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Sick bags issued at theme park after riders had to be 'hosed down'

Riders have been given sick bags after a number had to be 'hosed down'
Riders have been given sick bags after a number had to be 'hosed down' Credit: Ryan Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

People wanting to ride the new attraction at a theme park in Staffordshire are being given sick bags to take on with them, in case of emergencies.

It's after a hose had to be installed next to the new ride Air race at Drayton Manor Theme Park to rinse passengers down.

Air Race is a fantastic addition to the park but we felt in light of the effects of the ride, we needed to supply passengers with sick bags. It seemed like the only logical answer to keep our new £1.2 million ride a sick-free zone. It also reduces the work load of our employees and our water consumption by reducing the number of times the ride needs hosing down!”

– Helen Pawley, General Manager

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Nine A* GCSEs for Derby cancer research student

Ellie Mandale from Derby picked up 9 A* grade GCSE results today
Ellie Mandale from Derby picked up 9 A* grade GCSE results today Credit: Derby High School

A Derby student who is working in cancer research has been awarded 9 A* GCSE grades.

Ellie Mandale, of Longford, was one of the top achievers at Derby High School and said she was thrilled with her results.

The 16-year-old is in the middle of a work placement at a Nottingham University laboratory where scientists are looking at ways of detecting lung cancer early using blood tests.

'Divine intervention' in Coventry City's Ricoh return

The Very Reverend John Witcombe says he's delighted to have played a part
The Very Reverend John Witcombe says he's delighted to have played a part Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Dean of Coventry has released a statement following the news that Coventry City FC will return to the Ricoh arena.

The Very Reverend John Witcombe says he's delighted to have played a part in bringing the different parties in dispute together.

We are delighted to have been able to play a part in bringing the different parties in the dispute over the football club together, after these difficult months. Credit must go to all those involved for their commitment to finding a way forward, and we pray for a great year ahead and massive support from across the city for the club as we celebrate the return of the Sky Blues to the Ricoh, and to the city.”

– Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry

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Coventry City 'delighted' with Ricoh Arena deal

Coventry City FC's development director spoke of his delight at the club's return to the Ricoh Arena
Coventry City FC's development director spoke of his delight at the club's return to the Ricoh Arena Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

A Coventry City official has spoken of his delight at a new deal which will allow the club to return to the Ricoh Arena.

"We are delighted to get this deal done and I am sure every supporter of Coventry City will be thrilled with this news.

“We are under no illusion what a difficult 12 months it has been for the supporters and that was uppermost in our thinking as we worked to get this deal done.

“There has had to be compromise on both sides and the commercial details of the deal will remain confidential."

– Steve Waggott, development director at Coventry City FC
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Northamptonshire sisters to fly back from the Philippines with seriously ill father

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed.
Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed. Credit: The Robinson's.

Two sisters from Northamptonshire who flew to the Philippines to bring home their seriously ill father are flying back with him today.

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed after having a stroke in June.

Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters.
Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His family have raised more than £20,000 to pay for flights and medical bills.

They say people have been incredibly generous.

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Coventry City to return to Ricoh Arena next month

Coventry City should return to the Ricoh Arena to play Gillingham on September 6
Coventry City should return to the Ricoh Arena to play Gillingham on September 6 Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

A statement released by Coventry City FC says fans should be able to see a home game at the Ricoh Arena on September 6.

A deal was signed between club owners Sisu and Ricoh Arena managers ACL allowing the team to return to their home turf. Coventry City has been playing in Northampton for over a year.

The two-year deal - with an option for an extra two years - should see the Sky Blues play at the Ricoh Arena for the first time in the league against Gillingham.

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