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Woman hit by a car in Coventry in critical condition 

22 Sep

The pedestrian suffered a serious head injury in the crash in Coventry.

Bristol Rovers v Coventry City 

22 Sep

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

Premiership: Sale Sharks v Wasps 

21 Sep

Team news as Sale Sharks host Wasps in Saturday's Premiership fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium (15:00 BST).

County Championship: Warwickshire draw with Sussex to secure promotion 

21 Sep

Warwickshire bat out the day to draw against Sussex at Hove to secure promotion back to Division One.

England call up Stone for Sri Lanka 

21 Sep

England call up uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka this winter, following the retirement of Alastair Cook.

Desperate Coventry woman advertises for new kidney on car 

21 Sep

Sunaina Singh says her body is "giving up" and a donor is her "only hope".

Hundreds more West Midlands ambulance staff get terror training 

21 Sep

Four hundred members of West Midlands Ambulance Service are now being trained to deal with terrorist incidents.

English rainy-day phrases explained by Susie Dent 

21 Sep

Where do sayings such as "saving for a rainy day" or "raining cats and dogs" come from...

County Championship: Bears openers Will Rhodes & Dom Sibley bat Sussex out of game 

20 Sep

Warwickshire openers Will Rhodes and Dom Sibley put on 140 for the first wicket to bat Sussex out of the Division Two game at Hove.

Fire fear flats in Rugby set for demolition 

20 Sep

Most of the flats at the tower blocks in Rugby are now vacant, according to a report.

Spanish flu: ‘We didn’t know who we’d lose next’ 

20 Sep

Psychosis, murder and suicide - how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.

Hero Coventry bus crash bystander ‘saved many lives’ 

19 Sep

Tiel Portlock is praised by police for helping people caught up in a fatal crash in Coventry.

County Championship: Sussex recover with bat after Warwickshire pressure 

19 Sep

Warwickshire are bowled out for 440 and reduce Sussex to 87-5 in reply before the hosts recover to 224-5 at Hove.

West Midlands Police spots drivers using mobiles from bus 

19 Sep

Officers use a double-decker bus to find and report motorists using their phones at the wheel.

Bears’ Stone named in England ODI squad 

19 Sep

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales are included in England's one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka, after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute.

County Championship: Ian Bell puts Warwickshire in control at Sussex 

18 Sep

Division Two leaders Warwickshire take control on the opening day of their match at Sussex as Ian Bell hits an unbeaten ton.

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The female face of poverty in the UK 

31 Jul

Why are women more likely to be poorer than men? Poverty is a gendered experience.

Feminist book fortnight: two weeks in June 

24 Apr

Bookshops around the country will be highlighting the diversity of feminist books.

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...

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Another Whightwick page 

22 Sep

This time, the layout is a column style and shows the exterior of the building from the garden.

Warwick named as one of UK’s top 10 universities 

21 Sep

The University of Warwick has once again been named as one of the UK’s top 10 universities in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Grey Phalarope on a Grey day 

20 Sep

Thursday September 2018 With the weather obviously closing in I made the decision to make a rare visit to Napton Reservoir to see the Grey Phalarope.

WMG part of a £37m project to develop lightweight vehicles 

20 Sep

A new research project, Tucana, will focus on lighweighting technology, delivering stiffer and lighter vehicle structures with the help of experts from WMG, at the University of Warwick.

Special issue call for papers from The Bottom Line 

20 Sep

Calling for papers now on "Information, innovation and sustainability: The missing link?" This is a special issue call for papers from The Bottom Line.

A Beautiful Home 

20 Sep

Although Whightwick Hall is a very large house, it has a very homely feel with signs of the family who once lived there.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 19th September 2018 

19 Sep

19th September2018 In this week’s show: Sue continues her walk around the Herbert’s Toys, Games Fun exhibition; Bill reads an article about Raymond Asquith and the feud between him and his father; Sarah has stayed in an Oxford prison overnight; ...

£2m funding award recognises the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy as a UK centre of research excellence 

19 Sep

The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), based in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £2.09 million to continue its pioneering social science research for another five years.

Unexpected treat at Alvecote pools 

18 Sep

Tuesday 18th September 2018 Highlight of the week was undoubtedly a visit to Mill pool, Alvecote on the 10th when a Barn Owl got up from an area of long grass and flew at head height before dropping down into the bottom of a hedge.

First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment 

18 Sep

CERN and Fermilab announce big step in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), involving researchers from the University of Warwick's Elementary Particle Physics Group...

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Bristol Rovers earn first home win 

22 Sep

Gavin Reilly netted his first goal for Bristol Rovers to set them on course for a 3-1 League One victory over Coventry at the Memorial Stadium.

EFL: Five things to look out for 

21 Sep

We cast our eye over five things to look out for in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this weekend.

Bristol Rovers v Coventry preview 

21 Sep

Bristol Rovers defender Joe Partington will be hoping for more game time after recovering from a long-term ankle injury.

LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

20 Sep

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Wigan chairman David Sharpe and Andy Hinchcliffe join David Prutton.

On EFL Matters… 

19 Sep

Wigan chairman David Sharpe and Andy Hinchcliffe join David Prutton for EFL Matters on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm.

Episode 195 – Bee Lurge 

18 Sep

This week the Niis celebrate back-to-back league wins and the fact that Lee Burge saved some football shots.

Willis hits winner for Coventry 

15 Sep

Jordan Willis grabbed the only goal of the game as Coventry earned back-to-back league victories for the first time this season with a 1-0 triumph against Barnsley.

EFL: Five things to look out for 

14 Sep

We cast our eye over five things to look out for in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this weekend.

Coventry v Barnsley preview 

14 Sep

Coventry boss Mark Robins will make wholesale changes to his team for the visit of his former club Barnsley.

LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

13 Sep

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Simon Grayson and Don Goodman join David Prutton.

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Coventry 20 – 15 Jersey 

11 Sep

A great way to start the new season.

League action starts this weekend! 

3 Sep

Not long now until the season properly begins...

Trinity Guild’s 2018/19 fixtures released 

17 Jul

Midlands 5 West (South) League Fixtures confirmed...

Trinity Guild RFC AGM & EGM on Relocation Proposals 

10 Jul

Please do make every effort to attend the meeting – it is extremely important to the future of your Club.

Kessell Signs… 

26 Jun

Tom Kessell joins from Saints.

Plymouth 21 – 24 Coventry 

5 Apr

Bit of a slog, but another win.

Caldy 12 – 55 Coventry: Champions! 

21 Mar

It's taken a little while, but we're back in the Championship.

Darlington Mowden Park 0 – 42 Coventry 

5 Mar

Rather better than most expected...

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...

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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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Fridge dumped on pavement, 22nd September 

22 Sep

There is a fridge maybe 4-5ft tall on the pavement outside 70 Broad Street, can it please be removed to stop other louts from littering/dumping their white goods or otherwise.

Library closures and budget cuts 

22 Sep

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Antony Owen on 22 September 2018 .

Bags of rubbish, cans, bottles, plastic rubbish dumped, 22nd September 

22 Sep

There is heaps of rubbish in the growth/pavement on foleshill road at the end of Broad Street in between the traffic lights to be exact, in between the house on the left and the business on the right hand side.

Council continues fight for tougher sentencing laws 

21 Sep

The Leader of Coventry City Council has been assured the government will bring in new laws to get tough on those who kill through dangerous driving – but ministers have failed to say when.

Council continues fight for tougher sentencing laws 

21 Sep

The Leader of Coventry City Council has been assured the government will bring in new laws to get tough on those who kill through dangerous driving – but ministers have failed to say when.

Abandoned vehicle NG06WKO, 21st September 

21 Sep

Vehicle not moved for a month according to residents Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 95 Durbar Avenue, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

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Arts & Culture »

Soft Machine 

12 Sep

Soft Machine by Pete Clemons As I was growing up, like many, I was often derided for the kind of music that I listened to.

Godiva Festival 2018 

6 Sep

Godiva Festival 2018 Memories of a free festival……………… by Pete Clemons Firstly, thanks to all those involved in creating this wonderful spectacle.

Flash back 

5 Sep

FLASHDANCE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 4 th September, 2018   I have vague memories of the film from 1983, with its story of a lady welder who dances in a nightclub and dreams of attending a posh dance academy.

Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories 

28 Aug

Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories by Pete Clemons Yes I married into an Irish family (or they married into me) and I have visited the south on many occasions.

Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010 

20 Aug

Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010.

Canned Heat – by Pete Clemons 

13 Aug

Canned Heat - by Pete Clemons.

The New Nuneaton Folk Club- Kristy Gallacher. 

2 Aug

The New Nuneaton Folk Club - Kristy Gallacher.

Callum Pickard and the Third Look – the Old Grammar School 

2 Aug

Callum Pickard and the Third Look - the Old Grammar School.


27 Jul

CIRQUE BERSERK Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 26 th July, 2018   Circus has changed – evolved – since its inception by Philip Astley 250 years ago.

‘The Coventry Sound’ How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960’s? 

25 Jul

' The Coventry Sound ' How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960's? by Pete Clemons and Trev Teasdel 'In 1963 Larry Page became the new manager of the Orchid Ballroom in Coventry and began advertising gigs as 'The New Coventry ...

Luna Kiss – Following Shadows 

25 Jul

Luna Kiss – Following Shadows By Pete Clemons One year ago this month, during July 2017, Luna Kiss decamped themselves into a caravan near Reading, for several weeks, in order to be in close proximity to the Outhouse recording studios.

PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten) 

21 Jul

PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University - (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten).

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena 

10 Jul

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena by Pete Clemons For well over 40 years now Roger Waters, has, consistently been writing quite brilliant songs about inequality, mortality, religion and authoritarianism.

Rock of Ages – Pete Clemons with Coventry Gig Listings of the Past. 

4 Jul

Here are the Rock of Ages Columns by Pete Clemons, published in the Coventry Telegraph c 2010 / 11 (Spreadsheet Pete!) Covering monthly gigs from the 1960's to 20011 Published December 2011 Published November 2011 Published October 2011 Published ...

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