Coventry City Council says their purchase of the mortgage for the Ricoh Arena is not costing the taxpayer any money.
The leader of the council, Ann Lucas, says they are effectively the bankers for Arena Coventry Ltd, who own the ground, so they are making money on the loan given to them to keep the stadium running.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.