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Clear, dry start to tonight's weather

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

We should be in for a dry start to tonight in the West Midlands with some clear spells.

Here's the full forecast:

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Today's weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Starting off grey with a chance of some patches of drizzle.

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Alex Hamilton

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Thundery storms expected to bring travel disruption

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could cause travel problems throughout the morning, with a yellow warning for severe weather in place until 10:00.

About 15 to 20mm of rain may fall in an hour, the Met Office is warning, with up to 40mm possible in a few areas.

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Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Thunderstorms and showers are likely tonight with weather warnings in place until the end of Tuesday.

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Trains 'running normally' after signal disruption

BBC News Travel

Disruption to trains between Wales and Birmingham's expected to ease this evening.

National Rail Enquiries said the signalling fault, which has caused delays and cancellations for much of today, has been solved:

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Social worker struck off for misconduct

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Joe Sweeney

A social worker who was employed by Wolverhampton City Council has been struck off by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for filing case reports littered with a catalogue of serious errors.

Wolverhampton Civic Centre
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Nilima Thawait, whose work was also found to contain repeated spelling and grammatical errors, is said to have carried out the incidents of misconduct while employed by the council between January 2012 and March 2016.

Her case was heard by the HCPC Tribunal Service in London. The charges related to a number of different cases over a four-year period.

Her core assessments were said to have often “made no sense”, lacked sufficient details and neglected to record the progress of service users, who their carers were, or how long they had been in care.

A statement on behalf of Ms Thawait said that given the length of time that had passed since the allegations were first set out and her personal circumstances at the relevant time, she had “no meaningful recollection of the individual matters that formed the case and would not therefore be making any other formal response to any of the allegations”.

Rise in attacks on paramedics, figures show

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Alex Moore

Physical attacks on paramedics have risen by nearly a quarter in a year, latest figures have revealed.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service said in April and May, 80 ambulance staff were physically assaults, 15 more than the same months in 2018.

Over the same period, verbal attacks increased as well, from 102 to 165.

But the service said "security incidents", such as theft of property, fell from 46 to 38.

Train disruption 'through the morning'

BBC News Travel

Train passengers trying to travel on routes between Birmingham and Wales are being warned of disruption for much of this morning.

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Replacement buses are running in both directions between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury due to a fault with the signalling system, National Rail Enquiries said.

It's affecting Transport for Wales and West Midlands Railway services until at least 11:15.

Passengers and staff on the platform
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Local Democracy Reporter Andrew Morris was caught up in the disruption in Shrewsbury and ended up abandoning using the train.

He tweeted of a lack of information at the station and that he was told “there might be some buses later today”.

In Wolverhampton, hoping to get to Telford, traveller Chris told BBC Shropshire he had been waiting over an hour for a bus and that there was "chaos" in the station.

"Why can't they have a back-up system. This is ridiculous," he said.

Rail delays: Buses replace trains

BBC News Travel

A bus replacement service is running between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton due to signalling problems.

Tickets are also being accepted on local bus services.

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Rail delays: Ticket acceptance in place

BBC News Travel

Passengers caught up in travel disruption, due to a signalling fault between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, can use their tickets on other transport providers, said West Midlands Railway.

Delays and cancellations are expected until 11:15.

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Signalling fault delaying rail services

BBC News Travel

Signalling problems are delaying rail services between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

Rail services may be cancelled or delayed due to the fault between Shrewsbury and Oakengates, said National Rail.

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Thunderstorms expected to bring travel disruption

Severe weather warnings for thunderstorms are in place across the West Midlands with flooding and travel disruption expected to continue throughout the day.

The Met Office warning is in place until the end of Tuesday.

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Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

It should be a dry night with largely clear skies and lows of 7C (45F).

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Flash floods warning as thunderstorms sweep in

The severe weather warning for thunderstorms across the West Midlands has been extended to Tuesday.

Localised flooding, lightning strikes and up to 30mm of rain in an hour is possible between 12:00 on Sunday and the end of Tuesday, said the Met Office.

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BreakingThunderstorms set to bring travel disruption

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could cause travel disruption throughout Sunday afternoon, the Met Office is warning.

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It has now extended yellow warnings for severe weather starting at 12:00 on Sunday until the end of Monday.

Where thunderstorms do develop, 20 to 30mm rain may fall locally in an hour, and close to 40mm of rain may fall in two or three hours, it said.

The Environment Agency's Dave Throup said there was the "potential for big storms for Sunday onwards as temperatures and humidity rise".

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Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a dry day with a good deal of sunshine and highs of 18C (64F).

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Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

Any lingering rain should clear to leave a dry night with lows of 9C (43F).

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More thunderstorms on the way

Thunderstorms are set to bring more travel disruption and possible flooding across the whole of the West Midlands at the beginning of next week.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for severe weather starting at 15:00 on Sunday until the end of Monday.

Where thunderstorms do develop, 20 to 30mm rain may fall locally in an hour, and close to 40mm of rain may fall in two or three hours, it said.

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West Midlands fire services rated 'good'

Both the West Midlands Fire Service and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have been rated as "good" by inspectors.

They were among 16 to undergo their first inspection recently and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has complained it has seen too much variation in the way they work around the country.

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Both local fire services are commended for the way they are run, but the inspectors did say Shropshire's fire service "needs to do better at protecting the public through fire regulation".

Utility firms face fines for delayed works

BBC Midlands Today

Utility firms who go over their deadline when digging up roads in Wolverhampton could face fines under a new scheme.

Roadworks
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Gas, water, electricity and communications companies will need to apply for a permit and complete work by an agreed deadline.

If their work runs over without good reason, companies could be fined daily until the road is reopened.

Roadworks done by the council will also need a permit.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

After some patchy rain it should be a largely dry day with highs of 18C (64F).

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