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Report: Boy with 'half a heart' wins back benefits

The parents of a boy who was born with half a heart have won their legal fight for benefits to help pay for his care. Ben had the money taken away on his birthday in June - leaving his mum and dad worried they might not be able to afford their home in Coventry.

Now, Paul and Jackie Gamble have won an appeal to have their son Ben's disability allowance restored. They say they're relieved at the outcome of their case. Keith Wilkinson reports.

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Family 'lucky to be alive' after serious tower block blaze

A family from Coventry say they feel lucky to be alive after their neighbour's fourth floor flat was destroyed by fire.

They were among 28 people evacuated from their homes in a block of flats in the Hillfields area of the city this morning.

More than 30 firefighters were able to contain the fire to one property, but today the fire service warned it could've been much worse. Chris Halpin reports.

35 firefighters in attendance at Coventry high rise block

Credit: Sheldon Fire Service.

West Midlands fire service have reported they are currently in attendance at a high rise block on Bath Street in Coventry. They say there are up to 35 firefighters in attendance. More to follow.

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