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Ordered to repay just £1 - the hotel manager who stole £173,000 from his employers

Ordered to repay just £1 - the hotel manager who stole £173,000 from his employers

The general manager of an upmarket Cotswolds hotel who stole more than £170,000 from his employers spent the money on “clothes, hotels and male companionship,” a court was told. Paul Thompson, 44, got away with his frauds for three years but was caught w

Wednesday, 05:58 in Regional West
 
The rural crimewave that's costing Warwickshire farmers £750,000 a year

The rural crimewave that's costing Warwickshire farmers £750,000 a year

A campaign has been launched to tackle an increase in burglaries from Warwickshire farms with tools, diesel, quad bikes and even livestock being targeted. It is estimated that rural crime cost at least £750,000 in Warwickshire in 2016 - a rise of 16 per

Wednesday, 05:58 in Regional West
 
Land Rover unveils the Velar - the new member of the Range Rover family

Land Rover unveils the Velar - the new member of the Range Rover family

Coventry car maker Jaguar Land Rover is set to unveil an all-new model next week - the fourth member of the Range Rover family. The wraps are set to come off the Velar on March 1 but in the run-up to the big unveiling Land Rover has released teaser image

Wednesday, 00:38 in Regional West
 

Queue must be joking! Traffic congestion in Coventry is actually FALLING

Traffic congestion is FALLING in Coventry, according to new figures. Research conducted by sat nav manufacturer, TomTom, revealed Coventry as one of the few UK cities to have seen congestion fall in 2016, with a two per cent decrease compared to 2015. Ho

Tuesday, 19:25 in Regional West
 

Rugby Lions' defeat by Spartans blows promotion race wide open

The Midlands Two South West promotion race was blown wide open when Rugby Lions crashed to a 34-8 defeat at Spartans. The Sutton Coldfield-based side scored five tries, including two apiece from Michael Blair and Mike Foulds, to inflict a second consecut

Tuesday, 19:13 in Sport
 
'I can't stop thanking you' - 11-year-old's wonderful letter to Coventry police

'I can't stop thanking you' - 11-year-old's wonderful letter to Coventry police

Police have shared a heartfelt message they received after finding a phone that had been stolen. An 11-year-old girl gave a handwritten thank you letter addressed ‘to the police’ after they reunited her mum with her phone. The Coventry Magpie Team who wo

Tuesday, 19:08 in Regional West
 

Wasps fan blog: Pray God for England, Danny and Saint Launchers!

Wasps are six points clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership, we have a date with Leinster in Dublin in the European Champions Cup quarter- final and are playing some sparkling attacking rugby. You could argue that the next three months are the biggest

Tuesday, 18:48 in Sport
 

Coventry City boss Russell Slade pulled off a great escape before - can he do it again?

Coventry City’s first three points in 16 long League One games provided a (slim) glimmer of hope for fans that their team can pull off the seemingly impossible and stave off relegation. We’re in minor miracle territory here, of course, with the Sky Blues

Tuesday, 18:48 in Sport
 

Paying more for less - Council tax to rise but bins emptied less often

Coventry residents will pay the council more for less after a council tax rise was agreed among a raft of cuts to services. The ruling Labour group this afternoon forced through its budget proposals for 2017/18 that included a 4.9 per cent council tax ri

Tuesday, 17:47 in Regional West
 

Coventry City digest: Former Sky Blues defender in line for Wales U21s job

Former Coventry City defender Rob Page is the FAW's number one target for the Wales U21s job, according to the BBC. The 42-year-old is currently a coach at Nottingham Forest after being sacked as manager of Northampton Town in January. Page made 76 appea

Tuesday, 17:32 in Sport
 

Coventry City going to Wembley: Calm restored at Butts Park Arena

The queues were considerably shorter today at the Butts Park Arena when tickets again went on sale to Coventry City FC season ticket holders for the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley on April 2. However, despite that fans still needed to be patient bef

Tuesday, 16:55 in Sport
 
Challenge Cup draw ‘a real challenge’ for Coventry Bears

Challenge Cup draw ‘a real challenge’ for Coventry Bears

The draw for the first round of the Ladbrokes Rugby League Challenge Cup has taken place, pitching eight top amateur sides into the hat with the sixteen members of League 1, which Coventry Bears play in. The Bears have been handed a tough draw towards th

Tuesday, 16:49 in Sport
 
How grandparents are saving families nearly £2,000 a year - and how you can get even more help from the government

How grandparents are saving families nearly £2,000 a year - and how you can get even more help from the...

An "army" of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than £16 billion a year in formal childcare costs, a report has found. Grandparents spend an average of over eight hours a week looking after...

Tuesday, 16:18 in Regional West
 

Olympic showjumper Nick Skelton calls for landowner to help riding club find new home

Olympic show jumper Nick Skelton is calling for a landowner to come forward to save a horse riding club which he spent his early years riding with. The race is on for Exhall and Bedworth Riding Club to find new land before its season begins in March. The

Tuesday, 16:18 in Regional West
 
Face of low-life who sneaked inside Coventry hotel to nick Champagne

Face of low-life who sneaked inside Coventry hotel to nick Champagne

This is the face of a sneak-thief who stole ten bottles of Champagne and spirits after creeping in to a Coventry hotel through a fire exit door. Lee Carr, from Holbrooks, admitted stealing the bottles from the Village Hotel, in Canley, on Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, 16:04 in Regional West
 


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