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Simple trick will add thousands to your house price – according to an expert 

19 Nov

Across the UK, year-on-year house price growth stood at 2.5%, up from 2.3% in September, Nationwide Building Society reported...


What to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car – step-by-step 

19 Nov

Don't beat yourself up about it - we're here to help...


Why you should always book your return flight with a different airline 

19 Nov

A number of airlines operate a sequence policy...


Boots ‘broke’ promise to provide cheaper morning after pill, MPs say 

19 Nov

MPs say they are deeply concerned that Boots is unable or unwilling to deliver on the pledge.


National Lottery Lotto results: Winning numbers for Saturday November 18 

19 Nov

The jackpot is just over 18 million...


Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing 

19 Nov

The chancellor says investment will "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on UK roads by 2021.


The law on what bailiffs can legally do when turning up at your home 

18 Nov

2.3million UK debts were passed to bailiffs by local authorities last year...


Watch: Shocking carjackings which have swept the region caught on camera 

18 Nov

Police warn of organised criminal gangs preying on drivers of expensive cars...


Funeral for Coventry man in police death probe 

18 Nov

Darren Cumberbatch became ill after being arrested by police in Nuneaton and later died.


Hundreds gather for Darren Cumberbatch funeral at city’s cathedral 

18 Nov

Mourners made a guard of honour as coffin was carried inside...


Coventry loses one in 13 GPs but patient numbers are rising 

18 Nov

Latest figures revealed as British Medical Association warns that NHS is at breaking point...


Lincoln City v Coventry City 

18 Nov

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Lincoln City and Coventry City.


The eight questions causing learner drivers to fail their theory test 

18 Nov

Eight questions from the driving theory test which people get wrong most often...


Watch: Pickpockets alert as Coventry expecting thousands of shoppers 

18 Nov

Police advice on how to avoid being robbed in the street in Christmas crowds...


Appeal for witnesses to crash that closed A45 in Coventry for six hours 

18 Nov

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving...


Canley student village plans: Are academics swamping our city? 

18 Nov

A proposed student village to be built in Canley has been unanimously approved by planners...


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Comment »

How UK City of Culture bid can make Coventry’s streets fun 

15 Nov

Ludic Rooms to create 'hidden moments of joy' on the streets of Coventry...


The whole region is backing Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021 

14 Nov

Coventry's UK City of Culture bid has won support from across the region...


City of Culture: Why Coventry University is backing the bid 

10 Nov

New chancellor Margaret Casely-Hayford on her role and the city's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021...


“These car drivers are just lazy” readers react to school driving ban 

8 Sep

I know how easy it is to drive and get lazy school run parents criticised on Facebook...


Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...


Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...


Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...


Combined authority investment welcomed by new mayor 

14 Jun

Coventry regeneration schemes awarded £3.7 million loan.


Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...


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Features »

‘That was the week that was’ 

19 Nov

Friday 17th November 2017 A week when things got back to normal even though Hawfinch mania was still in vogue.


Stamping onto Fabric 

19 Nov

At the NEC earlier in the month, Hannah and I visited one of our favourite stands 'The Arty Crafty Place'.


Protected: Grievance: outline of case 

17 Nov

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350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers 

17 Nov

Astrophysicists from the University of Warwick have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) one of the most-successful and influential surveys in the history of astronomy making Warwick the first UK institution to be formally part of the ...


Festive Voodoo 

17 Nov

You may have our ‘ The Night Before The Night Before ‘ gig at the Old Windmill (December 23) in your festive diary.


Autumn in York 

17 Nov

I'm sharing a double layout about a rainy day out in York earlier in the autumn.


Dr Katherine Astbury appears on Radio 4’s In Our Time to discuss Germaine de Staël 

16 Nov

A liberal writer and thinker who actively engaged in politics during the early years of the Revolution, she developed a new aesthetic path for the French novel through two essays, on fiction and on literature, and two major novels, Delphine and ...


Queen’s wedding cake resurrected with scanning tech for 70th Anniversary 

16 Nov

Cutting-edge technology has brought Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding cake back to life in time for hers and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary, thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick.


