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Watch: Drunken man fined after creeping onto empty plane at Birmingham Airport – via the baggage carousel 

20 Aug

Man, 22, admits boarding Lufthansa plane during 'drunken escapade...

Police swoop in Woodway Park after machete street disturbance 

20 Aug

Car set on fire in Coventry street after row in early hours...

Dog owners in Coventry and Warwickshire warned to take measures to stop pet thefts 

20 Aug

A total of 157 dogs were reported stolen in the Midlands during 2013, with 19 cases reported in Warwickshire alone...

Coventry Motoring Festival parade route revealed 

20 Aug

On Sunday, the flagship Historic Vehicle Run will see up to 500 cars and motorcycles drive through Coventry and Warwickshire...

Dad was not told his cancer had spread until day before he died 

20 Aug

George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton pays compensation after being rapped by Ombudsman, while complaint against University Hospital trust is also partially upheld...

Live: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

20 Aug

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport as it happens on Wednesday August 20...

By-election for new West Midlands police chief takes place tomorrow 

20 Aug

Four candidates vying to become new Police and Crime Commissioner, following the death of Bob Jones...

£74 eBay piano led Tile Hill girl to music degree at Oxbridge 

20 Aug

Talented Coventry pupil Emily Lanigan almost gave up piano as her family couldn't afford instrument - but bargain led her all the way to Oxford...

HS2 and the new North-South divide 

20 Aug

Has the proposal created a north/ south divide...

Racecourse move ‘will secure future’ 

19 Aug

Plans to make Warwick Racecourse a jumps-only track for the first time in its 307-year history will "secure its racing future", says its manager.

Replay: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

19 Aug

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport as it happens on Tuesday August 19...

Drop-in HIV Testing Hubs Launch in Coventry 

19 Aug

The Terrence Higgins Trust is opening the drop-in centres around the city because the area has a problem with people being diagnosed too late .

Custody death prompts witness plea 

19 Aug

An appeal for witnesses is made as part of an independent inquiry into the death of a man being held in police custody.

‘Foleshill Leisure Centre closure has left us homeless’ claim disabled Coventry swimmers 

19 Aug

Phoenix Swimming Club hits out after Foleshill Leisure Centre shuts its doors...

Man charged over death hoax calls 

19 Aug

A man is charged after hoax calls were made to families in the early hours saying a relative had died.

Witnesses sought after death of 34-year-old Rugby man 

19 Aug

IPCC investigation under way after Robert Grimsley fell as he was detained by officers near town centre...

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Kev’s Column: Let’s Stick Together 

15 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum.

Deepening like a coastal shelf 

15 Aug

Of all the important things taught at seats of learning both great and small, how to be a parent stands little chance of being included on the curriculum...

More Real Jobs Mean A Brighter Future. 

13 Aug

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Wednesday 13th August 2014) welcomed figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton has fallen again.

Red Button: ‘Hammy’ dives into Coventry pool closure debate 

11 Aug

Also, Northampton Town in a race to have Sixfields ready for Coventry City's game against Cardiff...

Coventry Family Information Service 

10 Aug

Coventry Family Information Service is a Government initiative that works under Section 12 of the Children Act 2006, ‘Duty to Provide Information’.

Kev’s Column: Back to Iraq? 

9 Aug

Every week I publish my very own “Kev’s Column” On line.

Red Button: High-flying Coventry jobs guru hits a little turbulence in her own career 

8 Aug

Warwickshire College Principal Mariane Cavalli quits amid controversy over spending £500,000 with education consultants Gazelle Global, of which she is a director...

Over-promoted, incapable, incompetent 

6 Aug

Enjoying yet another holiday in Portugal pointing at fish, David Cameron will be delighted that Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has picked her moment to jump overboard just as the nets of moral outrage snag the truly awful coalition government...

Red Button: Earlsdon Cottage noise row, Katie Price’s radio career and Global Gathering’s future 

5 Aug

After years of investigations, claims and counterclaims, the future of transformed former back-street boozer hangs in the balance...

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20 Aug

As usual, I’m still here, still running, still losing weight.

Introduction to SEM using AMOS 20.0 – Workshop at University of Malaya 

20 Aug

Just helping to create some buzz for a workshop on structural equation modelling(SEM) using AMOS 20.0.

School page 

20 Aug

I have moved a few times during my teaching career to different schools, so friendships with many colleagues have sadly been and gone.

Outlook Archive : 3rd December 1980 

19 Aug

Audio from 3rd December 1980.

You Wait Ages…. 

18 Aug

for a double layout, and then two come along within a month! Earlier in the year I decided to have a new phone, and went for a smart phone...

Skype not supported on Windows Phone 7 devices 

16 Aug

Recently I had problems connecting to Skype on my old Lumia 900 and had a vague suspicion.

What are we trying to say? 

16 Aug

As regular readers will know, I support the Dementia Friends initiative – http://www.

Holiday Memories 

16 Aug

Another couple of weeks on the south coast resulted in a mountain of photographs to scrapbook, here a few of the ones I printed off: Chiswell walled garden, Portland.

