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Portgual Masters: Andy Sullivan hits 10 birdies to grab a share of the lead 

21 Oct

England's Andy Sullivan shares the lead with Scotland's Marc Warren after round two at the Portugal Masters...

European Rugby Champions Cup: Toulouse v Wasps (Sun) 

21 Oct

Team news as Toulouse host Wasps in Sunday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Stade Ernest-Wallon (15:15 BST).

Fire engine bridge ban at Marston Jabbett ‘risks lives’ 

21 Oct

Lives are being put at risk after fire engines were banned from using a bridge into a village, residents say.

Coventry-built Massey Ferguson tractors return home after toil abroad 

21 Oct

A bird's eye view of a tractor sale highlights the 'huge number' of vintage models returning home to England.

Infamous A45/Broad Lane junction to get new signs after spate of crashes 

21 Oct

An independent review said that collisions were caused by drivers not giving way...

Plans for 48-bedroom student accommodation block in Tile Hill set to be approved 

20 Oct

The development on Broad Lane is lined up to be rubber-stamped next week...

Coventry woman stole costumes worth £95 from Jokers Corner fancy dress shop 

20 Oct

A round-up of cases heard by Coventry Magistrates Court on August 31...

Racist thugs force Polish family to flee home in wake of Brexit 

20 Oct

'My house was smashed in the middle of the night.

Exhausted blue parakeet found in Coventry garden – 80 miles from home 

20 Oct

Did Oscar fly all the way from Manchester to Allesley - or did he hitch a ride in the back of a lorry...

Could you help bereaved families during an inquest? 

20 Oct

An appeal has been launched to try and find volunteers who might be able to offer support...

Sophia McDonald’s heartbroken mum thanks those who fought to save her daughter 

20 Oct

Schoolgirl was struck by a skip wagon in Bell Green on Tuesday...

Coventry City fan flies 5,000 miles from USA – to NOT watch his team play 

20 Oct

Stewart Craner has flown from his home in the USA to boycott the Sky Blues' clash with Rochdale...

Alton Towers Smiler victim brands students ‘disgusting’ for dressing up as amputees for bar crawl 

20 Oct

Sixteen riders were injured in the crash last summer, including two teenagers who each lost a leg...

New sixth form college in Coventry is charging £25k A YEAR and recruiting pupils from the Far East 

20 Oct

The National Mathematics and Science College is also offering two free places to Westwood pupils...

Waitrose customers fume after changes to free newspaper offer 

20 Oct

Company has informed shoppers the minimum spend for a complimentary newspaper will now be doubled to 10...

Warning over fake memory foam mattresses being sold from vans in Coventry 

20 Oct

Are mattress sellers knocking on doors near you? Think before you buy say consumer experts...

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18 Oct

As the sublimely wonderful Stevie Wonder so eloquently pointed out, if you believe in things that you don`t understand; you suffer – superstition ain`t the way...

Kicking and screaming 

14 Oct

In an incredibly uncertain world populated by tyrants, dictators, ne`er do wells and various other foreigners, it took a mere 90 days for the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to present himself at the House of Commons in order ...

Make `em laugh 

10 Oct

To openly gloat over the misfortunes of others, even if they happen to be the most unpleasant, hate-filled, narcissistic attention seekers to ever pollute political debate, is not big and not clever...


30 Sep

There was a time when hard work, integrity, honesty, diligence and morality were considered as rewards in themselves for any duty, task or employment but in an age when hypocrisy and negligence are essential requirements on the job description for ...

Twilight`s last gleaming 

28 Sep

Way back in 1992, the ubiquity of email was far from established and many employers regarded the internet as the work of the devil that had no place in a productive workplace...

Fairness, justice and wishful thinking 

31 Aug

As August departs in a blaze of sunshine, with a resigned sigh we contemplate an autumn of discontent and a winter of absolute, all consuming misery...

Medalling with worlds 

23 Aug

For a global sporting event to be considered successful, it must be preceded by dire predictions of unfinished facilities, dangerous infrastructure, drug scandals, blatant corruption and civil unrest...

Naked politics 

28 Jul

It has been five weeks since the great European referendum that was expected, regardless of outcome, to change British and European politics forever...

News from the Combined Authority AGM 

20 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.

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Seiko SNKN01K1 watch unboxing 

21 Oct

Note: This article was previously posted on Adamok.

Symposium to celebrate much-loved twentieth-century poet 

21 Oct

Professor Emma Mason, from the University of Warwicks English and Comparative Literature Studies Department will lead a one day symposium on the popular but under-appreciated poet Elizabeth Jennings in Oxford this month, on Saturday 29 October.


21 Oct

I made this page at a crop a couple of weeks ago, using photos I took of the street scenes on our journey home from the south coast.

Army of agents to tackle corrupt officials, tax evaders, terrorists, and botnets as game theory gears up for the chaos of the modern world 

20 Oct

Game theory has long been used to apply mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 19th October 2016 

19 Oct

19th October 2016 In this week’s show Alan continues with extracts from Hurdy Gurdy Days, Leo reads about the lives of the Tank Men of Coventry, Sheila reads an article about Sophie Tucker, we have the final part of the series taken from a talk ...

