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Summary

  1. Man from Alcester charged with double murder bid
  2. Coventry sends its condolences following death of Muhammad Ali
  3. Motorcyclist taken to hospital with head injury after collision with car
  4. Updates on Monday 6 June 2016

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By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

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  1. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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  2. Our coverage across the day

    We're back at 08:00 on Tuesday with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning.  

  3. WMG at University of Warwick gains prestigious Regius Professorship

    A Regius Professorship in Manufacturing has been bestowed on Warwick Manufacturing Group by the Queen.

    The organisation, based at the University of Warwick, says it received the rare honour for its academic research in driving growth and improving productivity.

    Professor Lord Bhattacharyya
    Image caption: Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, WMG chairman

    Twelve Regius Professorships were created to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and this year, in celebration of her 90th birthday, there are a further 12.     

    Quote Message: Having founded WMG in 1980 to invigorate UK manufacturing, it is a wonderful honour to be bestowed upon the Group. This is recognition to every member of staff, over the last 35 years, who has contributed to our success. from Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Chairman and founder of WMG
    Professor Lord BhattacharyyaChairman and founder of WMG
  4. Watch: Miniature mayhem on university campus

    People can peep into scenes of carnage in Coventry at a "post-riot" art installation.

    The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a landscape by artist Jimmy Cauty.

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    Video caption: Miniature mayhem on Coventry University campus

    He has created a miniature version of the artwork, which was part of Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare last year..

    The installation will remain in the city until Wednesday.

    (This video contains strong language). 

  5. Alcester man Daniel Watkins in court charged with double murder bid

    A man has appeared in court charged with a double murder bid.

    Daniel Watkins, of Smiths Close, Alcester, appeared before magistrates charged with attempting to murder a woman and a six-year-old girl in connection with a fire in Cradley in the early hours of Friday.

    Chapel House Lane in Cradley

    The woman, aged 34, and the girl were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke, police said.

    Watkins was remanded into custody ahead of appearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 4 July.

  6. Latest news: Alcester man in court on attempted murder charges; motorcyclist suffers head injury in Coventry crash

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

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

    - Alcester man appears in court charged with two counts of attempted murder

    - Motorcyclist taken to hospital with head injury after collision with car in Coventry

    - Coventry's Lord Mayor sends city's condolences for Muhammad Ali

  7. City’s condolences for Muhammad Ali

    Coventry’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Lindsley Harvard has written to President Barack Obama to express his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Muhammad Ali.

    He said: "Coventry, England is a city of peace and reconciliation. We are thankful of the actions Muhammad Ali took and the work he did to promote peace and reconciliation, between nations and people within them."

    Mohammed Ali
  8. Police and Crime Commissioner acknowledges police failings in Luisa death

    Leamington Courier

    Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has given his views on the verdict given at the inquest into the death of Luisa Mendes who died in Lillington in 2012.

  9. Watch: Drone footage of Coventry MotoFest

    Warwickshire drone photography company, Infinite Pixel, shot this footage of Coventry MotoFest at the weekend to give a bird's eye view of an event that attracted 125,000 visitors.

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    Video caption: Coventry MotoFest
  10. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Largely dry this evening with cloud building through the night and the chance of an isolated shower with minimum temperatures of 12C (54F).  

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  11. Warwickshire crews assist in Wellborough fire

    A fire crew from Atherstone assisted Leicester Fire and Rescue Service at a derelict care home in Wellsborough at the weekend.

    They say they were able to assist with resources in the early stages of a fire - and took some dramatic photographs.

    Wellborough Fire
  12. Roads closed after Coventry collision

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Roads around Holbrook Lane in Coventry have been closed by police after a collision involving a motorcycle and a car.

    They say they were called to the area, at the junction with Burnaby Road, around 13:00 today.

    The motorcyclist has been taken to hospital. 

  13. Travel: Accident blocking Holbrook Lane

    BBC Travel

    The B4118 Holbrook Lane in Coventry is blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Burnaby Road junction because of an accident.

    More details on BBC Travel.

  14. Reduced rail services to Leamington and Stratford

    BBC Travel

    There's a reduced service on London Midland between Hereford and Birmingham New Street due to engineering works.

    It's affecting the services between Great Malvern and Stratford-upon-Avon and between Great Malvern and Leamington Spa.

    More details on BBC Travel

  15. Thousands flock to Coventry MotoFest event

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Around 125,000 people turned out to watch a motoring festival in Coventry, organisers have said.  

    Racing trucks and bikes, as well as the weather, boosted visitor numbers, MotoFest said, recording a leap of 100,000 on last year.

    MotoFest event
  16. Son of swindled dementia patient seeks change to power of attorney rules

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    The Warwickshire son of a pensioner swindled out of her savings by a friend is meeting Attorney General and local MP Jeremy Wright at Parliament today.

    Nick Lewis is calling for a change in the power of attorney law.

    Margaret Rigby

    Margaret Rigby, 80, from Betteshanger, near Deal in Kent, was given power of attorney over Barbara Lewis's bank account when she developed dementia. She was convicted last year of defrauding Mrs Lewis out of £57,000 from 2007 until her death in 2011.

  17. Coventry company to reveal driverless pods at Birmingham auto show

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A Coventry company is to unveil its next generation of driverless cars at an automotive car show in Birmingham tomorrow.

    City-based RDM Group, which is heavily involved in the government-backed LUTZ and UK AutoDrive projects, will reveal its new 'Pod Zero' range.

    The company says the new two, four and eight-seat vehicles are ideal for airports, shopping centres and theme parks. 

    Pod Zero
    Quote Message: RDM can now manufacture up to 200 driverless pods per year at our Coventry site and this capability could grow if we decide to move to a new purpose-built facility in the city. This will be driven by significant interest becoming confirmed orders. from David Keene CEO of RDM Group
    David KeeneCEO of RDM Group
  18. Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Sunshine continuing this afternoon, with the possibility of some cloud forming later and top temperatures of 25C (77F).

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