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  1. Severe weather warnings issued

    Heavy rain could cause travel disruption to parts of the West Midlands later.

    Some areas could see a month's worth of rainfall in a single day, with wet weather to last well into the week.

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    The first of four severe weather warnings is set to affect parts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire, with heavy rain also expected to sweep through Birmingham and the Black Country, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire through Monday.

    Areas most affected could see local flooding and disruption to transport.

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and wet day with heavy rain spreading through the area and highs of 13C (55F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. 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 - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. 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 - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, from J1 for A38 Birmingham Road to J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 from J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services), because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. 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 break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J4A for M42 to J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 northbound from J4a M42 to J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    There will be some heavy and potentially thundery showers into the evening with high winds and lows of 9C (48F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Misbehaving councillors to be named and shamed

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Herefordshire Council has been ordered to release the details of cases involving former councillors who misbehaved while in office.

    The Information Commissioner made the ruling after the council refused to release details of nine complaints upheld since 2012, requested under the information under the Freedom of Information act.

    She said she made the ruling in the interests of accountability and transparency.

  12. 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 and it's slow moving on M5 northbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down.

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

  13. Heavy rain starts to flood roads

    This is the scene in part of Herefordshire, courtesy of the Environment Agency manager Dave Throup.

    He said so far 10mm of rain had fallen in the county, with plenty more to come.

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  14. Heavy rain and thunderstorms likely to disrupt travel

    Parts of the West Midlands are already seeing heavy rain showers, but it's set to get worse.

    A Met Office is warning is in place for most of the West Midlands until 23:00, with Warwickshire and Worcestershire expected to face the worse of the weather.

    Some flooding of homes and businesses is likely, the Met Office said, with spray and flooding on roads likely to disrupt travel.

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and queues on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M5 southbound between J7, A44 (Worcester) and J8 M50, because of an accident.

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