Coventry news and blogs Tuesday 16 January 2018

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Future generation of Coventry full of enthusiasm for visit from royal guests 

16 Jan

Members of Positive Youth Foundation welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge full of energy and warmth...

Legal action over Coventry baby’s sepsis death 

16 Jan

Coventry University Hospital says it has given staff training since the death of a five-day-old baby.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge open and tour new health facility at Coventry University 

16 Jan

The 59 million facility trains nurses, paramedics and other health professionals using the latest technology and simulation methods...

Babies, children and families of Coventry gather to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 

16 Jan

They were given a warm welcome by the city of Coventry...

Appeal to reunite toy dinosaur lost on motorway near Coventry with owner 

16 Jan

An appeal has been launched to reunite the creature with its owner...

Coventry man still hunted by police three years after father-of-two’s murder 

16 Jan

Jon Casey was stabbed on January 16, 2015...

Prince William pays royal tribute to Coventry City legend Cyrille Regis 

16 Jan

The Prince made his comments during the Royal visit to Coventry earlier today...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral 

16 Jan

The royal couple are in the city as it celebrates being named UK City of Culture 2021.

West Midlands mayor loses first vote on extra £12 on council tax bill 

16 Jan

Coventry's council leader introduced an amendment at the vote...

Weather warnings issued for TWO DAYS in Coventry this week by Met Office 

16 Jan

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place from Tuesday until Thursday...

Showers and bitter winds to batter UK in miserable winter mix 

16 Jan

Wintry showers will mainly affect western parts...

Jaguar Land Rover to open software engineering centre 

16 Jan

The centre in Shannon will create 150 jobs...

Flights from Birmingham Airport to Antwerp set to launch next month 

16 Jan

The carrier will operate a daily service with a Fokker 50 on weekdays...

Model with no bowel denied toilet access in Manchester 

15 Jan

Blake Beckford, who has ulcerative colitis, was "appalled" by staff refusing him toilet access.

Mathieu Bastareaud & James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee 

15 Jan

Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps' James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

Cyrille Regis: West Brom say former player was an ‘iconic figurehead’ of the late 70s 

15 Jan

West Brom lead tributes to former player Cyrille Regis, a "pioneer for black footballers", who has died aged 59.

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Come to Coventry: Telegraph’s open letter to Channel 4 board 

21 Dec

We write to the board of Channel 4 to explain why this city is the perfect new home for the broadcaster...

Hull shows what UK City of Culture can do for Coventry 

30 Nov

The city has benefitted enormously from being UK City of Culture 2017 and Coventry can do the same, by Angus Young, the Editor of the Hull Daily Mail...

Inside the ivory tower 

21 Nov

“I am frequently asked why so few women of colour hold leadership roles in academia – the answers lie in this book.

How UK City of Culture bid can make Coventry’s streets fun 

15 Nov

Ludic Rooms to create 'hidden moments of joy' on the streets of Coventry...

The whole region is backing Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021 

14 Nov

Coventry's UK City of Culture bid has won support from across the region...

City of Culture: Why Coventry University is backing the bid 

10 Nov

New chancellor Margaret Casely-Hayford on her role and the city's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021...

“These car drivers are just lazy” readers react to school driving ban 

8 Sep

I know how easy it is to drive and get lazy school run parents criticised on Facebook...

Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

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Features »

Royal Astronomical Society’s Herschel Medal awarded to Warwick researcher 

16 Jan

The Royal Astronomical Society’s 2018 Herschel Medal has been awarded to a University of Warwick astrophysicist - Professor Tom Marsh.

Why India’s kanthari Foundation is leading the way in social enterprise 

16 Jan

Empowering the most vulnerable and driving social change is something Governments, charities and NGOs have been attempting to do for decades.

Warwick academic helping to shape policy towards the Western Balkans 

16 Jan

University of Warwick researcher Dr Andi Hoxhaj has been invited to speak at a prestigious Parliamentary seminar on 17 January 2018.

Warwick gravitational waves physicist wins Blavatnik Young Scientists Award 

16 Jan

An astrophysicist from the University of Warwick has been named a 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom Finalist, winning $30,000.

Review of 2017 

16 Jan

I always enjoy making this page, looking back through my photos from the year and choosing 12 to sum up what we have been doing.

