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Live Reporting

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  1. Weather warning for wind issued

    Strong winds on Tuesday could cause disruption to transport and loss of power across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather warning

    A yellow warning for wind has been issued from 12:00 to midnight.

    The storm was named Brendan on Saturday by Irish weather service, Met Éireann.

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a dry and windy morning a band of heavy rain will spread eastwards across the region with highs of 9C (48F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Workmen clear motorway gullies ahead of weekend rain

    Highways England has been out clearing leaves and other rubbish out of the drains alongside the M54 today.

    They said they're doing it "in preperation for the predicted weather forecast this weekend".

    Drain
    Drain

    Light rain is forecast on Saturday and Sunday.

    Flood alerts are in place on the Tern and Perry catchments near the M54 outside Wellington and the Environment Agency said further rainfall was expected on Saturday evening.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, from B4380 Emstrey Bank to A49.

    A5 Shropshire - A5 in Emstrey closed and it's very slow eastbound from Emstrey Island to Preston Island, because of an accident.

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

  5. Your weather: A cloudy night with strong winds

    It will be a cloudy night with strengthening winds and lows of 3C (37F).

    Tomorrow will be cloudy for much of the day with occasional showers and strong winds.

    Lower Broadheath

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

  6. Police seize crossbow and drugs in raid

    Police have seized cannabis, cash and weapons, including this crossbow after carrying out a raid in the Donnington area of Telford today.

    West Mercia Police said one person was arrested.

    Drugs and crossbow
  7. Armoured vehicle shown off to troops

    BBC Shropshire

    The British Army's new Boxer armoured vehicle has been demonstrated to troops for the first time this week.

    The eight-wheeled troop transporters are being built in Telford in a joint venture between Rheinmetall and BAE Systems, with the first Boxer due to go into service in 2023.

    Boxer

    The Boxer has a top speed of 67mph (108km/h) and is designed to be modular, so it can be altered to suit different roles.

  8. Bobsleighers to get new medals because of typo

    After waiting six years to get hold of the bronze medals to win at the Sochi Winter Olympics, two West Midlands bobsleighers have had to return them - because they had a typo on them.

    Joel Fearon from Coventry and Stuart Benson from Shifnal were part of Great Britain's four-man team which was promoted to a medal position after two Russian teams were disqualified for doping offences.

    But, instead of reading "Bobsleigh four-man event", the medals were engraved with "bobsleigh 4 men event".

    Medal

    The British team are expecting to receive replacement bronze medals in the next couple of weeks.

  9. Ice hockey: Sam Watkins impresses father on debut

    BBC Radio Shropshire Sport

    Telford Tigers head coach Tom Watkins says he's got a "great relationship" around the rink with his son, Sam, who made his debut for the senior team last weekend.

    Tom said he played "extremely well" against Sheffield Steeldogs and added:"He knows I'm boss and he's very focused on his ice hockey."

    Sam Watkins
    Quote Message: From my point of view what's massively important is that he's not there because I'm his dad and he's got an easy ride, he's there because he deserves to be." from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers head coach
    Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers head coach

    The Tigers go into this weekend's matches seven points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand on second-placed Swindon Wildcats. They travel to Solihull tomorrow to play Leeds Chiefs.

    Their opponents are still waiting for their own rink to be completed and are playing at other rinks around the country.

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    It will be a mostly dry day with sunny and bright spells with highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Your weather: Turning chilly overnight

    BBC Weather

    After some bright spells this afternoon heavy showery rain will push in from the south west this evening, which will gradually clear in the early hours.

    It will turn chilly overnight with lows of 1C (34F).

    Spennells

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

  12. Happy moo year for RAF police

    RAF Police at an airbase have had an eventful start to the moo year, after being called to round up a herd of escaped cows.

    The animals were blocking the road outside RAF Shawbury, in Shropshire, on Monday morning and trampling their way across a children's play area, but the RAF officers were able to help the farmer safely retrieve them.

    Cows

    Needless to say, people on Twitter have been having fun with this, with RAF Valley tweeting "Just an udder day at the office" and another person commenting "I reckon they'll be milking this for all it's worth".

    RAF Shawbury tweeted "Happy Moo Year!"

    Cows