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Summary

  1. BBC presenters accused of indecently assaulting boys
  2. Three jailed for gang-rape of woman
  3. Identical triplets turn 80
  4. GP surgeries 'at risk' over paperwork deadline
  5. Updates from Friday 19 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. James Law

    BBC Sport

    Wasps

    James Law

    BBC Sport

    Josh Bassett's 78th-minute try sends Wasps to their first Premiership final in nine years thanks to a thrilling win over Leicester.

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  2. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from the Live team on Friday.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Parliamentary hopefuls quizzed

    Shelley Phelps

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Political Reporter

    Election candidates from across Coventry and Warwickshire are being quizzed by business leaders today.

    The event has been organised by the local Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

  4. Man jailed after fatal bike crash

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A man's been jailed for his part in a crash between two bikes in which another man died.

    Staffordshire Police says Philip Gray, 37, from Oldbury, died after the crash on the A5 in Fazeley near Tamworth in November 2015.

    A5 near Fazeley

    Steven Porton was found guilty of dangerous driving earlier this month.

    Today the 29-year-old from Windrush Close, Walsall was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for 12 months and banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

  5. Watch your weekend weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Showers slowly fading through this evening to leave agenerally dry night with clear spells - lows of 4C (39F).

    Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers.

    Here's a full forecast looking ahead to what's instore this weekend...

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  6. Sky Blues sign Rod McDonald from Northampton

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry City have made their third signing of the off-season - defender Rod McDonald has agreed a two-year deal from Northampton.

    Mark Robins and Rod McDonald

    The 25 year old will complete his move to the Sky Blues when his current contract ends at the beginning of July.

    He joins midfielder Michael Doyle and striker Mark McNulty as new faces in Mark Robins' team looking for promotion back to League One.

  7. Three jailed for gang-rape of woman

    Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of gang-raping a woman one of them met outside a Coventry casino.

    Defendents Calin Lacatus, 28, of Beake Avenue, Coventry; Constantin Vila, also 28, of Victory Road, Coventry; and Timotei Baran, 21, of no fixed abode, were sentenced at Warwick Crown Court today to ten, eight and nine years in prison respectively.

    Lacatus, Vila and Baran
    Image caption: Lacatus, Vila and Baran

    The court heard how the victim accepted a lift home from Lacatus after visiting the Grosvenor Casino at the Ricoh Arena.

    She was joined in the vehicle by the other two attackers and then driven around the city, being sexually assaulted by the men before being driven to a location and raped.

  8. Premiership: Wasps team news

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Wasps have made two changes to face Leicester in tomorrow's Premiership playoff semi-final.

    Ashley Johnson and Phil Swainston start in the front row, with Tommy Taylor and Marty Moore returning to fitness to take places on a strong bench that also includes fit-again James Gaskell.

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  9. Police officers don't have up-to-date background checks

    Figures obtained by the BBC reveal more than half of West Midlands Police officers haven't had up-to-date background checks to ensure they are suitable to serve.

    They show that 3,702 of the force's 6,325 officers haven't been vetted under current policy which aims to help prevent corruption by checking the background of officers.

    Police officer

    Ch Supt Mark Payne said: "All officers and staff are subject to rigorous and intrusive vetting before being allowed to join.

    "These figures relate to re-vetting - which is done periodically in line with local policy. We are working hard to reduce backlogs in this process."

  10. Man charged with driving offences after 'failure to stop for police'

    A Coventry man has been charged with a string of driving offences under Warwickshire Police's arm of Operation Trivium.

    The 22 year old was pulled over on Woodway Lane having, police said, failed to stop during an operation in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Operation Trivium is a week-long operation across the country - aimed at stopping people using the road network to commit crime.

  11. Company launches all-electric taxi

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    An electric taxi, manufactured in Coventry, is to be rolled-out across the UK following its official launch.

    Dynamo Taxi

    The Dynamo Taxi, created by ADV Manufacturing in conjunction with Nissan, was unveiled at an industry exhibition this week and is expected to go on sale in the autumn.

    Brendan O’Toole, chairman at Dynamo Taxi, said: “We’re at the start of the biggest change in the motoring world since the era of Henry Ford because most of us will be driving electric vehicles in the future."

  12. Two arrested over Kenilworth robbery

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a robbery on Leyes Lane in Kenilworth, police say.

    A 29-year-old man from Leamington Spa was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday and remains in custody.

    A 22-year-old woman, also from the town, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation.