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Summary

  1. JLR reveals future vision amid new jobs hope
  2. Campaigners against Amazon warehouse vow to 'fight on'
  3. Sleigh ride celebrates 60th birthday with new home
  4. Cuts to sheltered housing in Nuneaton and Bedworth 'inevitable'
  5. Updates from Friday 25 November

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All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have now ended.

    We'll be back with you from 08:00 on Monday with all the news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Black Friday: 'Things more expensive than week before'

    Kevin Reide

    Midlands Today

    Black Friday sales this year are likely to top £2bn, say analysts, as shoppers hunt for bargains ahead of an expected rise in prices in 2017.  

    But some shoppers in Coventry today just weren't falling for the hype, with one saying some things were more expensive than the week before.

    Another said the opportunities "were not as good as last year". 

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    Video caption: Shoppers in Coventry say Black Friday bargains are hard to find
  4. 'Timing is right' for JLR expansion says local enterprise chief

    Local business leader Jonathan Browning was at the meeting last night in which JLR's chief executive laid out a future vision that included the doubling of production and possible creation of thousands of jobs.

    The Chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership said "there are challenges" but the area was "well placed to help make it happen, and I believe the timing is right." 

    He said: "We have the unique combination of academic and research excellence – to an unparalleled level – an ambitious world-class automotive company, the requisite skills and a common ambition to realise our potential."

    Jonathan Browning
  5. 'Hello, ambulance? My toilet seat is broken'

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    From a broken loo seat to help setting up a new mobile phone - two non-emergency calls the ambulance service has received in the last 24 hours.

    Screen grab of Ambulance Service tweet
  6. Video: What's the weather got in store for tonight and the weekend?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    A dry night ahead with some clear spells and lows of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  7. Fight against 'Amazon' warehouse 'isn't over' - campaigners

    Campaigners opposed to a 24-hour distribution centre understood to be run by online retail giant Amazon have vowed to "continue their fight".

    The planned warehouse, for the former Jaguar site on Browns Lane, was given the go-ahead by councillors yesterday, with one saying it could mean the "biggest influx of jobs into the city" in more than a decade.

    Paul Liggins, vice chairman of the local Allesley and Coundon Wedge Society, said that planners "made two or three fundamental errors in their presentation to the planning committee" and that their campaign "isn't over".

    Site for planned warehouse
    Image caption: Browns Lane was home to Jaguar car production until it moved in 2005
  8. Funding cuts to hit sheltered homes in Nuneaton and Bedworth

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Plans to cut the number of wardens at sheltered housing in Nuneaton and Bedworth have to be considered because of funding cuts, the councillor in charge told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. 

    Julie Jackson says reducing the numbers from 50 to 14  is the "last thing they want to do", but it's "almost inevitable".

    Under the proposed changes, several sheltered housing schemes will be decommissioned and the sheltered housing service will be replaced with an "independent living" service.

    A final decision will be made in January.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - Two lanes 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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  10. Coventry Rugby Club team news

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry Rugby have made four changes to the team that beat Cambridge for this weekend's trip to Rosslyn Park. 

    Among the backs, James Stokes and Tom Howe return to replace the injured Cliffie Hodgson and Rob Knox. 

    In the pack, Andy Brown and Jimmy Litchfield are preferred to Phil Boulton and Boris Stankovitch. 

    Butts Park Arena
  11. 'More than 10,000 jobs" created by JLR expansion says WMG chair

    The Chairman of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) says he's sure "more than 10,000 jobs" will be created if Jaguar Land Rover expands to manufacture electric vehicles and batteries in Coventry.

    Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya said the technology is currently being worked on at University of Warwick, where WMG is based.

    Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

    He said Business Secretary, Greg Clark, gave his assurances that the government would look at the plans very seriously, because "in order to make the batteries and cars we need the power supply, which there is a shortage of in this area".

  12. Latest: JLR expansion plans; sheltered housing cuts

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our main stories:

  13. Thief tries to steal 80-year-old woman's shopping trolley

    Coventry Telegraph

    The 80-year-old woman was walking through Bailey Park, towards Marston Lane in Bedworth, at 11.45 on Armistice Day, when she was targeted. 

  14. Premiership Rugby: Wasps team news

    Tommy Taylor returns from England camp and will start in the front row alongside Marty Moore and captain Matt Mullan in the Wasps side to take on Sale.

    Danny Cipriani is set to make his 150th Premiership appearance as they take on the Sharks at the Ricoh on Sunday.

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  15. JLR tempers predictions amid claims expansion could yield 10,000 jobs

    Jaguar Land Rover has been laying out its ambitious future vision.

    JLR has not publicly speculated on the amount of jobs that could be created if plans to double its production and make electric vehicles in the UK are realised.

    An unconfirmed figure of 10,000 jobs came from Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of Warwick Manufacturing Group.

    A company spokesman said the huge investment was "very much a want rather than a will".

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of an accident.

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  17. JLR expansion: Company's statement

    Here's the statement from Jaguar Land Rover on its ambitions:

    "Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr Ralf Speth has confirmed his vision to double the production output of the business, make EVs [electric vehicles] in the UK and the desire to make the UK a global centre of excellence for battery research and development. 

    "However this is dependent on overcoming infrastructure and capacity issues. 

    "We cannot comment on quoted job numbers or a time frame."

  18. JLR's vision for electric future could double production

    The Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover has laid out a future vision which could see thousands of new jobs created in Coventry producing electric vehicles. 

    Speaking at an industry event, Dr Ralf Speth said that if the government could help upgrade power supplies, invest in surrounding infrastructure and guarantee access to engineering talent then Britian's largest carmaker by volume would like to double production from 500,000 to 1 million cars a year.

    Jaguar Land Rover

    The company is looking for help with infrastructure surrounding a 60 acre site at Whitley and provide significant additional power resources. 

    JLR says its plans could demand the electricity resources of four power plants.

  19. World Cup of Golf: England fourth as Denmark take lead

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Andy Sullivan and partner Chris Wood moved into a tie for fourth but dropped five shots behind leaders Denmark after the World Cup of Golf second round.

    The pair were in joint fifth, two off the front, heading into Friday's fourballs, when Danes Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen shot 12 under par.

    Nuneaton's Sullivan and Wood moved to seven under with a six-under-par 66 in Melbourne.

    Andy Sullivan
  20. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy afternoon with some sunnier spells at times and highs of 9C (48F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands