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December 14, 2016 4:54 PM This car park is Coventry's best-kept secret

Easy parking and few minutes' walk away from town Shoppers in Coventry are missing out on easy parking - simply by not driving and walking a little bit further. As people descend on the city to do their Christmas shopping, you will probably see queues of cars waiting to find a space in some city centre car parks - but just a few minutes away there’s 20

December 14, 2016 2:38 PM British Airways crew vote for Heathrow strike

British Airways cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly for strikes in a dispute over pay, the Unite union says. More than 2,000 workers were balloted about the plan to strike at Heathrow Airport. It comes after cabin crew rejected a 2% pay rise. The action could begin after 21 December and Unite has yet to finalise dates. It did not say if the strike would 30

December 14, 2016 12:00 PM Jeremy Corbyn: The last comrade

This interview is from the New Statesman's Christmas issue. Take advantage of our special offers and get a subscription for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Long isolated and irrelevant, the far left had waited more than three decades since the end of the Bennite wars of the 1980s to be in a position to control the Labour Party. “This is what it’s all about 43

December 13, 2016 1:55 PM Backpacker tells how she was 'kidnapped by man with serial-killer eyes' in Australia

Mary Kate Heys, 20, was rescued after sending SOS text to dad in Greater Manchester A backpacker rescued thanks to SOS text messages she sent to her dad after being allegedly kidnapped in Australia has spoken of her terrifying ordeal. Mary Kate Heys, 20, from Bury, says she was held captive for more than two hours by a 'mentally unstable' man who she feared 67

December 13, 2016 12:56 PM November CPI at record low of 3.63% as demonetisation bites

The monthly data, the first to reflect the full impact of the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, showed consumer inflation sinking to a record low led by vegetable and food prices. The moderation is even sharper on an annualized basis. Retail inflation had grown 5.41 percent in November 2015, indicating a more expansionary 22

December 13, 2016 12:49 PM Baby turtles facing certain death saved by 'Planet Earth II' crew

In the series finale, the tiny turtles hatch from their eggs and are drawn not to the ocean, but to the bright lights of the city. Manmade lights are much brighter than the moon, so the hatchlings follow the lights away from the ocean and into the city, where many times they meet their demise. In heartbreaking shots, hatchlings are shown run over by cars and trapped 23

December 13, 2016 6:32 AM EXCLUSIVE: 'His eyes were wide like a serial killer's': British backpacker was 'kidnapped' in Australia by a friend she met at a hostel who 'snapped' after asking her 'to come on an adventure'

A British backpacker who claims she was kidnapped in Australia and taken on a wild car ride has revealed in detail the terrifying two hours she was held captive by a 'mentally unstable' man who she feared may never let her go. Mary Kate 'Miri' Heys, 20, was forced to use Google maps to reveal her location to her father in England, who then alerted Queensland 52

December 13, 2016 4:55 AM EU leaders sing from same Brexit hymn sheet

It's a twitchy, tetchy time this pre-Brexit talks, post-Brexit vote period. As Europe editor I'm often asked about the EU point of view - but Europe is waiting first and foremost to get a clear idea from Britain as to what kind of Brexit the government definitely wants. In the meantime, one message alone emanates loud and clear from European capitals 27

December 13, 2016 12:40 AM Train attacker shouted: 'Death to Muslims'

A man who allegedly stabbed a train passenger was heard shouting "death to Muslims" and "go back to Syria" remains in police custody. Police were called at 1.18pm on Monday to the incident, which was believed to have happened on a moving train between Honor Oak Park and Forest Hill station in south-east London. A man in his 40s who was injured in the attack 65

December 12, 2016 4:53 PM £250,000 Ferrari 'mounts pavement and ploughs into six pedestrians while racing a Land Rover' in central London

Six people have been hurt including one who was thrown 50ft off a bridge and through the rear window of a car after a racing Ferrari mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians, eyewitnesses claim. The £250,000 red sports car is said to have sent at least one pedestrian 'flying over the railings' and onto a Toyota Corolla parked in the street 32 1