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  1. Updates on Friday 4 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have finished for the day.

    We'll be back with you on Monday from 08:00 with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. 'Some days you're just rubbish', says Sky Blues' Vincelot

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The Sky Blues midfielder Romain Vincelot admits there has to be a big improvement from the way the team played at Barnsley on Tuesday night, when they face Rochdale at the Ricoh tomorrow. 

    Romaine Vincelot

    "Some days you're just rubbish", he said "and it makes it worse when you're not the only one to under perform".

    "The team can't produce when we're too many under our best".

  3. Crackdown on illegal parking in Water Orton

    A 90-day crackdown's been launched against poor parkers in a North Warwickshire village.  

    Police say drivers are leaving their cars on double yellow and zigzag lines while they pop into shops around Station Buildings in Water Orton and that's led to near-misses for pedestrians. 

    The force is now taking a zero tolerance approach, where, they say, softer methods have failed. 

  4. Warwickshire car dealer jailed for 'clocking'

    A Warwickshire car dealer and mechanic have been handed prison sentences after admitting 'clocking' cars and forging documents to conceal their crime. 

    Connan Harvey, formerly trading as Alex Harvey Specialist Cars in Priors Marsden, was handed a 12-month sentence for also failing to provide roadworthy vehicles and proper checks on the cars he was selling. 

    A mechanic he used, Amit Mistry, of Timkin Way, Daventry, also admitted to fabricating or altering vehicle documents, and received a six-month prison sentence. 

  5. Edd Shervington starts for Wasps against Gloucester

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The only change to the starting lineup from last Sunday's win against Harlequins comes in the front row where Edd Shervington starts as hooker.

    Simon McIntyre, Sam Jones and Ruaridh Jackson return from injury to take a place on the bench  

    Edd Shervington
  6. Attempted robbery in Coventry

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Police say they're investigating an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Coventry today. 

    A man threatened staff at William Hill on Holyhead Road, around 13:10, but made off empty handed. 

  7. News: Warwick looking at asylum seeker role after criticism; and attempted robbery in Coventry

    These are our main stories this afternoon:

    - Warwick council is to look at asylum seeker role after criticism in government report

    - Police investigate attempted robbery in Coventry bookies

    - Warwickshire car dealer jailed for 'clocking'

  8. Warwick council responds to asylum seeker criticism

    Warwick District council has responded to criticism in a government report over a failure to take in asylum seekers.

    A report by the Commons Home Affairs Committee said authorities who fail to house asylum seekers should be "actively encouraged by Ministers to volunteer in the existing scheme".

    In a statement the council said it had "not previously been asked to get involved with the network of Asylum Settlement authorities". 

    However they were now "working with the West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership at a regional level... to understand what part we can play".

  9. Watch: Shakespeare's dad saved paintings from destruction by the King

    It was in 1563 the paintings were defaced and lime-washed under the supervision of John Shakespeare, who was, at the time, chamberlain of the Corporation of Stratford.

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    Video caption: Shakespeare's dad saved paintings from destruction by the King
  10. Stratford District Council leader accused of ‘forcing out’ chief executive

    Stratford Observer

    The chief executive of Stratford District Council has been forced out by the authority’s leader in a bid to gain more power and control.

    That was the accusation made by Labour councillor Jason Fojtik against Coun Chris Saint following the announcement incumbent chief executive Paul Lankester had chosen to take voluntary redundancy as part of a management shake-up.

    Paul Lankester
  11. Watch: Juliet searches for her Romeo... in Coventry

    Siobhan Harrison

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    We took our search for cast members for "Shakespeare Street" to Coventry railway station today.

    Juliet is still without her Romeo.

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    Video caption: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire is searching for a Romeo
  12. Latest: Warwick highlighted in asylum seeker 'failure' report and Stratford paintings saved by Shakespeare's dad

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These are some of the stories we're looking at this afternoon:

    - Warwick named among "swathes" of country to take in no Syrian asylum seekers

    - Medieval paintings in Stratford saved by Shakespeare's father

    - Crackdown on illegal parking in Water Orton

  13. Travel: Delayed rail services across Coventry and Warwickshire

    BBC Travel

    A broken down train at Hatton is causing problems to London Midland services across Coventry and Warwickshire.

    This is adding to delays caused by earlier signalling problems.

    Check here to see which tickets are being accepted on other services.

  14. A tale of twin cities: how Coventry and Stalingrad invented the concept

    The Guardian

    Two years after Coventry was flattened in the second world war, sympathy with the plight of Stalingrad led women’s groups to reach out to the Russian city – a ‘bond of friendship’ which survived the frostiest parts of the cold war.

    Coventry after the Blitz
  15. Wasps team to play Gloucester Rugby

    Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young has announced his team to take on Gloucester at Kingsholm in the Premiership tomorrow. 

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  16. Snow and sleet showers set for the afternoon

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A band of rain, sleet and snow will be moving south across Coventry and Warwickshire this afternoon.

    We've just had a light flurry of snow in the city centre. 

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