Areas of showery rain will move in this afternoon with more widespread rain expected throughout the night and lows of 12C (54F).
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Ambulances carrying 20 patients had to wait more than an hour to be admitted to the Royal Stoke Hospital yesterday because of "annual maintenance" at its accident and emergency department.
The hospital said "processes for ambulance handover were delayed and had an impact on the number of ambulances waiting at the emergency department for a brief period yesterday".
It said improvements had been made today.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said it sent someone to help manage the hold-up yesterday and said it brought 205 patients to the A&E department - lower than the expected number.
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Heavy rain and thunder could cause travel disruption across parts of the West Midlands later, the Met Office is warning.
A yellow severe weather warning is in place from 18:00 today until 21:00 on Wednesday.
Thunderstorms may bring torrential rain, with anything from 15mm to 50mm expected.
The number of people dying in crashes on the A500 in Staffordshire has been reduced to zero in the last 12 months, according to new figures.
The force puts it down to the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) taking over policing the route in 18 June 2018.
The group's made up of officers from Staffordshire and West Midlands Police and concentrates on driving issues on motorways and main roads like the A500.
In the 12 months since they took on the A500, CMPG officers said they'd caught 1,569 motorists speeding on the route with one driver recorded at 93mph in a 50mph zone.
Flood warnings are still in place for:
These are the flood alerts:
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely to cause travel disruption across parts of the West Midlands.
A severe weather warning is in force from 18:00 Tuesday to 21:00 Wednesday.
Five flood warnings and eight flood alerts are still in place.
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A senior police officer's been suspended for what his force has described as allegations "which amount to gross misconduct".
Staffordshire Police has refused to reveal the nature of the allegations.
The force said it had decided to take the action over Chief Insp John Owen, its police commander for Stoke-on-Trent North.
It added that it had referred the allegations to its watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which assessed them and referred the issue back to the force for an internal investigation.
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Can we expect the rain to dry up over the next few days?
Here's the weekend forecast.
These are the places currently on flood alert across the West Midlands:
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The A38 Kingsbury Road remains closed northbound in Castle Vale between Forge Lane and Midpoint Boulevard roundabout.
The southbound carriageway was also initially blocked, but is now passable with care.
The B4101 is also closed in both directions in Bradnocks Marsh, Solihull between Magpie Lane and Fen End Road West.
In Staffordshire the B5066 Sandon Road is completely closed from Astonfields Road to Peel Terrace.
New Street in Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire is closed between Hanley Road and Upper Hook Road.
Wrinehill Road in Nantwich, Cheshire remains closed from B5071 Bridge Street to Cobbs Lane.
Flood warnings and alerts across the West Midlands have been updated.
These are the places where flooding is now expected:
There are also still more than a dozen flood alerts in place across the region.
Drivers are facing a rush hour of wet weather as rain's expected to sweep across most of the West Midlands.
Shropshire's forecast to get the worst of it although it's also looking like being pretty wet in parts of Staffordshire and Cheshire and elsewhere.
The Environment Agency has ten flood warnings across the region along with more than a dozen flood alerts.
There's some respite on the way from the rain in the latest weather forecast for the West Midlands.
But the wet weather is due to return tomorrow morning:
You can get a latest forecast at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.
Drivers are being warned there could be more flooding and disruption this morning.
After several days of rain and more overnight, the forecast is for further wet weather through today.
The Environment Agency has flood warnings in place for parts of Shropshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, as well as flood alerts across the West Midlands.
Yesterday, the bad weather caused disruption to trains as flood water blocked railway lines and several roads were under water.
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The number of flood alerts in Shropshire and Cheshire have increased as the Met Office is warning there could be more flooding over the next 24 hours.
The Environment Agency has two flood warnings in place in Shropshire along with five flood alerts in the county.
There are also four flood alerts in Staffordshire and one covering Crewe and Nantwich in Cheshire.
River levels are continuing to rise in parts of the West Midlands as more rain's forecast for the next 24 hours.
There are also nearly a dozen flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - across the West Midlands, including in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
The agency says it expects some river levels to peak this evening but that could change with more rain on the way.
Meanwhile, Cheshire Police has warned of severe flooding in parts of Crewe and Nantwich:
There are two flood warnings covering parts of Shropshire this morning and nearly a dozen flood alerts across the West Midlands.
The agency's said rivers levels are continuing to rise with more rain forecast and they are fast-flowing.
A number of roads in the county are also blocked by floods.
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The unemployment rate in the West Midlands in the three months to April fell to 5.0%, according to new data.
The Office for National Statistics said 145,000 were out of work in the region, down 4,000 on the previous quarter.
But its figures also showed 11,000 fewer people were employed over the period, compared to the previous three months.
Overall, the UK’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, and has not been lower since the October to December 1974 period.
Severe weather warnings for rain have been extended across most of the West Midlands with flooding and travel disruption expected to continue throughout the week.
Fallen trees across Warwickshire and Worcestershire have caused disruption with more rain forecast throughout the day.
Fallen trees affected Metro services between Birmingham and Wolverhampton and the A34 at Monks' Heath in Cheshire was partially blocked near the Capesthorne Hall turn
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the UK was in for "some treacherous weather".
The yellow warnings are in place until 12:00 on Thursday.
A severe weather warning for rain remains in place for parts of the West Midlands, with travel likely to be disrupted.
