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Summary

  1. Bedworth Bun Day cancelled after security concerns
  2. Nuneaton to hold vigil for Manchester
  3. Family call for night club demolition
  4. Veteran cyclist to finish Italian solo tour
  5. Wasps prepare for Twickenham final
  6. Updates on Friday 26 May

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

Exeter won their first English title eight years after winning promotion to the top flight

James Law

BBC Sport

Gareth Steenson kicks a late penalty in extra time to seal an exhilarating Premiership final win for Exeter over Wasps at Twickenham.

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Jack Nowell

Jeremy Guscott

Rugby union analyst, BBC Sport

BBC Sport columnist Jeremy Guscott expects Exeter to edge a tight, but high-scoring Premiership final against Wasps.

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Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, before J16 for A3400 affecting J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound before J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a broken down vehicle. Travel time is around 30 minute. Congestion to J15, A46 (Longbridge Island).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Our live coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Enjoy the bank holiday.

'Don't leave Twickenham early' warns scrum-half Joe Simpson

BBC Sport

Wasps' scrum-half, Joe Simpson, has one simple message for anyone lucky enough to have a ticket to see his side's Premiership final with Exeter at Twickenham - don't leave early.

"Never leave early when it comes to Wasps matches," Simpson, 28, told BBC Sport.

Rugby pitch
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"We've won two or three matches in the last plays of the game. We really back our bench. We know we've got the fitness to keep up that level of performance for 85, 90 minutes. However long it takes, we keep battering on that drum."

It's Wasps' chance of a first crown since 2008.

History of Kenilworth station

The original Kenilworth Station first opened in 1844, according to history website Warwickshirerailways.com, with the opening of the Coventry to Leamington (Milverton) branch line.

Artist impression of Kenilworth station
Warwickshire County Council

An increase in rail traffic in the area saw the building of a new station which was completed in 1883.

Under Beeching cuts the station was closed to goods traffic on 4 January 1965 and passenger traffic on 18 January 1965.

A new station is expected to open in December.

Kenilworth rail station taking shape

A new aerial photograph, released by Warwickshire County Council, shows the development of Kenilworth's new railway station as it enters a new phase.

Kenilworth Railway Station
Warwickshire County Council

The £11.3m station is being built on the site of the previous one, which shut in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts.

The station is expected to open in December after several delays.

Coventry's Priory Visitor Centre re-opens

A historic part of Coventry will re-open to the public tomorrow.

The Priory Visitor Centre, which stands over the site of the city's first cathedral, shut last year after funding was withdrawn by the city council.

Priory Visitor Centre
BBC

The tourist attraction is now being run by a social enterprise community business called Inspiring Communities, and will be open to the public from 11:00 tomorrow.

Restaurant manager fined for serving beef in a 'lamb balti'

A restaurant manager has been fined by Trading Standards for serving a lamb balti that only had beef in it.

Mohammed Uddin, 52, of Stoney Stanton Road was fined £256 and ordered to pay £706 in costs and a £30 victim charge, Coventry City Council said.

The manager of New Bengal Spice Restaurant, in Corporation Street, appeared before Coventry Magistrates Court on 24 May alongside the limited company who ran the restaurant, New Bengal Spice (Coventry) Ltd.

New Bengal Spice Restaurant
Google

The company was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs and a £170 victim surcharge.

Both defendants pleaded guilty to the offences. Mr Uddin admitted that he thought the meat was mutton instead of lamb, but a DNA test revealed the meat was beef and there were no traces of either mutton or lamb.

Bank holiday getaways: Busiest roads for four years

Highways England have suspended 150 miles of roadworks across the West Midlands in anticipation of today's Bank Holiday getaway.

The RAC are warning drivers to expect the busiest spring bank holiday weekend for traffic in four years.

It estimates that 16.5m leisure journeys will be taken between today and Monday because of soaring temperatures.

Data picture
BBC

Rugby: Wasps' Beale ruled out of final

BBC Sport

Wasps' back Kurtley Beale has been ruled out of Saturday's Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham.

Kurtley Beale
Getty Images

The Wallaby, who's 28, has not recovered from a hamstring injury picked up in their semi-final victory over Leicester.

Willie Le Roux switches to full-back, with Josh Bassett, who scored the winning try against the Tigers, starting on the wing.

Veteran cyclist due to finish Italian solo tour

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A veteran Coventry cyclist is close to finishing the epic challenge of completing the route of this year's Giro d'Italia - or Tour of Italy.

Mick Ives
@giromickives

Mick Ives, who's 77 and has been cycling competitively for 60 years, is due to complete the 3,400 km (2,112 mile) route tomorrow.

You can follow his progress here on Twitter.

BBC Election Panel: Your thoughts on defence

The BBC is running an election panel, asking voters for their thoughts ahead of 8 June.

We asked:

What should we do about defence? Do you support Trident? Which party’s policies do you think best look after our defence needs?"

