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Pride of Britain: The story of Stuart Kettell

Back in June, we asked you to nominate your fundraising hero for the Pride of Britain Awards In London in October.

This week we'll be hearing the stories of our four finalists, with the winner being announced on Friday.

Tonight we hear about Stuart Kettell who lives in Warwick. He's raised nearly fifty thousand pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by pushing himself to the limit. Jane Hesketh reports.

Man airlifted to hospital after fall from quad bike

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious head injury falling from a quad bike.

It happened in a field off Banbury Road in Warwick yesterday afternoon. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

On arrival, crews discovered a man, believed to be in his 40s, who had fallen from a quad bike whilst out riding.

Ambulance staff quickly assessed the man and began treating him for head and arm injuries.

He was anaesthetised before being flown to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.

The hospital had been pre-alerted and medics were on standby awaiting the man’s arrival.

Nobody else was involved or injured in the incident.

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Driver cut free from car after smashing into off-licence

A pensioner had to be cut free from her car after veering off the road and smashing into an off-licence in Warwick this afternoon.

Paramedics were called to Stratwicks Ltd off-licence and video hire shop in Reardon Court, Woodloes Avenue South, shortly before 2.10pm.

The car crashed into Stratwicks Ltd in Woodloes Avenue South at around 2.10pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The woman, in her 80s, was shaken but not injured in the crash - but a man who was in the shop, believed to be in his 60s, suffered a minor leg injuries.

He was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.

Hotel evacuated after bedroom fire

A hotel in Warwick was evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a fire in one of the bedrooms.

Fire crews were called to the Lord Leycester Hotel on Jury Street just after 2am.

2 fire-fighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet. At 02:39 a message was received that all persons were now accounted for.

– Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Passengers escape from burning double-decker bus

Passengers had to escape a burning double-decker bus when it caught fire near Warwick University in Coventry this morning.

A female passenger noticed smoke coming from the back seats of the vehicle and alerted the driver, who pulled over in Gibbet Hill Road and managed to evacuate all seven passengers before the engine burst into flames.

The blaze took hold only 22 minutes after today's 24-hour fire service strike was imposed.

The bus was reduced to charred metal but nobody was hurt in the fire and nearby university buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

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Guinea pigs predict England's first World Cup clash

Two teams of guinea pigs have predicted the score of England's first World Cup clash against Italy, and unfortunately it didn't go our way.

The Italian squad were first round victors at the Hatton Adventure World Stadium near Warwick.

The game played out over 90 seconds, with two teams of 11 guinea pigs given a ball filled with food. The side in possession on the final whistle, won the match.

Pet pundits say Rooney played a blinder, filling his face on the grass filled football, dominating play for the 90 seconds.

But despite his hair raising efforts, the Italians sneaked the win in the dying seconds.

Staff at the centre now hope their prediction doesn't play out, when Roy Hodgson's full-sized 11 take on Italy in Manaus on June 14.

Today's stunt was organised as a bit of fun by the team at the Adventure Park in Warwick, but it's not the first time our four legged friends have been used to predict the beautiful game.

Midlands EuroMillions winner could lose out on £1m

The winning ticket was bought on New Year's Eve in the Warwick District Credit: PA

Players of the EuroMillions in Warwick are being warned to check their tickets this Bank Holiday, as time is running out to claim a £1 million prize.

The prize was one of 25 chances to win £1,000,000 in the New Year's Eve EuroMillions raffle draw, and the winning selection was GRN686516.

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before June 29, the prize money will go to the National Lottery Projects. Credit: PA

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to the National Lottery Projects.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

Morris dancers maraud in Warwick for record attempt

The first Morris Dancers arrive in Warwick ahead of record attempt Credit: ITV News Central/Darryl Murphy

Scores of Morris dancers are descending on Warwick today in what promises to be one massive dance off.

It's all part of a World Record attempt for the largest mass Morris dance ever. It's hoped between 160-200 dancers will take part, and is going on until 4:00pm this afternoon.

Morris dancing World Record Attempt in Warwick

Stock photo of Morris Dancers Credit: PA

Nearly 200 people will attempt to smash the world record for the largest morris dance in Warwick later.

Between 16 & 20 Morris Dance sides are expected to take part in the event which is part of the Warwick 1100 years Celebration.

Morris Dancing in Nottingham's Old Market Square on St George's day this year Credit: PA

The vibrant & colourful dancing will take place around the centre of Warwick between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, which will culminate in 160 to 200 dancers joining in a massed dance to break the World Record.

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