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Midlands Weather: Feeling Fresh...

As high pressure moves away and low pressure moves in, a cold front will cross the UK. This will bing a fresher feel to our weather.

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AMAZING VIDEO: Lightning striking BT tower and storm pictures

Viewers have been sending in their photos of this weekends wild weather.

A combination of sunny spells and severe storms made up the conditions across the Midlands.

The BT Tower in Birmingham was hit by lightning and a petrol station roof collapsed in Leicestershire following the torrential weather.

Here are just a few of the moments you captured on camera...

Four Oaks
Four Oaks Credit: Rachel Slater
Petrol station roof collapses on two cars in Leicestershire
Petrol station roof collapses on two cars in Leicestershire Credit: Caters news agency
Taken in the early hours in Leicester
Taken in the early hours in Leicester Credit: Brendan harris

PHOTOS: More flashes of lightning from last night's thunderstorm

Lightning strikes Dudley last night Credit: Demi-Leigh Freeman
A bolt of lightning in Newcastle-under-Lyme Credit: Robert J McLaughlin
This was captured over Birmingham in the early hours of this morning Credit: Paul Johnson
The sky was red with danger as lightning struck Kinghurst in Birmingham Credit: Linz Carter
The sky above a housing estate in the West Midlands Credit: Rachel Slater

Midlands issued with 3 Flood Warnings and 20 Alerts

Three Flood Warnings
Table showing Flood Warnings and Alerts for the Midlands Credit: Environment Agency

To see if your area is one of these at risk from rising waters, click here.


Service back to normal as firefighters strike ends

This mornings fire strike across the Midlands has now concluded.

Firefighters walked out for two hours between the hours of 6am and 8am as the row with Government over pay and conditions continues.


18th July Strike Action is now over and normal fire cover has resumed across Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Midlands heatwave warning for hottest day yet

Blue Skies
Blue Skies Credit: PA

Today is expected to be the hottest day of the year.

The Met office has issued a yellow level two heatwave warning, with temperatures expected to rise to 28 degrees.

But the weather could break dramatically later, with the threat of thunderstorms this evening.

Doctors say it's important to be aware of the impact heat can have on health.

Library campaigners win court fight

A judge ruled the decision was legally flawed
A judge ruled the decision was legally flawed Credit: PA

Campaigners have won a significant High Court battle against cuts to council library services in Lincolnshire.

A judge ruled Lincolnshire County Council's decision to re-design their services to save £2 million was legally flawed.

The decision was a victory for Save Lincolnshire Libraries, and Lincoln resident Simon Draper, who led the legal challenge.

Judicial review result due into plans to scrap libraries

The council say they'll save around £2 million if they turn them into community hubs
The council say they'll save around £2 million if they turn them into community hubs Credit: PA

The results of a high court judicial review into the decision by Lincolnshire County Council to close 30 libraries is due today.

The council wants to save around £2 million by turning them into community hubs.

But those against the plans say it'll leave many people with no immediate access to libraries.

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