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Campaigners in court to challenge badger cull

Campaigners are back at the High Court in a new challenge over the Government's badger cull
Campaigners are back at the High Court in a new challenge over the Government's badger cull Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Campaigners are back at the High Court today in a new challenge over the Government's badger cull in Gloucestershire.

The Badger Trust says an independent panel of experts has not been put in place to monitor this year's pilot culls, which are trying to stop the spread of TB in cattle.

Paralympic swimming star to visit pool in Coventry

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will visit Coventry later
Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will visit Coventry later Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will be visiting the swimming pool she trained at as a youngster in Coventry later.

She'll return to the Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre to take part in Swim Britain in September.

The 50 metre pool is at risk of closure.

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Graduate holds up sign at station and lands interview

A Coventry graduate landed himself an interview on the same day after he was seen standing outside Waterloo station holding a placard with his details for potential employers.

Alfred Ajani was offered job interviews as far afield as Barcelona.

Following the response, the graduate said: "Few opportunities look to be coming my way. Would advise recent graduates to do what I did".

Concern for missing man with life-threatening condition

Concerns for a man missing in Coventry with a life-threatening condition.
Concerns for a man missing in Coventry with a life-threatening condition. Credit: West Midlands Police

There are concerns for a missing man in Coventry with a life-threatening condition.

Nicholas McCarthy left his home in Pinley Fields at around 6.30am without his medication.

The 57-year-old has previously suffered a heart attack and a stroke which has left him with a brain injury.

His previous medical traumas have left him with a brain injury, which means he can behave erratically and is therefore extremely vulnerable. “He may become agitated if approached by other people so we would urge anyone who sees him to contact us immediately on 101.”

– PC Joanna Maton, from Coventry Police station

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Midlands commuters will pay 3.5% more for rail fares

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.

According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.

Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.

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