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Wasps v Harlequins (Sun) 

30 Sep

Team news as Wasps host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Ricoh Arena (14:30 BST).

Coventry man appears in court on murder charge 

30 Sep

A man appears in court after being charged with the murder of a man in Coventry.

Recordo Gordon: Warwickshire release fast bowler after five years at Edgbaston 

30 Sep

Warwickshire release fast bowler Recordo Gordon, having opted not to renew his contract.

Cipriani must surpass Ford & Farrell to make England squad – Eddie Jones 

30 Sep

Eddie Jones says Danny Cipriani must prove he is England's best fly-half to win a recall as he does not see him as a squad player.

Car parts maker Covpress Limited in administration 

30 Sep

A car parts manufacturer, which employs about 800 people, is put into administration.

Cornwall holidaymaker and dog died in sea 

30 Sep

A holidaymaker and his dog die after getting into difficulty in the sea.

Coventry City Life President John Sillett says club has nothing left worth investing in 

30 Sep

Sillett told Jim White on talkSPORT that the club had made mistakes by not owning a ground and selling off its best players...

CCTV: Police search for man after phone stolen from handbag on bus 

30 Sep

Coventry Police want to speak to this man who was filmed on the top deck where phone was snatched...

England Rugby: Eddie Jones calls up seven uncapped players 

30 Sep

Wasps duo Sam Jones and Nathan Hughes are among seven uncapped players in Eddie Jones' 37-man England training squad for the autumn Tests.

Teen charged with causing death of Whitley mother-of-two following London Road taxi crash 

30 Sep

Anna Downey was sat in the rear of the black cab when it collided with a Vauxhall Astra last October...

Coventry University College to help students take step onto career ladder 

30 Sep

Hundreds of students are expected to attend this years event at Coventry Universitys Square One which has attracted a vast array of exhibitors...

Unite union confident 800 jobs can be saved at Covpress 

30 Sep

Administrators from Grant Thornton were called in to the Canley firm on Thursday and have sought to reassure staff it is very much business as usua...

Everything you need to know today in Coventry and Warwickshire 

30 Sep

We bring you all the news as you wake up to on Friday, September 30...

Ricoh Arena could be a Commonwealth Games venue in 2026 

30 Sep

Stadium could stage rugby sevens if Birmingham wins bid to host event...

Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Weekend forecast for the city and surrounding region 

30 Sep

Looking ahead into October, it would seem that it will remain respectably warm into mid-month...

Eric Black: Southampton assistant named in corruption claims 

29 Sep

Southampton assistant boss Eric Black gave undercover reporters advice on how to bribe officials at other clubs, the Daily Telegraph claims.

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30 Sep

There was a time when hard work, integrity, honesty, diligence and morality were considered as rewards in themselves for any duty, task or employment but in an age when hypocrisy and negligence are essential requirements on the job description for ...

Twilight`s last gleaming 

28 Sep

Way back in 1992, the ubiquity of email was far from established and many employers regarded the internet as the work of the devil that had no place in a productive workplace...

Fairness, justice and wishful thinking 

31 Aug

As August departs in a blaze of sunshine, with a resigned sigh we contemplate an autumn of discontent and a winter of absolute, all consuming misery...

Medalling with worlds 

23 Aug

For a global sporting event to be considered successful, it must be preceded by dire predictions of unfinished facilities, dangerous infrastructure, drug scandals, blatant corruption and civil unrest...

Naked politics 

28 Jul

It has been five weeks since the great European referendum that was expected, regardless of outcome, to change British and European politics forever...

News from the Combined Authority AGM 

20 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.

In or out of Europe: what does it mean for women? 

7 Jun

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Women’s Networking Group (WNG) and Coventry Feminists invite you to: Date and time: Tuesday 21 st June 2016, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Coventry Council House – Diamond Rooms 1 2 Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR The ...


2 Jun

Muchachas y los amigos de España; the great kingdom of Spain faces an unprecedented existential crisis brought about by unregulated immigration actively encouraged by faceless, unelected Eurocrats...

Facing forward in flats 

28 May

Viewed from this considerable distance, watching Hollywood musicals produced in the 1930s is tinged with an indistinct melancholia...

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Caribbean photography exhibition begins Black History Month at the Belgrade Theatre 

29 Sep

Black History Month celebrations are kicking off at the Belgrade Theatre with the launch of a Caribbean photography exhibition; Embodied Islands running from 4 - 28 October.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 28th September 2016 

29 Sep

28th September 2016 In this week’s show Alan continues with extracts from Hurdy Gurdy Days, Sue reads an article about medical detection dogs, Sheila reads an article about the Talking Clock, and we start a new series taken from a talk given to the...

A success at McDonald’s 

28 Sep

In July, a planning application to extend McDonald's Restaurant, Canley was made.

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire interview! 

28 Sep

Well today I did an interview on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire! I’d told them it was the Centre’s first birthday party on Saturday and they sent a reporter round this morning.

Sandwich Tern at Draycote Water 

27 Sep

Tuesday 27th September 2016 Started the day at Brandon Marsh, which was very quiet with all the hides deserted.

Two senior Jaguar Land Rover staff become Professors at WMG 

26 Sep

WMG Chairman Professor Lord Bhattacharyya is proud to announce two new Professors at WMG.

Warwick to lead study into improving university outreach 

26 Sep

Researchers from the University of Warwick are to lead a study into higher education outreach schemes.

Design in Business: How to trigger radical innovation 

26 Sep

Three key practices have been uncovered to end the internal power struggles between departments that scupper firms attempts at creating new products, thanks to research by Professor Pietro Micheli of Warwick Business School.

Seventies holiday photos. 

26 Sep

I found these two small square photos taken back in 1978 towards the end of our fortnight's holiday.

Local walks 

25 Sep

Sunday 25th Sept.

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Vale Without Mowbray For Sky Blues 

30 Sep

Vale Without Mowbray For Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/09/2016 12:06:00 Coventry City travel to Port Vale on Saturday afternoon without a win to their name in League One and without a permanent manager after the dignified departure of...

Port Vale v Coventry preview 

30 Sep

Port Vale host managerless Coventry without the suspended Anthony Grant.

EFL – The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16) 

30 Sep

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16) Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/09/2016 23:15:00 The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17...

Steve Cotterill Is Sky Blues Favourite 

29 Sep

Steve Cotterill Is Sky Blues Favourite Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/09/2016 20:35:00 Former Forest Bristol City boss leads the betting market...

Anthony Grant suspended for Port Vale’s clash with managerless Coventry 

29 Sep

Port Vale host managerless Coventry without the suspended Anthony Grant.

CCFC Thank Mowbray After Sky Blues Exit 

29 Sep

CCFC Thank Mowbray After Sky Blues Exit Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/09/2016 10:49:00 Manager departure confirmed by club...

Announcement Expected On Mowbray Exit 

29 Sep

Announcement Expected On Mowbray Exit Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/09/2016 10:29:00 Boss poised to leave the Sky Blues on Thursday morning...

“The Wrong Man Has Gone” – Trust Reacts To Tony Mowbray’s Resignation 

29 Sep

The Sky Blue Trust is sad to see the departure of Tony Mowbray from the Club.

Mowbray quits as Coventry boss 

29 Sep

Tony Mowbray has resigned as manager of Coventry City with the club bottom of Sky Bet League One and without a league victory this season.

Tony Mowbray steps down as manager with Coventry bottom of League One 

29 Sep

Tony Mowbray has resigned as manager of Coventry.

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Broadstreet vs Bedford Athletic September 2016 36 – 10 

30 Sep

Lee Chapman Broadstreet opted to play with a strong wind in the first half, ‘Street took a rare kick off and started strong with multiple phases before Tom Walker (winger) was on the end of streets f...

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Away – Birmingham and Solihull – Oct 2016. 

29 Sep

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Birmingham and Solihull - 01st October 2016.

Blackheath 42 – 5 Coventry 

29 Sep

Not quite what we were expecting, as Cov went down to a heavy defeat at Blackheath.

Barkers National Cup 

25 Sep

Woeful tackling, poor defence and missed opportunities saw the home team take the victory.

Coventry 61 – 14 Macclesfield 

19 Sep

If there's one thing to take away from the last two home performances, it's that you don't want to be late taking your place at the BPA...

Syston 11 – Broadstreet 43 September 2016 

19 Sep

Broadstreet turned up to Syston wearing their brand new and fresh kit thanks to the boys at Scorpion Sports.

League: Leamington 

18 Sep

Broadstreet Colts 61 Leamington 6 Broadstreet colts kicked off their 2016 League campaign welcoming Leamington to Ivor Preece Fields.

National League 1: Week 3: Previews 

15 Sep

Week 3 sees winless Blaydon and Fylde both at home as they try to break their duck, whilst leaders Hartpury College face their first away game of the season...


13 Sep

Tamworth 5 Broadstreet 43 Broadstreet Colts had bonus friendly away fixture against Tamworth before our league season campaign starts week.

Moseley 19 – 14 Coventry 

10 Sep

As tight and hard-fought as most predicted...

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Business news »

800 jobs at risk as manufacturer enters administration 

30 Sep

800 jobs are at risk in Coventry after manufacturer Covpress collapsed into administration yesterday.

Student accommodation firm sells Coventry site as part of £88m deal 

29 Sep

STUDENT accommodation provider Unite Students has sold one of its sites in Coventry as part on an £88m deal.

5 things to do in the West Midlands this weekend 

28 Sep


Global giant bids £243m for parcel company 

28 Sep

POSTAL giant Deutsche Post DHL has had a £242.7m bid for UK Mail Group accepted by the Coventry company\'s board.

Motorcycle retailer creates 10 new jobs as it doubles retail space 

27 Sep

AN established motorcycle dealership in Coventry is creating 10 new jobs as it relocates to larger premises in the city.

