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County Championship: Ian Bell puts Warwickshire in control at Sussex 

18 Sep

Division Two leaders Warwickshire take control on the opening day of their match at Sussex as Ian Bell hits an unbeaten ton.


Coventry bus crash: Kailash Chander was driving dangerously 

18 Sep

Kailash Chander was diagnosed with dementia after a crash which left two dead, a court is told.


Coventry police black males advice is ‘inflammatory’ 

18 Sep

A message was sent to pubs and clubs about "young black males intent of committing disorder".


Terror raids in Midlands over ‘extremist activity’ 

18 Sep

Counter terrorism officers are searching addresses in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.


Highways England campaigns to stop motorway tailgating 

17 Sep

Driving too close to other vehicles causes one in eight serious accidents, Highways England says.


Magnet fishing for guns in Midlands canals 

16 Sep

Pistols, sawn-off shotguns and even grenades are among the items pulled from waterways.


Coventry City v Barnsley 

15 Sep

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Barnsley.


Coleshill freight train derailment work extends through weekend 

14 Sep

Network Rail engineers are "working around the clock to recover the train and repair any damage ".


Mail to 50 addresses stopped after postman threatened 

14 Sep

Royal Mail says it will not resume deliveries at the block of flats until it is safe.


Premiership: Wasps v Leicester Tigers 

14 Sep

Team news as Wasps host Leicester Tigers in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Ricoh Arena (15:00 BST).


Watchdog says police complaints system is ‘overly complex’ 

13 Sep

There were 31,671 complaints recorded by forces in England and Wales in 2017-18, down 7% in a year.


Two held over modern slavery allegations in Coventry 

13 Sep

A Romanian man is handed to safeguarding officials after the arrests in Coventry.


Travel disruption as freight train derails near Coleshill 

13 Sep

Police say a number of wagons overturned at low speed, blocking the running of the line.


Coventry bus crash: Driver ‘was shaking before fatal crash’ 

12 Sep

Kailash Chander struggled to punch a ticket before smashing into a supermarket, a court hears.


County Championship: Warwickshire beat Leicestershire by an innings 

12 Sep

Warwickshire take another significant step towards promotion by beating Leicestershire by an innings and 104 runs.


Warwickshire: Gloucestershire seamer Craig Miles to join Bears on three-year contract 

12 Sep

Fast bowler Craig Miles agrees a move to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire from next season.


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Comment »

The female face of poverty in the UK 

31 Jul

Why are women more likely to be poorer than men? Poverty is a gendered experience.


Feminist book fortnight: two weeks in June 

24 Apr

Bookshops around the country will be highlighting the diversity of feminist books.


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...


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Features »

Unexpected treat at Alvecote pools 

18 Sep

Tuesday 18th September 2018 Highlight of the week was undoubtedly a visit to Mill pool, Alvecote on the 10th when a Barn Owl got up from an area of long grass and flew at head height before dropping down into the bottom of a hedge.


First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment 

18 Sep

CERN and Fermilab announce big step in Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), involving researchers from the University of Warwick's Elementary Particle Physics Group...


Warwick student’s vision for local arts festival goes from strength to strength 

18 Sep

The third annual Kenilworth Arts Festival kicks off this week, bringing ten days of intimate gigs, readings, talks, workshops and children’s activities to the town.


Back to Backs 

18 Sep

In the centre of Birmingham is a yard surrounded by a series of Back to Back houses, one of the few left in the country.


William Wins in Italy 

17 Sep

A University of Warwick student has become the junior World Field Archery Champion.


Looking Back 

16 Sep

Over the summer I spent a lot of time scrapbooking photos taken locally over the past few years.


Coventry parkrun 429, 15 September 2018 

15 Sep

This week 678 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 68 were first timers and 106 recorded new Personal Bests.


Rockin the Windmill 

15 Sep

As you probably know at this time in September Voodoo Kings are having some well earned R’n’R.


News stories on the new CovSoc News Site 

14 Sep

News Stories on the New CovSoc Website As part of the modernisation of our communications, the Coventry Society has established a new News Site for all of our news.


The Next Step 

14 Sep

I started this blog back in 2008, all of my children were at home and under our care.


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Coventry City FC »

Episode 195 – Bee Lurge 

18 Sep

This week the Niis celebrate back-to-back league wins and the fact that Lee Burge saved some football shots.


Willis hits winner for Coventry 

15 Sep

Jordan Willis grabbed the only goal of the game as Coventry earned back-to-back league victories for the first time this season with a 1-0 triumph against Barnsley.


EFL: Five things to look out for 

14 Sep

We cast our eye over five things to look out for in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this weekend.


Coventry v Barnsley preview 

14 Sep

Coventry boss Mark Robins will make wholesale changes to his team for the visit of his former club Barnsley.


LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

13 Sep

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Simon Grayson and Don Goodman join David Prutton.


Smith-Rowe scores in Arsenal win 

12 Sep

Arsenal Under-21s started their maiden Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a 3-0 win at Coventry on Wednesday.


On EFL Matters… 

12 Sep

Simon Grayson and Don Goodman join David Prutton for EFL Matters on Thursday, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm.


Episode 194 – JCH punching footballs 

10 Sep

This week Cov won, Conor Chaplin scored, Shipley fouled loads, and JCH gave a strong performance in the not unfamiliar role of “Mega Bastard”.


