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Cutback council seeks Godiva backers 

4 Jul

Coventry City Council is seeking sponsors to help it stage a 17-year-old free music festival that could be hit by funding cuts.

Look: Lightning strikes during crazy storm over Coventry and Warwickshire 

4 Jul

The best of the pictures from our readers, and Coventry and Warwickshire residents, as the weather turned wild last night...

First day of Godiva Festival sees record breaking attendance 

4 Jul

Fun Lovin' Criminals performed last night and Liverpudlian band The Wombats are today's headliners...

Coventry Free Radio presenter forms the world’s first pregnant girl band 

4 Jul

Roisin McCourt's girl group, Roisin and The Contractions, will take to the stage at the Godiva Festival...

Delay for £10m Coventry roadworks – after cables were buried in the ‘wrong place’ 

4 Jul

'Pinch point' work around Woodway Lane in Walsgrave will be put on hold for weeks while BT fixes mistake...

Police to probe tractor bridge crash 

3 Jul

An investigation into a tractor crash which damaged a medieval bridge is launched.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals delighted to be back in Coventry for Godiva Festival 

3 Jul

Trio chat to the Telegraph before headlining the main stage at the War Memorial Park on Friday night...

Watch: Two Coventry bartenders in bid to be crowned the UK’s best 

3 Jul

TGI Fridays colleagues Steve McGowan and Andras Kertesz will compete in TGI's Northern UK Bartender Championship Final on July 13...

Trip to China inspires Coventry author Mark’s latest parenting book 

3 Jul

The former Princethorpe College student gives the lowdown on parenting tips from across the planet...

Holidaymakers warned over three-day train strike by First Great Western 

3 Jul

Staff to walk out next week over job threats - threatening services to the West Country and south coast...

Female teacher from Coventry accused of sex offences against teenage girls 

3 Jul

Former Finham Park School teacher Sandrine Brown appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court for the first time yesterday...

Van fire causing delays on M6 near Coventry 

3 Jul

Problems on M6 northbound side after firefighters called to van blaze...

CCTV: Thief steals bike from Coventry McDonald’s 

3 Jul

Man caught on camera at Alvis Retail Park fast food restaurant taking £3,000 bike...

‘Childhood friend of Philip Larkin told me how a very young Philip was sent to bed by his mother for being slightly too noisy at his own birthday party’ 

3 Jul

Coventry bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and getting to Birmingham by bus - Telegraph Letters for July 3...

Trading standards issue warning after Coventry mum is scammed buying a car 

3 Jul

Con-artists have even managed to trick cash out of people selling vehicles...

Is this Warwickshire’s best doctors surgery? 

3 Jul

Castle Medical Centre is the first GPs in Warwickshire to have received an outstanding rating...

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Changes to Customer Services 

3 Jul

The Council’s getting ready to move Customer Services to Broadgate House in the autumn and we’re making lots of changes to fix and improve how we do things and to ensure we begin to achieve our £5 million Customer Journey/Kickstart saving ...


3 Jul

Click the link to (hopefully) download the list of upcoming roadworks.

Points Mean Prizes! 

3 Jul

Join Coventry Recycling Club Published on Friday 3 July 2015 Join the Coventry Recycling Club and earn points for recycling which you can then use to help good causes in your community.

Surface dressing – Works on A45 

3 Jul

Surface dressing – A45 West Bound (Coventry Boundary to Brick Hill Lane) Surface dressing – A45 East Bound (Brick Hill Lane to Coventry Boundary) Work is scheduled to take place on Saturday 18July and will take approximately 1 day to complete.

New opening hours for the Council Contact Centre 

3 Jul

The Council’s Contact Centre is changing its opening hours from 20 July.

It’s rubbish! Coventry council to slash parks and street cleaning services 

1 Jul

You might have to get used to overgrown grass and untidy public spaces...

Wall Hill Road Repairs 

26 Jun

We are having some success we are having with the Coal Authority in our claims for damage to Wall Hill Road and she asked me to brief you also.

Culture Coventry! 

26 Jun

Coventry UK City of Culture bid Coventry has announced that the city will enter the competition to be named  UK City of Culture in 2021 .

