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Teenager charged after diabetic man targeted while ill

A teenager has been charged after a diabetic man had his mobile phone snatched from his hands when he fell to the floor suffering a hypoglycaemic attack in Coventry.

The 43-year-old man became ill while waiting for food at Benny's Chicken in Far Gosford Street in the early hours of March 16.

Benny's takeaway in Far Gosford Street, Coventry
Benny's takeaway in Far Gosford Street, Coventry Credit: West Midlands Police

He collapsed to his knees - and while a member of staff ran to help him, another customer took advantage of the situation and took the iPhone out of his hands before running away.

A 17-year-old from Coventry has now been arrested and charged with theft, and has been bailed to appear before Coventry Youth Court on May 1.

Woman dies in car crash in Coventry

A woman has died following a road traffic collision in Coventry this morning.

The crash on Brinklow Road in Binley occurred shortly before 8.15am. Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that had left the road and been in collision with a tree.

“Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”


Investigation into Sky Blues stadium row court documents

Documents have been released which raise questions about why Coventry City Council spent millions of pounds of taxpayers' money, taking on the mortgage debts of the city's Ricoh Arena.

The decision was taken last year, while ACL, the company which owns the stadium, was involved in a bitter row with Coventry City Football Club over rent.

New details about the process has led one group of Sky Blues supporters to set up a political party to stand in local elections, to try to question the council further. Darryl Murphy has been investigating.

Inquiry into £250m plan for land near Coventry airport

Around 1,000 objections have been received to the regeneration plans Credit: ITV News Central

A public inquiry gets underway today into plans which could create thousands of jobs on the outskirts of Coventry and millions of pounds worth of investment.

But the Gateway project has been met with opposition after it emerged that it would be built on green belt land around Coventry Airport and near the village of Bubbenhall.

Airport owner Sir Peter Rigby has claimed the project would attract £250million investment and up to 14,000 jobs, but the plans have attracted about 1,000 objections.


Coventry City FC owners take on charity at High Court

The first in a series of court battles surrounding the beleaguered Coventry City FC is due to begin today.

Club owners Sisu will take on the Alan Edward Higgs Charity at Birmingham High Court over the charity's claim for expenses incurred during negotiations over the purchase of its stake in ACL, a joint project between the charity and the city council.

The owners of Coventry City FC, Sisu, will go up against the Alan Edward Higgs Charity at Birmingham High Court today
The owners of Coventry City FC, Sisu, will go up against the Alan Edward Higgs Charity at Birmingham High Court today Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The charity is asking for £29,000 based on a negotiation clause which stated that if talks broke down, the club would cover the charity's costs incurred.

But the club launched a counter-claim worth £290,000, claiming the charity was obstructive.

The hearing is expected to last three days.

Centenary event 'great chance to celebrate bus history'

The organiser of today's event marking the centenary of Coventry's first motorbus - held at the Coventry Transport Museum - has welcomed the opportunity to celebrate the city's transport heritage.

Clint Hancox said:

Coventry has a long history of both operating and building buses. This is a great opportunity to celebrate that history but also to enjoy a great family day out. Many children have never been on a bus with a conductor so this will be a great day out and experience for them.

Transport museum marks centenary of first motorbus

The Coventry Transport Museum is hosting an event today to mark one hundred years since the first bus operated in the city.

A combination of 15 vintage and modern buses will be displayed outside the museum in Millennium Place, some dating back to 1940.

Today also marks 40 years since the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive took over from Coventry Transport.

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