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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 7 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our coverage across the day

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

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

  2. Cargill returns 'home' for treatment

    Dan Freeman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The Sky Blues' on-loan defender Baily Cargill has returned to his parent club, Bournemouth, for treatment on an ankle injury and is expected to miss tomorrow's match at Shrewsbury. 

    Bailey Cargill

    Cargill was substituted at half time during the defeat against Rochdale. 

    Coventry manager Tony Mowbray says he's waiting to find out the full extent of the injury.

  3. Pedestrian hit by police car: Investigation under way

    Here's more on this afternoon's breaking story:

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an independent investigation after a police car hit and seriously injured a pedestrian.

    Investigators have been deployed to the scene.

    Witnesses can contact the IPCC on 0300 020 0096.

  4. Clampdown on drivers clogging up safe havens

    Motorists using emergency lay-bys on the M42 for a rest or eat are to be targeted by motorway police. 

    Officers say the practice is becoming more common with vehicles clogging up the breakdown bays and preventing access to drivers in trouble.

    Emergency refuge area

    Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group say they'll start handing out on-the-spot fines for culprits and arresting anyone who can't or refuses to pay, seizing offending vehicles.   

  5. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and clear evening and much of tonight with a widespread hard frost forming after dark.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  6. Coventry head teacher apologises over academy consultation

    The head teacher of a Coventry secondary school has apologised over the way parents and staff found out about the consultation on the closure of Woodlands Academy and the creation of a new West Coventry Academy.

    School logos

    On the school's website, Gina O'Connor said a leak of information meant news reached media before letters had been sent out to parents. 

    As part of the consultation they've set up a series of open mornings for Year 6 and Year 9 pupils to visit the school.

  7. News: Police car hits pedestrian in Rugby; and teachers left 'devastated' by possible school closure

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These are some of our headlining stories this afternoon:

    - Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with police car

    - Teachers 'devastated' at consultation over school closure

    - Plans submitted for ex-Leofric hotel ballroom

  8. Woman hit by police car treated at the scene

    The ambulance service says the woman seriously injured in a collision with a police car was anaesthetised by a trauma doctor at the scene.

    The doctor then travelled in an ambulance with the patient to University Hospital in Coventry.

  9. Watch: Surprising our 'Shakespeare Street' cast

    Siobhan Harrison

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    With seven weeks until showtime, we've been out at the crack of dawn revealing roles to some of our Shakespeare Street cast. 

    Watch what happened when we surprised Sue this morning.  

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    Video caption: Surprising the 'Shakespeare Street' cast
  10. Dunchurch Road to remain closed

    Dunchurch Road will remain closed for the foreseeable future after a police car hit a pedestrian.

    Closures affect the Shakespeare Gardens junction, Kingsway junction and Harris Lane off Overslade Lane.

    This affects both pedestrian and vehicle access. 

  11. Police answering A45 emergency when vehicle hit pedestrian

    Police say they were on their way to attend an emergency on the A45 in Stretton-on-Dunsmore when one of their cars was in a serious collision with a pedestrian.

    The Warwickshire Police officer who was driving was not injured.  

    The matter has been referred to the IPCC.

  12. BreakingPedestrian hit by police car

    A pedestrian has been seriously injured after a collision with a police car on Dunchurch Road, Rugby

    The woman, in her 20s, has severe head injuries, Warwickshire Police say.

  13. Happy memories of the former Leofric ballroom

    David Deakin

    BBC Coventry £ Warwickshire

    Ballroom dancer Stan Pitt says he has "very happy memories" of dancing at the former Leofric Hotel ballroom.

    Plans have been submitted to turn the property into an indoor climbing centre.

    He says at the height of its popularity, Coventry had at least nine ballrooms and this is the last one.

    "I danced there a lot with my wife, it was a beautiful dance hall and it will be very very sad to see it go."

    Stan and Yvonne Pitt
  14. Ice Hockey: Coventry Blaze players make GB long-list squad

    Dan Freeman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Three Coventry Blaze players have been named in the Great Britain 37-man long-list for next month's world championship in Zagreb. 

    Great Britain squade

    Once again, Blaze captain Ashley Tait and teammates Russ Cowley and Ross Venus will be involved.

    Head coach Pete Russell will cut his squad down to 28 for the pre-championships training camp, which starts on 6 April.

  15. Road to Coventry: New classic car run announced

    Coventry is to play host to a new classic vehicle run, as part of the city's Motofest event.

    The Road to Coventry is open to cars built before 1992, which will drive in cavalcade on the Ring Road circuit.

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    Video caption: Why is this city road a sprint circuit?

    Last year around 100,000 people visited the city to see stock cars, classic cars and motorbikes displayed in the city.  

  16. Watch: Disgraced nurse filmed at 'Botox party'

    BBC Inside Out

    A disgraced nurse who describes himself as "Jonny Botox" has been secretly filmed at a Wolverhampton "Botox party" offering to inject an undercover BBC reporter.

    Jonathan Henk injected three women before offering to give a reporter as much Botox as she wanted.

    He later admitted he knew what he was doing was wrong. 

    Watch what happened.

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    Video caption: Disgraced nurse filmed at 'Botox party'

    Read more on this story on BBC News.

  17. Disgraced nurses holding 'Botox parties'

    BBC Inside Out

    Two disgraced nurses are making thousands of pounds a week illegally prescribing Botox to patients.

    A BBC investigation has uncovered the two men staging "Botox parties" across homes and beauty salons in the West Midlands for people desperate to banish wrinkles.

    Jonathan Henk

    While they were once registered nurses, both have been ordered to stop practising - making it illegal for them to prescribe medicine.