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Midlands issued with 3 Flood Warnings and 20 Alerts

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.

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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.

Advice ahead of heatwave set to hit the Midlands

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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Mount Snowdon team raise thousands for charity

Volunteers at Mount Snowdon help raise money for charity Credit: Khalsa Aid

More than three hundred volunteers, many from the Midlands, have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity after conquering Mount Snowdon.

Volunteers from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, West Bromwich and Walsall were among those who took part in the fourth annual Snowdon trek challenge, raising more than 15 thousand pounds for Khalsa Aid in the process. The charity helped relief operations during the UK floods earlier this year.

A large team turnout for volunteers from Leicester Credit: Khalsa Aid
These volunteers from Handsworth in Birmingham had earlier completed the Three Peaks Challenge Credit: Khalsa Aid

Trek teams were greeted by youngsters from Handsworth in Birmingham, who had just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves walking the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.

More teams from the Midlands on the Mount Snowdon trek Credit: Khalsa Aid

Bal Sandhu from Khalsa Aid said: “Every year we see hundreds of hikers complete this event, these hikers raise money in support of humanitarian work carried out by Khalsa Aid across the globe. This year over 300 people completed the hike, with the youngest hikers being just five years old".

Narinder Singh from Oadby in Leicester was one of those who took part in the trek. He said "It was an unbelievable day. We had approximately 130 people hiking from the East Midlands who safely returned with smiles on their faces. We were overwhelmed with generosity".

As well as helping the UK's flood relief efforts, Khalsa Aid have also assisted relief efforts in Albania, India, Somalia and Indonesia. Money raised from the latest Snowdon trek will also go towards helping those in need.

World sprinting champion coaches Midlands footballers

World and Olympic sprinting champion Michael Johnson Credit: PA

Thirteen-time World and Olympic sprinting champion Michael Johnson has been in the Midlands giving coaching sessions, not to sprinters- but to footballers.

His coaching organisation has its British headquarters at St George's Park near Burton-on-Trent and he's been helping players, including five from Mansfield Town, get ready for the new season.

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