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Coventry City Council plan to close dozens of buildings and downsize services 

1 Nov

Around 100 centres around the city to be consolidated into just five mega hubs...


Bengal Spice restaurant in Coventry was a ‘death trap’ says judge 

31 Oct

Suspended jail sentences for couple who ran Corporation Street restaurant and breached fire safety regulations...


Former football boss denies assaults 

31 Oct

The former chief executive of Nuneaton Town Football Club, Ian Neale, appears in court to deny three charges of assault.


Firefighters in Coventry and Warwickshire start four-day strike tonight 

31 Oct

Latest walkout follows two months of failed negotiations...


Red Button: Compare themansions.com 

31 Oct

ComparetheMarket tycoon Douw Steyn and Keith Bradshaw who started Listers of Coventry in 1979 own firms within 100 yards of each other in the city's Parkside...


Ex-Nuneaton Town boss Ian Neale denies assault charges 

31 Oct

Former chief executive appears at Coventry Magistrates Court after incident at Ricoh Arena in Coventry in September...


Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Temperatures to reach 20C today but colder conditions around the corner 

31 Oct

With a change in month, it will be cooling down over the weekend with temperatures some 9C cooler by day early next week...


Entries now open for next year’s Coventry Half Marathon 

31 Oct

Thousands of runners set to take part in the 13-mile race through the city in March...


Coventry burglar left soaked after ripping out copper water pipes from house in Radford 

31 Oct

James Slevin jailed after trying to take pipes from house renovation not realising the water supply had already been turned on...


Replay: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

31 Oct

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Thursday, October 30...


Gun spotted in disorder at Henley Green flats 

31 Oct

Police swoop on Caradoc Hall after reports of gang disturbance...


Hunt for silver car in Radford hit and run probe 

31 Oct

11-year-old  Brandon Hambridge was injured when car knocked him down in Cheveral Avenue - police need YOUR help in tracking down driver...


Live: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

31 Oct

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Friday October 31...


Beautiful Coventry girl Niayah Crack loses her brave battle with cancer 

31 Oct

Two-year-old from Radford melted hearts with her big blue eyes and infectious smile...


Plans unveiled to drive up standards at Coventry GP surgeries 

31 Oct

Last year 40 per cent of city practices failed to deliver expected standards...


HS2 Ltd pays for new primary school 

30 Oct

A primary school affected by the HS2 high-speed rail line is to relocate and the costs incurred paid for by the government.


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Comment »

Kev’s Column: Real Disappointment on Real Recall 

31 Oct

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” on-line.


Swamp Thing 

30 Oct

Sometimes, usually in the wee small hours I feel a little bit sad when I consider what this country has become...


Community and Resistance Seminar Series 

24 Oct

Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) and Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Black History Month Thursday 30 th October   12.30 -2.30pm Frederick Lanchester Building, Room 209 Let’s talk about Black Men  In the UK there is a rich ...


Red Button: Sisu’s sleeping partner has been busy writing a book about George Elliot 

24 Oct

Dermot Coleman, co-owner of the Sky Blues, has penned 'George Eliot And Money​, Economics ​Ethics And Literature...


Red Button: Sisu co-founder has been busy writing a book about George Eliot 

24 Oct

Dermot Coleman, co-owner of the Sky Blues, has penned 'George Eliot And Money​, Economics ​Ethics And Literature...


Kev’s Column: Canada’s Pain 

24 Oct

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online.


Red Button: Toon fans call for ‘Bigi In, Pard Out’ 

21 Oct

Newcastle United fans still love Cov Kid Gael Bigirimana even if the boss doesn't...


Kev’s Column: A Silicone Bay 

17 Oct

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” on-line.


‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’ 

17 Oct

One library consultant told Vicky Wayman of a new school that forgot to include a library space in their plans...


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Features »

A Warm Year 

1 Nov

As we come to the end of October and the nights get darker I can't get my head into 'winter mode'...


A week in the Tame valley 

31 Oct

Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where shall we start? After the excitement of Norfolk and Cornwall it was back to the reality of the local scene.


All Saints’ Voodoo 

31 Oct

Thank You to everyone who’ve bought their tickets for our show on Saturday 1st November at the SQ Club Coventry.


Another week another Shag! 

30 Oct

After a gap of seven days (yes a week) the Shag reappeared, I don’t know where it has been hiding in the meantime but it was a welcome repeat.


At last.. 

30 Oct

after eight weeks half term arrived last Friday It's been a really hard term so far with our workload getting more ridiculous by the day.


New more accurate ‘nowcast’ using Google Flu Trends 

30 Oct

Researchers have found that Google search data really can provide a more accurate real time picture of current flu infections.


Exhibition aims to share social science in Coventry 

30 Oct

Dozens of topical issues from the war in Syria and domestic abuse, to breast cancer and cybercrime are set to be covered at an exhibition by students from Warwick and Coventry universities this weekend.


Making Sense of Something 

30 Oct

“Hello dear.


Coventry Talking Newspaper-29th August 2014 

29 Oct

In this weeks show Leo reads an exerpt from “Shakespeare the Countess” by Chris Laoutais, Cliff reads an article about teenage memories, Madcap fundraiser Stuart Kettell talks to the Monday Club, Sue reads Nigel Burke’s tongue-in-...


Wednesday 29th October 

29 Oct

I have been around the Reservoir a lot recently and this morning there was still a Common Sandpiper present the Red-crested Pochard weren’t to be seen but they were there on Monday, I think they are commuting! Also today were a couple of Raven.


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The pre-game ramble: Leyton Orient 

1 Nov

The post The pre-game ramble: Leyton Orient appeared first on Sky Blues Blog .


Leyton Orient v Coventry City 

31 Oct

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Leyton Orient and Coventry City (15:00 GMT).


Leyton Or v Coventry preview 

31 Oct

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Coventry City at Brisbane Road.


Will City or O’s Break Their Duck? 

30 Oct

Will City or O's Break Their Duck? Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/10/2014 15:49:00 Leyton Orient host Coventry City on Saturday afternoon with the O's aiming for their first home victory of the season and the Sky Blues yet to notch a win...


Madine signs for Coventry 

30 Oct

Coventry City have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine on a month's loan.


Sheffield Wednesday Striker Makes City Return 

30 Oct

Sheffield Wednesday Striker Makes City Return Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/10/2014 12:03:00 Second Sky Blues loan spell for Madine...


Coventry sign Owls’ Madine on loan 

30 Oct

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine rejoins Coventry City on an initial month's loan.


Madine joins Coventry 

30 Oct

Coventry have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine on a month's loan.


Episode 80 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

30 Oct

This week: The Niis are rubbing their thighs about the Peterborough comeback, and in particular Mr Nouble's influence over things.


One In, One Out for City 

29 Oct

One In, One Out for City Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/10/2014 14:30:00 Loan swap deal with Yeovil...


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Sport »

Peterborough comeback must act as catalyst for Sky Blues 

30 Oct

ANY DOUBTS that Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley may have lost the dressing room were put to one side at the final whistle on Saturday afternoon after a hugely impressive comeback against League One high-flyers Peterborough, writes Observer sports...


World champion Mark Selby set for Coventry return 

30 Oct

WORLD champion Mark Selby said he would relish the prospect of coming head-to-head with Ronnie O'Sullivan once again at the Champion of Champions event in Coventry next month.


Sky Blues re-sign defender Aaron Martin from Yeovil 

30 Oct

DEFENDER Aaron Martin has rejoined the Sky Blues on loan from fellow League One side Yeovil Town.


Fourth consecutive win for Coventry  

29 Oct

COVENTRY recorded their first ever win at Macclesfield thanks to a 21-13 victory which cements their position in the top five.


Sky Blues host Worcester in FA Cup First Round 

29 Oct

THE SKY Blues will face Worcester City in the First Round of this season's FA Cup.


Defeat for Sphinx but Hopkins remains upbeat 

29 Oct

SPHINX boss Luke Hopkins says he was pleased with his side's performance despite losing 4-2 at home to Westfields.


Historic first season at Warwick Racecourse continues 

29 Oct

AN HISTORIC first season as an all-jumps course at Warwick Racecourse is set to continue with a band in November.


Storm settle for second in National League Fours 

28 Oct

STORM had to be content with runners-up position as Cradley successfully defended the National League Fours at Brandon on Sunday.


Blaze boss deflated after Cardiff defeats 

28 Oct

BLAZE were shut-out for the first time this season as they lost 4-0 at home to Cardiff Devils in the Challenge Cup.


Wolves: Leon Clarke shining in new role, says Kenny Jackett 

28 Oct

Boss praises ex-Coventry frontman's performance in role behind main striker following winning goal against Leeds...


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Business news »

CSR Briefs: Wigley Group; Birmingham City FC; BHSF; Rant & Rave 

30 Oct

Wigley Group comes to the aid of Paralympics hopefulA COVENTRY-based property and risk management company is celebrating 50 years in business by supporting a Paralympic cyclist on his journey to the P...


Commercial vehicle supplier Fraikin secures seven-figure deal with Midland butcher 

29 Oct

COVENTRY commercial vehicle supplier, Fraikin, has secured a seven-figure deal to supply 43 new trucks to the UKs largest catering butcher.


Drilling company boss to speak at Ladies First breakfast event 

28 Oct

JULIE White, managing director of Coventry-based D-Drill, will be the guest speaker at the next event to be staged by networking group Ladies First.


Bosch subsidiary is latest recruit to Manufacturing Technology Centre 

27 Oct

DRIVES and controls manufacturer, Bosch Rexroth, has become the latest globally-recognised company to join Coventrys Manufacturing Technology Centre.


Coventry & Warwickshire leaders pledge to maintain inward investment success 

24 Oct

BUSINESS and property figures from Coventry and Warwickshire are to redouble their efforts to ensure the area retains its strong record for attracting inward investment.


ATD targets train manufacturers after receiving RGF grant 

23 Oct

A DESIGN and manufacturing company in Coventry is diversifying, creating jobs and buying new premises after receiving a grant from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).


Aerospace firm CFS set to take off after new funding support 

22 Oct

A COVENTRY aerospace company rescued from the brink of closure two years ago is focussing of growth after securing new funding.


Success of networking events at the castles 

22 Oct

David Myskow, vice chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Mid-Warwickshire branch, writes...


Coventry & Warks LEP seeks European funding delegates 

20 Oct

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for representatives to join a group which will be responsible for allocating £116m of European Funding.


Manufacturer Brose shares in £5.4m Government funding pot to tackle skills shortages 

20 Oct

AN award-winning Coventry manufacturer has been named as one of six UK automotive suppliers to receive a share of Government funding aimed at addressing skills shortages.


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Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids 

23 Oct

Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids Ever wondered what it's like to be on a police raid? This unique footage captured on a state-of-the-art camera shows officers on the frontline of Operation Trivium in Coventry this...


CCTV APPEAL – Coventry theft – Check your fob has done its job. 

24 Sep

CCTV APPEAL - Coventry theft - Check your fob has done its job.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


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LocalGov »

Adoption and fostering information session 

3 Nov

Find out about Adopting and Fostering for Coventry, meet the team and chat through any questions.


Open Innovation: sharing social science around Coventry 

1 Nov

This one-off poster exhibition brings the research of local doctoral students to life for a general audience.


Firework extravaganza and bonfire 

1 Nov

Firework Extravaganza and Bonfire.


Faulty lighting, 31st October 

31 Oct

Outside 64 engleton road - light post code l11bcb l10bcb next one along.


Good neighbours stop Rogue Traders 

31 Oct

National Consumer Week 2014 (3-7 November).


Coventry City Council's Education IT Systems 

31 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to Connie Danvers on 31 October 2014 .


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Arts & Culture »

HALLOWEEN by P W Barnabas / PART1 album re-issue on All The Madmen records 

31 Oct

Firstly I would like to thank P W Barnabas for allowing me to place the Halloween story onto the Kill Your Pet Puppy site exclusively.


In the same boat 

16 Oct

THREE MEN IN A BOAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th October, 2014   The Original Theatre Company – who brought us the superlative Birdsong – return with their rip-roaring adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic comic novel, a book ...


Black-and-White Minstrels 

9 Oct

THREE MINUTE HEROES – The 2 Tone Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014 It’s 1979 in Coventry and an amiable group of young people put together a band to play ska.


October in Coventry 

9 Oct

APRIL IN PARIS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014   I have mentioned before my preference for John Godber’s earlier works: plays like Teechers and Bouncers , which combine theatrical brio with pertinent social commentary – ...


Hobo Workshop – Concert that Led to 7 Day Protest 

7 Oct

In this issue, for the Coventry Telegraph , Pete Clemons tackles an issue that I was involved in organising Hobo Magazine and and co-organiser of the Hobo Workshop gigs , originally based at the Holyhead Youth Centre in Coventry c September 1974.


Vote for the Coventry Godiva Festival 

6 Oct

The Coventry Godiva Festival is in the running for three awards at the prestigious Festival Awards and needs your vote.


ABBA REUNION SHOW COVENTRY – Albany Theatre on Saturday 25th October 2014 

3 Oct

This post is not related to Pete Clemon's Coventry music articles but information sent to me by promoter Maria Phillipou of Music Entertainment PR Agency , M P Promotions , andmight be of interest to some of you.


Play-Acting 

3 Oct

THE LAST ADVENTURES Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 2 nd October, 2014   Forced Entertainment’s new show makes for another unusual night at the theatre.


Vince Martin and the Vampires 

23 Sep

Back again - Pete Clemons with memories from Vince Martin of the Vampires , Coventry 1950's / early 60's for the Coventry Telegraph.


Swing to the Right 

18 Sep

PROPAGANDA SWING Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Wednesday 17 th September, 2014 Berlin, 1939 and American journalist Bill Constant (Richard Conlon) finds his radio broadcasts heavily vetted by nasty Nazi Heinrich Hinkel (Paul Lincoln) and the woman he ...


Comedy Shows in Coventry 

12 Sep

There seems to be loads of comedians around at the moment – and almost every week there is one or more stand up comedy shows in the Coventry and Leamington area.


Mallory Knox Playing Coventry 

12 Sep

You can see up and coming rock band  Mallory Knox on the first date of their Autumn 2014 UK tour – here in Coventry at the Kasbah.


Charity Gig in aid of Coventry MS Society 

11 Sep

Formed in Coventry The JPs are performing a one off gig for local Multiple Sclerosis charities at The Tin (Taylor John’s House) , Canal Basin, Coventry.


Leamington + Coventry Live Music Sept 11th to 14th 

10 Sep

Thu 11 Sep 2014 20:30 The Hannafords Tump Folk Club, The Humber, Coventry, CV3 1BA Fri 12 Sep 2014 20:00 Running For Cover Carey’s, Hertford Place, Coventry, CV1 3JZ Fri 12 Sep 2014 18:30 The Deserts @Kasbah, Coventry, CV1 5LY … Read more...


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