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Summary

  1. Former police officer charged with sex offences
  2. Men smuggled guns into UK on coach
  3. Warning over school places 'shortfall'
  4. Council out of pocket over bridge smash
  5. Updates from Friday 1 September 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Dan Robson

    Dan Robson scores four tries as Wasps see off a resilient Sale to open their Premiership season with a bonus-point victory.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of vehicle having a tyre change.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for M6 Toll and J10 for A5.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between Corley Services and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between Corley Services and M6 J3a, because of an accident involving two cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Our coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  7. Ice Hockey team backs Coventry's 'City of Culture' bid

    Coventry Blaze ice hockey team is supporting the city's bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2021.

    Coventry Blaze

    It means the team will wear Coventry's City of Culture logo on the front of their jerseys along with images of landmarks including the three spires and the Lady Godiva statue.

    Coventry is up against cities including Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland to win the title.

    Quote Message: We're delighted to be joining the cause and backing Coventry's bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2021...It would be fantastic for the bid to be successful and so we are thrilled to be doing our bit to help." from Andy Buxton Chairman of Coventry Blaze
    Andy BuxtonChairman of Coventry Blaze
  8. Nesting project is a hoot for students

    Students operating a barn owl nesting box project at Warwick's Moreton Morrell College have successfully hatched three barn owl chicks.

    Owls

    The students built the boxes which were then installed in college grounds in May.

    Quote Message: The students decided that they wanted to build the barn owl boxes so it’s all down to them and their hard work. We were delighted that they have been used by the barn owls so quickly - it’s a fantastic success for our students." from Heather Hopkinson Countryside management lecturer
    Heather HopkinsonCountryside management lecturer
  9. County schools already 'full to bursting'

    A mum from Warwickshire says schools in the county are already "full to bursting".

    Classroom

    Shelley Duffy, whose children attend a school in Rugby, has reacted to figures from the Local Government Association which suggest the county will be short of more than 1,800 places in five years' time.

    The organisation is calling for action to be taken now in a bid to reduce the shortfall.

    Quote Message: There are at least four or five new enormous housing estates around Rugby and there's been no new high schools built in... over 30 years... not in my lifetime has there been a new high school built." from Shelley Duffy
    Shelley Duffy
  10. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    The West Midlands will have a completely dry and rather chilly night with long clear spells.

    Some mist patches may develop, especially in rural parts of Shropshire and Staffordshire - lows of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.