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Summary

  1. 'Murder' arrest over postman death
  2. MP offers to mediate amid Sky Blues 'crisis'
  3. Gran hoping for emoji approval
  4. Updates on Friday 28 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Monica Rimmer

All times stated are UK

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) in Nuthurst and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) in Warwickshire, because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    A5 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, at A453 Sutton Road.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 in Mile Oak closed and slow traffic westbound at the A453 Sutton Road junction, because of an accident. Police directing traffic.

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M40 northbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a broken down vehicle.

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for B4451 and J13 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook), because of an accident.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A426 Rugby and M1 J19.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and M1 J19, Catthorpe Interchange, because of a broken down vehicle.

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    We will back on Monday morning but in the meantime please watch out for updates appearing here over the weekend.

  7. Watch: Latest weather for the West Midlands

    BBC Weather

    It'll be dry but largely cloudy overnight with light winds and it will stay mild. 

    Some mist or fog patches are likely to form in spots later in the night

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood with your forecast
  8. Falcons will be 'tough prospect' for Wasps

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has told the Wasps website this weekend's game with the Newcastle Falcons will be "tough" and that they are under "no illusion". 

    Dai Young
    Quote Message: Newcastle are a physical team who are very confrontational in the way they play the game. They’ve also expanded their game and play a lot of wide, attacking rugby, with real threats within their team and a good balance of power and pace, as well as a bit of flair. We’re under no illusion how tough a prospect the Falcons will be on Sunday from Dai Young Director of Rugby Wasps
    Dai YoungDirector of Rugby Wasps
  9. Coventry University students Morocco-bound for partnership programme

    A project to help preserve historical items in one of Morocco's oldest towns will get a helping hand from Coventry University students. 

    The programme includes turning rubbish into art, supporting struggling workers and creating the community’s first history museum. 

    Students

    Taking place in Sefrou over 10 days, a group of 11 students will help with regeneration work.

    The partnership between the town and Coventry University wants to help some of the poorest families adapt to a changing world and protect their ancient heritage.  

  10. Body found in lay-by

    Michael Perkins

    BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

    A man's body has been found in a lay-by in Leamington Spa.

    He was confirmed dead at the scene on the A452 near the Greys Mallory Island. 

    Police say they are now trying to establish his cause of death.

  11. Approval granted for land-levelling on old Jaguar site

    Permission has been granted by Coventry City Council to level vacant ground on part of the old Jaguar Cars site. 

    The area of land at Lyons Park, Coundon Wedge Drive, will be levelled to make it ready for further development. 

    Goodman Real Estate will be able to lower its height by up to 5.6 metres and raise it by nearly 3.7 metres in order to get it flat. 

    Thirty-six objection letters were received from members of the public. 

  12. Preview: Wasps v Newcastle

    BBC Sport

    Wasps make seven changes for the visit of Newcastle following their dramatic 20-20 Champions Cup draw with Toulouse. 

    All Black wing Frank Halai, scrum-half Joe Simpson, full-back Rob Miller and forwards Marty Moore, Kearnan Myall, Guy Thompson and Alex Rieder all start.  

    Frank Halai

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "They are a physical team but they have expanded their play and they have a good balance of power and pace."

    You can follow updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website

  13. Latest: 'Emoldjis' created; approval for student rooms; murder arrest over postman death

    Michael Perkins

    BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

    This afternoon's headlines for Coventry and Warwickshire include: 

    - A grandmother has created a range of 'emoldjis' reflecting the lives of over 50s, which could soon be in use after being sent for official approval

    - Approval has been given to double the number of student rooms at a site in Earlsdon, Coventry

    - A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a postman who was found dead in a village lane