Coventry news and blogs Sunday 26 April 2015
Careimages website hosting sponsor

Coventry news »

Bodybuilding twins vow to launch national campaign after tragic tale of Coventry bullying victim 

25 Apr

Rhys and Llewellyn Davies, who grew up in Coventry, have spoken to mother of 16-year-old Bradley Parkes who tried to kill himself...

Bid to cut horse fair traffic delays 

25 Apr

A private traffic management company is employed to prevent "significant delays" caused by an annual horse fair.

Library Pledge to be unveiled at Godiva Statue in Coventry city centre 

25 Apr

Potential MPs and councillors challenged to join campiagners in backing Coventry's 17 libraries for now and the future...

Teenage boy placed in coma showing good signs after suicide bid 

25 Apr

Bradley Parkes, 16, from Willehnall, is due to have his ventilator taken out today after being placed in to an induced coma...

Look: Coventry’s waterside housing scheme opens to public today 

25 Apr

Take a sneak peek at City Wharf site, off Foleshill Road, which opens show homes today...

General Election 2015: ‘Coventry needs an MP who will be a champion for this city’ – LibDem Russell Field 

25 Apr

The Coventry Telegraph put the same questions to the candidates vying to become MPs...

Coventry Airport boss Sir Peter Rigby is seventh wealthiest person in West Midlands 

24 Apr

See who else in the West Midlands is on the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List...

Are gangs a problem in Willenhall? Community leader says they can be dangerous at any age 

24 Apr

As boy fights for his life after bullying by a vicious gang, boxing club leader Seamus Skingle talks about the issue in Willenhall...

Coventry Police investigating after bullied teen’s suicide bid 

24 Apr

16-year-old Bradley Parkes still fighting for life after months of torment by yobs in Willenhall...

Have you got a great photo of your child with a pet? 

24 Apr

To celebrate National Kids and Pets Day we want to see your snaps of your children bonding with their furry friends...

Coventry teenager in coma after gang drove him to suicide attempt 

24 Apr

A COVENTRY teenager is fighting for his life after he tried to kill himself following months of bullying.

General Election 2015: ‘Coventry taxpayers are the collateral damage but the council appear not to care’ – UKIP’s Avtar Taggar 

24 Apr

The Coventry Telegraph put the same seven questions to the candidates vying to become MPs...

‘Let’s hope the new council can reassess its decision on a new 50 metre pool like it has with the TESS service’ 

24 Apr

Fairfax Street swimming pool and litter in the city streets - Coventry Telegraph Letters for April 24...

Crib fears after baby girl dies 

24 Apr

A coroner warns of the dangers of a brand of baby crib made in Warwickshire after the death of a seven-week-old girl.

‘This breaks my heart, how can things like this get to this stage?’ and 16 other reactions to bullied Coventry teenager’s bid to take his own life 

24 Apr

Outpouring of support for family of Coventry boy Bradley Parkes who tried to kill himself after months of torment...

Were you in the Coventry Overland crew in 1970? 

24 Apr

Former team member wants to contact old pals who trekked across the Sahara Desert in a Land Rover...

More Coventry news

Comment »

Coventry record label boss Jack puts UKIP leader Nigel Farage in a spin 

21 Apr

Red Button: Alcopop Records to release The Wit And Wisdom Of Nigel Farage just before the election...

City Council Funding Newsletter – April 2015 

16 Apr

April 2015 Produced by : External Funding Helpdesk, Floor 7, Civic Centre 4, Much Park Street, Coventry.

Former Coventry City player Michael McIndoe ‘bust and living on loans’ 

16 Apr

Red Button: Fall from reported playboy lifestyle tied to collapse of investment scheme now under investigation...

Buena Vista 

14 Apr

Whilst we are being mesmerised by British politicians telling massive lies, something rather significant has taken place across the pond where a man once had a plan about a canal in Panama.

Latest Scams from Trading Standards – April 2015 

13 Apr

Having trouble viewing this email?  View it as a Web page .

60 Kerseley Road – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : HH/2015/1093 Proposal: Installation of a foot way crossing for vehicular access.

Bennetts Road South/New Road – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : OUT/2015/1101 Proposal: Outline application for erection of detached bungalow on existing garden land (details of access and layout with all other matters reserved)  Revised submission of OUT/2014/4167.

