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  1. Man dies after 'street robbery' in Coventry
  2. Coventry Pride to lead 'vigil for Orlando'
  3. Killers jailed for man's death in Nuneaton
  4. Updates on Monday 13 June 2016

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Liam McGerrigan

Two men charged with murdering a Coventry man who was stabbed in the chest are remanded in custody.

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Latest weather for the West Midlands

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Our coverage across the day

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

We'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow with the usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for more news and sport stories through the evening.

Watch: Latest weather for Coventry and Warwickshire

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

Further scattered heavy and thundery downpours could fall during the evening, but these will gradually ease off overnight, becoming lighter and more isolated by dawn, with lows of 12C (54F).

Coventry Pride holds 'vigil for Orlando'

People in Coventry are being encouraged to show their support to the victims, friends and families of the Orlando attack victims at a vigil tonight.

It's being led by Coventry Pride and will start at 19:00 at Central Methodist Hall.

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Watch: Family release video tribute to Morgan Hehir

The family of murdered Nuneaton man Morgan Hehir say they've been "overwhelmed by so much love" from Morgan's friends, work colleagues and whole town, and they'll be "eternally grateful".

Reacting to the sentencing of three men for his murder last year, they said the killers "changed everything in our lives", but, they continue, "with the help of our friends and family we have managed to get through these very dark times".

They've also released a video tribute to Morgan.

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Family begin sentence of 'life without Morgan'

The family of Morgan Hehir have thanked the Crown Prosecution Service and the police for leading a successful prosecution of his killers.

"We welcome the sentence of life imprisonment imposed on Declan Gray" they said "but we also feel we have begun our life sentence of 'life without Morgan'."

Declan Gray, Karlton Gray and Simon Rowbotham were all handed prison sentences for killing the 20-year-old in a Nuneaton street. 

Declan Gray, Karlton Gray, Simon Rowbotham
Warwickshire Police
Declan Gray, Karlton Gray and Simon Rowbotham

Latest news: Killers start jail sentences for Nuneaton stabbing; and man dies in city centre 'street robbery'

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Here's a recap of our main stories today:

- Three men start prison sentences for the killing of Morgan Hehir

- Man dies after 'street robbery' in Coventry

- Coventry Pride to lead 'vigil for Orlando'

Police appeal after Hillfields attack

A man's in hospital after being attacked near a leisure centre at Primrose Hill in the Hillfields area of Coventry, say police.

They think the assault may have happened on Berry Street where the 26-year-old man staggered into an alleyway before collapsing on Oxford Street at about 04:00 yesterday.


DC James Birtles, from Coventry's Violent Crime Team, said: "We are dealing with a very serious assault, the man has undergone surgery for his injuries and continues to be treated.".

They're appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Locum GP rates linked to deprivation, British Medical Association warns

Figures out today suggest a growing number of GP jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire are being covered by temporary doctors because there are so many vacancies.

On one day last year, 15 locum GPs were working across Coventry and Rugby, according to data analysis by BBC News. 

Doctor and patient

Leading doctors say patients in some parts of England now face the prospect of a second-class service because of the difficulty of recruiting.      

Update on three crashes in Rugby

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

The ambulance service has issued an update on three serious crashes they attended in Rugby this morning.

* A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a serious neck injury as well as cuts and bruises after he was hit by a car outside his school in Newbold Road

* A motorcyclist, believed to be in his 50s, was treated for injuries to his chest, abdomen, pelvis, back and shoulder after a collision with a car which closed the A426 for a time

* Earlier in the morning, at 07:57, a cyclist was treated for a head injury and suspected fractured elbow after being thrown over his handlebars when he struck a stationary car in Viaduct Road

Aviva Woman's Tour in Warwickshire: Race day route

Sixteen of the world’s top female cycling teams, made up of 96 of the world’s best women cyclists, will take part in the Aviva Women’s Tour stage 2 in Warwickshire on Thursday. 

The 140km stage starts at 09:45 in Atherstone before passing through Kenilworth and Warwick ending in Stratford-upon-Avon at about 14:00.

Details of the route can be found here

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Three jailed for 'ferocious and concerted' attack which killed man

Morgan Hehir, from Nuneaton, was fatally stabbed in the town on 31 October in what the police describe as a "tragic, vicious and unprovoked" attack.

In sentencing the killers at Warwick Crown Court today, Judge Griffith-Jones said it was a "ferocious and concerted" attack on Mr Hehir and his group of friends.

Morgan Hehir
Warwickshire Police

Larry Grayson showbiz life goes on show

Cath Mackie

BBC News Online

A wealth of theatre memorabilia belonging to the late entertainer Larry Grayson has gone on show in his Warwickshire home town.

The collection, which The Generation Game host left to his nephew after his death in 1995, will be seen for the first time, at Nuneaton's Bedworth Heritage Centre.  

Latest news: Man dies in suspected street robbery; and three jailed for Nuneaton man's street death

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Some of our headlining stories today are: 

- Man dies in Coventry city centre after police called to report of street robbery

- Three killers jailed over death of Morgan Hehir

- Warwickshire release batsmen Freddie Coleman and Jonathan Webb

Pedestrian seriously injured in Coventry hit-and-run

A woman is still in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a van which failed to stop in Coventry on 6 June, say police.

The collision, involving a white Transit van, happened at 21:55 on Binley Road, in Stoke, near the junction of Phoenix Way.

The 35-year-old woman suffered serious facial and back injuries.

Coventry's Massey Ferguson: Is this the world's favourite second hand tractor?

At the height of production, Coventry's Banner Lane site employed more than 6,000 people and in 10 years produced more than 500,000 Ferguson TE tractors for export all over the world.  

