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Police receive 'no reports of missing Australian batsmen'

Birmingham Police has tweeted that officers have received no reports of missing Australian batsmen, after England made a strong start on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston.

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White coats return for doctors so patients can spot them

Northampton Hospital now has doctors in white coats so patients can can spot them. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two out of three patients at one of the region's major hospitals say they've no idea whether or not they've seen a doctor during their visit.

It's prompted managers at Northampton General to have a rethink and turn back the clock to the days when doctors wore white coats.

They've been updated to allay fears about hospital infection rates and are being introduced alongside a new policy where staff introduce themselves to patients.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Wesley Smith

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Plea to Obama to save Wolverhampton Goodyear plant

A man who's facing redundancy from Goodyear in Wolverhampton after working there for 28 years says he feels bereft the US firm have decided to leave the city.

Three generations of Wayne Devaney's family have worked for the firm since it opened in 1927. Last month it was announced the factory will close in 2017 because it's not economically viable.

But now Wayne has written to President Barack Obama to put pressure on bosses to change their minds. Chris Halpin reports.

Villa set to sign Spurs striker and Nantes midfielder

Emmanuel Adebayor Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images

Emmanuel Adebayor remains in talks with Aston Villa and the club could also snap up Jordan Veretout by the end of the week.

Togo international Adebayor is close to joining Villa on loan from Tottenham but talks are on-going between the two clubs.

The striker has reportedly had a medical and a deal could be struck within the next 24 hours.

The 31-year-old would be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool for £32.5million earlier this month.

Adebayor is believed to have visited the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and talks were ongoing away from the complex on Wednesday.

Nantes midfielder Veretout is also a target and could become the third player from Ligue 1 to join Villa by the end of the week.

Woman trapped for half an hour by crates in trailer

A woman got trapped underneath crates in a trailer today Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A woman became trapped for thirty minutes under wooden crates from a trailer this afternoon.

It happened at 1.20pm on Church Road in Coventry, when a woman in her 60s got stuck between a car's trailer and some of the boxes that were inside it.

“It is believed the trailer rocked backwards after being disconnected from a car, causing the woman to fall to the ground.

"She became trapped when two big wooden crates fell out of the trailer and trapped her leg against the trailer hitch.

“She was given pain relief by ambulance staff who then worked closely alongside the fire service to carefully free the woman, which took about 30 minutes.

“Once free she was treated for injuries to her lower right leg, immobilised with the use of a scoop stretcher and leg splint and transported to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Jury out in Hayley Pointon murder trial

The jury in the trial of murdered Hayley Pointon has retired to consider its verdict.

Hayley - a mum-of-two from Coventry - was shot while she was visiting her boyfriend Nigel Barwell at a house in Sunnydale Drive, Hinckley.

Two men deny murder and four others deny charges of assisting an offender.

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Impressive England skittle underwhelming Australia

Jimmy Anderson was the pick of the bowlers. Credit: PA

England took control of the Third Test at Edgbaston by dismissing Australia for just 136 in less than 37 overs on day one.

Jimmy Anderson picked up six wickets, as the tourists struggled with the Lancastrian's swing.

Only Chris Rogers came out of the innings with any credit with the bat, hitting 52 before being trapped LBW by Stuart Broad.

Rare wild rose found in grounds of Tutbury Castle

A rare type of wild rose may have been growing unnoticed in the grounds of a castle in Staffordshire since the 16th century Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A rare type of wild rose may have been growing unnoticed in the grounds of a castle in Staffordshire since the 16th century, curators at the site have said.

The discovery at Tutbury Castle, once the place of imprisonment for Mary, Queen of Scots, was made on the banks of a moat during a flora survey.

It is hoped the pale pink rose - only the second of its type found in Staffordshire since 1878 - may now be named after the partially-ruined castle, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

The hybrid of dog rose and sweet briar has leaves which smell of apples.

"The rose provides a beautiful and unexpected link with our ancestors".

"It is funny to think how many people have walked past it over hundreds of years and not known it was there."

– Castle curator Lesley Smith
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