Coventry schoolchildren to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life 

15 Jan

Following the city’s winning bid to become UK City of Culture, Coventry schoolchildren are taking part in a new competition to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life.

Medea comes to the Belgrade Theatre 

15 Jan

Euripides’ tragedy about love, betrayal and revenge is coming to Coventry.

Yankee Candles 

15 Jan

Every year, Yankee candles bring out a new range of Christmas candles.

So Cheesy 

14 Jan

My eldest daughter flew the nest a couple of years ago, but still comes home for Christmas.

Friday 12 January 

13 Jan

Sandwell Valley My son expressed an interest in going to the football on Saturday so Joy and I went over and purchased a couple of tickets, afterwards we popped into the Sandwell Valley seeing upto 12 Ring-necked Parakeets around the feeders plus a ...

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Can City Borrow A Goal From Their Under-23’s? 

16 Jan

Can City Borrow A Goal From Their Under-23's? Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/01/2018 19:52:00 Forwards in form ahead of Swindon Town visit...

The Non-League Scene 

15 Jan

The Non-League Scene Vitalfootball:Coventry:15/01/2018 21:07:00 The weekend action and what's coming up...

Cyrille Regis – A Gentleman, an Ambassador, an Inspiration and a Legend ! 

15 Jan

All at the Sky Blue Trust are deeply shocked and saddened to hear todays awful news about Cyrille Regis.

Tributes pour in for Regis 

15 Jan

Bryan Robson has led the tributes for his former West Brom and England team-mate Cyrille Regis, who died on Sunday at the age of 59.

Sky Blues FA Cup Hero Passes Away 

15 Jan

Sky Blues FA Cup Hero Passes Away Vitalfootball:Coventry:15/01/2018 08:54:00 Tributes paid to Cyrille Regis...

Cyrille Regis dies aged 59 

15 Jan

Former England international striker Cyrille Regis has died at the age of 59.

Jim’s column 13.1.2018 

14 Jan

What a remarkable day last Saturday.

Harley wins it for Exeter 

13 Jan

Ryan Harley netted the winner as Exeter moved above Coventry in Sky Bet League Two with a narrow 1-0 victory at St James Park.

Stats: Exeter City v Coventry City 

13 Jan

Stats: Exeter City v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:13/01/2018 16:55:00 All the stats from Exeter City (1) vs (0) Coventry City, St James'Park, 13 January 2018, 15:00 Att: 4,219...

Coventry City: Saturday Team News 

13 Jan

Coventry City: Saturday Team News Vitalfootball:Coventry:13/01/2018 14:11:00 One change for the Sky Blues...

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Blackheath 61 – 29 Coventry 

13 Jan

If we should go up, I don't think we'll miss going to Blackheath...

Coventry 52 – 5 Old Albanians 

6 Jan

Whatever happens now, we've definitely won the majority of our games this season.

Vice President’s Lunch – Rugby Welsh RFC at home 

21 Nov

The Club are hosting the first Vice President's lunch is this Saturday.

Annual subs are now overdue 

10 Nov

Time to pay up your annual subscriptions for the 2017/2018 season.

Coventrians up next for the Guild 

7 Nov

An invitational XV will face Coventrians 2nd XV, in a match hosted by Copsewood RFC...

Playing and Relocation Meeting 

6 Nov

A chance to have a say on the future of the Club...

Trinity Guild are now a Wasps Community and Affliate club 

6 Nov

The Club are now part of the Club Cashback Scheme.

Don’t be a HEADCASE! 

2 Nov

Stop - check for concussion...

Exiled to Birmingham! 

31 Oct

League action returns this week...

Trinity Guild are now a Wasps Community and Affliate club 

10 Oct

The Club are now part of the Club Cashback Scheme.

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Business news »

MP hails ‘fantastic’ news that new battery centre for electric cars will bring thousands of jobs to Warwickshire 

5 Dec

News that a national battery centre for electric cars will be built in Coventry and Warwickshire, bringing thousands of jobs with it, has been hailed as 'fantastic' by a local MP.

Coventry Toys R Us is not earmarked to close in company cull 

5 Dec

The nearest Toys R Us store to Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth will remain open despite a company cull.

Meggitt to close Birmingham factory 

29 Nov

Aerospace group plans to shut its plant in Tyseley to support creation of new 130m super site in Coventry...

