Two charged over Leamington cannabis farm at former Coventry Building Society

Police have charged two people after hundreds of cannabis plants were found in the disused Coventry Building Society base in Leamington. Suspects were seen fleeing across the roof and the fire service was called in to help apprehend them. A crane was then used to ensure that nobody else was hiding on the rooftops. More […]

Suspects run across rooftops in escape bid during Leamington drug bust

Two men ran across rooftops in Leamington Spa town centre yesterday morning after a drug bust saw more than 300 cannabis plants seized from a former bank. Photos from inside the former Coventry Building Society in Bath Street building show a large number of plants, which police say were found spread across five storeys inside […]

Three men under investigation after M6 drug arrests

Two men have been released under investigation after a police operation that left the M6 shut in both directions on Sunday morning. Three men were arrested following a police pursuit and one has been remanded in custody ahead of a court appearance regarding an unrelated matter. Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle on the […]

Amazing ‘tornado’ funnel cloud spotted by passer-by

An amazing ‘tornado’ funnel cloud has been spotted in the skies over Solihull. Steve Wood noticed the unusual meteorological phenomenon yesterday morning (Wednesday, January 18) in Catherine-de-Barnes, not far from Solihull town centre. The eagle-eyed delivery driver saw the funnel cloud while out with his workmate at the beginning of their working day and managed […]

Primark to slash 400 jobs across the UK

Around 400 jobs are set to be axed at Primark stores across the UK. The fashion chain, which is owned by Associated British Foods, has launched a consultation with staff as part of plans to simplify its UK store retail management structure. It said the move aims to “provide clearer accountability, greater flexibility and more […]

Meeting to be held over student accommodation plan concerns in Coventry suburb

A Coventry MP is holding a meeting for residents in Earlsdon after plans were submitted to build a new student accommodation. An application was submitted at the end of last year to demolish Argyle House on Collingwood Road, and replace it with over 100 rooms for university students. The current building, which is used for […]

Boris Johnson speaks about Coventry Airport gigafactory plan in Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken about the gigafactory being proposed at Coventry Airport in Parliament. The subject was addressed in Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, January 19. Although the Prime Minister remains under fire over the ongoing and deepening row regarding ‘parties’ held at Number 10 Downing Street during […]