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CoventryLive rugby union team of the year - get your nominations in!

CoventryLive rugby union team of the year - get your nominations in!

The Coventry and Warwickshire local rugby union scene takes a break from league action as the first half of fixtures draws to a close ahead of the Christmas break. The Coventry Telegraph wishes to use this time to celebrate the achievements of the...

yesterday, 12:56 in Sport
 
Champions League: Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs discover opponents

Champions League: Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs discover opponents

Manchester City will take on German side Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Blues have a fine record against the Bundesliga outfit, having beaten them 5-2 on aggregate in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, and then racked up a 2-0...

yesterday, 12:56 in Sport
 

Statue gets latest festive makeover - but no-one knows who does it

Last year it was Paddington, this year it's The Grinch. Pranksters in Dunchurch have been at it again, giving a statue in the centre of the village its annual festive makeover. Every year since the 1970s a group of unknown residents put the dreary...

yesterday, 12:55 in Regional West
 
The asthma figures that give hope to children in Coventry

The asthma figures that give hope to children in Coventry

Hospital admissions of young people with asthma are dropping in Coventry - bucking the national trend. The latest data from Public Health England reveals that from April 2016 to March 2017, the area had a rate of 189 asthma-related admissions in every...

yesterday, 12:55 in Regional West
 
Millions of pounds lost in missed hospital appointments

Millions of pounds lost in missed hospital appointments

More than £8million has been wasted on people missing appointments at Nuneaton's hospital over the last three years. Figures obtained by CoventryLive through a Freedom of Information request have revealed the shocking amount of money lost at the...

yesterday, 12:41 in Regional West
 
Solihull murder: Man GUILTY of stabbing wife and mother-in-law

Solihull murder: Man GUILTY of stabbing wife and mother-in-law

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife and her mother in a frenzied knife attack in Solihull. Janbaz Tarin entered his guilty pleas at Birmingham Crown Court this morning after being charged with the murders of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and...

yesterday, 12:35 in Regional West
 
Stabbing outside Coventry Transport Museum

Stabbing outside Coventry Transport Museum

A man suffered "multiple injuries" after being stabbed in Coventry city centre. Paramedics were called to reports of an assault outside Coventry Transport Museum on Sunday evening (December 16). They treated a man, who was injured, before he...

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional West
 
Funding increase for West Midlands Police - but Crime Commissioner says it's not enough

Funding increase for West Midlands Police - but Crime Commissioner says it's not enough

Cash-strapped West Midlands Police is to get an increase in funding from the Home Office - for the first time in ten years. But police chiefs said the extra money won't come close to covering the extra costs facing the force, and won't allow them to...

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional West
 
Undercover sting to catch purse thieves in Nuneaton town centre

Undercover sting to catch purse thieves in Nuneaton town centre

Undercover police officers hit the streets of Nuneaton town centre to crackdown on purse thieves and ‘professional’ beggars, The plain-clothed squad were working as part of an ongoing sting, code-named Operation Albus, which aims to tackle some of the...

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional West
 

Hull hotel cancels Christmas bookings for homeless people

A homeless charity has hit out at a Hull hotel after it apparently cancelled a booking which would have given 28 rough sleepers a room for Christmas. As part of Raise the Roof Homeless project, Carl Simpson paid £1,092 for 14 twin rooms at the...

yesterday, 11:29 in Regional West
 
Foodbank bosses 'stunned' by Christmas appeal response

Foodbank bosses 'stunned' by Christmas appeal response

More than two and a half tons of food was donated during the biggest and most vital collection of the year for Nuneaton and Bedworth's foodbanks. Generous shoppers donated the huge amount of food to help those in need across the borough in just two...

yesterday, 11:23 in Regional West
 

Watch the moment brazen gang swoop to steal £300,000 jewellery in 50 seconds

This is the moment a gang of criminals made a smash and grab raid taking £300,000 in jewellery. The sophisticated gang travelled across the country from the Midlands to target a small jewellery shop in Newcastle’s West End. The raiders carried out...

yesterday, 11:14 in Regional West
 

SSE and nPower switch off merger

Energy giants SSE and npower have called off their merger, blaming "challenging market conditions" and the Government's price cap. The companies said the deal has been affected by multiple factors, including the performance of their...

yesterday, 10:54 in Regional West
 
Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores

Laura Ashley to close 40 UK stores

Laura Ashley is to close around 40 stores as the company's new chairman pushes ahead with a fresh vision for the brand which includes expansion in China. Speaking to the Press Association, Andrew Khoo said he expects to reduce the number of UK stores...

yesterday, 10:54 in Regional West
 

This vital service has just been given a boost

A massive donation left volunteer life-savers lost for words in Nuneaton. Met with shock, the £5,000 boost for the Nuneaton, Bedworth and Atherstone First Responders is the biggest the group has received in years. By her own admission the usual...

yesterday, 10:37 in Regional West
 


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