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Coventry is fifth best place to bring up kids in England and Wales, says new survey 

25 Oct

Finance company Family Investments rated parks and green spaces, schools and leisure facilities, living costs and crime levels...


Muslim to address Church synod 

24 Oct

The Bishop of Coventry joins a panel of religious experts as the Church of England discusses problems in Syria and Iraq.


Replay: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

24 Oct

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Friday October 24...


Watch: Brothers jailed for terrifying Coventry shop raid 

24 Oct

Pair were jailed after being caught on high-tech CCTV stabbing defenceless shopkeeper in the back...


Tile Hill Wood School pupils enjoy cupcake demonstration 

24 Oct

Cake expert passes on tips to inspire Alice in Wonderland themed creations...


Look: James Bowen and his cat Bob attract huge queues at Waterstone’s in Coventry city centre 

24 Oct

Were you in the queue ? Hundreds wait for hours to meet author of A Street Cat Named Bob...


Snooker greats play locals at Radford Social Club 

24 Oct

Steve Davis and Ken Doherty play frames before a sell-out crowd...


Former pupils at Sidney Stringer School enjoy reunion 

24 Oct

Old classmates share fond memories during second get-together...


Warwick University student gets a taste of Chinese culture 

24 Oct

Alex hails five-week placement as highlight of his university life...


Binley resident celebrates 100th birthday 

24 Oct

Centenarian Louise credits long life to 'having a loving family...


Former Coventry City FC player missing from home 

24 Oct

The family of Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro is is desperately worried...


Look: Coventry Night Life – Party people at JJs 

24 Oct

Revellers spotted out on the town at the city's Skydome venue...


Watch: Racing Driver Rob Jones tells of excitement ahead of Coventry Motofest 

24 Oct

City given a taste of Coventry Motofest 2015 as racing cars descend on University Square...


Coventry Motofest 2015: Safety will be paramount 

24 Oct

Drivers will hit speeds of 150mph as they race around Coventry Ring Road...


Look: Coventry Motofest expected to attract 200,000 motorsport fans for ring road race 

24 Oct

Coventry Ring Road race will give a huge shot in the arm to city's economy...


Coventry city council warns of more money troubles ahead 

24 Oct

 'People will be losing services they’ve come to take for granted' says council finance chief Damian Ganbon...


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Community and Resistance Seminar Series 

24 Oct

Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) and Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Black History Month Thursday 30 th October   12.30 -2.30pm Frederick Lanchester Building, Room 209 Let’s talk about Black Men  In the UK there is a rich ...


Red Button: Sisu’s sleeping partner has been busy writing a book about George Elliot 

24 Oct

Dermot Coleman, co-owner of the Sky Blues, has penned 'George Eliot And Money​, Economics ​Ethics And Literature...


Kev’s Column: Canada’s Pain 

24 Oct

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


Red Button: Toon fans call for ‘Bigi In, Pard Out’ 

21 Oct

Newcastle United fans still love Cov Kid Gael Bigirimana even if the boss doesn't...


Kev’s Column: A Silicone Bay 

17 Oct

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” on-line.


‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’ 

17 Oct

One library consultant told Vicky Wayman of a new school that forgot to include a library space in their plans...


Red Button: Yoza hoping Ricoh Arena hoodoo will curse Wasps too 

17 Oct

Brickie who buried Leicester City kit under main stand is delighted Wasps are moving to stadium...


Boost For The Bay’s Job Seekers & Pensioners 

16 Oct

Kevin Foster has welcomed new figures showing that 821 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton since 2010, a 35% drop and plans for an above inflation rise in the State Pension.


Bob Ainsworth MP: Wasps deal good for Coventry but questions remain over Sky Blues’ future 

13 Oct

Writing for the Telegraph, Bob Ainsworth MP explains while the council will be pleased to off-load the Ricoh Arena to Wasps, they won't be celebrating just yet...


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Coventry Talking Newspaper-22nd October 2014 

24 Oct

In this weeks show Leo reads an article about ‘The brutal murder of a city mum’, Sue interviews David East about abseiling down the Coventry Cathedral, Stuart Kettell talks to the Monday club about his find raising attempts, Edwina tells ...


Christmas Trees to order! 

24 Oct

There’s nothing like a real Christmas tree and FarGo Village tenants Cabloom have just launched their Christmas tree ordering service –  A wide range of trees in various sizes can be ordered, as soon as you place your order , Andrew from...


A sad day and why I will not ride a motorcycle 

24 Oct

As I was driving to work this morning I noticed this motorcycle weaving in and out between traffic and driving quite fast.


New research unit using digital technology to fight cancer 

24 Oct

A new cancer research unit set up at the University of Warwick will use digital technology to try and find new treatments for the disease.


Thursday 23 October 

23 Oct

Spent the morning at Ladywalk, didn’t really see much but it was a pleasant morning.


A Kenilworth firm has pledged to raise a minimum of £600 for leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support over the next 12 months 

23 Oct

Goodfoot Training has chosen Macmillan as its charity partner for the next 12 months and hopes to raise essential funds from staff and customer fundraising.


Quiet in the Tame valley. 

