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Summary

  1. Coventry North East MP quits front bench post amid referendum fallout
  2. West Midlands PCC says he's "closely monitoring" hate crime reports
  3. Leave-voting MP calls for 'unity' over EU referendum result
  4. Warwickshire's Marcus Willis plays at Wimbledon
  5. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016

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Analysis of report criticising HS2

Richard Westcott

Transport correspondent

I've been looking at the National Audit Office report which says the HS2 high-speed rail project has an "unrealistic timetable".

It was written before the Brexit vote, so it doesn't speculate on what effect, if any, it could have on HS2.

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The Department for Transport's very keen to send out a "business as usual" message, promising that planned investment in our roads and railways won't suffer.

MPs are due to vote on phase one of HS2 later this year. If they approve the bill, that's effectively the green light to start building the line from London to Birmingham. And MPs approved the project overwhelmingly the last time they had a vote.

More from me on the BBC website here.

Weather update

Alex Hamilton has your forecast

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Nikki Sinclaire

A former MEP for the West Midlands fraudulently claimed "significantly higher sums" for travel "not undertaken at all", a court hears.

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Warwickshire all-rounder Rikki Clarke

Rikki Clarke follows a three-wicket haul with an unbeaten half-century as Warwickshire build a lead against Notts.

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Our coverage across the day

We're back at 08:00 on Tuesday with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.  

Athletes book places for Rio Olympics

Six Midlands-based athletes are off to Brazil after the Olympic trials in Birmingham at the weekend.They booked their places in the Rio-bound GB squad at the British Championships held at Alexander Stadium.Flying out are Wolverhampton's Matt Hudson-Smith in the 400m; Stratford-upon-Avon's Andy Pozzi in the 110m hurdles; and Stoke-on-Trent long jumper Jazmin Sawyers.

Six Midlands-based athletes are off to Brazil after the Olympic trials in Birmingham

They will be joined by the Birchfield Harriers duo of Danny Talbot in the 200m and Shara Proctor in the long jump, together with Birmingham-based high jumper Robbie Grabarz.The Olympics begin in Rio on August 5.    

Wimbledon: Willis goes two sets up

BBC Sport

Warwick Boat Club coach, Marcus Willis, is only playing at Wimbledon today after meeting partner, Jennifer Bate, who convinced him not to to move to America.

He's just gone two sets up. Find out more about his back story here:

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Police chief monitoring hate crime reports

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson says his office is "closely monitoring the situation" regarding reports of hate crime since the EU referendum.

In a statement he said: "Let me make it clear, hate crime is not acceptable and tackling the crime is a priority of mine and West Midlands Police. 

"We are all extremely proud that the West Midlands is a diverse region, where people from different backgrounds and cultures get on. That will not be allowed to change."

On Friday, research professor Heaven Crawley, from Coventry University, tweeted the following:

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Watch: 'Willbomb's on fire'

BBC Sport

... Berankis is terrified.

Watch fans cheer on the Brit in action against his opponent.

Marcus Willis takes first set

Marcus Willis has taken the first set against Ricardas Berankis 6 games to 3 on his Wimbledon debut.

You can follow the match here. 

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Latest news: Coventry MP resigns shadow post; police chief 'monitoring' hate crime

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of our headlining stories in the Coventry newsroom:

- Colleen Fletcher, MP, resigns her shadow front bench position

- West Midlands PCC says he's "closely monitoring" hate crime reports

- Warwickshire tennis player to make Wimbledon appearance

Travel: Slip road re-opens after accident

BBC Travel

All lanes have re-opened on the A45, M42 northbound junction 6 slip road between the Glencroft Road junction and Birmingham Airport.

The fire service say one caualty had to be cut from a vehicle. 

Colleen Fletcher resigns shadow front bench position

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Coventry North East MP, Colleen Fletcher, has resigned from her Shadow front bench post as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Kerry McCarthy MP, shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs.

In her letter of resignation to party leader Jeremy Corbyn, she says it's with a "heavy heart" that she's standing down, and it is "now in the interests of the party and the country that you resign from the leadership of our party".

She has also expressed disappointment over the referendum result.

Colleen Fletcher letter
Colleen Fletcher

I am now very concerned that the result of this vote will have a significant impact on Coventry and on my constituents. We therefore, need a strong and capable leader who can ensure that the UK gets the best deal possible from our EU exit negotiations.

Colleen Fletcher MP's letter of resignation

Club says atmosphere will be 'electric' when Marcus Willis plays Wimbledon

Gavin Henderson, Tennis manager at Warwick Boat Club, says the atmosphere at the venue will be "electric" later when coach Marcus Willis plays at Wimbledon.

"He's answering everyone's texts today and keeping the buzz going," he said, "and when this is all over he'll come back to his family in Norton Lindsey and hopefully continue his dream of playing on the professional tour."

Willis, who also coaches in schools, still plays local matches, and will represent the club against Coventry & North Warwickshire on Thursday night whether he wins or loses.

He'll also take part in an exhibition tennis match on Saturday at the club, promoting the sport to youngsters.

Travel: Accident affecting airport traffic

BBC Travel

An accident has blocked the A45 eastbound in Elmdon between the Glencroft Road junction and Birmingham Airport.

More details on BBC Travel

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Memorial concert for drowned teenager

A memorial concert has taken place in Coventry for a teenager who drowned in a bath at an NHS facility.

Connor Sparrowhawk
Sara Ryan

Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, died after having an epileptic fit when he was being treated at Slade House in Oxford in July 2013.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust later accepted full responsibility.

The concert at Warwick Arts Centre last night also featured a huge quilt made up of designs and tributes to Connor.

