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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.

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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.

Warwick women rowers release third naked calendar

Last year Facebook removed the photos saying they were 'pornographic' Credit: Warwick Rowing's Women's Naked Calendar

Members of the University of Warwick's Women's Rowing Club are releasing a third naked calendar in as many years to raise money for charity.

They're hoping to raise thousands for Macmillan Credit: Warwick Rowing's Women's Naked Calendar

Last year's edition was seen to be too rude for social media, with Facebook removing the pictures of the women's - but not the men's - photo shoot, calling them 'pornographic.'

Despite the controversy they raised over £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, and plan to do the same this year.

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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