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Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident. Travel time is 25 minutes. Congestion on A46 to the A452 Leamington Road junction.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for B4451 and J11 for A361.

    M40 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M40 southbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  3. Exeter v Wasps

    Olly Woodburn scores two tries as champions Exeter claim a bonus point in a comfortable victory over Wasps.

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - Two lanes blocked on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident.

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

  5. Our coverage across the week

    We'll be back with you on Monday from 08:00 but keep an eye out here for more content before then.

  6. Three Wasps make England training squad

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Three Wasps players have been included in Eddie Jones' 33-man England training squad.

    Nathan Hughes, Joe Launchbury and Elliot Daly

    Nathan Hughes and club captain Joe Launchbury are joined by British and Irish Lion Elliot Daly.

    James Haskell - who toured New Zealand with the Lions - has been left out of the training camp.

    Head coach Eddie Jones will name his squad for the autumn internationals on 26 October.

  7. Watch: Your evening and weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will remain largely cloudy overnight with a few outbreaks of rain and drizzle likely. There will also be areas of hill fog.

    Tomorrow there will be lots of cloud around throughout the day with some brighter spells developing at times. Dry for most of the day with the risk of just a shower or two in the morning. Highs of 18C (64F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  8. Video content

    Video caption: Bees' buzzing to be live-streamed at Coventry Cathedral

    Fifty thousand bees are playing their first gig - and a cathedral is the venue for the performance.

  9. Irma turns dream into nightmare trip

    Leamington Observer

    On the front page this week: A newly-engaged couple were living out their dream holiday in Cuba when their resort was devastated by a hurricane.

    Front page
  10. Culture and tourism gongs handed out

    The organiser of Coventry's Godiva Festival and the city's Shop Front Theate were among the recipients of the annual Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards last night.

    Winners of Culture & Tourism awards

    The main awards were handed out to 14 organisations, with a clutch of special awards going to those deemed to have made a key contribution to the region - among them Aubrey Allen butchers, The Episode Hotel and Ricoh Arena.

    Lee House was also a recipient and described as a "legend" for her work as director of Godiva Festival.

  11. Two-car crash leaves man in hospital

    A man was injured in a crash involving two cars in Cheylesmore yesterday.

    It happened at about 16:20 on Black Prince Road at the junction of Arundel Road.

    A 72-year-old man was taken to hospital where his condition, police said, was described as stable.

    The driver of the other vehicle stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their investigations.

  12. Firefighters go where no one has gone before and fix Captain Picard's burst tyre

    What happens when you're an actor heading to the home of Shakespeare and your tyre blows out?

    That was the predicament Sir Patrick Stewart faced earlier - and there was no warp speed to help him out.

    Step in Warwickshire fire service.

    Here's what the Hollywood and RSC star had to say...

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    The fire service replied to say its crews always went above and beyond - sounds like going boldly to us.

    Warwickshire Fire Service tweet
  13. RSC cossie sale offers chance of twelfth nightie

    Form an orderly queue.

    Visitors to the costume sale at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday are being warned they may need to queue for up to two hours at the event's busiest periods.

    Costumes from shows over the past 20 years are on offer, including pieces from the 2008 production of Hamlet in which David Tennant starred.

    Costumes on sale