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  1. Jail for woman who scammed pensioner
  2. The 'tearful' police officers leaving work in 'meltdown'
  3. Meet robo-crop
  4. Cricket: Skipper Bell on Bears' plight
  5. Girl dies in Wolvey crash
  6. Mural dedicated to Grenfell victims
  7. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 entry slip road closed southbound at J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident.

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

  2. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

    Read more
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Toll Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Toll Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3T for A38 Tamworth and J4T for A5.

    M6 Toll Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 Toll northbound between J3t, A38 (Tamworth) and J4t, A5 (Weeford Island), because of an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of an accident involving overturned vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4254 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4254 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A47 The Long Shoot and Townsend Drive affecting Higham Lane.

    A4254 Warwickshire - A4254 Eastboro Way in Higham on the Hill closed in both directions between the A47 The Long Shoot junction and the Townsend Drive junction, because of accident investigation work. Congestion on A47 Hinckley Road to the Higham Lane junction and on A5 Watling Street to the A47 The Long Shoot junction.

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

  6. Our coverage across the day

    That's it for Friday's updates.

    Join us again from 08:00 on Monday.

  7. Flies causing nuisance again in Warwickshire village

    BBC Midlands Today

    People living in Brinklow in Warwickshire say they're being plagued by flies for the second summer in a row.

    Flies stuck on fly paper

    For months last year some businesses reported infestations - now it appears they're back.

    Rugby Borough Council is investigating.

  8. Man injured in Leamington attack

    A man suffered facial injuries after being punched in an unprovoked attack in Leamington Spa, police say.

    Regent Grove

    The victim, a man in his 30s, was walking down The Parade, close to the junction with Regent Grove, when he was set upon and repeatedly punched.

    A second man then assaulted the victim before making off on foot.

    Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the attack which happened at about 00:50 on Sunday.

  9. Wasps to stay at current training ground

    Martin Winch

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Wasps have confirmed they will be staying at their Broadstreet training ground on the outskirts of Coventry for the next season.

    The club has planning permission to relocate its training facilities to the Alan Higgs Centre on the site of Coventry City FC's youth academy, putting that operation under threat, the football club has said.

    Proposed centre at Allan Higgs Centre

    A spokesperson for Coventry Sports Foundation, which runs the centre, said it had been working with Wasps and Coventry City Football Club for some time "to look for a positive outcome".

    The football club, which may now be able to use the facilities next season, has declined to comment.

    Quote Message: A decision has been made to extend our stay at Broadstreet RFC by a season, which players and staff were updated on towards the end of last season. We already enjoy good facilities at Broadstreet, who have been extremely accommodating since our arrival, and plans are in place to upgrade those facilities further for our second season. Commercial discussions with CSF remain confidential and as such will not be commented on." from Statement from Wasps
    Statement from Wasps
  10. Watch: Your weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a mainly cloudy day, here's what's in store for the start of this weekend across the West Midlands.

    You can stay updated over the next couple of days through the BBC Weather website.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood
  11. Jail for woman who stole thousands from elderly victim

    A Wolston woman who carried out a "systematic and cynical campaign" to steal more than £150,000 from an elderly woman has been jailed for four years, Warwickshire Police says.

    Lynn Minrath, 42, of Kelseys Close, was found guilty of theft and fraud and was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court yesterday.

    Lynn Minrath

    The force said Minrath befriended the victim, a woman in her 70s, and took over her financial affairs to steal large sums of money - funding a lifestyle of gambling and expensive holidays.

  12. PCC backs calls for more police funding

    BBC Midlands Today

    The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has echoed calls from the West Midlands force's chief constable for more funding and protection of front line policing.

    David Jamieson

    David Jamieson said "you cannot do as the government's been doing - cutting police resources, expect us to take on this enhanced terrorism threat and do the local policing; something has to give.

    "Anybody can see there is a threat in this country from terrorism.

    "What we want to see now is the home secretary to tell us just what she is going to do about it."

  13. Two in court over Dionne Clark's murder

    Two people have appeared at Warwick Crown Court charged with the murder of a 27-year-old Nuneaton woman.

    Dionne Clark

    Dominic Wallis, 28 and Elizabeth Ellis, 19, both of Nuneaton, are also accused of false imprisonment.

    They were both remanded in custody and are next due to appear at the court on 20 July.

  14. Wellbeing lower for single-parent kids, study finds

    Growing up with only one parent has been found to have a lasting effect well into adulthood, researchers from the University of Warwick say.

    They discovered that children from single-parent families earn on average 30% less than those who grew up with both parents - and are more likely to be unemployed.

    Dr Sakari Lemola

    Dr Sakari Lemola from Warwick’s Department of Psychology and Dr David Richter from the German Institute for Economic Research discovered on average they were 9% less likely to be in a romantic relationship and have a smaller number of friends.

    In a study of over 24,000 adults aged 18-66, the researchers identified 641 individuals who spent their entire childhood with a single parent and 1,539 who spent part of their childhood with a single parent.

    Quote Message: These findings suggest that both parents still provide important resources even when children have already grown up and left their parent’s home. During young adulthood these resources may include financial support as well as access to social networks, which is important to find a good job." from Dr Sakari Lemola University of Warwick
    Dr Sakari LemolaUniversity of Warwick
  15. CCTV appeal over theft

    Fraudulent bank card transactions were made after the theft of a wallet in Rugby, police say.

    Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with their inquiry.

    The incident happened between 03:00 and 04:30 in Rugby town centre on Saturday 3 June.

    CCTV image