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Damaged Land Rovers driven off stricken cargo ship

Damaged cars including Land Rovers have been driven off the stricken carrier Hoegh Osaka in Southampton.

The 51,000-tonne ship has a cargo for 1,400 cars and 105 pieces of construction equipment worth a total of £60 million.

Of the 1,400 cars onboard, 1,200 were made by Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover.

The carrier docked in Southampton Credit: PA

ITV News Meridian has filmed a number of damaged vehicles being removed today.

NFU stage dairy debate in Staffordshire

A debate on falling milk prices and the challenges faced by local dairy farmers will be held in Staffordshire today.

The price of milk has fallen to its lowest since 2007 Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The event has been organised by the National Farmers Union which says the number of dairy farmers will continue to decrease unless market conditions improve.

Farmers have seen the price of milk fall to around 20p per litre - its lowest since 2007.


New facilities for Derbyshire Cricket Club

The City Council has approved a £2 million pound loan for work to start next winter.

A general view a Derbyshire County Cricket Club sign at the County Ground, Derbyshire Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Derbyshire Cricket Club will get new facilities including a new media centre as part of its bid to host matches at the County ground in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup.

It is one of six venues chosen to host the tournament in two years' time.


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King Richard III entombed by Cumbrian Stone

The tomb is where King Richard III's remains will be re-buried Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A firm in Cumbria is making the tomb where the remains of King Richard III will be re-buried.

The king's bones were found under a car park in Leicester three years ago.

Penrith based Cumbrian Stone is carving the limestone for his new resting place at Leicester cathedral this March.

King Richard was killed on the battle field at Bosworth in 1485.

Another 700 new homes to be built in Coventry

Builders working on a housing development. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

More than 700 homes have been earmarked for development on the former Courtaulds site off Foleshill Road in Coventry.

Developers, Persimmon Homes South Midlands, are investing £65 million on the project.

Phase one will see 113 properties built, after Persimmon was granted planning permission earlier this month.

Plans for Paragon Park in Coventry Credit: Persimmon Homes South Midlands

“This is an area which has become derelict and needs investment.

We are building more than 1,100 new homes across four sites in Coventry all together, which proves our long-term commitment to the city.”

– Andy Peters, Managing Director for Persimmon Homes South Midlands

Economist: 'Nottingham has work to do with national economy'

Nottingham has made it into the top 10 cities with the highest growth in jobs.

That is according to The Centre for Cities' report. It looked at growth between 2004 and 2013.

Nottingham was 10th on the list, with a 7.7% rise in the number of jobs - just under 21,500.

Paul Swinney, a senior economist at the Centre for Cities, said although the news is good for the city, it still has work to do on a national level.

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