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Nine venues Coventry doesn’t have – could they make it a better city? 

19 Feb

Share your suggestions for venues the city needs in the comments below...


Watch these cute new born piglets at Cardinal Wiseman School 

19 Feb

The litter made their arrival at the school in Coventry's Potters Green on Valentines Day...


This new mortgage could save you THOUSANDS – by paying your stamp duty for you 

19 Feb

Borrowers will need a 20 per cent deposit to take out the five-year fixed-rate deals, which have a rate of 2.69% and no fee...


Jeremy Corbyn urges Tony Blair to ‘get on board’ with Brexit at a conference in Coventry 

19 Feb

The Labour Leader spoke out at the conference at the University of Warwick yesterday...


Coventry woman caught carrying three kitchen knives in a public place appears in court 

19 Feb

Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on January 26...


Police appeal after disorder involving Coventry City and Sheffield United fans 

19 Feb

Trouble broke out Coventry City v Sheffield United game at the Ricoh Arena last December...


Coventry Weather: ‘Caribbean heatwave’ won’t last long as wet and windy weather predicted 

19 Feb

A Met Office spokesman said warmer air from the Caribbean will arrive in the UK on Monday...


Hospital u-turn on surgery for baby sent home to die 

19 Feb

Kassadie-Maria Conway defied expectations after being sent home to spend her final few days with her family...


Coventry University is helping lead fight against child abuse 

19 Feb

Childrens charity Barnardos is overseeing the centre, which is backed by the Home Office...


EFL: Cardiff, Preston, Sheffield United, Scunthorpe – things you might have missed 

18 Feb

Another miserable trip to Grimsby and managerial milestones are among five things you may have missed in the EFL on Saturday.


England fans warned to expect ‘war’ by Russian hooligans at 2018 World Cup 

18 Feb

There were scenes of violence at Euro 2016 as supporters of the two countries clashed...


Courts: Woman caught with combat knife in Wyken 

18 Feb

Cases heard by Coventry magistrates on January 25...


Why schools are being told to BAN children from heading footballs 

18 Feb

The calls come after new findings suggested footballers who repeatedly headed the ball could suffer dementia in later life...


Coventry City v Gillingham 

18 Feb

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


Coventry City fan’s wish list delight 

18 Feb

Ricoh Arena visit is a night to remember...


Courts: Costco crooks steal over £600 of alcohol from Coventry store 

17 Feb

Cases heard by Coventry magistrates on January 24...


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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...


Asteroid 

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.


Never mind Christmas Eve boxes – why advent calendars of presents are the real scourge of Christmas 

5 Dec

Some kids are getting presents - not chocolate - in their advent calendar...


Home run 

27 Nov

The chances of Fidel Castro living to the ripe old age of 90 seemed rather slim given that the most powerful nation on earth has devoted considerable energy, resources and the best part of 60 years attempting to secure his removal and death...


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Features »

Stamping over Pigment Ink. 

18 Feb

Half term is here, looking forward to some crafting time.


Foot-and-mouth crises to be averted with vaccination strategy 

17 Feb

Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock according to research by the University of Warwick.


How WBS has been building business for 50 years 

17 Feb

Warwick Business School is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017 It has undergone a huge expansion since its industrial relations origins Luminaries such as Sir George Bain and Peter Doyle have lit up its past A thread of partnering industry and ...


Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility 

17 Feb

Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again a curious phenomenon in science says research by the University of Warwick.


Coventry parkrun 355, 11 February 2017 

16 Feb

Well done to all for making the start line this morning for Coventry parkrun 355! Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn't have enjoyed our parkrun: Alan McDougall, Alison Lowe, Bryan Mercer, Casey Leaver, Charles...


Dr David Taylor to curate new RSC exhibition 

16 Feb

Draw New Mischief: 250 years of Shakespeare and Political Cartoons is a new exhibition hosted by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon running 25 February 15 October 2017.


The Christmas Pudding 

16 Feb

The bull statue outside the Bullring shopping has been dressed in variety of jumpers over the years, from elf to reindeer.


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 15th February 2017 

16 Feb

15th February 2017 In this week’s show Alan reads the final part of the epilogue to Hurdy Gurdy days,  Leo has  piece about stem cell research, Sue interviews musician Matthew Horsepool, Sheila reads a piece about the last Darjeeling tea auction...


‘ That was the week that was’ 

15 Feb

Wednesday 15th February 2017 A rather quiet period but there have been a few highlights over the last few days.


Breakthrough in ‘wonder’ materials paves way for flexible tech 

15 Feb

Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional wonder materials by the University of Warwick.


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Coventry City FC »

Jim’s column 18.2.2017 

19 Feb

I recently wrote about Joe Elliott's first ever Coventry City game against Preston North End in a friendly in January 1956 several other City fans remembered the game including Rod Dean and John Woodfield (his first ever game too).


Sky Blues grateful to substitute Charles-Cook as winless league run halted 

18 Feb

Bottom club Coventry secured their first win in 16 league games with a 2-1 win over Gillingham.


EFL: Cardiff, Preston, Sheffield United, Scunthorpe – things you might have missed 

18 Feb

Another miserable trip to Grimsby and managerial milestones are among five things you may have missed in the EFL on Saturday.


Stats: Coventry City v Gillingham 

18 Feb

Stats: Coventry City v Gillingham Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/02/2017 20:17:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (1) Gillingham, Ricoh Arena, 18 February 2017, 15:00 Att: 8,718...


Sky Blues grateful to substitute Charles-Cook as winless league run halted 

18 Feb

Bottom club Coventry secured their first win in 16 league games with a 2-1 win over Gillingham.


L1: Blades maintain lead at top 

18 Feb

Sheffield United maintained their five-point advantage at the top of Sky Bet League One after a 1-1 draw with nearest rivals Scunthorpe at Bramall Lane.


Coventry City v Gillingham 

18 Feb

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


WATCH: Morrison’s #One2Eleven 

17 Feb

Former Crystal Palace and Birmingham forward Clinton Morrison picks his #One2Eleven of the best players he played with on The Fantasy Football Club.


Winning boost for Sky Blues 

17 Feb

Bottom club Coventry secured their first win in 16 league games with a 2-1 win over Gillingham.


Jordan Willis available for Coventry after finishing ban 

17 Feb

Coventry's Jordan Willis is back for the visit of Gillingham after completing a three-game ban.


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Sport »

Sad News – KIM TABERER 

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.


A busy Sunday for the Mini’s 

3 Feb

Pinley RFC visit Rowley Road this week...


No fixture this week for the Trinity Guild RFC 

1 Feb

A free weekend to enjoy the Six Nations...


Coventry 35 – 27 Esher 

31 Jan

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but I rather enjoyed this game.


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Business news »

Electronics giant signs up to MTC 

16 Feb

A leading electronics company has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, near Coventry.


West Midlands CBI reveals new vice chairman 

15 Feb

The CBI in the West Midlands has appointed a leading Coventry businessman as its new West Midlands vice-chairman.


LEP chairman stays on – despite getting on his bike 

13 Feb

The chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed to extend his term of office by a further 12 months.


SMEs urged to apply for EU funding before it’s too late 

8 Feb

SMEs across Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to access six new support programmes delivered under some of the final EU business funding for the region.


Coventry kickstarts City of Culture bid 

8 Feb

The first formal document to kick-start Coventrys bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 has been signed and submitted.


Motorsport firm lands the Italian Job 

8 Feb

A Coventry motorsport company has completed a landmark deal to break into the Italian market.


Coventry University embarks on £4.5m London expansion 

6 Feb

Coventry University has appointed Willmott Dixon Interiors for a £4.5m contract to create its new CU London campus.


5 things to do in the West Midlands this weekend 

6 Feb

Not sure what to do this weekend? We\'ve compiled a list of events and activities to enjoy over the next few days.1.


No compromise on planning regime say Coventry business leaders 

3 Feb

Business leaders in Coventry have urged the city council not to allow funding cutbacks to inhibit growth plans.


School payment services provider agrees merger deal 

31 Jan

School payment services provider, Coventry-based ParentPay has taken part in a merger to create the UKs leading schools payment and parental engagement business.


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Appeal for information following football disorder at Coventry game 

18 Feb

Police have released the images of five men suspected of being involved in a disorder during the Coventry City and Sheffield United football game in December.


Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.


Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.


Tough stance against knife crime as two teenagers locked-up 

9 Feb

West Midlands Police has reiterated it will push for strong prison sentences against anyone caught carrying knives − a warning that comes after two teens were locked-up for more than 20 years for a knife attack in a park.


Police officer jailed for road rage lies 

8 Feb

A West Midlands Police officer has been jailed for lying about his part in a road rage incident – and convincing a pal to provide a false alibi.


Coventry pair jailed for human trafficking and sexual offences 

3 Feb

Two Coventry men have been jailed for 14 years for human trafficking and facilitating Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) as well as sexual assault on two teenage girls.


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LocalGov »

Half Term Family Films at the Albany Picture House – Bugsy Malone 

22 Feb

A screening of the classic children's musical Bugsy Malone...


Half Term Family Films at the Albany Picture House – Horton Hears a Who 

22 Feb

A screening of the film Horton Hears a Who...


Exclusions from primary schools in Coventry. 

19 Feb

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Kristofor karolski on 19 February 2017 .


Council Tax Liability Orders (prescribed forms omitted since 2003) 

18 Feb

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by mary glister on 18 February 2017 .


The Upsiders at The Burnt Post with The Rapport Social Group 

18 Feb

Come and see this great local band, playing folk, pop, rock and soul music.


Flytipping, 17th February 

17 Feb

Dumped sofa/seats at roadside Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Midland Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


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Arts & Culture »

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.


Pete Clemons Looks back on 2016 

9 Jan

Pete Clemons with another article for the Coventry Telegraph...


Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson Telegraph contributor analyses an incredible turn of fortunes for iconic musician.


Pete Clemons on how rock’n’roll impacted Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on how rock'n'roll impacted Coventry Telegraph contributor delves into the history of the musical genre in our city.


Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones Telegraph contributor discusses the legendary band 40 years on from their self-titled debut.


Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry The Clash famously played at the ‘Lanch’ along with The Sex Pistols.


International A-Z: Bulgarian Holiday Bread 

8 Jan

For the letter 'B' I decided to do a version of a traditional Bulgarian Christmas loaf.


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