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Summary

  1. Police treating shop fire as arson
  2. Former teacher charged with historic sex offences
  3. Man hit by car seriously injured
  4. Organisers pull out of Coventry Half Marathon
  5. Warwick museum under threat
  6. Car cloning on the rise
  7. Updates on Friday 14 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

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    Video caption: Plastic pigs protest stops play at Charlton v Coventry

    Charlton and Coventry fans threw hundreds of plastic pigs on the pitch in a joint protest that interrupted Saturday's match at The Valley.

  3. How pigs stopped play at Charlton v Coventry

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    Video caption: Plastic pigs protest stops play at Charlton v Coventry

    Charlton and Coventry fans threw hundreds of plastic pigs on the pitch in a joint protest that interrupted Saturday's match at The Valley.

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J15 for A46 and M42 J3A.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and M42 J3a, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  6. Our live coverage today

    Live updates have now ended, but keep an eye out for more news, sport and travel into the weekend.

    We'll be back with you from 08:00 on Monday.

  7. Video: Latest weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will stay cloudy throughout the night with some isolated showers possible and lows of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  8. On Midlands Today: Car cloning 'on rise' and arson attack on shop

    BBC Midlands Today

    On Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One we'll hear how drivers are being warned by police that "car cloning" appears to be on the rise in the West Midlands.

    Crashed car with police cars behind

    We'll also update you on the disappearance of 10 cats from one street in the space of a week.

    And the latest on a suspected arson attack on a shop in Coventry that's left its Polish owner devastated. 

  9. Police misconduct charges thrown out

    A misconduct panel has dismissed the charges facing a police officer based in the Coventry and Solihull areas. 

    PC Michelle Felton was facing a charge of gross misconduct accused of stealing fuel while off duty.

  10. Museum could close due to budget cuts

    Shelley Phelps

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Political Reporter

    St John's House museum, in Warwick, could be closed under proposed council budget cuts.

    A consultation is currently running looking at 43% cuts to Warwickshire's culture budget in order to save £67m by 2020.

    Council leader Izzi Seccombe said any decisions would be made on an "informed basis".

    St John's House museum
  11. Latest: Suspected arson attack on Polish shop; former teacher charged with sex offences

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

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

    • Polish shop destroyed by suspected arson attack in Coventry
    • Former Leamington school teacher charged with historical child sex offences
    • Future of Coventry Half Marathon in doubt after organisers pull out
  12. Michael Portillo: Politicians still 'whinging' about Brexit

    The former government minister Michael Portillo says it's about time the UK got on with dealing with Brexit rather than politicians "still whinging about it".  

    Speaking on a trip to Coventry, the former defence minister said he believed leaving the European Union was great for business here and the EU would need the UK to help it out of its own financial problems.

    Michael Portillo

    "The British people have made a decision," he said, "and we have to execute it as best as we possibly can".

     "What we're actually seeing is many people now trying to resist the government's attempts to trigger Article 50 and I think all of that is unhelpful." 

  13. Mark Venus in charge at Coventry City 'until further notice'

    Clive Eakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Interim manager of Coventry City Mark Venus will continue to look after first-team affairs until further notice, said the club.

    Venus took up the position following Tony Mowbray's departure at the end of last month and has guided the team to victories against Port Vale and Northampton Town.

    At a pre-match press conference today, he said he expected to be in charge at least until January.

    Clive Eakin and Mark Venus
  14. Former teacher and youth leader charged with child sex offences

    A former teacher from Cubbington has been charged with 21 counts of historical child sex offences.

    David Wesley, 64, has been charged with:

    • Twelve counts of indecent assault of a girl under 14
    • Six counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16
    • Three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13

    The alleged incidents are said to have taken place between 1971 and 1992 whilst Wesley was a teacher at North Leamington School and a youth leader at the Cubbington Methodist Church.