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  1. Our latest live coverage

    River levels are continuing to rise.

    For the latest information on floods and its effects on homes, travel and schools follow our live coverage on Friday.

    Van in floods
  2. Our live flooding coverage across the day

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    We're wrapping up our coverage of flooding across the West Midlands.

    Today, we've seen:

    • Hundreds of roads submerged by floodwater with dozens of cars trapped
    • Train passengers have had an evening of disruption with several railway lines blocked
    • More than 100 schools shut across the region and homes were flooded in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
    • Dozens of flood warnings remain in place this evening and the Environment Agency's warned of more flooding overnight

    We'll update you in the morning from 07:00 with the latest news and any further flooding impact.

  3. School transport cancellations for Friday

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Parents are already being warned some school transport services in Herefordshire will be disrupted on Friday due to the flooding.

    Among the issues already on the Herefordshire Council website are that there'll be no Yeomans services to Eardisland or Dilwyn Common.

    The coach service to all Hereford sixth form or further education colleges is also cancelled on Friday.

    The authority says there could be more disruption and parents should keep checking its website.

  4. More flooding expected as dozens of warnings remain

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    There are dozens of flood warnings across the West Midlands this evening with the majority in Birmingham, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

    The Environment Agency said there was more rain forecast over the next 24 hours and it expected more flooding overnight.

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    Video caption: Footage showing flooding in West Midlands
  5. Widespread disruption this evening to rail services

    BBC News Travel

    Train passengers are continuing to face severe delays and cancelled services this evening as the bad weather and flooding's disrupting many railway lines.

    Birmingham New Street Station

    Several lines are blocked, with National Rail Enquiries unable to say when it expects disruption to end.

    Earlier this evening, both Network Rail and British Transport Police urged people in the West Midlands not to travel by rail unless "absolutely necessary".

  6. River Sherbourne bursts banks near Coventry

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The River Sherbourne, in Allesley, on the edge of Coventry, has burst its banks this evening, Local Democracy Reporter Tom Davis says.

    Some fields are flooded and residents are putting out sandbags, he says, tweeting this video of the scene:

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  7. Your photos: Cow in flood water

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've got more photos from our BBC Weather Watchers in the areas around Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in places affected by flooding.

    These two are from users Littleacorns, in Southam, and Soadave, in Alderminster:

    Cow in flood water
    Alderminster
  8. Your photos: Town's roads cut off by floodwater

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Here are more photos showing the flooding in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. These were taken by Nicola Wakeham this afternoon.

    The Environment Agency has a flood warning, meaning flooding is expected, on the River Stour, which runs through the town.

    Flooding in Shipston
    Flooding in Shipston
  9. Snow warning for drivers in Staffordshire

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    While drivers are being warned about flooding in large parts of the West Midlands, there's an alert over snow falling and settling in parts of the Peak District in Staffordshire tonight.

    Travel data firm Inrix says there are hazardous conditions on the A53 between Flash and Buxton, Derbyshire.

    This photo's from the webcam at the village store in Flash and does show snow settling in the area:

    Snow in Flash
  10. Flood defence scheme soaks up water to protect homes

    The Environment Agency's new Broadway flood defence scheme in Worcestershire has been doing its job today.

    The idea is it collects water to stop if flowing into nearby Broadway and Childswickham

    Broadway flood scheme

    The 18-acre field can hold the equivalent of 55 Olympic swimming pools and the £4m defence was built after flooding in 2007.

  11. 'Multiple' vehicles stuck in floodwater in Warwickshire

    Fire crews are being called out this evening in Warwickshire to "multiple" cases of vehicles stuck in floodwater.

    The fire service said the areas were mainly in and around Wellesbourne, Langley and Wootton Wawen.

    There are two flood warnings on the River Dene in those areas.

  12. City road shut for installation of flood pumps

    They're preparing for flooding in Worcester this evening.

    The county council has closed Hylton Road in the city for about three hours so flood pumps can be installed.

    Hylton Road closed
  13. Watch: Advice to people affected by flooding

    West Midlands Ambulance has tweeted this helpful video, with some advice for people who suffer flooding.

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  14. 'Most inland Sea Scout group in the country' is flooded

    A hut used by Sea Scouts at Newbold in Warwickshire has also seen flooding today.

    The group proudly claims to be the most inland Royal Navy recognised Sea Scout group in the country, but said "we are not used to being on the water in our hut".

    Flooded hut
    Flooded hut
  15. Your photos: Cars drive through deep water alongside canal

    These photos of flooding on Valley Road in Earlswood, Warwickshire, were sent in to us by Peter Smout.

    You can just make out a canal running alongside the road.

    Flooded road
    Flooded road
  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A448 Worcestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A448 Worcestershire westbound severe disruption, between Fox Lane and Curslow Lane.

    A448 Worcestershire - A448 in Chaddesley Corbett closed westbound between the Fox Lane junction and the Curslow Lane junction, because of flooding.

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

  17. Your photos: Flooded roads and ducks

    BBC Weather Watchers

    While the worst of the flooding seems to be in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, there is some elsewhere in the West Midlands.

    This photo was taken at Gnosall, in Staffordshire, by BBC Weather Watcher Shaun and the duck below was captured by another Weather Watcher who uses the nickname Tragie's Town, in Brierley Hill.

    Gnosall
    Duck in Brierley Hill