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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

  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. 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
    CCTV image

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

  4. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Shefali Oza
  5. 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".

  6. Envelope update

    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

  7. 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

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

  8. 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

    The statistics also show no real movement upward or downward.

  9. 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

    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.

    Quote Message: 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 from Liz Reid Electoral Services Manager, Coventry City Council
    Liz ReidElectoral Services Manager, Coventry City Council
  10. 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

    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.

    Quote Message: 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 from Ian Bell Warwickshire captain
    Ian BellWarwickshire captain
  11. 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

    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.

  12. 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

    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.

  13. 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

    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.

  14. 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

    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
  15. 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, 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.