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  1. Updates on Thursday 10 March 2016
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    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections then you need to register by Monday 18 April to take part, the electoral commission says.

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  3. Motoring: Demand for 'black boxes' moves up a gear

    Kevin Reide

    Midlands Today

    A Warwickshire electronics firm is creating around 140 new jobs to cope with demand for so-called "black boxes" for cars. 

    The devices, formally called "telematic units", record driver behaviour and are designed to reduce insurance costs for younger drivers.

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    Video caption: Warwickshire firm creates 'black box' for cars
  4. Business Secretary opens WMG technology centre

    A new £50m centre looking into new clean technologies for the car industry has been officially opened at the University of Warwick by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

    Warwick Manufacturing Group's Energy Innovation Centre is the largest of its kind in Europe, and is working on the technology needed by the hybrid electric and low-carbon vehicles of the future.

    Sajid Javid and Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
    Quote Message: We have a long history of research impact in hybrid, electric and low carbon vehicles which [Mr Javid] has been able to see first-hand. from Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Chairman Warwick Manufacturing Group
    Professor Lord BhattacharyyaChairman Warwick Manufacturing Group
  5. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    Staying dry through the evening and overnight, and feeling warmer with light winds and a low of  4C (39F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  6. Taxi company expands down under

    Coventry-based London Taxi Company says its signed a £44m deal to expand in Australasia. 

    At least 1,000 vehicles will be supplied to Australia and New Zealand in the next five years.

    The Coventry factory will produce the first order of 200 taxis this year, before they're distributed to major cities in Oz.

    TX4 taxis in Perth
  7. Latest: Flood waters to peak; and taxi company broker international deal

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are our headlining stories this afternoon:

    - Environment Agency warns of further potential floods for Stratford and Warwick

    - Business Secretary opens innovation centre

    - Woman injured in Nuneaton hit-and-run

  8. Coventry forward named player of the week

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry Blaze forward, Brett Robinson, has been named the Elite League Player of the Week.

    He scored three goals and added a further six assists as the Blaze won all three games they played, moving them into a strong position in the race for the top eight.

    Coventry Blaze
  9. Woman injured in Nuneaton hit-and-run

    An 18-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was hit by a car, which failed to stop, in Queens Road, Nuneaton, yesterday.

    Police say a large grey car hit the pedestrian, who was crossing the road in the direction of Stockingford.

  10. Friargate boulevard opens

    City council leader, Ann Lucas, has officially opened the new Friargate boulevard linking Station Square to the city centre.

    The authority says the walkway, lined by more than 200 trees, will regularly feature street food vendors and performers.

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  11. Video: Aerial footage of Warwickshire floods

    Leamington company Infinite Pixel has sent us this footage they shot using a drone yesterday.

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    Video caption: Leamington company shoots drone footage of flooding
  12. Latest: Taxi company expansion; and river levels set to peak

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of our headlining stories this afternoon:

    - Coventry's London Taxi Company to expand Australasian market

    - River levels in Leamington and Stratford yet to peak after Warwickshire flooding

    - New schools for Rugby agreed

  13. Video: The mysterious changing statue

    The Dunchurch statue is dressed up by locals at least once a year.

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    Video caption: A statue in Warwickshire is secretly dressed up by locals at least once a year
  14. Leamington gardens closed to the public

    Jephson and Mill Gardens in Leamington are closed for at least the rest of today, the district council says.

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  15. Which Shakespeare character are you?

    School Report

    School Reporters from St Alban's RC High School in Pontypool, South Wales, and King's Lynn Academy in Norfolk, have put together this quiz which will allow you to find out whether, deep down, you are like a Shakespeare character.

    You can take the quiz here.

    School reporters
  16. Drivers ignoring floodwater warnings

    Police say they're still having to pull vehicles from floodwater, despite warnings.

    St Derek tweeted this picture he took in Churchover Ford this morning.

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