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Inquest into Deepcut soldier death set to continue

Private Cheryl James Credit: ITV News

An inquest is due to continue into the death of a soldier from Shropshire who died at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey more than twenty years ago.

A long-awaited fresh inquest began last week into the death of Private Cheryl James, who was found with a fatal bullet wound in November 1995 at the age of 18.

But after two hours of legal argument, a coroner adjourned the inquest to allow new forensic and scientific evidence to be reviewed.

Her family wanted the inquest to be widened to take account of new testimony which they believe could shed new light on her state of mind.

It will also consider whether a third party was involved in her death and what happened on the evening before she died.

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Deluge after two inches of rain falls in nineteen hours

Video report by ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin

There are 61 flood warnings and alerts across the Midlands as torrential heavy rain caused waterways to swell and burst their banks.

Some of the worst flooding has been in Warwickshire, with homes and motorists affected.

But with more wet weather forecast tonight and into tomorrow, there may be more misery to come. Chris Halpin reports.

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Video: Celebrations continue for the 'Year of the Monkey'

The Chinese New Year celebrations are continuing in Birmingham today.

The 'Year of the Monkey' is being celebrated in the Arcadian Centre in the heart of the city centre.

ITV Central captured some of the on-stage entertainment.

Even West Midlands Police are enjoying the festivities.

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Man bailed following altercation outside pub

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A 46-year-old man has been bailed pending further enquiries following a mans death outside a pub in West Bromwich after an altercation had taken place.

Officers were called to reports of a disorder outside the Queens Head pub, Church Lane, just before 11pm on Friday night.

A 61-year-old man was confirmed dead soon after and the scene has been sealed off for further investigations.

A post-mortem has taken place to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information can call Force CID on 101.

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