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This is when the trains are running over Christmas and New Year

This Christmas, thousands of people will be hopping aboard the trains in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Whether it be to visit family and friends during the festive season, or to commute to work, the trains will be busy across the holiday period.

But those looking to hop aboard will need ...

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How the homeless will be helped in Coventry this Christmas

Coventry council is donating more than £160,000 to help pay for Christmas day dinners, beds and sleeping bags.

The council is giving £5,000 to the HOPE Coventry charity to help replace their five-year old beds and sleeping bags for the Winter Night Shelter.

The shelter ...

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Major airline set to resume flights to Pakistan

A major airline is set to resume flying to Pakistan next year, for the first time in over 10 years.

British Airways halted flights in to the country after a major hotel bombing in Islamabad - the nation's capital.

And now, BA is set to be the first West airline to resume services ...

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Video catches couple who faked holiday illness in the act

A couple's holiday compensation claim fell apart when footage caught one of them dancing by the poolside.

Martin Brown and his wife Lindsey claimed that they fell ill on holiday, and were struck down with vomiting and diarrhoea in 2016.

And according to the Liverpool Echo , they ...

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This is the fire service warning after fatal fire

The fire service have issued a warning after a blaze which left a mother and two children dead.

Nottinghamshire's fire service is reminding people to make sure that smoke alarms are working and have been tested.

It follows an incident which saw crews called to Woodhill Road in ...

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Science says babies born in December are more special than others

Having your birthday in December may not be the best - but babies born in the 12th month of the year are quite special.

You may feel hard done by, having a birthday close to Christmas.

After all, everybody's excited about the festive season and the notion of a "special day" ...

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This is how broadband firm CityFibre is expanding its footprint in Coventry

The company behind the rolling out of full fibre broadband in Coventry has taken on more commercial properties in the city.

CityFibre is investing at least £60 million of private funds over the next three years to make full fibre available to even more businesses and, for the first ...

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This former Coventry City wonderkid is on Chelsea's radar, coach confirms

Former Coventry City wonderkid Callum Wilson is on Chelsea’s transfer radar, Gianfranco Zola has confirmed.

The Bournemouth striker will come up against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup quarter final at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

During a season in which Wilson has won his first ...

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This is how you can send your mates a Greggs for Christmas

Do you have a friend or family member who is just too difficult to buy for?

Salvation may well come in an unlikely form - in a sausage roll or steak bake.

That's because Greggs are now letting you send a snack to anyone you want, thanks to Facebook Messenger.

The MEN reports ...

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Lorries topple over on ferry sparking major response

A "big dip" is what is said to have caused lorries to topple over on a ferry, according to an eyewitness.

Several vehicles were damaged on a P&O ferry earlier today (December 18), which prompted a major response from the emergency services.

The incident took place at ...

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Live updates: A444 at standstill; queues on M40

Traffic is gridlocked this evening following a collision on the A444.

There is standstill traffic by the Ricoh Arena which is causing chaos this rush hour.

It is believed there is an accident by the Blue Ribbon Roundabout and motorists are stuck in slow moving traffic.

Also on ...

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Exclusive: What Coventry's new 1950s hotel will look like inside

The old Coventry Evening Telegraph building has now been stripped out and is ready to be transformed into the city's new boutique hotel.

The building will be re-modelled on the inside to construct a combination of bedrooms, a ground floor restaurant and bar, conference facilities, meeting ...

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Why Wasps star Nathan Hughes needs you to dig deep for hospice

Wasps and England rugby star Nathan Hughes is backing a Stratford hospice’s campaign to raise vital funds to safeguard its future.

The rugby player, who has 17 caps for England, paid a visit to The Shakespeare Hospice on Church Lane, Shottery, which aims to raise £500,000 to help ...

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League One and Two transfers: Plymouth Argyle striker in demand; Bristol Rovers star wanted; Decision to be made on Wolves star

Plymouth Argyle have not had any inquiries about their top goalscorer Freddie Ladapo from rival clubs, according to manager Derek Adams.

The Pilgrims’ boss also confirmed that Ladapo had a contract which extended beyond the end of this season, although he would not say for how ...

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Lidl announces turkey prices for Christmas 2018 - and they're a steal

Just in time for the big festive shop, Lidl announces its turkey prices.

Available in stores from tomorrow (December 19), customers can buy a whole Birchwood Farm Turkey for just £3.95 per kg.

But the star of this year’s show is Lidl’s Deluxe Silver Slate Turkey, new and ...

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We asked fans who Coventry City should sign in January - and the responses were interesting

Coventry City are stuck in a rut.

The Sky Blues have failed to win in six League One games and have lost the last three matches on the spin.

Injuries have started to bite with Jodi Jones, Amadou Bakayoko and Jordan Willis the latest casualties to enter the Coventry treatment room. ...

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The startling numbers that sum up Coventry City's slide in League One

We're fast approaching the halfway stage of the season and the congested League One table is starting to take shape.

22 games in and Portsmouth are the pacesetters, followed by Luton Town and Sunderland.

Coventry City's play-off push has stalled in recent weeks but after being ...

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Update on threatened bus services in Nuneaton and Bedworth

Some at-risk bus services across Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire have been saved.

Following Stagecoach’s announcement that a raft of services are to either be cut or altered in the New Year, Warwickshire County Council has stepped in to ensure that there is still coverage on ...

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Aldi is selling a Christmas bauble cake and shoppers are going crazy for it

If you're looking for an alternative to the classic Christmas cake, we might have the answer.

Aldi is offering what it calls an Exquisite Chocolate Bauble Cake - and shoppers are going crazy for it.

It's described as "a delicious rich moist chocolate cake, filled and covered ...

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Iceland is selling a party food bundle for an unbelievable price

Shoppers can pick up a whole host of party foods this festive season, thanks to Iceland.

The supermarket has a special offer on which means you can buy enough food to serve 24 people for a bargain price.

For £15, you can buy seven items in total, with options including spring ...

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Cops explain why homeless trio were evicted from Nuneaton shop front

Complaints and a request for help from the store owner led to cops taking action to evict homeless people from a Nuneaton town centre shopfront.

Police and council officers were yesterday (Monday, December 17) spotted outside the former Store 21, on Queens Road, moving three homeless ...

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