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Summary

  1. People found in lorry 'from Iran and Iraq'
  2. The man who 'looks like Predator'
  3. Traders say no point remaining in city centre
  4. Updates from Friday 25 August 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Hundreds of jobs to go as city car firm closes

    Caroline Gall

    BBC News Online

    Up to 500 jobs are to go at an automotive firm that supplies Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) from the car giant's former home on Brown's Lane.

    Lawrence Automotive bought the site from JLR in 2010 and began supplying wood trim panelling for various models.

    But according to Des Quinn, regional officer for the Unite union, promised investment in key areas by the Chinese owners never happened, placing the firm in "terminal decline".

    He says the premises will close in November.

    Quote Message: We have commenced the consultation process with our employees which we are legally obliged to do and currently we do not know what the outcome of that process will be. We are fully committed to the consultation process." from Sally Williams UK HR Director, Lawrence Automotive
    Sally WilliamsUK HR Director, Lawrence Automotive
  2. Weather Watchers capture clear start to the day

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Atmospheric shots taken by two of our Weather Watchers today show we had a clear start in the county.

    WeatherWatcherWill was out early to capture this picture in Long Itchington.

    Long Itchington

    And PaulaMaria snapped this beautiful image in Hillmorton just after dawn.

    The sunshine has given way to cloud now, which is expected to last most of the day.

    Hillmorton, Warwickshire
  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  4. Shopping centre transformation plans on table

    Alec Blackman

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Coventry's run-down Riley Square Shopping Centre is set to be transformed if councillors give regeneration plans the go-ahead later.

    The city council's cabinet is recommended to approve plans to overhaul the site with new shop units and affordable housing.

    Some of the area's high-rise blocks would be knocked down as part of the project.

    Riley's Square

    A report to councillors says: "The shopping centre has an outdated design and suffers from a lack of significant investment and is in a poor physical condition."

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A452 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Number of foreign people living in Coventry dropped last year

    Coventry Telegraph

    The number of people born outside the UK and living in Coventry fell last year, new figures suggest.

    Migration statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that in 2016 there were an estimated 91,000 foreign-born residents in the city - down from 92,000 the year before.

  7. 'Very long delays' after lorry and car crash on M6

    Twitter pic of accident

    Motorists are stuck in long queues on the M6 northbound near Coventry and Coleshill after a lorry and car collided in lane one.

    Two lanes were closed but have now been re-opened between Junction 4 and 4a.

    View more on twitter
  8. Murder probe continues after body found at house

    Investigations are continuing today after a man's body was found at a house in Nuneaton.

    The victim, who was 65, was found in St Mary's Road just before 10:00 BST on Monday.

    A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    St Mary's Road, Nuneaton
  9. Watch: Your weather forecast for the next 24 hours

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    A fairly cloudy day with some sporadic outbreaks of drizzle.

    For all it will feel much cooler, with highs of 20C (68F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7, A34 (Great Barr).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle and an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A426 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A426 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between A426 Newbold Road and Boughton Road.

    A426 Warwickshire - A426 Leicester Road in Rugby closed northbound between the A426 Newbold Road junction and the Boughton Road junction, because of flooding.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic on M6 northbound at Corley Services, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road from M69 Southbound and busy but moving northbound at J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

    M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M45 Warwickshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M45 Warwickshire eastbound severe disruption, between A45 Coventry Road and M1 J17 Dunchurch.

    M45 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M45 eastbound between A45 Coventry Road and M1 J17, Dunchurch, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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