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First impressions on Yakubu's Coventry City debut and five other things we learned from a crushing result...

Kick in the wotsits This was a crushing result for the Sky Blues who were seconds away from their first victory in 15 long and miserable League One games. Having taken a deserved lead from the boot of super sub Jodi Jones, City grew in confidence for th

15 February 2017 in Sport
 
School reunion with a difference - they're all from the same family

School reunion with a difference - they're all from the same family

A Coventry school has staged a huge pupil and leavers get together – all from one family. Teresa and Stephen Hyde and their ten children – who were all educated at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School – visited the school together for the first time. It

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Leamington RFC sink Barkers Butts' hopes with a Brucey bonus!

Sparked by a superb return to action from Toby Bruce, Leamington pulled away from the Midlands Two South West relegation zone with a 12-8 win over visitors Barkers Butts. The fleet-footed centre claimed both his team’s tries as well as making a big defen

15 February 2017 in Sport
 

Coventry City in League One: The points that got away

AFC Wimbledon's injury-time equaliser on Tuesday night prevented Russell Slade from claiming his first league win as Coventry City manager. The Sky Blues took a well deserved lead through substitute Jodi Jones at Kingsmeadow, before Paul Robinson salvage

15 February 2017 in Sport
 
Concern for 60-year-old man missing from University Hospital

Concern for 60-year-old man missing from University Hospital

Concern is growing for a patient who went missing from University Hospital yesterday. West Midlands Police are appealing for help in finding 60-year-old Andrew Harding. He left hospital in a confused state at around 4.50pm and walked off in the direction

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Former Coventry man to run Berlin Marathon in memory of mum Rhona

Former Coventry man to run Berlin Marathon in memory of mum Rhona

A former Tile Hill man is running the Berlin Marathon in memory of his mother Rhona. Matt Salter hopes to raise £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK in memory of his mum, who passed away at the age of 59 as a result of a severe strain of the disease. Matt, who live

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Worldwide donations reach £200,000 for kids who's parents died of cancer in the same week

Worldwide donations reach £200,000 for kids who's parents died of cancer in the same week

People from around the world have pulled together and smashed a £50,000 fundraising target to help three children whose parents both died from cancer in the same week. An image of Mike and Julie Bennet holding hands in their final goodbye to each other w

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Jaguar Land Rover caught up in row over adverts funding extremism

Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover has started advertising online again after it was inadvertently caught up in a row over funding terror. The global car brand was one of a number of major firms The Times claimed were unwittingly advertising on videos post

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 

When does the current £1 coin cease to be legal tender in 2017?

Your loose change is about to change - as the new 12-sided £1 coin gets ready to launch. The coin won't hit Coventry and Warwickshire residents' pockets until March 2017. But experts are urging locals to use up the current £1 coin while they can. Designe

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Live: Mystery as Foleshill Road property is cordoned off by police

Live: Mystery as Foleshill Road property is cordoned off by police

A home in Foleshill has been cordoned off by police. It's believed police spent a number of hours at the property on Tuesday. Officers were first seen at the junction of St Lawrence’s Road and Foleshill Road at around 1.30pm and vehicles are still here t

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Bar allowed to stay open - but stricter conditions imposed

Bar allowed to stay open - but stricter conditions imposed

A bar in Atherstone which could have been shut over crime concerns has been allowed to stay open - but under tighter conditions. From now on, no one will be able to enter Barcode after 11pm, and there will be tighter security. More CCTV will be installed

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Police release Bedworth murder suspect on bail until April

Police release Bedworth murder suspect on bail until April

A murder suspect who was arrested after a man died following an incident at a house in Bedworth has been released on bail. The 55-year-old man from Bedworth was arrested on suspicion of murder after Peter Alfred Bentley, also from Bedworth , died on Mond

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Three separate accidents cause traffic chaos across Coventry and Warwickshire

Three separate accidents cause traffic chaos across Coventry and Warwickshire

Commuters were faced with travel chaos this morning as three separate accidents caused miles of tailbacks across Coventry and Warwickshire. A three-car crash on the A45 shortly before 6.30am caused delays for drivers after the collision around the slip r

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 
Family release shocking image after pensioner's arm is broken in FIVE places by mugger

Family release shocking image after pensioner's arm is broken in FIVE places by mugger

The family of a pensioner who was beaten up for her handbag have released a shocking image of her injuries. Eileen Flynn was dragged to the floor in Eden Street, Paradise, Foleshill, on February 13 at around 5pm - not long after she left friends at the A

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 

Scarlet fever warning: Parents urged to take children to GPs

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after the number of cases has risen in some areas of England. From September to the end of January, more cases were reported in the West Midlands compared with the same pe

15 February 2017 in Regional West
 


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