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British Open squash: Laura Massaro, Sarah-Jane Perry & Nick Matthew into finals 

25 Mar

Laura Massaro, Sarah-Jane Perry and Nick Matthew all win to give England three of the four finalists at the British Open.

Watch out for the 16 most wanted burglary suspects 

25 Mar

Gallery of people being hunted by cops who are appealing for help to find them...

These laws are set to come into effect this April – all you need to know 

25 Mar

New legislation, which has been pushed through for April 1, will change everything from your income to expenditure...

Coventry City v Bristol Rovers 

25 Mar

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Bristol Rovers.

Uma Thurman co-star Rosie Day in Coventry to visit baby hospice 

25 Mar

The 22-year-old is supporting Zoe's Place Baby Hospice...

Aldi shoppers warned over this fake voucher scam 

25 Mar

Hoax vouchers have been shared on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, purporting to offer 65 worth of goods at the store...

Warwick University students warned over new phone call scam which could cost THOUSANDS 

25 Mar

Scammers are telling recipients of the call they that there is a problem with their visa and that they need to pay a fine...

What is Earth Hour, when is it and how can I take part? 

25 Mar

If you want to take part and learn more about it, here's everything you need to know...

What Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher’s choice of language tells us 

25 Mar

Mr Fisher has been praised by a linguistics expert for his brave and skilled approach to communicating with fans...

Ever wondered what happens to your poo? Behind-the-scenes at the Finham sewer works 

25 Mar

The Severn Trent plant processes over 115m litres of dirty water a DAY...

Why is the Lady Godiva clock still broken? 

25 Mar

Peeping Tom is still stuck - and has been for weeks...

Firefighters called as man gets trapped in sofa 

24 Mar

Paramedics were also called to the incident in Foleshill...

Police release mugshot of 90mph birthday joyrider 

24 Mar

Tony Berrill was jailed for dangerous driving and driving while disqualified...

Police appeal after five-vehicle smash on M6 at Coventry 

24 Mar

The southbound side was closed for nearly five hours...

Keresley wall crash – police had spotted car “driving suspiciously” 

24 Mar

A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face and arm...

Red Nose Day: Readers share their fabulous fundraising pictures 

24 Mar

All dressed up for Comic Relief in Coventry and beyond...

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27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

Staff training course now online 

23 Feb

New, bespoke ‘help for students’ module for university staff developed.

Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...

Constant sorrow 

20 Jan

In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...

Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...

Annus horribilis 

30 Dec

There are and will be many eloquent eulogies, obituaries and retrospectives of those who breathed their last during 2016 and although some might find the deification of dead celebrities somewhat mawkish, this years` harvest of notable souls has been ...

Ministry of Magic 

18 Dec

Of all the government departments labouring away in the dark recesses of Whitehall, none is more expert at artifice, trickery and prestidigitation than the secretive Ministry of Magic...

Rogue One 

14 Dec

When something outrageous or provocative is broadcast on television or radio, there is a simple solution that could avoid a dangerous increase in blood pressure, impotent fury and a desire to hit the domestic appliance with an unusually heavy object.

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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 22nd March 2017 

25 Mar

22nd March 2017 In this week’s show Alan reads another part of “All in a Day’s Work”,  Cliff reads about Mother Sunday, Leo reads part 2 about about the Real Godfather and Dave is at the resource centre with sky blue veterans.

Migration Report 

23 Mar

Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I'd seen a few new birds for the year.

Go Somewhere New 

23 Mar

This layout is about Lime Street Station in Liverpool, I loved the building and was surprised on arrival to hear the seagulls inside the station of a large city; coming from far inland it seemed odd to be close to the sea in a big city.

Tuesday 21st March 

22 Mar

Despite an early arrival, I wasn’t early enough, it was bitterly cold and rather windy so I didn’t linger.

A gander at the Geese 

21 Mar

21st March 2017 Excellent couple of days Birding.

New particles discovered in CERN experiment with Warwick physicist 

21 Mar

A new group of particles which have long been hiding in plain sight have finally been discovered thanks to the incredibly sensitive LHCb experiment at CERN - involving a physicist from the University of Warwick.


21 Mar

I saw this set of stamps and positioner that was shown at Creativation this year, nd thought I might have a go.

Migration begins 

19 Mar

Sunday 19th March 2017 The end of last week saw a definite movement of birds across the area.

Richard Garay and Altnew Cards 

19 Mar

I picked up a set of Origami stamps, dies and scrapbook papers by Richard Garay back in January, and used them (along with watercoloured backgrounds) and some Altenew stamps to make a set of cards.

18 March 

18 Mar

With some fine Spring weather I to find time for a little birding.

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Win provides lift for Coventry boss Robins 

25 Mar

Manager Mark Robins is hoping Coventry can use their 1-0 victory over Bristol Rovers as a springboard for Wembley silverware.

Back-to-back wins for rock-bottom Sky Blues 

25 Mar

Coventry defeated play-off hopefuls Bristol Rovers 1-0 to record back-to-back league wins for the first time in five months.

L1: Bolton close in on Blades 

25 Mar

​​​​Sheffield United needed a second-half goal from Jay O'Shea to draw 1-1 at Oldham as they saw their lead at the top of League One cut to four points.

Thomas gives Sky Blues a lift 

25 Mar

Coventry defeated play-off hopefuls Bristol Rovers 1-0 to record back-to-back league wins for the first time in five months.

Coventry City v Bristol Rovers 

25 Mar

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Bristol Rovers.

The Non-League Scene 

24 Mar

The Non-League Scene Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/03/2017 21:32:00 What's happening around the region...

Mark Robins set to stick with winning formula 

24 Mar

Coventry boss Mark Robins may stick with a winning formula when Bristol Rovers visit the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Mark Robins set to stick with winning formula 

24 Mar

Coventry boss Mark Robins may stick with a winning formula when Bristol Rovers visit the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Coventry v Bristol Rovers preview 

24 Mar

Coventry boss Mark Robins may stick with a winning formula when Bristol Rovers visit the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

How long do managers last? 

24 Mar

How long do managers last at the top 92 clubs in England? We've crunched the numbers to reveal the exact average in days...

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Groundshare Update 

23 Mar

The club have issued a statement to clarify the situation.

Groundshare with CCFC back on? 

21 Mar

Everyone thought that the idea of Coventry City playing at the BPA was dead in the water, but according to newspaper reports there have been discussions.

Sad News – John Bird – Birdie 

8 Mar

John Bird (Birdie) a regular at the club and a gent who volunteered on the grounds passed away Friday 3rd March He drank (Guinness) at Broadstreet RFC 6 days a week for around 10 years and was well k...


14 Feb

It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you of the death of KIM TABERER 1955 - 2017 - AGE 61 Incredible is the only word to describe Kim, who passed away on Saturday 11th February in Georgetown, ...

Plymouth 33 – 24 Coventry 

13 Feb

The scoreline looks worse than the performance merits.

Junior and Mini’s Update 

9 Feb

Rugby St Andrews RFC this week...

Home win awarded to Birmingham Exiles RFC 

9 Feb

A player shortage hampers the Guild...

Join the 200 Club! 

5 Feb

The 200 Club is a way of supporting your club with the possibility of a monthly prize...

Birmingham bound again 

5 Feb

Trinity Guild RFC face Birmingham Exiles again this coming Saturday...

A gentle reminder… 

4 Feb

Subs for the Juniors and the Mini's are now outstanding.

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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).

MIPIM told speculative development a sign of Coventry & Warwickshire’s strength 

15 Mar

Speculative development of both large sheds and smaller units is a key barometer of the strength of Coventry and Warwickshires commercial property sector, investors at the MIPIM property exhibi...

RSC supplier aims to make light work of expansion 

14 Mar

A Coventry business that designs and manufactures specialist LED lighting for locations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Emirates Stadium and Twickenham, has announced plans to double in s...

Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

Problems continue on the M6 around Birmingham, with long delays on the northbound carriageway after a serious fire.

West Midlands Chambers publish business manifesto for elected Mayor 

13 Mar

Three West Midlands Chambers of Commerce have united to produce a business blueprint for the work of the West Midlands elected Mayor.

Italian group buys IT software business 

13 Mar

Italian group Safo, which specialises in automotive IT, has taken over Coventry-based TR Fleet.

University showcases £430m investment plans to maintain cutting edge 

13 Mar

Coventry University will commit more investment to the development of its campus over the next five years than at any similar period in its history.

£42m growth package awarded to Coventry & Warwickshire 

9 Mar

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been awarded £42.44m from the Government to top up its Local Growth Deal.

Cube entrepreneur spreads his wings with £15m Coventry development 

8 Mar

Property entrepreneur Neil Edginton is spreading his wings in the West Midlands after revealing plans for a new development in Coventry.

Employment land shortage in Coventry highlighted to Government 

6 Mar

The acute shortage of employment and industrial development land in Coventry and Warwickshire has been highlighted to the  Government.