1 Staircase Lane – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : HH/2015/1128 Proposal: Alterations to front elevation (bungalow) Site address: The Risings 1 Staircase Lane To view the application copy and paste the following link into your internet browser.

41b Bennetts Road North – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : FUL/2015/0667 Proposal: Change of use to a hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) and installation of fume extraction flue Site address:  41b Bennetts Road North To view the application copy and paste the following link into your internet ...

More Comment

Features »

Leading British and American Shakespearean actors ask who really owns the Bard on his birthday 

24 Apr

Leading British and American actors and directors from television and cinema will travel to the University of Warwick for a unique celebration of the Bards birthday.

Friday 24th April – A RANT 

24 Apr

This has been a really good week for me I have been out most days and I covered the Reservoir most days.

Tame valley Birding – mostly 

23 Apr

Thursday 23rd April 2015 A few snaps from the Tame valley over the past couple of days.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-22nd April 2015 

23 Apr

In this weeks show Sue reads an article about bunkers and what became of them, Leo reads from an interview with Baroness Trumpington, Sandra continues her occasional series about Victorian shopping and Dave reports on the recent CRCB anniversary ...

Wednesday 22nd April 

23 Apr

Quick note that an Arctic Tern flew through (Steve Cawthray).

Liverpool FC Academy players visit the University of Warwick 

22 Apr

A squad of academy players from Liverpool Football Club will be getting a taste of University life later this month when they visit the University of Warwicks Politics and International Studies Department (PAIS).

Migrants in the Valleys 

21 Apr

21st April 2015 Returned to Middleton Lakes to try and see the Warblers I had missed the previous day.

Tuesday 21st April 

21 Apr

I decided to have a day off from decorating and gardening (don’t know how I managed it when I was working).

Did short-selling trigger the financial crash? 

21 Apr

Traders who failed to deliver on stock market trades during the 2007-08 financial crash have been cleared of causing the collapse of major financial firms such as AIG, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, according to a Warwick Business School study.

New upcoming movies I am looking forward to 

21 Apr

Quite excited with all these fantastic movies coming out soon.

More Features

Coventry City FC »

Bosses ready for last-day drama 

25 Apr

Tony Mowbray and Steve Davis are gearing up for a nervy finish as the fates of Coventry and Crewe will be settled on the final day.

CCFC: A Bad Day For The Sky Blues 

25 Apr

CCFC: A Bad Day For The Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/04/2015 16:59:00 Coventry City 1 Crewe Alexandra 3...

League One round-up 

25 Apr

A Joe Garner hat-trick helped Preston take a huge step towards promotion with a 3-0 win at home to Swindon .

Crewe pick up crucial victory 

25 Apr

Crewe gave themselves an excellent chance of beating the drop from League One following a 3-1 win at relegation rivals Coventry.

Alex pick up crucial win 

25 Apr

Crewe gave themselves an excellent chance of staving off relegation from Sky Bet League One with a 3-1 away win at relegation rivals Coventry.

CCFC v Crewe: Sky Blues Team News 

25 Apr

CCFC v Crewe: Sky Blues Team News Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/04/2015 14:08:00 Mowbray's XI for final home game...

CCFC: Fleck & O’Brien City’s Marathon Men 

24 Apr

CCFC: Fleck O'Brien City's Marathon Men Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/04/2015 15:18:00 Midfielders lead appearance charts...

Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra 

24 Apr

Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/04/2015 13:12:00 Coventry City host Crewe Alexandra at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, with prices reduced for the Sky Blues final home game of the 2014/15 season.

How Fan-Ownership Works 

24 Apr


Coventry v Crewe preview 

24 Apr

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

More Coventry City FC

Sport »

Jason Garrity on form as Coventry Bees beat Belle Vue 

25 Apr

BEES extended their lead at the top of the Elite League table thanks to a 48-42 win over Belle Vue at the Brandon Stadium on Friday night The home side got off to a perfect start in heat one with Hans Andersen and Stuart Robson getting out...

Coventry Bees taste first defeat of the season 

24 Apr

BEES suffered their first defeat of the season as Elite League defending champions Poole put on a ruthless display to come out 41-48 winners in front of a bumper crowd at Brandon.

City Ladies move back on top 

22 Apr

COVENTRY City Ladies moved three points clear at the top of the Women's Premier League Northern Division thanks to a comfortable 4-0 victory away at Blackburn Rovers.

Matthew Pennington hungry for success next season 

22 Apr

WATCHING Bristol City's title celebrations has got young defender Matthew Pennington eager to taste success with the Sky Blues next year - should he remain at the Ricoh Arena.

Sphinx youngsters claim historic double 

22 Apr

THE FUTURE looks bright for Sphinx after the club's under-18s were presented with the Eastern Division of the Midland Floodlit Youth League trophy.

Andy Buxton recognised by Great Britain setup 

22 Apr

THE ACHIEVEMENTS of Blaze chairman and Great Britain general manager Andy Buxton were recognised during a special presentation to mark his 50th game as GB manager.

Godiva runner Ben Jones wins Regency Run 

22 Apr

A field of more than 2,000 runners struggled to keep up with Ben Jones as he made light work of the 10 kilometre Wright Hassall Regency Run course to win the 11th annual race.

Podium finish for Chris Harris in Poland 

22 Apr

BEES skipper Chris Harris could not hide his delight after finishing second in the season-opening Grand Prix in Poland.

Steven Chalmers gets new Coventry Blaze deal 

22 Apr

BRITISH defenceman Steven Chalmers is the latest Blaze star to commit his future to the Skydome.

Coventry Bees move four points clear 

22 Apr

BEES boss Gary Havelock believes the team spirit in the camp is the best it has ever been since he joined following Monday's inspired 51-39 win at Belle Vue.

More Sport

  • Civic Centre 4

     on flickr 31 Aug 12
    Civic Centre 4, Coventry. Brutalist beauty.

Yourweather Coventry

South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map

Coventry Observer

Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in ThePeepingTom

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required

Business news »

Penso heads to NEC event to try and recruit new engineers 

22 Apr

A COVENTRY manufacturer is heading to a major trade event looking to recruit new engineers.

Contractor confirmed for first stage of Friargate 

22 Apr

BOWMER and Kirkland has been named as the principal contractor for the initial construction stage of the Friargate project in Coventry.

West Midlands businesses honoured in latest Queen’s Awards 

21 Apr

BUSINESSES across the West Midlands have been recognised for their contribution to British industry in the Queens Awards for 2015.

Chamber’s Expo was a hive of activity 

20 Apr

David Myskow, chair of the Mid-Warwickshire branch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce...

PEL brings in lean manufacturing specialist as new MD 

17 Apr

COVENTRY steering specialist PEL has appointed a new managing director to guide the companys drive to attain world-class manufacturing status.

Harris Lamb appointed on three retail properties in Coventry 

17 Apr

HARRIS Lamb has been appointed by a London-based investor to market three retail properties on the busy Daventry Road parade in Coventry.

City Briefs: Sprue Aegis; Goodwin; HomeServe 

16 Apr

Ex-Synectics chief is new Sprue NEDCOVENTRY-based Sprue Aegis, one of Europe\'s leading home safety products suppliers, has announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director.

MTC pledges to boost apprenticeship rates 

15 Apr

COVENTRYS Manufacturing Technology Centre has signed up to a new initiative aimed at boosting the number of apprentices employed in British industry.

Wates secures £5.6m contract in Coventry 

15 Apr

HOUSEBUILDER Wates Living Space has secured a £5.6m contract to provide 50 new homes in Coventry.

Poundland boss says 99p Stores deal could be in jeopardy 

13 Apr

THE chief executive of Black Country-based one-price retailer Poundland has said the company has not ruled out the possibility of pulling out of plans to acquire rival 99p Stores.

More Business news

999 »

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.

Two men arrested in Coventry raids 

16 Apr

Two men arrested in Coventry raids Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods following morning raids in Coventry by detectives probing a local burglary spike.

Adrian’s award 

25 Mar

Watch Commander Adrian Hutt became Coventry's latest Good Citizen when he was presented with an award by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan.

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

Do you know this man...

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

Do you know this man...

Appeal to find missing Ozi Akerele 

1 Mar

Appeal to find missing Ozi Akerele Coventry police have released CCTV of Ozi's last known movements after he left friends at the Iglu club in Spon Street around 3.30am.

More 999

LocalGov »

Dr Bike – Canley Station – 28 Apr 2015 

28 Apr

Do you have a bike which needs some mechanical attention? Clicks, clunks, grinding or crunching? Sticky brakes or stubborn gears? Bring it down to the station to see Dr Bike for a FREE check...

Cycle Training Taster at Moat House Open Day 

25 Apr

Come and join in the family fun at Moat House Open Day, including cycling activities for adults and children.

A series of free talks on Self Development 

25 Apr

Brahma Kumaris - Local Center (Coventry) have organised talks to help individuals manage stresses of life more effectively and support well-being.

Infant mortality rates in Coventry for each of the fifteen years 1970-1984 

24 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Michael Ryan on 24 April 2015 .

Election hustings event for Coventry North East 

24 Apr

Coventry Older Voices has arranged an opportunity for all the Parliamentary Candidates in Coventry North East to hear from older people on the issues that matter to them.

PCNs issued on Park Road regarding new bus 'gate' 

23 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Kathryn Phillips on 23 April 2015 .

More LocalGov

Arts & Culture »

Imminent Arrival 

25 Apr

So it's been a while again, mainly due to being crazily busy followed by even crazier exhaustion! But I thought I'd update where we are now.

Calling the Shots 

24 Apr

A TRANSLATION OF SHADOWS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 23 rd April, 2015   Back in the day, when the Japanese attended the cinema (I’m talking silent movies) they would have the films described for them by a figure called the “Benshi...

Mist Opportunity 

16 Apr

THE MIST IN THE MIRROR Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th April, 2015   Oldham Coliseum is touring this adaptation of a Susan Hill novel in a bid to recreate the atmosphere and no doubt the lucrative success of the long-(still!)-running ...

Scientist Meets The Roots Radics – Selena Records – 1981 

2 Apr

Jah Army / Flabba Is Wild / Some Dub / Whip Them / Fighting Radics Kill The Devils Wife / Jah Is Love / Wa Di Is Free / Best Dub On Ya / Forward Dis Ya Dub Here is scratchy old record that I have pulled out for today, I actually wanted to share the...

Kin Dread 

1 Apr

BLOOD Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 31 st April, 2015   The blood of the title refers in the main to family – as in ‘blood is thicker than water’ (a saying that’s never made complete sense to me.

Charting the Rich Musical History of Warwick University – Pete Clemons 

30 Mar

It's been a while since we had a Pete Clemons post on here but pete is back in fine form looking at the musical history of Warwick University for the Coventry Telegraph.

Toxic Grafity: Reflections on Self-hood and Revolution 

14 Mar

14th February, 2015 I write this on a significant date.


25 Feb

It's been an extremely busy few weeks chez Watson.

Not Just Bits Of Paper – Greg Bull / Mickey ‘Penguin’ – Part 1 – Pictures Of Pain re-release – All The Madmen records 

22 Feb

Not Just Bits Of Paper – Greg Bull / Mickey ‘Penguin’ – ISBN: 9781505703382 “We have our own words, scrawled on bits of paper smudged with some grimy hope.

Golden Oldies 

12 Feb

FOREVER YOUNG Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 11 th February, 2015   Set in the common room of a retirement home, this musical comedy adapted from the German original, has a cast of elderly characters, portrayed by much younger actors – a...

Days out and Evenings In 

8 Feb

It's been a few days since a blog post again, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy - far from it.

Burial Plot 

27 Jan

DEAD SIMPLE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 26 th January 2015 Shaun McKenna’s adaptation of the Peter James novel keeps the twisty-turny plot to the fore, which is as it should be in a story of this type.

Getting Through 

25 Jan

Despite my promises to blog more often, I have allowed a week to pass without a post.

Ha! Ha! Funny Polis – Groucho Marxist Records – 1981 / Quango – First World Problem Records – 2013 

18 Jan

Defiant Pose – Fight / Urban Enemies – Who Do You Hate? The Fegs – Mill Street Law And Order / X.

More Arts & Culture

Property Search Nestoria - UK property search engine
e.g. CV1, Coventry

Coventry Talking Newspaper

Facebook Coventry

West Midlands Police - wanted