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Leicester start their Premier League title defence at Hull, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet at Old Trafford on 10 September.

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Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Another day, another yellow weather warning for heavy rain unfortunately.

Showers on and off throughout today and they will be potentially heavy.

Highs of 17C (63F). 

The weather for the West Midlands

The weather for the West Midlands.

Good evening from Local Live for Birmingham and the Black Country

We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.

Our live EU Referendum debate


You might be thinking twice about heading outdoors this evening following today's downpour. If you're staying in, why not listen to our live EU Referendum debate?

On BBC WM 95.6 from 19:00, Adrian Goldberg is your host, with the following panel:


- GISELA STUART MP (Lab, Birmingham Edgbaston) 

- SAQIB BHATTI (Secretary General of Muslims for Britain) 



- ANTHEA McINTYRE MEP (Con, West Midlands)  

- BEVERLEY NIELSEN (Director, Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration, Birmingham City University)   

- ALICJA KACZMAREK (Director, Polish Expats Association)

The debate will be repeated on Sunday from 13:00.

Coming up on TV

Nick Owen

Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

A football fan who hurled a metal chair during violence at the Euro 2016 championships in Marseilles has been given a five-year banning order.

We've seen yet more heavy downpours today, when some residents in Birmingham are still living with the effects of last week's flash flooding. 

And the takeover of Aston Villa has been completed.

Join us for more on this story and others with the Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:30.

Extent of flooding at Heartlands Hospital revealed

Firefighters say they've been working to move more than 5,000 litres of water at Heartlands Hospital, where "intense rain" flooded its A&E.

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Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Plenty of showers around overnight. Lows of 11C (52F).

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Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands

West Bromwich school that closed last week will also be partially closed tomorrow


We have now heard of another school closure tomorrow - this one a partial closure.

The Phoenix Collegiate in West Bromwich will be closed to Year 7, 8 and 9 students on Wednesday due to further flooding.

The school will be open as normal for all other year groups and staff. It said it had told the local authority and was in the process of texting parents and updating the school website.

The school also had to partially close during flash flooding last week.

Train delays expected beyond the evening rush hour in Birmingham

Delays to trains running through Birmingham are expected to last until 19:00.

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Firefighters keeping an eye on rainfall

This is a behind-the-scenes view of the incident room at West Midlands Fire Service, which is keeping an eye on the weather hitting our region this afternoon.

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Standing water on the M5/M6 interchange northbound

Highways England hopes to have cleared standing water on the link road northbound between the M5 northbound and M6 northbound at J8 by 18:30.

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Flooding in public stairwell at Library of Birmingham prompts its temporary closure

The Library of Birmingham will need to take a decision on whether to open tomorrow.

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Heartlands Hospital major incident 'as a result of intense rain' in A&E

Chris Blakemore


The 'major incident' at Heartlands Hospital due to the flooding of A&E is "a result of intense rain", its trust says.

Patients were "transferred safely" to other parts of the hospital to be treated.

Other people needing emergency treatment are being asked to visit "nearest alternative emergency departments, minor injuries unit or walk-in centre".

Anyone with life-threatening injuries is advised to call 999 as usual.

BreakingHeartlands Hospital has declared a 'major incident' due to flooding

Heartlands Hospital has declared a major incident due to flooding in its A&E department.

Around 120 'weather-related' calls in two hours to West Midlands Fire Service

Chris Blakemore


West Midlands Fire Service said it took 120 "weather-related calls" in two hours on top of its other calls.

They included:

- "Large" flooding at Heartlands Hospital. The service said it was "working to protect patient care"  

- A lightning strike to a TV aerial in Upper Gornal which caused a fire affecting three properties although no one was injured

- Five people rescued from three stranded vehicles on Landor Street, Nechells

Risk of further rain and surface water over the next few days

The Environment Agency is warning today might not be the last of the flooding to hit Birmingham and the Black Country.

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Waterlogged roads in Digbeth

BBC Midlands Today

Here is the extent of the flooding in Digbeth this afternoon.

Flooding in Digbeth

How the rainfall is covering parts of the West Midlands

A blanket of rainfall is currently draped across our region, as this radar from the Met Office shows.

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Drivers warned not to try to drive through high waters

West Midlands Ambulance Service is warning of the dangers of trying to drive through high waters.

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People rescued from rising waters in Birmingham

"Numerous" people have been rescued from floodwaters in Birmingham.

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Drains battling to deal with flood water in Tipton

A miniature whirlpool has formed in the middle of Toll End Road in Tipton.

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Waterlogged roads in Birmingham city centre

This gives you an idea of the flooding in Birmingham city centre.

Flooding in Birmingham

Digbeth road closure heading out of the city

Birmingham Updates

You cannot escape the flooding, well not if you're trying to do so by exiting Digbeth.

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'Stranded' mother and baby rescued in Birmingham

A mother and her baby have been helped by police. The toll taken by floodwater is already plain to see on some roads around Birmingham.

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Parts of Birmingham's Bullring now closed due to flooding

Parts of the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham have been closed to customers due to the flooding.

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Birmingham school will be closed tomorrow after flash flooding

Chris Blakemore


We've just been told of the first school in our region to be closed tomorrow - Lea Forest Primary in Kitts Green.

Met Office predicts rainfall is heading towards Lichfield and Tamworth

The downpour is expected to head towards Lichfield and Tamworth around 14:00, according to the Met Office.

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Extent of flash flooding across the West Midlands

This gives you an idea of the flash flooding being tackled by firefighters across our region currently.

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Smethwick road closure due to rainfall

A Smethwick road has been temporarily closed after flash flooding.

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Daniel Warlow,

A football fan from the West Midlands who was involved in violent disorder in Marseille in the Euro 2016 championship is handed a five-year football ban.

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Birmingham's indoor market temporarily closed after localised flooding

The city centre has been hit by the adverse weather, with waterlogged platforms at Birmingham New Street station as well.

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Buses and trams affected by flash flooding in Sandwell

Public transport is being affected by the flash flooding in Sandwell too.

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Stormy weather affecting the Black Country and Birmingham

The Black Country and Birmingham is being hit hard by a sudden storm.

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Smethwick road flooded after sudden downpour

A sudden deluge of rain has left this road flooded in Smethwick.

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Water on the M5 is causing delays

There is water on the M5 motorway between J1 for West Bromwich and J2 for Oldbury.

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EU Referendum road trip: Canvassing public opinion

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

BBC West Midlands Political Editor Patrick Burns is gathering public opinion during an EU Referendum road trip.

Later this week he will be visiting Oldbury, Birmingham and Burton upon Trent.

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And talk about swing voters... look at this bunch:

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Thousands of homes sitting empty across the West Midlands

Tom Turrell

BBC Midlands Today

New BBC research shows there are more than 24,000 empty homes across the region.

The properties have been sitting vacant for six months or longer, with many derelict and run down. 

Councils say they have worked hard over the last decade to reduce the number.

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