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Murder investigation in Warwick after stabbed man dies

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Blackwell Lane, Warwick. Credit: ITV News Central

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man found with stab wounds in Blackwell Lane, Warwick.

Paramedics were called to a property at around 11pm yesterday where they found the man in his 50s with stab injuries.

He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, where he died.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Warwick aim for third consecutive U15 rugby title

Warwick School's under 15 rugby team are to defend their title in the final of the NatWest Cup at Twickenham today.

Warwick are to defend their title in the final of the NatWest Cup Credit: ITV News Central

They play Queen Elizabeth Grammar School from Wakefield, whom they beat 17-0 in last year's cup.

If successful, they will take home their third consecutive title from the nationwide competition.

Around 500 schools took part in this year's competition.

Warwick student protestors ordered to leave by High Court

Student protestors at the University of Warwick have been ordered by a High Court repossession order to end their sit-in.

Protesters were occupying the Roots Building at the university for more than a week.

The protest was held over the way a previous anti-fees demonstration was broken up.

West Midlands Police is investigating whether 'disproportionate force' was used in the original protest.

Three people were arrested during the disorder at the original Coventry campus protest on Wednesday 3rd December.

We are glad the protest has now ended peacefully

– Peter Dunn, University of Warwick spokesman

People have been forced to go because the university has effectively made them criminals if they stay.

– Hattie Craig, national campaigner against student fees

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Norovirus: Wards closed to visitors at Warwick Hospital

An outbreak of Norovirus has closed two wards to visitors at Warwick Hospital Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

An outbreak of Norovirus has closed two wards to visitors at Warwick Hospital.

All other wards are subject to visiting restrictions, as staff try to control the highly contagious infection.

Nobody may visit Squire Ward or Nicholas Ward, and other wards are only open to friends and family between 13:30 and 15:30 and 17:30 and 19:30. The following departments are exempt from these new rules: maternity, paediatrics and ITU.

Six teenagers held in pensioner death probe

Six teenagers are among a group of people arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a 75-year-old collapsed and later died following what the police called a "verbal altercation".

The pensioner was found near his home in Pickard Street, Warwick, on Tuesday night but died a short time later in hospital, Warwickshire Police said.

The force said seven people were arrested this morning in connection with the investigation.

Prior to the arrests, Chief Inspector Michael Naughton, of Warwickshire Police, said there was thought to have been "a verbal altercation between the man and a group of young people prior to his collapse".

Police said the people in custody were three girls, aged 15, 16 and 18, and four males, aged 15 and 23 as well as two 17-year-olds.

All those in custody are from Warwick and Leamington Spa, according to the force.

Mr Naughton said: "The man's next of kin are being kept informed and our thoughts and sympathies are with them at this tragic time.

"We are still working to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and the seven people are assisting us in achieving this.

"The family of the deceased continue to be supported by specially-trained police officers."

Police were called at about 8.50pm to reports of a man collapsed. He was taken to Warwick Hospital by ambulance where he died at about 9.35pm.

Cable to unveil £1bn vehicle research hub in Warwick

Business Secretary Vince Cable will unveil a new £1 billion pound hub at the University of Warwick today, which will research and develop vehicles of the future.

Business Secretary Vince Cable Credit: PA

The Government and the automotive industry are each contributing half of the money to the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

It is thought it will place the MIdlands at the centre of the future global motor industry.

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