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River Severn - flood warning issued as waters rise

Water levels at the River Severn in Worcestershire are expected to peak on Friday, according to the Environmental Agency.

Experts are forecasting the water could surge to levels seen when storm Desmond caused widespread flooding in parts of the UK last month.

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Decision on fresh pub bombings inquest adjourned

The Chief constable of West Midlands police has been ordered to produce information, in response to a claim that the force may have been tipped off in advance of the Birmingham pub bombings, by an IRA mole.

A coroner made the order after hearing legal submissions about whether there was enough evidence to reopen inquests into the 21 people who died.

Chris Halpin reports.

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Birmingham pub bombings hearing adjourned

The Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull has called for the adjournment of the hearing into the possible resumption of the original Birmingham pub bombings inquest.

West Midlands Police have been asked to disclose further information to the coroner in private.

Our reporter Chris Halpin has the latest:

Junior doctors on strike across the Midlands

The picket line outside the Royal Derby Hospital. Credit: ITV News Central

Junior doctors have walked out for a second 24-hour strike amid the ongoing bitter row with the government over pay and conditions.

Thousands of operations, check-ups and tests have been cancelled as a result of the industrial action, which started at 8am.

Junior doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Royal Derby Hospital were among those on strike across the Midlands.

Junior doctors have been on strike since 8am. Credit: ITV News Central
The picket line outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Credit: ITV News Central
More than half of junior doctors are on strike. Credit: ITV News Central
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