West Midlands Police says the World Cup, the heatwave and excess alcohol are being blamed for a surge in 999 calls.
There were more than 2,300 emergency calls to West Midlands Police on Wednesday.
The writer, Sarah Daniels, survived the Atlantic crossing and lived the rest of her life in Canada.
Music from Coventry-born Doctor Who arranger Delia Derbyshire is to feature.
One of the cavers who helped find 12 footballers and their coach in Thai caves is a firefighter from Coventry.
Yorkshire sign Warwickshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden on loan for the County Championship Roses game against Lancashire.
League Two side Bury sign left-back Chris Stokes from Coventry City on a two-year deal.
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