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- Updates on Wednesday 6 January 2016
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BBC Midlands Today
A band of heavy rain will arrive towards dawn with lows of 4C (39F).
A spokesperson for the traveller community says barriers put up in Rugby are on public land, which they have a right to use.
The barriers on Central park Drive, due to be installed later this month, are designed to prevent travellers accessing sites near the local primary school.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: Any move to restrict public access to land that doesn't really belong to anybody is for me problematic... that's not just because I'm a gypsy it's because I believe in freedom to use that land as a citizen. from Damien Lebarr Editor at Large, Travellers Times
A set of new dance-aerobic classes created by former ballerina Darcey Bussell and choreographer Nathan Clarke are taking place in Kenilworth after a local dance instructor earned the right to teach them.Copyright: Alison Ellershaw
The winter elves are hard at work at Charlecote Park near Stratford.
Travellers are to be blocked from using an area of public land in Rugby.
They've used the site at Central Park Drive multiple times, although from later this month their access will be barred by defensive barriers.
A project to put the barriers in place has been supported by the Rugby MP Mark Pawsey, as well as the local primary school which has had travellers on its land this summer.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: “The repeated incursions by members of the travelling community has caused great distress to many of my constituents, local businesses, parents of pupils at the Free School and indeed the young pupils themselves.” from Mark Pawsey Conservative MP for Rugby
These are the top stories:
- Defensive barriers are going to be put up on Central Park Drive in Rugby to prevent travellers from stopping there
- A Warwickshire care home has won two awards for its work on dementia
- A father and son have travelled from Aghanistan into Coventry on their world-wide mission to spread peace
An exhibition exploring Germany's response to the Holocaust since the end of World War Two comes to Coventry Cathedral next week.
Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context explores how nations and individuals confront traumatic histories.Copyright: BBC
The exhibition has already been in South Africa, Ireland and the USA and opens at Coventry Cathedral on Wednesday 13 January.
Police say luckily no-one was injured when two cars went into a ditch at Astley.
Worcester Warriors have signed Samoa international prop James Johnston following his release by Wasps.
Johnston, 29, joined Wasps last summer, but has not been able to fully train or play a first-team game in five months at the club after being injured for Samoa in the build-up to the World Cup.Copyright: Getty Images
Coventry City Council has sent out a list of road closures ahead of the demolition of the old Royal Mail office on Bishop Street.
A father and son from Afghanistan have been in Coventry today as part of a mammoth journey to cycle around the world spreading the message of peace and unity.
Nadirshah Nangarhari, 48, and 17-year-old Ferozkhan began their journey on 7 July and they expect it to last another five to six months, ending in Australia.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: We are cycling for peace and for unity. From here we will go to Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland. After Scotland we will go to New York and the United Nations. from Ferozkhan Nangarhari Cyclist and peace campaigner
These are this afternoon's headlines:
- Travellers are to be blocked from using an area of public land in Rugby
- There's growing support for the reopening of the railway line between Stratford and Honeybourne
- Warwick Manufactuiring Group awarded millions for research into internet ethics and privacy
A Warwick “war hero” said he feels let down by his country after being told his family cannot live in the UK because he does not earn enough.
Two teenage brothers have started a petition to get a skate park built in Atherstone which they believe will benefit the community.Copyright: Nuneaton News
Trains are now running normally after an earlier points failure at Dorridge.
More details on BBC Travel.
A cross-party commission should be set up to review the future of the NHS and social care in England, a trio of former health ministers say.
Ex-health secretaries Stephen Dorrell and Alan Milburn and Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb say without radical change, the future looks bleak.Copyright: MARK THOMAS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mr Lamb will raise the issue in Parliament today, warning that the systems could crash without action.
Ministers have pledged £8.4bn above inflation by 2020.
Staffing issues have forced the cancellation of two bus services in Nuneaton later today.
It's a West Midlands derby in this weekend's rugby as Wasps welcome Worcester to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.
The last time they met, in a pre-season friendly in September, Wasps ran out 52-30 winners.
This will be their first league meeting in nearly two years.
Yesterday, Wasps confirmed award-winning forward Nathan Hughes had extended his deal at the Ricoh.Copyright: Getty Images