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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 15 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.

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

  2. Geberit’s new headquarters at Tournament Fields in Warwick will create 30 new jobs

    Kenilworth Weekly News

    An international business is to double its UK headquarters in Warwick thanks to a £5 million investment which will create 30 new jobs.

    Gerbit's new headquarters
  3. Parents say they're 'broken' over murder of Daniel Kirkwood

    Daniel’s mum Pauline Darcy said: "Dan was the brightest star in our family, he was always laughing, joking and had the biggest smile that everyone noticed".  

    “Dan’s dad Michael and I are two broken people, changed beyond recognition. The days are dark, the house is empty, the hopes and dreams for our son’s future are gone."

  4. Nuneaton man marched by robber to cash machine - to prove he had no money

    A man in his sixties was forced to hand over cash to a robber who threatened him in his own front room - and then marched to a cash machine to prove he had no money in his account. 

    Police said the "frail" and "vulnerable" man was left with bruising to his ribs after the offender searched him then left him by the cash machine in Malborough Road, Nuneaton. 

    They're appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the men as they made their way along Meadow Street, through Pool Bank St recreation area and across Queens Road to the cash machine.  

  5. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will gradually increase through the night from the east, turning thick enough at times to produce a little light rain or drizzle.

    Mist and fog patches are also possible.  

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  6. Latest: Man guilty of murder over club stabbing; and Co-op drivers vote for strike action

    Moira Rawlings

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here's a recap of some of our headlining stories today:

    - Man found guilty of stabbing teenager Daniel Kirkwood at a Coventry club

    - Coventry Co-op drivers vote for strike action

    - Wasps sign centre Guy Armitage from London Welsh

  7. Major historic texts to go on display in Warwick

    Two major historic texts are to go on display at an exhibition at The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.

    Shakespeare's First Folio (1623) (courtesy of the V&A Museum) and a first edition of the King James Bible (1611) (courtesy of Cambridge University) will be on show.

    The exhibition is due to run from mid-April to the end of June.

  8. Drivers using mobile phones at wheel 'needs a social stigma'

    Paul Marriott

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A woman whose daughter was killed by a lorry driver says the use of handheld mobile phones behind the wheel needs to become more socially unacceptable.

    Laura Thomas, aged 20, was killed by an HGV driven by a man using two mobile phones.

    Her mum Lisa said you needed to put yourself in her shoes, saying: "The problem is today people don't see the bigger picture unless it's happened to them and they have seen the devastation of an accident."

  9. Coventry Co-op drivers vote for strike action

    Co-op drivers based in Coventry have voted in favour of industrial action in a row over plans to transfer drivers to haulier Eddie Stobart. 

    A ballot of 700 members of the Unite union showed almost four out of five backed walkouts, with a bigger majority in favour of other forms of industrial action. 

    The dispute involves 87 drivers. 

    Eddie Stobart lorry
  10. Motorcycle rider 'clocked doing 109mph' on A46

    Police say they've arrested one man after clocking him travelling on the A46 at over 100mph.

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  11. Police satisfied with conviction for 'devastating' attack on Daniel Kirkwood

    Detective Chief Inspector Sam Ridding, who led the Daniel Kirkwood murder investigation, said: “The motive for the attack is believed to have been a disagreement that Hasham Ali had with one of Daniel’s friends in the club".

    Quote Message: The violence very quickly escalated with Thompson stabbing Daniel and his friends with a knife he'd brought with him as he and the other offenders breezed past security who let them in without searching them. This was a devastating attack against the group and we are satisfied with the results at court today. from Det Chief Insp Sam Ridding West Midlands Police
    Det Chief Insp Sam RiddingWest Midlands Police
  12. Four to be sentenced over death of Daniel Kirkwood

    Earlier we told you that Tobijah Thompson (pictured top left) would be sentenced on 11 April after being found guilty of murdering teenager Daniel Kirkwood outside a Coventry club. Here's more:

    Ramez Murtaza (top right) of Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and also admitted assaulting Daniel's friend.

    Two other men, Hasham Ali (bottom left), of Amberley Green, Birmingham, and Ezra Scott (bottom right) of Hawksyard Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to being involved in the violent disorder that resulted in Daniel’s death. 

    From top left to bottom right: Tobijah Thompson, Ramez Murtaza, Hasham Ali and Ezra Scott
  13. Man charged in connection with roadside scam

    Police say a Coventry man's been charged with fraud in connection with a roadside scam carried out around the M45, the A5 and surrounding areas.

    Saveriu Ion, 19, of Clements Street, Coventry, will appear at Leamington Magistrates' Court tomorrow. 

  14. Latest: Man found guilty of teen's murder; calls for ban on drivers using mobile phones; Sky Blues injury news

    Paul Marriott

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

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

    - Man found guilty of murdering teenager Daniel Kirkwood

    - The police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands backs calls for a lifetime ban for drivers caught using phones at the wheel

    - Coventry defender Chris Stokes to see specialist for knee injury

  15. Society Club death: Man found guilty of murdering teen Daniel Kirkwood

    A 25-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Daniel Kirkwood (pictured) who died after being stabbed outside a Coventry nightclub last year.  

    The jury at Warwick Crown Court found Tobijah Thompson, of no fixed address, guilty of Daniel's murder at a hearing today.

    He was also found guilty of wounding with intent, assault, violent disorder and possessing a 'bladed article' after a fight at Society Club in the city. 

    Daniel Kirkwood
  16. Warwickshire pub closed due to flooding damage

    A pub in Warwickshire is facing a month of lost business because of last week's flooding.

    The Red Lion at Hunningham was knee deep in water last Wednesday.

    The pub will be closed for about four weeks while it's repaired and refurbished.

    The Red Lion
  17. Guy Armitage: London Welsh centre to join Wasps next season

    BBC Sport

    Premiership play-off chasing Wasps sign centre Guy Armitage from Championship side London Welsh for the 2016-17 season.

    Guy Armitage

    Armitage, 24, who will join Wasps next season, has scored 12 tries in 25 appearances for Welsh this term and has had spells with London Scottish, London Irish and French Top 14 side Toulon.

  18. Rugby brain tumour campaign reaches Westminster

    A Commons committee is demanding more funding for research into brain tumours, following a campaign by a Warwickshire family. 

    Maria Lester from Rugby, whose brother Stephen died two years ago, started an e-petition which ended up leading to an inquiry by the Commons Petitions committee.  

    Speaking at Westminster Hall last night, she called on the government to do more.

    Stephen Realf
    Quote Message: For too long brain tumours have been the forgotten cancer, but that's about to change. There are 120,000 of us now shouting with one voice and somewhere in this beautiful building the government is going to have to start listening from Maria Lester Brain tumour campaigner
    Maria LesterBrain tumour campaigner
  19. Sky Blues' Chris Stokes to see specialist

    Coventry City says defender Chris Stokes will see a specialist later today to find out the extent of his knee injury.

    Chris Stokes being stretchered-off

    The 25-year-old was stretchered off in the final stages of City's 1-0 win over Blackpool at the weekend.

    The club said Stokes was sent for a scan yesterday.