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Warwickshire charity celebrates its 60th birthday

A Warwickshire based charity that helps vulnerable teenagers is celebrating its 60th birthday.

WAYC - the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs - works with a host of young people.

Last year, the charity helped 578 teenagers, including those who are not in education, employment or training, young carers, young people in or leaving care, young people suffering from mental health issues, young people who are finding school difficult and are at risk of being excluded.

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High Court rejects Gloucestershire badger cull challenge

The High Court has rejected a challenge to a Government decision to allow the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring
The High Court has rejected a challenge to a Government decision to allow the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The High Court has rejected an 11th-hour challenge to a Government decision to let the latest badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset go ahead without monitoring by a panel of independent experts.

The Badger Trust was seeking a ruling to block "controlled shooting" of free-roaming badgers in the two counties unless a panel is put in place.

This year's pilot culls are trying to stop the spread of TB in cattle.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is testing whether the shooting method can be rolled out to other parts of the country.

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New rules crack down on 'unacceptable' hospital food

New NHS rules will banish unacceptable food in hospitals - meaning sloppy mashed potato and soggy vegetables may become a thing of the past.

The Department of Health is aiming to improve the quality and nutritional value of hospital food.
The Department of Health is aiming to improve the quality and nutritional value of hospital food. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

For the first time hospitals will have to meet mandatory food standards as part of a long-mooted drive to raise its standards of food across the country, the Department of Health (DoH) said.

They will also be ranked according to the quality of their food and will be required to meet legally-binding standards.

Patients will be screened for malnutrition and given personal food plans, while hospital staff will have to ensure patients get the help they need so that they can physically eat and drink.

Healthy diets will be promoted to staff and visitors in hospital canteens, and what they serve will have to meet Government recommendations on salt, sugar and saturated fats.

Fans scramble for precious CCFC Ricoh tickets

The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year
The queue outside the Ricoh Superstore as fans queue for tickets to CCFC's first home game in more than a year Credit: Andy Harris

Hundreds of fans are scrambling to get tickets to Coventry City's match against Gillingham next week.

The club has been playing its home games at Northampton for over a year, and fans are desperate to be present for the Sky Blues' long-awaited homecoming.

People have been queueing to buy tickets since 3am this morning, and the line is stretching back from the kiosk through the car park.

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Meanwhile, those fans who have opted to purchase tickets online are facing long delays as the website struggles to cope with demand.

The football club say the site is still functioning, but that fans will have to be patient. They are also answering as many phone calls as possible.

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New school to open after £26m transformation

The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today
The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today Credit: City of Leicester College

The City of Leicester College will be officially opened later, after a £26m transformation.

The new school includes an outdoor performance space.

The three mascots from the city's football, rugby and cricket teams will be there.

The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today
The transformed City of Leicester College, which will be opened today Credit: City of Leicester College

Witnesses sought after serious Lincoln assault

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Lincoln
Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Lincoln Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Swan Street, Lincoln on Monday.

The incident happened at around 3am, when the 19-year-old victim fell to the floor, banging his head.

He was checked over at Lincoln County Hospital but returned the following day complaining of a headache and was transferred to Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition and recovering from his injuries.

A 21-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Crowds of people wait outside Birmingham's Pakistani High Commission

People waiting outside the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham
People waiting outside the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News has been told there are growing problems at the Pakistani High Commission in Birmingham, as people wait in long queues to apply for ID cards to travel back to Pakistan.

The office opens at 10am, and the first 50 people in the queue are given raffle tickets for an appointment, while the rest - who have waited for hours - are simply turned away.

ITV will be investigating the cause of the delay today.

This morning, a queue of more than 100 people was already snaking outside the building by 8.30am. People start to line up in the early hours of the morning in the hope of being able to secure an ID card.

Patients asked to think twice before going to A&E

Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield are asking people to think twice before going to A&E.
Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield are asking people to think twice before going to A&E. Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield are asking people to think twice before going to A&E.

Medical staff are trying to encourage people to consider visiting their GP or a pharmacy first, as A&E departments continue to face pressure.

Minor accidents which don’t need emergency treatment include cuts, sprains and rashes. Patients suffering with these can visit local walk-in centres without an appointment, where they will be seen by a doctor or nurse.

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