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Victim of fatal Nuneaton stabbing named as Bradd Darby 

22 Feb

Father-of-three Bradd Darby died in hospital after a stabbing in Nuneaton.

Two young brothers die after hit-and-run in Coventry 

22 Feb

The boys were just two and six...

Family of seven left to live in mouldy two bedroom maisonette 

22 Feb

They haven't been given any alternative accommodation...

Boy, 2, killed in ‘hit-and-run’ crash in Coventry 

22 Feb

A two-year-old boy dies and his six-year-old brother is critically ill after a crash in Coventry.

One child killed and brother fights for life in Coventry hit-and-run: What we know so far 

22 Feb

A major police incident is ongoing in MacDonald Road and Longfellow Road, Stoke, this afternoon...

One child killed and brother fights for life in Coventry hit-and-run: What we know so far 

22 Feb

A major police incident is ongoing in MacDonald Road and Longfellow Road, Stoke, this afternoon...

Jury discharged in trial of former Sky Blues player accused of gambling fraud 

22 Feb

Blair Turgott has denied the charge...

Mum posts shocking warning over amount of sugar in Creme Egg 

22 Feb

We all know chocolate isn't exactly healthy but you might be shocked to learn just how much sugar is thought to be in one single egg...

Coventry and Warwickshire councils remain silent on cyber attacks as local authorities face 19 million attacks nationwide 

22 Feb

A staggering three in four local authorities do not provide mandatory cyber security training to staff.

Young man suffers broken jaw in violent gang attack outside his home 

22 Feb

Joseph Hughes, 20, was beaten up by four men...

Nuneaton armed robber jailed after ‘terrorising’ victims 

22 Feb

Colin Young targeted women at three Nuneaton shops in less than an hour during a single afternoon.

This is how the KFC crisis is affecting its staff 

22 Feb

The supply problems have had a very real impact on staff members...

Nursery opens on Coventry’s biggest industrial estate 

22 Feb

The nursery caters to youngsters, from babies to eight-year-olds.

Hillsborough disaster: Five more suspects probed 

22 Feb

Prosecutors say a decision on whether any charges will be brought is expected in the next three weeks.

The fashion firm bringing tinsel to the high street 

22 Feb

The tinsel revolution: A design company which started in a bedroom is expanding to the high street.

Study reveals how likely you are to have a road accident – and it’s bad news for Coventry drivers 

22 Feb

The study reveals common trends in incidents including the names and ages of drivers most likely to be involved...

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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 ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 21st February 2018 

21 Feb

21st February 2018 In this week’s show: Sheila reads a piece about the return of the milkman; Leo reads part one of Dear Mr Hitler; Sue reads Climb Every Mountain and  Dave tells us about a visit he made to Mother Shipton’s Cave.

NHS management consultants worsen a service already under pressure, research finds 

21 Feb

Millions of pounds are being wasted each year on NHS management consultants who are causing a service already under pressure to be less efficient rather than making things better, according to new research published in the journal Policy Politics ...

Free counselling via The Hummingbird Centre 

21 Feb

We are pleased to welcome Juliette from the Hummingbird Centre to the Amethyst Centre on Thursday afternoons from next week, to provide free counselling for cancer patients and their families.

‘Chameleon’ ocean bacteria can shift their colours 

21 Feb

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the ...

New booklet on local artist Herbert Edward Cox 1870-1941 

20 Feb

New Booklet on Local Artist Herbert Edward Cox 1870 - 1941 By our Vice Chairman, Paul Maddocks I recently obtained a very interesting booklet about a local artist, Herbert Edward Cox, who was born in Coventry in 1870, at 26 Stoney Stanton Road near ...

Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children 

19 Feb

New tests which can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

The Amethyst Centre steps up to fill the gaps! 

18 Feb

Some of you are parents with teens looking to get qualified in a vocational subject.

Delivery by Stork. 

18 Feb

The last of the old Sizzix die cuts on cards today.

New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged 5 times faster 

16 Feb

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries’ internal temperatures and the electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than ...

How does your dog feel about training? A new research project aims to find out 

16 Feb

On the first day of the Year of the Dog 2018, researchers at the Universities of Warwick, Cardiff and Scotland’s Rural College are launching a new website introducing an innovative research project that will study dog training as a means to explore...

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Coventry City FC »

Can City Live Up To Mansfield Boss Billing? 

22 Feb

Can City Live Up To Mansfield Boss Billing? Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/02/2018 20:46:00 Evans talks up Sky Blues qualities...

Prutton’s EFL predictions 

22 Feb

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet EFL matches.

EFL Clubs Agree Early Transfer Window Closure 

22 Feb

EFL Clubs Agree Early Transfer Window Closure Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/02/2018 16:34:00 Within the last hour the EFL have confirmed that member clubs have agreed to changes to the summer transfer window deadline and from next season...

Two Deadline Days in August? 

22 Feb

There will be two transfer Deadline Days in August with the Premier League and EFL windows shutting before the other major leagues around Europe.

EFL and Mind join forces 

22 Feb

The EFL and mental health charity Mind are joining forces to promote the benefits of healthy bodies and healthy minds.

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent 

22 Feb

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/02/2018 14:22:00 EFL member clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window today.

Can City Summon The Spirit Of Luton & Lincoln Wins? 

21 Feb

Can City Summon The Spirit Of Luton Lincoln Wins? Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/02/2018 19:51:00 Sky Blues not great on the road but have done better against promotion rivals...

On EFL Matters… 

21 Feb

David Prutton will be joined by Lincoln boss Danny Cowley and Garry Birtles on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.

Episode 175 – Not Maniacs 

21 Feb

The Niis spend time figuring out what went on against Brighton, and even more time figuring out what’s going to happen for the rest of this season.

Combined Sky Blues Supporter Statement 

20 Feb

Combined Sky Blues Supporter Statement Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/02/2018 21:20:00 Westminster debate on Wednesday...

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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...

Coventry 57 – 12 Esher 

20 Jan

Coventry return to form.

Blackheath 61 – 29 Coventry 

13 Jan

If we should go up, I don't think we'll miss going to Blackheath...

Coventry 52 – 5 Old Albanians 

6 Jan

Whatever happens now, we've definitely won the majority of our games this season.

Vice President’s Lunch – Rugby Welsh RFC at home 

21 Nov

The Club are hosting the first Vice President's lunch is this Saturday.

Annual subs are now overdue 

10 Nov

Time to pay up your annual subscriptions for the 2017/2018 season.

Coventrians up next for the Guild 

7 Nov

An invitational XV will face Coventrians 2nd XV, in a match hosted by Copsewood RFC...

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    Rising from the Rubble is artwork in a pop-art style depicting Coventry Cathedral still ablaze from the bombings, with a lone figure searching amongst the rubble. It represents resilience in the face

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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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LocalGov »

Brass Society in Concert 

24 Feb

A concert featuring the University of Warwick Brass Society.

Spring Jumble Sale 

24 Feb

Grand Spring Jumble Sale.

The company carrying out the replacement of the gas mains have left no access for emergency vehicles also they have damaged third party services. When questioned they replied not our problem, 22nd February 

22 Feb

They have not left enough space for an emergency vehicle to enter the street.

Use of temporary (agency) physiotherapists and occupational therapists 

22 Feb

Response by Coventry City Council to Rose Smith on 22 February 2018 .

One Voice Parent forum free family play session 

22 Feb

One Voice Parent Forum Play Session at Tiny Tims...

Trust’s annual Baby Memorial Service to take place on Sunday, February 25 

21 Feb

Parents who have lost a baby or small child this year are invited to UHCW’s annual Baby Memorial Service.

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Arts & Culture »

London Love, Wedding at the Victoria Stakes 

22 Feb

We’re back! Kicking off with our first wedding of the year in North London.

Roger Lomas – From The Sorrows to Award Winning Producer 

19 Feb

Another piece from the prolific pen of Pete Clemons - published inThe Coventry Telegraph in 2013.

The 7” single………. 

16 Feb

The 7” single……….

‘The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd 

8 Feb

'The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd by Pete Clemons ‘The Man and the Journey’ was a suite of music performed by Pink Floyd during their 1969 tour.

Gregory Bull and Friends – The Books 

3 Feb

Perdam Babylonis Nomen by Gregory Bull.

Judy Dyble – Union Chapel 

3 Feb

Judy Dyble - Union Chapel Pete Clemons Judy Dyble doesn’t need any introduction.


28 Jan


Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night – Richard Cabut Resonance FM Interview 

21 Jan

This interview was recorded at the Resonance studio in Borough, London, mid-November 2017, but has remained unaired due to administrative difficulties.

Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly 

19 Jan

Maybe Baby by Pete Clemons One of the more enduring memories of my childhood, as far as listening to music is concerned, is that of an old 1950s style radiogram which had a good few 45s stored away in it.

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester 

12 Jan

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester by Pete Clemons When you have a band made up of Warwickshire based musicians and you go and cross a border to play a gig in a different county, it is possibly a surprise when you get a healthy ...

Looking back on 2017 

3 Jan

Looking back on 2017 By Pete Clemons If anything, the local music scene in Coventry, and surrounding area, appears to be getting stronger.

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine 

24 Dec

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine.

The Magical Mystery Tour 1967 

18 Dec

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 1967 By Pete Clemons 1967 had been a busy and creative year for The Beatles.

The Songs of Slade 

18 Dec

The Songs of Slade.

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