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Summary

  1. The man behind the maths of exit polls
  2. Warwickshire man to run 100 miles in memory of father
  3. Road closures ahead of Women's Cycling Tour
  4. Updates from Wednesday 7 June 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Our live coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening.

Mixed sales news for JLR

Jaguar Land Rover, based in Gaydon, says overall retail sales for May were 45,500 - up 1.2% year-on-year.

But Land Rover sales were down 7.1% year-on-year.

Cars
Reuters

CCTV images after man suffers broken jaw in robbery

CCTV images of a robbery in Stratford-upon-Avon which left a man with a fractured jaw have been released by Warwickshire Police.

The 40-year-old man was assaulted and had his phone stolen near the entrance of Briar Croft Care Home, opposite Rother House Medical Centre, around 01.50 on Saturday, 8 April.

CCTV image
Warwickshire Police
CCTV image
Warwickshire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anybody behaving suspiciously in Alcester Road to contact them.

Watch: Your weather for tonight and tomorrow

Shefali Oza

BBC Midlands Today

For most places today has been dry and sunny - here's how tonight is looking and the start of Thursday.

Keep updated with the BBC Weather website.

Shefali Oza

Anti-Islamic stickers removed by police

A number of anti-Islamic stickers have been removed from a lamp post in Cape Road in Warwick, police say.

Warwickshire Police say that any activities designed to "incite hate within the community" won't be tolerated and will be "thoroughly investigated".

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Cricket: Bears look to T20 warm-up games

BBC Sport

With no county championship games until 19 June, Warwickshire's one-day side will be getting some T20 practice this week, with two friendly games against Shropshire.

The matches are being played back-to-back on Friday at Bridgnorth cricket club, with the first one starting at 11:00.

Bridnorth cricket club
Stuart Dunn

The Bears are due to start their T20 Blast campaign away to Worcestershire on 7 July.

Police record over 60 offences involving cars or bikes on pavements

Andy Giddings

BBC Online

Police in Warwickshire and West Mercia have recorded 64 incidents of cars or bikes driving or riding on the pavements over the past five years.

Figures released by the two forces show 24 of the 36 offences involving cars were reported in the Warwickshire area, the bulk of them in 2013-14.

Car on pavement
BBC

The statistics also show no real movement upward or downward.

Security 'high priority' at schools for polling day

Alec Blackman

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

People heading to vote at polling stations this Thursday at schools in Coventry are being told security at the sites has been assessed and will be high.

Polling station sign
Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

It comes as West Midlands Police says it's stepping up security across the area at polling stations and counting venues.

Coventry City Council says schools in the city will have considered the issue before making a decision on whether they stay open or not on Thursday.

As far as we're concerned, the security measures are there anyway. Obviously schools treat security of their premises with high priority and it's up to them whether they remain open or not and they've taken all that into account when they've arrived at that decision

Liz ReidElectoral Services Manager, Coventry City Council

Multimillion-pound leisure centre revamp takes shape

Leamington Observer

Work is well under way at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington as a £14.5m revamp takes shape.

Cricket: Warwickshire facing very difficult season, says Bell

BBC Sport

The Warwickshire captain Ian Bell says his side have to be more ruthless, after they suffered their third innings defeat of the season.

Ian Bell, walking off the pitch
Harry Trump/Getty Images

The latest one saw Hampshire wrap up an innings victory after lunch on day four.

Bell made 68 out of the Bears' 167 as they lost by an an innings and 94 runs.

It is not the first time this year that has happened. We know this team needs to learn quick. Division One is ruthless. We are fighting at the minute and it looks very difficult for us

Ian BellWarwickshire captain

On Midlands Today from 13:30 Marginal seats in general election

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

On Midlands Today this lunchtime, we'll be reflecting on the impact marginal seats could have on tomorrow's general election.

Polling station sign
Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Politicians are crisscrossing the country, including this region, as the final hours of campaigning play out.

I'll be looking at the whole picture on BBC One from 13:30.

Wasps duo play but British and Irish Lions suffer first defeat

BBC Sport

British and Irish Lions were beaten by Super Rugby outfit Blues as they suffered a first defeat in New Zealand.

Wasps players Elliot Daly and James Haskell (pictured) were in Warren Gatland's starting line-up for the clash, with Haskell being substituted in the second-half.

James Haskell of the British & Irish Lions charges
David Rogers/Getty Images

CJ Stander scored a first-half try for the Lions, but they were behind at the break after Rieko Ioane's earlier score and Sonny Bill Williams' effort on the stroke of half-time.

The Lions took the lead late on after two Leigh Halfpenny penalties.

But a sensational try and conversion from Ihaia West gave the hosts a memorable victory.

