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Five hurt in chemical leak at Coventry bus station

Coventry's Pool Meadow bus station has been sealed off after five people were hurt in a suspected chemical leak.

Their symptoms are believed to minor, but emergency services are at the scene.

As a result of the incident, National Express in Coventry are reporting severe delays on their services, and buses are being diverted away from the city centre station.


Man sleeps outside Bullring for 3 nights in iPhone queue

A man has been camping outside the Apple store in Birmingham for the last two nights in a desperate bid to be first to get his hands on the new iPhone 6.

Andy Walford Credit: BPM Media

40-year-old Andy Walford who works as a self-employed builder has been sleeping outside the Bullring and aims to be there tomorrow morning at 8am when he can finally buy it.

I’ve been here three times for the phones. Why not? It’s something to be a part of and I get to see other people who’ve come to collect their phones. I’ve been sleeping outside the Bullring door on the pavement in a sleeping bag. The weather’s been mild. I’ve been showering in the Bullring toilets, I just make do."

– Andy Walford


Skeletons found holding hands for 700 years in lost chapel

Two skeletons have been discovered holding hands for 700 years at a lost chapel in Leicestershire.

The two skeletons have been holding hands for 700 years at the Chapel of St Morrell Credit: University of Leicester

University of Leicester archaeologists have been working on an excavation at the Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire, a site of pilgrimage in Hallaton during the 14th Century.

We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave. The main question we find ourselves asking is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. This leads us to wonder if the chapel could have served as some sort of special place of burial at the time.”

– Vicki Score, ULAS project manager

Honour for Dambuster pilot with fly past in Leicestershire

A Dambuster pilot from Leicestershire is being honoured in his home village today with a flyover from a spitfire and a hurricane.

Flight-Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice Credit: ITV News Central

The aircraft used in the Second World War are part of a ceremony where a green plaque will be unveiled in Burbage to remember Flight-Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice's bravery.

He was shot down during another operation but managed to avoid capture for four months before being imprisoned.

Teenager in court after man shot in face with air rifle

A teenager is due in court accused of shooting a man in the face with an air rifle.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face Credit: PA

The 17-year-old was arrested following claims he attacked a man driving his car when he reached the junction of Milton Street and Bescot Street in Walsall yesterday afternoon.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face.

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