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Coronavirus: Two more patients die

A man who died at Warwick Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions.

The patient died on 21 March, said South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

A man has also died at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in Stoke-on-Trent.

Weather: Light rain forecast

Most of us are forecast light rain throughout today, with temperatures up to around 10C (50F).

Tomorrow is expected to be overcast, but dry.

Rain in Birmingham
Dammo

Your weather forecast: Dry and cloudy night

BBC Weather

It will be a largely dry night with some cloud and lows of 3C (37F).

Birmingham
BBC Weather Watchers/guayosphotography

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

Coronavirus: Online communities helping each other

Online community groups have been set up across the West Midlands to help look after the vulnerable and those self-isolating because of coronavirus.

Supermariket
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People who contact the group will be put in contact with someone who can help with food shopping, picking up prescriptions, or even take a dog for a walk.

Anna Vickerstaff, one of the coordinators of the national network said: “Groups are being set up and run entirely by volunteers - and our hope is that they can help to make sure people who need support get it."

"We want to make sure that no one in our communities is being left to face this crisis alone, and because we want to try and redress some of the serious inequalities this outbreak will expose."

A full list of groups can be found here.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a fine and dry day with light winds and highs of 12C (54F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

BreakingLocal and mayoral elections called off

The mayoral and local elections in England postponed for one year due to coronavirus outbreak, it has just been announced.

There were due to be 12 council elections in May, plus the election to choose a mayor for the West Midlands.

Ballot box
BBC

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections have also been postponed.

Your weather forecast: A dry clear night

BBC Weather

Any showers should die away leaving a mostly dry night with clear spells and lows of 2C (36F).

Worcester
BBC Weather Watchers/Mikesnapper

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

Coronavirus: Women's Institute annual meeting postponed

The annual Warwickshire Federation of Women's Institutes is postponing its annual meeting because of the risk of coronavirus.

The event which was set to take place on 30 March usually attracts about 900 people.

It will now be held on 22 June, the federation said.

Weather: Mainly dry for next 24 hours

BBC Weather

A cloudy start to tonight, but there'll be some clear spells later and a chance of showers early tomorrow. Low: 2C (36F).

Coventry
Gemma

Bright or sunny spells tomorrow and mainly dry with again just the chance of the odd shower. High: 9C (48F).

Get the latest forecast from the BBC Weather website.

Your photos: Blue skies abound

BBC Weather Watchers

Plenty of blue skies around this morning as showcased by our BBC Weather Watchers.

Here are three of their photos, from users Lilith in Rubery, Birmingham, Peter Steggles in Cardington, Shropshire and OnTheCut in Warwick:

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Lilith
Cardington
Peter Steggles
Warwick
OnTheCut

Sunny spells but keep a brolly handy

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Long, bright, sunny spells for much of today with a small chance of a shower. Feeling mild and breezy with a high of 12C/54F.

Rich Davis

Cloudy this evening followed by some clear spells overnight and again the chance of a shower in the early hours of tomorrow. Low: 3C/37F.

Stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

Your weather forecast: Cloudy night ahead

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy night with the odd spot of rain and lows of 4C (39F).

Parsley the cat
BBC Weather Watchers / ToadHall2

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

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A wet morning will become dryer with some bright spells and highs of 15C (59F).

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Coronavirus: School closes for deep clean

A primary school is closing for a deep clean following a suspected case of coronavirus in one of the parents closely connected with the school.

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The Dassett Church of England Primary School in Southam will be closed today and will reopen on Tuesday, a post on its Facebook page said.

Head teacher Suzanne Corry said: "We anticipate that school will be open as normal".

There are three confirmed cases in Warwickshire, government figures showed.

Coronavirus: School closes after staff member tests positive

Six cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across Coventry and Warwickshire, government figures show.

One patient is being treated at Coventry's University Hospital.

The risk to the general public "remains low," Lilz Gaulton, the city council's director of public health said.

Coronavirus - what you need to do
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A school in Staffordshire has shut after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

There are now four cases confirmed in the county.

St Gabriel's Catholic Primary and Pre-School in Tamworth says it'll be carrying out a thorough clean of the building.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Council has confirmed the city's first positive case.

The authority said it was in the process of contacting people who had been in close contact with the patient.

No coronavirus cases in Warwickshire, council confirms

People in Warwickshire are being warned not to speculate about coronavirus after the county council said a nursery had wrongly stated there had been a confirmed case.

The authority said the nursery had put out an incorrect statement on Facebook about a child's sibling having the Covid-19 strain.

But Warwickshire County Council said, as of lunchtime today, there were no confirmed cases in Coventry or Warwickshire.

Chief executive Monica Fogarty urged people to use reliable sources for their information.

"If there is a confirmed case, it will only be on the Public Health England website so things like local Facebook and Twitter pages will not have an accurate picture and speculation is simply that."

The BBC website has information on what you can do to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Video: your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a dry day with some bright spells and highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Frosty night followed by Friday showers

BBC Weather

Any showers should ease tonight, with clouds breaking up to leave clear skies. A widespread frost is expected. Low: -2C/28F.

Flowers in Bromyard
Postman Les

Things will start off dry and sunny tomorrow before turning cloudy with a band of showers forecast in the afternoon. High: 9C/48F.

You can keep up to date on the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

Force to give more officers Taser training

Warwickshire Police is going to train more of its officers to use Tasers after a successful bid for Home Office funding.

At the moment 20% of its officers are trained to use the stun guns and this will increase to 28% over the next two years.

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Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Tedds said Tasers were "an important tool" for her officers and "often just the mere presence of a Taser is enough of a deterrent to bring such situations to a quick and safe conclusion".

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a cloudy day with a few bright spells and highs of 8C (46F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Might need an umbrella later

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Sunny start to Wednesday before turning cloudy with a chance of rain later on. High: 7C/45F.

Sara Blizzard

Then a wet start to the night which should gradually clear during the early hours. Low: 2C/36F.

Get a latest forecast at any other time from the BBC Weather website.

Your weather forecast: A chilly night ahead with more rain

It will be a clear and dry night which will feel chilly with lows of -1C (30F).

Swans
BBC Weather Watchers / Sky High

Tomorrow, bands of rain will spread in from the southwest through the morning and into the afternoon.

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

Are we expecting more rain?

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with some showers along with the chance of hail, sleet and snow with highs of just 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Weather: Clear spells and showers ahead

BBC Weather

There's better news ahead on the weather front for the West Midlands, although more showers are forecast across the next 24 hours.

Sun setting over flooded Buildwas this evening
Georgina Eley

Overall tonight, there are set to be clear spells mixed with scattered showers.

Then tomorrow, there'll still be some showers but they'll be mixed in with bright spells and it'll be breezy.

Get a forecast at any time from the BBC Weather website.

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There will be strong winds and heavy rain for many this morning.

It will turn brighter this afternoon but stay windy with scattered showers and highs of 13C (55F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Your weather: A cloudy night ahead with patchy rain ahead

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy night with some patchy rain and drizzle with lows of 8C (46F).

Robin
BBC Weather Watchers / Littleacorns

It will be a windy day tomorrow with some sunny spells and showers with highs of 12C (54F).

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

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a windy but dry day with highs of 11C (52F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands