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RSC founder and 'Shakespeare genius' John Barton dies

The British theatre director, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 89.

Home of killed man ransacked by thieves in Coventry

Jordan Howell's flat was raided less than 24 hours after his death, police say.

Bird flu zone extended as strain discovered in Warwickshire

The move follows the death of 13 birds in Warwickshire but does not involve bringing poultry inside.

Strong winds blow roof off Coventry house

Fire crews found a pile of bricks at the foot of the three-storey town house.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.