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Delays between Birmingham New Street and Coventry

Delays at Birmingham New Street Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Trains running between Glasgow, Birmingham and London will be delayed until at least 1pm this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Tile Hill.

The incident is causing delays of up to 60 minutes between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

Services being affected by the accident include:

  • CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth.
  • London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston
  • Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

CrossCountry services will be diverted and will not call at Birmingham International or Coventry. Passengers affected by the delays may use the following alternative routes:

  • CrossCountry passengers may use their tickets on London Midland and Virgin Trains on reasonable routes.
  • Virgin Trains passengers may use their tickets on Chiltern Railways on reasonable routes.

Further updates will be posted on the ITV Central website and Twitter page with the hashtag #TileHill.

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Coventry City sign defender Chris Stokes on one-year deal

Coventry City have agreed to sign defender Chris Stokes on a one-year deal, with a further year option.

Chris Stokes Credit: Coventry City FC

The Sky Blues have secured the defender after his performances impressed manager Tony Mowbray last season.

Stokes was released from Conference side Forest Green Rovers. The left-back made 16 appearances for the Sky Blues whilst on loan last season, scoring one goal in the 2-1 win over MK Dons at the Ricoh Arena.

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Bins 'left by refuse collectors if handles face inwards'

Residents in Coventry are complaining that their bins are being left behind by refuse collectors if the handles face inwards rather than outwards.

The city council say it shouldn't be a reason for bins to be left un-emptied. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

People in Earlsdon are branding the bin men 'lazy' and say they frequently have to collect their emptied bins from elsewhere on the street.

The city council say that although it is 'not ideal' for people to leave handles facing inwards, it shouldn't be a reason for bins to be left un-emptied.

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