Labour councillor warns against party 'civil war'

Coventry Labour councillor Jayne Innes says it's important the Labour party doesn't "go into a period of civil war" and if there is to be a change of leadership "it needs to happen soon".

On the question of whether she would vote forJeremy Corbyn she said "there isn't an election at the moment so I'm not making that decision".

"I'm deeply uncomfortable with any moves against a sitting leader", she went on, "Jeremy Corbyn is there on a massive mandate, so therefore he has my support."

Cllr Jayne Innes
Coventry City Council

Woman on roof with child since early hours comes down

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A woman who climbed on to the roof of a house in Balsall Common with her child early this morning has come down. 

Emergency services, including specially trained police negotiators, were called to the scene on Welsh Road about 04:00. Kenilworth Road was closed all morning as a result. 

The child has been taken to hospital as a precaution, say police, and the mother is now talking to officers inside the property.

Marcus serves up Wimbledon cash boost

Tennis player Marcus Willis is ranked 775th in the world and has earned just £258 in winnings this year, according to the ATP - but that will shoot up to £30,000 later.Willis is set to play at Wimbledon this afternoon, after earning a wild card for the qualifying draw.

Warwick tennis player Marcus Willis will see his earnings rocket from Wimbledon appearance

The tennis coach at Warwick Boat Club had even contemplated quitting the pro tour to become a coach in the USA - but some stern words from his girlfriend convinced him to carry on.He will face Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania and is guaranteed a £30,000 pay cheque - and there is a potential second round tie against Grand Slam legend Roger Federer on the horizon.    

Stratford's Pozzi qualifies for Rio

Geoff Foster

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

The Stratford hurdler Andrew Pozzi has booked his place at the Rio Olympics by winning the 110 metres hurdles at the British Championships at the weekend. 

Pozzi ran a personal best of 13.31 seconds at Birmingham's Alexandra Stadium.

The 24-year-old was injured in the heats at London 2012.

Andrew Pozzi
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Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There may be the odd shower around this afternoon, but mainly dry and warm with top temperatures of 19C (66F).

Latest news: Stratford MP calls for 'unity' over Brexit; Warwick tennis coach plays Wimbledon

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of our main stories today:

- Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi calls for "unity" over UK's Leave vote

- Labour councillor Jayne Innes warns against party "civil war"  

- Warwick Boat Club tennis coach, Marcus Willis, plays at Wimbledon

Council leader defends claims over growing student population in Leamington

Leamington Observer

The leader of Warwick District Council has defended claims the authority is not doing enough to curb the ever-growing student population in Leamington.  

Cllr Andrew Mobb
Leamington Observer

County Championship: Boyd Rankin burst edges day for Warwickshire

BBC Sport

Warwickshire had the better of a rain-hit opening day against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston as Boyd Rankin claimed centre stage in a mid-afternoon burst.

After Keith Barker's breakthrough at 76-2, Ireland and England international Rankin then took three wickets in 24 balls to leave Notts on 125-6.

Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin
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Brexit: Stratford MP calls for unity

Stratford MP and Leave voter Nadhim Zahawi says the government must now "govern for the 48% as well as the 52%".

The member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee writes on his blog that we must "recognise the country is divided" and we "all must work together".

Nadhim Zahawi MP
BBC

In the weeks and months to come we will face uncertainties, but there are opportunities too. These are opportunities we have to seize to create the better Britain we all want to see. Cameron may soon be going, but we must ensure that his legacy is secured, our party should unite, and our work should begin again.

Nadhim ZahawiStratford-on-Avon MP

Listen again: Stories of survival and resilience on Coventry's ring road.

BBC Radio 4

If you missed Tales from the Ring Road, narrated by Anne-Marie Duff, there's still chance to catch it on iPlayer.

It explores life-changing events that have taken place on the Coventry ring road.

Wimbledon: Warwickshire's Marcus Willis qualifies for main draw

Britain's world number 775 Marcus Willis is third up on court 17 at Wimbledon today after qualifying for the main draw.

The player, who's also a tennis coach at Warwick Boat Club, beat Russia's Daniil Medvedev 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the final round of qualifying.

Marcus Willis
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The British number 23 is the 15th British player to reach the singles draws and is due to take on Ricardas Berankisof Lithuania this afternoon.

Negotiators speaking to woman with child on house roof

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Police negotiators are speaking to a woman who's climbed on to the roof of house in Balsall Common with her child and is refusing to come down.

They say they were were called to a house in Welsh Road near Alder Lane at around 04:00.

The A452 Kenilworth road remains closed.

Travel: M42 congestion

BBC Travel

A broken-down vehicle has closed one lane of the M42 entry slip road northbound at J5, A41 (Solihull).

More details on BBC Travel.

News headlines: Leave-voting MP calls for 'unity' over Brexit; Warwickshire player qualifies for Wimbledon

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of our main stories today:

- Nadhim Zahawi MP calls for "unity" over EU referendum result

- Warwickshire's Marcus Willis plays at Wimbledon after qualifying

- Memorial concert takes place in Warwick for drowned teenager

Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

A largely fine day today with sunny spells and perhaps an odd shower but feeling warm with top temperatures of 19C (66F).

Travel: A452 closed both ways

BBC Travel

The A452 Kenilworth Road in Balsall Common is closed in both directions near the B4101 Alder Lane junction because of what police describe as "an ongoing incident".

Officers are at the scene directing traffic.

More details on BBC Travel. 

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Good morning from Coventry and Warwickshire Live

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Welcome to our live service for Monday.

I'm in the Coventry newsroom bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates throughout the day.

You can get in touch with us via email or tweet us @BBCCovWarks.