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  1. Updates on Friday 24 June 2016
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  1. Our coverage across the day

    We're back on Monday with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather.

    Thanks for staying with us today for our comprehensive and local roundup of the Leave vote.

    Have a great weekend from everyone here in the newsroom.

  2. Coventry leader warns 'there will be jobs at stake'

    The leader of Coventry City Council has welcomed JLR's commitment to manufacturing sites in the UK following the EU referendum result, but says "there will be jobs at stake".

    "Coventry's been hit very badly by austerity", he said, "and I don't think that will change."

    "I think there's been uncertainty since David Cameron announced the referendum and I don't think last night answered that."  

    Cllr George Duggins
  3. Coming up on TV

    Mary Rhodes

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    The message from the ballot boxes - especially here in the Midlands - could not have been clearer. 

    Tonight we're dedicating the programme to getting reaction from across our region. Helping me to explain what leaving the EU means is our Political Editor, Patrick Burns.

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

  4. Leading Stratford businessman 'can see nothing but growth'

    Warwickshire businessman, Denys C Shortt, who hosted leading Brexit campaigners in the lead-up to the referendum, says he's "not surprised at all" Britain's voted to leave the EU.

    The chair of Stratford-based DCS Group said: "We're very confident in our business and can see nothing but growth.

    "We trade with the world, we export to 70 countries around the world, and actually find it quite hard to trade with Europe.

    "We're just leaving the EU, we're not leaving Europe".

    Denys Shortt, Gisela Stuart, Micheal Gove, Boris Johnson
  5. Watch: West Midlands Leave campaign celebrates

    There were celebrations at the ICC in Birmingham among Leave campaigners from across the West Midlands.

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    Video caption: West Midlands Leave campaign celebrates after win
  6. 'Not enough information aimed at young people'

    Dalbir Momi

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Students at City College have been speaking to me about the referendum result.

    Rhianna Davies-McCrorie (pictured left), who's 19, said the referendum's not only caused a split among her peers, but at home too.

    "My mum and myself are very much Remain, but my grandparents and my brother were very much Leave", she said.

    Rhianna Davies-McCrorie, Caitlin Gee, Molly Rose

    Her best friend and Leave voter, Caitlin Gee (centre), complained there wasn't enough information directed at young people and said "most of my information came from my mum's friends, who were all voting Leave".

    "I did research", she said, but "found it all a bit hard to understand."

    This was echoed by 18-year-old Molly Rose (right) who said: "You're just basing your decision on what people think might happen, there was no real information to base your vote on."

  7. PCC: Decision to leave makes 'protection of citizens more difficult'

    The man who oversees policing in the West Midlands says "the decision to leave has made the task of protecting our citizens more difficult".

    Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said today: "The days when criminals would operate in one single area or country are gone. Today, criminals are highly-mobile, tech-savvy and operate across borders. Law enforcement should be equally mobile and co-operate across national boundaries to counter the threats we face.

    David Jamieson

    "The lines between organised crime and terrorism are becoming more blurred. Terrorists often finance their attacks via organised criminal activities. International crime therefore requires an international response.

    "Despite the outcome of the referendum, I still have a responsibility to do all I can to ensure that we work with our European partners to continue to protect our communities."  

  8. Latest news: West Midlands delivers Brexit vote; PCC issues warning; JLR 'remains committed' to manufacturing sites

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our main stories today:

    - Coventry and Warwickshire join majority in region in supporting Brexit

    - West Midlands PCC says Brexit result makes 'protection of citizens more difficult'

    - Remain-backing JLR says it 'remains committed' to its manufacturing sites

  9. Referendum result a 'rejection of the elite', says Coventry MP

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Coventry South MP Jim Cunningham calls the referendum result a "rejection of the elite by millions of people who are not sharing in the wealth of this country".

    In a statement the MP, who backed Remain, said the Conservative government must put "internal party battles to one side", and put "our divided" country first.

    "The Prime Minister has now announced he will leave and this means someone new will have to lead the talks to withdraw from the European Union.

    "The Government must listen to the people during these discussions because it is only once we know the exit terms that we will be able to say whether this is good or bad for Coventry."

  10. Birmingham Airport: 'Keep clear and calm heads'

    Birmingham Airport says it's important to keep "clear and calm heads" so that regional priorities keep moving forward to "ensure the future of Midlands residents, workers and industry, is not compromised."  

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  11. Post-Brexit prayers at Coventry Cathedral

    Richard Williams

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Another of those at the Cathedral's prayer meeting today was Christian minister Michael Brandsma, 61, from Atherstone.

    He told me: "I voted Remain because I have an understanding of some of the divisions that could be caused.

    "I think there's a way to walk together that doesn't need to be divided by a vote.

    "And my prayer is that politicians would work together at finding a solution that keeps people together."

    Micheal Brandsma
  12. Coventry Cathedral: Brexit result will leave 'strong emotions'

    Coventry Cathedral says the EU referendum result will leave strong emotions as it opens a "special place" of prayer.

    The weekly Litany of Reconciliation was held at noon in the ruins of the old Cathedral and one of those attending, Bex Rothney, 36, from Kenilworth, says she feels "flat".

    "I think a lot of people didn't really understand what they were voting for, and didn't understand the impact if they didn't vote," she said.

    Prayer meeting at Coventry Cathedral
  13. Glastonbury revellers react to EU vote: 'Deal with reality on Monday'

    News of Britain's EU referendum result and the Prime Minister's resignation has filtered through to Glastonbury.

    Festival goer, Jonnie Bevan, 21, from Coventry, said that the vote seemed an anathema to the atmosphere of the festival. 


    "We are all pretty disappointed - Glastonbury's vision of unity doesn't really seem to fit with this," he said. 

    "We've said we are just going to have a good time and not think about it for the moment. We are here to enjoy ourselves so we will deal with the reality on Monday." 

  14. Chamber of Commerce sets up advice line

    An impartial advice service, for local businesses, will be available from Monday, organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

    They say on the back of the referendum verdict, advisers will be on hand via their 'Go for Growth' telephone support line.

    Louise Bennett

    The number is 02476 654321 – ask for business support. More information is available on their website.

    Quote Message: "We have already seen the market reaction to this and that will be of major concern to businesses and individuals and that means we are going to need very strong leadership at all levels. The first priority is ensuring stability – this, above politics, has to be put first. from Louise Bennett Chief executive, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
    Louise BennettChief executive, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
  15. Coventry cathedral offers prayer 'in midst of broken world'

    Remain-backing Coventry Cathedral - which says it has a record of bridge-building across Europe after WW2 - has organised a "special place" for prayer for those with "hopes and fears" in the "midst of a broken world".

    A statement said of the vote to leave the EU: "We have learnt the value of improved international understanding. Whilst this is a political and structural decision, we are confident that we can still continue the important work to bring nations together and celebrate our shared history."

    The place of prayer - which will be available over the weekend - will centre around the Kiel candle stand, which has holders representing not only the victims of London's 7/7 bombings, but also the perpetrators. 

    "It is a fitting sign of our enduring commitments to sharing together in building a community and future for us all."

    Kiel candle stand