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Summary

  1. Murder inquiry launched
  2. Man charged with possession of fighting dog
  3. Rare car up for auction
  4. PCC calls for 'fairness' over £1.5m conference bill
  5. Updates from Friday 2 September 2016

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from us on Friday. Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for a mix of news, sport, travel and weather  - and keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.  

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Video: Premiership's six international stars to watch

    BBC Sport

    Two Wasps players make our list of six of the biggest international signings made by English Premiership clubs ahead of the new season.

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    Video caption: Premiership: Six international stars to watch in 2016-17
  3. Video: What's the weather got in store tonight and over the weekend?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    A dry night tonight with clear spells, but some rain moving in over the weekend.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Wolves left back heads to Nuneaton

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Nuneaton Town have confirmed the signing of 20-year-old left back Ben O'Hanlon on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

    The former England Under-18 international joins on an initial one-month deal.

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  5. Hospitals draw up plans to cover striking doctors

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    The trust that runs University Hospital in Coventry and Rugby St Cross says they will have plans in place to "minimise disruption" and ensure "services remain safe" during the expected industrial action by junior doctors.

    George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton says it will "deploy senior and consultant medical staff" to cover junior doctors' duties.

    Junior doctors striking in Coventry

    Medical leaders have criticised the proposed series of five-day strikes as the row over a new contract intensifies.  

    But Mark Porter, BMA chairman and consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospital in Coventry, said staff on duty would be more senior than those they might normally have seen and that patients "should not be concerned".

  6. Wasps Netball signs England international

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Wasps Netball has announced the signing of England international Natalie Haythornwait.

    The 24-year-old becomes the team's ninth signing ahead of the new Superleague season which starts in February.

    Natalie Haythornwaite

    Named the 2015 Superleague Player of the Year, Natalie played for Manchester Thunder last season after joining them from the Yorkshire Jets.  

  7. Latest: Murder investigation launched; man charged after dogs shot by police; rare Jaguar up for sale

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of some of our main stories today:

    - Murder inquiry launched after man found with head injuries

    - Coventry man charged with possessing fighting dog

    - Jaguar car once owned by the company's founder to be sold at auction

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    Video caption: Lyons' share of Jaguar's history up for auction

    A 1961 Jaguar car once owned by the company's founder is due to be sold at auction.

  9. Cricket: Middlesex stretch their lead against the Bears

    BBC Sport

    Warwickshire eventually brought to an end Sam Robson's prolonged vigil of 74 for Middlesex at Edgbaston.

    He put on 97 runs in partnership with Stevie Eskinazi as the visitors stretched their lead.

    Follow the action here.  

  10. Full bill of health for Sky Blues ahead of Fleetwood fixture

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The two Sky Blues transfer deadline day signings, Andre Wright and Jamie Sterry, are set to be involved in The City's League One fixture at Fleetwood Town tomorrow. 

    The two loanees have had a couple of training sessions with the squad which is also boosted by the return to fitness of Marvin Sordell.

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  11. Legacy of coal use discussed at conference

    Research which exposes the effect of air pollution on the lungs of people in the West Midlands is to be discussed at an international congress this weekend. 

    A study into the impact of domestic coal use in the 1950s found people exposed to it in Coventry were twice as likely to die from a respiratory condition than those in cleaner areas. 

    Coal fire

    Coal consumption in Coventry in that period was amongst the highest in the country and the data underlines the impact of air pollution on diseases such as COPD. 

    The data will be discussed at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress in London from tomorrow.