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Watch: ITV's Bob Warman and BBC's Nick Owen reunite at school where they first met

They are without doubt the two most famous newsreaders in the Midlands. ITV News Central's Bob Warman and his rival anchorman over at BBC Midlands Today, Nick Owen have both been presenting news in the region for decades.

But did you know that they were both at school together, in the same class and even in the same dormitory?

They went back to Shrewsbury High School exactly 60 years after they met to see how it's all changed.

Watchdog clears former Northamptonshire Police boss of 'gross misconduct'

Martin Jelley has been cleared by the investigation Credit: PA

A former deputy chief constable at Northamptonshire Police has "no case to answer" for gross misconduct following an investigation, a police watchdog has found.

Martin Jelley, who is now chief constable at Warwickshire Police, had been under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) since March.

It followed a claim against Mr Jelley, during his time at Northamptonshire Police, of possible inappropriate conduct for a delay in referring a separate matter to the watchdog.

"Following a thorough investigation, we have found Chief Constable Martin Jelley has no case to answer for gross misconduct or misconduct."

– Rachel Cerfontyne, IPCC deputy chair,

The Commission wouldn't release further details of the investigation at this time due to a linked inquiry into possible misconduct by Northamptonshire Police deputy chief constable Andy Frost.

Earlier this year, the IPCC announced investigations into Mr Jelley and then assistant chief constable Mr Frost over claims in relation to an "internal professional standards matter".

The IPCC confirmed the investigation into possible misconduct by Mr Frost, who was promoted in the summer, is continuing.


Midlands MPs react to shadow cabinet appointments

MPs from the Midlands have been reacting to the appointments to the new shadow cabinet under Jeremy Corbyn.

Loughborough MP and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tweeted a message of congratulations to Lucy Powell, the Labour MP newly appointed as Shadow Education Secretary.

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips and Stourbridge MP Margot James both expressed their disappointment at the appointment of men to three of the top jobs in the cabinet.

Other MPs have been more positive about the new shadow cabinet, including Nottingham North MP Graham Allen:

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Jeremy Corbyn announces 'unifying, dynamic, inclusive' shadow cabinet

Jeremy Corbyn has completed his shadow cabinet appointments, amid controversy about the lack of women in key posts.

Announcing the full list of appointments, the Labour leader said “We have delivered a unifying, dynamic, inclusive new shadow cabinet which for the first time ever has a majority of women."

There are 16 women and 15 men in the shadow cabinet. They are:

Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Tom Watson MP

Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Angela Eagle MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra MP

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham MP

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP

Opposition Chief Whip Rosie Winterton MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health Heidi Alexander MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education Lucy Powell MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Maria Eagle MP

Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention Jon Trickett MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Lisa Nandy MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Chris Bryant MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Diane Abbott MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Nia Griffith MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Kerry McCarthy MP

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Kate Green MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher MP

Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration Gloria De Piero MP

Shadow Minister for Mental Health Luciana Berger MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Smith of Basildon

Lords Chief Whip Lord Bassam of Brighton

Shadow Attorney General Catherine McKinnell MP

Shadow Minister without Portfolio Jonathan Ashworth MP

Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning John Healey MP

Shadow cabinet appointments announced

Newly-elected Jeremy Corbyn will continue to announce which MPs he will be appointing to roles in his shadow cabinet.

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall, who came last in the Labour leadership race, has already ruled herself out of serving in the new shadow cabinet.

  • Tom Watson, MP for West Bromwich East - Deputy Leader
Tom Watson is the new Deputy Labour Leader Credit: PA

Tom Watson will serve as Deputy Leader of the Labour party after beating four other candidates to the position on Saturday.

He beat Ben Bradshaw, Stella Creasy, Angela Eagle and Caroline Flint, winning the vote in three rounds.

  • Vernon Coaker, MP for Gedling - Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Vernon Coaker is also in the cabinet Credit: PA

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker has been appointed Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, a position he previously held between October 2011 and October 2013.


Low levels of trust in Westminster politicians

Just 15% of voters in the Midlands trust politicians in Westminster according to a new survey.

Pollsters YouGov surveyed people for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa.) Cipfa concluded that voters' trust in central politicians falls the further away from London they live.

23% of people in London said they would trust politicians in Westminster to allocate spending within their region compared to 15% in the Midlands.

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