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Summary

  1. Coventry role in Brum's 2022 Games bid
  2. Judge seeks report on gun boy
  3. Ricoh row rumbles on
  4. Five-vehicle motorway crash
  5. School announces farm closure
  6. Updates from Friday 14 July 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - M40 entry slip road closed northbound at J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident.

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

Joe Denly

Brendon Mitchell

BBC Sport

The T20 Blast match between Yorkshire and Lancashire ends in a tie, while Kent enjoy a record-breaking night at The Oval.

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School farm animals to be rehomed

Pupils at Cardinal Wiseman School in Coventry have been caring for animals on the site for almost 20 years.

Cardinal Wiseman School
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The school has announced the farm will close and will stop offering agricultural studies as a subject to pupils.

It is working with animal sanctuaries to rehome the livestock and said pupils would be given the opportunity to adopt the farm's smaller animals including rabbits, mice and hamsters.

Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

After a bright and dry evening with sunny spells, the region will tend to cloud over during the night. Low cloud, rain and drizzle will reach the region by morning. Lows of 14C (57F).

Weather for the West Midlands.

Rugby homes plan submitted

The plan to deliver 12,400 homes by 2031 in Rugby has been submitted to the government, the council says.

Rugby local plan map
Rugby Borough Council

An inspector will now be appointed to carry out an independent examination of the plan, expected to be adopted by the council in the spring of 2018.

The plan also sets out 110 hectares of "employment land" and more than 8,000 square meters of retail space.

Cllr Heather Timms said the submission was a "significant step towards delivering planned, sustainable growth with the supporting schools, roads and other infrastructure that we need".

Video: School closes farm run by pupils

Tom Cooke

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A school in Coventry is set to close a farm on its site that has seen pupils caring for animals for nearly 20 years.

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School said there had been a decline in those opting to study agricultural subjects. It said it was working with wildlife sanctuaries to find a home for livestock.

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School is set to shut a farm run by pupils

M40 re-opens after vehicle overturns

BBC News Travel

All lanes have reopened on the M40 northbound between J16 for A3400 and M42 J3A after a vehicle oveturned.

Highways England says there are still long delays in the area.

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Bus diversion for Leamington carnival

Buses in Leamington Spa will be diverted away from the Parade between 12:00 and 15:00 on Saturday due to the town's carnival parade.

Temporary bus stations will be used.

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Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 and M42 J3A affecting J13 for A452.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M40 northbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and M42 J3a, because of an overturned car. Travel time is around 45 minute. Congestion to J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook).

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

Man who died in M45 crash named

A man who died in a crash on the M45 at Dunchurch last week has been named by police as 55-year-old Mark Folwell from Northampton.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Thursday 6 July on the eastbound carriageway at about 04:30.

Peter's family said he would be "truly missed by each and every person that was lucky enough to have known him".

Judge seeks psychiatric report on boy who took loaded gun to school

A judge has ordered a psychiatric report on a teenager who took a loaded shotgun to a school.

The 15 year old admitted taking 200 rounds of ammunition, a lock-knife and mask into the Warwickshire site last month.

A previous hearing at Leamington Spa Youth Court, at which the boy entered guilty pleas, was told he phoned 999 following "a change of heart" about harming others.

The teenager is due to be sentenced on September 8.

Coventry City's owner in new legal row with council

Fresh legal proceedings are under way as the dispute over the sale of the Ricoh Arena continues between Coventry City FC's owner and the city council.

Ricoh Arena
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It is the second time Sisu has taken the council to court. A judicial review previously found for the authority.

The row concerns the council's sale of its 50% share in the arena to Wasps Rugby Club in 2014.

Three taken to hospital after Lythalls Lane crash

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Three people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a tree and overturned in Coventry this morning.

Car crash
@FoleshillFire

The ambulance service said two other people in the car were unhurt in the incident on Lythalls Lane at about 08:00.

Scene of crash
@FoleshillFire

Is this Warwickshire's oldest paperboy?

A 77 year old who's shunned retirement says his job delivering papers keeps him fit enough to help raise money for charity.

Paperboy
BBC

John Insoll, who's been delivering the Stratford Observer around Shottery for more than ten years, is about to take on a second round.

