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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates to resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Moira Rawlings

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 Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will be dry, with clear spells tonight, which will give a widespread frost for many.

    Lows of 0C (32F).

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Tributes paid to teenager killed in Leamington road accident

    The family of a teenager who died as a result of a crash in Leamington at the weekend has described him as a "fun-loving, outgoing boy with a passion for music".

    Kieran Long, 15, of Landor Road, Whitnash died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, following the crash on Old Warwick Road on Saturday night.

    Kieran Long
  4. Just under an extra £6m for Warwickshire services

    The government has announced extra funding for Warwickshire County Council.

    The county council will receive just under an extra £6m in funding - half for this coming year's budget and the same amount again in 2017-18. 

    In a statement, the local authority says it follows a disappointing provisional financial settlement from the government.   

    Shire Hall
  5. Elderly victim of theft at Coleshill cash machine

    Tamworth Herald

    An elderly woman had a quantity of cash stolen during a distraction theft in Coleshill, police have revealed.

    ATM machine
  6. Latest: Call to scrap car parking fee increase; doctors strike leads to hundreds of postponed proceedures in Coventry and Warwickshire

    These are our main stories today:

    - A Conservative councillor calls for plans to increase car park fees in Nuneaton and Bedworth to be scrapped

    - Some 230 appointments and operations are postpned in Coventry and Warwickshire as junior doctors go on strike

    - Robbery rates in Coventry have "tumbled", police say 

  7. Woman suffers minor injuries after car overturns in north Warwickshire

    A woman had a lucky escape when the car she was in ended up on its roof following an accident in Polesworth.

    It happened at about 15:00 on Park Road in the village. 

    Car
  8. West Midlands police robbery rates in Coventry "tumble".

    Robbery rates in Coventry have tumbled in the last year following a crackdown on organised crime, according to West Midlands Police. 

    The force says latest figures show a near 16% reduction in robbery - including armed attacks on shops.

    Police
  9. Opposition to oppose planned car park charges in Nuneaton and Bedworth

    Nuneaton News

    Alternative budget proposals would see council car parking prices across Nuneaton and Bedworth reduced.

    Car park and MP
  10. Witness appeal after crash in Warwickshire

    Police investigating a crash at Shuckburgh this morning in which two men were injured are appealing for witnesses. 

    The collision happened at about 06:50 and involved a Renault Laguna and Alfa Romeo Mito. 

    Police
  11. "Dangerous" teeth whitening products worth £100k seized in Coventry

    More than 15,000 "dangerous" teeth-whitening products have been seized by Warwickshire trading standards officers.

    Some intercepted items contained more than 33% hydrogen peroxide, Warwickshire County Council said.

    Trading Standards officer, Eleanor Lake
  12. New doctors' contracts 'a fair deal'

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt  has defended the proposed new contracts at the centre of the dispute with junior doctors as "a good deal... a fair deal".

    The key sticking point appears to be payments for working on Saturdays.  

    The British Medical Association wants the whole day to attract an unsociable hours premium, but ministers say the hours between 07:00 and 17:00 should be paid at the basic rate.

    Jeremy Hunt

    The government says it wants to improve staffing at the weekend, although some junior doctors have said patient care would suffer.

    Quote Message: The job of health secretary is to do the right thing for patients and we have now had eight studies in the last five years that have shown that mortality rates at weekends are higher than they should be. And my job is to do something about that."
  13. Local plan meeting date change in Coventry

    Coventry City Council is currently consulting on plans to develop the city over the next 20 years.

    A series of meetings are taking place to let local residents have their say on where new homes, jobs and services could be based.

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  14. Latest: Junior doctors go on strike; decision due on car parking charges in Nuneaton and Bedworth

    The main stories this afternoon:

    - Hundreds of appointments and operations are postponed in Coventry and Warwickshire as junior doctors go on strike in a national dispute

    - Politicians are due to decide on plans to raise car parking charges in Nuneaton and Bedworth 

    - West Midlands Police say robbery rates in Coventry have "tumbled" in the last year   

  15. Council disputes union's claims over suspended worker

    Coventry City Council has disputed claims by a trade union that a union convenor was suspended for organising a protest.

    Almost 90 refuse collecting staff from Coventry's Whitley Depot were involved in an unofficial strike on Tuesday that affected tens of thousands of residents, the local authority said.  

    A Unite union representative said workers had walked out in support of a suspended colleague and that it could still ballot members over official industrial action.

    Councillor Rachel Lancaster said the worker in question had not been suspended for organising a protest, but would not comment further while an investigation was taking place.

  16. Doctor calls for 'fair' contract for medics

    A junior doctor in Coventry says if the government wants doctors to be able to provide the best level of care that patients deserve then they should be given proper hours to work and paid appropriately.

    Dr Muzim Moyes says he is "disappointed that it's come to this", suggesting "no doctor wants to strike".

    The comments come on the second 24-hour strike staged by junior doctors across England. Some 230 appointments and operations are thought to have been cancelled in Coventry and Warwickshire.

    The government has said the new contracts would improve patient care and ensure a genuinely seven-day-a-week NHS.  

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  17. Decision due on parking charge rise in Nuneaton

    A decision on whether to put parking prices up in Nuneaton and Bedworth is due today. 

    The idea has been criticised by many of the big name retailers in the town's Ropewalk Shopping Centre, who say it will put people off from visiting. 

    Car park sign
    Quote Message: Never in my time on the council have so many businesses, national chains which employ so many people in our town, have come out against these proposals." from Kris Wilson Conservative councillor
    Kris WilsonConservative councillor
  18. Thousands of pounds to upgrade Rugby park

    About £150,000 is to be invested on upgrading Brownsover park in Rugby.

    Play equipment earmarked for the park's expanded play area includes a zip wire, climber with monkey bars, roundabout, see-saw, swings and a trampoline.

    Park
  19. 30,000 Coventry homes affected by refuse collection strike will get bins emptied next week

    People whose bins weren't emptied in the Stoke and Binley areas of Coventry yesterday will now have to wait until next week, the city council says. 

    Bin crews are working as normal in Coventry today following an unofficial strike over the suspension of a colleague.

    Striking refuse workers
    Quote Message: What we are saying to people in those areas is thank you for being patient, we will collect your bin next week. If you need to (perhaps) talk to your neighbours and use their bins, or you can take stuff to the tip. We have to respect the right of workers to strike when it's justified and when it's official." from Rachel Lancaster Councillor in charge of Public Works
    Rachel LancasterCouncillor in charge of Public Works