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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.
BBC Midlands Today
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:
- Lower Tame
- Middle Tame
- River Anker and River Sence, Warwickshire
- River Avon in Worcestershire
- River Blythe in Warwickshire
- River Leam and River Itchen
- River Mease
- River Sow and River Penk
- Rea Brook and Cound Brook
- River Severn in Shropshire
- River Severn in Worcestershire
- River Stour in Worcestershire
- Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
- Tern and Perry Catchments
- The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
- Upper Teme
- Weaver catchment including Nantwich, Frodsham, Crewe, Winsford and Northwich
- Rugeley Trent
- Tern and Perry Catchments
- River Frome in Herefordshire
- River Leadon Catchment
- River Lugg south of Leominster
- Kempsey Village
BBC News Travel
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:
- River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury
- River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook
- River Vyrnwy at Melverley
- River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
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.
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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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A police officer cleared of assault after being accused of hitting a man over the head with a baton after a high-speed pursuit is still expected to face a gross misconduct hearing.
PC Sunil Narr, of West Midlands Police, denied assault occasioning bodily harm over the blow to Joshua Ward in Hillfields, Coventry in August 2017.
The jury at Birmingham Crown Court accepted he was aiming at Mr Ward's shoulder and accidentally hit his head.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said a file was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service, who made the decision to charge PC Narr with assault.
The IOPC investigation also concuded an independent tribunal could find the officer had breached standards of professional behaviour during the incident.
"It's expected that a gross misconduct hearing will be organised by the force in due course," the IOPC said.
BBC Business News
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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BBC News Travel
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.