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X Factor's Jake Quickenden providing entertainment at Wasps

Wasps have announced that Jake Quickenden will provide the pre-match entertainment at the Club’s first game at the Ricoh Arena.

Jake Quickenden Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

On Sunday 21st December the club will host their Aviva Premiership Rugby rivals London Irish.

The singer – who appeared on The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – will perform a selection of songs ahead of their first game at their new home in Coventry.

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Coventry jihadist dies in Syria 'in US airstrike'

A British jihadist who fled to Syria to fight with IS has died, the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) said.

Abu Massoud - real name Rashed Amani - is thought have been killed in a US airstrike.

He is the second of three Coventry friends who went to the war-torn country together.

Ali Kalantar is believed to have been killed last week leaving only Mohammed Hadi alive.


Men charged with historic abuse at former children's home

Detectives investigating allegations of historic abuse at a former children's home in Coventry have charged four men.

Four men have been charged with historic abuse Credit: West Midlands Police

The abused is alleged to have taken place at Wisteria Lodge children's home during the 1980s and 1990s.

Three of the men have been charged with indecent assault and ill-treatment of children under 16.

The fourth man has been charged with ill-treatment of children under 16.

They've been bailed and will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court on December the 22nd.

Wasps pass 22,700 tickets for first Ricoh game

The Wasps first game at the Ricoh Arena will get underway in 11 days time and the club has today announced that it has passed the 22,700 ticket mark.

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry Credit: PA

The highest attendance for an Aviva Premiership Rugby home ground fixture so far this season is 22,639 set by Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

The all-time record home ground attendance for an Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture is 24,000 also set by Leicester Tigers.

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Stepfather of murdered Daniel Pelka loses appeal

The stepfather of murdered four-year-old Daniel Pelka has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Mariusz Krezolek was jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years after being convicted last year of murdering Daniel, who was the son of his partner Magdelena Luczak, in March 2012.

Daniel died in March 2012 Credit: West Midlands Police

The four-year-old was starved for at least six months before being beaten to death.

Luczak was also handed a life sentence, and told she must serve at least 30 years. She was due to appeal her jail term today.


Mariusz Krezolek to appeal Daniel Pelka murder conviction

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek were jailed for life for Daniel Pelka's murder Credit: PA Wire

The partner of Daniel Pelka's mother will appeal his conviction for the murder of the four year-old boy today.

Mariusz Krezolek and Daniel's mother, Magdelena Luczak, were jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years for the boy's murder.

Daniel, from Coventry, died in March 2012 after what a Birmingham Crown Court judge described as a "campaign of cruelty".

Daniel Pelka was beaten to death after he was denied food Credit: West Midlands Police

Krezolek will appeal his guilty verdict at London's Criminal Appeal Court today. He will also try to reduce his 30-year minimum sentence.

Luczak will appeal against her 30-year minimum jail term only.

Appeal to find missing Coventry University student

An appeal has been launched for help in finding a 20-year-old Coventry University student who has gone missing.

South-Korean national Jeong Hun OH hasn't contacted his family since September Credit: West Midlands Police

South-Korean national Jeong Hun OH hasn't been in contact with his family since returning to study in England in September and was reported missing last month.

Jeong spent the Summer in Vietnam and his family thought he had since returned to University.

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