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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 1 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have now ended.

    We'll be back with the usual news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Remaining windy tonight with a few scattered showers around.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Watch: How easy is it to carry out a cyber-attack?

    BBC Inside Out

    On tonight's programme we're investigating how easy it is to carry out a cyber attack.

    We conducted an experiment to show how people's personal details could be stolen when they logged on through a public wi-fi connection.

    Volunteers were visibly shocked to see their personal details being hacked in minutes.

    Video content

    Video caption: Phones hacked in cybersecurity test

    Watch the full programme at 20:30 on BBC One.

  4. Travel: Train delays as tree on line

    There are disruptions to rail services between Leamington Spa and Birmingham International due to a tree on the line.

    National Rail said delays are expected until 18:30. 

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  5. Watch: Coventry and Warwickshire share in funding for driverless technology

    Peter Plisner

    BBC Midlands Today

    The Business Secretary Sajid Javid was in Nuneaton today helping to boost development work with a new funding package clearing the way for driverless car trials in Coventry and Birmingham.

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    Video caption: Coventry to get a share of government funding for driverless car technology

    There'll be more on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

  6. High winds delay police drone trial

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Two new drones which were due to go into action as they were trialled by Warwickshire and West Merica police have had to stay on the ground because of the high winds. 

    The forces are looking at how the drones can be used to improve the effectiveness of some policing operations. 

    Warwickshire's Police Commissioner Ron Ball says he's looking forward the time when they do get into the skies

  7. Sky Blues sign Stephen Hunt

    Geoff Foster

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    The Sky Blues have signed midfielder Stephen Hunt until the end of the season. 

    The 34-year-old signed a short-term deal with the club a couple of weeks ago but City have now put the former Irish international on a new deal until the end of the season.  

    Stephen Hunt
  8. MTV Crashes Coventry tickets go on sale

    More than 6,000 music fans have pre-registered for priority access tickets for the MTV Crashes event at the Ricoh Arena in May.

    Tickets go on general sale at 06:00 tomorrow for the live music event over the Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May.

    Artists appearing at the event have yet to be announced     

    MTV Crash
    Quote Message: MTV Crashes is a huge event and we have been inundated with enquiries from all corners of the UK as well as having international interest which underlines its popularity. from Andy Gibb Managing director Ricoh Arena
    Andy GibbManaging director Ricoh Arena
  9. Latest: Hospital A&E pressure continues and new signing for Wasps

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These are the main stories making the headlines today:

    - Patients urged to stay away from accident and emergency services

    - Wasps Rugby sign England hooker Tommy Taylor

    - More than 6,000 fans pre-register for MTV Crashes Coventry

  10. Travel: A45 accident

    BBC Travel

    Slow traffic on A45 eastbound in Stretton-on-Dunsmore near the A4071 junction because of an accident. 

    More details on BBC Travel. 

  11. Pressures continue at Coventry and Warwickshire hospitals

    Health leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire are urging members of the public to only attend Accident & Emergency departments if it's "absolutely necessary".

    They say George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, University Hospital in Coventry and Warwick Hospital are still experiencing "unprecedented numbers" of acutely ill patients.

    Last week University Hospital in Coventry cancelled planned surgery and outpatient clinics because of a "high amount of very sick patients".  

    They say plans are being put in place to alleviate the pressure. 

  12. Knife detectors to be used in Coventry schools and college

    Police officers will be using metal detecting arches and wands to check for knives in some Coventry schools and City College as part of a crack-down on teenagers carrying the weapons.

    West Midlands Police say they're trying to get the message across that anyone carrying a knife in public runs the risk of being jailed, seriously wounded, or potentially killed.

    anti-knife crime poster
  13. Shakespeare tribute: Search for Coventry stars

    Siobhan Harrison

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Thre's still chance to get involved in BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's production of Romeo & Juliet this April.

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    Video caption: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire are looking for stars for a new production of Romeo & Juliet.

    It’s a big project to mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare.

    The whole cast will come from Coventry and will be trained by the Belgrade Theatre, Highly Sprung Performance Co and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  

  14. Latest: Tributes paid to "much loved" hit-and-run victim and hospitals still under pressure

    Kevin Lee

    Here's a recap of some of our main stories today:

    - Family pays tribute to "much loved" hit-and-run victim

    - Patents urged to stay away from accident & emergency unless "absolutely necessary"

    - Police drone trial starts

  15. Wasps sign Tommy Taylor

    Young England hooker, Tommy Taylor, has been signed by Wasps from Sale Sharks.

    Tommy Taylor

    The team says the 24-year-old will join Wasps ahead of the 2016-17 season.

    Having made his debut for Sale Sharks in 2011, Taylor has gone on to make 93 appearances for the club, earning international recognition in England’s summer games against the Barbarians in 2014 and 2015.

    Quote Message: He is a really exciting English prospect who has impressed in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe this season with his dynamic physicality. At 24, he is a young front row forward who has a bright future ahead of him, with huge potential to develop and push his international ambitions. from Dai Young Wasps director of rugby
    Dai YoungWasps director of rugby