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Summary

  1. Sky Blues in plea to Wasps
  2. Fire at industrial estate
  3. Hundreds attend Antiques Roadshow filming
  4. Updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016

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Nottinghamshire pass 400 for a second consecutive match as they beat Warwickshire by 36 runs in the One-Day Cup.

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Good evening from Coventry and Warwickshire

We're back at 08:00 on Thursday 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.    

Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Through this evening and overnight, showers will ease through to leave a dry night, with some clear spells developing, but with a chance of some isolated fog patches, particularly towards the Avon Valley. 

It will stay mild overnight with light winds. Lows of 11C (52F). 

Coming up on BBC Midlands Today this evening

Nick Owen

Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

They have come in their thousands today with paintings, porcelain and parcels to see the BBC Antiques Roadshow experts in Warwickshire. 

Our reporter Sarah Falkland has spent the day in Baddesley Clinton. 

Join me for BBC Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One. 

Wasps say they will push ahead with plans to redevelop home of Coventry City Academy - despite club's plea

Coventry Telegraph

Wasps have confirmed they will press ahead with plans to redevelop the home of Coventry City’s Academy, despite a request from the football club to withdraw the proposals.  

Fiona Bruce 'loves job'

Vic Minett

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

I've been speaking to presenter Fiona Bruce as hundreds of people have turned up at Baddesley Clinton, near Lapworth, for the filming of the BBC Antiques Roadshow.

Fiona Bruce - archive image
BBC

The presenter has loved every minute on the programme.

She told me: "When it's bucketing down it's slightly less dreamy, but yes... I love this job, I've been doing it for nine years now and I count myself lucky every time."

Ukulele festival expected to bring thousands to Warwick Racecourse

Leamington Spa Courier

Ukulele players from across the UK are set to descend on Warwick Racecourse as it plays host to a vibrant festival of music.  

News: Sky Blues plea; fire at industrial estate; hundreds at Antiques Roadshow recording

Today's headlines include:

- Coventry City Football club is calling on the owners of Wasps Rugby Club to abandon plans to use the Alan Higgs Centre for training, because it could put the future of the Sky Blues academy in jeopardy

- A man has been treated for severe burns at a fire at an industrial estate near Evesham

- Hundreds of people have turned up at Baddesley Clinton, near Lapworth, for the filming of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

Better In or Out? A referendum special on BBC One

Mary Rhodes

Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

Leading figures from the Leave and Remain campaigns in the West Midlands debate the issues around the EU referendum in front of a studio audience.

Join us this Sunday from 22:35 on BBC One.

West Midlands EU Referendum debate

Sky Blues in plea to Wasps owners

Philip Churm

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry City FC is calling on the owners of Wasps rugby club to abandon plans to use the Alan Higgs Centre for training because it could put the future of the Sky Blues academy in jeopardy.

At the moment the football club uses the centre as a base to train young players.

Sky Blues vice chairman Chris Anderson said it needed more time to work on a plan for the academy.

"At a minimum we would ask them to hit the pause button and maybe the reset button and I think sit down with us and sit down with the operator of the facility, Coventry Sports Foundation, to see if together we can chart the future for league football, youth football, in Coventry."

Wasps said it wanted to create its own training facilities at the site and had said in the past the Sky Blues could use them. 

Coventry City would welcome Newcastle United starlet Adam Armstrong back 'with open arms'

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry City would welcome back Newcastle United’s Adam Amstrong with open arms if he was available next season.  

And technical director Mark Venus admits the Sky Blues would be mad not to try to re-sign the teenager, who netted 20 goals in League One last term.  

News: Sky Blues plea; fire at industrial estate; hundreds at Antiques Roadshow recording

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Today's headlines include:

- Coventry City Football club is calling on the owners of Wasps Rugby Club to abandon plans to use the Alan Higgs Centre for training, because it could put the future of the Sky Blues academy in jeopardy

- A man has been treated for severe burns at a fire at an industrial estate near Evesham

- Hundreds of people have turned up at Baddesley Clinton, near Lapworth, for the filming of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

Continue registering to vote in EU referendum, David Cameron says

BBC Politics

David Cameron has urged people to continue to register to vote after an online glitch ahead of the EU referendum registration deadline.

The prime minister tweeted a link to the sign-up page and said "urgent discussions" were taking place to ensure people who register can vote.

Ballot box
BBC

The Electoral Commission called for the registration deadline to be extended.

The problems lasted from 22:15 BST on Tuesday until after the midnight deadline.

Follow live updates on the EU Referendum.

Concern over open land near Jaguar Land Rover site

Paul Marriott

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

There is concern open land near Coventry's Jaguar Land Rover Whitley site could be re-designated for building. 

People living near Baginton Fields want the site preserved and more consultation over its future.

Mark Andrews, from the city council, said it would do whatever it could to secure jobs and investment.

He said: "We totally understand what the concerns of the local community are... we're more than happy to continue that discussion and that conversation as the plan emerges."

BBC Weather Watcher picture: Blue sky over Southam

BBC Weather Watchers

This picture of Southam, in Warwickshire, has been uploaded today by BBC Weather Watcher Old Salt.

They're volunteers who keep us updated with the forecast in their area and you can become one too by joining up on the website.

