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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 21 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage for Coventry and Warwickshire has now ended for the day.

    We'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow with all the news, sport, travel and weather for the area.

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Cloudy with outbreaks of rain and strong winds tonight, although feeling a bit milder than of late.

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood presents the afternoon weather forecast for the Midlands
  3. Video: UK Car manufacturing hits 10-year high

    Increased production at Jaguar Land Rover has contributed to a 10-year high for the UK car manufacturing industry.

    One in seven new cars registered in the UK in 2015 was made in Britain, but the majority were sent abroad.

    John Moylan reports.

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    Video caption: UK car manufacturing hits record high
  4. Stabbed man on second day of lecturer's job

    Daniel Young had started as a teaching fellow in tourism and hospitality at Coventry University London Campus on Monday.

    His LinkedIn page said he had previously worked his way up through the hospitality industry after starting as a commis chef and gone on to complete a masters degree in International Hospitality Management at the University of Brighton. 

    Quote Message: Daniel was at the start of what would undoubtedly have been a very successful academic career. It is a tragedy that he never got the opportunity to fulfil his potential. from Dr Janet Hannah Chief executive officer of Coventry University London Campus
    Dr Janet HannahChief executive officer of Coventry University London Campus
  5. 'Tube stabbing' could be random attack

    A Coventry University lecturer stabbed to death near a London Tube station during the rush hour could have been the victim of a random attack, the Met says.

    Daniel Young, 30, was killed in Kendor Gardens as he was on his way to work at the university's London campus.

    Daniel Young

    Detectives said they had "not ruled out" an attack by a stranger and are investigating whether it is linked to an earlier stabbing that morning.  

  6. Latest: Man 'orchestrated' sex abuse; Shakespeare Festival launched

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here are some of the main stories we've been covering today:

    - Man 'orchestrated' sexual abuse of children for his own personal gratification

    - BBC launches Shakespeare Festival to mark 400th anniversary

    - Tube stabbing of Coventry University lecturer could be random attack

  7. Dealer who 'hid shotgun under sink' jailed

    A Coventry drug dealer, accused of hiding a sawn-off shotgun under the bathroom sink, has been jailed for seven and a half years.

    Police say drugs were also found stuffed inside a cushion when police raided Sunveer Hayer's home in Spon End in August last year.

    Sunveer Hayer

    Hayer admitted possession of the gun, having Class A and B drugs with intent to supply and possession of CS spray. 

    He was jailed at Leamington Justice Centre on Monday.

  8. BBC's Shakespeare Festival launched

    David Tennant and Dame Judi Dench are lined-up to appear in a live television event as part of the BBC's month-long Shakespeare Festival.

    Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Shakespeare Live! From the RSC will be broadcast on BBC Two on 23 April, marking 400 years since the Bard's death. 

    Other festival highlights include an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream by writer Russell T Davies and a new comedy written by Ben Elton starring David Mitchell. 

  9. Watch: Wasps in training

    Dan Pallett

    BBC Midlands Today Sport

    Wasps face the biggest game of their season on Saturday when they face Irish side Leinster at the Ricoh.

    I've been to meet them at training as they prepare for their last chance to make the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup.

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    Video caption: Wasps prepare for their biggest game of the season
  10. Video: Coventry leads miscarriage research

    Coventry is set to lead national research into the early causes of miscarriage.

    The University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said a new centre, funded by the charity Tommy's, would be the largest of its kind in Europe.

     New mum Nicola, from Nuneaton, who previously lost three babies in 18 months, has been involved in early trials to test new medication and said other couples across the country could benefit.

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  11. Your pictures: Icy Coventry

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    This lovely picture of icy leaves in Coventry was taken by Janet Vaughn.

    Icy leaves

    We love to feature your photgraphs of the local area.

    You can email them or tweet the team on @BBCCovWarks.

  12. Man 'orchestrated' sex abuse for personal gratification

    The man at the centre of the Coventry child abuse allegations, who has not been identified, denies harming children or threatening them. 

    In her written judgement Judge Hilary Watson made a series of findings against him and said he had "orchestrated" sexual activity between children "for his personal sexual gratification, for the video camera and for other people". 

    The judge said police were involved but she did not reveal whether anyone has been charged with any offence.

  13. Latest: Children forced into 'sexual acts'; Bell named captain

    Alice Rosenthal

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here's a recap of some of our main stories today:

    - Judge concludes Coventry children were forced to perform "sexual activities" with each other and animals

    - Ian Bell named Warwickshire captain

    - JLR becomes the UK's largest car manufacturer

  14. Bell's 'overwhelming desire' to win back England place

    BBC Sport

    Ian Bell said his appointment at Warwickshire does not affect his "overwhelming desire and ambition" to win back his England Test place.  

    He's been named captain for the 2016 season after Varun Chopra stepped down from the role.

    Ian Bell

    The batsman, who has played 118 Tests for England, was dropped for the current tour of South Africa after a poor run of form.  

    Bell named Warwickshire captain

    Ian Bell

    England batsman Ian Bell is named Warwickshire captain for 2016, replacing Varun Chopra, who has stepped down.

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