He said the exercise helped him recently complete a 5k run.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 northbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Nadhim Zahawi welcomes inquiry into contaminated blood scandal

Stratford Observer

An inquiry into the "worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS" which affected several Stratford residents has been welcomed by Nadhim Zahawi.

Five-vehicle crash on M6

Despite five vehicles being damaged on the M6 this morning, no-one was injured, police say.

The crash happened between Corley Services and junction 4 of the M42.

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Coventry to benefit from 2022 Games bid

Three new venues have been revealed for Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid including Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

And the home of Wasps would be used for netball, should Birmingham become host city.

Ricoh Arena
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As part of the bid, the planned Sandwell aquatics centre would be upgraded to include warm-up and competition diving pools, while Villa Park would host the rugby sevens tournament.

Five-vehicle crash causing M6 tailbacks

BBC News Travel

Five vehicles are involved in the crash on the M6 northbound, police say.

All lanes have re-opened but there is queuing traffic in the area.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between Corley Services and J4 for M42 affecting J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic and heavier than usual traffic on M6 northbound between Corley Services and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J3, A444 (Nuneaton).

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

Video: What's the weather got in store today?

BBC Weather

After a cloudy start with the chance of some drizzle, it should brighten up this afternoon with some sunny spells in store.

It will feel quite warm in the sunshine this afternoon, with top temperatures of 20C (68F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Good morning from the Coventry and Warwickshire live team.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Coventry and Warwickshire between now and 18:00.

If you'd like to get in touch with the BBC Local Live team, you can do so by emailing us, tweeting @BBCCovWarks, or visiting our Facebook page.

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down lorry.

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

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Live updates have now finished for Coventry and Warwickshire.

We'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow with the usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather.

New ambulance response programme to be rolled-out

A new way of prioritising ambulance calls which officials say will save more lives is to be rolled out across England, the government has announced.

Ambulances
West Midlands Ambulance Service

Under the Ambulance Response Programme (ARP) 999 call handlers ask extra questions to work out whether it's best to respond straight away.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, one of three regions to pilot the scheme, says the time it took for them to arrive at a patient was quicker on average by up to a minute.

No more direct flights to America from Birmingham

BBC Midlands Today

United Airlines has announced its stopping direct flights to New York from Birmingham Airport.

In a statement, the company said the decision to pull out was "regretful" and blamed the route's poor financial performance.

It means Birmingham now has no direct flights to the States, except a weekly service largely for holidaymakers to Orlando in Florida.

Birmingham Airport
BBC

Stolen Jack Russell Millie dumped from jacked truck finds her way home

Leamington Observer

A jack russell unsuspectingly stolen by car jackers has been re-united with her owner.

Millie was in a red Mitsubishi truck when thieves struck at a farm in Hunningham near Leamington this afternoon – jumping in it as soon as her owner pulled up in the yard and speeding off.

Electric Railway Museum to close

A museum housing a collection of electric trains could close later this year.

Museum set to open for final time in October

The site of the Electric Railway Museum, next to Coventry Airport, is set to become part of Jaguar Land Rover's Whitley expansion scheme.

Landowners Coventry City Council have not renewed the museum’s lease and trustees of the attraction say despite efforts an alternative location for the attraction has not been found.

The closure announcement is “not a done deal”, the trustees added, but unless an urgent solution is found the museum will open to the public for the final time on Sunday, 8 October.

They said it's “devastating” to think that the West Midlands could potentially lose this “unique cultural asset”.

Weather for tonight and tomorrow

BBC Weather

After a largely dry and bright evening, there may be some showers at times overnight.

However, many places will stay dry and mild with some clear spells - lows of 15C (59F).

Weather chart
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Investigation launched into Nuneaton attack

A man in Nuneaton was forced into a car by a number of assailants and driven to Birmingham before being dropped at an unknown location, police say.

Queens Street Nuneaton
Google

The victim, a man in his 40s, was at a cash point on Queen's Road at some time between 22:00 and 23:00 on Wednesday at the time of the attack.

The man was unhurt and police believe the suspects and victim may be known to one another.