Draycote Water – 15th August 2014 

15 Aug

Common Sandpiper I needed to motivate myself and get out into the fresh air so Draycote Water was my destination for a walk to Toft and back.


15 Aug

A pregnant passage from Celtic Daily Prayer , the prayer book of the Northumbria Community: “I had a vision of a house.

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Lita earns Barnsley point 

19 Aug

Barnsley twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against Coventry at Sixfields.

Stats: Coventry City v Barnsley 

19 Aug

Stats: Coventry City v Barnsley Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/08/2014 21:47:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (2) Barnsley, Sixfields, 19 August 2014, 19:45 Att: 2,376...

Wilson enjoys lucky break 

19 Aug

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson admitted his side were fortunate to take a point after their 2-2 draw with Coventry.

Lita earns Barnsley point 

19 Aug

Barnsley twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against Coventry at Sixfields.

Tykes battle back 

19 Aug

Barnsley twice came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against Coventry at Sixfields.

Coventry City v Barnsley 

19 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Coventry City and Barnsley.

Election to Trust Board 

19 Aug

The Constitution of the Trustprovides for the Board to comprise not more than eight elected Directors.

The pre-game ramble: Barnsley 

19 Aug

The post The pre-game ramble: Barnsley appeared first on Sky Blues Blog .

Urquhart leaves Coventry 

18 Aug

Coventry have terminated the contract of defender Stuart Urquhart by mutual consent.

Coventry v Barnsley preview 

18 Aug

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Coventry City and Barnsley at Sixfields Stadium.

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Coventry player hits hole-in-one at Stoneleigh 

20 Aug

THE TIME was right for city golfer Les Parsons after his hole-in-one during a recent club competition was rewarded with a limited edition BOSS watch in recognition for the achievement.

Mike Twelves claims another win in Percy Stallard series 

20 Aug

NATIONAL champion Mike Twelves produced a brilliant display of attacking riding to win Round Three of the Percy Stallard National Road Race Series.

Coventry Bees edge closer toward Elite League playoffs 

20 Aug

BEES boss Gary Havelock spoke of his pride after watching his side boost their Elite League play-off chances courtesy of a 53-40 win over top-four rivals Swindon.

Sphinx win sets up Bedworth clash in FA Cup 

20 Aug

SPHINX have set up an FA Cup derby clash with Bedworth United after defeating Heather St Johns 2-0 in the preliminary stage of the historic competition.

Steven Pressley – Two points lost after Barnsley draw 

20 Aug

IT WAS two points drops for the Sky Blues against Barnsley according to boss Steven Pressley as his side were held to a 2-2 draw at Sixfields on Tuesday night.

More misery for Cal Cruthclow after Czech Republic retirement 

18 Aug

A MISERABLE season for Coventry rider Cal Crutchlow continued after he was forced to retire early in the Czech Republic MotoGP on Sunday.

Sky Blues sign striker Simeon Jackons on a free transfer 

18 Aug

SKY Blues boss Steven Pressley believes new signing Simeon Jackson will provide goals this season after the former Norwich City striker signed on a one-year deal.

Coventry City 1-0 Sheffield United 

18 Aug

THE SKY Blues recorded their first win of the 2014/15 campaign thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over promotion favourites Sheffield United.

New Rugby League Era explained 

16 Aug

The RFL have created a fantastic video outlining the new era of Rugby League.

Big Crowd Roars the Bears to Victory against Eastmoor 

16 Aug

Big Crowd Roars the Bears to Victory against Eastmoor Coventry Bears 32 – 8 Eastmoor Dragons The Bears stunned the Eastmoor Dragons with a six try blitz at the Butts Park Arena on Saturday afternoon in front of a bumper crowd of over 500 supporters...

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Bowls helps put region on map 

20 Aug

Sophie Howe, mid-Warwickshire branch chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce...

Greyfriars Court just the job for recruitment firm 

18 Aug

DEVELOPER Hortons has secured its latest tenant at Greyfriars Court in Coventry.

City Briefs: Sprue Aegis; Trifast; AFH Financial 

18 Aug

French orders boost SprueCOVENTRY-based Sprue, one of Europe\'s leading home safety products suppliers, has said its order book continues to grow, driven by a significant increase in smoke detector or...

Denise is expert in helping vulnerable 

18 Aug

Denise Gorman, an expert in helping vulnerable people who are unable to make decisions about their property, finances and health and welfare, has joined Coventry and Leamington legal firm, Seymours.

ParentPay consolidates operations with new offices at Ricoh Arena 

15 Aug

ONLINE payment service for schools, ParentPay, has consolidated its operations at new offices at Coventrys Ricoh Arena, bringing 50 staff with it in the process.

Ricoh return moves closer as Coventry City pay off unpaid rent bill 

15 Aug

A RETURN to playing its fixtures at the Ricoh Arena has moved a step closer for Coventry City after it paid £471,192 in unpaid rent to stadium owners ACL.

