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Live Reporting

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  1. Man due in court on sexual assault charges

    A man is due in court later charged in connection with a sexual assault in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday.

    The 28-year-old is facing a total of seven charges including attempted rape, sexual assault and assault, police said.

    He's set to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

  2. Rail lines blocked between Birmingham and Lichfield

    BBC News Travel

    An incident is blocking rail lines between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

    Services are expected to be disrupted until 08:30 with tickets being accepted on local bus routes.

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  3. 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.

  4. Fire spreads at 19th century mansion

    A fire has broken out at a 19th century country house outside Nantwich.


    All three floors of the buidling on Nantwich Road, Tilstone Fearnall, Cheshire, set alight as the fire spread through the building.


    Eleven fire engines were at the scene after fire crews were called out on Sunday evening.

    Firefighters have also been undertaking a salvage operation to help recovery any furniture where possible.

    There are no reports of any injuries, the fire service said.

  5. 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).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands