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  1. Updates on Monday 9 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Tuesday

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Watch: Phil Silvers shop in Coventry's Fargo

The BBC Business series My Shop visits a store in Coventry that houses a Phil Silvers museum.

When he turned 50, Steve Everitt decided to "take the plunge" and follow his life-long dream.

He opened a shop in Coventry's Fargo Village last year, which is both a cult memorabilia store and a museum devoted to the legendary American TV star.

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'I've hit 50, let's go for it'

Theft of number plates falls in Warwickshire

The amount of number plate thefts in Warwickshire has fallen by 80% - a sharper drop than that experienced by any other police force in England and Wales.

But as a whole, the West Midlands is one of seven areas where the problem has got worse. The region has seen the largest rise in such crimes, according to research by the RAC.

An average of 56 number plates are stolen every day from vehicles in England and Wales.

Number plate being unscrewed
PA

Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Mostly cloudy this evening with outbreaks of showery rain, particularly after midnight.

The rain could turn heavy at times with some thunder possible and lows of 14C (57F).

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Weather update

Watching Mercury's transit safely

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

We shared a tweet from Warwick School earlier, showing pupils tracking Mercury's journey against the sun.

The school is reminding people that the boys have been using safe, specialist equipment.

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Latest: Leamington man jailed for indecent images; JLR wants ex-service personnel

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of some of our main stories in the Coventry newsroom today:

- A Leamington man is sentenced to nine months for possessing and making indecent images of children

- Jaguar Land Rover sets targets to recruit ex-servicemen and women

- Theft of number plates falls in Warwickshire

Travel: M42 problems

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there's slow traffic on the M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J4, A34 (Shirley) because of a broken-down vehicle.

More details on BBC Travel.

Where do farmers stand on Brexit?

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

Farming and the European Union have gone hand in hand with the Common Agricultural Policy subsidising agriculture.

Warwickshire farming leader, Adam Quinny, has been telling me why he wants to remain in the EU.

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Tomorrow we'll have a report from a farmer who wants to leave the European Union.

Patient's family 'devastated' over dumped records

Simon Glover

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The grandaughter of a hospital patient whose records were among those found dumped near a bin say she's absolutely "devastated".

Jemma Lake  said the family had "put their trust" in the NHS to care for her grandfather, who has late stage dementia, but they've "completely let him down". 

University Hospital in Coventry says it's investigating how this could have happened.

Watch: Shakespeare sitcom airs tonight

Ben Elton's new Shakespeare sitcom starts tonight at 22:00 on BBC2.

Upstart Crow was commissioned as part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016 - a major season celebrating the genius of Shakespeare, 400 years after his death.  

Shakepseare wants to hear Juliet read by his teenage daughter, but she's not impressed. Contains language that some may find offensive.

Leamington man jailed for making indecent images of children

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A Leamington Spa man has been sentenced to nine month in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of possessing and making indecent images of children, police say.

Dennis Ogden, 61, was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court today and will also be placed on the Sex Offender Register for 10 years.

Dennis Ogden
Warwickshire Police

Police say the images were discovered during an investigation after a member of the public reported Ogden's suspicious behaviour in a local park.

Coombe Abbey up for two national accolades at annual CHS awards night

Coventry Observer

Coombe Abbey has continued its winning streak of national, regional and trade recognition after being shortlisted for two major awards.  

Coombe Abbey
Coventry Observer

Warwick pupils capture Mercury's transit

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Skywatchers across the globe are observing Mercury transit the Sun, the little planet's third such pass in 14 it will make this century.  

These pupils from Warwick School are watching the rare event.

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Jaguar Land Rover targets armed forces recruits

Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover says it wants to recruit 1,000 members of the armed forces by the end of the decade.

The car manufacturer, which is a partner of the Invictus Games, currently employs around 200 former military personnel.

Former Grenadier Guard and JLR worker, James McGill , is currently in Orlando competing in the games.

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JLR colleagues give James McGill a send-off as he leaves to compete in the Invictus Games

It is fitting that this announcement comes ahead of the Invictus Games, an inspirational event that demonstrates the resilience and dedication of those in the armed forces.

Ian HarnettExecutive director of Human Resources at Jaguar Land Rover

Cricket: Warwickshire all out for 152

We’ll work as a team, says new Coventry council leader as Lucas loyalists depart

Coventry Observer

Coventry City Council’s incoming new leader George Duggins has signaled he will bring his own style of leadership and teamwork, as councillors loyal to ousted Ann Lucas prepare to lose their jobs.  

County Championship: Chopra fifty but Bears not out of the woods

Mike Taylor

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Varun Chopra has notched his half century but Warwickshire have lost six wickets before lunch on day two against Somerset. 

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Record-breaking sales results for JLR

Jaguar Land Rover says it's posted its best ever April retail sales of 41,341 vehicles, up 11% on the same month last year.

