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Fifty jobs created at new Coventry builders’ merchants 

2 Aug

Selco in Courthouse Green features kitchen and bathroom showrooms, trade services, plant hire and building materials...

Former Nuneaton children’s home boss denies abusing and mistreating youngsters in 1970s 

2 Aug

Robert Brown is alleged to have committed 22 offences at Manor Court Childrens Home which has since closed...

“What a stupid idea, we need student accommodation” and other reactions to plans to transform Carey’s nightclub into a nursery 

2 Aug

We compile your reactions to the news that the former city centre nightclub is set to become a nursery for 170 children ...

“And we’ve got one to spare!” Your reactions as Coventry Cathedral is voted UK’s third leading landmark 

2 Aug

Huge reaction on social media as cathedral wins more votes than top tourist attractions such as St Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye...

Look: Thousands attend Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2015 at Ricoh Arena 

2 Aug

Coventry event attracts people from across the country and international exhibitors, including electric vehicle manufacturers Tesla Motors ...

New aerial image of Whitley junction released as work draws to a close 

2 Aug

But more Coventry closures are planned as the final stages of the roadworks are completed by contractors...

Former Carey’s nightclub in Coventry city centre to be converted to children’s nursery 

2 Aug

Plans to change use of the property from bar to childcare facility have been approved by council planning chiefs...

Online chats planned to discuss Coventry’s move to join forces with Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country 

1 Aug

Coventry City Council officials, including Labour council leader Ann Lucas, will take part in four online chats about WMCA plans.

Video: Saxon Mill surrounded by smoke as fire breaks out during wedding 

1 Aug

The pub remains open as usual and was not damaged by the blaze which occurred in a nearby field.

Coventry Cathedral voted UK’s third most defining landmark 

1 Aug

The iconic city landmark finished ahead of the likes of St Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye.

Appeal for witnesses after woman in her 90s attacked at home 

1 Aug

Warwickshire police want information from a woman who spoke to a pension just after a nasty attack in Hillmorton ...

Coventry Telegraph’s Real Schools Guide – how did your school rate? 

1 Aug

We have rated every secondary school in Coventry and Warwickshire by analysing local government data ...

Dad of neglected Coventry children, taken into care after Jeremy Kyle show tip-off, says mum and boyfriend should be behind bars 

1 Aug

The Earlsdon mother of two young children and her partner were given suspended prison sentences at Coventry Crown Court after admitting child neglect...

British Library given listed status 

1 Aug

Lillington Library in Leamington Spa is among eight libraries to be awarded Grade II status.

What to do now the cricket is over 

31 Jul

England have stormed to victory in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, but with play having finished in just three days, where can cricket fans in Birmingham go now...

Two guilty of mum-of-two’s murder 

31 Jul

Two men who shot dead a mother-of-two by mistake are found guilty of murder.

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Hakuna Matata 

2 Aug

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification...

St Basil’s Coventry Sleep-Out 

31 Jul

People are being challenged to sleep rough for one night in the Cathedral Ruins and help raise money for charity.

Coventry council firing blanks over Kenilworth Road gateway threat 

27 Jul

Council gave residents of city's most exclusive road two months to tear down gateways - 16 months ago ...

Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 27 July 2015 

27 Jul

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How Are We Doing? 

24 Jul

Insight e-bulletin July 2015 2nd edition The Impact of the July 2015 Budget on Coventry The Budget and Coventry – PDF source: Insight, Coventry City Council.

Why Aston Martin should be building cars in Coventry not Wales 

24 Jul

David Cameron offered support for Aston Martin car factory in Wales.

Don’t Be Alarmed 

23 Jul

Regional Trading Standards authorities across the West Midlands are working with the home security industry to stamp out rogue traders.

Chinese curse 

20 Jul

According to common western perception, Confucius said a great many things...

