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Summary

  1. Woman, 18, arrested over terror offences
  2. Increased security for Godiva Festival
  3. Sex attacks investigated
  4. Updates from Friday 7 July 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. In pictures: Godiva Festival

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Record crowds took to Coventry's War Memorial park for the this year's Godiva Festival, with performances from The Stranglers, Example & DJ Wire and the Darkness across the weekend.

    Godiva Festival

    Abdul Khan, from the city council, said the festival had "once again shown that it continues to grow each year".

    “Thank you to all those who played their part, including sponsors, partners and staff, to ensure Godiva Festival continues to be the UK’s biggest free family music festival," he said.

    Godiva Festival

    Laura McMillan, Coventry City of Culture Trust Manager, said: “Bidding for UK City of Culture, you have to show your city has the capacity to hold large scale events and with 179,000 visiting Godiva this year, Coventry has it covered.”

    Godiva crowds

    You can find more pictures and interviews with some of the artists on our Facebook page.

    Godiva
  2. Rescue dog with mended heart to star in TV show

    Remember Molly, the "broken-hearted" dog who had life-saving heart surgery?

    Well she’s about to star in a TV show. The five-year-old terrier, who was rescued by the RSPCA in Coventry, was fitted with a pacemaker after vets discovered her heart wasn’t beating properly.

    Alan Davies and Molly the dog

    She’s now living with Amanda Hull, a foster carer in Coventry, who called her, “a sweetheart”.

    Molly will star on The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies on 11 July at 20:00.

  3. Wimbledon 2017: Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke begin next round

    After Saturday's heroics, watch Jay Clarke and Marcus Willis' next match in their Wimbledon doubles adventure here: http://bbc.in/2uHOY70

    Their game against Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic has just started on court 14.

    View more on twitter
  4. Jobs for the girls: Apprentice hoping to inspire others to engineering

    Martin Winch

    BBC Local Live

    A young female apprentice at Aston Martin in Warwickshire is hoping to inspire the company to attract more women into the industry.

    Seventeen-year-old Luca Fremantle got her position after attending Coventry's WMG Engineering Academy.

    Video content

    Video caption: Luca Freemantle is encouraging other women to get into engineering
  5. Wimbledon 2017: Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke stun defending doubles champions

    BBC Sport

    Britain's Marcus Willis and Jay Clarke stunned defending men's doubles champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon.

    Video content

    Video caption: A 'special moment' as Jay Clarke and Marcus Willis knock out the defending champions

    The 26-year-old Warwick player and 18-year-old Clarke registered an entertaining 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-3 win over the French duo.

    The British pair sent down 18 aces and hit 26 winners as they outmuscled their opponents.

    Willis became a Wimbledon favourite last year after winning six matches to qualify before losing to seven-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court in the second round.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Youth arrested for carrying a knife at Godiva

    A teenager's been charged with carrying a knife at the Godiva Festival, police say.

    Godiva Festival sign

    The 16-year-old was arrested on Saturday evening after several reports of someone carrying a weapon.

    He was charged with possessing a blade in a public place and bailed to appear before Coventry Youth Court later this month.

  8. Police crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

    About 1,000 people have been stopped for using their phones while driving over the past six months, police in West Mercia and Warwickshire say.

    They are running a week-long crackdown, targeting drivers who use their phones.

    Earlier this year, the penalty for those caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving doubled from £100 to £200 and from three to six points.

    Driver
    Quote Message: We are urging people to think about the consequences of their actions and ask themselves how they would feel if they caused a collision and injured, or killed, somebody else simply for the sake of making a call, reading a text message or checking social media." from Ch Supt Stephen Cullen
    Ch Supt Stephen Cullen
  9. The Darkness light up the Godiva Festival

    Coventry's three-day Godiva festival attracted record crowds, say the organisers.

    Around 179,000 attended the event at the city's War Memorial Park this weekend.

    Rock band, The Darkness headlined the festival, one of the UK's biggest free music events.

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  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a bright and clear start it will become cloudier with the chance of some showers this afternoon and highs of 21C (70F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident and a rolling road-block.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for B4451 affecting J13 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M40 southbound at J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A46 and J16 for A3400.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a vehicle fire.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time