They say it's the company's fourth consecutive record-breaking month.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Hospital apologises over dumped patient records

University Hospital in Coventry has apologised to patients whose details were found dumped near bins in the city.

University Hospital Coventry
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Chief Operating Officer, David Eltringham, said it's "unacceptable" the information - found off-site, in a different part of Coventry - wasn't disposed of correctly.

He says the trust has been contacting the 12 patients to make them aware of what's happened and "offer support if wanted".

An internal investigation has been launched.

Chinese delegation visits Coventry to line up investment opportunities

A delegation of Chinese companies and organisations looking for foreign investment opportunities has chosen Coventry as its only UK location on a tour of Europe.

Representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce will join 29 delegates on the three-day visit later this month.

A special event is being held for the delegates, organised by UK Trade and Investment in partnership with the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub.

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AFP

Not only do we have a proven track record in the fields in which [the delegation is] interested, but we also are attracting impressive levels of investment from China.

Craig HumphreyChief Executive, Growth Hub

Latest: JLR posts record sales; hospital apologises over patient data leak

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of some of our main stories today:

- Jaguar Land Rover has record-breaking sales month

- University Hospital apologises to patients whose records were found near city bins

- Chinese delegation to look for investment opportunities in Coventry 

HS2 headquarters to relocate to Birmingham

Peter Plisner

BBC Midlands Today

The BBC has learned that HS2 Ltd is moving its headquarters to Birmingham. 

Artist impression of HS2 line
HS2 Ltd

The company, which is in charge of developing the proposed high speed rail line between London and the Midlands through Warwickshire, already has a construction office in the city. 

It's now consulting staff in London on relocation plans.

The news comes as work starts in Birmingham to build the National College for High Speed Rail which will train the engineers needed to construct and operate the line.

Cashpoint theft in Warwick

Alec Blackman

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Police in Warwick say they're hunting for a man who stole cash from a 75-year-old who'd just removed money from a cashpoint. 

It happened just after 13:30 on Friday as he was counting the money on the bonnet of his car in Deansway.

New leader takes reins at Coventry council

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

New leader of Coventry City Council, George Duggins, will begin putting his new cabinet together today.

Coventry council house
BBC

After a private vote on Friday night, he won leadership of the council, replacing Ann Lucas.

Cllr Abdul Khan remains deputy leader of the local authority after being unchallenged in the vote.

Mr Duggins takes charge of the council on Thursday 19 May.

Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

A warm afternoon in store with top temperatures of 23C (73F), with some isolated showers in places.

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News: Hospital apologises over data leak; JLR to recruit former armed forces members

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of the stories making the headlines in Coventry today:

- University Hospital apologises over dumped patient records

- JLR sets targets to recruit 1,000 ex-servicemen and women

- Warwickshire sees sharp drop in number plate thefts

Travel: M1 southbound

BBC Travel

An accident involving two lorries has closed two lanes of the M1 southbound in Northamptonshire before J16 A45 (Daventry).

Congestion is back to J18, A428 (Rugby).

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Power firm is fined for huge traffic delays in Nuneaton

Nuneaton News

Failure to stop mass traffic problems on an already congested Nuneaton road has led to a power company being fined.

Armstrong nets 20th goal for Sky blues

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

The Sky Blues ended their League One season 8th in the table - after their 2-0 win at Oldham. 

Adam Armstrong marked what's likely to be his last game for the City with his 20th goal of the season after Romain Vincelot opened the scoring.

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Coventry medical records found dumped

Confidential medical records have been found dumped near some rubbish bins in Coventry.

The notes are for at least 12 elderly patients, who were at the city's University Hospital in March.

The hospital has apologised and launched a full investigation. 

They say they are taking the matter extremely seriously.

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Latest: Medical records found dumped; new leader for Coventry council

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of the stories we're looking at today:

- Confidential hospital records found dumped in Coventry

- New council leader begins putting cabinet together

- JLR sets target to recruit former armed forces members

Travel: A5 congestion

BBC Travel

Very slow traffic on the A5 in both directions in Grendon between the Spon Lane junction and the Long Street junction in the roadworks area.

Travel time is reported to be 45 minutes, with congestion to Atherstone and to the B5440 Marlborough Way junction. 

Tom Abell century gives Somerset platform against Warwickshire

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

Warwickshire resume on 27-2 after bowling out Somerset on the first day of their county championship match at Edgbaston.

Somerset youngster Tom Abell made his second first-class century to help his side post 295 against Warwickshire.

But most of the Somerset batsmen failed to exploit good batting conditions, Keith Barker and Chris Woakes both picking up three wickets, backed by two from Jonathan Trott,

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Good morning from Coventry and Warwickshire

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live this Monday morning.

We'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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