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    Video caption: Kidderminster family living with mould and damp on housing waiting list

    A family of six from Kidderminster have been on the housing waiting list for several months.

  2. Life-threatening injuries for man involved in crash

    A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after he was involved in a crash in Worcester.

    West Mercia Police said at about 16:40 on Wednesday a red Range Rover collided with a cyclist on Grange Avenue near to the junction with Ombersley Road.

    The cyclist was taken by Air Ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    No other injuries were reported.

    Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident.

  3. Covid-19 rates continue to climb

    Like the rest of the UK, the West Midlands has seen a rise in Covid-19 rates in almost every local authority area.

    The Staffordshire Moorlands remains among England's hotspots, recording a 27% increase in the seven days up to and including 16 October, with 749 new infections per 100,000 people, up from 588.

    Vaccinations in Birmingham

    Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Wyre Forest, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Bromsgrove, Warwick, Redditch and Newcastle-under-Lyme all saw rates in excess of 600 new cases per 100,000 people.

    However, Nuneaton and Bedworth, which has been among the worst-affected parts of England in recent weeks, saw a 13% fall in its rate - one of only six local authorities in the West Midlands to record a drop week-on-week.

    Despite recording 3,321 new cases in the week up to 16 October, Birmingham, the largest local authority in England, continues to have one of the lowest rates in the country.

  4. Road closed due to oil spill

    A road in Worcester has been closed due to an oil spillage.

    Drivers are being warned of delays on the A4440 between the Whittington island and Swineherds Way.

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  5. Your pictures: Rainbows amid the rain

    BBC Weather Watchers

    While there may be plenty of rain around today, it's not stopped some lovely rainbows popping up.

    BBC Weather Watcher Nathan H shared this pic from Hereford.

    Hereford

    The rainbow could be seen in Pershore as seen by Gabbyand.

    Pershore

    While over in Warwick OnTheCut snapped this lovely pic.

    Warwick

    You can share your weather pictures with us here.

  6. Weather warning ahead of thunderstorms

    A yellow weather warning has been put in place ahead of heavy rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday.

    The thunderstorms, which will cover the West Midlands, are expected to last from 04:00 to 12:00 BST.

    The Met Office said there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds

    Weather warnings
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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J8 for M50 to J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and queues for two miles on M5 northbound from J8 M50 to J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident. Travel time is ten minutes.

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

  8. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Today, any showers will end early as things turn drier with a few sunny spells likely. It's mild for the time of year - but windy. Highs of 14C (63F).

    Tonight will become cloudy with rain developing from the southwest.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of an obstruction.

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