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‘Noxious gas’ closes bus station 

18 Sep

A chemical incident which shut a Coventry bus station is thought to have been caused by noxious gas from a cleaning fluid.


Replay: Thursday’s news, sport and travel from Coventry and Warwickshire 

18 Sep

Coventry and Warwickshire area news on September 18 as it happened.


Video: Five hurt as Coventry’s Pool Meadow bus station sealed off in chemical alert 

18 Sep

Police and ambulance staff called to city centre after suspected chemical leak shuts bus station...


Nine Police Stations to Close Across Walsall 

18 Sep

It was discussed at last week’s meeting of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Strategic Policing and Crime Board.


Nuneaton Mary Ann Evans Hospice fundraiser retires 

18 Sep

Praise heaped on Janet Kavanagh who raised millions of pounds for the hospice over 16 years as fundraising manager...


Look: First day at school for Coventry kids – part 3 

18 Sep

Send us your photos for publication in the Telegraph and on our website...


Coventry sports fields lost to housing not guaranteed to be replaced 

18 Sep

Where there is a replacement, new facility would not have to be in the same area that has lost the sports provision...


Carrying a knife in public and wasting police time among cases heard by Coventry magistrates 

18 Sep

Cases dealt with at Coventry Magistrates Court: August 28-29...


Terrifying late-night gang attack at home in Coventry 

18 Sep

Four men quizzed after burglary in Stoke area of city...


Potential new housing sites in Coventry revealed 

18 Sep

SITES which could be used to meet the cityamp;#039;s housing requirements over the next two decades have been revealed.


Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Thundery showers threaten 

18 Sep

Cooler weather and rain forecast for next week, so feeling more autumnal as October approaches...


Coventry gets Euro cash windfall 

18 Sep

PLANS for the continued regeneration of the city centre have been given a boost with the awarding of further European Funding.


Coventry Police bases may shut to save cash 

18 Sep

POLICE headquarters in the city could be closed as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures.


Brave Laura’s fight goes on after Chicago operation 

18 Sep

LAURA Fischer-Beards was given just months to live after being disgnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year at the age of just 37.


Asda to open new Cheylesmore store next month 

18 Sep

ASDA is opening its new Daventry Road store next month, the company has revealed.


Coventry taxi drivers defend themselves after students hit out over safety fears 

18 Sep

Survey accused cab drivers of widespread malpractice...


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This is the day 

18 Sep

The polling places have closed, the ballots have been cast and the votes are being counted...


More Finding Jobs Across The Bay. 

18 Sep

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has welcomed figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton has fallen by 680 over the last year, a drop of 30% since August 2013.


Deep in the heart of Texas 

17 Sep

Every few years the Lone Star State of Texas huffs and puffs and threatens to leave the United States of America...


Alleged cabbie malpractice in Coventry and Warwickshire is cause for concern 

17 Sep

James Rodger argues that the refusal of taking short fares from university students could have devastating consequences...


Russian Aggression the Most Serious Threat 

16 Sep

As President Obama steels himself to do what he has tried to avoid, namely increase US military involvement in the Middle East, we should try to keep in perspective that he and the rest of us face a more significant … Continue reading →...


Kev’s Column: To TBID or Not To TBID? 

12 Sep

Each month Kevin writes a special “Kev’s Column” for the Torbay Times.


Red Button: Garry Hoffman gets his old Ricoh Arena executive box back – but not all hatchets have been buried 

12 Sep

TV presenter Richard Keys was also at the match but there’s only one place the club would bury a hatchet with him...


Strengthening links between academia, statutory agencies and the third sector: A half day workshop for those who believe in collaboration and co-operation across the social policy spectrum. 

9 Sep

You are invited to a free half day event to bring together voluntary and statutory organisations from Coventry with academics from the University of Warwick and Coventry University to discuss ways in which we might work more closely together, build ...


Red Button: Thorny problems still loom over Coventry City’s return to the Ricoh Arena 

8 Sep

There's still much left to sort out between football club and stadium bosses...


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Features »

WMG, University of Warwick, helps to shed new light on ‘The Real Noah’s Ark ‘ 

18 Sep

Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, used 3D scanning and visualisation technology to help Dr Irving Finkel, the worlds foremost expert on ancient Babylonian languages, decipher a 4000-year-old tablet that sheds new light on the iconic biblical...


Wednesday 17th September 

18 Sep

Although I didn’t go over today the Garganey and the Ruff were still present.


Coventry Talking Newspaper-17th September 2014 

17 Sep

In this weeks show Leo reads a piece adapted from “War Dog: The no-mans land puppy who took to the skies”, Sue from Age UK talks about the services they offer.


