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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Low cloud and mist should clear this morning leaving a dry day with some sunny spells and highs of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, from J2 for A449 Stafford Road to J3 for A41 Newport Road.

    M54 Staffordshire - M54 partially blocked and very slow traffic westbound from J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) to J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of an accident.

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

  3. Road closed after concerns over listed building

    A road has been closed because of concerns about a Grade II listed building in Bridgnorth.

    Shropshire Council said it had "structural stability" issues and an engineer working for the owner of the New Market Buildings in High Town had alerted them to the danger.

    New Market Hall

    Listley Street is likely to remain closed for the next few days while investigations are carried out.

  4. Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry night tonight with long clear spells and lows of 2C (36F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. Fireworks cancelled over wind worries

    A fireworks display has been cancelled because of concerns the weather will be too windy.

    The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust had planned to stage it at the Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday but said after taking advice from their firework display partner they thought it could not go ahead safely.

    Fireworks

    Refunds are being offered to everyone who bought tickets.

  6. Law students offer free legal advice

    Law students at Staffordshire University are offering free legal advice to the public.

    They'll offer their expertise on areas including housing, family, and employment law, but not criminal or immigration law, or give debt advice.

    Staffordshire University

    The weekly and monthly clinics, which are supervised by the university, will be held in Stafford, HMP Stafford, Hanley and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

    Quote Message: Increasingly people are struggling to get legal advice because of legal aid cuts, court closures and expensive court fees. To add to this, many advice agencies are also having their budgets slashed which makes the situation much worse. The people needing this advice are ordinary people dealing with every day issues such as divorce, access to children, loss of jobs and personal injury.” from Tracey Horton Staffordshire University
    Tracey HortonStaffordshire University
  7. Major refit for fire station

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Telford Central fire station is going to be refurbished next year, at a cost of £12m.

    The Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority says it might have to borrow money for the two-year project and is planning to spend £500,000 on architects.

    Telford Central fire station

    The site at Stafford Park will be able to house an extra fire engine when the work is complete, bringing the total to three, along with other firefighting equipment.

    The plans will be discussed by the fire authority when it meets next Thursday.

  8. Blaze look to bounce back from mid-week heartbreak

    Coventry Blaze host top-of-the-table Fife Flyers on Sunday, hoping to bounce back from their mid-week defeat to Sheffield Steelers.

    Tomorrow they travel to play to Cardiff Devils.

    Coventry Blaze players

    Telford Tigers are at home to Murrayfield Racers and away to Billingham Stars in the north east.

    Solihull Barons travel to Sheffield to play Sutton Sting, before the visit of Solway Sharks to the Solihull ice rink.

  9. Bonfire night concern for war veterans

    Some war veterans may struggle with the bangs and flashes from firework displays this weekend, Combat Stress is warning.

    The charity, which has a base in Newport, Shropshire, says fireworks can cause "serious anguish" for people suffering post traumatic stress disorder and has put together a series of tips for those at risk.

    Fireworks

    Tips include planning evenings carefully, identifying things that may trigger flashbacks and finding people to talk with during the displays.

    Quote Message: The noise, lights and smells of fireworks can be similar to those of gunfire, but it is important to remember they are different. By focusing on the differences, veterans can learn to tolerate fireworks." from Sue Freeth Combat Stress
    Sue FreethCombat Stress
  10. Underground culvert responsible for road collapse

    An underground culvert was responsible for a road collapsing in Aston, Shropshire.

    The junction between Greenvale and Dark Lane sits on top of a brick-built tunnel, possibly commissioned by the Duke of Sutherland in either the 1820s or 1830s to supply water to nearby pools.

    Culvert

    A larger section of the culvert will be excavated before inserting concrete sections to make it safe.

    The work is likely to mean the road will be closed until late November.

  11. 'Unhealthiest' high streets in the West Mids

    Walsall, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton have all been named in a list of top ten unhealthiest high streets.

    Walsall High Street

    The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) looked at 70 UK towns and cities and ranked high streets with more payday lenders, bookmakers, tanning salons and fast food outlets the worst.

    Each business was scored on the basis of whether it encouraged healthy lifestyle choices, promoted social interaction and greater access to health services.

    Shrewsbury was amongst the best, with leisure centres, health services, libraries and museums and art galleries all considered as good for people.

  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a cold and frosty start it should be a fine day with lots of sunshine and highs of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands