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Concern for missing man with life-threatening condition

Concerns for a man missing in Coventry with a life-threatening condition.
Concerns for a man missing in Coventry with a life-threatening condition. Credit: West Midlands Police

There are concerns for a missing man in Coventry with a life-threatening condition.

Nicholas McCarthy left his home in Pinley Fields at around 6.30am without his medication.

The 57-year-old has previously suffered a heart attack and a stroke which has left him with a brain injury.

His previous medical traumas have left him with a brain injury, which means he can behave erratically and is therefore extremely vulnerable. “He may become agitated if approached by other people so we would urge anyone who sees him to contact us immediately on 101.”

– PC Joanna Maton, from Coventry Police station

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Midlands commuters will pay 3.5% more for rail fares

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.

According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.

Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.

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New JLR centre to be located in Ryton near Coventry

The new Vehicle Operations Technical Centre
The new Vehicle Operations Technical Centre Credit: Artist's impression

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that its new Vehicle Operations Technical Centre will be located in Ryton near Coventry.

The centre will create high-end bespoke and extreme performance vehicles.

Operations are due to begin towards the end of the year.

The centre will create 100 new jobs.

We are excited by the capability and potential that this new facility will give us. We will be creating truly iconic vehicles that reinforce the global reputation of both Jaguar and Land Rover brands as we expand our product portfolio and fulfil our ambitious plans.

– Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards

Coventry supporters to protest again at tonight's game

Coventry fans protested outside the Sixfields Stadium a number of times last season
Coventry fans protested outside the Sixfields Stadium a number of times last season Credit: ITV News Central

Coventry City fans are to protest again tonight at the club's Capital One Cup match against Cardiff City, at the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton.

The Sky Blues Trust say they feel let down by the club's owners, and adding that supporters feel the club's return to Coventry is 'as far away as ever'.

Football fans: Who travels furthest for away games?

Which football fans travel the most to away games?
Which football fans travel the most to away games? Credit: PA Image

It's been revealed that Aston Villa fans have to travel the least to get to away games, out of any Premier League club.

According to findings from the AA route planner Newcastle United supporters have it the hardest, they will travel the furthest at around 8,200 miles, costing them £1,100 in fuel.

Take a look at the list below to see where your team is on the list of the number of miles travelled.

  • Newcastle United- 8,198
  • Swansea City- 7,905
  • Southampton- 6,781
  • Hull City- 6,259
  • Crystal Palace- 5,924
  • Burnley- 5,660
  • West Ham United- 5,508
  • Chelsea- 5,419
  • Tottenham Hotspur- 5,392
  • Everton- 5,362
  • Liverpool- 5,334
  • Queens Park Rangers- 5,285
  • Arsenal- 5,234
  • Manchester City- 5,097
  • Manchester United- 4,871
  • Stoke City- 4,570
  • West Bromwich Albion- 4,412
  • Leicester City- 4,398
  • Aston Villa- 4,237

Funeral for couple who died within hours of each other on 76th wedding anniversary

The couple were said to be devoted to each other
The couple were said to be devoted to each other Credit: BPM Media

The funeral for a couple from Coventry who died within hours of each other on their 76th wedding anniversary will take place today.

101-year-old Clifford Hartland died at a rest home on July 29th, while his wife Marjorie who was 97 had a heart attack and passed away just 14 hours later.

Their daughter Christine told the Coventry Telegraph her mother had died of a "broken heart", describing their marriage as a "perfect love story".

Afterwards, Mum just kept saying ‘I can’t live without him'. She was upset and I told her to think about all the happy times they’d shared in their marriage while she drifted off to sleep. She died at 1am, and I like to think that’s exactly what she was doing."

– Christine, daughter of Clifford and Marjorie Hartland

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Clifford and Marjorie Hartland died within hours of each other on their 76th anniversary
Clifford and Marjorie Hartland died within hours of each other on their 76th anniversary Credit: BPM Media
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