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The phone number you should always ignore – or risk losing money 

16 Dec 17

Most people will know someone called Sarah…


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Warning for drivers as car crashes into chinese takeaway after skidding on ice 

16 Dec 17

Conditions on the road have been treacherous…


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Could this West Midlands property be the CHEAPEST in the UK? 

16 Dec 17

With three good sized bedrooms and a garden, this maisonette up for sale is a steal…


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Christmas Jumper Day: Look who’s rocking the novelty knitwear 

15 Dec 17

Staff and schools across the region have been taking part – including us…


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Six ways Coventry is the best place to live if you’re a Star Wars fan 

15 Dec 17

We celebrate May 4th with a guide to what ties the city to George Lucas’ universe…


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Bid to find Coventry man last seen at hospital 

15 Dec 17

Have you seen Llewelyn Venter…


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How to tell a real homeless person from a professional beggar 

15 Dec 17

They are said to see begging for cash as a lucrative way of making money…


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Dionne Clark murder trial: Prosecution completes evidence in its case 

15 Dec 17

Defence barristers will begin their cases next week…


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UK to be battered by stormy weather as hopes of white Christmas fade 

15 Dec 17

Forecasters say the UK could be hit by fresh rounds of heavy rain, thunder and strong wind…


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Designated drivers in Coventry are being offered FREE soft drinks at these pubs 

15 Dec 17

Happy days for DES…


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Warwickshire Police must improve how it treats people with “fairness and respect”, says inspection 

15 Dec 17

A ‘requires improvement’ rating was handed out to the county force…


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Police reveal reason that arrests for cannabis possession more than halved 

15 Dec 17

The total number has dropped sharply in just five years…


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Woman hit by car on ‘most dangerous pedestrian crossing’ in UK 

15 Dec 17

Paramedics were called to the pelican crossing outside Asda in London Road, Coventry, at 2.20pm on Thursday…


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Temperatures to rise but murky morning mist to cause travel chaos 

15 Dec 17

Milder weather will cover most of the country…


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10 things you should not do at your work Christmas party 

15 Dec 17

It’s also the perfect opportunity to get yourself fired for stupidity…


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Charity Crisis brand homelessness figures “nothing short of a tragedy” 

15 Dec 17

The number of households in temporary accommodation has surged by 65% since 2010…


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Bus users in Coventry have TWO WEEKS to make huge savings on passes 

15 Dec 17

As with any offer, there are a few terms and conditions be note…


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Nearly 400 student flats could be built on derelict office site in Coventry 

15 Dec 17

A planning application has been submitted to the city council…


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Woman in labour sent home from hospital – because no beds were available 

14 Dec 17

Christine Sunter was finally admitted 36 hours later and gave birth to a healthy baby boy…


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These are the best performing primary schools in Coventry 

14 Dec 17

The Tile Hill school topped the charts…


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Are your parcels safe? Delivery vans targeted by thieves in run up to Christmas 

14 Dec 17

Parcels were stolen from a courier van in Tile Hill on Wednesday…


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Coventry bus services diverted after car crashed into hedge 

14 Dec 17

An elderly man was treated by the ambulance service after a low-speed collision…


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Ryanair pilots to spark chaos by striking five days before Christmas 

14 Dec 17

Trade union Impact said it would either disrupt flights or generate substantial costs for the airline…


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Anthony Joshua is a knockout with kids during surprise visit to NSPCC in Coventry 

14 Dec 17

The champ’s Jaguar I-Pace was packed with gifts as he surprised children at Boole House in Coventry for their lights switch-on…


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Fog to trigger travel chaos for commuters NEXT WEEK as forecasters issue warning 

14 Dec 17

Forecasters have warned there may also be risk of fog impact at airports…


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Watch: Coventry coppers film hilarious City of Culture win video 

14 Dec 17

The bobbies were caught on camera having a boogie on the beat…


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Help the Homeless: The charity where the homeless work to help others like them 

14 Dec 17

Emmaus welcomes people who have fallen on hard times into a unique community where they can live, work and restore a sense of meaning into their lives…


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Virgin Trains West Coast strike TOMORROW – what it means for you and your journey 

14 Dec 17

The company said it will keep the majority of trains running despite the industrial action…


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Six-bed Coventry house could be transformed into a children’s home 

14 Dec 17

Children aged 11 to 17 would live in the home and be looked after by two members of staff who would also sleep there…


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Coventry City: A decade of decline – tenth anniversary of Sisu takeover today 

14 Dec 17

The Telegraph has marked the occasion with this special presentation…


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Further cuts to fire service will put lives at risk, say union bosses 

13 Dec 17

The warning comes amid a plan for a significant cut in central funding…


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Council U-turn on plans for River Sherbourne student accommodation 

13 Dec 17

The blueprint was being recommended for approval, but officers have now called back the report…


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Derelict Coventry pub transformed into 20-flat apartment complex 

13 Dec 17

The Victorian pub closed its doors several years ago and ended-up being boarded-up…


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Peter Kay cancels Coventry Dance for Life show at the Ricoh Arena 

13 Dec 17

The comedian has also cancelled his first stand-up tour for eight years due to unforeseen circumstances…


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Peter Kay cancels Coventry Dance for Life show at the Ricoh Arena 

13 Dec 17

The comedian has also cancelled his first stand-up tour for eight years due to unforeseen circumstances…


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This is the weather forecast for Coventry for the rest of this week 

13 Dec 17

The Met Office has issued an alert for ice…


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Petrol station stabbing: Jury to retire in Spon End murder trial 

13 Dec 17

Tyler Smith, Uzair Hussain and Sebastian Vastaki-Barsby are all accused of murdering Mark Nesmith…


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Hour by hour forecast for Coventry as Met Office issues NEW weather warning 

13 Dec 17

People have been warned about potentially dangerous conditions…


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Nicola Payne: Family triple reward to help find her body on 26th anniversary of disappearance 

13 Dec 17

The 18-year-old mum disappeared 26 years ago…


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When are the last posting dates for Christmas 2017? Royal Mail recommends latest festive post dates 

13 Dec 17

These are the dates you need to know…


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Revealed: The multi-million pound road and rail schemes set to transform Coventry 

13 Dec 17

The injection of funding comes in a bid to improve roads, rail lines, schools and hospitals…


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New West Midlands Railway franchise launched – what passengers can expect 

12 Dec 17

The new service will see 1 billion worth of investment…


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Courts: City man steals £14,000 car from finance company 

12 Dec 17

Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court…


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Look: These Coventry Christmas elves are cheekier than ever! 

12 Dec 17

Readers share their pictures of naughty December house guests…


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Bin collections to resume on Wednesday after big freeze halted services 

12 Dec 17

Missed bins from Tuesday will also be collected, say the city council…


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Rock legends Simple Minds and The Pretenders to play Coventry next summer 

12 Dec 17

The duo are set to reunite on stage for the first time since Live Aid…


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Coventry pensioner charged with possessing extreme pornography 

12 Dec 17

The 71-year-old is also accused of making indecent images of children…


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The big freeze: Some schools to remain closed for a THIRD day 

12 Dec 17

Wheelie-bins were also left unemptied across Coventry due to the treacherous conditions…


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UK City of Culture 2021 win has already boosted Coventry’s profile 

12 Dec 17

3,500 media articles mentioned Coventry’s win in the 72 hours after the city was revealed as UK City of Culture 2021…


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Jailed: Shopkeeper who hid thousands of illegal packets of cigarettes and tobacco 

12 Dec 17

More than 8,000 packets of illicit cigarettes and 900 packets of tobacco were discovered at the self-storage unit following a tip-off…