Richard Whitehead and Hannah Cockroft will captain the athletics team in Rio.Read the full story ›
Prime Minister Theresa May is in the West Midlands today to highlight the expertise British firms and academics have to offer.Read the full story ›
Almost 3000 jobs are to be created in Coventry after the Government announced a £35 million investment in the car automotive industry.Read the full story ›
Two of Coventry University’s sporting stars will go for gold at the Paralympic Games this summer.Read the full story ›
A hospital that is just 10 years old is already undergoing remedial work after potential fire safety issues have been identified.Read the full story ›
A teenager is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Coventry.
It happened in Swan Lane in the Stoke area of the city at around 9.20pm last night.
The 15-year-old suffered serious head injuries in the crash. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping police with inquires.
Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to come forward.
Coventry Oktoberfest: 24th - 28th Aug (Broadgate, Coventry)
With two gigantic tankers full of beer, sausages and Brezel the Coventry Oktoberfest takes place this bank holiday weekend.
Organisers say they expect 10 thousand guests to celebrate the 206th year of Oktoberfest. Event goers are promised an authentic Oktoberfest experience, just like in Munich.
There’ll be 23 thousand liters of fresh beer, 13 thousand German sausages and 7 thousand Brezel to feed visitors.
For the second year, the German festival comes to Coventry for 5 days of fun, good mood and German food and beer.”
For times, prices and more information visit: coventry-oktoberfest.co.uk
Two lanes are closed and traffic is queueing due to a broken down vehicle on the M42 Northbound before J6 A45 (Birmingham Airport / Coventry).
Domestic abuse bullies are the focus of a six-week blitz launched by West Midlands police in Coventry today.
A team of dedicated officers will target and arrest suspected abusers across the city as part of the intelligence-led operation.
West Midlands Police has been encouraging the public to report abuse through a series of campaigns - including the 'Salon Saviours initiative' which trains hairdressers and beauticians to spot tell-tale signs of physical or emotional torment.
Detective Sergeant Alex Tarr from Coventry Police is leading the crackdown. He said: "Domestic abuse can affect men, women and children and our message is very clear: it will not be tolerated".
The operation forms part of West Midlands Police’s Sentinel campaign, launched which targets ’hidden crimes’ such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, honour based violence, and FGM.
Anyone suffering domestic abuse is urged to contact West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit (PPU). The unit includes specially trained officers to deal with abuse issues sensitively - by phoning the 101 number.
Athletes from the Midlands have helped Great Britain's hockey team to their first ever Olympic Gold medal after beating the Netherlands in Rio.
Keith Wilkinson has been speaking to players in Birmingham and Beeston where some of the team trained. They say the impact on the sport will be huge: