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Summary

  1. Live updates on Monday 15 February 2016 have now finished for the day. We're back at 08:00 on Tuesday.

Live Reporting

By Moira Rawlings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire have now finished for the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more live news, sport, travel and weather updates. Join us then.

  2. Locals invited to unveiling of new Shakespeare statue

    Residents of Stratford are being invited to the unveiling of a new statue of William Shakespeare being gifted to the town to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.     

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  3. Bill Oddie becomes patron of Warwickshire animal charity

    The television personality and conservationist, Bill Oddie, has agreed to become patron of the Grace's Rest Exotic Animal Sanctuary in New Arley. 

    Bill Oddie

    Clare Barnard, from the sanctuary, says it came about by chance and that Bill said it would be an "honour" to become patron.

  4. Coventry man pleads guilty to causing death of son by careless driving

    A Coventry man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of his 13-month-old son by careless driving after an accident on the M6.

    Freddie Fox died in Birmingham Children's Hospital three days after the crash on 7 December 2014 when the car he was in left the northbound carriageway of the motorway between Rugby and Coventry.  

    At a hearing at Warwick Crown Court,  Andrew Fox, 26, of MaGuire Crescent, Binley, was disqualified from driving for a year; given a 12-month community order and told to carry out 270 hours voluntary work.

    He's also been ordered to pay costs.

  5. Latest: Man pleads guilty to causing death of son by careless driving; Warwickshire-based Aldi to create 5,000 jobs

    Some of the stories we're looking at in the newsroom at the moment include:

    - A Coventry man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of his 13-month-old son by careless driving 

    - Aldi - which has its UK headquarters in Atherstone - is to create 5,000 jobs this year 

    - TV personality Bill Oddie to become patron of a Warwickshire animal sanctuary 

  6. Tributes paid to Viola Beach from fans

    A student at the University of Warwick has been talking about going to see Viola Beach in Leamington last Thursday.

    Tributes have been paid to members of the British band who died in Sweden when their car plunged into a canal on Saturday.   

    Viola Beach

    Nick Harris is a student at the University of Warwick and saw the band in Leamington.  

    Quote Message: I'd seen them on Thursday and you were expecting to hear big things from them in the future. You could never imagine that something like this could happen". from Nick Harris
    Nick Harris
  7. City Council denies coach park closure plan

    Coventry City Council is being accused of sending out mixed messages over the future of a city centre coach park. 

    It was suggested in a council agenda last week that using the White Street coach park would off-set the loss of parking spaces when student accommodation is built on the car park at Cox Street.

    The council has now said it has no intention of closing White Street or of taking any of its land for car parking at this stage.

    White Street car park

    But opposition councillor Roger Bailey, who's also a blue badge tourist guide, has questioned why the council made the suggestion in the first place. 

  8. Mother says dealing with daughter's mental illness was 'terrifying'

    A Warwickshire mother has been talking about how "terrifying" it was for her dealing with her daughter's mental illness which led to her being admitted into a hospital more than a 100 miles from home.

    The woman says her experience of finding treatment for her 16-year-old daughter shows mental health services are stretched to breaking point. 

    A report - by a taskforce set up by NHS England - said around three-quarters of people with mental health problems received no help at all.  

    Quote Message: It is the most terrifying thing I have ever experienced in my life, watching your child go through something so traumatic. from Mother
    Mother
  9. Warwickshire-based Aldi to create 5,000 jobs

    Aldi, the UK headquarters of which is in Atherstone, is to create five thousand jobs in the country this year. 

    Aldi

    The German-owned company said the positions would include managers, stock assistants and shop floor staff at 80 new stores.   

  10. Latest: Warwickshire-based Aldi to create 5,000 jobs in the UK; Opposition to Sunday library closures

    - Aldi, the headquarters of which is in Atherstone, is to create 5,000 jobs this year

    - A campaigner against the closure of libraries in Warwickshire says it's unfair to people with few resources

    - A Warwickshire mother is critical of mental health provision in the UK   

  11. Breast cancer survivor speaks about his experience

    A grandfather who lost both breasts to cancer has officially opened Cancer Research UK's new shop in Coventry. 

    Adrian Gardner, 54, from Nuneaton, was diagnosed with cancer in August 2006 after discovering a chestnut-sized lump in his breast.

    Adrian Gardner

    Speaking about his diagnosis Adrian said: "I was shocked of course, but I think my overwhelming emotion was fear. You don't hear of it in men very much, so it was quite scary." 

  12. Coventry-based Wasps celebrate good victory

    Wasps are up to fourth in Rugby's Aviva Premiership after hammering the champions and current leaders Saracens.

    Wasps ran out winners by 64 points to 23, scoring eight tries with Dan Robson, Nathan Hughes and Charles Piu-tau getting two each.

    Wasps
  13. Weather: Staying sunny but chilly

    BBC Weather

    Continuing sunny spells through the rest of the day, especially towards the west. However, it will feel cold.

    Weather screengrab

    Tonight will see long clear spells and light winds. A widespread frost is expected overnight with very cold temperatures.

  14. 400 years of Shakespeare: Bard's former home to be highlight of 2016 festival

    BBC Midlands Today

    The opening of William Shakespeare's former home in Statford-upon-Avon is set to be one of the highlights of his anniversary celebrations.

    William Shakespeare's former home in Statford-upon-Avon

    Work to transform New Place (pictured) is due to be completed by the summer to mark 400 years since the Bard's death.

  15. Latest news: Drivers in Warwickshire warned to beware of scam; Opposition to Sunday library closures

    - Motorists in the Rugby and Dunchurch areas are being warned to be vigilant of a road-side scam

    - Opposition to plans to close Leamington, Rugby and Nuneaton libraries on Sundays

    - Coventry school pupils win spine-chilling writing award