Kyle’s podcast recommendations 

19 Oct

Kyle is a devotee of podcasts.

How podcasts are funded 

19 Oct

Kyle: Things like TAL, Radiolab, they are National Public Radio and they are supported by public donations.

Devon Honeymoon 

19 Oct

As I was searching through old photos I found these two of us taken on honeymoon back in 1990.

15th October 2016 

18 Oct

With news breaking of a Siberian Accentor (1st for Britain) on Shetland the week before we could only dream however when a 2nd bird was found on mainland at Easington, East Yorks we just had to hope it would stick till the weekend! Sat morning saw ...

8th October 2016 

18 Oct

Headed down to Farmoor Reservoir in the afternoon after a fruitless search locally for Yellow-browed Warblers (I will get a Warks bird 1 day!!) knowing that there was a showy Little Stint on the causeway it would be the perfect chance for Donna to ...

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League One Weekend Preview 

21 Oct

League One Weekend Preview Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/10/2016 22:17:00 Saturday`s action across the division...

Coventry v Rochdale preview 

21 Oct

Coventry midfielder Andy Rose could return for the Sky Bet League One match at home to Rochdale.

Andy Rose in line for Sky Blues return 

21 Oct

Coventry midfielder Andy Rose could return for the Sky Bet League One match at home to Rochdale.

Sky Blues v Rochdale 

21 Oct

Sky Blues v Rochdale Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/10/2016 09:32:00 Coventry City are back in action at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon for a League One meeting with Rochdale.

Parking and Bus Routes for the March on Saturday 

20 Oct

If you are coming on the march on Saturday, be aware that the streets immediately surrounding Holbrooks Park require permits to park on match days.

Andy Rose in line for Sky Blues return 

20 Oct

Coventry midfielder Andy Rose could return for the Sky Bet League One match at home to Rochdale.

Protest Plans Finalised! 

20 Oct

Plans are now firmly in place for Saturday's day of action organised by The Jimmy Hill Way alliance of Coventry City supporters groups.

CCFC: The State We Are in 

20 Oct

CCFC: The State We Are in Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/10/2016 08:32:00 Off-field problems threaten to engulf the Sky Blues...

Episode 131 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

20 Oct

Nii 4 Bigi + Stevenson i.

Venus keen to keep best Coventry talent 

19 Oct

Coventry City interim manager Mark Venus wants the club to be in a position not to have to sell their young players.

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Coventry v Fylde – Match Preview 

15 Oct

With both clubs favouring an open game the scoreboard might get another workout today.

Broadstreet vs Bridgnorth 2016 39 – 17 

10 Oct

Saturday 8th October saw Broadstreet RFC Host Bridgnorth RFC in a National League 3 Midlands fixture which gained some extra exposure with the visit of Grass Roots Rugby promoters Rugby Nats.

Rugby Nats visit to Broadstreet RFC Tuesday October 4th 2016 

3 Oct

Tuesday 04th October will see Rugby Nats UK a privately owned, self-funded, social media platform visiting Broadstreet RFC to provide a broadcasting service to promote “ Grass Roots Rugby ” across th...

Coventry 23 – 27 Hartpury College 

3 Oct

One of those days when you come away from the ground feeling slightly robbed, then on reflection realise what a cracking game you've just watched.

Coventry v Hartpury College – Match Preview 

1 Oct

The advantage of writing this just a few hours before the game means that I can tell you that it's going to be a wet one.

Broadstreet vs Bedford Athletic September 2016 36 – 10 

30 Sep

Lee Chapman Broadstreet opted to play with a strong wind in the first half, ‘Street took a rare kick off and started strong with multiple phases before Tom Walker (winger) was on the end of streets f...

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Away – Birmingham and Solihull – Oct 2016. 

29 Sep

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Birmingham and Solihull - 01st October 2016.

Blackheath 42 – 5 Coventry 

29 Sep

Not quite what we were expecting, as Cov went down to a heavy defeat at Blackheath.

Barkers National Cup 

25 Sep

Woeful tackling, poor defence and missed opportunities saw the home team take the victory.

Coventry 61 – 14 Macclesfield 

19 Sep

If there's one thing to take away from the last two home performances, it's that you don't want to be late taking your place at the BPA...

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Midlands software company beats full year expectations 

19 Oct

SOFTWARE and IT group Sanderson is set to announce full year results slightly ahead of expectations.

Confectioner expansion is a sweet deal for logistics firm 

18 Oct

A COVENTRY logistics firm is gearing up operations to cope with the relocation of one of its best known clients.

Coventry accountants relocates to support growth 

17 Oct

A COVENTRY accountancy firm has relocated to new headquarters to support its ongoing growth.

Midlands auto supplier sees record revenues on strong demand from carmakers 

11 Oct

A COVENTRY automotive supplier has tapped into strong domestic demand to achieve a record turnover.

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents cause disruption to M6 southbound 

11 Oct

THE M6 through the West Midlands is facing severe disruption because of twin accidents in Birmingham and Coventry.

Coventry firm targets auto sector with pioneering new pressings technology 

10 Oct

A COVENTRY engineering firm is challenging traditional construction methods within the motor industry by pioneering a new cost-effective way of forming high strength aluminium.

Coventry driverless vehicle pioneer looks to impress Down Under 

6 Oct

DRIVERLESS vehicle technology developed in Coventry is set to make its debut 10,000 miles away on the other side of the world.

Travel Alert: Serious accident shuts M6 and Birmingham rail services cancelled 

4 Oct

THE M6 in Warwickshire is closed completely southbound between J2 (Coventry/Leicester) and J1 (Rugby), due to a serious collision between a lorry and a van.

Coventry council strengthens LEP presence 

30 Sep

TWO senior Coventry councillors have been appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

800 jobs at risk as manufacturer enters administration 

30 Sep

800 jobs are at risk in Coventry after manufacturer Covpress collapsed into administration yesterday.

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Appeal following fatal collision in Coventry 

19 Oct

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child died following a collision on Henley Road, Wood End, in Coventry yesterday (18 October).

Coventry collision victim named 

19 Oct

A young girl who died in a Coventry collision yesterday (Tuesday 18 October) has been named as Sophia McDonald.

Man charged after fatal collision in Coventry 

18 Oct

A driver who is alleged to have been involved in a collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Coventry earlier this year has been charged.

Crash victim fighting for life in hospital – appeal to trace driver witnesses 

17 Oct

Crash investigators are appealing for motorists to come forward who may have witnessed a road collision that’s left a man fighting for life in hospital.

Pupils’ designs on road safety around schools 

16 Oct

Pupils at four Coventry primaries have backed a road safety campaign by creating on-street artwork urging motorists to stick to 20mph near school gates.

Police release images following Coventry disorder 

13 Oct

Police have released the images of five men suspected of being involved in a disorder shortly before a Coventry City football match.

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Macmillan coffee morning 

22 Oct

Enjoy good company, coffee or tea and cakes.

Mojo Hobo presents: The Undercover Hippy 

22 Oct

The Undercover Hippy brings politically driven acoustic roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. Metarequest Coventry 

21 Oct

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by Paul Thornton on 21 October 2016 .

Please consider a Mini-Roundabout for this junction, 21st October 

21 Oct

Long queues of traffic forming during rush hours trying to turn right from Shultern Lane on to Lynchgate Road, this detriments local bus and coach schedules etc. Metarequest Coventry 

21 Oct

Request to Coventry City Council by Paul Thornton .

‘Triple F’ launched at Aldermans Green Primary School 

21 Oct

‘Fantastic Family Fun’ also known as ‘Triple F’ has been launched at Aldermans Green Primary School in a celebration event.

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Porridge Week 2 

20 Oct

I only had time to try 4 different porridges this week.


14 Oct

A few weeks ago I decided to try somewhere different for lunch.

Porridge Week 1 

14 Oct

I have porridge for breakfast fairly often but now that the weather is starting to get cold, it's probably time to make it my regular breakfast now.

September Recap! 

12 Oct

This September The CoverUps played live music for several weddings, a 21-st birthday party and a corporate event.

Killing Jokes 

7 Oct

THE COMPLETE DEATHS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 6 th October, 2016   Arch comedy troupe Spymonkey present every onstage death from Shakespeare’s plays in one evening.

Apple Sauce Hot Chocolate Brownies part 2 

3 Oct

I made a second batch of the apple sauce and drinking chocolate brownies .

Bake-Off Fougasse 

3 Oct

We have been fans of the Great British Bake Off since it first started and occasionally I cook something inspired by the programme.

Apple Sauce Hot Chocolate Brownies part 1 

3 Oct

We have a glut of hot chocolate powder in work, left over from when we used a different drinks machine.

This Charming Man 

29 Sep

NIGHT MUST FALL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 28 th September, 2016   The Original Theatre company, purveyors of classic plays, now brings us Emlyn Williams’s 1935 thriller, in their solid and dependable – and entertaining! – fashion.

Marquee Wedding At Tiltridge Farm 

28 Sep

Our final wedding of July this year saw The CoverUps 4-piece band at Tiltridge Farm for Davina and Tom’s big day! The band arrived at the farm located just outside Worcester , about an hour and twenty minutes from the band’s HQ in Coventry , to ...

Ostriches to Fortune 

13 Sep

OSTRICH BOYS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 13 th September, 2016   Keith Gray’s wonderful coming-of-age novel is brought to the stage in this exuberant adaptation by Carl Miller.

Currently between pop up spaces 

8 Sep

We are currently between pop up spaces while we work on other projects.

Something is Rocking in the State of Denmark 

7 Sep

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 6 th September, 2016   The title might lead you to expect a jukebox musical but writer-director Bob Eaton’s new piece is all-new, all-original.

Coming Soon… 

29 Aug

It’s all quiet on the reviews front at the moment but I’m already getting excited about what’s coming up in the new season – and there are some big shows coming to the region.

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