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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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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.


Fire in former Brewbakers factory now under control

These tweets show the former Brewbakers factory on fire in Wolverhampton this evening.

Six fire engines were needed to deal with the blaze at the former industrial building close to the city centre.


Currently at a 6 pump fire in Wolverhampton, fire quickly extinguish safe assertive fire fighting, search in progress http://t.co/PxJNcY927f


Station Manager at West Bromwich Fire station Andrew Rainey tweeted that the fire has been extinguished, through 'safe assertive fire fighting'.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Wolverhampton city centre


Factory fire in Horseley Fields Wolv, 6 appliances currently dealing including 2 engines from Wolverhampton & @fallingspark, more to follow

Fire crews are dealing with a factory fire in Wolverhampton city centre.

West MIdlands fire service has tweeted it has six fire engines in attendance on Horseley Fields.

It's not yet clear exactly which buildings are involved. More to follow.

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.

Obesity crisis in Wolverhampton as 70% overweight

One in seven people in Wolverhampton are now classed as obese or overweight
One in seven people in Wolverhampton are now classed as obese or overweight Credit: PA

With more than seven in ten people in Wolverhampton overweight or obese, health chiefs are calling on organisations to tackle the problem.

The city's Public Health Annual Report recommends encouraging healthy eating and promoting physical activity in schools and at work.

Wolverhampton's Director of Public Health, Ros Jervis, says organisations need to work together to improve people's lifestyles.


Kitten found under car bonnet

Diesel the kitten is now recovering
The RSPCA have not been able to trace Diesel's owner Credit: RSPCA

A kitten has used up one of its nine lives after being found underneath the bonnet of a car.

Worried members of the public alerted the RSPCA after hearing meowing coming from the car in Madeley, Telford at 2pm yesterday.

I arrived and crouched down on the passenger side of the car and saw two little legs dangling down.

I managed to coax him down, he could get in and out but I think he may have got disorientated and then reacted to the sound of my voice.

– Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams, RSPCA

The Shropshire RSPCA branch have called the kitten Diesel after his automotive adventure.

Staff say he is a very vocal creature and slightly skinny so has been enjoying his food.

Anyone who recognises Diesel or who has information about him is asked to contact the RSPCA

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
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