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  1. City set for weekend bin collections

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Extra bin collections will take place in Coventry over the weekend due to delays in regular pick-ups.


    Collections in a number of areas are running one or two days late due to staff shortages and the city council says it will need to work over the weekend to clear the backlog.

    Quote Message: The Council recognises that there have been delays in refuse collections over the past few months and we apologise for the inconvenience caused to residents. We are continuing to work hard to ensure that we catch up on late collections." from Coventry City Council
    Coventry City Council
  2. Football: Sky Blues expect 'difficult' Chesterfield clash

    Coventry City midfielder Peter Vincenti has urged the side to put in a good performance against Chesterfield on Saturday.

    Peter Vincenti

    The Sky Blues head to the Proact Stadium in the hope of winning for the first time in three games.

    Vincenti joined the club's ranks over the summer and insists his side won't take the opposition "lightly".

    Quote Message: We know how well we can play and what performances we can put in so we should be looking to get something from their [Chesterfield's] place." from Peter Vincenti Coventry City Midfielder
    Peter VincentiCoventry City Midfielder
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    Severe accident: A429 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A429 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between Common Lane and Stoneleigh Road.

    A429 Warwickshire - A429 Coventry Road in Kenilworth closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Common Lane junction and the Stoneleigh Road junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. County fire service 'welcomes' new recruits

    Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed 29 new recruits as part of the first major recruitment campaign carried out in the county for more than nine years.

    Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service recruits

    The drive was launched in April and attracted more than 700 applications.

    The new recruits attend their first induction session today.

    Quote Message: I am delighted that we have recruited so many new recruits. It is a very exciting time for the Service and I look forward to welcoming them into the organisation following their training courses. from Howard Roberts Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Fire and Community Safety
    Howard RobertsWarwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Fire and Community Safety
  5. Rugby: Wasps gearing up for start of new season

    Wasps are preparing to take on Sale Sharks at the Ricoh in their opening game of the Aviva Premiership season.


    New signing Gaby Lovobalavu is named to start at outside centre, while fellow new faces Juan De Jongh and Marcus Watson are included among the replacements

    The game marks the start of Wasps' 150th anniversary this season.

  6. Council 'closely monitors' school place provision

    Warwickshire County Council has responded to figures - from the Local Government Association - which suggest there will be a shortfall in school places in the county in five years' time.


    The organisation's data shows there will be more than 1,800 too few places in Warwickshire by 2022.

    But the council insists its plans for provision of school places are robust.

    Quote Message: The county council has a pupil planning team which studies the county's demographic to ensure that we know how many pupils will require places in our schools in the foreseeable future. We plan accurate provision of school places around this." from Warwickshire County Council Statement
    Warwickshire County Council Statement
  7. Football: Sky Blues must be 'strong' to overcome Chesterfield

    Clive Eakin

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

    Coventry City are looking to win for the first time in three games when the side visits Chesterfield on Saturday.

    Coventry City FC

    The Sky Blues head to the Proact Stadium having signed defender Tom Davies from Portsmouth on Thursday.

    Manager Mark Robins has urged his side to remain as "strong" as possible to end the club's poor run.

    Quote Message: We have lost two games where we felt we deserved something from them. Games come quick and fast and we have the opportunity to do that tomorrow against Chesterfield." from Mark Robins Coventry City Manager
    Mark RobinsCoventry City Manager
  8. Leamington railway station on track for national award

    Leamington Observer

    Leamington railway station is on track for a national award.

  9. Appeal following serious collision in Stratford

    A man in his 20s has died in a three-vehicle crash, police say.

    Police Tape

    Officers were called at 18:56 yesterday to a report of a crash involving a motorbike, a van and a car near Warmington, Banbury.

    The man's next of kin have been informed, police say.

  10. Millions to be spent on A444 upgrade

    Warwickshire County Council has announced it's secured an investment of over £4m to upgrade the A444 in Nuneaton.


    The Bull Ring, College Street and Heath End Road junctions will also undergo works thanks to the funding.

    The council has pledged to deliver the improvements in the year 2018-19.

  11. Man dies after collision

    A 44-year-old man has died after a crash on the Warwickshire border with Northamptonshire.

    The biker collided with a car and a lorry near the BP service station at Lilbourne early yesterday morning.

    The road was closed for hours after the crash.

  12. Donation knocks 'two thirds' off cost of life-saving training

    St John Ambulance says a £1,700 donation is allowing it to charge less for first aid courses.

    First Aid

    The money - raised by the City of Coventry Freemen's Guild - means that participants will only be charged £10 for five courses rather than the usual £30.

    Quote Message: We’re immensely grateful to the City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild for supporting our charity by subsidising this training. Between now and Christmas, our city will gain 60 more people who can give first aid to their families, friends and neighbours." from John Downey Area Manager, St John Ambulance
    John DowneyArea Manager, St John Ambulance
  13. Former police officer charged with 19 historical sex offences

    A former Warwickshire Police officer has been charged with 19 historical sex offences.


    Timothy Lively, 58, of Bidford-upon-Avon was charged on Thursday with offences allegedly carried out in the 1970s and 1980s in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    He will appear at Warwick Magistrates' Court on 27 September.

  14. In pictures: The huge fire at the end of the street

    A fence fire in Coventry last night was prevented from spreading to the nearby London EV Company factory, fire officers say.


    A crew was called to the blaze in Duckham Court at about 20:20.

    Officers took just over two hours to extinguish it.

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Council out of pocket over bridge's tractor smash

    Warwickshire County Council has still not recovered the £388,000 pounds it spent on repairing the historic Bidford bridge - two years after it was hit by a tractor.

    Bidford Bridge

    The bridge was shut for six months while repairs were made but the authority still hasn't been able to recoup the money from the insurance company with which it's dealing.

    The council insists claims take time to process.