100 jobs as Jaguar Land Rover reveals new technical centre location 

14 Aug

The centre, in Ryton near Coventry, will create high-end bespoke and extreme performance vehicles with operations are due to begin towards the end of the year...

Safetyflex sells its security barriers into US for first time 

14 Aug

COVENTRY security bollard manufacturer Safetyflex has taken a major stride into breaking the US market - landing an order for a six-figure sum.

GVA Retail team appointed to market units at Ricoh Arena 

13 Aug

THE Retail team at GVA has been appointed as agent to market two retail and leisure sites at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

City’s ultra-fast broadband deal 

10 Aug

Coventry is set to be transformed into the largest 'Gigabit City' in the UK.

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Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.

CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.

CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.

Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.

24hr strike by firefighters 

9 Jun

Update at 12:15pm Thursday 12 June: Since the start of the industrial action by firefighters at 9am this morning, we have had 26 fire engines available to deploy, plus four acting as temporary Brigade Response Vehicles (crewed with fewer than...

Man’s jaw broken in nightclub assault 

20 May

Man's jaw broken in nightclub assault We want to speak to this man who is suspected of breaking another man's jaw in a Coventry nightclub in March.

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Brilliant Book Superstars 

21 Aug

Follow the trail of favourite book characters around the park, then return to the Education Room to make some book themed arts and crafts.

Council seeks potential tenant’s thoughts over ‘pop up shop’ 

20 Aug

Coventry City Council is looking to gauge opinion from prospective tenants about the possibility of opening a ‘pop up shop’ in the city centre.

To the manor born! 

20 Aug

Visitors to this year’s Heritage Open Days event in Coventry will be offered a unique opportunity to peek inside the remnants of a medieval royal palace.

Organisational structure and contact details 

19 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Natalie Jones on 19 August 2014 .

Organisational structure and contact details 

19 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Natalie Jones on 19 August 2014 .

Sports Week 

19 Aug

Come and take part in different sporting activities as part of Sports Week...

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Part 1 – Buffalo Bar – London – 29/08/13 – Silent Scream 

19 Aug

Part 1 – The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London, N1 – 29/08/13 August 2013 – The month of much practising and some considerable movement for the newly resurrected band from, ahem, many many moons past, Part 1.

Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers 

9 Aug

Once again, the latest article by Pete Clemons for Coventry Telegraph taking us back to the early 60's with Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers ...

Fun Wedding Band Photos 

6 Aug

In all our performances at weddings up and down the country we meet a variety of excellent wedding photographers.

School’s Out For The Summer 

2 Aug

The School House in Weeford isn’t quite the throw back to your youth you might expect – a lovely wedding venue situated in rolling West Midlands landscapes, without a hint of the headmaster’s office! Being close to the M6 toll, the ...

Rocking Out At Wethele Manor! 

1 Aug

A stones throw away from our Coventry home, the idyllic Wethele Manor, Leamington Spa was the setting for the wedding of Mr Mrs Boswell.

Dub Syndicate – ONU Sound Records – 1982 

30 Jul

Pounding Systems / Hi – Fi Gets A Pounding Part 1 2 / African Head Charge Don’t Care About Space Invader Machines Part 1 2 / Fringe On Top Dub Humourless Journalist Works To Rules / 10K At 0VU – 60 HZ – Mind Boggles / ...

Boogarins Playing in Coventry 

29 Jul

Young Brazilian pop-psych -rock band  Boogarins begin the final leg of a world tour supporting their debut LP, As Plantas Que Curam The tour began in March at SXSW and has taken them all across the US, UK and Europe, including stops at Austin Psych ...

Pete Fij and TERRY Bickers Play Coventry 

22 Jul

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers – you may well ask who the heck are they? Well … Pete Fij (alkowski) used to be in bands called Adorable and Polak.

The Captain’s Summer Ball – Aston Wood Golf Club 

19 Jul

It’s always a pleasure driving up to a great golf course.

Roye Albrighton – Interview on his Coventry Days 

18 Jul

Roye Albrighton of Nektar and other bands like Rainbow and the Peeps got in touch with his site and and I passed him along to Pete Clemons who interviewed him on his early Coventry days.

Shameless KYPP advertising section 

11 Jul

Flowers In The Dustbin released a 12″ record on All The Madmen records in 1984 and a cassette only release on Rob Challice’s cassette label 96 Tapes again in 1984.

Godiva Festival 2014 

6 Jul

Once again Coventry’s Godiva festival has attracted massive crowds with just over 125,000 visits through the park.

Air Guitars At The Ready! 

5 Jul

Last Saturdays venue has quickly become one of our favourites here at the CoverUps with just a 10 minute drive home for some of the band! Not only that but when we arrived, load in was a breeze; the staff were approachable and friendly and the venue ...

The Call of the Cotswolds 

5 Jul

Cotswolds’ Character As The CoverUps, we have the privilege to travel all over England doing what we love; playing great music and ensuring our client’s special days end on high notes.

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