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Garry Twist murder trial: Final moments of Jaguar Land Rover worker caught on CCTV

The final moments of an alleged murder victim's life were caught on CCTV and today shown to a jury at his murder trial. The footage shows Garry Twist inside a pub with his girlfriend before they leave and head out in to the street. It's once outside...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Good Samaritan mown down by burglars as he protected neighbours' home in Bedworth

A Good Samaritan was left with serious leg injuries after being mown down by burglars as he attempted to protect his neighbour's home in Bedworth. The 54-year-old victim, who has not been identified, had challenged two thieves who had broken in his...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Coventry University names its Student of the Year

Science student Blessed Pepple has been named Coventry University’s Student of the Year. Blessed, a student of Biological and Chemical Sciences, was nominated a record 12 times. Tutors and students suggested individuals for a total of 11 awards...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Redvers Bickley jailed for life for killing housemate and stabbing three family members

A man convicted of murdering his housemate and attempting to murder her two sisters and father in a knife attack must serve at least 30 years behind bars before being considered for parole. Redvers James Bickley, 21, appeared at Mold Crown Court this...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Man punched reveller in face just moments after he performed oral sex on him

A man allowed a reveller he had picked up in a nightclub to perform oral sex on him – and then punched him in the face. Jed Wheatley claimed he had been sexually assaulted when the man finished, threw the man’s trousers out the fire escape of his flat...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Anti-terror chief Marcus Beale dismissed by West Midlands Police

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale has been sacked by West Midlands Police for failing to safeguard top secret documents. The decision to dismiss the counter-terrorism officer without notice after classified files were stolen from the boot of his...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Watch: Moment car crashes into garden near Coventry school

This is the moment a car crashed into a garden - and narrowly misses the front of a house. The BMW 1 Series veers off Terry Road and into the garden - which is close to Blue Coat Church of England School. Walls of two gardens fell to pieces as the car...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Wasps winger Christian Wade 'does not feel in form' as he hunts down Chris Ashton, Mark Cueto and Tom Varndell

Christian Wade has delivered an ominous message to defences in the Aviva Premiership after his man-of-the-match performance against Worcester Warriors. The flying winger scorched his way to two first-half tries in Wasps' 30-15 victory to move him...

18 April 2018 in Sport
 

'He needs a rest but I need his quality' - Coventry City boss's selection dilemma

Coventry City boss Mark Robins admits he faces a bit of a selection dilemma with attacking midfielder Tom Bayliss. The Sky Blues manager says the teenager is looking jaded after starting an incredible 24 consecutive games since being plucked from the...

18 April 2018 in Sport
 

"There will be nothing left" - Reaction to businesses closing to make way for Cov Uni redevelopment

Residents of Coventry have reacted with dismay as several businesses look to close on Earl Street in the next month. Two Coventry businesses that have served the community for decades are to shut up shop because of a massive Coventry University -led...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Sweltering in your office? Which is best - air con or open windows?

It's the age-old argument that gets office workers all hot under the collar. As the temperature rises, there are some who like the icy chill of the air-con, while others like the cool breeze and fresh air from an open window. But what's best? Open...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

'Congratulations Accy, hope we can join you!' - Coventry City fans react as minnows secure promotion

Coventry City fans have congratulated Accrington Stanley on securing their historic first promotion to football's third tier. Stanley - who have one of the lowest budgets in League Two - achieved the feat in style with a 2-0 home win over Yeovil...

18 April 2018 in Sport
 

Police officer cleared of attacking man while on duty in Coventry

A police officer who was accused of assaulting a man while on duty in Coventry has had his case thrown out by the courts. PC Sunil Narr, a response officer based in the city, had been charged with common assault following an Independent Police...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

Dynamo pledges to help Syrian refugee children amid personal battle with Crohn's

Magician Dynamo has said a trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon put his health battle, which has affected his ability to perform tricks, into perspective for him. The performer recently revealed he has been suffering for the last eight months,...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 

This Coventry teen's spine-tingling solo will give you goosebumps

Ella Aldridge is just 15 – but that didn't stop her wowing an audience of thousands with this spine-tingling solo. The teenager, from Wyken, was specially selected to perform Gary Barlow’s Sing at a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She performed...

18 April 2018 in Regional West
 


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