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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 22 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

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

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

  2. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Mainly dry overnight with some clear spells meaning patchy frost in places.

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Watch: What the public thinks about the EU referendum

    Sian Grzeszczyk

    Midlands Today

    This is what shoppers and traders at Coventry market have been telling me about the European referendum.

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    Video caption: EU referendum: What the public thinks

    You can see my full report on Midlands Today at 18:30.

  4. Coventry council ethics committee to reconvene on Sky Blues’ complaint of ‘whitewash’ over ‘smear campaign

    Coventry Observer

    The council’s ethics committee is set to reconvene and decide on whether council leaders broke its code of conduct in a "media war" at taxpayers’ expense against Sky Blues’ owners Sisu amid the Ricoh Arena dispute.  

  5. Cocaine worth £120,000 found in car

    Two men found with cocaine worth £120,000 in a car have been jailed.

    Shkelqim Dardha and Bekim Domi, both Albanian nationals, were stopped at Corley services on the M6 in Warwickshire by the Central Motorway Policing Group patrol.

    Officers found a block of cocaine weighing almost 1kg (2.20lb), as well as two bricks of cannabis resin.

    Bekim Domi Shkelqim Dardha

    Cocaine worth £120,000 found in car

    Bekim Domi Shkelqim Dardha

    Two men are jailed after £120,000 worth of cocaine was found in a car stopped at a motorway service station by police.

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  6. Your pictures: Sunny and cloudy in Warwick

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some lovely sunny scenes have been posted by BBC Weather Watchers today.

    This lovely picture of Old Milverton near Warwick was uploaded by SteveC who recorded a top temperature of 8C (46F).

    Old Milverton
  7. Eric Morecombe's sports car up for sale

    A car belonging to the late comedian Eric Morecambe is set to be sold for about £150,000 after being restored by a Warwickshire auction house. 

    Jensens Interceptor

    Morecambe bought the Jensen Interceptor in 1968 and kept it in a garage at his home. It was eventually sold to the auction house in 2014.

    Buyer Silverstone Auctions contracted Jensen specialists Cropredy Bridge to restore the car's engine, brakes and bodywork.

  8. 'I will not share a platform with Galloway or Farage', says Nadhim Zahawi

    The Daily Politics

    Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon, appearing on The Daily Politics ruled out sharing a platform with George Galloway or Nigel Farage in their shared campaign to leave the EU.

    Hilary Benn, Labour's shadow foreign secretary, has said he will not share a stage with David Cameron in making the case for continued EU membership.

    Nadhim Zahawi and Chukka Umunna

    MP Chuka Umunna, campaigning to stay in the EU, says "it's for each and every single Labour politician to make a decision" on who they share a stage with, but jokes he is unlikely to be invited to join the PM.    

  9. Breast surgeon wounding trial could move out of region

    Bob Hockenhull

    BBC Midlands Today

    A breast surgeon charged with 21 counts of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 patients in the West Midlands could see his trial moved to another part of the country.

    Ian Paterson worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare between 1997 and 2011.

    The 58-year-old was due to to appear at Birmingham Crown Court this morning but was excused due to his "mental health".

    Quote Message: It's very unusual, if not a unique case in that this defendant came into contact with many people, and we estimate tens of thousands of people in the local area, in his capacity and through other duties as a medical practitioner in the Midlands. from Nicolas Barraclough Prosecutor
    Nicolas BarracloughProsecutor

    Concerns had been raised about Mr Paterson's profile in the Midlands.

    Judge Melbourne Inman QC said a final decision was pending, with the possibility of the trial moving to the South East.  

  10. The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know

    If you're unsure of what's happening with the EU referendum, what it is, and who gets to vote then you can read our handy guide here.

    Union Jack and European flag
  11. Latest: Fake F1 boss to face trial;cocaine worth £120,000 found in car

    David Landau

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    These are some of the stories making the headlines today:

    - F1 conman to face trial for failing to attend court

    - Two jailed after cocaine found in car at Corley services

    - Eric Morecambe's sports car restored by Warwickshire company

  12. Public meeting to be held about M6 crash

    A public hearing is to take place to examine what has been described as "unacceptable motorway delays" following a fatal crash on the M6 in Birmingham

    Scene of M6 crash

    It happened near Castle Bromwich earlier this month, and took nearly 24 hours for the motorway to be fully re-opened.

    The hearing has been organised by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, who says the delays will have cost the region millions of pounds.

  13. One airlifted to hospital after Tredington crash

    The driver of a small van was airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a crash in Shipston-on-Stour this morning.

    The ambulance service say the driver of the other car suffered only minor injuries after the crash on the A429 in Tredington at about 08:50.

    crash scene
  14. Coventry paperboy helps save woman in burning home

    A Coventry paperboy insisted he was "no hero" for saving a woman trapped in her burning home, as he received an award from the Chief Constable.

    Harry Packer raised the alarm after finding an elderly woman trapped in her house, after she'd tried to boil an electric kettle on a gas hob, causing smoke to billow through her home.

    Harry Packer and Chief Constable Chris Sims

    The Finham Park sixth-former reassured the woman and ran to her neighbour’s house and got him to call the fire brigade during the incident last year. 

    Quote Message: "I’m not a hero, not by a long shot. I’ve helped somebody help someone. Having said that, I am incredibly thankful I was there."
  15. Two MPs in favour of staying in European Union

    Local Conservative MPs Marcus Jones and Chris White have both said they're in favour of remaining part of the European Union.

    Chris White, MP for Warwick and Leamington said it would be "irresponsible" to jeopardize  jobs created in the area recently.

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  16. Woman cut from car after Stoneleigh collision

    An 89-year-old woman had to be cut free following a crash between a car and a lorry on the A46 at Stoneleigh last night.

    The woman was taken to hospital after the collision which happened at about 19:45, along with a man who was driving the car.

    Collsion site