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Two charged in connection with a stabbing in Coventry

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the leg on Thursday in Valley Road, in the Stoke area. Credit: ITV News Central

Police investigating the stabbing of a Coventry teenager have charged two 15-year-old boys with wounding.

The two were charged after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the leg on Thursday in Valley Road, Stoke, Coventry.

He remains in hospital with serious injuries; his condition is described as serious but stable.

Four other teenagers have been released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Lord Howe dies at Warwickshire home

Geoffrey Howe has died of a suspected heart attack Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Former Chancellor Lord Geoffrey Howe, 88, died last night at his Warwickshire home, his family has announced.

Lord Howe was Baroness Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister and their close partnership was crucial to many of her economic reforms. But tensions over Europe eventually drove him to quit the government in November 1990.

Tributes have been paid to the former chancellor from across the political spectrum after he suffered a suspected heart attack last night.

It is with deep sadness that the Howe family today announced that Geoffrey Howe died suddenly late yesterday evening, aged 88, at his home in Warwickshire, of a suspected heart attack, after enjoying a local jazz concert with his wife Elspeth.

There will be a private family funeral, followed by a memorial service in due course. The family would be grateful for privacy at this time.

– Statement issued by Lord Howe's family


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House fire leads to murder investigation

Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton: The man is believed to have died before the fire started Credit: ITV Anglia

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a house in Rothersthorpe Road, Northampton.

Police were called to the house at around midday on Thursday, 8 October, after reports of a fire at the property.

The body of a man was found inside the house and a forensic post mortem examination conducted at Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday afternoon has concluded that he died before the fire started.

A 38-year-old woman and 50-year-old man were arrested by police officers last night and remain in custody this morning. Both are believed to be known to the man who has died.

Formal identification of the man who has died has yet to take place.

Officers are continuing to conduct house-to-house enquiries in the Rothersthorpe Road area and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on Thursday morning to contact them.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at


Vulcan aircraft calls at RAF Cosford, East Midlands airport and Derby

The Vulcan will pass over the Midlands today as it laps the country this weekend in a farewell tour. It will be grounded forever at the end of this month.

You can see a map of today's route below:

It will be taking off in the next few hours from Robin Hood airport in Doncaster. Final checks are underway.

So many people are interested in the Vulcan's flight that the Vulcan to the Sky website has crashed.

Credit: Vulcan to the Skies
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