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Suspected kidnap attempt: Police appeal

Coventry Police want to trace a gang of Good Samaritans who went to the aid of a woman who jumped from a moving car during a suspected kidnap attempt. Police said the 41-year-old woman managed to escape from a silver-blue Peugeot 406 as it was being...

9 December 2017 in Regional West

Climbing tower cost council tax payers £42 every time a child used it

A ‘white elephant’ climbing tower has cost tax payers across Nuneaton and Bedworth a whopping £42 every time a child has used it. That is the shocking conclusion of the costs of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s climbing wall which has been used...

9 December 2017 in Regional West

Robbery getaway driver who killed accomplice cannot be tried or jailed

A robbery get-away driver who crashed into a tree in Coventry, killing one of his accomplices, suffered injuries which were so severe he was unable to take part in his own trial. Neil Docherty was one of three men who robbed staff at a One Stop store...

9 December 2017 in Regional West

Mark Robins' mindset, predicted XI for Morecambe clash, Shrimps challenge and more Coventry City news

Robins speaks Coventry City will be boosted by the return of Rod McDonald for Saturday's trip to Morecambe. The defender sat out last week's 3-0 FA Cup second round victory over Boreham Wood after he suffered a blow to the head in training. But the...

9 December 2017 in Sport

Naked rowing calendar targeted by hackers and BANNED in Russia

The Warwick University Rowers have had their nude calendar banned - in RUSSIA. Released yearly, the calendar has attracted attention from around the world, but has this year been rejected at the Russian border. Shortly after this denial, the Warwick...

9 December 2017 in Regional West

EuroMillions draw for Friday December 8

An £94million jackpot is up for grabs in tonight's Euromillions draw. There are also two guaranteed UK Millionaire Maker winners of £1m. To scoop the eye-watering jackpot, you simply need to match all five main numbers on your ticket, plus the two...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

How the other finalists reacted to Coventry's UK City of Culture victory

While Coventry is giving itself a huge pat on the back and looking forward to 2021 after being named UK City of Culture, there are four other cities left feeling deflated. Swansea, Sunderland, Paisley and Stoke-on-Trent were the four other finalists...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

Man accused of attempted murder of car salesman dies in prison

A man accused of trying to kill a car salesman by running him over in a van he had arranged to test drive has died in prison, a judge has heard. John Tuff had denied the attempted murder of salesman David Wagstaff, who suffered horrific injuries...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

Bargain hunters flood through the doors of Leekes for first day of public sale

This was the moment shoppers flooded through the doors of Coventry furniture and homeware store Leekes on the first day of its public closing down sale. The sale includes furniture, lighting, ex-display kitchens and bathrooms, Christmas lines, gifts...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

Coventry man sexually abused teenage girl for a month after meeting her outside McDonald's

A Coventry man who plied a young teenager with drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her for a month has been jailed. Jordan West met his victim outside a McDonald’s before grooming her in what police have described as a “campaign of abuse” that...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

How Coventry City should line up at Morecambe - our preferred XI

Coventry City make the long trip to Morecambe this week looking to extend their three-game unbeaten record away from home. The Sky Blues enjoyed back-to-back wins on the road at Luton Town and Lincoln City before picking up a point at Stevenage in...

8 December 2017 in Sport

UK City of Culture 2021 is a "game changer" for Coventry

Being UK City of Culture 2021 will be "transformational" for Coventry and make a difference to people across the city. That's the claim of Coventry City Council chief executive Martin Reeves who was still jubilant the day after Coventry won...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

City of Culture: What the national press said about Coventry's historic win

Coventry winning the race to become the UK’s City of Culture for 2021 has received coverage aplenty in the national press. The Guardian covered the announcement prominently on page three of today’s print edition and also online. The newspaper quoted...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

Why Coventry City's trip to Morecambe carries particular significance for Sky Blues fans

The Sky Blues travel north to play Morecambe tomorrow in the first of three league games with significant interest to City statisticians. The next three opponents are playing City in a league game for the first time. Morecambe is followed next...

8 December 2017 in Sport

'Hero' dad killed in Father's Day tragedy at Jaguar Land Rover

An inquest has concluded the dad killed while working at Jaguar Land Rover died accidentally. Joseph McDonald was killed at the firm's plant in Lode Lane, Solihull. The 38-year-old - described as a "superhero" dad - died accidentally on...

8 December 2017 in Regional West

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