Volunteer part-time soldiers from across the Midlands begin their final preparation for work as UN peacekeepers in Cyprus. ITV News Central has spent today with them, here is the full report.
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A good deal of cloud but for many a dry day.
Bright morning across southern parts, after a chilly start, but thicker cloud in the northwest will push southeast during afternoon.