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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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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.

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

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Midlands heatwave warning for hottest day yet

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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.

Advice ahead of heatwave set to hit the Midlands

Temperatures in our region could rise to more than 30 degrees
Temperatures in our region could rise to more than 30 degrees Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

People are being warned to look after the vulnerable as temperatures in our region could rise to more than 30 degrees over the next couple of days.

It comes after the The Met Office issued a heatwave alert for the East Midlands.

The advice is to drink plenty of water and keep out of the sun.

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Heatwave warning issued

The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning from Friday to Sunday.

The hot weather could end dramatically on Friday
Meteorologists spot potential for 'Spanish Plume' Credit: DPA

The spell of hot weather could end rather dramatically on Saturday with a 'Spanish Plume' which involves very warm and humid air moving up from the Spanish plateau to the UK.

If this meets cooler air from the Atlantic, the warm air can be forced rapidly upwards to produce thunderstorms.

– Alex Beresford, ITV Weather Presenter

First pictures: Girl saves boyfriend's life on first date

Zach Selby and Chloe Tonnes Credit: News Team

A 16-year-old student saved her new boyfriend's life after he had a heart attack on their first date.

19-year-old Zach Selby, an apprentice hairdresser and Chloe Tonnes, a beauty student, were camping in Lincolnshire when he suddenly collapsed alone on a deserted beach in the early hours of the morning.

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Young love: the couple say their relationship is stronger than ever Credit: News Team
Zach recovering in hospital Credit: News Team
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