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Waqas Hussain bus tragedy: Thousands raised in memory of 20-year-old killed by bus 

19 Jan

Family were forced to turn off the life support machines on Friday night...

New plans for Coventry’s former Peugeot site at Ryton 

19 Jan

Proposals for industrial and distribution development follow Jaguar Land Rover expansion plans for site...

Levison Wood is hiring an assistant – and it could be YOU 

18 Jan

The star of Walking the Himalayas, Walking the Nile and Walking the Americas has advertised for an assistant...

Revealed: This is why you aren’t getting enough sleep 

18 Jan

Our guide will help you to pinpoint exactly whats keeping you awake...

Courts: Shoplifter jailed for stealing cosmetics from TK Maxx 

18 Jan

Cases heard by Coventry magistrates on January 4...

Car dealer suffers ‘horrendous injuries’ after Warwickshire test-drive robbery 

18 Jan

The victim was swapping over to allow the suspect to drive before being hit by the van.

Quick-thinking ambulance staff help avert M6 disaster near Coventry 

18 Jan

West Midlands Ambulance Service crew intervene to keep traffic away from dangerously out-of-control car...

This HMRC scam email is stealing peoples’ personal details 

18 Jan

Recipients are getting an email with the subject line #Refund Payment Confirmation Number followed by an 11-digit number...

‘Sisu need to sell the club’ – Fans react to claim England footballers are ‘interested in Coventry City takeover consortium’ 

18 Jan

Coventry financial advisor Jas Jaspal says he has lined up three former England international footballers who would join a CCFC takeover consortium...

Life saving smear tests are at a 19-year low in Coventry 

18 Jan

Fewer women in Coventry are booking screenings than the national average...

Woman Who Awards 2017 to celebrate leading ladies in business 

18 Jan

Nominations now open after huge success of last year's event...

This is what the law says on what to do if somebody parks outside your house 

18 Jan

If they are ALWAYS there, it can be a headache for homeowners...

Plans for two new city centre car parks to be discussed by Coventry City Council 

18 Jan

Council officials say the new car parks could create 900 spaces...

Brexit blamed as Apple hike price of iPhone apps by 25 per cent 

18 Jan

The US tech giant has issued new pricing guidance to developers using its App Store...

‘Facebook for children’ created to make social media safer for kids 

18 Jan

The launch comes after four out of five primary school kids admitted to using social media at least once a day...

Jaguar Land Rover MASSIVE Coventry expansion plan decision expected today 

18 Jan

Councillors to decide on massive Jaguar Land Rover expansion...

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Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...

Annus horribilis 

30 Dec

There are and will be many eloquent eulogies, obituaries and retrospectives of those who breathed their last during 2016 and although some might find the deification of dead celebrities somewhat mawkish, this years` harvest of notable souls has been ...

Ministry of Magic 

18 Dec

Of all the government departments labouring away in the dark recesses of Whitehall, none is more expert at artifice, trickery and prestidigitation than the secretive Ministry of Magic...

Rogue One 

14 Dec

When something outrageous or provocative is broadcast on television or radio, there is a simple solution that could avoid a dangerous increase in blood pressure, impotent fury and a desire to hit the domestic appliance with an unusually heavy object.

Never mind Christmas Eve boxes – why advent calendars of presents are the real scourge of Christmas 

5 Dec

Some kids are getting presents - not chocolate - in their advent calendar...

Home run 

27 Nov

The chances of Fidel Castro living to the ripe old age of 90 seemed rather slim given that the most powerful nation on earth has devoted considerable energy, resources and the best part of 60 years attempting to secure his removal and death...

Our man in Diego Garcia 

23 Nov

In a surprise move announced by the Foreign Office, former leader of UKIP and renown international diplomat Sir Nigel Farage, PhD, OBE, VC and bar, has been appointed as the next Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory of the Chagos ...

E Pluribus Unum 

9 Nov

The voting places are beginning to close and in the next few hours the 45th President of the United States will be democratically elected...

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New Year’s Eve 

19 Jan

Most New Year's Eves we stay at home, invite family around and have a huge takeaway.

Glaucous Gull and Bearded Tits 

18 Jan

Wednesday 18th January 2017 A set off with the intention of looking for a Glaucous Gull on the Bubbenhall pools but I didnt quite make it.

Mead Gallery hosts major new exhibition by one of India’s foremost contemporary artists 

18 Jan

The Mead Gallery at the University of Warwick presents a major new exhibition by one of Indias foremost contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta running from Sat 14 January to Sat 11 March 2017.

Warwick graduates named most sought after by top employers 

18 Jan

The University of Warwick has been named the university targeted by the largest number of the top graduate employers, new research for the Graduate Market has found.

2016 review 

18 Jan

I usually set out my review page in the same way each year, printing off one photo to represent each month with the date added using Photoshop.

