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Summary

  1. JLR 'to stay in UK'
  2. Firm with 350 staff goes into administration
  3. Gerbil thrown in skip 'like rubbish'
  4. Fire crews sent to 'exploding' phone
  5. Updates from Friday 21 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

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    Video caption: General election 2017: How do I register to vote?
  2. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

    Video content

    Video caption: General election 2017: How do I register to vote?
  3. Watch: The London Marathon finish line

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Do you know someone who ran the London Marathon yesterday or maybe you ran it yourself?

    You can watch a feed of the finish line, showing everyone who finished between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs.

    Find out their time and you can catch the moment they crossed the line.

    From tears of joy, limping over the line, through to some rather tired faces - watch six hours (or skip forward) and see friends/family/loved ones cross the finish line via the BBC iPlayer.

  4. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

    Video content

    Video caption: General election 2017: How do I register to vote?
  5. Man told he'd never walk again completes London Marathon

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A man told he would never walk again said he was "ecstatic, exhausted and enormously thankful" after completing the London Marathon in just over nine hours.  

    Steven Smith

    Steven Smith, who's 57, from Stratford-upon-Avon broke his spine by jumping out of a window to escape robbers in the south of France in August 2011.

    Every step had been a "physical and metal challenge", he said, but the "elation at crossing the finishing line is all consuming".

  6. Weather: A chance of snow overnight

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It seems a bit late in the year for snow, but with chilly temperatures forecast overnight, there's a chance we might see some in Staffordshire.

    The rest of us will have a cold night, with showers in places.

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    Video caption: Charlie Slater has your forecast
  7. Social media campaign launched to tackle crime

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Reported car crime in Bedworth has more than quadrupled in the last year, according police figures. 

    A neighbourhood watch team is now posting updates about local burglaries and thefts on social media.   

    Neighbourhood Watch award

    The number of incidents of car crime has increased from 13 in February 2016 to 57 in February this year. 

    Lynn Price, secretary of Bedworth and Bulkington Neighbourhood Watch, says she started posting the updates to make people more aware of the rise in crime in the hope they will make their properties more secure.

  8. Traffic diverted away from M40

    BBC News Travel

    Highways England are advising drivers to follow official diversion routes, and not to rely on ones suggested by sat-nav equipment.

    Southbound traffic is to follow the solid square symbol from J3A (M42 northbound) and northbound traffic is to follow the hollow square symbol onto the A46.

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  9. Council seek court order to move traveller camp

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A court order is being sought by Nuneaton Council to remove an unauthorised traveller encampment at the Dingle in the town.

    Camp Hill Primary School

    Management at nearby Camp Hill Primary School say the camp has raised "a number of issues" and they've been left with no alternative but to close the school until these issues can be addressed.

    It says it is working closely with all the involved parties to ensure the school it can reopen as soon as safely possible and parents are getting regular updates.

    The borough council say they're going to court tomorrow to apply for an order to move the travellers on.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A3400 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3400 Warwickshire both ways severe disruption, at M40 J16.

    A3400 Warwickshire - A3400 in Hockley Heath closed and slow traffic in both directions at Henley In Arden, because of a police incident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. M40 closed due to police incident

    BBC News Travel

    The M40 is closed in both directions between junction 16 for Henley-in-Arden and the intersection with the M42.

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  12. Wasps: Team news for trip to Gloucester

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Wasps have named their A team side to travel to Gloucester this evening for the 19:30 kick off at Kingsholm Stadium.

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    Wasps A will again be captained by Craig Hampson, with the backline unchanged for the third match in a row.   

  13. Man arrested after woman found with serious injuries

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a woman was found with serious injuries at an address in the Radford area of Coventry this morning, say police.

    Daimler Road

    Police are carrying out a forensic examination of the property in Daimler Road.

    The ambulance service say they were called to the address around 08:00 to "a medical emergency".

    The 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital and is thought to be in a serious condition, police say.

  14. MP backs new bank holidays

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC WM

    The Labour MP for Erdington is backing Jeremy Corbyn's promise of four extra UK-wide bank holidays.

    The holidays would be on each nation's patron saint day - St David's Day on 1 March, St Patrick's Day on 17 March, St George's Day on 23 April and St Andrew's Day on 30 November.

    Quote Message: It is right that we celebrate the unity of Britain and in particular St George's Day - that would be a bank holiday." from Jack Dromey Labour MP
    Jack DromeyLabour MP

    The Conservatives have warned it would damage the economy. 

    Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday it would be good for people to spend more time with their families and lost productivity would be balanced out by more spending.

  15. Pet destroyed after dog-attack

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A dog has had to be put down following an attack by another dog in Kenilworth, police say. 

    Lawrence Gardens

    The Jack Russell-pug was attacked by what's described by police as a "white stocky American pit bull-type dog with no collar", in Lawrence Gardens on Friday evening.

    The pet had to be put to sleep as a result of its injuries and the police are appealing for witnesses.  

  16. Your pictures: Bluebells put on a show

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's the season for spectacular displays of bluebells - BBC Weather Watcher Sweetpea took this photo in Coventry.  

    Bluebells
  17. Stratford welcomes crowds for Bard's birthday

    Thousands of people turned out to see the Shakespeare birthday celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon over the weekend.

    With hundreds of jobs depending on tourism, the parade through the town has become one of the most important attractions of the year said mayor, Juliet Short. 

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  18. Bell and Ambrose steer Bears into calmer waters

    Warwickshire 332 & 280-5 (87 overs) v Surrey 437

    Mark Church

    BBC Radio London commentator

    A good morning for the hosts under leaden skies in Birmingham. Ian Bell played a captain's innings in every sense of the word and deserved a hundred. 

    He was done by a lovely piece of bowling from his opposing leader, Gareth Batty, who found Bell's outside edge on 99 and Ben Foakes did the rest behind the stumps. 

    Batty caused problems from the City End, finding bounce and turn which would have made Jeetan Patel sit up in the dressing room. Tim Ambrose has played very nicely, passing 50 for the first time this season but the weather could have the final say in this game which would be a real shame.

    Warwickshire lead by 175 runs, but Surrey would still fancy a chase with the ball turning. Sadly it is very, very dark above Edgbaston and rain brought an early lunch.