23 Oct

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 After the strong winds of the previous day it was good to get out and about.


Murder Most FarGo 28th November 

22 Oct

Join us On 28th November for an evening of suspense, drama, cocktails and music.


Foolscap – a poem 

22 Oct

Foolscap The blinded window, like a discarded page of empty, lined and yellowing foolscap, says nothing, but stares balefully back, while the silhouetted money plant is an elaborate blot of inky black and messy coinage, worth little, but for ...


Tuesday 21st October 

21 Oct

At a bit of a loose end today! I spent a pleasant morning around the reservoir.


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Coventry City FC »

Super Sky Blues Lift the Gloom 

25 Oct

Super Sky Blues Lift the Gloom Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/10/2014 20:28:00 Coventry City 3 Peterborough United 2...


Pressley pleased with win

25 Oct

Coventry's second-half fight-back in a 3-2 win over Peterborough was a step in the right direction according to Steven Pressley.


Nouble completes fightback 

25 Oct

Coventry produced a spirited second-half fightback to beat Peterborough 3-2 at the Ricoh Arena.


Nouble completes City fightback 

25 Oct

Coventry produced a spirited second-half fightback to beat Peterborough 3-2 at the Ricoh Arena.


The pre-game ramble: Peterborough Utd 

25 Oct

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


Coventry v Peterborough preview 

24 Oct

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Coventry City and Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena.


Coventry v Peterborough preview 

24 Oct

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Coventry City and Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena.


Coventry City v Peterborough United 

24 Oct

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Peterborough United (15:00 BST).


Pugh blow for Sky Blues 

24 Oct

Danny Pugh needs an operation on his ankle and will be out for a month.


Episode 79 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

24 Oct

This week: Lamptey cross.


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Sport »

Bears invest in Student Rugby League talent 

24 Oct

Coventry Bears are proud to announce another host of signings, this time from the student game.


Bears sign Loughborough Student Calvert 

24 Oct

Coventry Bears are proud to announce the signing of Loughborough student Alex Calvert for the League One 2015 season Bears Head Coach Tom Tsang commented: “I know Alex will be a great signing for the Bears having coached him on and off...


Bears sign St Helens flyer Ben Parry 

24 Oct

Coventry Bears are pleased to announce the signing of former St Helen’s outside back Ben Parry.


Snooker legend Steve Davis sent to Coventry 

24 Oct

HE MAY have produced moments of brilliance during a spell of complete dominance back in the 1980's but snooker legend Steve Davis has warned he may be slightly off the pace when he returns to the baize for the Champion of Champions event in...


Snooker legend Steve Davis sent to Coventry 

23 Oct

HE MAY have produced moments of brilliance during a spell of complete dominance back in the 1980's but snooker legend Steve Davis has warned he may be slightly off the pace when he returns to the baize for the Champion of Champions event in...


Cal Crutchlow gutted after Australia crash 

22 Oct

-€˜ABSOLUTELY gutted' - the words of Cal Crutchlow after he crashed out of the Australian MotoGP on the final lap while he was set to finish second.


Pressley remains defiant despite another Sky Blues defeat 

22 Oct

STEVEN Pressley admits his Sky Blues side are lacking in confidence after suffering a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Oldham Athletic on Tuesday evening.


Sky Blues sign first Active Ambassador 

22 Oct

A COVENTRY kid, who put his -€˜life and soul' into a school project about the Sky Blues when he was a teenager, has become the first local business person to sign up to an initiative to help improve the club's playing squad.


Sphinx boss Hopkins takes positives away from Walsall Wood defeat 

22 Oct

LUKE Hopkins feels his Sphinx side were lacking any quality in the final third after narrowly losing 2-1 at Walsall Wood in the Midland League Premier Division.


Alex Brown signs for Bears in 2015 

22 Oct

BEARS have announced that Coventry kid Alex Brown has signed a new deal to play for the club in League One next year.


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Business news »

ATD targets train manufacturers after receiving RGF grant 

23 Oct

A DESIGN and manufacturing company in Coventry is diversifying, creating jobs and buying new premises after receiving a grant from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF).


Aerospace firm CFS set to take off after new funding support 

22 Oct

A COVENTRY aerospace company rescued from the brink of closure two years ago is focussing of growth after securing new funding.


Success of networking events at the castles 

22 Oct

David Myskow, vice chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Mid-Warwickshire branch, writes...


Coventry & Warks LEP seeks European funding delegates 

20 Oct

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for representatives to join a group which will be responsible for allocating £116m of European Funding.


Manufacturer Brose shares in £5.4m Government funding pot to tackle skills shortages 

20 Oct

AN award-winning Coventry manufacturer has been named as one of six UK automotive suppliers to receive a share of Government funding aimed at addressing skills shortages.


Coventry & Warks LEP boosts planning support with new appointment 

17 Oct

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub has appointed a new planning consultant to help it improve its overall service to businesses in the area.


Coventry to get new food and drink quarter after £5.5m Cathedral Lanes deal 

16 Oct

SHEARER Property Group has paid around £5.5m for the Cathedral Lanes shopping centre in Coventrys Broadgate and plans to create a new food and drink quarter.


Engineering firm MarchantCain unveils performance car innovation 

15 Oct

A COVENTRY-based actuation systems specialist will demonstrate a new concept in performance car technology for the first time at a forthcoming engineering exhibition.


Poundland beefs up its executive team with NED appointments 

15 Oct

BLACK Country discount retailer Poundland Group has brought in two new non-executive directors (NEDs) including the group finance director of West Midlands pubco Mitchells & Butlers.


Bistro job delivered quickly by Deeley 

14 Oct

COVENTRY contractor Deeley Construction has completed a contract worth nearly £500,000 at an enterprise park in the city.


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Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids 

23 Oct

Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids Ever wondered what it's like to be on a police raid? This unique footage captured on a state-of-the-art camera shows officers on the frontline of Operation Trivium in Coventry this...


CCTV APPEAL – Coventry theft – Check your fob has done its job. 

24 Sep

CCTV APPEAL - Coventry theft - Check your fob has done its job.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


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LocalGov »

Coventry Half Term Holiday Club – Pick ‘N’ Mix 

27 Oct

Clubs Complete offer an amazing range of clubs around Leicestershire and now due to popular demand we are now able to offer our first Coventry club.


Halloween 

27 Oct

Halloween games and crafts with the Park Rangers.


The Rainbow Inn Food and Craft Market 

26 Oct

Food and craft market for local businesses to sell their products.


Jumble sale 

25 Oct

Sale of second hand goods, clothes, shoes, bedding, curtains, toys, cd's books and bric-a-brac.


Council Spend on Office Space and Internet 

24 Oct

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Kat Kynes on 24 October 2014 .


Social Care Frameworks 

24 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to Adam Dominic on 24 October 2014 .


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Arts & Culture »

In the same boat 

16 Oct

THREE MEN IN A BOAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th October, 2014   The Original Theatre Company – who brought us the superlative Birdsong – return with their rip-roaring adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic comic novel, a book ...


Black-and-White Minstrels 

9 Oct

THREE MINUTE HEROES – The 2 Tone Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014 It’s 1979 in Coventry and an amiable group of young people put together a band to play ska.


October in Coventry 

9 Oct

APRIL IN PARIS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014   I have mentioned before my preference for John Godber’s earlier works: plays like Teechers and Bouncers , which combine theatrical brio with pertinent social commentary – ...


Hobo Workshop – Concert that Led to 7 Day Protest 

7 Oct

In this issue, for the Coventry Telegraph , Pete Clemons tackles an issue that I was involved in organising Hobo Magazine and and co-organiser of the Hobo Workshop gigs , originally based at the Holyhead Youth Centre in Coventry c September 1974.


Vote for the Coventry Godiva Festival 

6 Oct

The Coventry Godiva Festival is in the running for three awards at the prestigious Festival Awards and needs your vote.


ABBA REUNION SHOW COVENTRY – Albany Theatre on Saturday 25th October 2014 

3 Oct

This post is not related to Pete Clemon's Coventry music articles but information sent to me by promoter Maria Phillipou of Music Entertainment PR Agency , M P Promotions , andmight be of interest to some of you.


Play-Acting 

3 Oct

THE LAST ADVENTURES Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 2 nd October, 2014   Forced Entertainment’s new show makes for another unusual night at the theatre.


Vince Martin and the Vampires 

23 Sep

Back again - Pete Clemons with memories from Vince Martin of the Vampires , Coventry 1950's / early 60's for the Coventry Telegraph.


Swing to the Right 

18 Sep

PROPAGANDA SWING Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Wednesday 17 th September, 2014 Berlin, 1939 and American journalist Bill Constant (Richard Conlon) finds his radio broadcasts heavily vetted by nasty Nazi Heinrich Hinkel (Paul Lincoln) and the woman he ...


Comedy Shows in Coventry 

12 Sep

There seems to be loads of comedians around at the moment – and almost every week there is one or more stand up comedy shows in the Coventry and Leamington area.


Mallory Knox Playing Coventry 

12 Sep

You can see up and coming rock band  Mallory Knox on the first date of their Autumn 2014 UK tour – here in Coventry at the Kasbah.


Charity Gig in aid of Coventry MS Society 

11 Sep

Formed in Coventry The JPs are performing a one off gig for local Multiple Sclerosis charities at The Tin (Taylor John’s House) , Canal Basin, Coventry.


Leamington + Coventry Live Music Sept 11th to 14th 

10 Sep

Thu 11 Sep 2014 20:30 The Hannafords Tump Folk Club, The Humber, Coventry, CV3 1BA Fri 12 Sep 2014 20:00 Running For Cover Carey’s, Hertford Place, Coventry, CV1 3JZ Fri 12 Sep 2014 18:30 The Deserts @Kasbah, Coventry, CV1 5LY … Read more...


Recent interviews with Tony D about Kill Your Pet Puppy for Noisey (Vice) / Doomed To Extinction / Maximum Rock And Roll 

9 Sep

Tony D (Mick Mercer collection) I’m an intern at Noisey France (Vice magazine musical platform) and I wanted to write an article about Kill Your Pet Puppy.


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