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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a mostly cloudy day with some bright spells and highs of 13C (55F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Your photos: Blue skies continue today

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The blue skies have continued for much of the West Midlands, at least from the look of the photos that have kept coming from our BBC Weather Watchers.

    These three are from users Mikesnapper in Worcester, Graham's Views in Telford, Shropshire and Jeff in Stoke-on-Trent:

  3. Crumbling brickwork puts listed building 'at risk'

    A Grade II listed building in Shropshire has been added to a list of sites at risk of being lost.

    Park House, Wem

    The latest At Risk Register's been revealed by Historic England and includes 100 sites in the county.

    They include the three-storey Park House, in Wem, which has been added this year.

    Historic England said a large section of brickwork's fallen out, exposing the inner building to the weather and discussions are on-going between the local council and leaseholders.

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

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a wet night with showers and longer spells of rain with lows of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. BreakingNew boss for under-fire hospital trust

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTh) has appointed Louise Barnett as its new chief executive.

    Louise Barnett

    The trust was put in special measures in November due to concerns about maternity and emergency services.

    SaTH is also being investigated over baby deaths, with the scope of a review widened to include questions or concerns from hundreds of families.

    Over the summer, under-fire chief executive Simon Wright left the trust after nearly four years in the role and was replaced by interim boss Paula Clark.

    Today, SaTH said Louise Barnett, the current chief executive at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, would take on the job in February.

  6. 3D printing firm starts £5m expansion

    BBC Shropshire

    A firm which specialises in 3D printing is expanding its plant in Shropshire.

    Protolabs says the move in Telford is to meet growing demand from plane, car, and medical equipment companies.

    Protolabs building in Telford

    Work has started on the £5m extension which should be finished early next year with the firm also looking to create 60 new jobs by 2021.

    The company's added that, while there is uncertainty around Brexit, it's still "confident that our recent growth will continue".

    According to the Centre for Cities, Telford relies on exports to the EU more than any other major town or city in the UK.

  7. Fire services agree alliance to save money

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Christian Barnett

    Two fire services have agreed to work even more closely together in a bid to save money.

    Fire engines

    The brigades in Shropshire and Hereford and Worcester already share computer systems, fire control and risk management since last year.

    But now they'll work together on procurement, the way they buy goods and services, after Hereford and Worcester's fire authority followed Shropshire's in agreeing the formal alliance.

  8. Brexiteer MP to 'look closely' at PM's deal

    The prime minister has announced that a new deal has been struck with the EU that could finally see Brexit realised.

    However, the deal still needs the backing of MPs in Parliament and the DUP has said it cannot vote for the deal in its current form.

    Owen Pateson

    The deal's success might hinge on support from Brexiteers who rejected Theresa May's deal and in many cases take their prompt regarding Northern Ireland from the DUP.

    Speaking earlier, former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson said he would "look closely" at Boris Johnson’s latest deal, but that he wouldn't jump to a judgment until the legal text of any deal is written and published.

    The leave-supporting MP for North Shropshire told BBC Radio Shropshire: “Everyone I’ve spoken to says it’s significantly different to the Theresa May deal which I voted against three times."

    However, he said the difficulties shouldn’t be underestimated, and that imposing a different regime on Northern Ireland could even go against the Act of Union.

    Follow live updates as the Boris Johnson heads to the EU summit.

  9. Archbishop brings visit to two counties to a close

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is bringing to a close his three-day visit to the Herefordshire Diocese.

    He's been to Hereford Sixth Form College, visited a messy play session at All Saints Church in Hereford, held a question and answer session and chatted with farmers over a bacon sarnie at a farm near Much Wenlock.

    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Archbishop of Canterbury

    The Most Reverend Justin Welby also went on a prayer walk up the Clee Hill, shared a drink at Ludlow Brewery, went to morning prayers at Hereford Cathedral and paid a visit to Hereford livestock market.

    The itinerary was designed to enable the Archbishop to see some of the the work led by the Rt Revd Richard Frith, the Bishop of Hereford, who retires later this year.

    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Archbishop of Canterbury
  10. Dry night ahead but chance of a shower

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Staying mainly dry tonight, although there's the chance of the odd shower around in the West Midlands:

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    Video caption: Alex Hamilton

    Keep up-to-date with the latest forecast for your area by heading to the BBC Weather website at any other time.

  11. Rail users asked to be patient with 'real change' promised

    Transport for Wales has asked passengers to be patient and promised there will be "real change" over the next four to five years.

    It took over the Welsh rail franchise from Arriva Trains Wales a year ago and runs services that pass through Herefordshire and Shropshire.

    Transport for Wales train

    It has promised to run seven extra services from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, a new service between Liverpool and Cardiff that will stop in Shrewsbury and a fleet of new trains by 2022.

    These investments are part of a pledge to spend £5bn on the network between now and 2024.

  12. Apartments and GP surgery plan given green light

    Plans to build retirement flats on the site of Pauls Moss House in Whitchurch have been approved by Shropshire Council.

    They include 70 apartments, a new doctor's surgery and a community room and the plan involves converting the Victorian mansion, instead of demolishing it.

    Pauls Moss

    There had been some objections about the loss of some the mansion's internal fittings, the scale of the development, the effect on the neighbourhood and a lack of parking.

  13. Your photos: Wet fields and umbrellas

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The rain clouds are still hanging over us like, well like a cloud, and that means the ground remains very wet.

    These photos were taken by BBC Weather Watchers near Edgmond, Moseley and Condover.