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Summary

  1. Mystery ketchup thrower
  2. Sky Blues fan protest
  3. Solar farm approved
  4. Hospital's future discussed
  5. Updates from Friday 26 August

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from us at Local Live on Friday. Join us again from 08:00 on Tuesday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates.  

  2. Lorry gets stuck under unused Nuneaton railway bridge - again

    Coventry Telegraph

    A lorry found itself stuck under a low bridge in Nuneaton this morning, reigniting pleas for the bridge to be removed.  

  3. Speeding motorcyclist caught at over 100mph

    The bank holiday getaway may make most motorists feel the need for speed, but you can take it too far.

    Police officers doing a speed check in Coventry caught one biker travelling at 106mph - more than twice the legal speed limit for the road they were on.

    That's one way to guarantee your getaway gets off to a terrible start.

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  4. Coming up on TV

    Elizabeth Glinka

    BBC Midlands Today

    Claims that the A&E department at a new West Midlands hospital is to be scrapped before it has even opened have been dismissed as "complete nonsense"  

    We look at the great Bank Holiday getaway and the situation on the roads.

    And we hear the latest in the Birmingham pub bombings families' battle for answers 

    Join us for the Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.

  5. JLR profits drop by more than a third

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Quarterly profits at Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover have dropped by more than a third.

    JLR's parent company, India's Tata Motors, says it's due to the fall in the value of the pound after British people voted in favour of leaving the European Union. 

    The 37% drop has come despite higher sales.

    JLR office
  6. Travel: Congested bank holiday traffic around Warwickshire

    BBC Travel

    Here's the picture on the roads around Coventry and Warwickshire this afternoon:

    - Traffic is slow along the A452 at Balsall Common because of the roadworks

    - Congestion is also building along the M40 between Henley-in-Arden and Warwick and on the roads around Stratford-upon-Avon

    - A little further afield, one lane is closed on the southbound M42 in Worcestershire because of an accident, and traffic is beginning to build up

    Find out more by checking the BBC Travel website.

  7. Lorry stuck under bridge for nearly two hours

    A road through Nuneaton was blocked for almost two hours today after a lorry became stuck under a bridge.

    Leicester Road was finally given the all-clear at 10:55, police say. 

    Nuneaton lorry
  8. Video content

    Video caption: Man relives horror of childhood in Irish Protestant home

    A man who hopes his case will be heard at the European Court of Human Rights has spoken of the horrors he says he endured at a children's home in Ireland.

  9. Forwards fighting fit for battling Sky Blues

    They may be facing protests off the pitch, but Coventry City are in bullish mood ahead of tomorrow's match against former landlords Northampton Town at the Ricoh Arena.

    Strikers Jodi Jones and Marvin Sordell have returned to training after recent injuries, and both are in line to play against the Cobblers.

    Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray said the squad has been given a shot in the arm by the pair's work in the week.

    Tony Mowbray Coventry City
    Quote Message: Just having Jodi and Marvin on the training pitch gives everyone a lift. Having a few players who haven’t been out there for a few weeks back on the grass gives everyone a boost." from Tony Mowbray Coventry City manager
    Tony MowbrayCoventry City manager
  10. Rugby man charged with drug and robbery offences

    A 36-year-old man from Rugby is due to appear in court next month to face robbery and drug-related charges.

    Michael Brian Keogh, of Coton Road, was arrested several times in recent months following a string of incidents in the town.

    He has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, possession of Class A drugs and leaving without paying.

    He appeared before magistrates on Wednesday and will return to court on 22 September.

  11. Watch: Weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    It's the question everyone asks heading into a Bank Holiday weekend: Will the weather be any good, or will the brolly sellers be rubbing their hands?

    Rebecca Wood brings you the latest news.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your weekend update
  12. Your pictures: Bright sunshine in Bidford-on-Avon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Today's been quite the turnaround on the weather front, with yesterday's storms and clouds replaced by gleaming sunshine.

    This glorious shot from Bidford-on-Avon shows off the lovely warm weather in Warwickshire perfectly.

     Find more photos from our Weather Watchers on the website.

    Bidford-on-Avon
  13. Latest: George Eliot 'safe' from NHS cuts; Warwickshire seeking victory at Durham

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Here are the headlines as the Bank Holiday edges closer:

    - George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton is not going to close despite the strain on NHS funding, patients have been told

    - Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the roads ahead of the rush to get away for the Bank Holiday

    - In cricket, Warwickshire are trying to close down a win on the final day of their match at Durham

  14. Cricket: Can Warwickshire clinch victory?

    BBC Sport

    The players are back out in the field after lunch on the last day of Warwickshire's Championship match at Durham.

    The away side declared for 381-8, and Durham are into their second innings trying to chase down that total.

    Keep up with all the latest action here.