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  1. Your photos: Views from BBC Weather Watchers

    BBC Weather Watchers

    More of the views around the West Midlands today, from our local BBC Weather Watchers.

    These three are from Chris n Ginny in Himley, Staffordshire, Peter Steggles in Longnor, Staffordshire and Montydog in Worcester:

    Himley
    Longnor
    Worcester
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A44 Worcester and J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J7, A44 (Worcester) and J8 M50, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Dozens evacuated but 'no injuries' in industrial fire

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Nobody's been hurt in a large fire at an industrial estate in Worcester today, the local fire service's said.

    Smoke from fire

    More than a 100 people were evacuated from Aeromet on Cosgrove Close, Blackpole, just before midday.

    Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said the fire was out by 16:00.

  4. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry and cool night with clear periods and lows of 8C (46F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. 'No-one wants to be next door to a food bank'

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The manager of a food bank has admitted the team behind it found it "enormously difficult" to find a new location and partly blamed it on "snobbery".

    The new warehouse

    They had to move in Hereford because the lease ran out on the old building on Aubrey Street, but the new warehouse (pictured) has twice the floor space.

    Volunteers spent the weekend moving boxes of food to the new site on Monkmoor Street before opening today.

    Quote Message: Enormously difficult, it's finding one space, in Hereford, at ground floor level and easily accessible and also, we're a food bank, so not necessarily any good to be in the centre of town, because of access, and also a bit of snobbery unfortunately, no-one wants to be next door to a food bank." from Jacquie Alsop Food bank manager
    Jacquie AlsopFood bank manager
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down box van. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Crane problems delay new bridge

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The installation of a new bridge in Worcestershire has had to be delayed after problems with a crane over the weekend.

    A4440 just after Norton roundabout

    Worcestershire County Council shut the A4440 between the Whittington and Norton roundabouts on Saturday evening.

    The idea was to close it for 24 hours to allow the main beams of the bridge to be installed to connect Upper Battenhall Farm, which has land on both sides of the carriageway.

    But the local authority said a risk assessment raised concerns over the safety of the crane to be used in the operation and the road reopened yesterday morning.

    It added that engineers hadn't come up with a new date for the work yet.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 partially blocked northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a large piece of sheet metal on the road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and highs of 18C (64F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - Lane blocked on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of pole on the road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, at J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an overturned vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  14. Dry, clear start to Friday night's weather

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a sunny end to the day, tonight's set to start clear and dry - here's the full weather forecast for the West Midlands:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with Friday night's West Midlands weather

    To get the latest forecast at any other time, go to the BBC Weather website.

  15. Your photos: Enveloped in cloud

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's stayed pretty cloudy across the region today but that hasn't stopped our local BBC Weather Watchers snapping photos of their local area.

    Here are three from today from users Snapper Simon in Much Wenlock, Shropshire; Margrose in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire; and SteveC in Charlecote, Warwickshire:

    Much Wenlock
    Stoke Prior
    Charlecote