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Can shops refuse to accept £50 notes?

Pennies and £50 notes could be scrapped because they are not used enough. Around six in 10 1p and 2p coins are believed to be used only once before they are put into savings jars - and around 8% are thrown away. The use of £50 notes in routine...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

The Coventry University gun gangsters facing years in prison

Three students from Coventry University are facing substantial prison sentences for their involvement in plots to import and sell illegal firearms and ammunition. All three had denied conspiring to evade the prohibition on the importation of...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Heavy rain forecast but temperatures to hit mid-teens in sunshine

A deep Atlantic low will lure heavy rain to parts of the country, but milder air from the south will send temperatures to a very spring-like 15C in places. Western areas will get the worst of the rain but it will be a feast for the east - of pleasant...

14 March 2018 in Regional West
Wasps fan blog: James Haskell, Sam Jones, Tommy Taylor and Nathan Hughes' injuries while on England duty leads to fan Chris Wain's ambivalence

Wasps fan blog: James Haskell, Sam Jones, Tommy Taylor and Nathan Hughes' injuries while on England duty...

This week's Wasps fan blogger is Chris Wain. Having answered our call for more bloggers on social media, this is the black-and-golds' supporter's first article... I don’t know how other Wasps fans who follow England feel, but prior to the Six Nations,...

14 March 2018 in Sport

What are AzanaBands and why are Channel 4 running adverts for them?

If you've been watching your telly recently, the chances are you've stumbled across 'AzanaBands'. The bands - which look futuristic and like something out of Black Mirror - reportedly simulates real pleasure and pain. Naturally, as soon as the ads...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Nuneaton shopping centre to be auctioned off

A Nuneaton shopping centre is being auctioned off with a price tag of £3.75million. The Abbeygate Shopping Centre is being marketed by Acuitus and will be auctioned-off in London at the end of the month. Acuitus, which is a specialist commercial...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Parents in court over daughter's unusual name - and judge could end up picking new one

Picking a baby name is not always easy. Parents to be can spend months going through books dedicated to naming a child. So imagine finally agreeing on the perfect name and then being told you're legally not allowed to have it. Nightmare. But that is...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Brexit divorce bill to cost £37.1billion - and we'll pay until 2064

The United Kingdom will have to pay a £37.1 billion financial settlement to leave the EU - and the payments will continue until 2064. The size of the divorce bill was revealed in papers published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Easter rail chaos predicted with trains cancelled between Birmingham and London Euston

Commuters are bracing themselves for major disruption on the railways - as trains between Birmingham and London Euston are CANCELLED on one of the busiest weekends of the year. Train users are advised NOT to travel on Easter Sunday as engineering work...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Theresa May to chair meeting after Russia spy poisoning deadline passes

Theresa May is preparing to chair a meeting of the national security council after the midnight deadline she set Moscow over the spy poisoning case passed. Russia said on Tuesday it would ignore demands for an explanation over how a nerve agent was...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Coventry City transcript - Mark Robins on costly mistakes, the play-off race, and a huge game against Crewe

Coventry City boss Mark Robins admitted that giving up a two goal lead to take a point against title chasing Luton Town felt like a defeat. And there was more disappointment on the night with the news that centre-half Jordan Willis, who wasn’t...

14 March 2018 in Sport

Hundreds of new homes planned for city centre Bishop Gate scheme - and more student accommodation

New plans have been unveiled for a £60million development creating hundreds of new homes in the city centre. More than 250 apartments could be built for local residents in three tower blocks on the Dale Buildings site in Cook Street, which used to be...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

One third of patients wait more than FOUR hours in Coventry A&E

A third of patients admitted to University Hospital’s A&E department waited over four hours to be treated by a doctor last month. Figures obtained by the Telegraph show that in February, just 65.1 per cent of patients attending the UHCW A&E...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

Towering student flats are going to be even bigger than first thought

Two towering student accommodation blocks planned for the city have been made even bigger - before even being given permission. The massive development next to the city’s ring road would provide a home to almost 800 students, as well as a new home for...

14 March 2018 in Regional West

'That is the difference' All the reaction to Coventry City's costly collapse against Luton Town

MINI MATCH REPORT Coventry-born James Collins popped up with a late equaliser to deny his home town side the full three points against title chasing Luton Town. First half goals from Peter Vincenti and Marc McNulty gave the Sky Blues a deserved and...

14 March 2018 in Sport

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