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Female Muslim football coach awarded British Empire Medal

A Muslim woman who became a coach in men's football has been awarded the British Empire Medal.

Annie Zaidi from Coventry faced sexism and racism when she first started coaching but carried on despite the criticism.

She told ITV Central, when she got the letter announcing her B.E.M she thought it was a hoax and phoned the Cabinet Office to confirm it was true.


Man left with broken back following high street robbery

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A man was left with a broken back after he was robbed outside a bank in Coventry city centre.

The man, in his 60s, was knocked to the ground outside Barclays Bank in the high street yesterday at around 9.45am.

It's believed at least one attacker got out of a silver Mercedes car and then fled in the vehicle driven by another man following the robbery.

The victim has been taken to hospital with a broken back and shoulder and officers are keen to speak to any witnesses.

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