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    Video caption: Leamington poppy field delights photographers and residents

    Leamington poppy field provides a red sea of colour.

  2. Cyclist dies in lorry crash

    A cyclist has died in a crash with a lorry in Nuneaton.

    College Street, near junction with Bull Ring

    The man, aged in his 70s, was cycling on College Street, near the junction with Bull Ring, on Friday morning.

    Warwickshire Police said he died at the scene.

    A man, 43, from Coventry, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

  3. Parents urged to keep A&E visits for emergencies only

    BBC Radio CWR

    Doctors are urging parents only to bring children to A&E in Coventry if it is an emergency.

    The team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire said they are seeing families with minor ailments like sunburn and hay fever.

    Staff said they can see up to 140 children a day, levels usually only recorded at peak winter times, but only 10% need to be admitted.

    The university hospital

    Karen McLachlan, the hospital's clinical lead for children added it is important to come only when a child is very unwell.

    "Babies with a high fever, a non-blanching rash, any broken bones we absolutely want to see people, we want to see those children and treat them appropriately and as quickly as possible," she said.

    "But there are some children who don't need to be in the department and who could be better managed elsewhere."

  4. Weather: A grey start across the West Midlands

    BBC Weather

    A change from all the sunshine today, with much cooler and soggier conditions across the region.

    Find your forecast here.

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    Video caption: A band of rain heads into the West Midlands from the east.
  5. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Welcome to the start of our live service for Friday.

    We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates for the West Midlands.

    You can let us know about stories in your area via email, Twitter and Facebook.

  6. West Midlands forecast: Scattered showers before turning drier

    BBC Weather

    Today is forecast to be mainly cloudy with scattered showers or spells of rain before turning drier this evening. High: 19C (66F).

    A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from the Met Office until 19:00 on Thursday with the area affected covering part of Warwickshire.

    Area affected by weather warning

    Tonight is expected to be dry with clear spells before turning cloudier towards dawn. Low: 13C (55F).

    You can stay up-to-date on the weather for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  7. Mum takes medical cannabis fight to the PM

    Alfie Dingley's family is among those taking their campaign for better access to medicinal cannabis to the prime minister today

    Hannah Deacon's son Alfie was the first in the country to be prescribed cannabis on the NHS, to treat severe epilepsy.

    She is today delivering a letter to number 10 after only three prescriptions have been issued on the health service in the three years since.

    Hannah Deacon and Alfie Dingley

    Mrs Deacon, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, wants government-funded research to look at real-life evidence of the medicine's effectiveness.

    She said the medicine should be available to everyone who needs it after it had a huge impact on her son.

    "He was suffering so much, spent a huge amount of time in hospital," she said.

    "Now he is able to access schooling, he is able to make friends, he is able to learn, and I want to see that made being made available to all families like ours."

  8. Parrot rescued by firefighters after flying into tree at station

    A parrot has been reunited with its owners after flying into a tree at the fire station in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Charlie was coaxed down with a banana before being returned home by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service crews.

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  9. West Midlands forecast: Warmer temperatures and sun is back

    BBC Weather

    After a milder day on Monday, sunny skies and warmer temperatures are back on Tuesday.

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    Video caption: Highs of 23 or 24C are expected in the region, with a dry and clear day
  10. Force appoints first female chief constable

    Warwickshire Police's incoming first female chief constable has described it as an "absolute honour and privilege".

    Debbie Tedds is the first woman in its 164-year existence to lead what is England and Wales' second smallest territorial force, the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner of Warwickshire said.

    A current serving officer, who joined the force in 1989, she will take up the role vacated by outgoing chief, Martin Jelley, who retires at the end of June.

    Warwickshire’s next Chief Constable Debbie Tedds with Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe

    The current deputy chief constable, Ms Tedds said it was the "opportunity of a lifetime to lead an incredible force to provide the very highest standards of care and protection to the communities of Warwickshire".

    She added she would be "putting the care of our people at the heart of everything we do".

  11. Migrants and refugees celebrated by City of Culture

    Another series of events launches this morning as part of Coventry's year as UK City of Culture.

    Coventry Welcomes, a week-long celebration of the contribution that refugees and migrants have made to the city, is getting under way.

    It will include cooking, comedy, lullabies and a large-scale performance in Swanswell Park.

    Ribbons decorating Coventry city centre

    It has been created alongside more than 30 partner organisations across the city including Positive Images Festival, Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG), Coventry Refugee & Migration Centre (CRMC) and Counterpoints Arts.

  12. Today's weather: Mostly dry but temperatures starting to drop

    After a scorching weekend, today will mostly be dry with some sun, but a cold front moving in will mean cooler temperatures in the north of the region, and will bring with it some showers.

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    Video caption: After the heat of the weekend, cooler temperatures are on their way.
  13. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Welcome to the start of our live service for Monday.

    We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates for the West Midlands.

    You can let us know about stories in your area via email, Twitter and Facebook.