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Summary

  1. Electoral fraud claims investigated
  2. Hundreds to line up for Coventry Half Marathon
  3. Tailbacks as lorry sheds frozen chickens
  4. Updates from Friday March 17 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  2. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from the BBC Local Live team for the week. Please join us again from 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates for Coventry and Warwickshire.

    Keep an eye out here for breaking news before then.

  3. Coventry Bees ride again

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry Bees Speedway supporters are expected to head to Peterborough in numbers this weekend. 

    The full Bees line up will race in a challenge meeting against the Pirates in a match arranged by the Save Coventry Speedway campaign.

    The Bees have been expelled from this season's Premiership due to the lack of a home track.

    Save Coventry Bees protest
  4. Become a digital guru - apply now for a BBC apprenticeship

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Have you got what it takes to make a story go viral? 

    BBC News is looking to recruit digital apprentices' across the country, including Wolverhampton.

    • Can you take a story and make it go viral?
    • Can you make the best of social media to reach new audiences?
    • Can you listen to people and explain complex stories in a simple way?

    You have until 18 April to apply.

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  5. Crowds support ring road poetry event

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    An event celebrating Coventry's ring road with a series of films and verse attracted a crowd of more than 250 at Fargo last night, organisers say.

    Disappear Here crowd

    Lead artist Adam Steiner said he hoped the project, Disappear Here, had "changed a few hearts and minds" about what poetry is and that the ring road had proved a "definitive source of inspiration for audiences and artists alike".

    Video content

    Video caption: Coventry Ring Road inspires verse amid City of Culture bid
  6. Coleshill Town's bid for a Wembley final place

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coleshill Town's players are in South Shields to prepare for tomorrow's FA Vase semi-final.

    View more on twitter

    They go into the second leg needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit to secure a place at the Wembley final.

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    Looks like it's a bit chilly up there!

  7. Weather: Rain this evening and tomorrow

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast more rain this evening and tomorrow, so you might want to celebrate St Patrick's Day indoors - or take an umbrella.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  8. Disruption continues between Coventry and Nuneaton

    A broken down train between Coventry and Nuneaton means buses are replacing trains between these stations, the Network Rail website says .

    Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 18:45.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Gang travels by bike to stores stealing gems worth millions

    Six men have been jailed for stealing more than £3m worth of jewellery from shops around England.

  10. Sky Blues: Ivor Lawton to stay on

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Sky Blues midfielder Ivor Lawton is to be given the chance to prove himself after asking to stay at the club. 

    Mark Robins

    The 21-year-old had been told by previous manager Russell Slade to look for a new club, but new boss Mark Robins says he's agreed to have Lawton back.  

  11. Pool reopens in Bedworth after coach crash

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Swimming at Bedworth Leisure Centre is expected to return to normal from 15:30 today after the pool's temporary closure due to a coach crash.

    The borough council says the damage has been fixed, and are ready to fully reopen the site. 

    Damage at the leisure centre and damaged coach
  12. Travel: Traffic released on M6 northbound

    BBC News Travel

    One lane has now reopened on the M6 northbound between junctions one and two, to release traffic says Highways England.

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  13. Two-car collision closes M6 northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A two-car collision and fuel spillage has closed all lanes of the M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry).

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  14. Travel: Bus replacement service between Coventry and Nuneaton

    BBC News Travel

    A faulty train is causing delays and cancellations to services running between Coventry and Nuneaton, says London Midland.

    There are buses running between the stations.

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  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

  16. Watch Leamington's falcons nesting on Town Hall

    A live feed showing falcons nesting in central Leamington Spa has been set up in a partnership between Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the district council.

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  17. Coventry 'one of the UK's fastest-moving property markets'

    Coventry is listed as being in the top ten property hotspots in Britain by the website Zoopla.

    The search portal looked at the typical length of time between a home going up for sale on its site  and the listing changing to "under offer" in 50 large towns and cities outside London.

    For Sale signs

    Coventry properties came in at eighth fastest at 35 days, compared to a country-wide average of 42.

    Northampton performed best at 27 days, and properties in Wales sitting on the market for the longest length of time, around 66 days.