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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 5 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Our live service has ended for today.

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

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy with some showers overnight, but some dry and clearer spells.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  3. Drop in arrests for West Midlands Police

    Police arrested 75,000 fewer people in England and Wales than the previous year, according to official figures.

    The West Midlands Police force area saw a 4% drop, from 36,916 arrests in 2013 to 35,419 in 2014. 

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    Across the 43 forces there was a 7% average drop. 

    Home Office figures show fewer people were arrested almost everywhere, which the Police Federation warned may be down to cuts to force budgets.  

  4. Latest: Cathedral to host Jimmy Hill celebration and FA investigate pitch invasion

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are our headlining stories this afternoon:

    - Coventry Cathedral to host Jimmy Hill celebration

    - FA investigate Sky Blues pitch invasion after Chesterfield match 

    - Nathan Hughes extends contract with Wasps

  5. FA to investigate Sky Blues pitch invasion

    Clive Eakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The FA has confirmed it is carrying out an investigation into the pitch invasion that took place during the Sky Blues away game against Chesterfield last week.

    Police say more than 100 people ran onto the pitch before the final whistle blew.

    One fan was arrested and will be appearing before magistrates later this month. 

  6. New principal appointed at 'inadequate' City College

    The new principal of Coventry City College, Dr Elaine McMahon, says she's not yet in a positon to comment on the latest "inadequate" rating for the college.

    She took up her position yesterday - the former head, Steve Logan, stepped down in December. 

    The last Ofsted inspection, in 2013, also criticised management of the college. 

  7. Coventry Cathedral to host celebration of Jimmy Hill

    Coventry City have announced a celebration of the life of former city manager, Jimmy Hill, will take place at Coventry Cathedral next month.  

    Jimmy Hill

    The event will celebrate his life and contribution across football and broadcasting, as well as personal memories of him.

    It's to take place at 17:30 on Friday, 12 February, with ticket details to be confirmed at a later date. 

  8. Warwick soldier's family refused entry over his earnings

    A former soldier from Warwick is calling for immigration rules to be changed after being told he doesn't earn enough for his American wife to be allowed to live with him in the UK.

    Andrew McLaughlin

    Andrew McLaughlin served with the Grenadier Guards in Afghanistan and has been living in the US with his American wife, Wanda, since they married four years ago.

    After returning home to the UK his wife and two-year-old daughter have been refused entry to the UK as he earns less than £18,600.

    A Home Office spokesman said: "There are clear rules for British citizens looking to bring their non-EU spouse to this country, including a minimum income threshold."

  9. Cemex scaffolder's death 'entirely preventable'

    John Altoft was among a team installing access scaffold at Cemex cement works in Rugby when he suffered fatal head injuries.

    Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive told Warwick Crown Court that both Cemex UK Operations Ltd and Cape Industrial Services Ltd Scaffolding should have co-ordinated and planned this high risk work to a higher standard.  

    Quote Message: This was an entirely preventable incident and proper planning and protection from the foreseeable danger of falling material would have prevented this from happening from Sue Thompson Health and Safety Executive inspector
    Sue ThompsonHealth and Safety Executive inspector
  10. Companies sentenced over death of scaffolder

    Moira Rawlings

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Two companies have been fined more than £1m following the death of a scaffolder at the Cemex cement plant in Rugby three years ago. 

    John Altoft

    John Altoft (pictured), who was 29, was killed when he fell to his death after being struck by falling debris inside an industrial tower in January 2012.

    Cemex UK Operations Ltd and Cape Industrial Services Ltd Scaffolding both pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations and were ordered to pay more than £1m at Warwick Crown Court.

  11. Wasps part company with James Johnston

    Wasps have confirmed Samoan prop James Johnston has left the club to pursue "alternative options". 

    James Johnston

    Director of Rugby, Dai Young, says Johnston was injured with Samoa during the build-up to the Rugby World Cup.

    Quote Message: James has not been able to train regularly since joining the club. Unfortunately for both parties, this couldn’t happen and he leaves with our very best wishes for his next steps from Dai Young Wasps director of rugby
    Dai YoungWasps director of rugby