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Yesterday 29.06.2015


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BBC Local Live will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Birmingham and the Black Country.


BBC One from 18:30

Nick Owen
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

It's now known for certain that five people from the West Midlands were killed in the tragic events of Friday in Tunisia.

There's also uncertainty about a former Birmingham City footballer of the sixties and seventies Dennis Thwaites and his wife Elaine. 

We'll have more from our reporter Giles Latcham and speak to those who knew those who died while on holiday.


Overnight forecast

BBC Weather

After a fine, dry evening it will cloud over with perhaps the odd spot of light rain over the hills in the north and west through the night. 

It will be a warm humid night for most with a low of 13 C (55F).

Looking ahead to tomorrow, any spots of rain will quickly clear leaving a dry day with plenty of sunshine.  


Tunisia beach attack: A friend's tribute

Stephanie Barnard
BBC Local Live

A friend of 19-year old Joel Richards from Wednesbury, killed in Friday's beach attack in Tunisia, pays tribute.  Connor Kiernan spoke to BBC Midlands Today.

He says: "It isn't sinking in and I don't think it ever will." Read more on this story on BBC News.


One minute silence across the UK

Stephanie Barnard
BBC Local Live

The Prime Minister, David Cameron says there will be a national minute's silence on Friday at 12:00 - one week on from the attack in Tunisia. 


What can UK police do?

The investigation into the Tunisia beach attack has become one of the largest counter-terrorism operations the UK has seen in a decade.

The Metropolitan Police has launched an enormous operation to establish what happened, support families and help the Tunisians pursue every possible lead.

But given that the gunman is dead, what in practical terms will the British police and security officials be doing?   Read more from the BBC's home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.


Wolves have Chris Wood bid accepted

Express and Star

Wolves are believed to have had a bid accepted for Leicester City striker Chris Wood and now face a battle with Leeds for his signature. 


Memorial service could be held later this week

BBC Midlands Today

Colleagues at Sandwell Council paid tribute to Adrian Evans, killed whilst on holiday, when a gunman stormed a beach in Tunisia.

Staff are being supported and there's likely to be a memorial service at the end of the week for the 44-year-old.


Watch: 'Tunisia death toll likely to rise'

Prime Minister David Cameron says that 18 British nationals have died in the Tunisia beach resort massacre and the "death toll is likely to rise still further".  


Concerns for missing Birmingham couple

Chris Blakemore

There are a concerns for a former Birmingham City player who's in Tunisia with his wife and hasn't been heard from since the attack. 

Dennis Thwaites, 70, played for Blues in the 1960s. 

He's been on holiday with his 69-year-old wife Elaine who's from Kings Heath.

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