Around 2,000 people turned out to watch a giant replica of Buckingham Palace go up in flames.
Retired scrap metal worker Eddie Heath spent 5 months creating the masterpiece for a charity bonfire evening. The event raised more than £11,000 for Staffordshire Air Ambulance. Balvinder Sidhu reports
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The Worcestershire town of Bewdley has adorned its streets with decorated bikes to welcome 15,000 cyclists.
The 100 mile race which starts and ends in Birmingham takes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell, Dudley and Staffordshire.
Dry and bright day but will become cloudier later in the day.