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Struggling Theresa May announces Damian Green as new deputy

Theresa May has sought to bolster her position following last week's disastrous showing at the General Election, effectively making one of her closest Cabinet allies deputy prime minister. Damian Green, who was the work and pensions secretary, becomes Fi

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Jeremy Corbyn plans to topple Theresa May 'within days'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is working on toppling Theresa May and insists: "I can still be Prime Minister." Emboldened by the election result , which saw his party gain 30 seats as the Tories lost their Commons majority, Mr...

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

EFL to introduce full strength team rule after controversy

A proposal which would see new rules put in place concerning the selection of full-strength sides is being considered by the EFL. According to reports, the English Football League - who run the Championship, League One and League Two - are 'working up a

12 June 2017 in Sport
 

Revealed: How many Brits think Theresa May should resign as Prime Minister

Almost half of Britons believe Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister, according to polls conducted since the general election. A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times suggested 48% thought she should stand down, with 38% saying she should stay, while Surv

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Richard Hammond speaks from hospital bed after "most frightening" car crash

Richard Hammond has taken to social media to joke: "I'm not dead." The comments from the Solihull-born presenter come after his car crashed and burst into flames while filming The Grand Tour. Speaking in a video post for Drive Tribe from his...

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

David Davis says speculation on Theresa May's future 'A waste of time'

David Davis has dismissed questions over the Prime Minister's leadership as "unbelievably self indulgent" as he sought to move the conversation to leaving the European Union, after a bruising election result. Theresa May is facing a...

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Two arrested after stabbing at Coventry petrol station

Two people have been arrested after a man was stabbed at a Coventry petrol station. The 35-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after an incident at the BP garage in Butts Road, Spon End, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police s

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Jeremy Corbyn could 'be Prime Minister by end of the year', Tom Watson says

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson says Labour party members "should prepare for an autumn general election that we can and will win". The number two to Jeremy Corbyn claims the Labour leader "could be in No 10 by the end of the...

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Former Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray signs new Blackburn Rovers deal

Tony Mowbray has signed a fresh deal with Blackburn Rovers, it has been revealed. The former Coventry City manager oversaw Rovers' demotion to the third tier in May. Mowbray took over at Ewood Park in February but managed to guide Rovers to just four win

12 June 2017 in Sport
 

NHS worker who wished death on Richard Hammond following crash says she was hacked

A sick Facebook post wishing death on Richard Hammond was NOT the work of an NHS worker, she claims. Solihull-born Hammond, the former star of Top Gear and currently on The Grand Tour, was involved in a horror crash in Switzerland this weekend. A comment

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Courts: Driving ban for Styvecahle man found drink-driving

A Coventry man has been banned from driving for nearly four years after being caught drink-driving. Amrik Athwal’s Ford Ranger was stopped in Hillfields in September last year and he was eventually found to have 165 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millil

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Live: Reaction and tributes after boxing legend Errol Christie dies

Live: Reaction and tributes after boxing legend Errol Christie dies

Tributes have been pouring in after Coventry boxing legend died at the weekend following a two-year fight against cancer. It was revealed that Christie - who captained England in amateur boxing between 1980-83 - passed away on Sunday. He was 53 years old

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Top ten stories from Britain and around the world - Theresa May to meet backbench Tory MPs after election...

THERESA MAY TO MEET BACKBENCH TORY MPs AFTER ELECTION FALLOUT Theresa May is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election. The Prime Minister sought to stave off another Tory

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 
Coventry boxing legend Errol Christie dies aged 53 after cancer battle

Coventry boxing legend Errol Christie dies aged 53 after cancer battle

Former British boxer Errol Christie has died from cancer aged 53, his footballer nephew Cyrus has announced on Twitter. The ex-middleweight fighter, who captained England in amateur boxing between 1980-83, has been battling the disease for the last two y

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 

Ryanair blasted by passengers for splitting families up on flights if they don't pay extra

Passengers have blasted Ryanair - with some accusing the airline of deliberately splitting up couples and families who don't pay extra to sit together. The budget carrier operates flights to and from nearby Birmingham Airport. And, as the Birmingham Mail

12 June 2017 in Regional West
 


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