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V Festival line-up announced

The line-up for V Festival on 22 and 23 August has been revealed.

Among the headline acts are Calvin Harris, Stereophonics and Kasabian.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 March.

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Coventry teenager charged with murder of pensioner

A Coventry teenager has been charged with the murder of a pensioner who died following an assault in the city.

Omair Zaman will appear before Coventry magistrates tomorrow accused of killing 72-year-old Andrew Pratt, West Midlands Police said.

Police arrested Omair Zaman, of Eld Road, Foleshill, on 29 May, the day after Mr Pratt was assaulted in Bright Street, Stoke.

Zaman, who was 18 at the time, was originally arrested on suspicion of wounding. But the shop worker, now aged 19, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder after Mr Pratt died from his injuries in hospital on 8 August.

This morning he was charged with the offence and will appear before Coventry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Government task force to visit Lincs over police £10m funding shortfall

The Policing Minister Mike Penning has been in Lincolnshire today for a meeting with the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Penning spent time at Lincolnshire's police headquarters - where the Chief Constable Neil Rhodes told him the force faces a £10m funding shortfall in two years time.

The Minister said he could not be drawn on whether any extra money will be made available for the force - but said a Government task force will be sent to the county next week to carry out further investigation.

M1 Southbound closed after major accident

The southbound carriageway of the M1 is closed between J20 A4303 / A4304 (Lutterworth) and J18 A5 / A428 (Rugby) because of an accident involving four lorries and a car.

The collision happened near the entry slip road coming from the M6 (J19) at around 3:15 pm.

Two air ambulances attended the scene. The northbound carriageway was also blocked between junction 18 and junction 19 for about 40 minutes.

Double decker bus blown into ditch by strong winds

A double decker bus was blown into a ditch in Lincolnshire this afternoon by strong winds.

Emergency services were called to the scene in the village of Scothern.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue told ITV News Central that 10 people had to be helped from the bus but there were no major injuries.

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