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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 22 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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    That's Tuesday's live updates. Join us from 08:00 tomorrow for more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Warwick Castle launches new 'horrible' maze

    Warwick Castle has unveiled its latest attraction, an interactive, multi-sensory Horrible Histories maze, focusing on bringing history to life in "gripping" and "gruesome" ways.

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  3. Edgbaston unveils new logo

    Edgbaston Stadium, home to Warwickshire Cricket Club, has unveiled its new logo.  

    Based on Edgbaston's floodlights, the new logo is part of a rebranding of the ground. 

    New Edgbaston logo

    This year's test match against Pakistan, a one day international against Sri Lanka and T20 finals day are predicted to generate £17.7m pounds for the local economy. 

  4. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    A cloudy night with some clear spells, and some areas may also see the odd patch of drizzle during the early hours.

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast from BBC Midlands Today
  5. A380 touches down in Birmingham

    The world's biggest passenger jet has landed at Birmingham Airport.

    The plane will be used on a regular service between Birmingham and Dubai starting this weekend.

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  6. Latest: Airport affected by Brussels

    Moira Rawlings

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of our headlining stories today:

    - Flights from Birmingham to Brussels have been cancelled following attacks in Belgium

    - City council apologises to pupils over Finham Park 2 admissions blunder

    - Improvements recommended following hearing into fatal M6 crash

  7. Man trapped under car in Dunchurch

    Emergency services were called to an accident earlier in which one man was trapped under a car in Dunchurch.

    Police say he has been taken to University Hospital in Coventry with injures not thought to be life threatening.

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  8. Water park's 'spiralling ramp' design 'has been done nowhere else'

    Coventry's new water park will sit on the site of Spire and Christchurch House, next to Christchurch spire in the city centre.

    The council says the design could include a wave pool, lazy river, "children’s splash pad" and six water slides.

    Artist impression for Coventry splash pool
    Quote Message: It’s based on a spiralling ramp with a range of slides and rides directly off the ramp. Nowhere else has done it like this before and it will make our new water park one of the most accessible in the country for people with a disability. from Cllr Abdul Khan Coventry City Council
    Cllr Abdul KhanCoventry City Council
  9. Travel: A14 to remain closed into this evening

    BBC Travel

    Highways England says a collision involving 2 HGVs has closed the A14 in both directions between Catthorpe Interchange and J1.

    A large fuel spill and a shed load from one of the vehicles means the carriageway is likely to remain closed into the evening peak period.

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  10. Travel: A14 closed

    BBC Travel

    The A14 is closed in Leicestershire both ways after an accident between Catthorpe Interchange and J1, A5199 (Welford).

    More details on BBC Travel.

  11. Council apologises to pupils after admissions blunder

    Simon Glover

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Twenty children who should have been offered a place at Coventry's Finham Park 2 school but were overlooked in an admissions blunder are being contacted by the local authority.

    The city council says the mistake was due to a technical error and that the places offered to another 20 children have been withdrawn.   

    The system for allocating school places has been described as "extremely complicated", put down to a changing educational landscape brought about by academies which have their own admissions authorities.

    Quote Message: We recognise how upsetting this is and apologise unreservedly for our error and we will be offering additional support to parents. from Cllr David Kershaw Coventry City Council
    Cllr David KershawCoventry City Council
  12. West Midlands threat level not increased over Brussels terror attacks

    West Midlands Police has said the threat level for the region has not increased as a result of this morning's terror attacks in Brussels.

    Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale said the force had "appropriate police resources already in place at Birmingham Airport" and the situation would "continue to be reviewed".

    He added "the threat to the UK from international terrorism remains at severe".

  13. Macbeth at the back of the Craven Arms, Southam

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    As part of our Shakespeare on Tour project we've discovered a forgotten theatre in Southam licensed to put on Shakespeare plays in 1822.

    Flyer for Macbeth performance

    Only theatres that held a patent could stage theatrical productions, something that only London’s Covent Garden and Drury Lane held.   

    However, for smaller towns where there was no permanent theatre, local magistrates could occasionally permit plays for up to 60 days at a time under the Representations Act.  

  14. Pervert facing 'long jail term'

    Nuneaton News

    A man who travelled to Nuneaton where he had sex in a hotel room with a 12-year-old girl he had befriended through social media sites is facing a long jail term.

  15. Free Wi-Fi for Coventry libraries

    A free Wi-Fi service has been rolled out across 16 Coventry libraries, with Caludon Castle being added over Easter.

    Previously available in only five city libraries for two hours, the new service will offer unlimited access.

    Councillor Kershaw with tablet computer
    Quote Message: So many of us have become reliant on our technology to help us work and study and getting a good, reliable Wi-Fi connection is so important. from Cllr David Kershaw Coventry City Council
    Cllr David KershawCoventry City Council
  16. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a bright start, plenty of cloud around this afternoon with highs of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands