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Coventry City owners Sisu asked to name price after third offer rebuffed

A member of the consortium hoping to buy Coventry City has urged its current owners to name their price, after a third offer was rejected.

Businessman Richard Overson, a Sky Blues fan, backed the latest bid led by former City vice-chairman Gary Hoffman.

The club's owners, Sisu, had ...

yesterday 12:29 open_in_new
Lorry driver dies and two injured in M40 crash

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British and Irish Lions: James Haskell says excitement on hold until after Premiership final

England flanker James Haskell says his excitement at being called up by the British and Irish Lions has been tempered by his desperation to put his body "on the line" for Wasps in Saturday's Premiership final.

The 32-year-old replaced Billy Vunipola in the Lions squad, after the number ...

2017-05-22 21:59 open_in_new
Somerset v Warwickshire: Marcus Trescothick breaks county record to help earn draw

Marcus Trescothick made his 50th first-class century for Somerset to break the record he jointly held with the late Harold Gimblett and help earn a draw with Warwickshire at Taunton.

Despite his 106, Somerset folded after the former England opener was out, being invited to follow on when ...

2017-05-22 20:53 open_in_new
Kurtley Beale: Wasps hope Australia star will be fit for Premiership final swansong

Wasps are hoping Kurtley Beale will be fit for the Premiership final, in what would be his last game for the club before he returns to Australia.

Beale, 28, limped out of Saturday's dramatic 21-20 semi-final win over Leicester with a hamstring injury.

"It doesn't look like it's ...

2017-05-22 13:11 open_in_new
Somerset v Warwickshire: Jonathan Trott ton gives Bears a chance at Taunton

Warwickshire took command of the battle of Division One's bottom two after Jonathan Trott had reached the 42nd first-class century of his career.

Trott hit 175 as Warwickshire totalled 413 at Taunton, backed by half-centuries from Tim Ambrose (63) and Rikki Clarke (57).

Young paceman ...

2017-05-21 21:47 open_in_new
Somerset v Warwickshire: Jonathan Trott reaches 50 on badly truncated day at Taunton

Jonathan Trott reached a half-century for Warwickshire for the 123rd time in his first-class career at Taunton.

But rain had the final word on a day in which Somerset's bowlers managed just 37 balls in the meeting of the County Championship Division One's bottom two.

Play did not ...

2017-05-20 19:23 open_in_new
Prehistoric henge discovered in Newbold-on-Stour

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A prehistoric henge, dating back almost 6,000 years, has been uncovered ...

2017-05-20 16:05 open_in_new
Coventry gang rape: Men jailed after luring victim into car

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Three men have been jailed for the rape of a woman they "lured" into ...

2017-05-19 20:15 open_in_new
Premiership: Wasps v Leicester Tigers

Ashley Johnson and Phil Swainston start in the front row as Wasps make two changes for the Premiership semi-final.

James Gaskell, Tommy Taylor and Marty Moore return from injury to make the bench but Kearnan Myall (knee) is out.

Captain Tom Youngs will make his 100th start for ...

2017-05-19 15:51 open_in_new
Marc McNulty: Coventry City to sign Sheffield United striker on two-year deal

Coventry City will sign striker Marc McNulty when his contract with Sheffield United expires this summer.

The 24-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues, who will be playing in League Two next season.

"Goalscoring was clearly an area requiring improvement from last ...

2017-05-18 18:55 open_in_new
'Self-service' plans for West Midlands crime victims

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Victims of crime will be asked to make their own online reports under ...

2017-05-17 15:23 open_in_new
Eurovision row councillor resigns over racist tweet

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2017-05-17 15:23 open_in_new
Anti-Irish tweet councillor resigns as magistrate

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2017-05-15 18:11 open_in_new
One-Day Cup: Yorkshire qualify for knockout stages despite defeat by Warwickshire

Yorkshire have qualified for the One-Day Cup knockout stages despite a five-wicket defeat by Warwickshire.

Ian Bell made 98 to add to Jonathan Trott's 70, Sam Hain's 55 and Rikki Clarke's unbeaten 44 as the hosts reached 284-5 with 15 balls remaining.

Earlier, Yorkshire lost Adam ...

2017-05-14 21:07 open_in_new
Michael Doyle: Portsmouth captain would have signed new deal before Coventry move

Departing Portsmouth captain Michael Doyle says he would have signed a new contract at Fratton Park had an offer been made to him.

Doyle, 35, will rejoin Coventry City in July after leading Pompey to the League Two title in his second season.

Doyle says no formal offer was made ...

2017-05-12 20:39 open_in_new
West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know

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2017-05-12 12:57 open_in_new
Michael Doyle: Coventry City re-sign Portsmouth midfielder

Midfielder Michael Doyle will re-sign for Coventry when his contract with Portsmouth expires at the end of June.

The 35-year-old played more than 300 times for the Sky Blues between 2003 and 2011 and also captained the club.

Doyle then had a four-year spell with Sheffield United ...

2017-05-11 19:21 open_in_new
One-Day Cup: Derbyshire beat holders Warwickshire by four wickets

Derbyshire condemned Warwickshire to their fifth defeat in six One-Day Cup games with a four-wicket home victory.

Chasing a target of 293, Ben Slater (82) and captain Billy Godleman (46) shared an opening stand of 86.

Jeevan Mendis' 44 off 23 balls saw the hosts to 296-6 with two ...

2017-05-10 21:11 open_in_new
Jamie Roberts to lead Wales for June Tests against Tonga and Samoa

Wales have named Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts to lead a 32-man squad containing 13 uncapped players on their summer tour.

Roberts, 30, has been capped 91 times but dropped out of first-choice favour with Wales in 2016-17.

They face Tonga in Auckland on 16 June and Samoa in Apia a ...

2017-05-09 16:31 open_in_new
Five held in Coventry on suspicion of terror funding

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Five men have been arrested in Coventry on suspicion of funding ...

2017-05-09 13:11 open_in_new