The funeral for the first sikh member of the House of Lords will take place later. Lord Tarsem King was a Sandwell councillor and became a life peer in 1999.
More than a thousand people are expected to attend.
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Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the region this morning but will brighten up in the afternoon, leading to sunny spells.
A cloudy, damp and breezy start to the day but will slowly brighten up as the day goes on.
A gunman who held two members of staff hostage at a bowling alley in Nuneaton has been arrested.