Southam, Warwickshire
Old Salt

BBC Midlands Today

Nicola Beckford

BBC Midlands Today

Hundreds of people have taken their treasures to Warwickshire today for BBC Antiques Roadshow at Baddesley Clinton. 

Our reporter Sarah Falkland is there for us this lunchtime.

Join me at 13:30 for BBC Midlands Today on BBC One.

New figures reveal Coventry children as young as eight are caught with knives in school

Coventry Telegraph

An eight-year-old child was caught with a blade in a Coventry school, according to police stats revealed to the Telegraph.  

Man suffers serious burns in fire

A fire at a commercial building near to Honeybourne Airfield has left a 55-year-old man with serious burns.   

Scene
West Midlands Ambulance Service

The man, who had suffered burns to his face, head and arms, was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received a call from the fire service at 09:30 to reports of an explosion near to the airfield.   

News: Fire at industrial estate; Concern over open land; Hundreds at Antiques Roadshow recording

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Today's headlines include:

- A man is being treated for severe burns at a fire at an industrial estate near Evesham

- There is concern open land near Coventry's Jaguar Land Rover Whitley site could be re-designated for building 

- Hundreds of people have turned up at Baddesley Clinton, near Lapworth, for the filming of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

Man treated for severe burns at fire

Paul Marriott

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A man is being treated for severe burns at a fire at the Honeybourne industrial estate near Evesham. 

Fire crews and West Midlands Ambulance Service are at the scene after getting the call at about 09:30 to reports of an explosion near to Honeybourne Airfield.

People are being warned to keep away from the area as a number of gas tanks are next to where the fire is.

Warning of heavy rain

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy, thundery showers this afternoon and evening across the West Midlands. 

While most will avoid the showers, there is the potential for a few isolated heavy, thundery bursts that could lead to tricky driving conditions and localised flooding.

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Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Charlie Slater looks ahead to what's in store for us over the next 24-hours.

The weather for the West Midlands.

Roads flood after heavy rain

BBC Midlands Today

Thunderstorms hit parts of the region last night, bringing down trees and causing travel disruption. 

Drivers are being warned to take extra care following flash flooding on roads in Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Flood water on roads
BBC

Cricket: Warwickshire beat Leicestershire

Warwickshire beat Leicestershire at Edgbaston in emphatic style in the Royal London One Day Cup. 

Sam Hain hit an unbeaten 105 off 124 balls to help them to a nine wicket win. 

It was his first century in that form of the game at this level.

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The Bears are back in One Day Cup action later as they take on Notts at Trent Bridge and you can hear ball-by-ball coverage online.

Campaigners say free school fight not over

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Campaigners against plans to open a new free secondary school in Rugby say they'll keep fighting to get it stopped.

The current Rokeby Primary
Google

The Department for Education has agreed it can open on the site of Rokeby Primary in Anderson Avenue from September. 

The group against it has told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire they want a meeting with the academy trust behind the scheme.

75-year-old hit by car in Nuneaton

Paul Marriott

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

A 75-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Nuneaton

Church Street
Google

Warwickshire Police say the collision happened yesterday morning on Church Street. 

The force says the 92-year-old driver of the car involved wasn't hurt.

Late freight train causing delays

A late running freight train at Warwick Parkway is causing delays of up to 30 minutes between Leamington Spa and Birmingham / Stratford-upon-Avon, Network Rail reports.

This is expected to continue until approximately 10:00.  

Antiques Roadshow recording at Baddesley today

Sarah Falkland

BBC Midlands Today

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out today for the filming of the BBC Antiques Roadshow at Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire. 

Leading antiques and fine arts experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations. 

Visitors are invited to bring along family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot sale bargains for inspection.

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News: Sun protection concerns; free school fight; 75-year-old hit by car

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

This morning's headlines for Coventry and Warwickshire include

- There are concerns children in Coventry and Warwickshire might not be properly protected from the sun as no schools are signed up to a scheme that teaches them about the dangers 

- Campaigners against plans to open a new free secondary school in Rugby say they'll keep fighting to get it stopped

- A 75-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Nuneaton

Cricket: Warwickshire thrash Leicestershire by nine wickets

BBC Sport

Opener Sam Hain's maiden limited-overs century helped Warwickshire secure a nine-wicket victory over Leicestershire in the One-Day Cup at Edgbaston.  

Sam Hain
Getty Images

Hong Kong-born Hain, 20, made 105 not out in only his third List A domestic match and put on 169 for the first wicket with William Porterfield (75).

Earlier, Kevin O'Brien made 77 but Leicestershire slipped from 129-2 to 134-6 as Jeetan Patel took 3-46.

Rob Taylor's 66-ball 62 helped push the visitors to 237 all out.

Weather: Warm and sunny day

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It'll be a mostly fine, warm day with plenty of sunshine. 

Some showers, perhaps heavy, may develop in places during the afternoon, although most should remain dry with highs of 25C (77F).

The weather for the West Midlands.

Live updates for Coventry and Warwickshire

Welcome to our live service for Wednesday 8 June.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates between now and 18:00.

You can get in touch with us via email or tweet us @BBCCovWarks.