Festival of Imagineers 

16 Jul

Be amazed by the Festival of Imagineers Published on Thursday 16 July 2015 Join the Festival of Imagineers for a fantastic family-friendly event that celebrates art, design and engineering in a truly unique way.

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Mid summer Birding continued 

2 Aug

Sunday 2nd August 2015 Sorry the blogs have deteriorated to weekly summaries but there's not much point in wittering on when there's not a lot to witter about.

Sweatshop prize winner 

1 Aug

We are pleased to announce that this month's Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Rob Wheatley.

Strange Voodoo Cats 

1 Aug

Thursday 20th August we have confirmed at the O2 Academy Birmingham rockin’ the stage with Slim Jim Phantom and his ‘ Strange Cats ‘! It’s gonna be a rockin’ night and we have some nicely discounted advance tickets ...

Finished at Last! 

31 Jul

We were some of the latest schools to finish this summer, only ending term on Tuesday.

Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Bhattacharyya 

30 Jul

Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick also says industry must demand programmes that are built on real business need...

Warwick students to present at MIT in international synthetic biology competition 

30 Jul

Undergraduate and newly graduated students from Warwick University will be travelling to MIT, Boston, this September 24-28 to compete in a global synthetic biology competition.

Why do people believe 9/11 was an inside job? 

30 Jul

The reasons why some people believe bizarre conspiracy theories are set to be explored in a new project by a philosopher from the University of Warwick.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-29th July 2015 

29 Jul

In this weeks show Leo reads a tribute to Val Doonican and an article about blind cricket, Sheila reads an article about food grown hydroponically , and Dave reports on a concert in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

Mid-summer Birding 

28 Jul

28th July 2015 Have visited nearly all my usual local haunts over the past week but very little to go on about.

Aneka Pilihan Jendela Untuk Rumah Minimalis 

28 Jul

Jendela rumah yang indah seperti seseorang yang memiliki jendela hati yang baik.

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MiNii Pod – Understanding Ricketts and Vincelot 

2 Aug

Just a wee one to get you revved up for the season preview podcast.

Coventry City Support ‘Twenty’s Plenty Campaign’ 

2 Aug

The Sky Blue Trust warmly applauds the recent decision by Coventry City Football Club to back the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) Twentys Plenty Campaign by capping the price of away tickets at the Ricoh Arena at 20 for the forthcoming...

CCFC: Full-Backs Key For Sky Blues 

1 Aug

CCFC: Full-Backs Key For Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/08/2015 20:47:00 Willis and Stokes to start against Wigan Athletic...

Sky Blues Struggle With Their Oxford Exam 

1 Aug

Sky Blues Struggle With Their Oxford Exam Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/08/2015 20:43:00 Final friendly ends goalless...

Be on the FL72 Podcast! 

31 Jul

Calling Derby, Bury and Portsmouth fans - our first FL72 Podcast needs you...

City Exit For Assistant Manager 

31 Jul

City Exit For Assistant Manager Vitalfootball:Coventry:31/07/2015 12:02:00 Neil MacFarlane has left his role as Coventry City assistant manager, the club have confirmed on Friday.

England’s top home team is… 

31 Jul

Liverpool have won the highest percentage of home games in Football League history, a new Sky Sports study has found.

MacFarlane quits role with Coventry 

31 Jul

Coventry City assistant manager Neil MacFarlane leaves after two and a half years with the Sky Blues.

MacFarlane leaves Sky Blues 

31 Jul

Coventry assistant manager Neil MacFarlane has left his role by mutual agreement ahead of the 2015/16 League One season, the club have announced.

Sky Blues One Year On 

30 Jul

Sky Blues One Year On Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/07/2015 20:56:00 How do we measure up to last season...

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Calling all Guilders! 

1 Aug

This is your Club, and it needs your help...

Summer break for the Trinity Giants 

31 Jul

Two weeks off to enjoy the holidays...

Pre-season fixtures for the 2015/2016 season 

31 Jul

Trinity Guild RFC will line up against local sides as part of the club’s preparation for the 2015/16 season.

