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Donor drive for Coventry blood cancer toddler

Khalid Adam only has three weeks to find a bone marrow match
Khalid Adam only has three weeks to find a bone marrow match Credit: BPM Media

A public drive to find a bone marrow donor for a Coventry toddler with blood cancer will be held in his home city on Friday.

Khalid Adam, who is 20 months old, only has three weeks left to find a match.

The event, run by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, will take place at the Masjid Zeenat ul Islam mosque in 283-287 Stoney Stanton Road in Foleshill and will run between 1.30pm and 5pm in the car park.

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Coventry man stole £40,000 from church donations

Stefan Bodnarczuk
Stefan Bodnarczuk Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man from Coventry has been jailed for stealing nearly £40,000 from church collection boxes over a period of six years.

Stefan Bodnarczuk used metal implements with sticky ends to lift coins out of the boxes while the churches were empty.

The 55-year-old has now been jailed for 20 months for stealing from church donation boxes across three counties.

Ticket details announced ahead of Coventry's return to Ricoh

Tickets for Coventry City's return home match at the Ricoh Arena will go on sale at 9:30am on Friday.

The Sky Blues take on Gillingham on Friday September 5.

A deal was signed last week to allow Coventry City to return to the Ricoh Arena after secret talks were held between lawyers acting on behalf of Sisu, the club's owners, and ACL, who manage the Ricoh Arena.

The football club has been playing its home games at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton for more than a year.

Coventry City fans at the Ricoh Arena
Coventry City fans at the Ricoh Arena Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It promises to be a wonderful occasion.

We really want to show the footballing world that Coventry City Football Club is back in the city and what this means to the people of Coventry.

– Development director Steve Waggott

Do you recognise these family wedding photos?

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Police are trying to locate the owners of a camera which they believe may have been stolen from a car before being sold to a second hand store in Stoke.

The Panasonic camera contained several family photographs as well as images from a wedding.

The police want to reunite the camera with its rightful owners and ask anybody who recognises the images to contact the Coventry Magpie Team on 101.

Food bank says children in danger if families can't afford food in summer holidays

The Trussell Trust, that runs food banks saw their use increase by a fifth last August compared to the same time in June.

Anna Danks says children could be in danger if their parents can't afford to feed them during the summer holidays.

She spoke to ITV News Central on the day that it was revealed 40% of teachers agree there are pupils at their school not getting enough to eat during the school holidays.

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Ellie Simmonds returns to former training pool that is earmarked for closure

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds has been visiting the swimming pool in Coventry that she swam in as a child.

It is the only 50 metre pool in the West Midlands but it's earmarked for closure.

It's being replaced by a new £37million leisure centre but that will only have a 25 metre pool.

Campaigners say it should stay open to help produce future champions. Lee Comley reports.

Warnings as thousands to fly from East Mids Airport

More than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport.
More than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport. Credit: ITV News Central

The public are being warned to expect the roads to be busy this bank holiday as more than 40,000 passengers are expected to fly from East Midlands Airport.

The Highways Agency say some roadworks will be suspended, but others, including on the M1, will stay in place for safety reasons.

40% of teachers think children don't eat enough in school holidays

Many parents say they struggle to feed their children three meals a day
Many parents say they struggle to feed their children three meals a day Credit: Jens BÃŒttner/DPA/Press Association Images

40% of teachers agree there are pupils at their school not getting enough to eat during the school holidays, according to a new report.

The research released by Kellogg's also shows that of those teachers, a third notice children coming back to school after the summer with signs of weight loss.

This is reflected in some regional figures showing some parents find it difficult to nourish their children:

Birmingham

  • 28% of parents struggle to feed their children three meals a day
  • 35% of parents say that the school holidays put an extra burden on their food budget

Coventry

  • 43% of parents struggle to feed their children three meals a day
  • 46% of parents say that the school holidays put an extra burden on their food budget

Last August, The Trussell Trust reported more than 24,000 children attending their food banks across the country, as families struggled to provide enough meals for them.

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