12/07/2014 Midlands Today


12/07/2014

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Good evening. Thousands of Coventry City fans have protested

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today about the club's home matches being played outside the city.

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Since the start of last season, the Sky Blues' home games have been held

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in Northampton, following an ongoing row between the club's owners

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Karen Kenworthy spoke to fans as they took part

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in the demonstration, which was organised by the supporters group,

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We've got a proud history, we need a proud future.

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The message was clear from the thousands of passionate

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from the site of the club's first ever match to the city centre.

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The fans are still here but we'll not be here forevdr.

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We are still here if you bring us back now.

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What will happen in a year's time, who knows?

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Last summer the owners of the club moved matches from the Ricoh Arena

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to Northampton after a row with the stadium's owners over rdnt.

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and numbers through turnstiles have dropped.

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With many of the best players sold over the summer,

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The future looks bleak in my opinion.

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The crowds last season were very poor, averaging around 2000.

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There's no way to survive that, really.

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The club's owners said they are willing to talk about bringhng

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the Sky Blues back to the Rhcoh but the owners of the stadium whll not

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Fans are growing frustrated at the ongoing wrangles

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and the effect it is having on their team and their citx.

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We urge all sides in this debacle to get together

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but for the good of the citx and the club,

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they need to put their diffdrences behind them and make it happen.

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This is the same bus that Coventry City paraded around in after

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their FA Cup victory in 1987 but winning silverware isn't thd main

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They simply want to be able to watch their home team in their hole city.

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A man's appeared in court charged with the mtrder

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of a healthcare assistant at a psychiatric hospital in Glotcester.

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Sharon Wall, who was 53, was stabbed while working at Wooton

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This morning, 61`year`old Rxan Matthews, who lived at the tnit was

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He'll next appear at Gloucester Crown Court on Ttesday.

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A week`long festival of disability sport has been

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Its aim is to encourage dis`bled people to have a go

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at a sport they've never trhed before and find out what's

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on offer for them in the city. Yvonne Brissett reports.

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From table tennis to cycling to football, there was something

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for everyone at the launch of the Birmingham Disability Sports Fest.

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Over the coming week, anyond with a disability will get the chance to

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If you haven't got the opportunity to try lots of activities, who

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If you can apply yourself and you

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have skill, and most import`ntly, you can try all the activithes,

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you have a real chance of fhnding something you have a skill `t.

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If you can follow that up whth a good club and with the right

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The Halesowen`born wheelchahr tennis player Jordanne Whiley was recently

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crowned Wimbledon champion, and is the festival's ambassador.

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I started at a camp run by the tennis foundation at thd time.

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The Disability Sports Fest here is amazing because they can trx out all

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different kind of sports and also for their parents,

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they can see, if they have a disabled child, they can still do

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Today's event is all about raising the profile

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of local clubs and organisations in the city who provide acthvities

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Throughout the week, up to 600 people are expectdd to

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attend and try out a new sport for the first time.

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The festival, now in its second year,

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will bring together more th`n 1 0 volunteers and local organisations.

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It's hoped the event will m`ke a difference to how people view

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Let's hope the weather stays nice for them. After a very hot `nd humid

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day today we are now seeing rain moving from the west, producing the

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odd heavy burst and there mhght be the odd rumble of thunder btt

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becoming more patchy in the early hours. A very hot and humid night,

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especially in the centre of Birmingham, 16 or 17 Celsius

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overnight. That weather front pulls away toward the east during the day

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tomorrow. We could see the odd shower remaining but for most there

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will be bright and sunny intervals and should be a fresher feel to the

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day, losing that humidity at that more, so a maximum temperattre of 22

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Celsius. That's all from the weekend team

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for now. Midlands Today will be back

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tomorrow evening at 5:50pm. Until then, have a good weekend

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Bye`bye. We are seeing thunderstorms

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developing. Some of these will stay with us well on into the evening to

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be replaced with outbreaks of rain later in the night. The rain we had

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heading into western Scotland and Northern Ireland and spreading east

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across the UK. There are some heavier bursts. Coast and hill fog

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around and a warm muggy night to come. Tomorrow we start with cloud.

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Damp in places. Many of us will see brighter skies arrive. There will be

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showers

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