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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 11 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Our live coverage has now ended for the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 with more news, sport travel and weather.

  2. Sky Blues in 'advanced' talks to extend Armstrong loan

    Dan Freeman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed that the club are in advanced talks to extend Adam Armstrong's loan spell from Newcastle until the end of the season. 

    Adam Armstrong

    The 18-year-old is the City's top goalscorer this season with 16 goals and Mowbray says that the Sky Blues have fought off competition from big-spending Championship clubs to hopefully keep him for longer.  

  3. Hospital paid-for rooms 'privatisation through the back door'

    Richard Williams

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Private rooms at Warwick Hospital costing up to £180 a night have been criticised by NHS campaigners.

    The rooms come with Smart TV, a la carte menu and an allocated parking space.  

    Beauchamp private room

    Stephen Cowden from the Keep our NHS Public group said "it's a form of privatisation through the back door" and threatened the free service.

    Director of Development at the Beauchamp Suite at Warwick Hospital, Jane Blacklay, said they're pulling in money "that might otherwise have gone into the private sector" and was being reinvested in NHS services.

  4. Travel: Lane blocked on M6

    BBC Travel

    There's heavy traffic on the M6 northbound between J3 for Nuneaton and J3a. 

    One lane is closed after an accident. More details on BBC Travel.

  5. BBC Inside Out series makes way for Bowie documentary

    The start of the new series of BBC Inside Out in the West Midlands has been delayed as the BBC screens a David Bowie special tonight on BBC One.

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  6. Latest: JLR expansion plans and TV crew shot-at

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are the headlining stories on Local Live today:

    - Council says Jaguar Land Rover expansion could create "thousands" of jobs

    - TV news crew nearly hit by air rifle pellet

    - Campaigners say hospital's paid for rooms is "privatisation through the back door"

  7. JLR expansion: New bridge proposed to link proposed sites

    Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership says it's bidding for a government grant of £40m to build infrastructure to support JLR's expansion at Whitley, including a new bridge across the A45 to link both sites.

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    They say the scheme could also mean the creation of 30 acres of open woodland and countryside walks between the Lunt Fort, Baginton and the new campus.

    Quote Message: It is hard to overstate the importance of this announcement. Just last year, Jaguar Land Rover doubled the size of its land around its world HQ at Whitley, and this, in turn, is another doubling in size from Jonathan Browning Chair Coventry and Warwickshire LEP
    Jonathan BrowningChair Coventry and Warwickshire LEP
  8. TV news crew nearly hit by air rifle pellet

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a TV news team covering a story in Lea Marston were shot at with an air rifle.

    The pellet hit the back of the crew's vehicle, parked on Birmingham Road,  at around 12:00 today.

    Police say they're unclear if this was a purposeful act and the van was targeted.

    Lea Marston
  9. Watch: 'Fly through' graphics show proposed JLR expansion

    Alongside an expansion of Jaguar Land Rover's current site at Whitley, the company is proposing to develop a new 60-acre site south of Whitley, as these graphics show.

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    Video caption: Graphics showing the proposed expansion of Jaguar Land Rover
  10. Travel: Broken down vehicle on M6

    BBC Travel

    The M6 is partially blocked and queuing traffic on the exit slip road northbound at J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) because of a broken down vehicle. 

    More details on BBC Travel. 

  11. Latest: JLR expansion and police arrest man wanted in connection with Wood End assault

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of the stories making the headlines this afternoon:

    - Jaguar Land Rover plans to double its Whitley site

    - Police arrest man wanted in connection with assault in Wood End

    - Warwickshire Cricket Club confirm pre-season schedule

  12. Specials musician pays tribute to Bowie

    The Special's Lynval Golding tweets he was on his way to the funeral of drummer John Bradbury when he heard the news about David Bowie's death.

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