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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 6 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Navkiran Mann

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Experts meet at Warwick University to help protect bees

    David Gregory-Kumar

    Science correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

    Experts are meeting at the University of Warwick for a conference on protecting our bees.

    It follows a dramatic fall in the bee population in recent years, which is being blamed on loss of habitats, pesticides and the weather.

    You can see my report on the problems and their solutions on Midlands Today at 18:30 tonight on BBC One.

    Beekeepers
  3. Watch: Weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Tonight there will be more rain with lows of 3C (37F) 

    After a cloudy and wet morning on Thursday, brighter spells will develop in the afternoon with a scattering of heavy, blustery showers and it will feel cold. Highs of 10C (50F)

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Video: Police and social services chiefs apologise to abuse victim

    Kevin Reide

    Midlands Today

    Police and social services chiefs have apologised to a woman for delays investigating claims she was raped and sexually abused at children's homes in Coventry.  

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    Video caption: Police and social services chiefs apologise to abuse victim
  5. Co-op drivers vote to settle jobs row

    Co-op drivers have voted to accept proposals to settle a dispute over outsourcing jobs, the Unite union says.

    It said the dispute centred on the future of the company's drivers, including some in Coventry, after plans were put forward to transfer 87 members to haulier Eddie Stobart.  

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  6. Latest: Review into claims of historic abuse at children's homes; Warwick University looking into claims of racist graffiti.

    Alec Blackman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Coventry and Warwickshire:

    - An independent review has been ordered into claims of historic abuse at children's homes in Coventry

    - The University of Warwick says it's continuing an investigation after a student tweeted a picture of bananas defaced with racist graffiti

    - Jaguar Land Rover achieved record UK sales in March with a new car sold every two minutes

  7. Jaguar Land Rover enjoy record registrations

    Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover saw a huge rise in new car registrations in March.

    According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders, more than 5,600 Jaguars were registered last month, a 45% increase year-on-year.

    Jaguar Landrover

    Land Rover saw a 17.5% rise in registrations, while Luxury car brand Aston Martin saw a drop - they registered 186 cars last month, compared with 212 in March 2015.

  8. Junior doctors' row: The dispute explained

    Nick Triggle

    Health Correspondent

    Ministers and junior doctors are locked in an increasingly fraught dispute in England. 

    Today has seen the start of the latest strike - but what exactly is this row about?  

    Doctor's coat

    I've been examining the causes, who it involves and the wider context to this and you can read more here.

  9. All the world's a stage: Budding actors prepare for Broadgate show

    Siobhan Harrison

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's Romeo and Juliet project will see local residents perform a free outdoor version of the Shakespeare's play.

  10. Latest: More victims come forward after historical abuse case; Gypsy site plan dropped

    Alec Blackman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Your headlines for Coventry and Warwickshire this afternoon:

    - A Warwick-based charity says that more possible victims have come forward following the convictions of two social workers for child abuse in the 1980s

    - Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover saw a huge rise in new car registrations in March - according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders

    - Campaigners say they're delighted after plans for a gypsy site on Leamington's highest point have been dropped

  11. Fresh image issued of missing man

    A new image of a man missing for a month has been issued by Warwickshire Police.

    Sakhminder Uppal, who is 42 and known as Navi, was last seen at his home address in Freshwater Grove, Leamington Spa.

    Sakhminder Uppal

    He was last seen at approximately 22:00 on Sunday, 14 February when he was picked up by taxi from his home address and dropped off near to Victoria Park. He has not been heard from since, police say.

  12. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon there should be quite a few heavy, blustery showers with the chance of some thunder.

    Highs of 10C (50F).

    Here is some more information on the outlook over the next few hours.

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    Video caption: Sara Blizzard with the morning weather forecast for the West Midlands
  13. Coventry Co-op drivers agree a deal over their futures

    Alec Blackman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Concerns voiced by unions over the outsourcing of 87 Co-op drivers jobs in Coventry to the haulier Eddie Stobart have now been allayed.

    Unite says a deal has been agreed which has given extra assurances to the Coventry workers which will provide them with confidence about their futures outside of the Co-op.

  14. Leamington campaigner welcomes dropping of gypsy camp plans

    Kevin Lee

    Controversial proposals to site a travellers camp on the highest spot in Leamington have been dropped by Warwick District Council. 

    The authority says it's no longer looking at launching a public consultation into plans to create 15 pitches at Campion Hills and will investigate alternative options.

    Campion Hills
    Quote Message: It means the area is safe and is open for everyone again and the beautiful view is protected." from Tom Raynor Campaigner
    Tom RaynorCampaigner