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Summary

  1. Barcelona attack a 'huge shock' says holidaymaker
  2. 2Tone taxi appeal
  3. Cathedral appoints artist in residence
  4. Air museum celebrates half century
  5. Indian restaurant fined after 'food safety breaches'
  6. Updates on Friday 18 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Simon Glover

All times stated are UK

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    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a vehicle tyre change.

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

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    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between A452 Leamington Road and A45 Stonebridge Highway.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 blocked and stationary traffic northbound between the A452 Leamington Road junction in Kenilworth and Festival Island in Coventry, because of an accident involving a car and a lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M6.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J8 M6, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Video content

    Video caption: Woman, 90, on sixth degree 'addicted' to studying

    Ninety-year-old Joy Gibson, from Stratford-upon-Avon, is proof you're never too late to learn something new

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    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.

  7. Warwickshire council flying flag at half for Spanish terror victims

    Warwick District Council has taken to Twitter to announce it's flying its flag at half-mast in tribute to those in Spain who were caught up in two terror attacks carried out in quick succession.

    View more on twitter

    Thirteen people were killed and dozens injured after a van drove into pedestrians in Barcelona.

    One person has died and six others wounded when a car was driven into them in Cambrils just hours later.

  8. Weather: Showers tomorrow and more on Sunday

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    We'll have a few showers tomorrow and more on Sunday, but the weather is expected to improve next week.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  9. Football: Sky Blues defender 'can't complain' ahead of league clash

    Coventry City's Rod McDonald says he "can't complain' about the squad's League Two success so far this season.

    Rod McDonald

    The 25-year-old, who was one of twelve new additions to the team this summer, has been speaking ahead of the Sky Blues' game against Newport County at the Ricoh tomorrow afternoon.

    City sit at the summit of the league table following two straight victories.

    Quote Message: You pride yourself on a cleansheet and the lads in the forward areas are scoring goals, so I can't complain." from Rod McDonald Coventry City Defender
    Rod McDonaldCoventry City Defender
  10. Expert says a fridge is the key to cutting out car theft

    Sarah Bishop

    BBC Midlands Today

    A Coventry-based security expert claims car theft can be prevented by storing the vehicle's keys in a fridge to block hacking technology.

    Madeline Cheah

    Madeline Cheah, from Coventry University, has been responding to news that an experienced car thief can steal a high performance car in six seconds using digital equipment.

    A man from Solihull had his Land Rover taken from his driveway on Monday.

  11. Tips for a special parkrun weekend

    It's a special weekend in parks around the country.

    This Saturday, 19 August, those who take part in their local parkrun might find themselves jogging alongside some of the country's sporting stars.

    It's all part of campaign for National Lottery-funded athletes to give back and say thank you.

    And, if you've never heard of of done a parkrun, it's really easy to get involved.

    Here's Team GB rowing legend Katherine Grainger to give you the low down in five simple steps.... #GetInspired

    Video content

    Video caption: Katherine Grainger's 5 steps to Parkrun
  12. Cathedral appoints artist-in-residence' for 2018

    Coventry Cathedral has announced it's chosen its artist-in-residence for 2018.

    James Webb

    James Webb, a renowned visual artist based in Cape Town, will be working on pieces commissioned as part of the Diocese of Coventry's celebration of its centenary.

    The artist is renowned for his use of audio and text as part of his work.

    Quote Message: From its important cultural history to its work with peace and reconciliation, to have Coventry Cathedral and its context to work with is a rich and challenging prospect." from James Webb Visual Artist
    James WebbVisual Artist