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Car parts manufacturer to create hundreds of jobs in Coventry 

17 Oct 17

The new jobs will be created at Liberty Pressing Solutions and Liberty Aluminium Technologies…


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Courts: Catalytic converter thief targets vans at city garage 

16 Oct 17

Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates’ Court from September 20-23…


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The tax system flaw which means 775,000 people are paying too much tax 

16 Oct 17

Three key groups of people make up the 775,000 total…


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Out-of-control car demolishes garden wall in Coventry 

16 Oct 17

An eye-witness said the car was pulling out of a driveway opposite when the collision happened…


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This fantastic new play area is making break time great for Foleshill pupils 

16 Oct 17

Broad Heath Primary School unveils new playground equipment…


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How long will the sun be red for? Hurricane Ophelia triggers amazing weather phenomenon 

16 Oct 17

The former hurricane is pulling air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa…


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Why is the sun red today? Hurricane Ophelia triggers amazing weather phenomenon 

16 Oct 17

As the hurricane sweeps in, pictures and footage on social media have been showing a red sun…


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Why is my car dusty? This is why we’ll need to wash our cars tomorrow 

16 Oct 17

Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said the former hurricane is pulling air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa…


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The ten ‘low-priority’ treatments becoming unavailable to NHS patients on prescription 

16 Oct 17

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens is behind the budget slash…


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St Clair Gardens: The future of mental health care in Coventry 

16 Oct 17

A brand new, state-of-the-art recovery centre is being built on the former Foleshill Leisure Centre site…


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Mayhem Monday: Temperatures will hit 20C but winds may reach 50mph as Hurricane Ophelia hits 

16 Oct 17

Very windy weather is expected across the entire region…


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UK set to be battered by Ophelia as country placed on storm red alert 

16 Oct 17

Violent and destructive winds are expected over higher ground with gusts of around 60mph…


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Why you could be breaking the law by using old £1 coins 

16 Oct 17

Some stores, such as Iceland, Tesco and Poundland, plan to continue accepting them…


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Coventry braced for 50mph gusts as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in TODAY 

16 Oct 17

The Met Office has issued severe weather alerts…


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How Coventry properties are selling like hot cakes at auction 

16 Oct 17

John Pye Property, part of the UKs largest commercial auction house, has seen a surge…


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When Doctor Who came to Coventry – and other pictures of the past 

15 Oct 17

Take a trip down memory lane with the week that was October 6 to 14…


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Revealed: Most haunted locations in West Midlands 

15 Oct 17

Host of places to visit for a truly chilling Halloween…


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The Kingdom Of Us: Coventry mum Vikie Shanks’ fight for survival after suicide left her with 7 kids and £1m debt 

15 Oct 17

Former model Vikie Shanks’ tragic story told in documentary…


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Take a look inside Coventry’s “oldest rooms” hidden from view for hundreds of years 

15 Oct 17

They’ve remained preserved since the 13th century…


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Watch: Road rage van driver PUNCHES lorry blocking way 

14 Oct 17

Impatient worker drives all over path and shrubs to get past…


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The shocking rise in the number of homeless people in West Midlands 

14 Oct 17

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has said cutting homelessness is a top priority…


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Keeping my sister’s memory alive – by helping others with mental health 

13 Oct 17

June Simkiss recalls waking up to her ‘worst nightmare’ – learning of her sister Helen’s suicide…


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Councils and police need more powers to tackle illegal travellers camps, demands Coventry MP 

13 Oct 17

The city has seen a large number of camps pop up throughout 2017…


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A19 re-opens seven hours after ‘horrific’ five-vehicle crash leaves man fighting for life 

13 Oct 17

One man was airlifted to hospital with what are described as ‘serious injuries…


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Revealed: Bistrot Pierre is latest restaurant heading for Cathedral Lanes 

13 Oct 17

The city’s newly established culinary quarter continues to thrive…


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Watch: Shocking dashcam footage shows Coventry van driver taking cops on 100mph chase 

13 Oct 17

Police have released the footage after Curtis Stewart was jailed…


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Funnyman Ricky is getting serious for Coventry trip 

13 Oct 17

The actor is visiting the city to take part in a special trade union event…


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Euromillions results: When is tonight’s £28m jackpot draw? 

13 Oct 17

To win the jackpot you simply need to match all five main numbers on your ticket…


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Euromillions results: Tonight’s winning numbers for Friday October 13 

13 Oct 17

To win the jackpot you simply need to match all five main numbers on your ticket…


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Cov Kid creating 100 jobs with move ‘back home’ 

13 Oct 17

Calum Brannan launched his property management firm in London a year-and-a-half ago…


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Watch: Biker almost hits bus while friend pulls wheelie on phone 

13 Oct 17

New video shows riders breaking the law – and nearly causing accidents…


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HUGE immigrant moths as big as your HAND are infiltrating the UK 

13 Oct 17

People are encouraged to look out for the various breeds…


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THIS supermarket will still accept old £1 coins after deadline 

13 Oct 17

From next week, the pound coin we’ve all come to know and love over the years will cease being legal tender…


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THIS supermarket will still accept old £1 coins after deadline 

13 Oct 17

From next week, the pound coin we’ve all come to know and love over the years will cease being legal tender…


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THIS supermarket will still accept old £1 coins after deadline 

13 Oct 17

From next week, the pound coin we’ve all come to know and love over the years will cease being legal tender…


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Liverpool and Coventry City goalkeeper Chris Kirkland on battle with depression 

13 Oct 17

Chris Kirkland has opened up about his mental health issues…


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Tail-end of hurricanes to trigger HUGE UK weather divide 

13 Oct 17

The UK will face quite a mixed bag of weather over the next few days…


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Tail-end of hurricanes to trigger HUGE UK weather divide 

13 Oct 17

The UK will face quite a mixed bag of weather over the next few days…


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Yellow weather warnings issued across UK on 30th anniversary of Great Storm 

13 Oct 17

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Monday…


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Yellow weather warnings issued across UK on 30th anniversary of Great Storm 

13 Oct 17

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Monday…


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Hand foot and mouth disease warning as cases soar – what to look out for 

13 Oct 17

Commonly found in children under the age of ten, the illness is caused by a virus…


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Rise in knife crime involving under-18s sparks call for amnesty bin 

13 Oct 17

The city councils lead member for children and young people believes urgent action is required…


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This is how many times the average Coventrian swears per HOUR 

12 Oct 17

Research shows the average Coventrian will swear eight times per hour…


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Watch: Coventry dad chases would-be car thief while in his pyjamas 

12 Oct 17

Tim Mayer grabbed his mobile phone and ran after the man in Finham…


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Training firm founder Fleur Sexton crowned Businesswoman of the Year 

12 Oct 17

Award honour for joint managing director of Coventry based PET-Xi Training and mum-of-three…


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Revealed: How well your school did at GCSEs this year 

12 Oct 17

These are the best performing schools in your area based on GCSE results…


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Man denies attempted murder charges after incident at Coventry flats 

12 Oct 17

Joshua Nash is accused of attacking a man and a woman at a flat in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, in September…


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Are these the most pointless double yellow lines EVER? 

12 Oct 17

Double yellow lines have mysteriously appeared down a narrow alley in Coventry…


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What is Attainment 8 and Progress 8? GCSE league tables out today 

12 Oct 17

The way of measuring how well pupils are doing when they take their GCSEs has changed…


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This is the ‘shortest IQ test’ in the world – try it here 

12 Oct 17

Its real name is the Cognitive Reflection Test…