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Firm fined over barge crush death 

19 Dec

A recycling firm is fined over the death of a worker crushed by part of a metal barge at a depot in Warwickshire.

Coventry City owners go to court over Wasps deal 

19 Dec

SKY Bluesamp;#039; owners are going to the High Court over Coventry City Councilamp;#039;s deal with Wasps for the Ricoh Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

Man arrested after fatal Browns Lane crash 

19 Dec

Police say a 44-year-old woman died when her Smart Car collided with a Mercedes then burst into flames...

Coventry Winter Night Shelter welcomes hundreds of homeless people 

19 Dec

Over 300 rough sleepers handed a bed-stay in just the first three weeks since it opened...

Ambulance staff brace themselves for one of the busiest nights of the year 

19 Dec

The 'black Friday of booze' is the last Friday before Christmas which is usually reserved for office parties - and one of the busiest times of year for crews...

Does this 90-year-old photo show the world’s first ‘selfie stick’? 

19 Dec

A family photo taken in 1925 shows evidence of a very early version of this year's hot gadget.

Coventry Magistrates Court: Stealing 28 cans of Lynx and sending threatening text messages among cases heard 

19 Dec

Cases before Coventry Magistrates Court on November 26 to December 1...

Video: Police confirm woman was killed in horror car crash in Allesley 

19 Dec

Browns Lane remains closed as investigation continues into two-car smash...

‘This city of ours does not need handouts from anyone’ 

19 Dec

Council's 'greater Birmingham' plans and Finham frustration - Coventry Telegraph Letters for December 18...

Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Bright and dry weekend in prospect 

19 Dec

Thursday could have been the winter's mildest day, according to Bablake Weather Station...

Coventry City Council hammered in latest round of government spending cuts 

19 Dec

Council faces funding cut of 3.9 per cent in 2015/16 - compared to an average cut for all English councils of 1.8 per cent...

Livewire volunteer Edwina Jones is a backbone member of Stoke Heath Community Centre 

19 Dec

70-year-old works round-the-clock at local community centre...

Teen trio arrested after pistol found hidden in car 

19 Dec

A TEENAGER from Coventry has been arrested alongside two others on suspicion of firearms offences after a handgun was found by police hidden in a car in Birmingham city centre this morning.

Watch: Crowds turn out to welcome Santa during visit to Earlsdon 

19 Dec

Tonight Santa and his band of merry helpers from Freeman Dance School will be in Radford...

Profumo’s Rice-Davies dies aged 70 

19 Dec

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, who grew up in Shirley and was one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died aged 70, her publicist says.

Video: Car bursts into flames after serious crash in Allesley 

19 Dec

Browns Lane may be shut until this afternoon after two car collision - diversions in place...

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Red Button: Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu touted for Coventry Peace Festival 2015 

19 Dec

International heavyweights invited to headline city event by ambitious events mastermind Chris Hughes...

Tory-led Government’s pension changes could put firefighters’ lives at risk 

15 Dec

The way Ministers in the Tory-led Government have handled firefighters’ pensions has been deeply irresponsible.

Red Button: Rolf Harris’s unwanted legacy at Warwick University bar 

15 Dec

The student union had the good sense to remove their picture – a cartoon of Rolf as a kangaroo hopping across an Oz landscape...

Human-scale, decentralised technologies 

8 Dec

In 1995, the Times Literary Supplement placed a book by E.

Red Button: Euan’s such a card, Tony… but he’s got plenty to grin about 

5 Dec

Former PM's son is beaming with festive cheer on this snapshot with his office colleagues in Coventry city centre...

School Talk: Isolation rooms are from ‘Dickensian era’ and turn schools into prisons 

3 Dec

We have to ask ourselves is it right to remove one child from the room so that the others can learn? Is this the only way to do it...

Red Button: Sainsbury’s supremo Justin King keeping us guessing over next move 

3 Dec

King’ has founded Harbury House Ltd with the main product himself, as motivational public speaker and consultant...

Red Button: ‘Sisu fell down a hole they’d dug themselves, leaving Wasps to canter home as a lone runner’ 

28 Nov

Former Coventry City chairman John Poynton dismisses Sisu as 'typical hedge fund, throwing money around like confetti in the belief they can walk away with big profit within five years...


27 Nov

You can view Bob’s original letter and Mr Appleton’s response here...

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Kuwait – appendix 

19 Dec

Final few images from Kuwait including interesting image of Red whiskered Bulbul.

View from Tower better than View of Tower! 

19 Dec

Practice Tower application The Society has objected to a new raw galvanised steel structure proposed as a new training tower for Binley Fire Station (the illustration is of a similar tower built elsewhere).

Twelve things you probably won’t know about your Christmas dinner 

19 Dec

Most of us wont think twice about the scientific make-up of our Christmas dinner but theres more to that plate of festive food than meets the eye! To celebrate being ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research this week, ...

More stubble fields 

18 Dec

Wednesday 17th December 2014 Stubble fields are well worth checking out at this time of the year for the variety of finches, pipits and Buntings which feed on them.

Warwick repeats top 10 success in UK research ranking exercise – 14 Departments ranked in UK top 10 

18 Dec

The University Warwick is delighted to have repeated its top 10 success in the Governments research ranking exercise which helps set a significant part of the governments research funding for universities for the next 6 years.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-17th December 2014 

17 Dec

In this weeks show Clare Heal’s investigates Once in Royal David’s City,read by Sue, Cliff reads Martin Townsend’s article about board games,Sheila reads an article about £1 glasses, Dave reports on Christmas Celebrations and we ...

2,500-year-old Pythagoras theorem helps to show when a patient has turned a corner 

17 Dec

A medical researcher at the University of Warwick has found the 2,500 year-old Pythagoras theorem could be the most effective way to identify the point at which a patients health begins to improve.

Christmas nostalgia produced by the act of remembering not the actual memory 

17 Dec

Christmas triggers happy childhood memories for many people, but scientists have found it is not only the memory but the act of recalling it that sparks the warm feeling of nostalgia.

TollBar End 

17 Dec

Here's a diagram of what Tollbar End should look like once the current works are finished (Autumn 2016): Shared pedestrian/cyclist paths are provided, shown as brown dashed lines.

Big Cock’s Christmas Jukebox Rock Off 

17 Dec

Mustard and blood is putting on it’s second annual Big Cock’s Jukebox Rock Off    FARGO VILLAGE 19th December from 8.00 pm Centimes and Friends   Moonbears will be performing 2 sets each, 1 of original material and 1 of Christmas and...

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Coventry City v Fleetwood Town 

19 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Fleetwood Town.

Coventry v Fleetwood preview 

19 Dec

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Coventry City and Fleetwood Town at Boundary Park.

Martin set for Coventry comeback 

19 Dec

Aaron Martin could make his Coventry comeback against Fleetwood after returning to training on Friday.

Christmas Cheer for Sky Blues? 

19 Dec

Christmas Cheer for Sky Blues? Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/12/2014 09:44:00 Coventry City host Fleetwood at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday afternoon hoping to continue their recent run of improved form.

Former City Target Shines In Under-21 Defeat 

18 Dec

Former City Target Shines In Under-21 Defeat Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/12/2014 14:45:00 Maghoma impressive for Owls against Sky Blues...

Do City Need a Goalkeeper in January? 

18 Dec

Do City Need a Goalkeeper in January? Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/12/2014 08:17:00 Allsop keen to stay for the season...

Final Call: Back the City This Saturday 

17 Dec

Final Call: Back the City This Saturday Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/12/2014 20:05:00 Manager and skipper try to boost attendance...

Pugh close to Coventry return 

17 Dec

Coventry defender Danny Pugh is closing in on a return to first-team action after his two-month injury lay-off.

Pugh close to Coventry return 

17 Dec

Coventry defender Danny Pugh is closing in on a return to first-team action after his two-month injury lay-off.

Big crowd expected at Wasps’ new home 

17 Dec

Wasps Rugby Club says it is expecting about 26,000 people to watch the first game at its new home in Coventry on Sunday.

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Broadstreet RFC Proudly Presents The O2 RFU ‘Wear The Rose’ Rugby Experience. 

18 Dec

Amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality technology puts you at the heart of the England Rugby team on Saturday 20th December 2014.

New Blaze coach Chuck Weber aware of big challenge 

18 Dec

NEW BLAZE coach Chuck Weber is confident he can deliver his successful blueprint at the Skydome and transform the clubamp;#039;s miserable season.

Wasps and Ricoh Arena Stadium Announcement 

18 Dec

WASPS will set a new record attendance in Rugby Union's Aviva Premiership when they play their first match in Coventry on Sunday.

Steven Pressley issues rallying call to Sky Blues fans 

18 Dec

SKY BLUES boss Steven Pressley has paid tribute to the club's supporters ahead of this Saturday's home clash against Fleetwood Town.

Tim Stimpson guest for Wasps opener 

17 Dec

FORMER England and British Lions full back Tim Stimpson will be making a guest appearance when Wasps begin life at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday.

Judy Murray launches new girls programme 

17 Dec

TENNIS coach Hazel Cranston became one of the first coaches in the UK to take part in a training session with Judy Murray ahead of the launch of -€˜Miss-Hits' a new programme that will encourage more young girls into the sport.

Local pride at stake in Wasps opener 

17 Dec

FAR MORE than just Aviva Premiership points will be at stake when Wasps start life in Coventry this Sunday.

Confident Coventry win again at Blackheath 

17 Dec

PASSION, team work and commitment were just a few of the key ingredients displayed by Coventry as they recorded a record breaking 11th successive win in League One.

Participation for the elderley on the up in Coventry 

17 Dec

ELDERLY people were bowled over after taking part in a pilot project designed to increase participation in bowls.

Storm sign Rob Shuttleworth for new National League season 

17 Dec

ROB Shuttleworth has become Storm's second new signing for the 2015 National League campaign.

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    The Wars of Heaven and Earth is a poem which describes the two main wars symbolised by Coventry Cathedral, the war in heaven and the second world war. It speaks of forgiveness and peace since those wars

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Mazars advises Proteus Software on sale to Sanderson Group 

19 Dec

Proteus, which is based on Solihull Parkway at Birmingham Business Park, was acquired by the Coventry-based software and IT services business...

Birmingham Community Law Centre marks first anniversary 

16 Dec

Coventry Law Centre established the new law centre service for Birmingham towards the end of 2013 in the wake of the closure of Birmingham’s only remaining law centre...

Coventry factory set for closure as Rolls-Royce wields the axe 

12 Dec

AERO engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has revealed details of its proposed cutbacks as it looks to try and offset declining demand across it aerospace division.

MTC selected as base for new National College for Advanced Manufacturing 

11 Dec

A NEW National College for Advanced Manufacturing is to be jointly headquartered in Coventry and Sheffield, the government has announced.

Coventry University superlab attracts £5m grant 

11 Dec

COVENTRY Universitys flagship new Science and Health Building has been awarded a £4.9m grant by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

JCB concludes £4.5m engine supply deal to Coventry firm Terex GB 

8 Dec

STAFFORDSHIRE-based JCB, best known for its iconic excavators, has won one of the biggest engine supply deals in its history after securing an annual contract worth £4.5m.

Sanderson buys software firm for up to £1.9m and hints at further acquisitions 

8 Dec

SOFTWARE and IT services group Sanderson has acquired Solihulls Proteus Software for up to £1.9m.

PEL turns to European bus sector for growth after being given a steer by McLoughlin 

5 Dec

A COVENTRY-based engineering company is targeting the European bus and coach market for expansion after opportunities in the sector were underlined by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Kerb enthusiasm for new D-Drill invention 

5 Dec

COVENTRYS D-Drill has invented a new machine which it believes could save local authorities millions of pounds a year - and it has already won a contract in London.

