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Summary

  1. Chilcot reaction from Warwickshire families
  2. Campaign starts to save five closure-threatened libraries
  3. Stratford big wheel plans to be discussed at council

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  1. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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  2. Our coverage of Coventry and Warwickshire for today...

    We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.  

  3. 'My son died in vain' - Chilcot report reaction

    Amy Cole

    BBC Midlands Today

    "My son died in vain" - that's the view of Reg Keys whose son Tom died in 2003 in Iraq. 

    Today Sir John Chilcot finally published his report looking at Britain's role in the Iraq war. We will also speak to Maureen Shearer, whose son Richard Shearer died during the invasion.

    We will also be looking into the problem of knife crime and finding out how Eid celebrations have gone.

    Join us for the Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.

  4. Charity bike ride to mark retirement

    A Warwickshire police officer is undertaking a charity bike ride to mark his retirement.

    Det Ch Insp Colin Jones, who joined Warwickshire Police from school aged 17, will be cycling from London to Saint Tropez to raise money for Blood Wise and Myton Hospice.

    He sets off on the nine-day ride (which will see him cover more than 1,000 miles and climb in excess of 67,000 feet) on Sunday, 17 July.

    Det Ch Insp Colin Jones
  5. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    It's going to be dry tonight.

    Lows of 9C (48F).

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  6. Chilcot reaction: A Warwickshire mum says Tony Blair should be "sent to the highest court in the land"

    The official inquiry into the Iraq war's concluded it was based on flawed evidence.

    Sir John Chilcot says the war was unnecessary and badly planned - and the chaos which followed the war was entirely predictable.

    Listening to the report was Carol Jones from Hurley in North Warwickshire. Her son, Sgt John Jones, was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra in 2005. 

    Carol says she's experienced years of pain waiting for the report:

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    Video caption: Soldier's mother: 'I just miss him dreadfully'
  7. Latest: Chilcot reaction: Soldier's mum says Blair should be imprisoned

    Your headlines this evening:

    - A North Warwickshire mum who's son, John Jones, was killed in Iraq says Tony Blair should facethe highest court in the world

    - Five libraries in Coventry are under threat of closure because the city council can't afford to keep them going

    - Wales manager and former Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman says the country's footballing journey will continue after Euro 2016

  8. Former Sky Blues boss and Wales manager Chris Coleman says there's more to come

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    Video caption: More to come from Wales team - Coleman

    Chris Coleman believes there is more to come from his Wales side regardless of the result of their historic Euro 2016 semi-final against Portugal.

    Tonight's match in Lyon will be Wales' first in the last four of a major tournament.

  9. Traffic queues

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion is to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, BBC Travel reports.

    And the A452 Chester Road in Erdington is closed with queuing traffic in both directions between the Court Lane junction and the Church Road junction, because of an accident.

  10. Soldier's mum reacts to Chilcot report

    Maureen Shearer, the mother of Richard Shearer, a soldier killed in Iraq says she holds then Prime Minister Tony Blair responsible for her son's death.

    It follows the publication of Sir John Chilcot's long awaited report, which criticised the basis for the war and the equipment available for troops. 

    Second Lieutenant Richard Shearer, from Nuneaton, was killed whilst on patrol in 2005.  

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    Video caption: Soldier's mum reacts to Chilcot report.
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  12. Police appeal after attempted robbery in Stratford

    A man was slightly injured in Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday after another man tried to get his watch.

    It happened around Albany Road around 4.40pm.

    The victim escaped with a minor leg injury.

  13. Latest: Nuneaton Mum calls Tony Blair a 'war criminal'

    Your headlines this afternoon:

    - A Nuneaton mother who's son was killed in Iraq has described Tony Blair as a 'war criminal'

    - The council are asking volunteers to run five libraries in Coventry to save them from closure

    - Plans for a big wheel in Stratford at set to be approved at a meeting tonight

  14. M6 southbound: Lane blocked

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    There's a lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident, BBC Travel reports.

  15. Dead soldier's mother: Blair 'not found responsible' by Chilcot Inquiry

    Sarah Falkland

    BBC Midlands Today

    Maureen Shearer, whose son Richard, from Nuneaton, was killed on patrol during the Iraq war in 2005, said: "I believe Tony Blair should be found responsible and I don't feel that's been done this morning [by The Chilcot Inquiry].

    "Richard would be really sad to think he went into Iraq on a false premise."

    Sarah Falkland and Maureen Shearer
    Richard Shearer in a photograph