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  1. Updates on Friday 9 December 2016

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    Severe accident: A45 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A45 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between B4429 Daventry Road and M45.

    A45 Warwickshire - A45 Daventry Road in Dunchurch closed southbound between the B4429 Daventry Road junction and the M45 junction, because of an accident involving a coach. Police directing traffic.

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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  3. Sarah Portlock

    BBC News

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    Sarah Portlock

    BBC News

    It's 10 years since mass car production ended in Coventry. How is the city's automotive industry, once the most productive in the UK, moving forwards?

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    Video caption: Coventry's car-making heyday remembered in pictures

    Ten years after the last Peugeot rolled off the production line at Ryton, Coventry, here's a look-back at some of the classic cars manufactured in the city.

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    Severe accident: M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M6 J3A and J3 for A444.

    M6 Toll Warwickshire - An accident and a rolling road-block on M6 Toll southbound between M6 J3a and J3, A444 (Nuneaton).

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of an accident.

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    Severe accident: A46 West Midlands westbound

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    A46 West Midlands westbound severe accident, between A45 Stonebridge Highway and A452 Leamington Road.

    A46 West Midlands - One lane closed on A46 westbound between Festival Island in Coventry and the A452 Leamington Road junction in Hill Wootton, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Approach with care.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J3a M6 Toll, because of flooding.

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for M6 and J7 for M6.

    M42 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J8 M6 and J7 M6, because of an accident earlier on.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42 affecting J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - Broken down vehicle on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

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

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

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  12. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.  

  13. Grant of nearly £100m approved for development

    West Midlands Combined Authority has approved its biggest slice of devolution funding to date - almost £100m for a city centre development in Coventry, the city council said.

    The council added that this cash from the combined authority effectively gives it the go-ahead for the £360m City Centre South scheme. Plans include a retail, residential and leisure scheme.  

    City Centre South

    The development (illustrated above and below) will sit between the Upper Precinct, Greyfriars Road and Warwick Road and connects up with Bull Yard, where it picks up the new boulevard connection to the railway station.

    City Centre Soyth
  14. Writing residency offered by university to young award-winners

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Prize-winning young writers are going to be offered a 10-week residency by the University of Warwick. 

    Max Porter, centre, who won this year's award

    The university says it's now a partner in the annual Sunday Times/Peter Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. 

    The award is given to the best work of published or self-published fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish author aged between 18 and 35.  

    From next year the university says it will offer the residency alongside a one-day festival. 

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J8 for M6 and J7 for M6.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J8 M6 and J7 M6, because of an accident.

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  16. Weather: A mild night with some rain

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    There's going to be some rain about tonight and it will continue tomorrow.

    It should be another mild night though, with temperatures as high as 11C (52F) in places.

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with the West Midlands weather.
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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

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

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

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