RICS unveils new Colmore Row base 

12 Oct

Property trade body confirms it will move its West Midlands team out of Coventry to new base in city centre...

New home for Birmingham haulage firm 

24 Aug

J Madden Transport takes space at Electrium Point in Willenhall...

Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...

Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...

Coventry’s streets to shape City of Culture if victorious 

16 May

City unveils some of the details in its bid document as it continues campaign to win 2021 crown...

RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham...

Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services...

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Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul

A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.

Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul

A prolific thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for a series of burglaries in Solihull – after West Midlands Police traced him to his seaside campsite hiding place.

Coventry woman charged with terrorism offences 

24 Jul

An 18-year-old Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Monday 24 July) been charged.

Bus company and driver charged over fatal Coventry crash 

24 Jul

A bus company and one of its drivers have been charged over a fatal bus crash in Coventry in which two people died.

Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul

Police are urgently appealing to help find Aaron Taylor who went missing from his home in Hilton Road, New Invention, Willenhall yesterday (21 July) at around 5pm.

Detective Academy: New investigators united in passion for cracking crime 

22 Jul

West Midlands Police’s new breed of detectives range from seasoned cops with almost 20 years’ police experience to new recruits with burning ambitions to crack crime.

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Bus stop ‘s digital display is broken, 16th January 

16 Jan

Bus stop 's digital display is broken.

Loose manhole cover on London Road Causing Noise Nuisance, 16th January 

16 Jan

Loose manhole cover causing a noise nuisance, located on London Road outside Allen Ford Dealership and by the junction of Shortley Road (see attached photo).

Request Information regarding Council Vehicle Fleet and Maintenance of Vehicles 

16 Jan

Response by Coventry City Council to Andrew Jennings on 16 January 2018 .

Book Club 

16 Jan

Enjoy a cuppa whilst discussing a nature themed book.

EU funding for Friargate development 

15 Jan

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Colin Cohen on 15 January 2018 .

Large reocurring pothole outside number 1, 15th January 

15 Jan

Large reocurring pothole outside number 1 Newington Close.

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Arts & Culture »

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester 

12 Jan

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester by Pete Clemons When you have a band made up of Warwickshire based musicians and you go and cross a border to play a gig in a different county, it is possibly a surprise when you get a healthy ...

Looking back on 2017 

3 Jan

Looking back on 2017 By Pete Clemons If anything, the local music scene in Coventry, and surrounding area, appears to be getting stronger.

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine 

24 Dec

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine.

The Magical Mystery Tour 1967 

18 Dec

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 1967 By Pete Clemons 1967 had been a busy and creative year for The Beatles.

The Songs of Slade 

18 Dec

The Songs of Slade.

All Puns Blazing 

9 Dec

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY SISTERS B2, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 8 th December, 2017   One Christmas tradition that doesn’t get me bah-humbugging all the way home, is the Belgrade Theatre’s annual alternative production to the (...

Rocking In Silence At Blackwell Grange 

5 Dec

One of our brand new local favourite wedding venues is the delightful Blackwell Grange in Shipston-On-Stour.

Magic and Mess make for success 

2 Dec

CINDERELLA Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 1 st December, 2017   Writer, director and jovial genius Iain Lauchlan is back at the Belgrade for another triumphant year with a winning pantomime that blends traditional with new elements.

Dirty Stops Outs – Coventry Music,venues and Entertainments in the 1970’s 

21 Nov

Dirty Stops Outs - Coventry Music, venues and Entertainments in the 1970's- New Book Out by Ruth Cherrington.

Robin Trower Band 

21 Nov

Robin Trower Band by Pete Clemons The fact that so much has been mentioned recently of the music from that period, I have found myself listening to a lot of releases from 1967.

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral 

17 Nov

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral By Pete Clemons Concerts in cathedrals are usually extraordinary events.

Crokodile Tears 

12 Nov

Crokodile Tears by Pete Clemons I recently spent a delightful hour or two in the company of a couple of Coventry musicians who, it is fair to say, have both been at the bedrock of a large part of the local music scene for almost forty years.

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre 

7 Nov

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre by Pete Clemons Hands up.

Full of the Devil 

1 Nov

LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 1 st November, 2017   I am welcomed into the temporary, pop-up theatre by writer-performer Mark Lockyer.

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