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Coventry & Stoke shortlisted for 2021 City of Culture

Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent have been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021.

11 towns and cities registered their bids and now Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent have been shortlisted along with Paisley, Sunderland and Swansea.

Hereford has missed out on a place in the final five.

Hull is the current City of Culture and it's estimated it has boosted the local economy by around £60 million.

Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent will now submit their final bids by the end of September before the winner of the 2021 bid is announced in December.


Kare Adenegan wins silver at World Para Athletics Championships

Kare Adenegan Credit: PA

Kare Adenegan has won silver in the T34 100m at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

The 16-year-old, from Coventry, recorded a time of 18.01 seconds but was beaten to the gold by Hannah Cockroft.

Cockroft won a fourth straight T34 100 metres title for her eighth global crown, triumphing at the London Stadium.

Kare Adenegan (right) next to Hannah Cockroft before the race. Credit: PA Images

Wimbledon replica mastermind invited to ladies final

A man who used 12,000 toothpicks to build a replica of Wimbledon's Centre Court has been given tickets to the ladies final.

Sharminder Singh's work was noticed by tennis bosses who have invited him to watch the world's best duke it out for the prestigious grand slam prize.

The 31-year-old from Coventry, who spent the best part of a year making the replica, says his dreams have come true.


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