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T20 Blast: Surrey & Birmingham Bears win to maintain quarter-final hopes 

15 Aug

Surrey and Birmingham Bears keep their T20 Blast quarter-final hopes alive by winning their penultimate group games.

Post Office worker told to reapply for job after 27 years 

15 Aug

Sue Key, whose postmaster husband is dying, is told to reapply for job after 27 years in the business.

Swan ‘trespassers’ halt traffic on bypass 

15 Aug

Police apologise to anybody caught up in traffic on the A444 between Coventry and Nuneaton.

Ralf Schumacher F1 suit given to Kenilworth charity shop 

15 Aug

Scope shop staff are planning to auction the Ralf Schumacher outfit online.

Matt Lamb: Warwickshire batsman signs new two-year deal with Bears 

15 Aug

Warwickshire batsman Matt Lamb signs a new two-year contract with the Bears.

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect 

15 Aug

The man being held over the suspected terror attack is Salih Khater, originally from Sudan.

Kenilworth Castle rebuilt Minecraft-style 

14 Aug

The virtual rebuild of Kenilworth Castle has taken block enthusiasts 100 hours.

Oxford United v Coventry City 

14 Aug

Live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Oxford United and Coventry City.

Tim Ambrose: Warwickshire wicketkeeper signs new deal 

13 Aug

Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose signs a one-year contract extension to remain at Edgbaston until the end of the 2019 season.

Men scale cathedral on night out 

13 Aug

Two men are arrested on suspicion of trespass after climbing the building, police said.

‘Drunk’ driver went up M69 the wrong way and crashed 

12 Aug

The driver eventually crashed into an embankment and was arrested by police.

AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City 

11 Aug

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

UK police forces spend £1.7bn on overtime in five years 

11 Aug

The average officer was paid for 97 hours overtime amid claims it could have funded 10,000 more PCs.

Peter Vincenti: Macclesfield Town sign midfielder from Coventry 

9 Aug

League Two side Macclesfield Town sign Peter Vincenti after the midfielder is released from his contract at Coventry City.

Ian Bell: Warwickshire batsman wants to add to 118 Test caps 

8 Aug

Warwickshire's Ian Bell still has the hunger to play for England - 12 months on from doubting whether he wanted to play cricket at all.

Man seriously injured in Baxterley microlight crash 

8 Aug

The pilot had to be cut free from the aircraft after it came down in fields near Atherstone.

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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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Whinchats at Caldecote 

16 Aug

Wednesday 15th August 2018 Another local site which regularly turns up migrants is along the river Anker at Caldecote.

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers 

16 Aug

Eight leading universities in the Midlands, including the University of Warwick, are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (...

Formula 1 driving simulation technology could help put the UK on the fast track to self-driving vehicles 

16 Aug

A new research programme by WMG at the University of Warwick, and XPI Simulation, co-funded by Innovate UK, is examining the potential for applying the simulation technology used to train Formula 1® drivers for the testing and certification of ...

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 15th August 2018 

15 Aug

15th August 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads an article about Arthur Conan Doyle who turned detective;Margaret reads about Millicent Fawcett whose statue was unveiled in London;Cliff is really missing the rain; Sue tells us about chocolate ...

Multilingualism is alive and well says, IANLS President and Warwick Professor, Ingrid De Smet – as is Latin! 

15 Aug

As President of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), Professor Ingrid De Smet, of the University of Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, hosted, with fellow members ...

Leading Digital and innovation strategy expert appointed as University of Warwick’s first Director of Innovation 

15 Aug

Digital and innovation strategy expert David Plumb has been appointed to the new role of Director of Innovation at the University of Warwick.

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light 

14 Aug

Hundreds of polymers which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested using light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick...

Starting to start 

13 Aug

13th August 2018 The first signs of return migration : Swifts disappearing, Wood Sandpipers and other waders appearing at local lakes and the first few Redstarts and Whinchats turning up at traditional local hotspots.

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next 

13 Aug

Historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Unboxing the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker 

12 Aug

Just bought the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker.

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Episode 191 – Footballing Aesthetes and Anabolic Juggernauts 

15 Aug

The Sky Blues bored people against Wimbledon.

Browne, Whyte send Oxford through 

14 Aug

Marcus Browne and Gavin Whyte struck either side of half-time as Oxford beat Coventry 2-0 to reach the Carabao Cup second round.

Carabao Cup: What to look out for 

13 Aug

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup gets underway on Tuesday evening and, from rule changes to historic clashes, there is plenty to look out for.

Jim’s column 11.8.2018 

13 Aug

A major milestone is looming in Coventry City's history as the appearance of the 1000th player to wear the club's shirt approaches.

Goalless at Kingsmeadow 

11 Aug

Coventry battled to their first point back in Sky Bet League One after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

AFC Wimbledon v Coventry preview 

10 Aug

AFC Wimbledon will check on defender Terell Thomas ahead of the Sky Bet League One match against Coventry.

Macclesfield sign Coventry’s Vincenti 

9 Aug

Peter Vincenti has joined Sky Bet League Two new-boys Macclesfield on a two-year deal from Coventry.

Episode 190 – Paul just calls him “Jordy” 

7 Aug

“OK, it’s brilliant that we lost!” Clearly it’s not, but it’s only the first game so the Niis dig into the game fully aware that it’s only the first game.

Iron turnaround stuns Cov 

4 Aug

Andy Dales netted a late winner as Scunthorpe came from behind to beat newly-promoted Coventry 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blue Trust would like to wish Mark Robins and the team every success for the forthcoming campaign 

3 Aug

On the eve of a brand new season all of us at The Sky Blue Trust would like to wish Mark Robins and the team every success for the forthcoming campaign.

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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...

Guild takeover the Wasps! 

29 Jan

Guard of Honour duties for the Guild...

Save the date 

24 Jan

Date for the 2018 Dinner Dance...

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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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Godiva Festival Saturday Rhythm Tent line-up revealed 

16 Aug

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.

Coventry’s A-Level students celebrate success 

16 Aug

Coventry’s sixth formers are celebrating their A-Level results today with 97.4% of students achieving an A*-E grade, in line with national results.

50th Coventry Donkey Derby 

16 Aug

Have you a memory to share of your first time at a Coventry Donkey Derby Charities Fair...

Parking systems enquiry 

16 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to E.

Parking systems enquiry 

15 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by E.

Street signage over grown by weeds/ hedges, 14th August 

14 Aug

Street signage cannot be seen due to overgrown weeds/bushes.

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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 ...

The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva 

4 Jul

The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva.

Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace 

27 Jun

Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace by Pete Clemons On an overcast but, thankfully, rain free summers evening, set within the majestic surroundings of Blenheim Palace , Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters recently performed a diverse yet career ...

Gary Numan 

21 Jun

Gary Numan by Pete Clemons Now 60 years old it is good to see Gary Numan back in vogue again.

Rough Magic 

19 Jun

THE TEMPEST Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 19 th June, 2018   It’s not the first time The Tempest has been set in outer space.

You Can Sometimes Get What You Want – Review of the Rolling Stones and Specials Concert by Pete Chambers 

9 Jun

MUSIC MATTERS: You can sometimes get what you want.

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