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Man dies after being hit by train at Solihull station

Man dies after being hit by train at Solihull station

A man has died after he was struck by a train at Solihull rail station this morning. Emergency crews were called to the station at 7.08am and medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service attended along with colleagues from British Transport Police. The de

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Just what food will be on offer at for the stars at this year's Oscars after-party?

Lobster corn dogs, spicy tuna tartare and baked potatoes with caviar Oscar are what nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will tuck into at the ceremony's official after-party. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck unveiled the luxury food to be serv

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 
New Aldi set to open in Coventry next week

New Aldi set to open in Coventry next week

Budget supermarket chain Aldi is to open its fifth Coventry superstore on Thursday. Bronze Olympic medal winner Kristian Thomas is to formally open the supermarket at 8am with some help from pupils at Edgewick Community Primary School. The new supermarke

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 
The morning news headlines: Health and social care cuts 'possibly linked to thousands of deaths'; Sajid Javid slams 'scaremongering' over business rates

The morning news headlines: Health and social care cuts 'possibly linked to thousands of deaths'; Sajid...

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CUTS 'POSSIBLY LINKED TO THOUSANDS OF DEATHS' There is a "possibility" that cuts to health and social care could be linked to tens of thousands of "excess deaths", a new research paper suggests. In 2015 there...

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Coventry one of worst places in country for street prostitution

Coventry has one of the highest rates of persistent street prostitution recorded in the country, according to government figures. Latest crime figures from the Home Office show the city had a high rate of soliciting for prostitution in the 12 months up t

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Red sludge contaminates River Sherbourne from Lyons Park development site

The River Sherbourne is becoming polluted with mud from the new Amazon development at Lyons Park, it has been claimed. Residents in Allesley have noticed the water running through the village has turned a red-orange colour because of work at the former J

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 
More than 10 per cent of Coventry primary schools have no male teachers

More than 10 per cent of Coventry primary schools have no male teachers

Nearly a third of primary schools in Warwickshire and more than 10 per cent in Coventry have no male teachers. The latest government census of teachers in state schools shows there are 61 out of 191 primary schools in Warwickshire with no men among the t

17 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Nuneaton's Conservative MP won't unveil mining monument after angry backlash from fomer miners

Nuneaton’s MP has pulled out of a plan to unveil a monument to the defunct Daw Mill Colliery after a protest from former miners who claimed it would be “absolutely disgraceful” because he is a Conservative. Marcus Jones MP was set to officially ‘cut the

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Monarch launch new routes from Birmingham Airport

Monarch is to launch four new routes this summer from Birmingham Airport . The budget airline will give holidaymakers the opportunity to take advantage of flights to Split in Croatia, Valencia in Spain, Naples in Italy and Rhodes in Greece. Seats are now

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Peugeot owner in talks to buy Vauxhall and Opel from GM

The owner of Peugeot said it could buy Vauxhall and Opel from General Motors (GM) in a deal that would transform Europe's car market. PSA Group is in talks over a "potential acquisition" of GM's European car business, as it explores...

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Dai Young reminds Wasps to avoid their own feet with the shotgun!

Although it seems like a lifetime ago, it is under 12 months since Dai Young would accept no discussion whatsoever on anything more ambitious than Wasps’ prospects of finishing in the Premiership’s top six. Should anyone asked him the same question now,

16 February 2017 in Sport
 
Moseley primed for Darlington Mowden Park test

Moseley primed for Darlington Mowden Park test

Birmingham Moseley boss Kevin Maggs is wary that his team will face a reinforced and rejuventated Darlington Mowden Park at Billesley Common tomorrow. The red-and-blacks scrapped past their mid-table opponents to claim a 15-7 win at the Northern Echo Are

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Coventry libraries to stay open another year as £2.4m council cuts announced

Plans to close libraries have been stalled for another year as Coventry City Council announces £2.4m worth of cuts to services that help the city’s most vulnerable. While libraries have been saved for now, funding for youth services and dozens of full-ti

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Former teaching assistant from Coventry found guilty of sexual assault on pupil

A former teaching assistant from Coventry has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a pupil. Thomas Adam Brown had denied a charge of sexual assault by touching but was today found guilty following a trial at Warwick Crown Court. The offence happened

16 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Coventry City digest: Sky Blues defender makes Republic of Ireland U19s appearance

Coventry City defender Darragh Leahy has been on international duty with the Republic of Ireland this week, after playing in the U19 National Team Tournament. Held in La Manga, Spain, Leahy's side produced an outstanding display in their second game to b

16 February 2017 in Sport
 


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