The Rocket Comes Down! 

26 Jun

The next phase of regeneration work around Coventry railway station is due to begin, with the demolition of The Rocket pub on Warwick Road.

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Open Studio Weekend 

4 Jul

A fellow crafter Pam, is an incredibly talented artist and she (along with other Warwickshire artists) opened her house and garden last weekend.

White winged Black Tern, Middleton Lakes 

3 Jul

Friday 3rd July 2015 A selection of shots of the White winged Black Tern that turned up in the central area of RSPB Middleton Lakes: White winged Black Tern, Middleton Lakes RSPB, Staffs.

2nd July 2015 

3 Jul

With an unexpected 2 days lay off from work due to problems on the French side of the channel causing parts shortages I decided to give the Melodious another bash, I picked Donna up we arrived on site about 2-30 with no 1 else present we set up ...

And then came sensor journalism 

2 Jul

I need some kind of sensor to keep up with all this.

How to write: advice from a master 

2 Jul

When I met Allan Little in the cramped office of From Our Own Correspondent, in a hard-to-find corner of the BBC’s Bush House newsroom, I didn’t quite realise I was in the presence of one of the finest writers of … Continue reading...

Victorian Grandeur 

2 Jul

Mt friend from school is lucky enough to live in a beautiful Victorian house in the east Midlands.

GCHQ backs WMG – Masters in Cyber Security 

2 Jul

The WMG Cyber Security Centre, at University of Warwick has just gained certification from GCHQ for its Cyber Security Management MSc course and its planned Cyber Security Engineering MSc.

Activism case study: the Citizen Drone Project 

1 Jul

The Citizen Drone Project began with an expose of giant pork farms in America.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-1st July 2015 

1 Jul

In this weeks show Sue reads about the Queen’s jewels, Leo reads an article celebrating 150 years of the Salvation Army, Sue concludes her visit to the Children’s TV exhibition at the Herbert and Mark Wood continues his talk to the ...

Outlook Archive : 29th August 1980 – The Town and Country Festival 

1 Jul

Audio from 29th August 1980.

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Pragmatic Mowbray Seeks Spurs Link 

4 Jul

Pragmatic Mowbray Seeks Spurs Link Vitalfootball:Coventry:04/07/2015 09:11:00 City boss holds Tottenham talks...

Transfer Fund finalists 

4 Jul

Ten fans are in with the chance of winning a £250,000 prize for their Sky Bet Football League club to spend on players in the summer transfer window.

‘Be Ready’ City Boss Tells Midfielder 

3 Jul

'Be Ready' City Boss Tells Midfielder Vitalfootball:Coventry:03/07/2015 21:09:00 Lawton signs one-year contract...

Patient approach from Mowbray 

3 Jul

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed it has been a challenge trying to lure players to the club this summer.

Patient approach from Mowbray 

3 Jul

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed it has been a challenge trying to lure players to the club this summer.

The Supporters Summit – Coventry 

3 Jul

The Supporters Summit - Coventry Vitalfootball:Coventry:03/07/2015 08:48:00 The Supporters Summit takes place in Manchester on Saturday 18th July 2015, organised by the Football Supporters' Federation and Supporters Direct.

Can City Find The Goals To Get Them Up? 

3 Jul

Can City Find The Goals To Get Them Up? Vitalfootball:Coventry:03/07/2015 07:59:00 Mowbray searches for a striker...

Ireland Still On The Cards For City 

2 Jul

Ireland Still On The Cards For City Vitalfootball:Coventry:02/07/2015 20:51:00 Mowbray hopeful of pre-season tests...

City Nudge Johnson With Ricketts Interest 

2 Jul

City Nudge Johnson With Ricketts Interest Vitalfootball:Coventry:02/07/2015 08:13:00 Mowbray keen on former Wolves man...

Familiar Face At Sky Blues First Day 

1 Jul

Familiar Face At Sky Blues First Day Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/07/2015 21:04:00 Webster at training, Johnson absent...

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National League Rugby Clubs Distance Travelled 2015 

4 Jul

How Far does your National League Rugby club travel? Each season as the clubs are promoted and relegated it brings new or different opponents with many club treasurers keen to establish how their tra...

