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  1. Travel disruption likely in high winds

    Strong winds could cause travel disruption and damage to trees tomorrow, the Met Office is warning.

    Met Office map

    A yellow warning for wind has been issued for the whole of the West Midlands.

    It's in place from midnight until 18:00 on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Droitwich grandad with MND raises £4k making gift tags

    John Adams uses a voice machine to communicate and has limited use of his hands but wanted to raise funds.

  3. Passengers can raise commuting concerns with bosses

    BBC Midlands Today

    Rail passengers frustrated by delays and cancellations can attend a drop-in event with transport bosses.

    Worcester Foregate Street sign

    West Midlands Railway is holding the session at Worcester Foregate Street station from 16.30 GMT.

    Passengers have experienced cancellations on the line between Worcester and Birmingham and the operator said it was training 120 new drivers to deal with shortages, but that disruption could last into the new year.

  4. MND charity praises 'inspiring' grandfather

    A man with motor neurone disease who has been making gift tags to help fund research into the condition has been praised by a charity.

    John Adams, 77, of Droitwich, has limited use of his hands and communicates through a voice machine but has raised nearly £4,000 and is determined to help.

    John Adams

    Amanda Bourne, community fundraiser at the MND Association, said: “As soon as I saw John’s amazing Christmas tags I knew they would be incredibly popular, but I don’t think any of us could have anticipated quite how popular they would be!

    "John is one of 5,000 people in the UK living with MND - a disease that sadly has no cure - but he hasn’t let that dampen his spirit and his positivity is so inspiring."

    The association added it was working with other charities and the government to ensure that £50m of new funding with be spent in the "most effective way possible" to help people now and in the future.

  5. Extra clinics to keep up with booster demand

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    Extra clinics are being put on in Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the next few weeks to try and ease problems with people booking a Covid booster jab.

    People have said they've been offered locations up to 30 miles away from their home, making it difficult to get to.

    Meanwhile, a walk-in event in Leominster last weekend ran out of vaccines.

    Booster jab in the arm

    The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group said it understood the frustrations and said it would be adding additional drop-in clinics over the next few weeks.

  6. Weather: A chilly and cloudy start

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's a chilly and cloudy start to Wednesday. We could see some brighter intervals this morning before some showers this afternoon. Temperatures are set to reach highs of 9C (48F).

    A weather warning has also been put in place ahead of the weekend, where we can expect strong winds from Saturday.

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    Video caption: West Midlands weather 24 November
  7. Weather warning for wind issued

    High winds could cause disruption to travel across the West Midlands at the weekend, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather warning map

    A yellow warning has been issued for the whole of the region starting at midnight on Friday until 18:00 GMT Saturday.

    There's a slight chance of some damage to buildings and that power cuts could occur, it said.

  8. Video: Your 50-second West Midlands weather forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cold and bright start with some cloud later and highs of 8°C (46°F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  9. Man seriously injured in car crash

    A man has been treated for serious injuries after a crash in Redditch.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was was called to reports of an overturned car on Dagnall End Road at 23:20 GMT on Sunday.

    Crews found two patients, it said, including a man who was outside the car.

    He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    A second man was taken to the same hospital but was not thought to be seriously injured.

    Dagnall End Road