Chaplin scores in Coventry win 

9 Sep

Coventry battled to a 2-1 win at Oxford on Sunday to earn their second victory of the League One season.


Chaplin scores in Coventry win 

9 Sep

Coventry battled to a 2-1 win at Oxford on Sunday to earn their second victory of the League One season.


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Sport »

Coventry 20 – 15 Jersey 

11 Sep

A great way to start the new season.


League action starts this weekend! 

3 Sep

Not long now until the season properly begins...


Trinity Guild’s 2018/19 fixtures released 

17 Jul

Midlands 5 West (South) League Fixtures confirmed...


Trinity Guild RFC AGM & EGM on Relocation Proposals 

10 Jul

Please do make every effort to attend the meeting – it is extremely important to the future of your Club.


Kessell Signs… 

26 Jun

Tom Kessell joins from Saints.


Plymouth 21 – 24 Coventry 

5 Apr

Bit of a slog, but another win.


Caldy 12 – 55 Coventry: Champions! 

21 Mar

It's taken a little while, but we're back in the Championship.


Darlington Mowden Park 0 – 42 Coventry 

5 Mar

Rather better than most expected...


Coventry 40 – 10 Cambridge 

17 Feb

A tougher game than the scoreline suggests...


Trinity Guild RFC needs you! 

13 Feb

New Mini & Junior Players wanted, so come along and give rugby a try, and join the second oldest Club in the City...


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Business news »

Bromsgrove finance expert joins charity team as trustee 

16 Feb

A SPECIALIST grant-giving organisation in Coventry which awards funding to community projects across the region has welcomed two new trustees including finance guru from Bromsgrove.


Rhino Interiors expands with new Birmingham office launch 

14 Feb

Coventry-based company agrees deal to open new office and showroom in Colmore Row...


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...


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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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LocalGov »

SENDIASS Coffee Morning 

20 Sep

Coffee Morning for parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs...


Waterpark name revealed 

18 Sep

The £36.7 million water park currently under construction on the former Spire House site in the city centre will be called The Wave.


Mattresses, boxes, loads of rubbish all lined up against fence, 18th September 

18 Sep

Next to the garage on Foleshill road opposite the Tiles and Bathrooms shop and next to the caterers and factory building (next to former Magnet shop) there is always rubbish dumped there - perhaps by this garage? Whoever it is has an OCD and...


Microwave dumped on pavement, 18th September 

18 Sep

A microwave has been dumped on the pavement at the side as you ascend the bridge by foot - people appear to be tampering with it and messing with it as each day passes - please can it be removed by the Streetpride team? Many thanks! Nearest...


Tokyo learns from Coventry Ambassadors 

18 Sep

Organisers of Tokyo 2020 have been getting some tips on Olympics expertise from the Coventry Ambassadors.


Tree Branch in the Road, 18th September 

18 Sep

Tree branch in carriageway.


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Arts & Culture »

Soft Machine 

12 Sep

Soft Machine by Pete Clemons As I was growing up, like many, I was often derided for the kind of music that I listened to.


Godiva Festival 2018 

6 Sep

Godiva Festival 2018 Memories of a free festival……………… by Pete Clemons Firstly, thanks to all those involved in creating this wonderful spectacle.


Flash back 

5 Sep

FLASHDANCE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 4 th September, 2018   I have vague memories of the film from 1983, with its story of a lady welder who dances in a nightclub and dreams of attending a posh dance academy.


Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories 

28 Aug

Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories by Pete Clemons Yes I married into an Irish family (or they married into me) and I have visited the south on many occasions.


Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010 

20 Aug

Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010.


Canned Heat – by Pete Clemons 

13 Aug

Canned Heat - by Pete Clemons.


The New Nuneaton Folk Club- Kristy Gallacher. 

2 Aug

The New Nuneaton Folk Club - Kristy Gallacher.


Callum Pickard and the Third Look – the Old Grammar School 

2 Aug

Callum Pickard and the Third Look - the Old Grammar School.


Madskillz 

27 Jul

CIRQUE BERSERK Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 26 th July, 2018   Circus has changed – evolved – since its inception by Philip Astley 250 years ago.


‘The Coventry Sound’ How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960’s? 

25 Jul

' The Coventry Sound ' How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960's? by Pete Clemons and Trev Teasdel 'In 1963 Larry Page became the new manager of the Orchid Ballroom in Coventry and began advertising gigs as 'The New Coventry ...


Luna Kiss – Following Shadows 

25 Jul

Luna Kiss – Following Shadows By Pete Clemons One year ago this month, during July 2017, Luna Kiss decamped themselves into a caravan near Reading, for several weeks, in order to be in close proximity to the Outhouse recording studios.


PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten) 

21 Jul

PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University - (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten).


Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena 

10 Jul

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena by Pete Clemons For well over 40 years now Roger Waters, has, consistently been writing quite brilliant songs about inequality, mortality, religion and authoritarianism.


Rock of Ages – Pete Clemons with Coventry Gig Listings of the Past. 

4 Jul

Here are the Rock of Ages Columns by Pete Clemons, published in the Coventry Telegraph c 2010 / 11 (Spreadsheet Pete!) Covering monthly gigs from the 1960's to 20011 Published December 2011 Published November 2011 Published October 2011 Published ...


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