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Summary

  1. Prison's spike in violence linked to London inmates
  2. Appeal to find Co-op's 'lost sleighs'
  3. Memorial for poet Larkin
  4. Updates from Friday 2 December 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) in Nuthurst and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) in Warwickshire, because of an accident.

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  2. Video content

    Video caption: Highlights: Cambridge United 4-0 Coventry City

    Luke Berry scores four goals for Cambridge as the League Two side cruise into the third round of the FA Cup with a decisive win over Coventry City.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J12 for B4451 and J11 for A361.

    M40 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M40 southbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an accident.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A46 and J13 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - Sheep on the road on M40 southbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook).

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    Severe accident: A426 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A426 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, between Main Street and A5.

    A426 Leicestershire - A426 Rugby Road in Cotesbach closed in both directions between the Main Street junction and the A5 junction, because of a serious accident.

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    Severe disruption: A428 Northamptonshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A428 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, between A5 and B4038 Kilsby Lane.

    A428 Northamptonshire - A428 in Kilsby closed in both directions between the A5 junction and the B4038 Kilsby Lane junction, because of roadworks.

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, after J3 for A444 affecting J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M6 northbound after J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident. Congestion to J2, M69 (Coventry).

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  8. Our coverage across the day

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

    Whatever you have planned, have a great weekend.  

  9. Council's fears after government inspector overturns planning decision

    The Leader of North Warwickshire Borough Council says he fears the area will become just a series of warehouses and towns after a planning hearing. 

    The government's inspector ruled St Modwen can build warehouses on 25 hectares of land between Dordon and Tamworth.

    Quote Message: We want growth, we want this to be a good and lively place to live, but we want it to be under control - unfortunately the inspector has seen it differently from the way the planning board has from David Humphrey Leader, North Warwickshrie Borough Council
    David HumphreyLeader, North Warwickshrie Borough Council
  10. Public toilets may be reopened if there's a proven need

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Coventry City Council says it could reopen public toilets in the city, but only if there's a proven need for them. 

    The city's Older Voices Group has said some of its members are likely to avoid leaving their homes for fear of being caught short.

    Toilet sign
  11. Larkin memorial for Poets' Corner

    The decision to honour poet Philip Larkin was made by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall.

    Poets' corner

    Prof Edwin Dawes, who chairs the Philip Larkin Society, said Larkin's words were quoted more frequently than those of any of his poetic contemporaries.  

    "The memorialisation of Philip Larkin in Poets' Corner will be warmly welcomed by his many admirers in all walks of life," he said.

    "We are delighted that in 2016 Larkin will take his place at the very cultural heart of the nation, in Westminster Abbey amongst Britain's greatest writers."

  12. More than 400 cases of HIV diagnosed in the West Midlands last year

    The number of new cases of HIV in the West Midlands rose by 10% in 2015 - with 473 people newly diagnosed. 

    Thirty eight of those diagnosed had left it so late to go to the doctor they were diagnosed with Aids.

    Public Health England says the rise is worrying and reinforces the importance of safe sex. 

    There are more than 6,000 people being treated for HIV in the region.

    Vials of blood

    BBC News dispels the myths of HIV to mark Thursday's World Aids Day. 

  13. BBC Weather Watcher pictures: Southam and Warwick

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Warwick

    We're getting a variety of wintry pictures from our BBC Weather Watchers at the moment - these two are from users Val in Warwick and Old Salt in Southam, Warwickshire.

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    Southam