The Webb Ellis Trophy in Coventry! 

30 Jul

The Rugby World Cup is making its way to a venue near you...

Warwickshire 3000m Track Championships – Wednesday 5th August 2015 

24 Jul

Details of entry process for Warwickshire 3000m Track Championship: WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY AA 3000m Track Championships and open graded races at Edmondscote Stadium, Leamington Spa on Wednesday 5th August 2015 PROSPECTUS The meeting will host...

Tinkerman Leaves no stones unturned 

23 Jul

Tinkerman attempts to refine kit design with Model James Downes Having been working the lads hard over the close season defining complex backs moves, with John 'MFC' Warne the conductor of these back...

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23 Jul

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Pre-season training 

20 Jul

Pre-season training...

The 200 Club 

20 Jul

The 200 Club...

Broadstreet 2015/16 Pre-Season Programme. 

20 Jul

Street’s Pre-season Activities and Fixtures Arranged.

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Business news »

Boom time for Coventry Building Society with six month profit topping £100m 

31 Jul

COVENTRY Building Society has released a powerful set of results for the six month period ended June 30 with half year profit topping £100m.

NEW: LloydsPharmacy owner to acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacies in £125m deal 

29 Jul

THE owner of Coventry-based LloydsPharmacy is set to acquire Sainsbury\'s pharmacy business for £125m.

Savills instructed at Coventry Business Park 

28 Jul

THE Book People has instructed Savills as the letting agent for Unit 2300 at Coventry Business Park.

Developer and Coventry University sign deal for £54m student scheme 

27 Jul

COVENTRY University and Barberry Developments have exchanged contracts on a deal that will see the development of accommodation for at least 850 students on a city centre site.

Coventry Airport scheme could create 600 jobs 

23 Jul

COVENTRY Airport has suggested that up to 600 new jobs and a wealth of fresh investment into the local community could be created by an initiative to redevelop abandoned former passenger facilities on...

Auto supplier Brose UK reveals impressive set of figures 

21 Jul

AUTOMOTIVE sector manufacturer Brose UK has seen a marked increase in both turnover and profit.

Games company backed by reinvestment trust 

20 Jul

LEAMINGTON Spa games company Viewpoint Games is to develop its first virtual reality game after receiving a start-up loan from the Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT).

Vantage Park proving a magnet for occupiers 

20 Jul

A NEW business and trade park in Coventry has attracted two retailers and created 40 jobs.

Lloyds Bank backs Amtico expansion 

14 Jul

Amtico International, headquartered in Coventry, makes a range of wood, stone and abstract look flooring ...

Coventry skyline changing as Station Tower demolition starts 

13 Jul

THE vacant Station Tower office building overlooking Coventry Railway Station is being demolished as part of the £100m Friargate project.

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CCTV: Man sought after Wolverhampton Mosque damaged 

2 Aug

CCTV images of a man suspected of hurling bricks and bottles at a Wolverhampton Mosque have been released by police.

Police officers ride for those who died 

23 Jul

A chief inspector from Coventry Police will next week join colleagues from around the country as they set off on a 180 mile cycle ride to remember fallen officers and raise money for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.

Mum and boyfriend jailed for tot’s death 

21 Jul

A Coventry man has been jailed today (21 July) for the murder of a two-year-old boy after he inflicted severe head injuries which led to the toddler’s death.

Police probe sees 10 men charged with abusing teen boys 

20 Jul

Specialist child protection officers have this evening charged 10 men from across England with child sex offences and other crimes.

Appeal after man attacked at Coventry address 

17 Jul

Police in Coventry are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in his own home by a group of men, who then stole property.

Three men charged with robberies and wounding in Coventry 

14 Jul

Three men are to appear before Coventry Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 14 July) charged with robberies at two Coventry businesses and a wounding.

