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  1. Updates on Monday 14 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Staying mild overnight with the rain moving northwards across the area and more on the way tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Coming up: Midlands Today speaks to Nicola Payne's parents

    BBC Midlands Today

    Find out what's on tonight's edition of Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

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    Video caption: Nick Owen looks ahead to Midlands Today at 18:30.
  4. Application submitted to create Stratford 'restaurant quarter'

    Rebecca Hume

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Some traders in a Stratford shopping arcade are being warned they may have to close or relocate if it's transformed in to a "restaurant quarter". 

    Bards Walk

    A planning application's been submitted to expand Bards Walk on Wood Street, but to reduce the number of outlets from 18 to just seven.

    Karen Wild from the town's Stratforward business group says the town has insufficient large retail units to attract big retailers to help boost the town. "Hopefully these changes will assist with that," she said.

  5. Nicola Payne's family say they'll 'never give up' looking for her

    Peter Wilson

    BBC Midlands Today

    On the 24th anniversary of her disappearance, Nicola Payne's family say they'll never give up looking for her.

    Christmas has always been an incredibly difficult time for her family, but her mum Marilyn has this year decided to once again decorate a tree.

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    Video caption: The family of Nicola Payne, who disappeared in 1991 say they'll never give up looking.
  6. Worst children's services face takeover, PM will say

    Moves to make it easier to take over council children's services failing vulnerable youngsters in England are being announced by the prime minister.  

    Children's services in Coventry were  branded "inadequate" by Ofsted in March 2014.

    graph showing inadequate childrens services

    Departments judged inadequate by Ofsted will be given six months to improve and then be taken over by high-performing councils and charities if they fail.

    Where departments fail to improve a new "commissioner" will be appointed and experts in child protection sent in. 

  7. Latest: Nicola Payne's family will 'never give up' on her and police find body in Coventry

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are our headlining stories in the newsroom today:

    - On the anniversary of her death, Nicola Payne's family say they'll never give up searching for her

    - Police searching for missing Coventry man say they've found a body

    Nuneaton and Borough Council plans to make 16 job cuts

  8. Benefit sanctions 'causing homelessness'

    Richard Williams

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    There are claims that many people are being made homeless because their benefits are being sanctioned. 

    A recent report for charity Crisis suggested more than 20% of people sanctioned in the last year became homeless as a result. 

    Nobby Clarke, project co-ordinator at Coventry Winter Night Shelter, says there needs to be a more humane approach to those claiming benefits.

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  9. Jobs to go at Nuneaton and Bedworth council

    Moira Rawlings

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council say they're looking to make a number of job cuts and possible cuts to services, to deal with a government shortfall in funding.

    Nuneaton Town Hall

    At least 16 redundancies are expected to be made, as the authority attempts to make savings. 

    The Labour leader on the Borough Council, Dennis Harvey, says they're facing a difficult situation but have, until now, managed to avoid redundancies.

    "We haven't slashed jobs and have kept services going but we have lost 44% of our government grant since 2010 and the situation is now becoming desperate".

  10. Travel: Slow traffic southbound on M6

    BBC Travel

    An earlier accident on the M6 southbound in Leicestershire is having a knock-on effect on travel around the region.

    Slow traffic on the A426 Rugby Road in Cotesbach at the A5 junction.

    More details on BBC Travel. 

  11. James TW in the studio fresh from the US

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Local singer-songwriter James Taylor-Watts is just back from the United States after signing for Island Records. 

    He was first spotted by an American agent after he and his dad uploaded some of his songs to YouTube.

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  12. 'Huge rise' in newborn babies subject to care proceedings

    There has been a "huge" rise in the number of newborns who are subject to care proceedings in England, according to figures compiled for the first time.

    The West Midlands had 530 looked after children aged under 12 months on 31 March this year, 45 of which are in the Coventry area.   

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    About half were taken from mothers with other children in care - one woman had 16 children removed - and a third were from women who became mothers as teens.

  13. Latest: Police find body in Coventry park and review launched into Nicola Payne investigation

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are the main stories in the Coventry newsroom today:

    - Police searching for missing man Filip Kalinowski say they've found a body

    - A review's been launched into the police investigation of missing teenager Nicola Payne

    - Jobs to be cut at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

  14. BreakingBody found in search for missing Coventry man

    Police searching for missing Coventry man Filip Kalinowski say that they have found a body.

    Swanswell Park

    A specialist water search team recovered the body from Swanswell Pool in the city centre at around 10:45.

    No formal identification has yet taken place and the area remains cordoned off pending a thorough forensic examination of the scene.