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UK Heatwave 2018: The winners and losers 

21 Jul

There are, as with most things in life, pros and cons to the hot weather - here are some of the winners and losers of the season.

Wasps: Henley Hawks RFC to host Premiership club’s new southern academy 

20 Jul

Premiership club Wasps open a new junior academy for 15 to 18-year-olds in Henley on Thames.

Medicinal cannabis ‘should be available on prescription’ 

19 Jul

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.

Woman awarded £100k after husband’s death mid-divorce 

19 Jul

Cathryn Craven argued she would have reconciled had her husband not been killed by a speeding driver.

Men admit ‘knife to baby’s throat’ robbery in Coventry 

19 Jul

Joshua Juggan and Malik Ragnatt pleaded guilty to taking cash and jewellery from a Coventry house.

Is there more crime in hot weather? 

19 Jul

Police forces are experiencing record numbers of 999 calls.

Coventry child rapist jailed over horrific abuse 

17 Jul

Joshua Potts was jailed after his half brother and their father were sentenced over the sex abuse case.

Mum of autistic boy slams school for ‘abusive’ voicemail 

17 Jul

Leighanne Bromley was left "gobsmacked" by the expletive-laden message about autistic son Harley.

George Eliot Hospital nurse ‘claimed £50,000 in unearned wages’ 

17 Jul

A hospital says the fraud has let down its 'honest and hard-working' staff.

Bears loan spinner Poysden to Yorkshire 

17 Jul

Yorkshire sign Warwickshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden on loan for the County Championship Roses game against Lancashire.

Millions to face hosepipe ban in north-west England 

17 Jul

The ban will affect people in north-west England but other firms say they have no plans to follow suit.

Coventry child rapist Anthony Potts jailed with four others 

16 Jul

Anthony Potts was convicted of cruelty, assault and the rape of children aged two to 15.

Safestyle UK: Window firm fined for ‘aggressive sales’ 

16 Jul

One man said he was told there would be "trouble" if he cancelled his contract with Safestyle UK.

Chris Stokes: Bury sign Coventry City left-back on free transfer 

16 Jul

League Two side Bury sign left-back Chris Stokes from Coventry City on a two-year deal.

T20 Blast: Yorkshire Vikings end Worcestershire Rapids unbeaten start 

15 Jul

Yorkshire consign Worcestershire to their first T20 Blast defeat of the season with a 12-run win at New Road.

Raine hits century as Foxes beat Bears 

13 Jul

Worcestershire Rapids maintain their perfect T20 Blast start against Northamptonshire, but Sussex lose their 100% record.

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Feminist book fortnight: two weeks in June 

24 Apr

Bookshops around the country will be highlighting the diversity of feminist books.

Come to Coventry: Telegraph’s open letter to Channel 4 board 

21 Dec

We write to the board of Channel 4 to explain why this city is the perfect new home for the broadcaster...

Hull shows what UK City of Culture can do for Coventry 

30 Nov

The city has benefitted enormously from being UK City of Culture 2017 and Coventry can do the same, by Angus Young, the Editor of the Hull Daily Mail...

Inside the ivory tower 

21 Nov

“I am frequently asked why so few women of colour hold leadership roles in academia – the answers lie in this book.

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 ...

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Paralympic rowing champion receives honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick 

20 Jul

Double Paralympic gold medal winning rower Pam Jones (née Relph) has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Warwick.

Warwick Law Professor elected to prestigious British Academy fellowship 

20 Jul

Professor Victor Tadros of Warwick Law School has been made a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of his work on the philosophy of criminal law, the philosophy of war, and legal, moral and political philosophy.

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe 

19 Jul

Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.

Legacy of empire to be explored as part of Coventry Belgrade Mela this weekend 

19 Jul

A University of Warwick project is being featured during a celebration of South Asian culture and cuisine taking place in Coventry this Saturday, 21 July.

Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive – but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage 

19 Jul

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive - but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 18th July 2018 

18 Jul

18th July 2018 In this week’s show: Natalie – achiever of the year 2017 talks to the Monday club; Tennis, the sport of kings; the return of the Typewriter read by Sue; Cliff recalls the Big Drought and Dave has been to the Good Food Show ...

Call for the Return of the Mystery Plays 

18 Jul

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Coventry Mystery Plays Our Chairman, Paul Maddocks, calls for the return of the Coventry Mystery Plays.

Sugar improves memory in over-60s – helping them work smarter 

18 Jul

Sugar improves memory in older adults and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Welcome Duncan Adams! 

18 Jul

We are very pleased to welcome Duncan Adams to the Centre, who is a hypnotherapist from Solihull Hypnotherapy but would like to expand his practice over to the Coventry area.

Suicide must not appear to be the only escape for some victims of abuse, warns new study 

17 Jul

In one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK, experts from Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to ...

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Checkatrade Trophy first-round draw 

18 Jul

League One and Two clubs - plus squads from some big Premier League clubs - have found out their Checkatrade Trophy opponents.

Election of Board Members 2018 

29 Jun

By the closing date for nominations, 22 June 2018, two valid nominations for vacant positions on the Board of the Trust had been received, from: Rachael Brown Bruce Walker As there are four vacancies, each of the candidates nominated will...

Coventry reject two bids for McNulty 

28 Jun

Coventry City have rejected two bids from Reading for their striker Marc McNulty, Sky Sports News understands.

My tribute to Ernie Hunt 

22 Jun

Ernie Hunt 17.3.1943 - 20.6.2018 The death of former Coventry City player Ernie Hunt means that in the space of two years we have lost two of the most talented players of the club's early years in the First Division.

League One fixtures 2018/19 

21 Jun

Sunderland will kick off the League One season when they host Charlton Athletic on August 4, live on Sky Sports at 12.30pm.

EFL fixtures day: Your guide 

18 Jun

The World Cup is in full flow but fans of the 72 Sky Bet EFL clubs across the country will have a keen eye on Thursday's fixture release.

The making of Maddison 

18 Jun

Leicester’s expected signing of James Maddison from Norwich is just the next step in the midfielder’s development.

Concern over the City Tour to Alicante 

18 Jun

A few Sky Blue Trust members have been in contact with us to express their concern and disappointment at the recently announced changes to the clubs tour of Spain in early July.

Carabao Cup: Lampard’s Derby at Oldham 

15 Jun

Frank Lampard's Derby will visit League Two side Oldham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Episode 188 – Lovely Wembley 

12 Jun

Well, we did it! Hopefully you’ve not calmed down in the slightest.

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Trinity Guild’s 2018/19 fixtures released 

17 Jul

Midlands 5 West (South) League Fixtures confirmed...

Trinity Guild RFC AGM & EGM on Relocation Proposals 

10 Jul

Please do make every effort to attend the meeting – it is extremely important to the future of your Club.

Kessell Signs… 

26 Jun

Tom Kessell joins from Saints.

Plymouth 21 – 24 Coventry 

5 Apr

Bit of a slog, but another win.

Caldy 12 – 55 Coventry: Champions! 

21 Mar

It's taken a little while, but we're back in the Championship.

Darlington Mowden Park 0 – 42 Coventry 

5 Mar

Rather better than most expected...

Coventry 40 – 10 Cambridge 

17 Feb

A tougher game than the scoreline suggests...

Trinity Guild RFC needs you! 

13 Feb

New Mini & Junior Players wanted, so come along and give rugby a try, and join the second oldest Club in the City...

Guild takeover the Wasps! 

29 Jan

Guard of Honour duties for the Guild...

Save the date 

24 Jan

Date for the 2018 Dinner Dance...

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Bromsgrove finance expert joins charity team as trustee 

16 Feb

A SPECIALIST grant-giving organisation in Coventry which awards funding to community projects across the region has welcomed two new trustees including finance guru from Bromsgrove.

Rhino Interiors expands with new Birmingham office launch 

14 Feb

Coventry-based company agrees deal to open new office and showroom in Colmore Row...

MP hails ‘fantastic’ news that new battery centre for electric cars will bring thousands of jobs to Warwickshire 

5 Dec

News that a national battery centre for electric cars will be built in Coventry and Warwickshire, bringing thousands of jobs with it, has been hailed as 'fantastic' by a local MP.

Coventry Toys R Us is not earmarked to close in company cull 

5 Dec

The nearest Toys R Us store to Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth will remain open despite a company cull.

Meggitt to close Birmingham factory 

29 Nov

Aerospace group plans to shut its plant in Tyseley to support creation of new 130m super site in Coventry...

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...

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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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Hole in the footpath, 21st July 

21 Jul

A large,deep hole has appeared Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 76 Sutton Avenue, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

Fence and railing damage, 21st July 

21 Jul

Vehicle has collided with fence at junction of a45 and brookside avenue Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Buckingham Rise, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

Lindsay Martin (Flute) & Antoine Mitchell (Piano) 

21 Jul

Scenes of Provence in the heart of Coventry.

Hackney Carriage & Private Hire declared convictions. 

20 Jul

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 20 July 2018 .

CEO celebrates NHS70 with cards from local school 

20 Jul

CEO Andy Hardy received NHS 70th birthday cards this week from a local school.

Coventry and Warwickshire step up to a Year of Wellbeing 

20 Jul

The Coventry and Warwickshire Place Forum, made up of the two Health and Wellbeing Boards, has designated 2019 as the Year of Wellbeing to significantly raise the profile of health and wellbeing opportunities for everyone.

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Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena 

10 Jul

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena by Pete Clemons For well over 40 years now Roger Waters, has, consistently been writing quite brilliant songs about inequality, mortality, religion and authoritarianism.

Rock of Ages – Pete Clemons with Coventry Gig Listings of the Past. 

4 Jul

Here are the Rock of Ages Columns by Pete Clemons, published in the Coventry Telegraph c 2010 / 11 (Spreadsheet Pete!) Covering monthly gigs from the 1960's to 20011 Published December 2011 Published November 2011 Published October 2011 Published ...

The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva 

4 Jul

The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva.

Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace 

27 Jun

Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace by Pete Clemons On an overcast but, thankfully, rain free summers evening, set within the majestic surroundings of Blenheim Palace , Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters recently performed a diverse yet career ...

Gary Numan 

21 Jun

Gary Numan by Pete Clemons Now 60 years old it is good to see Gary Numan back in vogue again.

Rough Magic 

19 Jun

THE TEMPEST Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 19 th June, 2018   It’s not the first time The Tempest has been set in outer space.

You Can Sometimes Get What You Want – Review of the Rolling Stones and Specials Concert by Pete Chambers 

9 Jun

MUSIC MATTERS: You can sometimes get what you want.

A Nudge To Arms 

9 Jun

TRYING IT ON Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Friday 8 th June, 2018   At the grand age of 70, playwright David Edgar turns performer for the first time in this self-penned piece that blends autobiographical material and interviews with fellow ...

Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? 

8 Jun

Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? In 1962, weeks before the Beatles released Love Me Do and months before Elvis released Devil in Disguise, two Coventry schoolgirls, Sue and Mary...

Frank Ifield – Tobacco Road 1961 and the story behind the song. 

6 Jun

Frank Ifield - Tobacco Road 1961 by Trev Teasdel Coventry born Frank Ifield recorded a cover of JD Loudermilk's Tobacco Road in 1961, long before Micky Most produced the Nashville Teens hit version in 1964! Frank Ifield, born in Coundon, Coventry 30...

The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 

5 Jun

The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 by Pete Clemons Support band, The Specials, appeared on stage at just before 7pm.

Sweet and Sour 

1 Jun

MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 31 st May, 2018   When Helen leaves her native Manchester to work as a lawyer in Hong Kong, she feels out of place, a fraud, an English girl in a Chinese body.

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets 

22 May

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets by Pete Clemons There wasn’t much chat from the stage.

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 

17 May

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells by Pete Clemons One album that music lovers never seem to forget the release of was that of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.

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