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  1. Updates on Friday 11 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire Live have now finished.

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

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Feeling much colder overnight, before rain and possibly snow move in over the weekend.

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    Video caption: The weather forecast for the West Midlands.
  3. Man murdered in 'row over money'

    Police said they believed Edwin Pyott murdered his friend in a row over money.

    The 43-year-old from Langlodge Road admitted stabbing Danny McDermott to death at his flat in the Holbrooks area of Coventry and has been jailed for at least 20 years.

    Det Insp Jim Munro said he was pleased the guilty plea saved Danny's family from the trauma of a lengthy trial.

  4. Rugby publishes preferred sites for more than 5,000 homes

    Rugby Borough Council has set out its preferred options for where more than 5,000 new homes could be built in the next six years.

    Map showing proposed developments

    Its draft local plan says over half of them could be located on a series of sites to the south west of the town around Cawston Dunchurch and Bilton.

    The council says that once the plan is agreed, decsions can then be made about what roads and extra infrastructure are required.

  5. Wasps name team to play Bath

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Wasps are boosted by the returns of England internationals James Haskell and Joe Launchbury for Sunday's European Champions Cup match against Bath at the Ricoh Arena. 

    There are also three personnel changes in the backline, with Joe Simpson, Ruaridh Jackson and Rob Miller all handed starts.

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  6. Healey archive appeal given global exposure

    An appeal to keep the archives of the Warwick Healey Motor Company available to the public has been bolstered by the support the the Austin Healey Club in America (AHCUC).

    Image from the Healey archive

    Warwickshire County Council has been offered the chance to buy Donald Healey's company archives for permanent preservation.

    They've so far raised around £90,000 in donations and pledges but need a further £30,000 to secure the collection.

    Their bid is to be highlighted in a forthcoming AHCUC magazine, promoting the cause across the United States and globally.

  7. Latest: Man jailed for life after Coventry flat stabbing and Rugby issues draft local plan

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of our headlining stories this afternoon:

    - Coventry man jailed for life after stabbing his friend and neighbour to death

    - Rugby council publishes preferred options for housing in the borough

    - Delia Derbyshire exhibition given permanent home in Coventry

  8. Low labour costs tempted JLR to Slovakia

    Jaguar Land Rover's owners, Tata Motors, said construction on the new factory in Slovakia will begin next spring.

    Automotive industry expert, Professor David Bailey, said he thinks Slovakia's low labour costs are a big factor in JLR deciding to set up there.

    "They've already got a premium sector there and and suppliers and a skilled workforce and low labour costs, so you can see why Jaguar Land Rover are doing it" he said.

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  9. Stratford has most expensive street in the West Midlands

    The most expensive street in the West Midlands is Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon.

    According to research by Lloyds Bank, a house on this road would set you back an average of £1,349,000 making it the most expensive in the region.

    Tiddington Road

    Victoria Road in Kensington, west London, has again been named as the most expensive street in the UK, with the average property costing just over £8m.

  10. BreakingMan jailed for life after murdering friend in flat stabbing

    A man's been jailed for life for stabbing his friend and neighbour to death. 

    Edwin Pyott, 43, from Langlodge Road admitted killing Danny McDermott at his flat in the Holbrooks area of Coventry. 

    He's been told he will serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars.

    Edwin Pyott
  11. Travel: Emergency reports on M42

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and and slow traffic on the M42 northbound between J5, A41 and J6, A45 because of emergency repairs.

    More details on BBC Travel. 

  12. Two men fined more than £700 after failing to clean up after dogs

    Two Coventry dog owners have been left with bills of more than £700 each after failing to clean up after their animals.

    Clean It Up spray painted on pavement

    Darren Dunn, 30, and 28-year-old Jonathan Guild both failed to clear their dog's mess at two sites in Coventry. 

    They were found guilty at Nuneaton Magistrates and fined more than £700 after failing to pay the £75 fixed penalty issued by the city council.

  13. Latest: Low labour costs tempted JLR to Slovakia and most expensive street in the region

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of our main stories today:

    - Automotive expert says low labour costs tempted JLR to Slovakia

    - Two dog owners ordered to pay over £700 each for failing to clean up after their animals

    - Stratford street is most expensive in the West Midlands

  14. Watch: Delia Derbyshire talks about creating the Doctor Who theme

    A look inside the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with Delia Derbyshire and Dick Mills and how they brought composer Ron Grainer's Doctor Who theme to life using electronic music. 

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