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Lawes out of England 6 Nations squad to face Ireland

Courtney Lawes and Eddie Jones Credit: PA Images

Northampton Saints star Courtney Lawes has been dropped from the England squad to face Ireland at Twickenham.

Lawes misses out in favour of Saracens' Maro Itoje.

It means that Lawes, can play in Northampton's Aviva Premiership clash with Worcester on Saturday.

England Squad: Forwards D Cole (Leicester Tigers), J Clifford (Harlequins), J George (Saracens), D Hartley (Northampton Saints, capt), J Haskell (Wasps), P Hill (Northampton Saints), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), J Launchbury (Wasps), J Marler (Harlequins), C Robshaw (Harlequins), B Vunipola (Saracens), M Vunipola (Saracens).

Backs: M Brown (Harlequins), D Care (Harlequins), E Daly (Wasps), O Farrell (Saracens), G Ford (Bath Rugby), A Goode (Saracens), J Joseph (Bath Rugby), J Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), A Watson (Bath Rugby), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

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Cyclist dies in collision with car in Rugby

Map showing the location of the collision Credit: ITV News Central

A man has died following a collision involving the bicycle he was riding and a car on the outskirts of Rugby.

West Midlands Ambulance service were called at 8.20pm yesterday evening to reports of a road traffic collision in the area of the junction of the A4071 and Lawford Road.

An advanced community paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended, along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance crew.

They were joined by two off-duty paramedics who stopped to help.

Advanced life support was administered to the man who had suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire which had been put on alert in anticipation of his arrival. Despite the collective best efforts of all involved, he was later confirmed dead at hospital.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Weekend Picks: Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair

Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair: Saturday 9th January (The Benn Hall, Rugby)

Dollshouse and miniatures fair in Rugby Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A specialist dollshouse and miniatures fair will take place this weekend in Rugby. Collectors will be able to purchase miniature scale items including dolls houses, shops and churches, accessories, food and furnishings. There’ll be a wide range of unique and handmade specialist items on display from over twenty specialist traders.

For prices, times and more information visit: www.dollshouse-fairs.co.uk

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