250 investors help entrepreneur buy Coventry building 

5 Dec

A LOCAL entrepreneur has secured a £369,000 crowdfunding loan to purchase and improve a landmark office building in Coventry, housing more than 100 local businesses.

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Seasonal safety 

5 Dec

Update issued at 12pm, Tuesday 9th December.

Charlotte’s story SD 

13 Nov

Charlotte's story SD Charlotte joined the Young Firefighter's Association in Coventry with no confidence.

CCTV: Toilet cubicle offender 

5 Nov

CCTV: Toilet cubicle offender Officers have released CCTV footage of a man we would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in the female toilets at a Coventry leisure centre.

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.

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Tile Hill Library craft session (Children) 

21 Dec

Join us for a craft session at Tile Hill Library every Sunday.

Aldermoor Library Storytime & craft session 

20 Dec

Join us for a storytime and craft session at Aldermoor Library every Saturday.

Jubilee Crescent Library Storytime & craft session 

20 Dec

Join us for a storytime and craft session at Jubilee Crescent Library every Saturday.

Central Library Storytime (Saturday) 

20 Dec

Join us for a storytime at Central Library every Saturday.

Tile Hill Library Chatterbooks reading group 

20 Dec

Come along to the children's reading group at Tile Hill Library.

Cheylesmore Library Storytime & craft session 

20 Dec

Join us for a storytime and craft session at Cheylesmore Library every Saturday.

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Arts & Culture »


19 Dec

So I've finally reached the end of term, and boy has it been a tough one! Ed is doing a Primary PGCE which is a whole lot of hard work, and I have been struggling through not feeling very well a lot of the time.

Étude in Stripes 

14 Dec

My next project to share here after our mammoth photographing session the other day is my Étude in Stripes.

‘The Truth Of Revolution Brother’ Book Launch – Brixton Windmill – December 2014 / Crass Interview 1984 / World Domination Enterprises 1985 

13 Dec

ISBN 978-0-9930190-0-5 to order from book stores or buy direct from HERE During a wet and rainy Thursday night in Brixton south London a book launch was being held.


11 Dec

When I first saw a photo of Ramona on my pattern highlights feed on Ravelry, I knew I would have to knit it.

Yes It Most Definitely Is 

11 Dec

OH NO IT ISN’T Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 10 th December, 2014   In the Belgrade’s B2 Studio there’s an alternative to the traditional pantomime playing in the main house.


8 Dec

I've written a number of blog posts about my knitted hoodie, Hudson.

Square and Stripe 

6 Dec

So I'm back again, only a few weeks later.

Rubbing Along Nicely 

6 Dec

ALADDIN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 5 th December, 2014   The Belgrade’s pantomime this year is that curious mix of Arabian Nights and a China that never was, the rags to riches story of Aladdin.

Playing by the Rules 

5 Dec

HOKE’S BLUFF Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 4 th December, 2014   We have all seen them, those sports-themed movies.

The Enduring Privacy of Pink Floyd – Pete Clemons 

24 Nov

The latest article by Pete Clemons for the Coventry Telegraph features Pink Floyd .

Brigandage – Gung Ho Records – 1986 / John Peel session – 1983 

23 Nov

Pretty Funny Thing / One Touch / Ripped And Torn (DOWNLOAD) Horsey Horsey / I Need Something Part 1 + Part 2 / Angel Of Vengeance (DOWNLOAD) Brigandage were a band that I enjoyed listening to from the earlier 1980’s until the mid 1980’s.

Lady and the Tram 

12 Nov

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 11th November, 2014  The Secret Theatre Company’s  new production of the Tennessee Williams classic is startling in its approach.

King – The Rise and Fall of this Coventry Band 

10 Nov

Pete Clemons no has his articles published automatically on line as well as in the physical version of Coventry Telegraph .

Crass / Poison Girls – Manchester Mayflower – 17/10/80 

5 Nov

Uploaded this November 5th is an exclusive Kill Your Pet Puppy post helped along perhaps not by a cast of thousands, but certainly by the following kindly folk.

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