Dave Matthews, the kit-man who spent over 50 years serving his beloved West Brom, has died at his home in Halesowen aged 67.
His death has come suddenly, despite battling cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Carol, and two daughters, Alison and Clare.
Mr Matthews began working for West Brom at the age of 15.
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The gable end of a rood has blown away from a three storey house in Coventry due to strong winds.
Widespread disruption has been caused after severe gales resulted in fallen trees and power cuts across the region.
Strong winds will ease through the morning. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will continue through the day.