An MEP's claims for road journeys she never made would not have been paid if it was known she had travelled more cheaply by plane, a court is told.Read more
- How did Marcus Willis get on at Wimbledon against Federer?
- Record numbers of children raised by their grandparents
- West Midlands sees 20 'pump and run' fuel thefts a day
- Warwickshire's farmers' uncertainty about Brexit
We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into tomorrow morning.
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
One of the region's biggest bus companies is investing millions of pounds on its transport network to enable passengers to use contactless bank cards and smartphones.
National Express West Midlands is installing the technology on its 1,500 buses.
And we'll bring you the latest on Marcus Willis, currently on centre court at Wimbledon taking on Roger Federer.
More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.
Marcus Willis must win the next one....
BBC Midlands Today
There's a lane closed on the M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident, BBC Travel reports.
There's also a lane closed and queuing traffic on the M42 northbound at J3a M40, because of an accident.
Former Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire is accused of submitting 10 expenses claims dishonestly between 2009 and 2010.
In six, Antonie Muller, prosecuting, said Sinclaire flew via Brussels, Basel in Switzerland or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, despite allegedly signing claims stating she had driven.
Ms Sinclaire denies all the charges against her. The trial continues.
The Warwick Boat Club tennis coach gets a game against Federer.
Federer is a set up.
...but Roger Federer is in control
Your headlines this evening:
- The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says there's been no rise in race crime in the region since the Brexit vote
- A Warwick man says he missed the attack on Istanbul airport by minutes as his plane was delayed
- Warwick's Marcus Willis is on centre court at Wimbledon playing Roger Federer
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
The British number 23 Marcus Willis takes on the 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the second round of Wimbledon now.
Willis, who's 25, has played only one other professional event this year - winning just £40 - and he very nearly retired from the sport.
I think if he gets a couple of games under his belt, maybe he can get to a tie break; he's got a cracking serve, who knows. But obviously it's a monumental task he's got ahead of him
Marcus Willis heads out to meet Roger Federer today knowing 719 ranking places and almost 100 million US dollars set them apart, and he will do so with a welter of goodwill behind him - especially from those who saw him at his heaviest.
By his own admission, Marcus Willis used to be out of shape, weighing in at 120kg - almost 19 stone.
He called himself 'Cartman' after the South Park character and was happy to play up to the nickname, according to fellow Brit Liam Broady.
Marcus is a comedian. He's the funniest guy on the tour, I think. I think he has that reputation among pretty much all the nationalities. Those challengers I played against him in the States, he was drinking Pepsi on court, eating Snickers on the court. That's when he got the nickname Cartman.
A Coventry city councillor has signed a letter which calls for Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down.
Damian Gannon is one of 76 who've emailed every single council colleague in the UK urging them to do the same.
A former Ukip MEP's expenses claims for road journeys she never made would "certainly not" have been paid if it was known she had travelled more cheaply by plane, an EU bureaucrat in charge of expenses has told a court.
Nikki Sinclaire, who represented the West Midlands until 2014, signed and submitted "significant" expenses "in excess of the flight costs", according to the prosecution.
It is alleged Sinclaire wrongly claimed for thousands of euros in road and ferry travel expenses when she had travelled more cheaply by air, but she denies all charges against her.
Francisco Estela Burriel, head of the European Parliament members' travel and subsistence expenses unit, said: "In the files and documentation presented for the member for the European Parliament there is no evidence of flying."
Sue Barker displaying Willis-fever.
There was a minor fire at Campion School in Leamington Spa earlier but it has since been put out.
It started in the technology block at the school in Sydenham Road.
The evacuation was smooth, and all the schools fire procedures worked well.
As Warwick Boat Club's Marcus Willis prepares for center court - his fans have arrived at Wimbledon to support him in their own unique way.
A businessman caught up in the Turkish terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has spoken of the “mass panic” he witnessed.
Warwick resident Bernie De Souza arrived in the terminal just minutes after the shootings and bombings – believed to have been carried out by so-called Islamic State – which have so far claimed the lives of at least 41 people and left some 230 wounded.
A fire has broken out at the technology block of Campion School in Leamington Spa.
The fire involves woodcutting machinery in the technology block at the school, Warwickshire Fire Service says.
Half of the building is smoke logged.
No play is possible on the final day at Edgbaston as Warwickshire's game with Nottinghamshire is abandoned as a draw.
Take your shoes off and join the 'Willbomb Barmy Army' - fans of Marcus Willis prepare you for his match against Roger Federer.
Police says they're dealing with the incident.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
Your headlines this lunch-time:
- A record number of children in the West Midlands are being raised by their grandparents
- The West Midlands has the highest number of 'pump and run' incidents in the UK
- Marcus Willis from Warwickshire prepares to meet Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Warwickshire Police say he tested positive in a drugs test they carried out.
BBC Midlands Today
The West Midlands has some of the highest number of "pump and run" incidents in the UK - that's where drivers fill up and then drive off without paying.
Figures obtained by a Freedom of Information request reveal that more than 4,000 drivers made off without paying last year.
West Midlands Police says it investigates around 20 fuel thefts each day.
Reporter, BBC WM
A record number of children in the West Midlands are being raised by their grandparents - that's more than 10,000.
The region is proportionately the second-highest in the UK, according to the Economic and Social Research Council.
Jonk Watts, from Birmingham, is the full-time carer for his grandson.
Those stuggling to deal with drug and alcohol addictions or mental health issues often find their own parents stepping in.
Mr Watts took early retirement three years ago so he could be around for his grandson after his alcoholic daughter could not cope.
The West Midlands has the highest number of "pump and run" incidents in the UK - where drivers fill up at fuel garages and then drive off without paying.
About 20 fuel thefts are investigated each day, our region's police force says.
The force's lead for business crime, Supt Keith Fraser, said: “While encouraging businesses to take steps to minimise the likelihood of them becoming a victim − such as operating a pre-pay policy and installing good quality CCTV − we are also working hard to prevent licence plates being stolen by fitting anti-theft screws, as most crimes of this nature happen with cars using false plates."
He added: “We also routinely share images of fuel theft suspects on our Flickr and Facebook pages so that people can help us track down offenders so that we can bring them before the courts."
Here are our top stories on Wednesday so far:
- Farmers in Warwickshire expect "years of business uncertainty" while the UK exits the European Union
- A record number of children are being raised by their grandparents in the West Midlands
- Bilking - fuel thefts where drivers fill up and leave without paying - is at a UK-high in the West Midlands