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All North Warwickshire taxi drivers could have to take English test "for the safety of passengers"

Taxi drivers in North Warwickshire may have to undertake an assessment to test their communication and language skills. At the moment the the borough council only refers people applying for taxi licenses with poor English skills to a committee. But now a

Tuesday, 05:14 in Regional West
 

Archaeologists find medieval carved stones at site of Coventry's new water park

Shards of pottery, floor tiles and carved stones dating back to the Middle Ages were among finds at a archaeological dig ahead of building work on a new swimming pool. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester dug a trench through the site of the f

Tuesday, 05:14 in Regional West
 

Jaguar Land Rover worker dies at plant in "industrial accident"

A Jaguar Land Rover contractor has died in an "industrial accident" at its plant in Solihull. The car manufacture is "deeply saddened" by the incident, says a spokesperson for the company. The incident took place at around 3pm on...

Monday, 21:44 in Regional West
 

Former Coventry City Academy star becomes Tony Mowbray's first signing at Blackburn Rovers

Tony Mowbray’s first summer signing for Blackburn Rovers is former Coventry City Academy star Peter Whittingham. The former Sky Blues boss has managed to persuade the 32-year-old to turn his back on Championship Cardiff City, with whom he has enjoyed a s

Monday, 20:11 in Sport
 

EFL apologises over Carabao Cup draw gaffe which saw Charlton Athletic drawn twice

The EFL has apologised after a cock-up in the first round draw for the Carabao Cup saw Charlton Athletic drawn twice. The English Football League blamed technical faults and "human error" for the blunders that blighted Friday's Carabao Cup...

Monday, 20:11 in Sport
 

Police still hunting for men who tried to drag woman from car in Coventry

The hunt is still on for two men who tried to drag a woman from her car in a terrifying incident in Coventry. The driver was turning from Duncroft Avenue into Norman Place Road, in Coundon, when police say she was the victim of a targeted kidnap attempt.

Monday, 19:05 in Regional West
 

How to tell if your baby has heat stroke as temperatures soar

The temperatures continue to soar across Coventry with forecasters urging caution for residents. Lasting until Wednesday, the notice orders community groups to "activate community emergency plans", and warns hospitals to be on guard. During...

Monday, 19:05 in Regional West
 

Ricoh Arena opens new lounge - here's what you can expect

A state-of-the-art lounge equipped for the digital age has been opened at the Ricoh Arena for the general public to work and study while on their travels. The Ricoh Business Lounge – situated on floor one and big enough to host 500 delegates – is part of

Monday, 19:05 in Regional West
 

This games tester job will give you a FREE Xbox - here's how to apply

Do you fancy playing games all day - and getting PAID for doing so? Well, the good news is that now you can - if you're an Xbox fan. As the Derby Telegraph reports, our jobs website fish4jobs boasts an array of exciting opportunities. They list thousands

Monday, 19:05 in Regional West
 

The staggering amount we're spending on our parents to show our appreciation

There comes a time when grown-up children become financially independent and begin picking up some of the bills and treating their parents. A new study from TopCashback.co.uk , the UK’s top cashback shopping site, reveals children in the Warwickshire reg

Monday, 19:05 in Regional West
 
Play School presenter Brian Cant dies after battle with Parkinson's Disease

Play School presenter Brian Cant dies after battle with Parkinson's Disease

Former Play School presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83. His agent has revealed he had been living with Parkinson's Disease and died at Denville Hall, a retirement home often used by those in the entertainment industry. A statement fr

Monday, 18:56 in Regional West
 

Theresa May plays down risk of RAF clash with Russian forces in Syria

Theresa May has played down suggestions RAF pilots could be at risk after Russia warned it would track warplanes from the US-led coalition in Syria as potential targets a day after the US military shot down a Syrian air force jet. The Prime Minister poin

Monday, 18:37 in Regional West
 

Man arrested 'with axe and knives' outside Midlands Army base

Police arrested a man in possession of knives near an Army Reserve base last night. The 23-year-old suspect was detained by armed police on Sunday night in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and remains in custody while inquiries continue. A police spokesman

Monday, 18:18 in Regional West
 
Bid to track down driver of BMW who failed to stop for police

Bid to track down driver of BMW who failed to stop for police

Police are trying to track down a driver who “put families at risk” as he fled from officers at a busy motorway junction. Traffic cops tried to stop a grey BMW 1 series on the A5 near Tamworth at around 2.25pm on Friday, June 16. Police say the car, whic

Monday, 18:05 in Regional West
 

Man dies after ramming car carrying explosives into police convoy in Paris

A driver who rammed a car carrying explosives into a police convoy on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris has died after the "attempted attack" on security forces, France's interior minister said. Gerard Collomb told reporters that the man's...

Monday, 17:59 in Regional West
 


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