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Coventry man jailed after preparing for terrorist acts

A man from Coventry has been jailed for six years for trying to join Islamic State.

Zakariya Ashiq Credit: Facebook

Zakariya Ashiq, from Foleshill, was previously found guilty of preparing for terrorist acts and assisting others to prepare for terrorism in a week-long trial at the Old Bailey in London.

He left the UK in November but failed to gain entry to Syria and was arrested on his return to Heathrow.

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Fan's anger over FA cup tickets as pair blasted into the air

A pair of tickets for this Saturday's FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal have been blasted into the air, as part of a competition to win them.

The FA attached them to a balloon and they were lifted off this morning at 6am.

The balloon then exploded at around 7am at a height of 29km with the tickets descending back to Earth. They were found in Kent.

But fan's have expressed their anger with demand for tickets being desperate.

Notts county sign central midfielder Scot Bennett

Notts County have signed central midfielder Scot Bennett on a two year deal.

Scot Bennett Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Exeter City captain and youth team product will join the magpies ahead of the 2015/16 Football League season.

Since making his debut in 2011, Bennett has gone on to make 141 appearances, scoring 18 goals.

This is the right club to be at, they’re a massive club and hopefully we can get the promotion they want and climb again. I’ve always wanted to get to the top and if this club can push on and do what I think they’ve got the potential to do, that will be a massive thing for me.”

– Scot Bennett

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