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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 1 March
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Wednesday

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have now ended for the day.

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

  2. Wildlife trust buys Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow

    Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow has been purchased by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust after attracting funding from several charities and trusts.

    Bubbenhall Wood

    They say it will allow them to create a 205-hectare area of woodland and meadow joining Ryton Wood to the north east, through Bubbenhall Wood and then onto Wappenbury Wood and Old Nun Wood in the south east. 

  3. Violence against hospital staff 'unacceptable', says chief exec

    One in five workers responding to a staff survey at George Eliot Hospital says they've experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or the public.

    Describing the figures as "unacceptable", the hospital's chief executive, Kath Kelly, said she would be looking at how to "further protect our frontline staff".

    Graph from the annual staff survey
  4. Boundary review faces unequal struggle for equal votes

    Patrick Burns

    Political editor, Midlands

    In Sunday Politics Midlands, BBC One on 6 March, I'll be joined by Local MP Jeremy Wright as his seat is set to be redesigned yet again.

    When he was first elected in 2005 he was the Conservative MP for Rugby and Kenilworth but in 2010, with boundaries redrawn, he switched to Kenilworth and Southam. 

    ballot box

    Now it is set to be redesigned yet again, straddling the border between Warwickshire and the West Midlands as the new seat of Kenilworth and Dorridge. 

    My latest blog post looks at reviews of boundaries and the constituency map.

  5. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Clear spells at times tonight with wintry showers moving south-eastwards across the area.

    There's the possibility of some showers turning to snow early tomorrow morning.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  6. Grace Academy improves

    Grace Academy in Coventry has been taken out of special measures following a recent Ofsted inspection.

    The report says the school in Wigston Road has strengthened its senior leadership which has helped it improve.

    Grace Academy
    Quote Message: As we are one of the few schools in Coventry with a three-year trend of improvement, this is a good first step, but we will continue to seek the highest standards for our students to ensure this continues. from Colin Boxall Principal, Grace Academy
    Colin BoxallPrincipal, Grace Academy
  7. News: Child exploitation in Coventry 'deeply disturbing'; academy taken out of special measures

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These are some of our main stories in the newsroom this afternoon:

    - NSPCC calls report into child sexual exploitation in coventry 'deeply disturbing'

    - Coventry's Grace Academy taken out of special measures

    - Violence against hospital staff 'unacceptable'

  8. A dog wearing a... ruff: Hacker does Shakespeare

    Siobhan Harrison

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    CBBC presenter Hacker the dog's been in Coventry to meet a few of the younger members of our Romeo and Juliet cast for Shakespeare Street.

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    Video caption: CBBC's Hacker the Dog visits Coventry
  9. Coventry's Woodlands Academy 'unviable'

    A letter outlining proposals to create a new academy in Coventry says because of a decrease in parents choosing single sex education, boy's school Woodlands Academy is now "unviable" in its current guise.

    A six-week consultation has been launched into the creation of the West Coventry Academy, based on the site of the current Tile Hill Wood school. 

    Joint school logos

    The two schools already have a co-educational sixth form, but it's not yet clear whether staff from the boys school would transfer to the new academy under the proposed merger.

  10. Nuneaton in promotion push

    Clive Eakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    In the National League North tonight, Nuneaton Town are at home to AFC Fylde. 

    Nuneaton are currently in the final playoff place two points ahead of tonight's opponents who have two games in hand.

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  11. Latest: Exploitation in park 'deeply disturbing'; city academy out of special measures

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These are the stories making the headlines in Coventry today:

    - NSPCC says report into child sexual exploitation in the city is "deeply disturbing"

    - Coventry's Grace Academy taken out of special measures

    - Concerns over Nuneaton hospital violence

  12. 'Horrific' practical joke puts teenager behind bars

    Atherstone & Coleshill Herald

    A teenager who carried out a "horrific" practical joke on a work colleague at a local wedding venue has been sentenced to 18-months in youth custody.

    Brandon Nicholas Walker (19) of Orchard Close, Hurley, had placed a needle inside the drinking straw of a work colleague at Shustoke Farm Barns in Coleshill.

    Needle
  13. Sexual exploitation in Coventry park 'deeply disturbing', says NSPCC

    The NSPCC says a report into child sex exploitation in Edgwick Park in Coventry is "deeply disturbing" but it welcomes the action being taken to tackle it.

    The police and council plan to introduce a protection order at the park that would prohibit groups congregating.

    It follows concerns over risks to children's safety, including men offering drugs to young people to get them to have sex with them.

    Quote Message: If vulnerable young people are being targeted the authorities need to ensure those responsible are stopped. from NSPCC Spokesperson
    NSPCCSpokesperson
  14. Wasps sign Tom Cruse (not that one)

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Wasps have announced 26-year-old hooker Tom Cruse will join the club from London Irish ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

    Cruse has also represented Stockport, Sale Sharks, Macclesfield and Rotherham Titans. 

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  15. The West Midlands - as seen from space

    Astronaut Tim Peake tweeted a picture of Wales from space - and he also captured some of the West Midlands.  

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