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Wasps hoping to fill rugby 'void' in area

Rugby Union club Wasps say they hope they can fill a 'void' in the area in terms of big rugby clubs.

Captain James Haskell highlighted Leicester and Northampton nearby who sell out their grounds regularly, and hopes Wasps can do the same in Coventry.

The club is expecting 27,000 fans to turn out at their first game at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.

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Vigils for Peshawar attack victims held in region

Candles will be lit at Leicester Town Hall this afternoon in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack on an army run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

One of the classrooms after the attack on the school where 132 children were killed Credit: Rageh Omaar/ITV News

Other vigils will also take place across the region today, including at the cathedral in Birmingham.

A book of condolence will also be opened by Nottingham City Council at their council house.

141 people, mainly children, lost their lives in the attack.

More: Family of Peshawar victims mourns attack

Council wants money to extend Robin Hood Line

A train on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham & Worksop Credit: ITV News Central

The cost of part of a proposed extension to Nottinghamshire's Robin Hood Line should be part-funded by the government, according to the county council.

The line currently runs between Worksop and Nottingham. Plans are in place to extend it to Ollerton.

The council's asking for half of the 200 thousand pounds needed for the next phase of the study.

Man who strangled ex-wife due to be sentenced today

Luan Leigh was strangled to death by Andrew Leigh in June Credit: BPM Media

A man from Sutton Coldfield who drugged his ex wife before strangling her to death is due to be sentenced today.

43 year-old Andrew Leigh murdered his wife of 22 years, Luan, at her home in Pype Hayes Birmingham in June. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told Leigh was a controlling man who refused to accept their marriage was over.

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