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  1. Weather: A dry and dull Friday

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry, dull day with overcast skies. Light winds and a high of 19C/66F.

    Image caption: This morning in Gnosall, Staffordshire

    Staying mostly dry tonight with lingering cloud and light winds again. Low: 11C/52F.

    You can get a latest forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  2. Cricket: Bears and Pears set for first fans in months

    BBC Midlands Today

    Crowds will return to watch both Warwickshire and Worcestershire in action in the County Championship today.

    A cricket ground

    The members will be back at New Road, Worcester, for the first time in 20 months for their home game with Derbyshire.

    Warwickshire were allowed to stage a test event last summer but their game with Nottinghamshire will be the first with spectators this season.

    The Bears' chief executive Stuart Cain says a lot of the people they expect today will be their members.

    "People who really supported us last year by donating their membership at a time when they could not come and see live cricket, so for us this is a big thank you to those loyal fans," he said.

    Follow live coverage of the matches here.

  3. Oxygen appeal raises more than £15,000

    Nine oxygen concentrators worth more than £15,000 have been sent to India after an appeal by 40 Rotary clubs in the West Midlands.

    The money was raised in two weeks and members are now raising money for another 32.

    Oxygen cannisters

    Clubs taking part include those across Birmingham, north and south Warwickshire, north Worcestershire and Coventry.

    Heart of England Rotary District treasurer Robert Rainbow said: “We have been totally overwhelmed with the amount of support this appeal has received."

  4. Weather: A mainly sunny day

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly sunny today with just a few patches of cloud, although there is a slim chance of the odd shower. Highs of 19C (66F).

    This morning in Muxton, Shropshire
    Image caption: Thursday morning in Muxton, Shropshire

    The mostly clear skies are set to start tonight but some bands of high cloud are expected to drift in from the west. Lows of 9C (48F).

    You can get a latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  5. Stanley Baldwin

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    Video caption: Lord Lexden visits Astley Hall, home to the three-times prime minister Stanley Baldwin.

    Party historian Lord Lexden visits Astley Hall, home to the Conservative leader who was three times prime minister.

  6. Weather: Sunny and dry

    BBC Weather

    A dry and sunny start to Wednesday before turning a little cloudier in the afternoon, still with plenty of sunshine. High: 14C/57F.

    This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire
    Image caption: This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire

    There is the chance of an odd light shower this evening but tonight will be mainly dry and clear. Low: 5C/41F.

    You can stay up-to-date with the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  7. Fallen wall causes road closure

    A Worcestershire road has been closed due to a collapsed wall.

    The wall came down on Lansdowne Crescent Lane today.

    Worcestershire County Council Highways said the road would remain closed while officers work to make it safe.

    The fallen wall
  8. Woman sexually assaulted by group of men

    Police have appealed for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted by a group of men in Kidderminster.

    Broom Crescent leading to Dovedale Avenue

    The woman was attacked while walking in the Broom Crescent and Dovedale Avenue area of the town at about 18:30 on bank holiday Monday, 3 May, police said.

    "We would especially to like to identify a family that the victim spoke to at their home in the same area following the incident who offered her support," a West Mercia Police spokesperson said.

    Anyone with information was urged to contact the force on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

  9. Today's weather forecast: Another wet and windy one

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    Another cool day is in store with showers across the West Midlands.

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    Video caption: The latest West Midlands forecast