Wasps Coaching For M&Js Comes To Broadstreet. 

29 Jun

WE ARE WASPS COACHCLASS - SUMMER 2015 Our summer Coachclass programme for 2015 is being held at Broadstreet RFC and Sutton Coldfield RFC; both are 3 days of action packed rugby for children in U7s th...

Pre-season Training 

29 Jun

The Season Starts Here Pre Season Training starts Tuesday June 30th 2015 If you are new to training at Broadstreet RFC players generally arrive at the club from 06:00pm onwards, this allows anyone re...

Exciting Season Ahead For Broadstreet Second Team Squad In 2015/16. 

26 Jun

2nd XV Fixtures, Recruitment and the Midlands Premier League.

Get Social With Broadstreet Rugby Club 

18 Jun

We all enjoy a chat after the game on a Saturday probably accompanied by a pint or two, however how many of you Join in on our conversations about the club on our social media platforms? This allows...

Countdown to World Cup 

15 Jun

Last Thursday the Rugby World Cup tournament hit the 100 Days to go point and the city of Coventry’s rugby community has joined together to kick-off the final countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Phil Judd RIP. 

15 Jun

It is with regret that we announce the sudden death of Phil Judd, who passed away on Sunday 14th June 2015 following a brain haemorrhage at the age of 81.

Wooden Spoon Fundraiser 26th June 2015. 

15 Jun

Business Lunch, Sutton Coldfield RFC 26th June 2015 – Raising funds for Wooden Spoon.

1st XV Fixtures 2015 – 2016 

14 Jun

Fixtures Table: Broadstreet RFC 1st XV Fixtures 2015 - 2016 Date K.

3rd XV Fixtures 2015 – 2016 

13 Jun

Fixtures Table: Broadstreet RFC 3rd XV Fixtures 2015 - 2016 Date K.

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Business news »

Business of Sport Briefs: Wasps; Birmingham City; Aston Villa 

1 Jul

Wasps announce 15-year partnership with Compass Group COVENTRY rugby club Wasps has announced a 15-year extension to its existing partnership between Compass Group UK & Ireland and Arena Coventry Ltd...

Northgate announces chairman change 

30 Jun

VEHICLE hire firm Northgate has announced that Bob Mackenzie will be retiring from his role of chairman at the Company\'s AGM in September.

Power tools manufacturer is latest recruit to MTC 

29 Jun

JAPANESE power tool manufacturer Makita has become the latest firm to join up to Coventrys Manufacturing Technology Centre.

Super-salesman appointed as Coventry University’s first entrepreneur in residence 

26 Jun

COVENTRY University has hired its first entrepreneur in residence to help students to set up their own businesses.

Deeley picks up £4m of new contracts 

26 Jun

COVENTRY contractor Deeley Construction has won £4m of new work across the UK from LondonMetric, an owner of retail-led distribution and out of town retail properties.

More cuts on the cards at Trinity Mirror as print advertising revenue slumps 

26 Jun

NEWSPAPER publisher Trinity Mirror - which owns the Birmingham Post & Mail and the Coventry Telegraph - is expecting to see a dramatic decline in print advertising revenue.

MTC to collaborate on new innovation project 

25 Jun

A PARTNERSHIP between Coventrys Manufacturing Technology Centre and Liverpool John Moores University is set to create at new centre of excellence in innovative technology.

Rolls-Royce engineers partner MTC on pioneering aerospace project 

23 Jun

ENGINEERS from Rolls-Royce are collaborating with the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on an innovative new aerospace project.

£30m aerospace centre is officially opened in Coventry 

22 Jun

MULTI-MILLION pound cutting edge research facilities in Coventry have been officially opened.

Labour leadership contenders urged to set out their vision for business. 

19 Jun

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is urging the four contenders for the Labour leadership contest to spell out their vision for the business community.

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Warning to smokers 

12 May

Smokers in the West Midlands are being warned to consider the dangers, following the death of a pensioner who was engulfed by flames in his armchair.

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.

Two men arrested in Coventry raids 

16 Apr

Two men arrested in Coventry raids Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods following morning raids in Coventry by detectives probing a local burglary spike.