Wondering about the ancients – nine planets, flying chariots and WMDs 

18 Jan

Yesterday my daughter was complaining about her boring history classes and asking me tips on how to remember dates and names.

Digital Health forum aiming to transform healthcare 

17 Jan

Warwick Business School, alongside Cambridge Centre for Digital Innovation, is working to break down the silos that are blocking a much-needed digital transformation inhealthcare by bringing stakeholders together to discuss the many issues at its ...

Voodoo Church Radio Plus 

17 Jan

Tomorrow evening Wednesday 18th January you can hear Dave in conversation with Rob Low.

A Fond Memory 

17 Jan

My sister had these jelly fruit sweets at her house on Boxing Day, and I couldn't resist snapping their jewel-like loveliness! As a girl, my grandparents in London always had these at Christmas, and as we went to visit them every other year for the ...

The Perfect Gift 

17 Jan

Hannah gave Father Christmas a tricky job this year, as she asked for a cocktail trolley as her main gift! Luckily, he managed to track down this Art Deco style trolley...

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Ross County sign defender Jason Naismith from St Mirren 

18 Jan

Ross County have signed Jason Naismith from St Mirren and brought in former Motherwell and Coventry winger Jim O'Brien.

The Non-League Scene 

18 Jan

The Non-League Scene Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/01/2017 10:23:00 What's been happening in the local area.

Derby Defender Seals Sky Blues Switch 

17 Jan

Derby Defender Seals Sky Blues Switch Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/01/2017 20:04:00 Rawson joins relegation fight until the end of the season...

Coventry City: Derby County loan defender Farrend Rawson to Sky Blues 

17 Jan

League One's bottom side Coventry City sign defender Farrend Rawson on loan from Championship club Derby County.

Coventry secure loan signing of Derby defender Farrend Rawson 

17 Jan

Coventry have signed Derby defender Farrend Rawson on loan for the rest of the season.

Rawson goes on Coventry loan 

17 Jan

Coventry have signed Derby defender Farrend Rawson on loan for the rest of the season.

Riley Explains Postponements 

16 Jan

Riley Explains Postponements Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/01/2017 19:45:00 It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Coventry issue plea to fans 

16 Jan

Coventry have issued a plea to supporters to stop blowing whistles inside the stadium, which could lead to the Sky Bet League One strugglers being hit with sanctions from the Football Association.

Tony Mowbray: Chesterfield set to appoint ex-Middlesbrough and Coventry boss 

16 Jan

Chesterfield are set to appoint former Middlesbrough and Coventry boss Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

The Unexpected is Always Expected at CCFC 

15 Jan

The Unexpected is Always Expected at CCFC Vitalfootball:Coventry:15/01/2017 21:06:00 Chesterfield defeat all too predictable...

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Leicester Vipers (away) 

14 Jan

Leicester Vipers Colts 14 Broadstreet Colts 32 Broadstreet Colts travelled to Leicester Vipers where we have fallen short on our last few encounters despite putting in a good performance.

Macclesfield 14 – 37 Coventry 

7 Jan

Coventry start the New Year with a bonus point win.

Former Players Lunch Saturday January 21st 2017 

5 Jan

Broadstreet Rugby Football Club are holding a Former Players Lunch prior to the National League 3 Midlands fixture against Birmingham and Solihull Bees on the 21st January.

Join the 200 Club! 

5 Jan

The 200 Club is a way of supporting your club with the possibility of a monthly prize...

A cracker to kick off 2017 

5 Jan

The Guild start the new year with an away trip to Warwickshire rivals Atherstone RFC...

World Rugby’s new law application head contact 

23 Dec

World Rugby’s new law application and sanctions to improve safety with head contact World Rugby has further strengthened its commitment to injury prevention by announcing details of a zero-tolerance ...

Barkers (Friendly) 

10 Dec

Result 31:0 It’s been a frustrating week for both teams trying to organise their respective Cup fixtures as both opposition teams declined to play us and in our case this not being confirmed until Fr...

James Pritchard – Gone! 

8 Dec

James Pritchard has left Coventry RFC.


6 Dec

3 rd December Banbury @ Home (League) Broadstreet welcomed Banbury to Ivor Preece after going playing Banbury earlier in the year where we lost 28:14.

November Results 

6 Dec

November Results Firstly, apologies for the lack of Match reports in recent weeks.

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Plans submitted for 600-bed student accommodation complex 

18 Jan

A STUDENT accommodation company has submitted plans to build a near 600-bed complex in Coventry.

Property deal seeks to relocate 300 people 

18 Jan

COVENTRY City Council is set to announce plans to share its new building at Friargate to help a major employer stay and flourish in the city.

Female auctioneer wants to bring the hammer down on stereotypes 

17 Jan

Auctioneering is a career traditionally dominated by men but one Warwickshire woman is looking to break the mould.