Aerospace forum scales new heights as membership grows 

27 Sep

THE Coventry & Warwickshire Aerospace Forum is expanding its expertise after landing two new members.

Contractor creates more than 100 Coventry jobs 

27 Sep

THE contractor on a £100m infrastructure project in Coventry has created more than 100 jobs during the schemes initial building phase.

Taxi manufacturer Geely joins world land speed record partnership 

26 Sep

THE parent company of Coventry-based manufacturer, London Taxi Company, has become the latest firm to sponsor the UKs attempt to break the world land speed record.

Swedish business cluster targets Coventry for growth 

26 Sep

A CLUSTER of Swedish companies is setting up its first international office in Coventry in a move which could see substantial inward investment to the area.

Coventry City’s MD departs after 10 months 

21 Sep

WITH the shortness of tenure usually associated with football managers, Coventry City\'s managing director has left the club after 10 months in charge.

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Man appears in court charged with the murder of Coventry man 

30 Sep

A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (30 September) charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Edmund Road, Coventry on Monday night (26 September).

100-wrap drug stash found in dawn raid 

30 Sep

A man has been arrested during a dawn raid after officers uncovered a stash of suspected heroin and crack cocaine in the kitchen of a Coventry flat.

Prolific Coventry crook jailed – linked to break-ins from blood on broken glass 

29 Sep

A prolific Coventry crook has been jailed for more than five years after police linked him to house and van break-ins through blood found on broken glass.

Police investigate death of Coventry man 

27 Sep

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead in Coventry last night.

Police seek missing Coventry man 

24 Sep

Police are searching for a Coventry man who has been missing since Wednesday (21 September).

Slaves not held at Coventry warehouse 

23 Sep

Police investigating suspicious behaviour involving a number of people at a warehouse in Coventry have ruled out foul play.

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Coventry Memory Walk 

2 Oct

Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club are organising a Memory Walk in aid of The Alzheimer's Society.

Jubilee to Jodhpurs – 11 mile Sky Ride Local Guided Ride 

2 Oct

Enjoy a free 11 mile guided bike ride with British Cycling ride leaders.

South Asian Cultural Classes in Coventry 

1 Oct

From Sept 2016 onwards on every Sunday, Coventry Tamil Welfare Association conducts classes in Bharatanatiyam (South Indian classical dance), Karnatic Music, Miruthangam Instrument, Violin, and more.

Lake Walk – Capability Brown Festival 

1 Oct

Lake open weekend - Capability Brown Festival*.

Wheels for All – Inclusive Cycling 

1 Oct

Wheels For All Coventry provides a welcoming environment for people regardless of their ability to try a range of adapted cycles.

Council statement on grammar schools 

29 Sep

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education, highlights his concerns about proposals to re-introduce grammar schools into the education system.

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Arts & Culture »

This Charming Man 

29 Sep

NIGHT MUST FALL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 28 th September, 2016   The Original Theatre company, purveyors of classic plays, now brings us Emlyn Williams’s 1935 thriller, in their solid and dependable – and entertaining! – fashion.

Marquee Wedding At Tiltridge Farm 

28 Sep

Our final wedding of July this year saw The CoverUps 4-piece band at Tiltridge Farm for Davina and Tom’s big day! The band arrived at the farm located just outside Worcester , about an hour and twenty minutes from the band’s HQ in Coventry , to ...

Ostriches to Fortune 

13 Sep

OSTRICH BOYS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 13 th September, 2016   Keith Gray’s wonderful coming-of-age novel is brought to the stage in this exuberant adaptation by Carl Miller.

Currently between pop up spaces 

8 Sep

We are currently between pop up spaces while we work on other projects.

Something is Rocking in the State of Denmark 

7 Sep

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 6 th September, 2016   The title might lead you to expect a jukebox musical but writer-director Bob Eaton’s new piece is all-new, all-original.

Coming Soon… 

29 Aug

It’s all quiet on the reviews front at the moment but I’m already getting excited about what’s coming up in the new season – and there are some big shows coming to the region.

People’s History of Pop Broadcast – Coventry 

9 Aug

In January 2016 Pete Clemons, Trev Teasdel, Paul Wright (A London Specials fan) arrived at BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire to talk about aspects of Coventry's rich music history as part of a wider programme created by the production company 7 ...

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke 

9 Aug

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke http://www.

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton 

8 Aug

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton http://www.

Apple and Banana Flapjacks 

23 Jul

I found some mashed banana and some apple puree in the freezer while I was trying to make room to put away some shopping.

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues 

13 Jul

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues http://www.

Rockaway Park – Temple Cloud – Somerset. 

9 Jul

I have been to visit Rockaway Park based at Temple Cloud, a tiny village in Somerset four times now.

‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ 

6 Jul

'Godiva Festival showcases Coventry's wonderful talent' http://www.

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry’s music heritage 

29 Jun

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry's music heritage.

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