A mother and two children, aged six and three, are in hospital after a house fire in Hanley, Stoke early today.
The three-year-old is said to be in 'a very serious condition'.
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More than 50 firefighters are dealing with the blaze at the old Royalty Cinema in Harborne High Street.
Fairly windy conditions, but the worst of the storm will be further north. Otherwise, a mixture of bright spells and rain for a time.
Thickening cloud brings some showery rain from the west during the afternoon. Turning very windy with local gales.