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Ernie Hunt: ‘Donkey kick’ scorer for Coventry City dies aged 75 

21 Jun

Ernie Hunt, scorer of the famous 'donkey kick' free-kick for Coventry City in 1970, dies at the age of 75.


Coventry start season at home to Scunthorpe 

21 Jun

Sunderland begin their first campaign in England's third tier for more than 30 years with a lunchtime kick off at home to Charlton Athletic.


Brexit and young people: ‘No-one’s told me how my future is affected’ 

21 Jun

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what about those who were too young to vote on Brexit...


County Championship: Joe Denly and Jonathan Trott hit fifties on day of 20 wickets 

20 Jun

Kent's Joe Denly and Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott both make fifties as 20 wickets fall in the day at Tunbridge Wells.


Coventry motorcyclist killed in crash named 

20 Jun

The family of Mark Jackson, who died on 13 June, say he will be "greatly missed" by the community.


Leinster drawn with Wasps in strong Champions Cup pool 

20 Jun

Defending champions Leinster will face three other former winners Wasps, Toulouse and Bath in Pool One of next year's Heineken Champions Cup.


Dominic Hyam: Coventry City defender signs contract extension 

20 Jun

Coventry City defender Dominic Hyam signs a two-year contract extension with the League One side.


Tree fall student ‘may never walk’ again 

20 Jun

Medical student Xander Van der Poll has no feeling in his legs after falling from a tree.


‘Knife held to baby’s throat’ in Coventry robbery 

20 Jun

Two men are accused of raiding a house in Coventry where they took cash and jewellery.


WW2 flare gun among 116 weapons surrendered in amnesty 

19 Jun

Historical weapons, including an 1890 rifle and a World War Two flare gun, are handed in to police.


Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government 

19 Jun

But Home Secretary Sajid Javid says the ban on recreational use of the drug will continue.


Jim Troughton: Warwickshire over Worcestershire ‘hangover’, says Bears coach 

19 Jun

Table-topping Warwickshire put their Division Two top spot on the line as they face eight out of nine days on the road.


Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister 

19 Jun

Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May...


Water firms failed customers during ‘Beast from the East’ 

19 Jun

The water industry regulator says firms did not support customers properly during the "Beast from the East".


Conjoined twins’ joy at watching news report of birth 

19 Jun

Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.


Man dies after ‘wall collapse’ in Rugby 

18 Jun

A man in his late 40s was taken to hospital by air ambulance where he later died, police say.


Ex-Bears skipper Streak to aid Scotland 

18 Jun

Scotland draft in ex-Warwickshire & Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak as consultant for the remainder of the Twenty20 tri-series.


Danny Wilson: Ex-Blues coach to become Scotland assistant to Gregor Townsend 

18 Jun

Danny Wilson is confirmed as Scotland's new forwards coach after Scottish Rugby agrees terms with Wasps to release him.


Ben Stokes & Chris Woakes: England all-rounders set to miss Australia ODIs 

18 Jun

England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are set to miss the remaining three one-day internationals against Australia.


Cannabis oil delay for Warwickshire epileptic boy ‘cruel’ 

17 Jun

Alfie Dingley's mother urged the government to intervene after another boy was give the medication.


River warning after scrap metal blaze near Ryton-on-Dunsmore 

17 Jun

Environment Agency staff check the River Avon for pollution following a large fire.


Fire crews remain at Ryton-on-Dunsmore scrap metal blaze 

16 Jun

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which closed Coventry Airport for an hour.


Former Coventry council leader had house ‘shot at twice’ 

15 Jun

Ann Lucas, first female leader at Coventry City Council, said security measures were put in on police advice.


Women’s Tour: Sarah Roy sprints to victory as Coryn Rivera retains her lead 

15 Jun

Australia's Sarah Roy sprints to victory to win stage three of the Women's Tour in Leamington Spa.


Huge scrap metal fire shuts Coventry Airport 

15 Jun

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles around and drivers are being warned to take care.


Dormice move into secret Warwickshire location 

14 Jun

Twenty breeding pairs will be monitored in the hope they breed successfully.


West Midlands PugFest cancelled over poor ticket sales 

14 Jun

Paul Merson and Peter Shilton were due at the event which included a pug five-a-side football match.


Job losses as Mattressman bed retailer closes stores 

14 Jun

Poor sales have forced the company to downsize, closing 14 stores with the loss of 100 jobs.


Man arrested after fatal Coventry motorbike crash 

14 Jun

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police say.


Jonson Clarke-Harris: Coventry City re-sign striker on two-year contract 

13 Jun

Coventry City agree to re-sign striker Jonson Clarke-Harris on a two-year contract following a loan spell last season.


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