Two models, both out of production for decades, are still seen as an essential piece of kit by farmers in dozens of countries around the world. 

BBC Magazine has been looking at what explains their appeal.

Massey Ferguson production line
Freddie Coleman

Warwickshire release Scotland's Freddie Coleman and fellow batsman after deciding not to offer them new contracts.

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Watch: Part of city centre closed after man dies in suspected street robbery

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

This is the scene around Pool Meadow bus station and Lady Herbert's garden in Coventry, which is closed off after a man died in a suspected street robbery.

Police say they're in the "very early stages" of the investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, at about 10:50, to come forward.

BreakingMan dies in Coventry after reports of street robbery

A man's died after police were called to reports of a street robbery in Coventry city centre earlier.

They say officers found a man, believed to be in his 50s, unconscious just outside Lady Herbert's Garden, opposite Pool Meadow bus station.

The area remains cordoned off while they examine the scene.

Coventry city centre

Latest headlines: Three sentenced over Nuneaton stabbing; 'liar' row during EU referendum debate

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of the stories we're looking at in the newsroom today:

- Three men are sentenced for killing Morgan Hehir in Nuneaton

- EU referendum campaigners clash in Midlands Today debate

- Pedestrian seriously injured in Coventry hit-and-run

BreakingKillers jailed for man's street death

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

At Warwick Crown Court, three men have been jailed after they admitted killing 20-year-old Morgan Hehir in a Nuneaton street.

  • Declan Gray, 21, of Waverly Square, Nuneaton, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, which he admitted, and ordered to serve at least 25 years
  • His brother Karlton Gray, 19, of the same address, was jailed for seven-and-a half years after pleading guilty to manslaughter
  • Simon Rowbotham, 40, of Meadow Street, Nuneaton, was jailed for nine years after also admitting manslaughter

Police cordon in place after city centre incident

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

We're getting reports of an incident in Coventry city centre.

Police have cordoned-off an area around Lady Herbert's Garden and the ambulance service say they were called this morning to a patient "suffering breathing difficulties".

They say they administered CPR to the male, before taking him to University Hospital. 

City centre cordon

Watch: 'Liar' row during EU referendum debate

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

EU referendum campaigners have clashed over immigration, the economy and a range of other issues at a special debate organised by BBC Midlands Today.

A panel of politicians and business leaders took questions from an audience in Birmingham. 

There were heated exchanges between Lord Digby Jones, from the Leave campaign, and Labour MP Tristram Hunt, for Remain.

 If you missed the debate you can catch it in full on BBC iPlayer.  

Call for stronger flood defences after downpour

Coventry Telegraph

Stronger flood defences are being called for in Nuneaton after the town was brought to a standstill due to an afternoon of heavy rainfall.  

Second murder arrest after man stabbed

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found stabbed in Coventry.

Liam McGerrigan
Liam McGerrigan's family

Liam McGerrigan, 27, from the city, was pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to Holyhead Road at about 22:10 on Thursday. He had been stabbed in the chest.

Shakespeare scholar given knighthood

The honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  

Stanley Wells
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Sir Stanley Wells, who lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, has dedicated his career to studying the life and works of England's most famous playwright.

Boy taken to hospital after crash outside Rugby school

Avon Valley School, in Rugby, has issued a statement on Twitter saying the teenager taken to hospital earlier is a pupil there.

Police say they were called to the site in Newbold Road about 08:20 after reports of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian.

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Men to be sentenced for 'vicious and unprovoked' killing

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Three men are due to be sentenced today after admitting killing a 20-year-old in a "vicious and unprovoked" attack.

Morgan Hehir
Warwickshire Police

Morgan Hehir (pictured), from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, was fatally stabbed in the town on 31 October in an altercation with several others.

Declan Gray, 21, admitted murder at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday.

His brother Karlton, 19, and Simon Rowbotham, 40, both admitted manslaughter on Friday. 

Travel: Police reopen Rugby road after earlier crash

BBC Travel

Bedroom fire badly damages house in Stratford

Paul Marriott

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Fire crews in Stratford have been tackling a fire that's badly damaged a house in Rushbrook Road.   

They got the call at 18:50 yesterday and say the fire was in a ground floor bedroom of the two-storey house.

Man airlifted to hospital after serious crash in Rugby

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital suffering serious leg and shoulder injuries after a collision with a Toyota Yaris in Rugby, say police.

It happened at about 08:10.

The A426 Leicester Road, near Mr Kipling roundabout, is expected to remain closed for some time. 

Latest headlines: Second arrest after Coventry stabbing; three to be sentenced for killing Nuneaton man

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These are some of the main stories in the newsroom today:

- Second murder arrest after man stabbed in Coventry

- Three to be sentenced for the killing of Morgan Hehir in Nuneaton

- EU referendum campaigners clash in Midlands Today debate

Met Office weather warning issued for heavy downpours

BBC Weather

The Met Office forecasters say it's another day when the June sunshine looks like triggering some heavy and slow-moving downpours across the West Midlands.

Weather warning map
Met Office

Their yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 12:00 to 21:00 today.

Teenager taken to hospital after Rugby crash

In a separate incident in Rugby, police say a teenage boy has been taken to hospital following a collision outside Avon Valley School on Newbold Road.

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Road in Rugby closed after serious crash

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

Police are asking motorists to seek alternative routes, as the A426 in Rugby is closed following a serious collision involving a motorcyclist.

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Travel: Accident blocking Leicester Road, Rugby

BBC Travel

The A426 Leicester Road, in Rugby, is partially blocked and there's slow traffic at the Boughton Road junction because of an accident involving a motorbike.   

There's more details here