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  1. Updates from the past week

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  1. Bristol v Wasps

    Bristol are relegated to the Championship with two games to go after a brave defeat by ruthless Premiership leaders Wasps.

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    Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6.

    M69 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6, because of an accident involving overturned vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

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  8. Plans to build 5000-seat stadium in Leamington given the green light

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    The secretary of a Leamington Football Club fan group says he's cautiously optimistic about the future.

    Plans for new 5000-seat stadium

    It's after councillors approved plans for a new 5000-seat stadium to be built in the town. 

    Proposals for Warwick District Council to acquire the club's current home in Harbury Lane were also approved, with the land identified as a possible traveller site. 

    Quote Message: Caution is natural in the footballing world...[but] it is optimistic caution...it's something we'd really like to see happen." from Nick Rogers Board Member and Membership Secretary of the Brakes Trust
    Nick RogersBoard Member and Membership Secretary of the Brakes Trust
  9. Aggravated burglary in Warwick

    Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Warwick. 

    Police line

    It happened at a house in Yardley Close on Wednesday evening. 

    Three men were reported to have entered the house demanding money from the occupants before carrying out a search of the property and leaving.  

  10. Watch: Your latest weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a mainly dry day for the West Midlands, here's how tonight and Good Friday are looking. 

    You can also keep up-to-date with the latest forecasts by heading to the BBC Weather website.

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    Video caption: Alex Hamilton
  11. 'Stinger' used by police to stop car on M5

    A "stinger" device has been used to stop a car on the M5 which was believed to have been stolen during a burglary on the Wirral in Merseyside, police say.

    Motorway police started to pursue the car just outside Worcester at 06:00 this morning as it travelled northbound on the M5.

    West Midlands Police say that despite have its tyres deflated by the stinger the car still continued around the junction 2 roundabout at Oldbury (pictured) and veered the wrong way down the southbound slip road before officers were able to bring it to a halt.

    M5 junction

    Police say a 27-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

    A 24-year-old man who was a passenger, also from Liverpool, was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

    A 25-year-old man, also a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested but taken to hospital with minor injuries and will be questioned later, a spokesman says.

  12. Family of postman speak of "nightmare" since his death

    The family of a postman whose body was found in a ditch have described life since his death as a "nightmare".

    The body of David Charles Lamont was found by a member of the public by the side of Burrow Hill Lane, in Corley, Warwickshire, on 23 October.

    Kamaljit Singh Dhaliwal, 54, of Holland Road, Coventry, was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter and jailed earlier this month.

    In a statement, Mr Lamont's family said: "The past five months following David's tragic death have been an absolute nightmare.

    "He had so much to live for; hopes, dreams and desires. All ripped away from him by a man too selfish to tell the truth.

    "I don't think we will ever know what really happened to him or why. That hurts, but I hope now our family can finally mourn and really lay him to rest."  

    David Lamont
  13. JLR handed two awards

    Jaguar Land Rover has scooped two prizes at the world car awards in New York.

    Jaguar F-PACE

    The car giant, which has factories in Coventry, Solihull and Wolverhampton, picked up 'world car design of the year' and 'world car of the year' for the Jaguar F-PACE. 

    The performance SUV is the fastest-selling model the firm has produced.