Extra security at election counts in wake of terror attacks

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Police and councils will increase their security around polling stations and counts in the wake of the recent terror attacks.

Polling station sign
Getty Images

West Midlands police say they "will have a police operation in place on election day and there will be an increase in patrols in some of the areas where voting is taking place".

Liz Reid, Electoral Services Manager at Coventry City Council, says extra security will also be in place at the count at the Ricoh Arena.

Your pictures: Sunny start to the day

BBC Weather Watchers

It's looking like a much better day weather wise across Coventry and Warwickshire today.

Here's a few pictures from our early bird BBC Weather Watchers.

Rons View snapped this sunny picture in Coleshill.

Coleshill
Rons View

Shane's place took this equally sunny picture in Fazeley.

If you have a picture you'd like to share, you can sign up to the BBC Weather Watcher website here and we'll feature our favourite pictures.

Fazeley
Shane's place

Warwickshire man to run 100 miles in memory of father

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A Warwickshire man will run more than 100 miles in just two days this weekend to raise money for the disease that killed his father.

Malcolm Boyd and his father
Malcolm Boyd

Malcolm Boyd, from Wellesbourne, is taking part in the Cotswold Way Ultra Marathon, covering the same distance as it is from Coventry to Wembley Stadium.

His father died from a brain tumour last year and he says "my world was rocked forever" on learning of his father's prognosis.

Rugby: Wasps duo start for Lions

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

Both Wasps players in the British and Irish Lions squad are making their debuts for the start of the New Zealand tour.

Elliot Daly
Getty Images
Elliot Daly

Elliot Daly and James Haskell were in Warren Gatland's starting line-up for the clash against the Auckland Blues that is taking place in New Zealand now.

You can follow live updates on the match here.

Cycling: Road closures ahead of Women's Tour

Road closures across Warwickshire will be in place on Friday for Stage 3 of the Women's Tour.

Women's Tour road closures
Warwickshire County Council

The 151km race starts in Atherstone at 10:00 and finishes in Leamington Spa at about 14:00, passing through Warwick and Kenilworth.

Full details of road closures and parking restrictions can be found here and click here for a route map.

Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

Mel Coles

Presenter, East Midlands Today

The region will have a mainly dry day with plenty of morning sunshine and lighter winds than yesterday.

It will cloud over during the afternoon and some rain will reach Herefordshire and Shropshire later. Highs of 18C ( 64F).

Weather for the West Midlands.

Good morning from Coventry and Warwickshire Live

Good morning, we'll be bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather until 18:00.

Let us know what is going on in your area or send us your photos. You can email, tweet us @bbccovwarks or message via Facebook.

Severe accident: A5 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A5 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between Long Street and M42 J10.

A5 Warwickshire - A5 Watling Street in Dordon blocked and heavy traffic northbound between the Long Street junction and Tamworth, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Our live coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

Multi-million pound leisure centre revamp takes shape

Leamington Observer

Work is well under way at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington as a £14.5 million revamp takes shape.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre
Leamington Observer

Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Strong winds will continue overnight with gales over hills and more exposed areas.

Showers will start to ease through the evening with some clearer spells developing. Lows of 11C (52F).

Weather for the West Midlands.

CEO of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust steps down

Dr Diana Owen, chief executive of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, has announced she will be stepping down from the post early next year.

Dr Diana Owen
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

During her ten-year tenure she's overseen the introduction of Shakespeare Week and the development of New Place, which opened last year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

Police pursuit ends in thief's canal plunge
The man whose bike makes the big splash has been jailed over smash-and-grab raids on fruit machines.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between Corley Services and M6 J3A.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between Corley Services and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

More money into care could mean a fairer society (and cancel HS2)

Green candidate Keith Kondakor said investing in the health service and social care will help the community as a whole, and that money could come from cancelling Trident and HS2.

A fairer tax system would also go some way to making a successful economy.

Keith Kondaka
BBC

Dr Susan Juned called for all the parties to work together to work on "coherent and systematic funding" for the NHS and social care.

"We need a long-term dedicated health and social care tax."

They were taking part in BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's election debate earlier and answering a question about how to tackle poverty.

Conservatives defend 'half-baked' social care policy

The Conservative and Labour candidates clashed over the policy of social care with Labour's Geoffrey Robinson accusing the Tories' "half-baked policy" akin to "declaring war on pensioners", at the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire election debate.

Nadhim Zahawi said leadership is about "tackling difficult challenges" in our society, and that it was right that this was a manifesto pledge.

Nadhim Zahawi
BBC

He said it was right the party should hold a consultation on a social funding cap, and that the winter fuel allowance was to be means-tested.