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  1. Freezing fog likely to cause travel disruption

    Dense and freezing fog patches are likely to cause some travel disruption on Tuesday, the Met Office is warning.

    Fog map

    A yellow warning for fog is in place for the West Midlands from 04:00 until 11:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Find your constituency and candidates

    Nominations for next month's general election closed last week and the BBC's constituency pages list all candidates standing on 12 December.

    You can find those in your area with our postcode search.

    Election graphic
  4. 'Emotions high' as boy heads to Singapore for treatment

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The family of a five-year-old boy with leukaemia has thanked fundraisers as he's set off to Singapore for further treatment.

    Oscar Saxelby-Lee

    Last month Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, underwent a second stem cell treatment in a bid to beat his cancer, but his parents said it hadn't worked as hoped.

    They are now on their way to Singapore for treatment not available on the NHS, after a crowdfunding drive helped them to raise £500,000 to pay for it.

    On their Facebook page, they posted they were leaving: "Hearts are in our mouths, tears flowing and emotions higher than ever..... but we are doing this!"

  5. Your photos: Sunny reflections

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The sun's been shining for many of our BBC Weather Watchers today in the West Midlands and here are three we've picked out from this morning.

    They're from users Ryan Lewis in Birmingham, MaidMarion in Charlecote, Warwickshire and Lilith in Rubery, Birmingham:

  6. Marrows 'washed away' in flooding

    One impact of the flooding in Worcestershire had been the large number of fields under water as rivers burst their banks.

    The Environment Agency's Dave Throup tweeted this photo over the weekend of the "sad sight" of marrows in Bransford which he thought had been washed out of fields:

    Marrows in the water
    Marrows in flood water
  7. Flooding focus on River Severn

    While river levels are starting to fall across the West Midlands, the focus is still on the River Severn which is still covered by nine flood warnings.

    Flooded River Severn

    There are three in and around Worcester with the Environment Agency saying flooding is still possible.

    Over the weekend, more barriers were put up, including Ironbridge, in Shropshire.

    Barriers being put up in Ironbridge
  8. Fraud charges after 'elderly targeted in Hereford'

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Two men from London have been charged with fraud offences after police said several elderly people have been targeted in Hereford.

    The pair, aged 23 and 22, are each facing a count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one of possession of cannabis and are due to appear before magistrates today.

    While West Mercia Police haven't released more details of the incidents, they have said people should be on their guard to bogus callers and telephone scams.

  9. 'Alarm' over winter flood prospects

    The Environment Agency's director of flood risk management says he is "alarmed" by the prospect of further flooding across England this winter.

    John Curtin said there had been so much rain this autumn, the land was saturated in many places.

    He is concerned that floods are going to "get worse, more frequently, more often".

    The three months from September have seen near-record levels of rain with 900 properties flooded across England.

    Flood warnings remain in place across Worcestershire and Shropshire.

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  10. Flood warnings and alerts remain in place

    Residents have been warned to "remain vigilant" as more than a dozen flood warnings are in place and many roads still affected.


    There are 13 warnings affecting Worcestershire, along the River Severn and Avon, and five in Shropshire.

    Flood defences were put up in Ironbridge on Saturday evening.

    The Environment Agency (EA) said river levels are dropping quickly on the Avon and Teme and falling slowly on the Severn upstream of Bewdley.

  11. Man questioned on suspicion of murder

    Officers have been given extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in Worcestershire.

    Murder scene

    The 25-year-old woman was found near to the fire station in Causeway Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, on Saturday.

    Police are asking anyone who was near the fire station between 23.00 on Friday and the early hours of Saturday to get in contact as they may have information that can help.

    The 44-year-old man remains in police custody.

  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry day with some cloud and highs of 7C (45F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands