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  1. Stratford's £22m hospital officially opens
  2. Updates on Friday 4 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. Birmingham v Worcestershire badges

    Follow live in-play highlights clips and listen to live BBC local radio commentary as Birmingham face Worcestershire in the T20 Blast.

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

  3. Officers in charity ride for fallen colleagues

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    The former head of local policing in Coventry joined colleagues in cycling almost 200 miles in remembrance of officers who have died on duty.

    Chief Inspector Kerry Blakeman, from West Midlands Police, completed the ride in memory of his father who died on duty in 1966.

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    The riders, who set off on Friday, finished at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire for an annual service of remembrance.

    An appeal was launched in May for public donations towards a national memorial at the arboretum to police officers killed in the line of duty, in light of PC Keith Palmer's killing outside the Houses of Parliament in March.

  4. Ice hockey: Coventry Blaze sign Canadian Courchaine

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry Blaze have signed Canadian forward Adam Courchaine for the new season.

    Adam Courchaine

    The left-hander plays either centre or wing and has played extensively in Germany, making more than 430 appearances with 165 goals.

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road to A435 and queuing traffic southbound at J3, A435 (Portway), because of debris on the road.

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

  6. Council offers to buy Oakfield Rec

    A formal offer to buy Oakfield Recreation Ground has been submitted by Rugby Borough Council, it says.

    Oakfield Rec

    The land is owned by the Heart of England Cooperative Society and, until recently, was leased and maintained by the council as a park.

    However the Co-op fenced off the site in June last year and, according to the council, refused to enter discussions on a new long-term lease after being turned down for planning permission to build houses on the site.

    The Co-op withdrew an appeal against 2016's planning permission rejection in April this year. A council spokesman says the local authority understands the society may now be willing to sell the site.

  7. Three suffer injuries in A46 crash

    Three people, including a seven-year-old girl, were taken to hospital following a head-on crash on the A46 yesterday.

    Scene of crash

    The 18-year-old driver of a Ford Fiesta was airlifted to hospital in Coventry after being cut free from the vehicle and the seven year old was taken by land ambulance to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

    A 34 year old was also taken to hospital in Coventry suffering a head injury.

    The Stratford Bypass was closed for a time between Bishopton and Alcester after the collision which happened at about 17:30.

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J3, A435 (Portway).

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

  9. Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    We'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Coventry and Warwickshire between now and 18:00.

    If you'd like to get in touch with the BBC Local Live team, you can do so by emailing us, tweeting @BBCCovWarks, or visiting our Facebook page.