15/04/2017 Midlands Today


15/04/2017

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Good evening.

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Fans of Coventry City Football Club are trying to come to terms

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with the reality that their team has been relegated to the fourth tier

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of English football, for the first time in 54 years.

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Many are furious with the club's owners SISU who have presided over

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the continued downward spiral.

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Kevin Reide reports.

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Another protest another match at the Ricoh, but this time

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Coventry simply had to win.

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George Thomas's goal gave them a glimmer of hope but Charlton

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equalised and the one-one result sent Coventry down.

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We just ran out of games.

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Whilst it is majorly disappointing, it is not

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a surprise and we have to move on, take it on the chin and rebuild.

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Just a fortnight ago Coventry won

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the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley and it's thirty years this year

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since they won the FA Cup under managers George Curtis and John

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Sillett.

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Today Mr Sillett told me he'd sobbed yesterday

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when relegation was confirmed.

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Relegation takes them to the lowest point in their 140 year history.

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What would Jimmy Hill be thinking?

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He rocketed the club from the lower leagues into the top echelons

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of English football.

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Jimmy Hill, oh dear.

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He would be absolutely devastated, as we all are.

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The football club is for everyone and

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sometimes money can get in the way of that and this is the case we see.

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They do need to go really.

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In six matches they have only lost one in

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all competitions so I think there is a glimmer of hope.

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The club now has to attract fans to matches

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against the likes of Accrington, Grimsby and Barnet, it will be

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difficult as they won't be reducing season ticket prices.

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Kevin Reide, BBC Midlands Today, Coventry.

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The family of British student Hannah Blaydon,

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who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem yesterday

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say they are devastated by the senseless and tragic attack.

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The 20-year-old, who's from Burton upon Trent,

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was studying theology at the University of

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Birmingham and was in Israel on an exchange programme.

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Phillipa Hudson reports.

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In a statement issued through the Foreign office, Hannah's

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parents describe her as a talented musician, and enthusiastic rugby

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player - the most caring and compassionate daughter.

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She was taking part in an archaeological dig

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and was attacked while travelling on a packed train

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near to the Old City.

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At the University of Birmingham this morning, staff have paid tribute

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to an exceptional student.

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Our thoughts at this time are very much with

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Hannah's family and close friends.

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We just want to pay tribute to Hannah and the excellent academic

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career she had had up to this point.

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She was pursuing her real passion in Jerusalem

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around Biblical studies.

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As Hannah's family struggle to come to terms

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with her death a Palestinian man, who's thought to have a history

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of mental health problems, remains in custody.

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Phillipa Hudson BBC Midlands Today.

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To sport now and just a couple of football results this afternoon.

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In the Premier League, Stoke climb to 11th place

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after beating Hull City by three goals to one.

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And in the Championship, Reading ended Aston Villa's

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five-match unbeaten run, beating them by three goals to one.

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And two Rugby results in the Aviva Premiership to tell you about.

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Gloucester narrowly beat Sale by 39 points to 30.

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And a much needed win for Worcester, beating Bath 25-19.

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Cycling and Lichfield's Emily Nelson has won a silver medal

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for Great Britain this afternoon.

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She and her partner Elinor Barker were competing

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in the women's Madison at the Track Cycling World

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Championships in Hong Kong.

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There was a surprise yesterday for staff at the Nuneaton

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and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary when they woke to find their injured

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Muntjac Deer had given birth.

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Pip was brought in by a driver last November who had

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found her unconscious in the road with head injuries.

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She has since made an amazing recovery but her carers had no

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idea she was pregnant.

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Let's have a look at the weather forecast for the rest

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of the Bank Holiday.

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Here's Lucy Martin.

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Hello and good evening.

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Some rain on the way tomorrow but it looks like

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improvement by Easter Monday.

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A few late spells of evening sunshine tonight.

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One or two showers to look for.

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Overnight, cloud thickening from the West.

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A chilly start to the day tomorrow.

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Fairly cloudy, outbreaks of rain through

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much of the day and they will get heavy in the afternoon.

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One or two brighter intervals developing.

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Uncertainty regarding the timing but it looks fairly chilly tomorrow.

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Things start to brighten up by Monday.

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Sunny spells with the risk of an isolated shower.

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That's it for now.

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Our next bulletin is tomorrow at 10.20.

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Bye for now.

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Good

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