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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Early showers should clear leaving a bright day with some sunny spells and highs of 23C (73F).

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

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe disruption, at J6 for .

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J6, Telford West. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe disruption, at J6 for A5223 Ketley Dingle Interchange.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J6, A5223 (Telford West), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. A wet and windy weekened expected

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Finally... this hot spell is coming to an end this weekend, with some wet and windy weather on the way.

    But, temperatures will begin to climb again next week.

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    Video caption: The latest West Midlands weather forecast
  5. Teen wins place on Tigers roster after impressive trial

    BBC Sport

    A 16-year-old who turned up for open trials with the Telford Tigers last month has been signed to play for the club.

    Liam Bartholomew from Coventry has previously played for Tigers and Coventry Blaze youth teams and impressed Tigers coach Callum Bowley, who praised his high work rate and skill with the puck.

    Liam Bartholomew

    He's been added to the Tigers 2 roster for this season, but will also be playing juniors ice hockey, so won't be available for all the games.

  6. Fish rescued as river dries up

    A fish rescue is under way at the River Redlake in Shropshire, the Environment Agency says, after the river completely dried up.

    River Red

    More than 80 brown trout have been taken to safer waters, the agency says.

    Fish rescue

    Trout and salmon have also been rescued from the River Teme in north Herefordshire, after hot weather saw water levels plummet.

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    Video caption: Environment Agency rescues more than 130 trout and salmon from River Teme
  7. Contractors say town centre work is back on track

    After strong criticism from Shrewsbury's MP and town council, the company behind the refurbishment of Pride Hill says the work is back on track.

    The Casey Group said there were "initial delays" when their excavations turned up more than they expected, and subsequently "upped its workforce".

    Pride Hill

    MP Daniel Kawczynski said the work was progressing too slowly and that there was a danger it might not be complete until autumn 2019, nearly a year over schedule.

    But the company is confident the job, which includes improvements to the pavement, should be finished by November this year.

  8. Arrests after car 'driven into' unmarked police vehicle

    An unmarked police car suffered "extensive damage" after another vehicle was driven directly into it, police say.

    Kingsland

    West Mercia Police said its vehicle was near the shops in Kingsland, Wellington, Telford, when it happened Wednesday morning.

    Officers say two men, aged 23 and 33, were arrested over the crash.

  9. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Another hot and sunny day with the risk of some thundery showers developing later on and highs of 28C (82F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  10. Deadline extended for views on hospital overhaul

    Mark Elliott

    BBC News

    People are being given more time to have their say on plans for a multi-million pound reorganisation of hospital services in Shropshire.

    The proposals look at centralising services at one of two hospitals - either Royal Shrewsbury or Telford's Princess Royal.

    Artist's impression of hospital

    A 14-week consultation exercise began in May, with public exhibitions taking place across the county.

    Today, health bosses say they're extending the deadline for opinions by one week - to 11 September.

  11. TNS prepare for latest Europa League qualifier

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    The New Saints manager Scott Ruscoe says he won't underestimate Lincoln Red Imps in their Europa League qualifier at Park Hall tonight.

    TNS playing in the previous round at their stadium

    TNS take on the champions of Gibraltar in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the competition.

    If they win the tie, Saints will play the third qualifying round tie at Cardiff City Stadium due to Uefa regulations.

  12. The weather's set to change

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It's been a day of high temperatures and sunny skies for the West Midlands but all that's about to change in the next few days - here's your forecast:

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood

    To stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecast for your part of the region, head to the BBC Weather website.

  13. 'Precautionary' flood alerts issued

    And yet for all the talk of falling river levels.....

    Flood alerts have been issued for rivers across the West Midlands following the forecast of thunderstorms in the area.

    Flood alert map

    The alerts have been put in place as a "precautionary measure", the Environment Agency says, as there is uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of the storms.

    A yellow warning for thunder remains in place for the east of the region until 21:00 today.