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- Council leader calls for bus lane review
- Driver thanked for helping children escape M6 coach fire
- Warwickshire rated in top 10 European travel destinations
- Updates for Tuesday 24 May 2016
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Coventry council’s lawyers are due in court today as they continue their bid to evict the travellers from War Memorial Park.
Weather Watcher 'Rons View' posted this picture of some rabbits enjoying the sunshine in Coleshill.Copyright: BBC
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A dry evening in store with some late sunshine to end the day and remaining dry overnight with lows of 8C (46F).
Managers at Coventry's University Hospital say changes to the road layout at the site have reduced traffic congestion.
The first phase of an improvement scheme, involving changes to car park entrances and a new bus interchange has been completed, along with work on nearby Clifford Bridge Road.Copyright: BBC
The B4087 Tatchbook Road in Leamington is parially blocked and slow traffic in both directions near the Claremont Road junction because of an accident.
More details on BBC Travel.
These are some of the stories making the headlines today:
- Jaguar Land Rover complains of lack of 'appropiate consultation' over Stratford housing development
- Warwickshire ranked in top ten European places to visit
- New road layout cuts traffic queues at hospital
A young Nuneaton man was fatally stabbed in a “wholly unexpected and wholly unjustified” attack as he and his friends were on their way to a Halloween party.
Work has started on a new fire station for Warwickshire at the Aston Martin site in Gaydon.
Costing more than £750,000 it will be home to one engine and 12 firefighters when completed in July.Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire Police say they've been given more time to investigate allegations of electoral fraud from the 2015 general election.
They're looking into improper campaign spending returns.
It's one of eight similar investigations across the country and they've been granted a further 12 months to carry out their investigation.
Shakespeare's 400th anniversary celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon has boosted visitor numbers to Warwickshire according to travel guide Lonely Planet.
Editorial director Tom Hall said the county has so much more to offer.
"Whether travellers are seeking sublime scenery, historical market towns or perfect ruins, Warwickshire has them all," he said.Copyright: Shakespeare's England/BBCQuote Message: 2016 has been such an important year with the county celebrating so many important events and anniversaries, not only Shakespeare’s 400th but also the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown and 750th anniversary of the Siege of Kenilworth Castle. from Helen Peters Chief Executive, Shakespeare's England
A coach driver says a bus carrying 59 schoolchildren and seven teachers took only ten minutes to be completely destroyed by fire.
Driver Paul Bingham, from Evesway Travel of Wigan, spotted flames coming from the vehicle on the M6 yesterday, and pulled over to help those on board.Copyright: Philip Wilson / West Midlands Ambulance Service
"it was quite dramatic" he said, "within ten minutes the bus was destroyed".
He then transported the children to the National Motorcycle Museum, opposite the NEC, where parents were waiting.
The ambulsance service commended Mr Bingham saying: "The Trust would like to pay tribute to the Eavesway Travel of Wigan coach driver who spotted the issue, stopped at the side of the motorway and helped evacuate the children".
An original stone basin from Leamington’s spa history has been returned 50 years after it was thought to have been destroyed.
Warwickshire is the only UK destination to be named in Lonely Planet's top ten destinations in Europe to visit this summer.
The list also includes Peloponnese in Greece, Venice and The Dordogne and is compiled by Lonely Planet’s travel experts.
Turning a little breezier this afternoon, but still dry with plenty of bright spells and feeling warm in the sunshine with highs of 17C (63F).
Plans for 2,000 new homes at Lighthorne Heath and Gaydon in Warwickshire go before planners at Stratford District Council tonight.
The scheme's being recommended for approval despite strong local opposition and businesses including Jaguar Land Rover.
A letter to the council from consultants representing JLR complains of lack of 'appropriate consultation' and voices concerns overs highways issues.Copyright: Stratford District Council
Three suspected illegal immigrants were arrested after being found in the back of a lorry on an industrial estate.
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These are some of our main stories in the newsroom today:
- Driver plays down role in rescuing dozens of children from buring coach
- Coventry council leader calls for bus lane review
- Warwickshire voted in top ten European places to visit this summer