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Sky Blue Army plan to lift Coventry City ahead of play-off semi-final second leg

A rousing reception awaits Coventry City when the team bus rolls up at Meadow Lane on Friday. Supporters’ groups have organised a noisy and colourful welcome for Mark Robins and his players when they arrive for the crucial League Two play-off...

16 May 2018 in Sport

Man arrested following large police operation on Gulson Road

A huge police presence in a Coventry street this afternoon ended with a man being arrested and sustaining an injury which saw him taken to hospital. The 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis and resisting arres. It is understood...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Bailiffs poised to move off travellers near to Nuneaton nursing home

Bailiffs are on standby to move off an encampment of travellers who have been on land close to a Nuneaton nursing home for days. It has been confirmed to CoventryLive that Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has secured a court order to move off the...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

"My leg was found half a mile up the track" - woman's horrific warning about railways

A woman has described the moment she lost her leg - after being hit by a train. Lucy Ruck was just 17 years old when she was hit by a train on a level crossing. She used the railway every day to get to college, where she was an aspiring hairdresser....

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Council blunder sees own vehicles fined for illegal parking

Parking tickets have been issued to the council's own vehicles after an "oversight" saw exemption permits expiring. The blunder was captured by an eagle eyed Coventry resident yesterday, who noticed that two of Coventry City Council 's vans...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Cops stumble upon £50,000 cocaine find at Nuneaton home

Cops stumbled upon cocaine worth more than £50,000 at a home in Nuneaton as they searched for a cash-point thief. They found what is believed to be 1kg of the class A drug stashed in a property in Green Lane. Officers were investigating a raid at Camp...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

This is why you have been queuing on Butts Road all week

If you've commuted into the city centre this week, there is a fairly good chance that you've been caught up in the traffic chaos on Butts Road. Motorists attempting to get onto the ring road have been backed up and delayed along the stretch since...

16 May 2018 in Regional West
This is why there will be a sea of shirts at Coventry Cathedral tomorrow

This is why there will be a sea of shirts at Coventry Cathedral tomorrow

You may be able to see a sea of bright and colourful shirts tomorrow as Coventry's Ukrainian community comes together. It is only the second year that the community have held an event for the Ukrainians in the city. Tomorrow, they are set to flood...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Thieves steal cash machine in raid on Nuneaton petrol station

Raiders forced their way into a Nuneaton petrol station and ripped out a cash machine. Investigations are ongoing into the theft from Camp Hill Service Station during the early hours of Saturday morning (May 12). A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Half of men in 30s affected by UK 'erectile dysfunction epidemic'

An erectile dysfunction epidemic is sweeping the country. Worryingly, half of men in their 30s are reportedly affected by the problems sweeping British bedrooms. Studies show one in two men in their 30s struggle getting - and maintaining - an...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Pensioner killed after being hit by car in Holbrooks named by police

Police have named the pensioner who died in a collision in Coventry at the weekend. Milton Forde, 83, was found by neighbours in Burnaby Road, Holbrooks, lying in the street late on Saturday night. Police say Mr Forde – who is from the Holbrooks area...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Andy Street to advise government on East Coast rail services

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has unexpectedly been handed a new job - advising the Government on running railways in the east of England and Scotland. He is to advise the Department of Transport on how to involve employees in the operation of the...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

City centre shop smashed up and raided in late-night burglary

A city centre shop has been forced to close today after burglars smashed a window and raided the store. The thugs struck the Superdrug store in Hertford Street in the early hours of this morning and grabbed a large amount of fragrances from behind the...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Nigerian actress Aisha Abimbola dead after cancer battle

Aisha Abimbola has died after a battle with breast cancer. The actress's death was confirmed by Actress Bisola Badmus who shared her picture on Instagram. She came into limelight after featuring in the movie Omoge Campus. She would go on to become a...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

Rail services on the East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control following the termination of the franchise agreement with Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), Stagecoach Group has said. The firm, which owns 90% of VTEC, said it was...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

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