A series of protests are taking place across the region today against plans to cut benefits for social housing tenants who are considered to be living in a house which is too big for their needs.
Under the Government plans, social housing tenants deemed to have a spare bedroom stand to have their housing benefit cut from next month.
Critics have called the plan a 'Bedroom Tax', and say it's unfairly targeting the poorest people in society.
There are 11 protests across the Central region today, mainly outside town halls and council buildings, including in Birmingham, Kidderminster, Loughborough and Corby.
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Severe gales and showers are expected to bring travel disruption across the region on the roads and railways.
Strong winds will ease through the morning. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will continue through the day.
Very strong winds will ease during the morning. A cold feeling day with sunny spells, but scattered showers will be wintry over hills.