The Met Office said parts of Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Birmingham and the Black Country are set to be most affected, with rain and thunderstorms likely to continue throughout the week.
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A warning if you're heading on the M6 in Staffordshire this morning.
Heavy rain could cause travel disruption to parts of the West Midlands later.
Some areas could see a month's worth of rainfall in a single day, with wet weather to last well into the week.
The first of four severe weather warnings is set to affect parts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire, with heavy rain also expected to sweep through Birmingham and the Black Country, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire through Monday.
Areas most affected could see local flooding and disruption to transport.
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Parts of the West Midlands are already seeing heavy rain showers, but it's set to get worse.
A Met Office is warning is in place for most of the West Midlands until 23:00, with Warwickshire and Worcestershire expected to face the worse of the weather.
Some flooding of homes and businesses is likely, the Met Office said, with spray and flooding on roads likely to disrupt travel.
A fire in woodland close to Keele University in Staffordshire is being treated as arson, said the fire service.
Crews were called to the scene at 10:15 today, and pumped water from a nearby pond to fight the blaze.
About 20 firefighters have now left the scene.
A weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms has been extended across much of the the West Midlands.
Some flooding is likely with wet roads set to affect travel, said the Met Office.
The yellow warning is in place from 14:00 to 23:00.
About 100 head teachers from Staffordshire are meeting today to discuss their concerns over school funding.
Many have blamed rising costs, with the National Association of Head Teachers saying school budgets are at "breaking point".
One primary head from Stoke-on-Trent said she had had to ask parents to raise money to pay for a classroom.
Emily Proffitt, from Titensor First School said schools were "feeling the pinch, and it's getting harder and harder to forecast budgets for futures and give children what they deserve and what they need".
Last month, she revealed she had taken on jobs like tiling and fitting sinks in a bid to save money.
The Department for Education said: “Under the national funding formula, funding for schools in Staffordshire has increased by 3.8% per pupil, compared to 2017-18.
"This is above the national average of 3.2%, and is equivalent to an extra £27.7 million in total, when rising pupil numbers are taken into account."
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A police officer who was convicted of a driving offence has been sacked by Staffordshire Police.
The force said 38-year-old Sergeant Karl Breen, who worked in the Stoke North Neighbourhood Policing Team, had been found guilty of gross misconduct by a hearing in front of the Chief Constable.
On 7 May Breen was given a 29-month driving ban by Derby magistrates, fined £100, given a community order and told to carry out 300 hours unpaid work.
He had been convicted for failing to provide a specimen of breath following a road traffic collision in Stoke-on-Trent while he was off-duty.
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Apart from the privilege of being there 25 years ago today to see Brian Lara make his record 501, BBC Sport's Pat Murphy also remembers well all the post-match palaver.
"Two things stand out in the post-match frenzy," said Murphy, "A chaotic press conference, led off by yours truly, with hundreds of fans pressing their noses and ears against the dining-room window pane.
"And the sheer fatigue on Lara's face. Somehow, he allowed the club's marketing department to drag him over to the other side of the ground to have endless photographs taken alongside the scoreboard.
"And then he still had the good manners to sign many scorecards specially printed, with the final score, before leaving Edgbaston.
"Then he had to travel down to South London, to prepare for a crucial Benson and Hedges Cup semi-final against Surrey, starting at 10.30 the following morning.
"Lara's 70 that day, against a strong Surrey attack, to book a place in the final, was his greatest innings of a remarkable summer, given the events of 6th June and what they must have taken out of him."
Long-serving BBC reporter Pat Murphy has been looking after sport in the Midlands for longer than he perhaps cares to remember - as well as covering England's cricket team, initially for Radio 2, before sport was transferred to Radio 5 Live.
He has recently taken a lot of time and trouble to chronicle the events of Warwickshire's Brian Lara-inspired treble-winning campaign of 1994 in a new book.
And, like many cricket fans, he can remember where he was the day Lara got his 501.
At Edgbaston, of course. Although not to start with . . .
"My cricket reporting day began at Trent Bridge, where England took just 90 minutes to wrap up a comfortable victory over New Zealand. But, after consulting with the Five Live sports desk, digesting the fact that Lara was 285 not out at lunch, I hotfooted it to Edgbaston.
"He was past his triple hundred by then, looking masterful, profiting from a very short boundary on the Members' Bar side. As a cricket nerd, I knew all about Archie MacLaren's 424 (the previous highest score in English cricket) and the only question was 'Would Warwickshire bat on so Lara could surpass that?
"A hurried visit to the Durham dressing-room confirmed that we were on the cusp of history as I consulted two of my best friends in the game.
"David Graveney was sheepishly watching, not bowling, having been injured in the Sunday League game a day earlier (when he had actually taken Lara's wicket).
"The director of cricket, Geoff Cook, confirmed there had been lunchtime discussions about a declaration. But Durham, lacking the injured Graveney and Mark Saxelby, knew they'd lose in a run chase if they set a target, so they were content to see out the day, accepting the draw. 'So you might see some history later', Cook told me.
"I rang my sports desk, told them the likely scenario and settled back to enjoy Lara's untroubled progress.
"By now, he could have batted with a toothpick, such was his command. I never had a doubt he'd pass MacLaren, then Hanif Mohammad's 499. Time was his only enemy."