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60 Minute Marvel – Den Building (4+) 

4 Aug

Can you make the perfect survival shelter; this session is both fast and fun.

60 Minute Marvel – Pond dipping (4+) 

4 Aug

Have a dip in our pond and find out more about what lurks beneath.

Crafty drop – in day (2+) 

3 Aug

Drop in and choose from a selection of crafts, you can make a kite or maybe a glass lantern the choice is yours.

Old bed, 1st August 

1 Aug

Old bed fly tipped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Pondthorpe, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

Fixed penalty notices for dog fouling 

1 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Peter D Williams on 1 August 2015 .

Abandoned van outside 122/124 Standard ave, 31st July 

31 Jul

Rusty white Peugeot Boxer van reg R259 SBC has been parked on the road pavement outside 122/124 standard avenue for over 3 weeks.

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Arts & Culture »

Exit-stance – Exit-stance Records – 1984 / Rema Rema / Door And The Window 

19 Jul

Esthetics Conspiracy Of Silence Exit-stance, not the Milton Keynes punk band that released records on Mortahate and supported Conflict from time to time.

Bedworth band Luna Kiss to launch new EP 

5 Jul

Another offering from Pete Clemons from the Coventry Telegraph.

A Creative Wedding At Kelmarsh Hall 

26 Jun

Kelmarsh Hall is a spectacular location for an occasion, not least an awesome wedding! Being only just down the road from our Coventry HQ, it was surprising that the band had never played live at Kelmarsh Hall before… It just goes to show there...

When Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange Hotel played host to Bob Marley – Pete Clemons 

17 Jun

The newest from Pete Clemons in the Coventry Telegraph , looking at Johnny Nash and Bob Marley .

Pete Clemons Pens The Pineapple Thief Album Sleeve! 

17 Jun

Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph , Coventry music articles by Pete Clemons are less frequent now and also more likely to be published on their website.

Stars of Stage and Screen 

11 Jun

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 10 th June, 2015   The celebrated musical of stage and screen was based on Roger Corman’s original low-budget movie of 1960, which tells the story of a lowly florist worker who ...

Storms in Teacups 

9 Jun

ABSENT FRIENDS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 8 th June, 2015 Alan Ayckbourn’s acerbic ‘comedy of embarrassment’ pre-dates Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party by a few years and television shows like The Office by many.

How To Decide, Band or DJ? 

3 Jun

Our good friend and fantastic wedding photographer,  Hannah , wrote a blog recently on how to decide between a band or a DJ for your evening wedding reception.

Rubella Ballet – Centro Iberico – 2/5/82 

30 May

Rubella Ballet performance After receiving a cassette of a Rubella Ballet performance at the Centro Iberico in 1982 from Peck, originally from Colchester but now a long time Ipswich resident along with getting a large box of paperwork and photographs...

Mountin’ Lions 

22 May

COUGAR – The Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 21 st May, 2015   Donna Moore’s musical receives its UK premiere in the Belgrade Theatre’s super B2 studio, transformed here to a swish bar run by one of the characters.

Remembering Coventry band The Ramrods – Pete Clemons 

12 May

It's been a while since we've had a new Pete Clemons article, not because Pete has slowed down but because of various changes at the Coventry Telegraph I believe.

Far From Grimm 

8 May

HANSEL AND GRETEL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 7 th May, 2015   This new version comes to the Belgrade courtesy of HighTime Opera company, a small-scale outfit whose mission is to bring opera to everyone and not just the elite few.

Screaming Dead – Skull Records – 1982 / Beltane Festival / The Laila Mythology / 

1 May

Valley Of The Dead Schoolgirl Junkie / Lilith For the Beltane (the beginning of summer) I am placing Screaming Dead up on KYPP.

Return To Wroxall Abbey 

29 Apr

In the decade of playing wedding gigs the length and breadth of the UK, few venues have the combination of style, elegance and history that Wroxall Abbey has in abundance.

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