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Thousands of Easter eggs donated by companies

Thousands of Easter eggs have been donated to NHS workers around the West Midlands.

About 5,000 eggs, enough for every member of staff at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, have been donated by Wilko.

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Easter eggs at foodbank
Severn Trent

Water company Severn Trent has donated about 2,000 eggs.

The treats are going to staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital and University Hospital North Midlands, and Ashgate Hospice, as well as to food banks in Leek and Rugby.

Eggs donated to hospital
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Debenhams and Selfridges in Birmingham have donated 1,500 eggs to NHS workers.

Louise McCathie, Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals Charity, said: "What a fantastic surprise for our wonderful colleagues.

"I am in absolute awe of our amazing staff members, who are currently going beyond the call of duty to care for and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society."

Severe disruption: A50 Derbyshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A50 Derbyshire both ways severe disruption, from A515 to A518 Derby Road.

A50 Derbyshire - A50 closed in both directions from the A515 junction to Water Bridge roundabout, because of a police investigation.

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

Weather: Temperatures rising ahead of Easter weekend

BBC Weather

There have been temperatures of 20C (68F) around the West Midlands today and the forecast is for them to steadily rise as the Easter weekend approaches.

There could be some rain showers on Saturday though and there will also be some cloud around.

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