The East Midlands has the highest number of cases of scarlet fever in the country, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
They say there have been more than 1,200 cases since September. In the West Midlands, 530 cases have been diagnosed, with Staffordshire seeing the most.
More than 7,000 new cases have been recorded across the country in total.
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A cloudy and mild day with outbreaks of rain at times, which could be heavier in the morning.
The extension will run through Dudley to the DY5 Enterprise Zone at Brierley Hill and is estimated will create 7,000 jobs.
Outbreaks of rain will remain throughout the morning but it will start to dry up as the day progresses - remaining mild.