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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 29 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage from Tuesday

    Updates have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with more news, sport, travel and weather from across Coventry and Warwickshire.

  2. Watch: The weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    There is a mix of sunshine and a risk of heavy rain, hail and thunder too. The top temperature today is 9C (48F).

    The showers will stay around tonight, but some places could stay dry with lows of 2C (36F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  3. Fourth arrest over attempted murder

    Police investigating a shooting and stabbing in Rugby have arrested a fourth man.

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  4. Man arrested over head-on collision in Stratford

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving without insurance, following a head-on road traffic collision in Stratford last night.

    The 20-year-old driver, from Germany, is being questioned.

    A woman in her 40s was treated for multiple minor injuries following the crash in Birmingham Road at about 20;30 and a man in his 60s was treated for chest pains.

    All three were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

  5. Latest: Coventry park café closes after travellers move in; man arrested after head-on crash in Stratford; Warwickshire to announce their plans for the new T20 season

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    - A café in Coventry's Memorial Park has closed its doors after travellers moved on to the main car park there

    - A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving without insurance, following a head-on road traffic collision in Stratford last night

    - Warwickshire will announce their plans for the new T20 season at Edgbaston this evening. The Bears lost in the semi-final of the competition last year

  6. Three people rescued from serious car accident in Stratford

    Fire crews spent an hour-and-a-half rescuing three people after two cars collided on the A34 between Stratford and Pathlow last night.

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  7. Park cafe closes after travellers move on to Coventry park

    A café in Coventry's Memorial Park has closed its doors after travellers moved into the main car park there.

    More than 20 caravans arrived on Saturday and disrupted a race the next day organised by a local running club.

    Quote Message: The children have been fairly abusive not only to staff but customers. Some tried to jump over the counter in the cafe from Gary Peake The director of the Conroy's Coffee Limited.
    Gary PeakeThe director of the Conroy's Coffee Limited.
  8. Police find stolen tools in Coventry

    Police are looking for the owners of the following tools.

  9. Jury in rape trial sworn in

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A jury has been sworn in for the trial of four students - one of whom is from Stratford upon Avon - who are accused of raping and assaulting a woman at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. 

    Leo Mahon, 21, from Stratford, denies three allegations of rape and two of assault by penetration on 24 May last year. 

    The other defendants, Thady Duff and Patrick Foster, both 22, along with 20-year-old James Martin, also deny charges including rape and sexual assault.  

  10. Children aged 10 among hundreds held over alleged gun crimes

    Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of youngsters arrested for suspected gun crimes in the past three years, new data has revealed.

    West Midlands Police said 83 boys and one girl had been charged with firearm offences since 2013, including an 11-year-old boy in 2015, a 12-year-old boy in 2013 and eight boys aged 13.

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  11. Appeal after a man found with head injuries in Bedworth

    Navkiran Mann

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Police are looking for witnesses after a member of the public found a man in his 50s, seriously injured in Bedworth in the early hours of Sunday.

    He's been treated at the University Hospital in Coventry and is in a critical but stable condition.

  12. Latest: Police could be given powers to move groups of people suspected of grooming teenagers in park; travellers move on to Coventry's War Memorial park; Birmingham Bears to announce plans for new T20 season

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Your headlines this afternoon:

    - Police could get new powers to move groups of people suspected of grooming teenagers away from Edgwick park in Coventry 

    - Travellers moved into the main car park at the War Memorial Park in Coventry over the Easter bank holiday weekend

    - Birmingham Bears will announce their plans for the new T20 season at Edgbaston this evening

  13. Fourth arrest over attempted murder in Rugby

    Warwickshire police say they've arrested another man on the charge of attempted murder.

    It's after an incident at a house in Oxford Street in the town earlier this month.

    All the men are from Rugby and aged between 20 and 30.

  14. T20 Bears announcement expected later

    The Birmingham Bears are due to announce their plans for the new cricket T20 season at Edgbaston this evening.

    Edgbaston Cricket Ground

    The Bears lost in the semi-final of the competition last year.

    Today they're due to unveil their new kit and reveal plans for two special matches during the tournament, which begins in May.

  15. Travel: A444 slow in Holbrooks

    It's a bit slow on the A444 due to roadworks.

  16. Latest: Protection order for Coventry park being discussed; teaching union branch backs calls to scrap tests for four year olds

    Tom Cooke

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here are your headlines this morning:

     - A consultation ends today that could see children using a Coventry park get extra protection from potential sexual predators. The council wants to impose a Public Space Protection Order on Edgwick park

    - Warwickshire's branch of the NUT backs plans to boycott tests for four year olds, saying "they put fear into young children"