Adrian’s award 

25 Mar

Watch Commander Adrian Hutt became Coventry's latest Good Citizen when he was presented with an award by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan.

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

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Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

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Learning Disability Care Placements 

3 Jul

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Julie Kenny on 3 July 2015 .

Quint on road junction of park road 

3 Jul

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Debbie jones on 3 July 2015 .

IER drop off numbers by ward level for Coventry Council 

3 Jul

Response by Coventry City Council to Elisabeth Pop on 3 July 2015 .

bp biBP Big Screen live from the Royal Opera House – Don Giovanni 

3 Jul

World-class opera and ballet will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to the University of Warwick’s piazza this summer as part of the BP Big Screen Series.

Belgrade Theatre in Education Schools Tour 

2 Jul

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary year of Theatre in Education, the Belgrade Theatre are holding a festival of work for young audiences, due to take place in October.

New opening hours for the Council’s Contact Centre 

2 Jul

The Council's Contact Centre is changing its opening hours from 20 July.

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A Creative Wedding At Kelmarsh Hall 

26 Jun

Kelmarsh Hall is a spectacular location for an occasion, not least an awesome wedding! Being only just down the road from our Coventry HQ, it was surprising that the band had never played live at Kelmarsh Hall before… It just goes to show there...

When Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange Hotel played host to Bob Marley – Pete Clemons 

17 Jun

The newest from Pete Clemons in the Coventry Telegraph , looking at Johnny Nash and Bob Marley .

Pete Clemons Pens The Pineapple Thief Album Sleeve! 

17 Jun

Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph , Coventry music articles by Pete Clemons are less frequent now and also more likely to be published on their website.

Stars of Stage and Screen 

11 Jun

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 10 th June, 2015   The celebrated musical of stage and screen was based on Roger Corman’s original low-budget movie of 1960, which tells the story of a lowly florist worker who ...

Storms in Teacups 

9 Jun

ABSENT FRIENDS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 8 th June, 2015 Alan Ayckbourn’s acerbic ‘comedy of embarrassment’ pre-dates Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party by a few years and television shows like The Office by many.

How To Decide, Band or DJ? 

3 Jun

Our good friend and fantastic wedding photographer,  Hannah , wrote a blog recently on how to decide between a band or a DJ for your evening wedding reception.

Rubella Ballet – Centro Iberico – 2/5/82 

30 May

Rubella Ballet performance After receiving a cassette of a Rubella Ballet performance at the Centro Iberico in 1982 from Peck, originally from Colchester but now a long time Ipswich resident along with getting a large box of paperwork and photographs...

Mountin’ Lions 

22 May

COUGAR – The Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 21 st May, 2015   Donna Moore’s musical receives its UK premiere in the Belgrade Theatre’s super B2 studio, transformed here to a swish bar run by one of the characters.

Remembering Coventry band The Ramrods – Pete Clemons 

12 May

It's been a while since we've had a new Pete Clemons article, not because Pete has slowed down but because of various changes at the Coventry Telegraph I believe.

Far From Grimm 

8 May

HANSEL AND GRETEL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 7 th May, 2015   This new version comes to the Belgrade courtesy of HighTime Opera company, a small-scale outfit whose mission is to bring opera to everyone and not just the elite few.

Screaming Dead – Skull Records – 1982 / Beltane Festival / The Laila Mythology / 

1 May

Valley Of The Dead Schoolgirl Junkie / Lilith For the Beltane (the beginning of summer) I am placing Screaming Dead up on KYPP.

Return To Wroxall Abbey 

29 Apr

In the decade of playing wedding gigs the length and breadth of the UK, few venues have the combination of style, elegance and history that Wroxall Abbey has in abundance.

Giving Tuppence 

29 Apr

THE SECRET ADVERSARY Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 28 th April, 2015   Agatha Christie plays always prove popular so it’s surprising that no one has adapted the Tommy and Tuppence stories for the stage before now.

Imminent Arrival 

25 Apr

So it's been a while again, mainly due to being crazily busy followed by even crazier exhaustion! But I thought I'd update where we are now.

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