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    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'We were trying to keep all the kids together'

    A family describes being locked down inside the soft play area near the Nuneaton bowling alley siege.

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    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'The guy ran up to the door with a gun' - witness

    Chris Turner was arriving to collect his children from a softplay centre when he encountered the gunmen.

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    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'Gunman captured and taken away'

    An armed hostage siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton is over, the owner of MFA Bowl has told the BBC.

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    Video caption: Nuneaton eyewitness: 'They barricaded the doors'

    Megan Westwood describes what happened as families were moved to safety.

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    Video caption: Police attend 'ongoing incident' in Nuneaton

    Footage posted on social media shows officers at the scene in Bermuda Park.

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    Severe disruption: A444 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A444 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between B4113 Coventry Road and Newtown Road.

    A444 Warwickshire - A444 in Nuneaton closed and very slow traffic southbound between Griff Island and the Newtown Road junction, because of a serious police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A452 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A452 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between A4177 Meer End Road and Red Lane.

    A452 West Midlands - A452 Kenilworth Road in Meer End closed in both directions between the A4177 Meer End Road junction and the Red Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of flooding.

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

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at M42 J3A.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound at M42 J3a, because of an accident.

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

  12. One in five children obese

    Earlier we reported that Wolverhampton had a higher rate of young child obesity than anywhere else in England, according to new figures from Public Health England.

    As a whole, the West Midlands was also the joint worst region in the country when it came to obesity among four-year-olds.

    Even more children are classed as obese by the time they leave primary school - 22.4% across the West Midlands as a whole.

    Child with tape measure around waist

    Sandwell was the worst area, with 27.8% of year six children obese. Wolverhampton and Walsall also had high rates.

    Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick had among the lowest rates in the region.

  13. Car thieves caught by dropped mobile phone are jailed

    Four car thieves, who were caught when one of them dropped his mobile phone, have been jailed at Stafford Crown Court.

    Police say the men, who are all from Tamworth, then argued about the dropped phone on Facebook.

    Adam Gould and Jimmy Cutler

    Adam Gould (above left), who is 21, and 25-year-old Jimmy Cutler (above right), who now lives in Grimsby, had both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary - they were jailed for four years and three years and four months respectively.

    Philip Thompson (below left), who is 38, pleaded guilty to burglary of commercial premises and handling stolen goods and received two years and four months.

    Heath Moran (below right), who is 22, was also jailed for two years and four months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods, dangerous driving and theft of petrol. He also got a driving ban.

    Philip Thompson and Heath Moran

    Staffordshire Police says they broke into homes and businesses in Staffordshire and Warwickshire to steal the keys for high-performance cars.

    A fifth man, 22-year-old Zak Clark from Tamworth, also pleaded guilty, but failed to appear in court yesterday and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    Quote Message: These men broke into houses while the occupants slept, specifically to target high-powered cars so they could race them and strip them for parts. They were an organised, close-knit group which preyed on properties across the south of Staffordshire and into neighbouring Warwickshire." from Inspector Pete Cooke Staffordshire Police
    Inspector Pete CookeStaffordshire Police
  14. Video: Your weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    A cloudy night ahead with a band of rain moving north, which could be heavy at times and lows of 10C (50F).

    The weekend is looking cloudy and windy, with blustery showers, as Storm Brian passes through.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  15. Police presence at Coventry funeral

    Police say they have extra officers in the Hillfields area of Coventry assisting with the "safe passage" of a funeral procession.

    Scene of funeral

    Hundreds of people attended a service in memory of Tyrone Shields, who died in a crash on the A444 last month.

    Motorcyclists took part in a procession from St Mary and Benedict's Church in Raglan Street to the burial site in Lenton Lane, passing the site of the crash.

  16. A5 road works in Nuneaton face delay

    Work on the A5 in Nuneaton, due to begin over the next two years, is to be delayed to ensure "value for money" says Highways England.

    A5 Nuneaton

    The scheme is one of more than a dozen road improvement projects that have been put back or face cancellation.

    The organisation said they were being "paused for further review" to achieve an "acceptable return on investment".

    The update also saw 10 schemes being brought forward.