Accountancy firm announces new managing director 

16 Jan

A WEST Midlands accountancy firm has announced a change in managing director.

Business leaders challenge Government on Coventry & Warwickshire employment land shortage 

16 Jan

BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire are urging Government to look at the regions shortage of employment land as a matter of priority.

Wasps buzzing as Ricoh prepares to stage European Champions Cup game 

13 Jan

COVENTRY-based Wasps stages one of the most important games tomorrow since its relocation to the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry steps up City of Culture bid after Government launches competition 

12 Jan

ATTEMPTS by Coventry to claim the 2021 UK City of Culture crown have moved up a gear after the Government formally launched the bidding process for the competition.

Heritage hotel plan for newspaper’s former offices 

10 Jan

ONE of the most iconic post-war buildings in Coventry city centre could be saved and turned into a unique, boutique hotel following the sale of the property.

Car rental firm relocates after completing land deal 

5 Jan

A CAR and van rental business has set up base in Coventry after acquiring the site of a former car dealers.

Coventry & Warwickshire chamber appoints city engineer as new president 

5 Jan

ONE of Coventrys best known engineers has been appointed as the new president of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder as woman’s body found in flat 

18 Jan

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with fatal stab wounds at her home in Walsall this morning (Wednesday 18 January).

Armed burglar and girlfriend jailed 

18 Jan

A burglar who used a gun in a terrifying house robbery has been jailed for 12 years.

Appeal to help find missing Coventry man 

15 Jan

Police are appealing for information to trace a 48-year-old man who has gone missing from Coventry.

Appeal to find five people involved in football disorders 

14 Jan

We are appealing for help to identify five people suspected of being involved in disorders at football games last year.

Family pay tribute to their ‘bright star’ killed in motorcycle crash 

11 Jan

A man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Coventry last month has died.

No festive rest for WMP charity marathon runners 

7 Jan

Boxing Day is a time for rest and recovery following the festive excess − but for three West Midlands Police charity runners it was Day One of a gruelling road map to London 2017.

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Shorthaired Cat Society 42nd Championship Show 

21 Jan

The Shorthaired Cat Society is holding its 42nd Championship Cat Show on Saturday 21st January, and will be open to the public to come and view the cats from 12.30 closing at 5pm...

Sensory Play Days: Early Bird Entry 

19 Jan

Join us for our early bird sessions aimed at children with additional needs, along with their families, carers and siblings.

Lots of litter continually left there ,never cleaned, 18th January 

18 Jan

This area has constantly been reported by me .

Plans for new multi-storey car parks in the city centre 

18 Jan

Councillors are to discuss plans to create two new multi-storey car parks in the city centre.

School agency spend Sept – Dec 

18 Jan

Response by Coventry City Council to Leasa Clarke on 18 January 2017 .

School agency spend Sept – Dec 

18 Jan

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Leasa Clarke on 18 January 2017 .

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The CoverUps 4-Piece Male Lead – Adam! 

18 Jan

Check out this short clip of our male lead vocalist singing a favorite dance floor filler, Dynamite by Taio Cruz! If you want to see the full video, hop on over to our videos page where you can also see videos of all of our lineups...

Indian Summer – New Album 

9 Jan

This Pete Clemons article in 2 parts so it is readbable! Original album 1971 Record Collector Indian Summer album http://shop.

Pete Clemons Looks back on 2016 

9 Jan

Pete Clemons with another article for the Coventry Telegraph...

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson Telegraph contributor analyses an incredible turn of fortunes for iconic musician.

Pete Clemons on how rock’n’roll impacted Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on how rock'n'roll impacted Coventry Telegraph contributor delves into the history of the musical genre in our city.

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones Telegraph contributor discusses the legendary band 40 years on from their self-titled debut.

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry The Clash famously played at the ‘Lanch’ along with The Sex Pistols.

International A-Z: Bulgarian Holiday Bread 

8 Jan

For the letter 'B' I decided to do a version of a traditional Bulgarian Christmas loaf.

Lunchroulette at the German Market again 

8 Jan

I went back to the German Market again and picked a random stall to buy my lunch.


11 Dec

The German Market is in full swing in Birmingham and I am still using the random number app to choose my lunch.

Lunchroulette at the German Market 

11 Dec

The German Christmas Market returned to Birmingham last week.

Banana Bread/Pumpkin Traybake 

26 Nov

This was another 'make room in the freezer' baking session.

International A-Z: A for Algeria 

26 Nov

Earlier this year I was watching Saturday Kitchen and they were showing one of the many regular clips from Rick Stein.

Dick Leads The Way 

26 Nov

DICK WHITTINGTON Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 25 th November, 2016   My first Christmas show of the season and it’s a cracker!  The Belgrade may not hire the ‘big’ names on the panto circuit but this is more than compensated for by a ...

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