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Six Nations England honour for Coventry school teacher Charlotte Pearce

A Coventry school teacher is set to make her full international debut for England just six years after taking up rugby union. Charlotte Pearce, a PE teacher at Whitley Academy, is in the starting line-up to face Wales on Saturday, a week after she...

10 February 2018 in Sport
 

This is exactly what happens when you win the National Lottery - step-by-step

A new map shows the Lottery has made more millionaires in the Midlands than anywhere else in the UK. The National Lottery has made a staggering 4,750 millionaires. That's a lot of winners - in fact, so many you'd need nine of the world's largest...

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Israeli fighter jet shot down in Syria

The Israeli military says one of its pilots has been seriously wounded as a result of an emergency evacuation from his F-16 jet that came under Syrian fire. The military says the pilot was evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment. A second pilot...

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Dream home of the week - The Roost

This week’s dream home of the week is The Roost - a stunning two-bedroom barn conversion in the exclusive Holly Court development on the outskirts of Balsall Common. This unique home has been fully decorated and offers ample living space throughout....

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Vandals target trampoline park less than a WEEK after it opened

Vandals targeted a brand new trampoline park less than a WEEK after it opened – but bosses have said it is ‘business as usual’ this weekend. The hooligans broke into the new RedKangaroo Trampoline Park in Bedworth , trashing the kitchen and smashed...

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

New images released of luxury apartments at Coventry city centre Co-op redevelopment

The first ten apartments at the plush redevelopment of the former Co-operative store in Coventry city centre have all been snapped up on the night they went on sale. New images have now been released of what the high-specification one and two-bedroom...

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Revealed: Life in the cells as footage exposes prisoners unconscious after taking 'Black Mamba'

Astonishing footage exposing the 'everyday life' of prisoners has emerged. The video clip, taken by an inmate at a West Midlands prison, shows four male prisoners knocked out after allegedly taking the black mamba drug in a cell. A concerned...

10 February 2018 in Regional West
 

£4.2m boost to Warwick Arts Centre revamp ahead of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

The ambitious £17million revamp of Warwick Arts Centre has been handed a £4.2million boost by Arts Council England. The 20:20 capital project will see three new digital auditoria, and a large ground floor gallery to exhibit contemporary art, sculpture...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Coventry business leaders issue interest rate rise warning

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have cautioned the Bank of England about being too hasty to raise interest rates again. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep rates at 0.5 per cent but the...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Police appeal after Co-op ATM blown up and cash stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after an ATM was blown up and cash was stolen at a shop in Rugby. Officers were alerted to the theft at the Co-op in Scholars Drive, Cawston at 3.40am today (9 February) by a member of the public who heard an...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Calls for probe into police handling of Sikh temple protest

The Sikh Federation has called for an independent investigation into the “totally unnecessary” prosecution of two Coventry brothers who were arrested during a protest at a Warwickshire temple. Armed police were deployed and 55 protesters were detained...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Sainsbury’s slashes the price of unleaded petrol and diesel

Sainsbury’s is cutting the price of both unleaded petrol and diesel. The retailer has slashed the price by up to 2 pence per litre across its 311 forecourts. The chain wants to provide great value for millions of motorists across the UK. The deal is...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

"I said bum not bomb": Man cleared of threatening to blow up a train

A railway passenger, who was arrested at gunpoint by armed officers in Hinckley, has been cleared of threatening to blow up a train. D’Leon Harris, 32, told the Leicester Mercury that he had said the word 'bum' but it was heard as 'bomb'. Following...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Canine team sniff out fake fags hidden at mini superstore

Sniffer dogs found a stash of counterfeit cigarettes and rolling tobacco hidden in a secret section of a counter of a Nuneaton mini supermarket. The specialist canine team found a secret hide, built in to the shop counter and hidden behind a shelf at...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 

Burial costs to rise by up to 30 per cent

Grieving families face price hikes of up to 30 per cent to lay their loves ones to rest in Nuneaton and Bedworth . Cemetery fees and charges are set to rise, some by as much as 29 per cent, as Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council battles to find more...

9 February 2018 in Regional West
 


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