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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start it will be a dry and bright day with highs of 7C (45F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: A518 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A518 Shropshire both ways severe accident, near Limekiln Lane.

    A518 Shropshire - An accident on A518 New Trench Road in Brockton near Red Inn Roundabout.

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

  3. Award for community farm pioneer

    A woman who saved her family farm by setting up a charity and selling shares in it has been given an award by a group that supports rural communities.

    The Plunkett Foundation said Charlotte Hollins from the Fordhall Community Land Initiative "has shown what is possible through community ownership – and pushed on with a wide variety of projects which make Fordhall the diverse and successful place it is today."

    Charlotte Hollins

    The Plunkett Foundation said it was the first time a fellowship had been given to the founder of a community business.

    Charlotte Hollins said: "I’m taking this award on behalf of all the volunteers, supporters and staff who have worked with us to allow Fordhall to have come as far as it has today.”

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

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cold night with clear spells and some dense fog with lows of -3C (27F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. Your photos: More frosty photos from around the region

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Here are some more frozen photos from the BBC Weather Watchers today.

    These ones were taken at Rushbury in Shropshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Rushbury
    Stoke-on-Trent
  6. Your photos: Blue skies after a frosty start

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Many of our BBC Weather Watchers have experienced blue skies after this morning's frost.

    These were taken in Lydbury North, Shropshire by Ken M, in Codsall, Staffordshire by Sue Snaps and Barlaston, also in Staffordshire by Jon.

    Lydbury North
    Codsall
    Barlaston
  7. Police to investigate candidate's 'turban' remark

    Police say they are investigating a comment by the Conservative candidate for Ludlow as a possible "hate incident".

    Philip Dunne has been criticised for telling Labour candidate Kuldip Sahota he was "talking through his turban" at a hustings debate in Church Stretton this week.

    West Mercia Police said it was responding to a complaint made by several people.

    Philip Dunne and Kuldip Sahota

    Mr Dunne has since apologised for the remark, but Mr Sahota said, "to insult my turban is to insult my faith. This is extremely insulting to the Sikh community".

    Mr Dunne has been the MP for the constituency since 2005 and is defending a majority of 19,286.

  8. Exclusion zone to be set up for cooling towers demolition

    An exclusion zone will be set up on the day the Ironbridge cooling towers are demolished, to keep people at least 350m away from the site.

    It will mean a number of homes will have to be evacuated and the Buildwas Road will be closed off.

    Exclusion zone

    The site owner, Harworth, said it appreciated the demoliton would be "of significant interest to local people", but there will be no viewing area on-site for safety reasons and no parking near the site.

    It also said the demolition was likely to create dust which may extend beyond the exclusion zone and warned people with respiratory conditions to stay well back.

  9. BreakingDate for demolition of power station cooling towers

    BBC Shropshire

    It's been announced that the cooling towers on the former Ironbridge Power Station site will be demolished next Friday at 11:00.

    A cordon will be put in place, with road closures and people asked to leave their homes while preparations are made.

    Cooling towers

    The site is being cleared by its owners, the Harworth Group, to make way for housing.

  10. Fog likely to cause travel disruption

    Fog is likely to cause some travel disruption overnight and into Saturday morning, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather map

    The yellow warning is in place from 01:00 to 11:00 on Saturday.

  11. Watch out for the frost and ice

    Icy roads and pavements are likely to cause travel disruption.

    Weather map

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for the West Midlands until 10:00.

  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cold dry day with plenty of sunshine and highs of 6C (43F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands