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Weather: Mild conditions broken up by rain this evening 

23 Apr

Thursday should be bright and dry with sunny breaks developing...


Coventry woman speaks of ‘hellish experience’ after being arrested in Sri Lanka for Buddha tattoo 

23 Apr

Police arrested Naomi Coleman for “hurting others’ religious feelings” after tattoo was spotted on her right arm...


How service user involvement in social work training benefits everyone 

23 Apr

Community Care By Simon Stevens It’s 10 years since I started teaching social work and other students as a service user, mainly at Coventry and Warwick universities.


Willenhall bail hostel rumours denied by planners 

23 Apr

Property in Remembrance Road was earmarked for students - not young offenders...


Former patients pay tribute to doctor found dead at Cannon Park home 

23 Apr

Police launch investigation into 'unexplained' death of Dr Gurdip Judge...


Life and works of William Shakespeare to be marked across globe in 2016 on 400th anniversary of writer’s death 

23 Apr

British Council is drawing up plans for a programme of events around the world...


Bard’s plays take to the skies in campaign for National Shakespeare Day 

23 Apr

Actors are hoping to set a Guinness World Record for the highest theatrical performance...


Cops investigating armed robbery at Kenilworth pub 

23 Apr

Masked men forced their way into The Green Man using a crowbar...


Nuneaton house fire which trapped mum and toddler being treated as suspicious 

23 Apr

Blaze started in a caravan and quickly spread to the semi-detached house in Middlemarch Road...


Look: Boeing 747 simulator in Tile Hill spare room is a real money spinner! 

23 Apr

Aviation fan John Davis making £3k a month after splashing out £20k on recreating pilot's cabin in his home...


Coventry father’s pride as son stops Toll Bar End Christmas Eve raiders 

23 Apr

Derek Shearer's son bravely tackled burglar who ransacked family’s home...


Coventry couple ready to fight court action after taking children on holiday during term-time 

23 Apr

Parents being prosecuted for taking their son and daughter to Australia last year...


Live: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

23 Apr

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and travel reports and sport as it happens...


Bell Green teenager who lost leg in car crash given £3k boost for new prosthetic limb 

23 Apr

Telegraph story of brave Courtney King-Wilson inspires fundraising efforts of Coventry firm...


Shakespeare ‘a cultural icon’ abroad 

23 Apr

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.


A tour of Shakespeare’s England 

23 Apr

From Birmingham to Milton Keynes - Shakespeare's legacy exists far beyond the confines of Stratford-upon-Avon.


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Comment »

Red Button: Is Blair Jr set for the Bootle? 

22 Apr

Euan Blair likely to get the same opposed landing there as he got in Coventry if he’s 'parachuted in...


Why the Easter story should be taught at our schools 

17 Apr

Whether a pupil is a Christian or not, the story should be told once youngsters are old enough and emotionally mature enough to grasp the key concepts...


Kev’s Column: No Expenses Spared 

11 Apr

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online.


Red Button: Labour fans scramble for egg but won’t toast Sixfields 

11 Apr

In an after dinner auction, a Cadbury's cream egg sold for £60 while two Sky Blues tickets struggled to find a bidder...


Growth Fund Boost For The Bay 

11 Apr

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has welcomed news that Gooch Housego (Torquay), has secured £800k of investment from the latest round of Regional Growth Funding.


Radio DJ Liz Kershaw on sexism at the BBC 

11 Apr

Ex-Radio 1 presenter claims as a woman she was seen as an interloper.


Single storey and two-storey side extensions at 14 Rectory Close Coventry 

8 Apr

The application will be available to view online by holding down the control key and  clicking here to view .


External Funding Newsflash 25th March 2014 

8 Apr

Science and Society Community Challenge Grant Scheme As a result of a review of the BIS Science and Society programme, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a new grants programme to support individuals and ...


Casework Update March/April 2014 

8 Apr

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Features »

AWOL 

23 Apr

Well, so much for a lovely Easter with birthday meals out, family joining us for celebrations and a relaxing holiday after a term of hard work.


Tuesday 22nd April 

23 Apr

I drew the short straw at work covering Easter Tuesday, I hadn’t been sat down long and was on my second cup of coffee when I received a text to say there was a Garganey at Shustoke.


MASSACRE OF MIGRANT BIRDS ON MALTA 

23 Apr

Ladies and gentlemen, birders and twitchers, may I please draw your attention to the new campaign Chris Packham has helped start in order to publicise the illegal hunting of migrant birds on the island of Malta.


Its that time of the year 

22 Apr

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Had a quick look around the farm where the Black Redstart was found yesterday but no sign today.


13th April-22nd April 2014 

22 Apr

The last week or so has been mainly chasing after Summer migrants with just the one twitch out of the area for a mega 'Crag Martin' at Flamborough,Yorkshire on the 13/4/14 where we were lucky enough to relocate it have cracking views for several ...


Trip to the highlands 2013 – 3: Isle of Skye 

22 Apr

Around this time last year, we were driving around the Scottish highlands.


Anti-bullying policy must focus on all of society 

22 Apr

Policy to reduce bullying in the schoolyard needs to span all levels of society, say researchers from the University of Warwick, who warn that socioeconomic status is not a reliable indicator of whether a child is likely to become a bully.


One of those Days 

21 Apr

21st April 2014 The Plan : the plan was to have a quick look around the Mancetter Hills, principally to look for Ring Ouzel and then ease up to Middleton Lakes to look for Grasshopper warbler and then maybe pop in to Shustoke Res.


Swatch Irony Filamento Multicolore ladies watch 

21 Apr

This nice Swatch Irony Aluminium FILAMENTO MULTICOLORE REF.


Monday 21st April 

21 Apr

The day started of quite misty so Joy and I had a morning walk around the reservoir.


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Coventry City FC »

Supporters Team Through To Final. Come and support them. 

23 Apr

We are delighted to report that the Coventry City FC Supporters team have made it through to the final of the IFA Midlands Cup.


Pressley chasing ‘unbelievable’ feat 

22 Apr

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley says survival in League One would be an "unbelievable achievement".


Goodbye Sixfields (For Now) As Wolves Arrive 

22 Apr

Goodbye Sixfields (For Now) As Wolves Arrive Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/04/2014 13:22:00 Final 'home' game of the season...


Latest Board Minutes 

22 Apr

The minutes of the April Board Meeting are now available.


Stats: Oldham Athletic v Coventry City 

22 Apr

Stats: Oldham Athletic v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/04/2014 08:26:00 All the stats from Oldham Athletic (0) vs (0) Coventry City, Boundary Park, 21 April 2014, 15:00 Att: 4,633...


Pressley: Unbelievable achivement 

21 Apr

Coventry boss Steven Pressley said his team were one step closer to an "unbelievable achievement" after a 0-0 draw at Oldham.


Johnson lays down challenge 

21 Apr

Lee Johnson challenged Oldham to extend their unbeaten run to the end of the season after a 0-0 home draw against Coventry.


Latics extend unbeaten run 

21 Apr

Coventry City eased their lingering relegation fears with a 0-0 draw at in-form Oldham Athletic.


Pressley: Unbelievable achivement 

21 Apr

Coventry boss Steven Pressley said his team were one step closer to an "unbelievable achievement" after a 0-0 draw at Oldham.


Sky Blues Scrap To Make A Point 

21 Apr

Sky Blues Scrap To Make A Point Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/04/2014 17:45:00 Oldham Athletic 0 Coventry City 0...


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Sport »

Car Boot Sale In Coventry And Warwickshire. 

22 Apr

Due To Popular Demand, Car Boot Sale Dates for 2014.


Steven Pressley Survival would be an incredible achievement 

22 Apr

SURVIVING relegation from League One would be an amp;#039;incredible achievementamp;#039; according to Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley after his side failed to find a win for the fifth consecutive match.


Sphinx boss embarrassed by Coleshill Town thrashing 

22 Apr

SPHINX were unable to build on Saturdayamp;#039;s 2-1 win away at Alvechurch as they slipped to an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at home to Coleshill Town on Easter Monday.


Steven Pressley: Survival would be an incredible achievement 

22 Apr

SURVIVING relegation from League One would be an amp;#039;incredible achievementamp;#039; according to Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley after his side failed to find a win for the fifth consecutive match.


Coventry academy claim silver in junior finals 

17 Apr

COVENTRY Wheelchair Basketball Academyamp;#039;s (CWBA) Under-15 team stormed to silver as they took on the UK's best Under-15 teams in The Lord's Taverners Junior League Finals at the All Saints Sports Centre in Sheffield last weekend.


Sam Anderson secures podium for M.I.Racing 

17 Apr

SAMANTHA Anderson made sure Coventry-based M.


Young stars boost Bees future 

17 Apr

BEES promoter Mick Horton is building for the future after British Under-19 Champions Stefan Nielsen joined the club as a full asset.


Cal Crutchlow hopeful of quick fix 

17 Apr

CAL Crutchlow is expected to be fit for the next MotoGP in Argentina later this month despite picking up a hand injury after crashing out of Sundayamp;#039;s American Grand Prix.


STOP PRESS ! ! ! Rugby World Cup Tickets. ACT NOW ! ! ! 

16 Apr

BROADSTREET RFC - allocation of RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 match tickets.


Bees boss remains upbeat despite Poole defeat 

15 Apr

BEES boss Gary Havelock remains pleased with his side after they came agonisingly close to taking at a point from their visit to Wimborne Road as Elite League champions Poole triumphed 49-41.


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    The ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral in Coventry city centre. The cathedral was bombed during a 12 hour Luftwaffe raid on the 14th November 1941. The Herbert Art Gallery is visible in the background


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Business news »

Women at top drive business success, Ladies First group members are told 

22 Apr

Businesses with women on their boards are statistically more successful, leading Coventry and Warwickshire businesswomen were told.


Rhead Group helps pro rugby players tackle life outside the game 

17 Apr

COVENTRY-based consultancy, Rhead Group, has advised members of the Leicester Tigers rugby team on transferring their on-field skills to project management once their playing careers are over.


£6m funding boost for Coventry manufacturers 

15 Apr

New capital worth £6.2m has been awarded to five automotive and aerospace businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, creating 225 jobs.


Works starts on new manufacturing and R&D campus 

15 Apr

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering hails new 'faculty on the floor' through Coventry University and Unipart tie-up...


Coventry & Warwickshire manufacturers benefit from £6.2m AMSCI support package 

14 Apr

FIVE Coventry and Warwickshire businesses have been awarded government funding worth £6.2m, helping to create 225 jobs.


Groundwork begins on £32m Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering 

14 Apr

CONSTRUCTION has begun on a new £32m facility for The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry.


Record results pave the way for smoke alarm group Sprue’s move to AIM 

14 Apr

COVENTRY-based smoke alarm supplier Sprue Aegis is set to move up to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).


Bumper £91m Midland deals for construction firm Willmott Dixon 

14 Apr

Huge contract from Orbit Heart of England to deliver responsive repairs to homes across Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Hinckley and Northampton...


Spider men set to get the Ricoh crawlin’ 

11 Apr

MORE than 50,000 spiders, scorpions and other insects are to go on display at Coventrys Ricoh Arena for an event likened to the Crufts of the spider world.


Leamington hotel group adds Honiley Court to its portfolio 

10 Apr

LEAMINGTON Spa-based Talash Hotels has bought Honiley Court Hotel in Kenilworth for an undisclosed sum.


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999 »

Firefighter’s Norwegian mission 

11 Mar

A West Midlands firefighter has returned from his latest international deployment as a specialist cave rescue diver.


Police smash suspected Coventry drug ring 

7 Mar

Police smash suspected Coventry drug ring Drug deal suspects in Coventry have a rude awakening as officers hit five homes and two businesses in co-ordinated dawn raids.


CCTV clues to Coventry car coat theft 

20 Jan

p BRAZEN thieves have been caught on CCTV in a High Street store returning a coat which had been stolen from a car in...


Chief Constable responds to comments by Chief Inspector of Constabulary 

18 Jan

p CHIEF Constable Chris Sims, said: quot;The experience of West Midlands Police officers and staff who actively work day in...


Phone pest suspect arrested after 999 call rants 

16 Jan

p A PHONE pest suspect has been arrested for wasting police time after call handlers were hit by a barrage of drunken rants in the...


Coventry burglar jailed as break-in rates continue to fall across city 

15 Jan

p A lsquo;THIRD-STRIKErsquo; burglar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after police traced him from blood...


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LocalGov »

Reminder to register to vote 

23 Apr

Residents in Coventry have been urged to make sure they don’t lose the chance to have their say at the Local and European Parliamentary Elections, to be held on 22 May.


World Book Night Book Swap 

23 Apr

Bring along a book of your own and swap it for another one.


Creative Kids HQ Easter Drama Workshops 

22 Apr

Creative Kids HQ are passionate about providing quality drama, literacy and arts & crafts workshops to young children in Coventry on Tues 22nd April and Thurs 24th April in Coventry...


Hole in road, 18th April 

18 Apr

There's a pothole in the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Hockley Lane, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Car Park Revenue 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Meetings Management Ltd on 17 April 2014.


Radio network 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Joe simkiss on 17 April 2014.


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Arts & Culture »

Lieutenant Pigeon 

22 Apr

The ever prolific Pete Clemons with his latest for the Coventry Telegraph .


LED Suit Problems on the Shoot 

22 Apr

The suit was built in the nick of time for various reasons but we had it and it was all working perfectly.


Organisation and Preparation 

22 Apr

It has been a roller coaster of stress and logistical nightmares but I am now feeling grateful that we have almost finished the film.


Defiant Pose fanzine 

18 Apr

I love a nice surprise and today I get home to find Defiant Pose fanzine volume 8 on my doorstep out of the blue.


Defiant Pose fanzine 

18 Apr

I love a nice surprise and today I get home to find Defiant Pose fanzine volume 8 on my doorstep out of the blue.


Virgin Records Coventry – 1973 Onwards. 

16 Apr

Pete Clemons latest for the Coventry Telegraph - Pete Waterman' s Soul Hole record Store was upstairs at Virgins c 1974 - next two pics from Hobo Magazine 1974 Peter Waterman, John Bradbury, Pete Chambers and photographer John Coles in this pic of ...


Live Music for Easter Weekend in Coventry and Leamington 

16 Apr

Listing of live music for the Bank Holiday Easter weekend Thu 17 Apr 2014    21:00    Open jam session    at the Clarendon, 44-46 Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Fri 18 Apr 2014    20:00    The Members + The Shots + Stinkpit + The &#...


Dexys to Play in Coventry 

16 Apr

Kevin Rowland’s Dexys are playing a Glastonbury warm up gig at the Kasbah in Coventry on Wed June 25th 7pm.


Gardener Questions Time 

16 Apr

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 15 th April, 2014-04-16 One of the best books I’ve ever read is the classic novel by Philippa Pearce and so I approached this David Wood adaptation with excitement and trepidation.


Spooky Wagons: ‘All Again Tomorrow’ Debut E.P Review 

15 Apr

Coventry band Spooky Wagons have recently released their debut E.


Plug and Amp Review: Drop Down Smiling @ Kasbah, Coventry 12/04/14 

10 Apr

As you may have already noticed whilst you were browsing through the plethora of high quality music news on  Plug and Amp , we’re friends now! On our site you get a little teaser of their content, and on their site you can get a little teaser...


Delia Derbyshire 

8 Apr

Pete Clemons with yet another article for the Coventry Telegraph, this time celebrating Delia derbyshire day who was born in Coventry and realised the Doctor Who theme electronical and much more...


Rubella Ballet – The new recordings 

6 Apr

Rubella Ballet ‘Planet Punk’ Overground Records OVER135CD : 689492142025 OVER134LP : 689492142018 (Green vinyl w/CD) Release date: 31st March 2014 “They were the band who bridged the gaps between The Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, and Crass.


Coventry Godiva Festival rocks on 

4 Apr

Two more major acts have now been added to this year’s festival bill with leading indie stars We Are Scientists and legendary Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend set to play the event.


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