Submarine
PA

Shah, Birmingham: "I don't support Trident. None of the party's have any viable long term financially savvy solution."

Barry, Telford: "Trident must be supported and we should have four submarines and not just three please do not let corbyn near them."

Harold, Coventry: "I would oppose Trident if there is a viable alternative. It's difficult to say which party best looks after our security but I would go with Labour."

Daniel, Walsall: "I support a strong defence but am not an interventionist. I don't find much to like in Labour's mixed stance on the nuclear deterrent but do not like how the Conservatives have steadlily cut the military either. No party really fully reflect my views I don't think."

Women's Tour: Colours to look out for as they flash by

Stage Three of the Women's Tour will pass through Warwickshire on Friday June 9.

The elite cycle race will start in Atherstone and finish in Leamington Spa, passing through Kenilworth, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Security stepped up at Twickenham for Wasps' final

Extra armed police officers will be deployed on Saturday at Twickenham for the Premiership rugby final between Wasps and Exeter and the FA Cup Final at Wembley, Scotland Yard has said.

Twickenham
Getty Images

Sporting events and venues in England say they are conducting major security reviews.

Police Scotland said it was reviewing all "significant events" taking place within the next 14 days and has increased the number of armed police on patrol.

Wasps given send-off on way to London final

The Wasps team to play at Twickenham tomorrow are on their way to London, sent-off by Coventry school children.

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Family want night club demolished in murdered boy's memory

The family of a murdered Coventry teenager have launched a campaign to get the nightclub where he died demolished.

Daniel Kirkwood, who was18, was fatally stabbed in the neck at Society nightclub in Coventry in March 2015, while out celebrating a friend's birthday.

Society nightclub
Google

Tobijah Thompson, 25, was sentenced to life in prison for his murder, and three others jailed after admitting violent disorder.

Daniel's sister, Sophie Kirkwood, told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire the family would like to see the club demolished "so that it doesn't affect us any more".

Nuneaton man, 22, still in custody

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Police in Manchester have now arrested 10 people in connection with the bombing of the city's Arena.

Police arresting a man in Nuneaton
David Mitchell

Eight are still in custody, including a 22-year-old man arrested in Nuneaton on Wednesday night.

Two people have been released without charge.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A426 Rugby.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 entry slip road closed and queuing traffic northbound at J1, A426 (Rugby).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Nuneaton to hold vigil for Manchester victims

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A candlelit vigil is being held in Nuneaton later for the victims of the Manchester bombing.

Manchester attack: Nuneaton house searched by anti-terror police

It comes a day after neighbours described dramatic scenes as a man was arrested there at gunpoint, in connection with the terror attack.

The vigil will take place at 18:30 at Riversley Park bandstand.

M6 diesel spill causing congestion

There's queuing traffic on the M6 northbound between junctions one and two, causing congestion in the area, after a large diesel spill on the carriageway.

The carriageway has now been closed with congestion backing up to the Catthorpe Interchange.

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Fuel spillage closes two lanes of M6

BBC News Travel

A fuel spillage and broken down lorry have closed two lanes of the M6 northbound, between junctions one and two.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69 affecting M1 J19.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down lorry and a fuel spillage. Travel time is around 20 minute. Congestion to M1 J19, Catthorpe Interchange.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Bedworth Bun Day cancelled after security concerns

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

One of Bedworth's oldest traditions, the celebration of Founder's Day, has been cancelled at the request of the schools involved, say organisers.

Police say had investigated reports in April of an individual making enquiries about the event that has "raised concerns" with the organisers, but found "no credible threat".

Bedworth bun day
BBC

Around 1,000 Bedworth school children usually gather for the celebration, better known as Bun Day, at the town's Almshouses.

Pupils from three schools, supported by the Nicholas Chamberlaine Trust, will instead attend individual services, and distribution of buns will take place at each school.

Travel: Accident on the M5

Highways England says two lanes are blocked on the M5 between J2 and J3.

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Wasps prepare for Twickenham final

Alec Blackman

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A crowd of 82,000 is expected at Twickenham tomorrow as Wasps take on Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership final.

Nick Eastwood
Getty Images

It's the Ricoh club's first trip to headquarters since their move to Coventry, and their first time in the final for nine years.

The club's incoming chief executive, Nick Eastwood (pictured), said he'll have little to do tomorrow, it will all be down to the players.

You just have to let them get on with it and on the day you turn up, shake hands, smile and you hopefully have a huge smile on your face at the end of the day."

Nick EastwoodWasps chief executive

Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

Another dry, sunny and hot day in store with top temperatures of 25C (77F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452 affecting J4 for M42.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

An army bomb disposal unit

The US president condemns leaks to American media about the Manchester attack investigation, but the UK says it is resuming intelligence sharing.

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Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A34 and J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M42 southbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J3a M40, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time