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Coventry's Cal Crutchlow wins Australian MotoGP

Cal Crutchlow Credit: Joe Giddens PA Wire/PA Images

Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow has secured his second MotoGP win at the Australian Grand Prix.

He is now the first Briton since Barry Sheene in 1979 to win more than one race in a season.

Cal managed to fend off Valentino Rossi to take the chequered flag by over four seconds at Phillip Island.


Fundraising page set up for seven-year-old girl's funeral

A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for the funeral of a seven year old girl who died in Coventry this week.


Sophia Mcdonald was crossing Henley road in Bell Green with her mum when she was hit by a skip lorry on Tuesday.

Organisers are hoping to raise £5,000. Sophia's family described her as their beautiful angel and the happiest of children.


Police name 7-year-old who died after lorry collision

7 year-old Sophia McDonald Credit: West Midlands Police

A girl who died in a skip lorry collision yesterday (Tuesday 18 October) has been named by police as Sophia McDonald.

The 7-year-old was hit by a slow moving red skip lorry as she crossed Henley Road with her mother around 4pm.

Her family have spoken of their grief and described their little girl. They said:

She was a beautiful angel, the happiest child with a beautiful cheeky smile. She was a very loving, kind hearted, happy-go-lucky little girl who loved her family. We are devastated at her loss.

– Family
The schoolgirl who died after a lorry collision has been named as Sophia McDonald Credit: ITV News Central

The driver of the skip lorry stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with the investigation.

The road was closed for several hours while specialist officers conducted an examination of the scene.

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