Red Necked Grebe – Daventry Country Park – 17th September 2017 

17 Sep

It was good to touch base with the Red Necked Grebe at Daventry Country Park.


Daventry Country Park – Grey Wagtail – 17th September 2014 

17 Sep

Who can resist such a gorgeous bird? One of two feeding along the dam at Daventry Country Park.


13th-14th September 2014 

17 Sep

Decided to stay local over the weekend headed over to Shustoke reservoir a quick walk round produced 3 Ruff all juv males with a juv female joining them on the Sunday!! Iv'e always loved waders given time patience can become very confiding which ...


Garganey, Shustoke Res. 

17 Sep

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Dull, Drab, Dreary, Dark and Disappointing Daventry Country Park! 

17 Sep

It must be several months since I ventured out to Daventry Country Park, one of my favourite waters, so I decided that this would be my destination for a few hours this morning.


Minions 

17 Sep

Even though my nephew is nearly a teenager now, he still loves the minions from the Despicable Me films.


Middleton Lakes RSPB, mostly 

16 Sep

Tuesday 16th September 2014 A good day in the Tame valley started at Shustoke Res with a couple of Ruff and a Common Sandpiper.


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Coventry City FC »

Young Scottish Boss Turns Cardiff Down! 

18 Sep

Young Scottish Boss Turns Cardiff Down! Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/09/2014 14:06:00 Not Pressley but would he be a target...


Still No Contact Between CCFC and Local Authorities 

18 Sep

The Sky Blue Trust has been in regular contact with all the local authorities in the Coventry area concerning the prospect of CCFC building a new stadium and all have reported that, to date, there has been no contact between them and the club...


Interest mounts in Baker 

18 Sep

A host of clubs are weighing up a move for former Coventry City captain Carl Baker, Sky Sports understands.


Red Card a ‘Game Changer’ For City 

17 Sep

Red Card a 'Game Changer' For City Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/09/2014 20:39:00 Scunthorpe reaction...


Wilcox has players’ support 

17 Sep

Scunthorpe came from behind to beat 10-man Coventry 2-1 to ease the pressure on manager Russ Wilcox.


Scunthorpe topple Coventry 

16 Sep

Scunthorpe United showed great character came from behind for a 2-1 victory against 10-man Coventry City.


Stats: Scunthorpe United v Coventry City 

16 Sep

Stats: Scunthorpe United v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/09/2014 21:54:00 All the stats from Scunthorpe United (2) vs (1) Coventry City, Glanford Park, 16 September 2014, 19:45 Att: 2,866...


Players united behind me – Wilcox 

16 Sep

Scunthorpe came from behind to beat 10-man Coventry 2-1 to ease the pressure on manager Russ Wilcox.


Iron bring 10-man Coventry to heel 

16 Sep

Scunthorpe came from behind for a 2-1 victory against 10-man Coventry.


Scunthorpe United v Coventry City 

16 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Scunthorpe United and Coventry City (19:45 BST).


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Sport »

Barkers Under The Floodlights On Friday Night. 

18 Sep

Broadstreet Colts versus Barkers Butts RFC Colts on Friday 19th September 2014.


Preston Grasshoppers RFC – Saturday 20th September 2014. 

18 Sep

Hoppers pre-match lunch offer.


Gary Havelock sets his sights on Elite League title 

18 Sep

GARY Havelock believes his Bees side can lift silverware for the first time in four years and be crowned Elite League Champions.


Mitchell and Ives in time trial wins 

18 Sep

VETERAN riders Barrie Mitchell and Mick Ives added to their National Championship record by achieving success at the British Time Trials Circuit Championship in Griffydam on Sunday.


Coventry based Phillip Harris still the man to beat 

18 Sep

GREAT Britainamp;#039;s best senior male figure skater proved he remains the man to beat after being crowned champion at the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield.


Perfect ten for Sphinx in historic win 

18 Sep

SPHINX boss Luke Hopkins could not hide his joy after Sphinx set a new Midland League record by beating Tipton Town 10-0 on Monday night.


Sky Blues midfielder Jim O’Brien calls for focus 

18 Sep

MIDFIELDER Jim Oamp;#039;Brien admits he is loving life at the Sky Blues but is not going to let the clubamp;#039;s recent run of success go to his head.


Bears fall short at home to Crossfields 

17 Sep

A MIXTURE of injuries and suspensions took their toll on the Bears as they slipped to a heavy 40-14 defeat at home to Crossfields at the Butts Park Arena.


Skipper sees red as Sky Blues taste defeat at Scunthorpe 

17 Sep

A RUN of seven games unbeaten in all competitions came to an end for the Sky Blues at Scunthorpe but manager Steven Pressley remains optimistic for the season ahead.


Mixed fortunes for Blaze boss after Challenge Cup defeat 

17 Sep

BLAZE maintained their 100 per cent winning start in the Elite League but tasted defeat in the opening match of their Challenge Cup campaign.


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Business news »

Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds’ SME offering in Solihull 

17 Sep

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands...


Persimmon secures planning permission for £13m Coventry development 

15 Sep

REGIONAL housebuilder Persimmon Homes South Midlands has secured planning permission for a new £13m residential development in Coventry.


Lloyds backs Dunwood Travel’s expansion 

15 Sep

Dunwood Travel offers holidays for the over 50s, including coach travel, day trips and mini-breaks across the UK, and has additional sales teams operating from offices in Nuneaton and Coventry...


Government signs off on £100m Growth Deal for Coventry & Warwickshire 

12 Sep

A GROWTH deal which could be worth more than £100m to the local economy has officially been signed between the government and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.


Nasmyth Group chosen to participate in £60m aerospace development programme 

12 Sep

COVENTRY-based precision engineering group, Nasmyth, has been selected to participate in the £60m Sharing in Growth programme.


Jaguar Heritage workshop opens at famous marque’s spiritual home 

11 Sep

A BRAND new workshop facility has been opened at Jaguars spiritual home in Browns Lane, Coventry.


C&W Chamber launches General Election ‘manifesto’ 

11 Sep

BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have helped set out a new manifesto for growth ahead of next years General Election.


MTC project makes major breakthrough in electric vehicle battery technology 

10 Sep

A PIONEERING project carried out at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has resulted in major advances in the production of electric vehicle battery packs.


Carillion wins £12m A45 bridge contract 

10 Sep

WOLVERHAMPTON construction and support services giant Carillion has won the contract to build a new £12m bridge across the A45 Coventry Road in Solihull.


Preparation work begins on Coventry’s Friargate scheme 

9 Sep

SITE preparations for the Friargate scheme, on 37 acres of land in Coventry, have started following the appointment of a demolition contractor.


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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.


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.


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


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LocalGov »

Agency use 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to sean mcvittie on 18 September 2014 .


Team Structure 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to sean mcvittie on 18 September 2014 .


Compulsory purchase of empty homes 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Aaron Payne on 18 September 2014 .


Lost smartphone replacement 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Aaron Payne on 18 September 2014 .


Non-domestic rates assessments 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Alexander Baker on 18 September 2014 .


Free school meals cost 

18 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Aaron Payne on 18 September 2014 .


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Arts & Culture »

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...


Recent interviews with Tony D about Kill Your Pet Puppy for Noisey (Vice) / Doomed To Extinction / Maximum Rock And Roll 

9 Sep

Tony D (Mick Mercer collection) I’m an intern at Noisey France (Vice magazine musical platform) and I wanted to write an article about Kill Your Pet Puppy.


A Delightful Night At The Perfect Live Band Wedding Venue 

5 Sep

Once again down in the heart of the Cotswolds , the band arrive at a new wedding venue in good time after cutting through Friday evening traffic.


Culture Shake – Music & Art Sept 6th Coventry 

4 Sep

Culture Shake : A showcase of Coventry & Warwickshire’s finest local professional artists at The Tin Music & Arts Centre, Canal Basin, on Saturday 6th September.


The Mosquitos are Back (Coventry RnB band) 

2 Sep

Pete Clemons looks at the return of Coventry RnB band The Mosquitos in the Coventry Telegraph.


Reg Calvert – A Rock n Roll Rollercoaster 

2 Sep

Another Pete Clemons special from the Coventry Telegraph .


Wonderful Wedding At Whatley Manor 

31 Aug

The Cotswolds is host to some pretty spectacular venues, and we’ve just been introduced to yet another! The wedding party and guests hailed from across the globe, and it seems with the world to choose from, they chose Whatley Manor! It’s ...


Lively Wedding At Ettington Park Hotel 

30 Aug

Always a delight to play, Ettington Park is just down the road in Stratford-Upon-Avon .


Part 1 – Buffalo Bar – London – 29/08/13 – Silent Scream 

19 Aug

Part 1 – The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London, N1 – 29/08/13 August 2013 – The month of much practising and some considerable movement for the newly resurrected band from, ahem, many many moons past, Part 1.


Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers 

9 Aug

Once again, the latest article by Pete Clemons for Coventry Telegraph taking us back to the early 60's with Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers ...


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