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Banned driver jailed for high-speed road rampage 

24 Mar

A banned driver “out for a laugh” with pals on his birthday went on a high-speed 20-minute road rampage – but he’s now been jailed after West Midlands Police cut short his joyride.

Men charged with conspiracy to burgle 

22 Mar

Four men will appear before Cannock Magistrates this morning (Wednesday 22 March) charged with conspiracy to burgle.

WANTED: Police post 16 burglary suspects’ details 

22 Mar

As police step up their blitz on burglars, officers are asking people to help in their hunt for 16 men wanted in connection with dozens of crimes across the West Midlands.

Coventry man jailed for terror funding 

21 Mar

A Coventry engineer has today (Tuesday 21 March) been jailed for four years and eight months for sending money to fund his brother who is currently fighting in Syria with Daesh.

WATCH: Five arrested in dawn burglary swoop 

20 Mar

Five suspected burglars have been arrested in a series of dawn raids across Wolverhampton this morning (Monday 20 March).

Fur-well to Twitter scent-sation Smithy 

19 Mar

A captivating canine, who was one of the first police dogs on Twitter, is saying a fond fur-well to West Midlands Police - after joining his handler in retirement.

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Breeze Women’s Bike Ride / Coventry Breeze: Kenilworth Greenway Circuit 

26 Mar

Coventry Breeze: Kenilworth Greenway Circuit.

Jumble sale – 3rd Coventry Scout Group 

25 Mar

Sale of second hand goods, clothes, shoes, bedding, curtains, toys, CDs, books and bric-a-brac.

Bike Recycling Open Day 

25 Mar

Langley House Trust invites you to a bike recycling open day for a free bike check, security marking and the chance to buy a recycled bike.

Fuel spillage, 24th March 

24 Mar

Minor rtc.

Pothole on Stoneleigh Road, near to 17A, 24th March 

24 Mar

There is a pothole that is about 8 inches deep, and 10 inches wide, on the left hand side of Stoneleigh Road as you head towards Gibbet Hill road; it is on the opposite side of the road to 17A.

Abandoned smashed up vehicles, 23rd March 

23 Mar

A car has been parked here for over a month.

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21 Mar

STYLUSBOY by Pete Clemons Ploughing his own furrow for a good number of years on the local circuit, and beyond, has been Steve Stylusboy.

Barnabus – A Charity Gig 2017 

21 Mar

Barnabus Charity Gig by Pete Clemons On the same evening that Black Sabbath were saying au revoir, by way of their hugely publicised gigs at the LG arena, another band from the region, were doing similar.

Golden Wedding Anniversary At The Forest Hotel, Dorridge 

21 Mar

We’ve enjoyed our quieter season this winter and have hunkered down preparing for 2017 wedding season! The quiet season is, however, coming to a close.

Otis Redding by Pete Clemons 

16 Mar

Otis Redding by Pete Clemons Another article by Pete that was originally earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Pete Clemons 

16 Mar


Stuff and Nonsense 

22 Feb

The Quite Remarkable Adventures of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 21 st February, 2017   Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem was the springboard for a book by former Python Eric Idle.

Big Big Train 

13 Feb

Big Big Train By Pete Clemons - another article written for but unpublished by the Coventry Telegraph.

Syd Arthur 

13 Feb

Syd Arthur by Pete Clemons (another recent article earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph but unpublished by them) syd Arthur Not a Coventry band but one of Pete Clemon's many articles for the Coventry paper.

Many Wrongs Make a Right 

24 Jan

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 23 rd January, 2017   Those of us involved in live performance in any way will have stories to tell, usually for comic effect, about moments on stage that have gone awry: a prop that wasn...

Dark – Round the Edges – Review by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan

Dark - Round the Edges - Review by Pete Clemons A Kenilworth record shop recently acquired a copy of one of the rarest pieces of vinyl currently out there.

Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 

21 Jan

PINK FLOYD - The Early Years 1965-1972 By Pete Clemons Fans of Pink Floyd will, no doubt, already be aware that during July 2016 it was announced that a major new work.

European Bands by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan

Pete Clemons - Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph, it's looking unlikely that the newspaper will be publishing anymore of Pete's articles,which is a shame but Pete has send a few that were earmarked for the paper - and this is the first - on ...

The CoverUps 4-Piece Male Lead – Adam! 

18 Jan

Check out this short clip of our male lead vocalist singing a favorite dance floor filler, Dynamite by Taio Cruz! If you want to see the full video, hop on over to our videos page where you can also see videos of all of our lineups...

Indian Summer – New Album 

9 Jan

This Pete Clemons article in 2 parts so it is readbable! Original album 1971 Record Collector Indian Summer album http://shop.

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