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Government to announce driverless car trials by 2015

This car is controlled from a computer in its boot. Credit: Oxford University

The government will announce new measures today which will see driverless cars on the streets of Britain in 2015.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be speaking later at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton.

The first trials of the self-driving vehicles are due to start in January next year.


Fire at Wilkinson in Nuneaton town centre

Crews from Atherstone, Bedworth, Polesworth, Hinckley and Nuneaton as well crews from West Midlands Fire Service have been working to put a fire out in the Wilkinson homeware store in Nuneaton town centre.


Street sealed off as woman found collapsed on ground

A street in Nuneaton is cordoned off by police today after a woman was found collapsed on the ground.

The 45-year-old was found in Eastboro Way shortly after 9.30pm.

The woman was found collapsed in Nuneaton overnight Credit: PA

Police have now launched an inquiry into what happened. Officers have urged anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch.

Meet Dawn... the fox who thinks she's a dog

Dawn the fox is one of six foxy residents at Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.

When rescued by a member of the public, they initially thought she was a dog - and it seems she does too.

Staff have caught her on camera rolling over to have her tummy tickled, and wagging her tail - just like any enthusiastic puppy.

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