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999 calls reported injured duck and snoring wife

Reporting an injured duck and a snoring wife were just two of the 999 calls made to the police in the West Midlands it has been revealed. They were highlighted as part of a campaign by West Midlands Police urging people to preserve the 999 line for...

8 August 2018 in Regional West
Elliotts Car Accessories: Joe Elliott bids a fond farewell

Elliotts Car Accessories: Joe Elliott bids a fond farewell

August 31 will mark the end of an era when a business which has been an ever present in the life of most Coventrians closes its doors for the final time. Elliotts Car Accessories is shutting-up shop at the end of this month after more than 60 years...

8 August 2018 in Regional West

Euromillions results: Winning numbers for Tuesday August 7

It's Euromillions time. To scoop a share of the eye-watering prize, you need to match all five main numbers on your ticket, plus the two lucky star balls. If you don't match that many, don't fret, as there's still the chance to rake in some cash all...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Pilot airlifted to hospital after light aircraft crash

A light aircraft pilot has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after crashing into farmland in Atherstone. Police say that the pilot, who has not been identified but is a man, suffered serious injuries to his arms legs and head in the...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer dies

BBC radio presenter Vicki Archer has died suddently at the age of 41. She had presented the afternoon drivetime show at BBC Radio Shropshire with co-host Adam Green since 2010. Ms Archer’s family said the “extremely talented broadcaster” was “much...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Amadou Bakayoko to Coventry City: The latest, the proposed fee, what Mark Robins has said

What's the latest? Coventry City have met the asking price for Walsall forward Amadou Bakayoko and could beat off competition from Bristol Rovers to land him, CoventryLive understands. Rovers had a bid accepted by the Saddlers for the young striker,...

7 August 2018 in Sport

Coventry City seal deal for Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko

Coventry City have won the race for Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko. The 22-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues and becomes the club’s latest signing of a busy summer. Sierra Leone-born Bakayoko has scored 18 times over the course...

7 August 2018 in Sport

This is exactly what Coventry City are getting in Amadou Bakayoko

Coventry City are poised to beat off competition from League One rivals Bristol Rovers to snap up Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko. Both clubs met Walsall’s asking price for the 22-year-old striker but West Midlands-based Bakayoko is understood to...

7 August 2018 in Sport

'Our loss, their gain for sure, he will come good' - Walsall fans on Coventry City target Amadou Bakayoko

Coventry City are linked with signing Walsall's 22-year-old forward, Amadou Bakayoko. The striker, born in Sierra Leone, scored 8 goals last season and created 4 more. Bakayoko came though the academy at Walsall and as a result had built up a strong...

7 August 2018 in Sport

Work to start on huge student accommodation development

Work will be starting next month on a mammoth student accommodation block on a former builders yard near Coventry city centre. The Buildbase building supplies centre on Gulson Road is being demolished to make way for a block with 462 rooms to house...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Notices served on TWO illegal traveller encampments in Nuneaton

Notices have been served to tell TWO illegal traveller encampments to leave public land in Nuneaton. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council officers have served the directions on 35 caravans parked on the Gala Field off Avenue Road and four caravans in...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Sports centre forced to close due to illegal traveller encampment

A sports centre has been forced to close due to an illegal travel encampment. North Warwickshire Borough Council says it had no choice but to close Arley Sports Centre today. This is because of an encampment of travellers who set up home near to the...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Meet the man responsible for booking the Godiva Festival

Godiva Festival is now just weeks away and its organiser has promised the people of Coventry another festival to remember. Taking place at War Memorial Park between August 31 and September 2, the likes of Jake Bugg, Editors and Ronan Keating are all...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Live: Cars set on fire and masked men outside prison

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now There is a police incident at HMP Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon. West Midlands Fire Service are also at the scene amid reports of a fire in the car...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

Six mile queues for drivers on M6 this morning after lorry sheds its load

Rush hour drivers faced delays of well over an hour this morning after a lorry shed its load on the M6 near Coventry. Northbound traffic was stopped at around 8am today at Junction 3 while highway officers dealt with the incident. Tailbacks of around...

7 August 2018 in Regional West

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