Warwick announces the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 

16 Nov

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by American translator Susan Bernofsky and published by Portobello Books, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 15th November 2017 

15 Nov

15th November 2017 In this week’s show we have an article from Infosound about stand magnifiers, a story about Grace Jones at 111, Leo reads the second part of a magical true story taken from the Daily Mail, Ana Sampson says that a poem a day keeps...


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Coventry City FC »

Jim’s column 18.11.2017 

19 Nov

Steve Hardy, a City fan since his father first took him to Highfield Road in 1960, recently posed an interesting question.


Coventry come back to win 

18 Nov

Lincoln surrendered a half-time lead as Coventry triumphed 2-1 after a pulsating Sky Bet League Two encounter at a packed Sincil Bank.


BBC Report – League 2 Details For 2017 

17 Nov

BBC Report - League 2 Details For 2017 Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/11/2017 21:50:00 The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released late last night, and their investigation shows that the price of League Two football has risen on ...


Sky Blues Legend Looking Forward to Lincoln 

17 Nov

Sky Blues Legend Looking Forward to Lincoln Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/11/2017 20:57:00 Huckerby the guest at Sincil Bank on Saturday afternoon...


EFL Winning Goals Of October – 2017 

17 Nov

EFL Winning Goals Of October - 2017 Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/11/2017 15:20:00 The EFL have now released the winners of the October Goal of the Month competition for the Championship, League One and League Two.


New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL 

17 Nov

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/11/2017 15:13:00 It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.


Lincoln v Coventry preview 

17 Nov

Lincoln are monitoring the fitness of winger Harry Anderson ahead of the visit of Coventry.


Sky Bet Goal of the Month winners 

17 Nov

Barnsley midfielder Joe Williams is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 48 per cent of the public vote.


Sky Blues Back on the Road 

16 Nov

Sky Blues Back on the Road Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/11/2017 21:29:00 Lincoln Stevenage trips for City...


Episode 163 – In death, his name is Stephen Hughes 

16 Nov

We’re back and ready to rock your world with some updated Cov City chat.


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Sport »

Annual subs are now overdue 

10 Nov

Time to pay up your annual subscriptions for the 2017/2018 season.


Coventrians up next for the Guild 

7 Nov

An invitational XV will face Coventrians 2nd XV, in a match hosted by Copsewood RFC...


Playing and Relocation Meeting 

6 Nov

A chance to have a say on the future of the Club...


Trinity Guild are now a Wasps Community and Affliate club 

6 Nov

The Club are now part of the Club Cashback Scheme.


Don’t be a HEADCASE! 

2 Nov

Stop - check for concussion...


Exiled to Birmingham! 

31 Oct

League action returns this week...


Trinity Guild are now a Wasps Community and Affliate club 

10 Oct

The Club are now part of the Club Cashback Scheme.


Coventry 30 – 27 Bishop’s Stortford 

7 Oct

If Cov thought that the new boys in the league were going to be a pushover, they know differently now.


Cup action for the Guild! 

3 Oct

Walsall based, Bloxwich RFC visit this week.


A handy Age Group Guide for Parents 

21 Sep

With the U7's starting off on their first competitive matches...


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Business news »

RICS unveils new Colmore Row base 

12 Oct

Property trade body confirms it will move its West Midlands team out of Coventry to new base in city centre...


New home for Birmingham haulage firm 

24 Aug

J Madden Transport takes space at Electrium Point in Willenhall...


Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...


Coventry’s streets to shape City of Culture if victorious 

16 May

City unveils some of the details in its bid document as it continues campaign to win 2021 crown...


RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham...


Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services...


Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.


Fifth anniversary for Coventry & Warwickshire Champions 

9 Apr

Business from across the West Midlands region gathered for a prestigious Coventry Warwickshire Champions meeting...


Strategy launched for thriving games and digital industry in and around Leamington 

24 Mar

A new strategy for growing the games cluster and the wider digital creative sector in and around Leamington has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).


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999 »

Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul

A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.


Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul

A prolific thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for a series of burglaries in Solihull – after West Midlands Police traced him to his seaside campsite hiding place.


Coventry woman charged with terrorism offences 

24 Jul

An 18-year-old Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Monday 24 July) been charged.


Bus company and driver charged over fatal Coventry crash 

24 Jul

A bus company and one of its drivers have been charged over a fatal bus crash in Coventry in which two people died.


Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul

Police are urgently appealing to help find Aaron Taylor who went missing from his home in Hilton Road, New Invention, Willenhall yesterday (21 July) at around 5pm.


Detective Academy: New investigators united in passion for cracking crime 

22 Jul

West Midlands Police’s new breed of detectives range from seasoned cops with almost 20 years’ police experience to new recruits with burning ambitions to crack crime.


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LocalGov »

Dangerous unenforced speed limit changes, 18th November 

18 Nov

Approaching Coventry from the A46, changing to A444, then changing to A4114.


July 2017: Coventry: New Road: Stoneleigh, Crackley Gap, Kirby Corner, A452, A46 

17 Nov

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Paul Thornton on 17 November 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

17 Nov

Response by Coventry City Council to Mark on 17 November 2017 .


UK’s largest connected and autonomous vehicle project begins public road trials in Coventry 

17 Nov

The UK’s largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads, with the UK Autodrive project starting in-city trials on the streets of central Coventry.


Dodgy Acoustic Tour // Support: One Sided Horse / And If It Happens 

17 Nov

Dodgy appear at Empire Coventry as part of their #AcousticTour With support from One Sided Horse If It Happens...


An untaxed silver Nissan has been parked in the street for several months, 16th November 

16 Nov

Silver Nissan Fp06 wcn has been parked in the street for months.


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Arts & Culture »

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral 

17 Nov

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral By Pete Clemons Concerts in cathedrals are usually extraordinary events.


Crokodile Tears 

12 Nov

Crokodile Tears by Pete Clemons I recently spent a delightful hour or two in the company of a couple of Coventry musicians who, it is fair to say, have both been at the bedrock of a large part of the local music scene for almost forty years.


The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre 

7 Nov

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre by Pete Clemons Hands up.


Full of the Devil 

1 Nov

LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 1 st November, 2017   I am welcomed into the temporary, pop-up theatre by writer-performer Mark Lockyer.


YES – at 50 

31 Oct

Yes - at 50 By Pete Clemons Rock band ‘Yes’ have recently entered their 50th year in existence.


Stan Webb and Chicken Shack 

24 Oct

Stan Webb and Chicken Shack by Pete Clemons One of the most prized 7 inch singles I own is titled ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by blues band Chicken Shack released on the Blue Horizon label during 1969.


No-Man – Returning Jesus 

18 Oct

No-Man – Returning Jesus By Pete Clemons No-Man are: Steven Wilson Tim Bowness No-Man – Returning Jesus I guess we could all make that great claim for a great band yet to be discovered.


Tim Bowness, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham – 30 September 

10 Oct

Tim Bowness, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham - 30 September by Pete Clemons It is not often I can say that I have attended a gig where not one song performed throughout the entire evening has been from a latest release.


Punk Is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night – Richard Cabut / No Future: Punk, Politics And British Youth Culture – Matthew Worley 

8 Oct

PUNK IS DEAD: MODERNITY KILLED EVERY NIGHT This original collection of insight, analysis and conversation charts the course of punk from its underground origins, when it was an un-formed and utterly alluring near-secret – back in the garage, when ...


The Bee Gees – Benn Hall, Rugby 1967 

2 Oct

The Bee Gees – Benn Hall, Rugby 1967 by Pete Clemons This coming December sees a show advertised as ‘Jive Talkin’ perform The Bee Gees – ‘The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production’.


Chic and the Coventry Dance Club Scene 

2 Oct

Chic By Pete Clemons The 70s UK disco era, an import from America, covered a broad brush of music styles.


Coventry Music Museum – New EP and Label! 

26 Sep

Coventry Music Museum - New EP and Label! By Pete Clemons How many music related exhibitors can boast their own record label? Very few I suspect, if any at all, would be the correct answer.


Daniel Wylie – More Melodic Sunshine…………. 

15 Sep

More Melodic Sunshine………….


Judy Dyble – Talking About Strangers 

15 Sep

Judy Dyble - Talking About Strangers by Pete Clemons Seeing Judy Dyble in concert, fairly regularly over the last few years, has been one of the more memorable and most enjoyable gigs on my calendar.


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