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Summary

  1. Council leader calls for bus lane review
  2. Driver thanked for helping children escape M6 coach fire
  3. Warwickshire rated in top 10 European travel destinations
  4. Updates for Tuesday 24 May 2016

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By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.

    Weather for the West Midlands.

  2. Good evening from Local Live from Coventry and Warwickshire

    We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.

  3. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    A dry evening in store with some late sunshine to end the day and remaining dry overnight with lows of 8C (46F).

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  4. New road layout cuts traffic queues at hospital

    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.

    University Hospital
  5. Travel: B4087 Leamington accident

    BBC Travel

    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

  6. Latest news: JLR 'concerned' over housing development; and Warwickshire rated as a 'top European destinations'

    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

  7. Hospital worker was stabbed in the heart in 'unexpected and wholly unjustified' attack, court hears

    Coventry Telegraph

    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.  

  8. Work underway for new fire station

    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.

    Site of new fire station
  9. Time extension granted in electoral fraud investigation

    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.

  10. County's 'breadth of offerings' wins place in travel guide

    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.

    Warwick Castle, Anne Hathaways Cottage, view from Burton Dassett, Leamington's Parade
    Quote 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
    Helen PetersChief Executive, Shakespeare's England
  11. Driver describes 'dramatic' coach fire on M6

    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.

    M6 coach fire

    "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".

  12. Warwickshire only UK entry in Lonely Planet's 'top 10'

    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.

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  13. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    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).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  14. Controversial housing development goes before planners

    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.

    Proposed development map
  15. Latest news: Dozens of children helped by coach driver; and leader calls for bus lane review

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    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