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Summary

  1. Man arrested over 2001 abduction
  2. Edgbaston to host first day-night test to be played in England
  3. Funeral price hike row
  4. Former MEP claims Woolfe incident 'not a one off'
  5. Man in court following police pursuit
  6. Rail line closed for bridge work
  7. Updates from Friday 7 October 2016

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Diana's will among millions stored in secret warehouse

    The last will of Diana, Princess of Wales, is among millions stored in a secret warehouse.

  2. West Midlands MEP to stand for UKIP leadership again

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC WM

    The West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge has announced he will stand for the UKIP leadership again. 

    One of the favourites, Stephen Woolfe, has now been discharged from hospital after an altercation with a fellow UKIP MEP in Strasbourg. 

    With question marks being raised over whether Mr Woolfe can continue to seek the party leadership, Mr Etheridge says he can "no longer" support his campaign and will now run himself.

    West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge
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    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands both ways

    BBC Travel

    M42 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between J4 for A34 and J3A for M40 affecting J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 in both directions between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J3a M40, because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport).

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    Severe roadworks: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe roadworks, at J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road to M69 Northbound closed southbound at J2, M69 (Coventry), because of roadworks during the night.

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    The Local Live team will be back at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the weekend.       

  6. Nuneaton Town signing

    David Deakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Nuneaton Town have signed 19-year-old left back Luke Higham on loan from Blackpool.

    He’ll go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game against Curzon Ashton. 

    Higham made eleven appearances at Bloomfield Road in League One last season.

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  7. Priory Visitor Centre take-over gets go-ahead after our campaign

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  8. Watch: Weekend weather forecast

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    After some showers this evening a mostly cloudy but dry night with lows of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  9. Latest: Arrest over 2001 child abduction; rail line closed for bridge repair

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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  11. Battalion colours paraded for the last time

    Retired major Algy Cole said the annual Fusilier veterans' parade in Warwick this weekend will be a "poignant day" for all involved.

    The colours of the now disbanded second battalion will be paraded for the last time, before being laid in St Mary's Church.

    Second Battalion colours

    He said Fusiliers have been recruiting in the area since the early 1700s and "many Warwickshire lads have served bravely and proudly" in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and now the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

    Quote Message: We've served in virtually every campaign since we started recruiting, not least in Iraq and Afghanistan; there's very few campaigns or battles we haven't been involved in some way or another. We'll have a lot of people, ex-second battalion, coming from all over the country. from Algy Cole Warwickshire & Midland Area Secretary, The Fusiliers
    Algy ColeWarwickshire & Midland Area Secretary, The Fusiliers
  12. MTC signs up to Austrian partnership

    Shelley Phelps

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Political Reporter

    A five-year partnership has been signed between Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre and an Austrian research company.

    A 35-strong Austrian delegation witnessed the signing of the agreement between Upper Austrian Research's Dr Wilfred Enzenhofer and MTC's operations director Paul Markwick.

    MTC says it's leading the way on opportunities a post-Brexit Britain has to offer for manufacturing. 

    MTC is partially funded by the government and gets the rest of its money from business. Upper Austria Research (UAR) is backed by the Upper Austria State Government.   

    The memorandum being signed.
  13. Is magic's glass ceiling vanishing?

    It's 25 years since women joined the ranks of the Magic Circle - but female magicians still only make up around 5% of members.   

    Elizabeth Rogan from Nuneaton first took up magic at the age of 13 when she joined the Young Magicians Club, the youth wing of the Magic Circle.

    "It's good to be one of only 68 women in the organisation", the 20-year-old said, "but more needs to be done to encourage girls to pick up some cards and give it a go."

    This weekend she'll be taking part in an all-female gala with Debbie McGee, who was one of the first women to join the organisation.  

    Elizabeth Rogan
  14. Bus replacement services during rail bridge repair

    London Midland says it'll operate a bus replacement service between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill this weekend, for upgrade work to a railway bridge near Henley-in-Arden.

    Hasan Shah, from Network Rail, said: "There's never an ideal time to do this kind of work but railways and roads have to be maintained."

  15. Stratford man involved in fatal crash in Stranraer

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Police say a man from Stratford-upon-Avon was driving a car involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist near Stranraer on Thursday.

    James Harvey, 64, was killed when his BMW motorcycle was in collision with a Subaru car being driven by a 70-year-old Warwickshire man.

    Mr Harvey died at the scene.

    The car driver and his female passenger suffered minor injuries.