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University Hospital workers spend more than £40 a MONTH on car parking 

30 Apr

Doctors and Nurses at University Hospital pay 494 a year...

Off the shelves! Potentially dangerous food products recalled 

29 Apr

Rundown of things taken out of circulation - which could be in your larder...

Revealed: Top ten restaurants in Coventry – according to Tripadvisor 

29 Apr

What are the best places to eat out in - according to reviewers...

This Warwickshire dog looks just like William Shakespeare – and desperately needs a home 

29 Apr

The Dogs Trust's branch in Warwickshire claimed five-year-old Rocco's distinctive fur collar was not dissimilar to the Elizabethan-era ruff...

Coventry City Academy: What happened to stars like Kevin Thornton and Ashley Cain? 

29 Apr

Part two of our look at the hot prospects of the past focuses on 2008 to 2011...

Warnings issued over Bank Holiday travel chaos as millions take to the roads 

29 Apr

The getaway for many residents, including those living in Coventry and Warwickshire, will begin on Friday...

When Adolf Hitler confidante Unity Mitford came to stay 

29 Apr

One of the high-society Mitford sisters, Unity, caused a scandal thanks to her relationship with Adolf Hitler.

Travellers have moved to Lake View Park in Coventry 

28 Apr

Lake View Park is the latest in a series of traveller camps in Coventry ahead of the Kenilworth Horse Fair...

Have you seen Grant Ellis? 

28 Apr

Coventry man Grant Ellis has gone missing but left his dog behind...

Drug dealer jailed after blasting rival’s home with sawn-off shogun 

28 Apr

Genghis Khan was sentenced for a number of firearm and drug offences...

West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know 

28 Apr

You have been using Your Questions to ask about the West Midlands - here are some of our answers.

UK General Election: What is the meaning of purdah in politics? 

28 Apr

The Prime Minister had repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020...

Fresh bid being prepared for Coventry City takeover 

28 Apr

The Telegraph reveals what is going on behind the scenes...

‘My money has disappeared’ – YOUR reactions to NatWest banking issues 

28 Apr

Those affected have been left with little indication of what has caused the issue and how long it will take to fix...

Warning over dangerous ‘stealthing’ sex trend sweeping the UK 

28 Apr

One female has shed light on her experience in the hope more people open a discussion about it...

Premiership: Harlequins v Wasps 

28 Apr

Team news as Harlequins host Wasps in Friday's Premiership fixture at The Stoop (19:45 BST).

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Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...


10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...


27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

Staff training course now online 

23 Feb

New, bespoke ‘help for students’ module for university staff developed.

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...


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 ...

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Voodoo Skiffle 

29 Apr

When Voodoo Kings first formed they were described in many ways from Thunderbilly to Punk-skiffle.


29 Apr

what other possible title could there be about a visit to the library! Back in the days before austerity crippled local councils, through the slashing of their budgets from central government, grand municipal projects for cities to be proud of were ...

Finger length may show you should be an entrepreneur 

28 Apr

Feel the urge to go self-employed? It could all be down to your testosterone levels according to new research.

WMG Academy celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted rating 

28 Apr

Students and staff at a Coventry academy are celebrating after receiving a good rating in their first ever Ofsted report.

Wednesday 26th April 

28 Apr

Spent the morning at Shustoke where from the car park I could see there were c.30 Common Tern, there were c.600s hirundines with the majority Swallows, before I finished for the day I upped the estimate to closer to 1000.

Research into tumour cells begins at University of Warwick 

27 Apr

The University of Warwick has started research to understand the cause of brain tumours.

WBS ranked in world’s top two for online MBA courses 

27 Apr

Warwick Business Schools Distance learning MBA has been ranked second in the world in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking 2017.

Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery 

27 Apr

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

A Fantastic Bar 

27 Apr

As I type this blog post, it has been snowing in both Scotland and parts of Northern England-=- and it is almost May! I share this with you as my next few layouts I will be sharing will be about the day at the beginning of April (remember it?) when ...

A Smile is Worth a Dozen Words 

27 Apr

“I don’t know what to do.

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Trio Battle To Avoid Joining Sky Blues 

29 Apr

Trio Battle To Avoid Joining Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/04/2017 20:47:00 Relegation scrap to be decided on Sunday...

League One final day permutations 

29 Apr

Sunday marks the final day of the regular 2016/17 season in Sky Bet League One and there are still a host of issues to be decided.

City Boss Eyes Summer, But With What Budget? 

28 Apr

City Boss Eyes Summer, But With What Budget? Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/04/2017 22:05:00 Robins keen to finish the current campaign...

Prutton’s predictions 

28 Apr

With the end of the season on the horizon, who is David Prutton tipping to win this weekend...

Championship Free Agents 2017 

28 Apr

Championship Free Agents 2017 Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/04/2017 01:58:00 As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions...

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (28/4/17) 

28 Apr

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (28/4/17) Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/04/2017 01:37:00 With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Can City Find Another McGoldrick (Or Armstrong)? 

27 Apr

Can City Find Another McGoldrick (Or Armstrong)? Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/04/2017 21:26:00 Goals, goals, goals...

LISTEN: EFL Weekly podcast 

27 Apr

Isaac Hayden, Mark Warburton, John Sheridan and Michael Flynn feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast.

Scunthorpe v Coventry preview 

27 Apr

Scunthorpe are monitoring Scott Wiseman ahead of Sunday's Sky Bet League One home clash with Coventry.

Scunthorpe: Scott Wiseman to be monitored by Scunthorpe before Coventry match 

27 Apr

Scunthorpe are monitoring Scott Wiseman ahead of Sunday's Sky Bet League One home clash with Coventry.

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Broadstreet U15’s 2016/17 bring home Silverware… 

26 Apr

Pinley held their first ever Junior festival on Sunday 23rd April.

Mini & Junior Section Newsletter 

26 Apr

Spring Term 2017...

Guild Annual Charity Game 

26 Apr

The annual Pete Beaufoy match is planned for Saturday 29th April...

Eggcellent Start to Easter break 

15 Apr

Broadstreet enjoyed a bumper weekend as the Easter break kicked off with 2 brilliant Broadstreet victories which could possibly make the 16/17 season one of the club’s most successful ever.

Colts XV feature in Warwickshire Cup Final 2017 

2 Apr

Its coming to that vital part of the season and there is still a lot of interest for Broadstreet RFC Colts XV, The side have come through our successful mini and junior rugby setup and managed to sta...

Groundshare Update 

23 Mar

The club have issued a statement to clarify the situation.

Groundshare with CCFC back on? 

21 Mar

Everyone thought that the idea of Coventry City playing at the BPA was dead in the water, but according to newspaper reports there have been discussions.

Sad News – John Bird – Birdie 

8 Mar

John Bird (Birdie) a regular at the club and a gent who volunteered on the grounds passed away Friday 3rd March He drank (Guinness) at Broadstreet RFC 6 days a week for around 10 years and was well k...


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.

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RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham...

Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services...

Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.

Fifth anniversary for Coventry & Warwickshire Champions 

9 Apr

Business from across the West Midlands region gathered for a prestigious Coventry Warwickshire Champions meeting...

Strategy launched for thriving games and digital industry in and around Leamington 

24 Mar

A new strategy for growing the games cluster and the wider digital creative sector in and around Leamington has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

MIPIM told speculative development a sign of Coventry & Warwickshire’s strength 

15 Mar

Speculative development of both large sheds and smaller units is a key barometer of the strength of Coventry and Warwickshires commercial property sector, investors at the MIPIM property exhibi...

RSC supplier aims to make light work of expansion 

14 Mar

A Coventry business that designs and manufactures specialist LED lighting for locations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Emirates Stadium and Twickenham, has announced plans to double in s...

Traffic Alert: Fire closes M6 near Birmingham 

13 Mar

Problems continue on the M6 around Birmingham, with long delays on the northbound carriageway after a serious fire.

West Midlands Chambers publish business manifesto for elected Mayor 

13 Mar

Three West Midlands Chambers of Commerce have united to produce a business blueprint for the work of the West Midlands elected Mayor.

Italian group buys IT software business 

13 Mar

Italian group Safo, which specialises in automotive IT, has taken over Coventry-based TR Fleet.

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Coventry hit-and-run driver and girlfriend jailed 

21 Apr

A family of a man killed in a Coventry hit-and-run have said they finally have justice after the driver was jailed for four years today (21 April).

West Midlands Police duo bring the force’s fascinating history to life 

20 Apr

West Midlands Police is marking the centenary of women in policing with a fascinating new book uncovering the history of women in the force.

Coventry man jailed for gun offences 

11 Apr

A Coventry man has been jailed for six years for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition after a jury took less than two hours to find him guilty of both offences.

Appeal to trace vulnerable Coventry woman 

11 Apr

A UK-wide hunt has been launched to find a vulnerable Coventry woman who hasn’t been seen for four days.

Distraction burglaries by bogus police officers 

10 Apr

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to following a spate of distraction burglaries where the offender has claimed to be a police officer.

Coventry man jailed for manslaughter 

28 Mar

A Coventry man has been jailed for five years after admitting killing his cousin in a drunken rage in September last year.

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Breeze Women’s Bike Ride 

1 May

A women only bike ride mostly in the picturesque country lanes and countryside.

Breeze Women’s Bike Ride 

30 Apr

A women only bike ride mostly in the picturesque country lanes and countryside.

Vaisakhi Sports and Mela 

30 Apr

it's a family fun sports day for all ages.

Beautiful bluebells at Bagot’s Castle 

29 Apr

Come and visit Bagot's Castle and see our lovely show of bluebells.

Rock the Ruins Fundraiser 

28 Apr

Coventry Cathedral Ruins are to host a fundraising concert for charity.

Coventry Skills Summit makes collaboration the key 

28 Apr

A spirit of collaboration for a positive future was the overriding theme of the first Coventry Skills Summit this week.

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David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry 

29 Apr

David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry.


26 Apr

OUT OF THIS WORLD Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 25 th April, 2017   Mark Murphy’s latest piece for V-Tol pulls out all the stops in terms of theatricality – in fact, when it begins, I feel bombarded and disoriented by the barrage of ...

Tim Bowness, vocalist. 

24 Apr

Tim Bowness, vocalist.

Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter. 

24 Apr

Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter By Pete Clemons I don’t know Ian Bourne , as such, but I do know of him.

Led Zeppelin – Locarno 1971 

17 Apr

Led Zeppelin – Locarno 1971 Pete Clemons Rock band, Led Zeppelin, are considered to have been one of the most innovative, influential and successful rock groups in the history of modern day popular music.

Bubbling Over 

7 Apr

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 6 th April, 2017   A co-production with Theatre Royal Stratford East, this new version of Kirsten Childs’s appealing musical froths with effervescence, like ...

The Play Works 

5 Apr

THE MACHINE STOPS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 4 th April, 2017   This production from Pilot Theatre comes to the end of its tour at the Belgrade’s B2 studio.

Joe O’Donnell’s Gaodhal’s Vision 

4 Apr

Joe O’Donnell's Gaodhal’s Vision by Pete Clemons To celebrate its 40th anniversary Coventry resident Joe O’Donnell is giving his 1977 concept album, Gaodhal’s Vision, a complete makeover and a whole new lease of life.

The Sorrows in Europe October 2016 

28 Mar

The Sorrows in Europe October 2016 By Pete Clemons They say you can’t keep a good band down.

Honky Tonk Rose 

28 Mar

Honky Tonk Rose by Pete Clemons Honky Tonk Rose Buried within the bleakness of a country album called ‘ Deguello Motel ’, is a more upbeat song called ‘ Honky Tonk Rose ’.


21 Mar

STYLUSBOY by Pete Clemons Ploughing his own furrow for a good number of years on the local circuit, and beyond, has been Steve Stylusboy.

Barnabus – A Charity Gig 2017 

21 Mar

Barnabus Charity Gig by Pete Clemons On the same evening that Black Sabbath were saying au revoir, by way of their hugely publicised gigs at the LG arena, another band from the region, were doing similar.

Golden Wedding Anniversary At The Forest Hotel, Dorridge 

21 Mar

We’ve enjoyed our quieter season this winter and have hunkered down preparing for 2017 wedding season! The quiet season is, however, coming to a close.

Otis Redding by Pete Clemons 

16 Mar

Otis Redding by Pete Clemons Another article by Pete that was originally earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph.

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