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Luke Thomas joins Coventry on loan and Derby County fans are saying the same thing

Luke Thomas is Coventry City's player for half of the season. Thomas joined on loan from Championship club Derby County yesterday and is expected to go straight into the squad to face Plymouth Argyle at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow. The 19-year-old winger...

27 min. ago in Sport

Bobby Madley quits as Premier League referee after 'change in personal circumstances'

Premier League referee Bobby Madley has quit his role as an official. Madley was on the FIFA list of referees and one of 18 full-time professionals but he has decided to quite due to a ‘change in personal circumstances’. A PGMOL statement said: “Bobby...

27 min. ago in Sport

Wasps' Willie le Roux to start for South Africa against Argentina

Wasps' Willie le Roux has been selected at full-back by South Africa for their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina this weekend. le Roux, who led the Premiership last season for assists made, is set to make his 45th cap for the Springboks at...

27 min. ago in Sport

Frank Bruno among the guests at Coventry firm's star-studded golf day

Boxing legend Frank Bruno MBE was among the stars to attend The Wigley Group’s annual golf day. The Coventry company joined forces with world-class sporting heroes help raise £17,000 for its fund to equip soldiers in need with skills for a new start....

55 min. ago in Regional West

Joanna Dennehy 'believed to have attempted suicide in prison’

Joanna Dennehy is believed to have attempted suicide in prison after allegedly making a suicide pact with her prison girlfriend. The psychopathic serial killer, 35, is understood to have been discovered with her throat cut open, while her partner had...

today, 10:13 in Regional West

This is when Storm Ernesto will hit UK - bringing barrage of rain

Bands of rain will sweep across the country as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Ernesto batter parts of Britain. Gusts will peak at 40mph around the UK late on Saturday and during the early hours of Sunday morning when the storm arrives over the UK....

today, 09:03 in Regional West

UK barrage of rain to ease as summer finally returns - but for how long?

Summer could be on the way back with high pressure heading northwards with more settled conditions returning to areas dampened by heavy rain. Parts of northwest England and Scotland are braced for heavy downpours with up to 30mm of rain expected in...

today, 09:03 in Regional West

Killers of Nuneaton mum Dionne Clark get permission to appeal sentences

The two people who tied up and brutally murdered a Nuneaton mum-of-four have been granted the chance to appeal against their sentences. Dominic Wallis and Elizabeth Ellis were both given life sentences after being found guilty of murdering Dionne...

today, 06:12 in Regional West

Man involved in five-hour police siege escapes prison time

A man who threatened police with a knife before a five-hour stand-off with officers has avoided going to prison. Alexander Watt was sentenced today having previously pleaded guilty to charges of affray and criminal damage following the incident in the...

today, 06:12 in Regional West
A-level results day 2018: Thousands celebrate excellent results in Coventry

A-level results day 2018: Thousands celebrate excellent results in Coventry

Thousands of students across Coventry and Warwickshire have ended an anxious summer wait after receiving their A-level results. It was a particularly special day for Higham Lane School in Nuneaton - its first ever A-level results day. There was an...

yesterday, 18:16 in Regional West
Short flight home spawns 30 hour nightmare for Coventry family

Short flight home spawns 30 hour nightmare for Coventry family

A Coventry family suffered a disastrous end to their "fantastic" holiday when a routine 90 minute flight home took over 30 hours. Michael Price and his family were all set to return home to Binley when their flight back from Zurich to...

yesterday, 17:56 in Regional West

Mum's fury after waitress asks to hold baby sparks Mumsnet debate

A mum has sparked a passionate debate on parenting forum Mumsnet over whether she was right to tell a waitress that she couldn’t hold her baby. Posting on the forum, she revealed that she was out eating with her eight-month-old son beside her, but she...

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional West

Charity match helps raise £9,000 in Vicky's memory

A football match held by loved ones of Coventry woman Vicky Ledbrook has helped bring their fundraising total to £9,000. Before she passed away at the age of 26 last year, Vicky told her loved ones that “everyone should have a Macmillan nurse”. Since...

yesterday, 16:13 in Regional West

U-Turn on A444 six day closure plans

A U-turn has been made on plans to close part of the A444 for six days and re-route traffic through Bedworth. The Bedworth bypass, from the Griff island to the M6 junction 3 roundabout, was due to be shut from the end of August until the start of...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional West

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has died aged 76, her publicist has said. The long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think and her signature song, Respect, died at her home in Detroit. She had been...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional West

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