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Two arrested after 'drunkenly' scaling Coventry Cathedral

Two men who had to be rescued from the roof of Coventry Cathedral, have been arrested.

Cathedral rescue
West Midlands Ambulance Service
rescue
West Midlands Police

Coventry police tweeted fire and ambulance crews helped return "two drunk people back to earth" after a "late night drunken climbing spree".

The two were arrested for trespass, it said.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J1 for A5 Watling Street Hinckley to J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

M69 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M69 southbound from J1, A5 (Hinckley) to J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of a broken down horsebox and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M42 J7 and J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between M42 J7, Coleshill and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident involving.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from J4 for to J4A for .

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J4, / (Coleshill) to J4a, M6 Toll, because of an accident.

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

Football

Coventry battle to their first point back in League One after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for to J3 for Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J4, Coleshill to J3, Nuneaton, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A46 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J15 Longbridge Island.

A46 Warwickshire - A46 Warwick Bypass lane blocked on exit slip road to one southbound at J15, Longbridge Island, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from J3 for A444 Nuneaton to J4 for .

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J4, Coleshill, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for to J3 for Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J4, Coleshill to J3, Nuneaton, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Chelsie Giles

Britain's Chelsie Giles wins -52kg bronze on the first day of competition at the 2018 Budapest Grand Prix.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a, M42 interchange, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

John Hammond

Weather forecaster

Any remaining showers should clear to leave some late evening sunshine, before a clear and cool night with lows of 6C (43F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4 for and J4A for .

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J4, Coleshill and J4a, M42 interchange, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between M42 J7 and J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between M42 J7, Coleshill and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

In the papers: Child abuser still to be sentenced

Coventry Live

These are some of the headlining stories on the Coventry Live website today:

Innovation funding announced for tech centres

Funding worth £270m for high-tech innovation centres in the West Midlands has been announced by the government, as part of a £780m investment nationally.

Manufacturing Technology Centre
Google

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced the money during a trip to 3D printing specialists, the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, which will benefit from £122m.

Warwick Manufacturing Group, at the University of Warwick, will get £99m and Energy Systems Catapult in Birmingham will get £50m.

The Chancellor said that innovation was at the heart of success in the West Midlands

"We are backing innovative British companies to grow and create jobs, as we build an economy fit for the future," he said.

In the papers: Rural crime on the up

Leamington Observer

Here are the headlining stories from the Leamington Observer website this lunchtime:

Your pictures: Mixed bag of weather

BBC Weather Watchers

We're expecting a mixture of sunshine and showers today, which has been reflected in some of the images taken so far by the BBC Weather Watchers.

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outwiththedogs
Sunrise
ChrisOB
Rain
Mikesnapper

Chinese car company planning new design centre

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The car maker Geely is planning to set up a new design centre for Lotus cars in Coventry.

Geely factory Coventry
Geely

Geely already has a 51% stake in Lotus, but wants to increase its investment.

It's thought one of its first developments will be a new SUV, due in 2020.

A £250m research and development facility was built by the Chinese company in the city for the London Electric Vehicle Company.

House of Fraser calls in administrators

BBC Business News

Department store chain House of Fraser is to appoint administrators after giving up the fight to save the business.

House of Fraser
Getty Images

In a statement, it said that talks with investors and creditors had "not concluded in a solvent solution".

Six stores in the Midlands - Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Worcester - were already set to close in January as part of the restructuring plan.

However two others in Solihull and Sutton Coldfield were among 28 nationwide which were expected to survive.

House of Fraser employs 17,500 people, including 11,500 concession staff.

Station car parking spaces to be doubled

There are plans to double the number of parking spaces at a Coventry railway station.

Tile Hill Station
Google

Transport for West Midlands is proposing 250 additional spaces at Tile Hill station.

Land acquisition details will be confirmed once a design is finalised, it said.

It is intending to submit a planning application later this year.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

After a sunny start showers will move in before becoming clearer this afternoon with more sunny spells.

Feeling cooler than of late with highs of 19C (66F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: A46 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at A429 Longbridge Longbridge Island.

A46 Warwickshire - A46 Warwick Bypass lane closed on exit slip road northbound at Longbridge Island, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 Stratford Road and J15 for A46 Warwick Bypass Longbridge Island.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J14 for A452 and J15 for A46 Warwick Bypass Longbridge Island.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M40 northbound between J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident. Congestion to J12 (Gaydon). Travel time is 20 minutes.

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

Video: Forecast shows a cooler night ahead

There should be some evening sunshine around before a cool clear night, with the odd shower, and lows of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Peter Vincenti in action for Coventry City

League Two side Macclesfield Town sign Peter Vincenti after the midfielder is released from his contract at Coventry City.

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In the papers: Stab attacker has sentence delayed

Coventry Observer

Some of the headling stories on the Coventry Observer website today are:

Hospitals see soaring summer A&E attendances

Allen Cook

BBC News

Three of the biggest NHS trusts in the West Midlands have seen thousands more people going to their A&E units this summer compared with last year, according to new figures.

Attendances across England soared in July, with health bodies saying the heatwave had added to existing pressures on the NHS.

They say there were reports of more people turning up with dehydration, heart failure and kidney problems related to the unusually high temperatures.

University Hospital Coventry
Google

The University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust saw the largest rise of the trio, with a total of 20,594 going to their emergency unit in July 2018, a rise of 4,112 on July 2017.

There were also increases of 2,260 for the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, to a total of 23,552; and 1,454 for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, reaching a total of 18,240.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust's figures did rise by 26,034 across the same period, but the trust merged with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust during that time.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for Hinckley Road J2 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J2, Hinckley (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3A for and J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3a, Toll (M6 Toll road) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down.

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

Climbing zone opens in £14.5m revamp

Joshua Cook

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A new climbing centre is opening at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington, nine months behind schedule.

It is a part of a wider £14.5m revamp that also includes the St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick.

The "clip 'n climb", opening on Friday, features climbing walls and a range of equipment designed to test balance and strength.

Leamington climbing centre opens after delays

Man arrested after taxi driver attack

A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was attacked in an attempted robbery in Warwick in the early hours of 30 July.

The driver was attacked in Exham Close, and taken to hospital with an ear injury.

The 28-year-old has been released under investigation.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J2 for Hinckley Road J2 to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J2, Hinckley (Coventry) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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