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  1. Weather: A dry and dull Friday

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry, dull day with overcast skies. Light winds and a high of 19C/66F.

    Gnosall
    Image caption: This morning in Gnosall, Staffordshire

    Staying mostly dry tonight with lingering cloud and light winds again. Low: 11C/52F.

    You can get a latest forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  2. Oxygen appeal raises more than £15,000

    Nine oxygen concentrators worth more than £15,000 have been sent to India after an appeal by 40 Rotary clubs in the West Midlands.

    The money was raised in two weeks and members are now raising money for another 32.

    Oxygen cannisters

    Clubs taking part include those across Birmingham, north and south Warwickshire, north Worcestershire and Coventry.

    Heart of England Rotary District treasurer Robert Rainbow said: “We have been totally overwhelmed with the amount of support this appeal has received."

  3. Weather: A mainly sunny day

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly sunny today with just a few patches of cloud, although there is a slim chance of the odd shower. Highs of 19C (66F).

    This morning in Muxton, Shropshire
    Image caption: Thursday morning in Muxton, Shropshire

    The mostly clear skies are set to start tonight but some bands of high cloud are expected to drift in from the west. Lows of 9C (48F).

    You can get a latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  4. Coventry's transport history to go on show

    Transport innovations developed in Coventry and Warwickshire will be showcased during its year as City of Culture.

    The Our Future Moves launches with an exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum from 17 July.

    It will highlight the region's pioneering work in transport innovation – from autonomous vehicles to one-person submarines.

    Coventry Transport Museum

    Objects on display will include a Skyfarer delivery drone, Aurrigo autonomous shuttle, Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) model, Jaguar I-PACE, Microcabs hydrogen car, and a University of Warwick nano satellite which monitors wildlife populations.

    Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “I hope people will learn a lot, get a glimpse of the future and feel inspired.”

  5. Weather: Sunny and dry

    BBC Weather

    A dry and sunny start to Wednesday before turning a little cloudier in the afternoon, still with plenty of sunshine. High: 14C/57F.

    This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire
    Image caption: This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire

    There is the chance of an odd light shower this evening but tonight will be mainly dry and clear. Low: 5C/41F.

    You can stay up-to-date with the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Prince of Wales visits Coventry in city of culture year

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall made a six-stop visit to Coventry.

  7. Force looks to recruit 40 new officers

    Warwickshire Police will be holding a series of events as it looks to recruit 40 new officers.

    The force is looking for people to join its three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, serving as a paid police constable while studying for a fully-funded university degree.

    Stock police image

    It will be holding online recruitment events on 2, 5 and 8 of June, with a face-to-face event being held at the Benn Hall in Rugby between 18:00-19:00 or 19:30-20:30 on 9 June.

  8. Pantomime's 'magic' in May comeback

    Audiences are being asked to get their Christmas jumpers back on for a pantomime which has been re-scheduled for a May start.

    Sleeping Beauty is being performed at Studley Sports Centre in Studley, Warwickshire, between 28 May and 6 June.

    Sleeping Beauty cast
    Photo for Sleeping Beauty

    Aunty Jen Productions says the socially-distanced show will still bring "the magic of this classic fairy-tale complete with songs, dances and some hilarious comedy routines".

    Some theatres and venues opened their doors for the first time in months on 17 May as lockdown restrictions eased.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Lorry driver caught texting by Warwickshire Police HGV

    The driver, caught swerving on the M40, was one of 21,000 offences caught during a safety operation.