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  1. Weather: Mainly dry and chilly

    BBC Weather

    It will be chilly but bright today with sunny spells.

    There's a risk of the odd shower this afternoon, though, and it will be moderately windy. High: 6C/43F.

    Childs Ercall
    Image caption: This morning in Childs Ercall, Shropshire

    One or two showers might happen this evening too, but overnight things will turn drier with clear spells and a risk of fog later. Low: -2C/28F.

    You can get the latest forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  2. Weather: Overnight flooding

    BBC Weather

    The effects of Storm Christoph are being felt in the West Midlands this morning, with flooding - and rescues - emerging overnight.

    Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire are the affected counties.

    We'll be bringing you the latest.

    For now, here's today's forecast:

    People in parts of Shropshire are being warned of icy conditions until at least 10:00. The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place.

    There are also flood warnings. We'll bring you news of those shortly.

    Area covered by weather warning

    Overall, this morning should be mainly dry and cloudy before turning more cloudy this afternoon. Relatively mild with a high of 7C/45F.

    Dry with clear skies tonight and it will be cold with a widespread frost. Low: 0C/32F.

    You can stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  3. Weather: Flooding alert with more rain forecast

    BBC Weather

    A yellow weather warning for rain remains in place across the West Midlands with the Met Office warning of possible flooding and disruption to transport.

    Along with the outbreaks of rain there will be brisk southwesterly winds and it will feel mild with a high of 11C/52F.

    Weather map

    More heavy rain is forecast tonight, increasing the risk of flooding but it should clear in the early hours leaving most places dry with clear spells. Low: 4C/39F.

    You can stay up-to-date on your local forecast with the BBC Weather website.

  4. Petition bid to save 'vital' children's outdoor centre

    Parents and teachers trying to save an outdoor residential centre have submitted a petition backed by almost 7,000 people to Warwickshire County Council.

    The local authority is considering closing Marle Hall, a stately home near Snowdonia, Wales, it has owned since 1971.

    Children from Knightlow Primary School on a trip to Marle Hall

    Campaigners say thousands of children have explored the mountains and coast near the 35-acre site and it had provided "life-changing experiences".

    They said supporters' comments included one saying the resource would be "even more vital" to children's health "after the stress and trauma of Covid".

    The council said it had finished its consultation with staff and would make a decision on the centre after analysing their feedback.

    It added "whatever is ultimately decided around Marle Hall", a residential break "remains a key component of any outdoor education strategy for Warwickshire’s schoolchildren”.

  5. Heavy rain expected to bring travel disruption

    Spells of prolonged and heavy rain are set to cause travel disruption across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather map

    Homes and businesses are also at risk of flooding, it said.

    The wet weather is expected to affect the region from late on Tuesday into early Thursday as Storm Christoph affects the UK.

    A yellow warning has been issued.

  6. Snowbi-Gone Kenobi among new names for group of gritters

    Usain Salt, Professor Chris Gritty and Snowbi-Gone Kenobi are three of the names of Warwickshire's new gritters.


    Like many local authorities, the county council asked the public in October to pick names for its new vehicles.

    As well as the pun-heavy names, the council will also name two more vehicles after "particularly poignant" suggestions.

    One will be Charlie Boy in memory of a boy who died from childhood cancer in 2017 and another, Grey13 Hero, after a former county council worker.

  7. Weather: Turning cloudy with rain later

    BBC Weather

    It'll be bright at times this morning but will turn mainly cloudy for most parts of the West Midlands later on. It will be mostly dry and breezy with a high of 7C (45F).

    This morning in Leek, Staffordshire
    Image caption: This morning in Leek, Staffordshire

    This evening it should stay cloudy and breezy with some showers moving in from the south west. The rain will turn persistent in the first half of tonight before easing. Low: 6C (43F).

    You can stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

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    Video caption: Virtual visits boost for care home residents

    Video calls between children and care home residents are giving boosts to young and old.

  9. Weather: Rain, with some sleet in places

    BBC Weather

    Today we're going to see more rain, some of it heavy, and maybe sleet too.

    And it's going to be colder than yesterday, with temperatures only just above freezing.

  10. Pokemon hunter fined for breaking lockdown rules

    A driver who travelled from Bedworth to Kenilworth to take part in a Pokemon hunt has been fined £200 for breaking lockdown rules.

    Kenilworth Police stopped the car last night and said the game was "not essential".


    The officers also tweeted: "We will enforce blatant breaches of the lockdown and this is what happened this evening."

  11. Weather: Light rain forecast

    BBC Weather

    We're forecasting some light rain today, but it should be a bit warmer than yesterday with temperatures up to 8C (46F).

    Tomorrow we're expecting more of the same, but Friday should be drier.

  12. 'Not the right time' to bring in parking charges

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans to introduce parking charges in a number of Warwickshire towns and villages have been put on hold because "this is not the right time".

    Stratford district councillors were asked to consider bringing in charges for Alcester, Bidford, Southam and Studley, where parking has previously been free.

    Parking machine

    Councillor Ian Shenton, the council’s portfolio holder for operations, said: “It is clear that this is not the right time to consider this as the situation as regards to Covid-19."

    But the council did agree to increase parking charges in Stratford-upon-Avon, a move which will bring in an extra £170,000.