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Man re-bailed over death of great-grandfather from Nuneaton 

27 Aug

Michael Wood, 72, was described as a wonderful family man after his death in March...


Rugby man charged with drug and weapon offences 

27 Aug

The 20-year-old was found with heroine and crack cocaine...


Arsonist who set two cars on fire sentenced to seven years in prison 

27 Aug

Tom Michael Weedon was also sentenced for robbery, possession of a bladed article and theft of a motor vehicle...


Watch Coventry City protesters call for owners Sisu to put the club up for sale 

27 Aug

A group of disgruntled supporters protested against CCFC owners Sisu ahead of the Northampton Town clash...


Councillor landlord distances himself from eateries planning row 

27 Aug

Coun Rois Ali insists he is not involved in the operation of two businesses which breached planning rules...


Man held after woman stabbed at house in Leamington Spa 

27 Aug

A man has is arrested after a woman is stabbed in the neck, back and abdomen at a house in Warwickshire.


Coventry City v Northampton Town 

27 Aug

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


‘Think happy thoughts’ – top tips for Coventry drivers who stress most in UK when their car breaks down 

27 Aug

Roadside service is launching a free mindfulness phone line to keep drivers calm while they await rescue...


Triumph delays ambitious bid to break motorcyle world land speed record 

27 Aug

Company waiting for the right conditions after successful test on the salt flats of the USA...


Scales of Justice: Woman jailed for stealing fragrance worth £77 from Debenhams 

26 Aug

Cases before Coventry Magistrates Court on July 12...


Coventry City call on Government to delay decision over Wasps’ plans for Academy base 

26 Aug

Sky Blues chairman Tim Fisher has written to the Secretary of State...


Borthwick & Stoneman earn Durham draw 

26 Aug

Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman share a 151-run second-wicket stand to earn Durham a draw against Warwickshire.


Coventry re-sign Newcastle’s Bigirimana 

26 Aug

Coventry City re-sign midfielder Gael Bigirimana from Newcastle United on a deal until the end of the season.


Five things you might have missed in Coventry today: August 26, 2016 

26 Aug

All the headlines you need to know about from across the city on Friday...


Man relives horror of childhood in Irish Protestant home 

26 Aug

A man who hopes his case will be heard at the European Court of Human Rights has spoken of the horrors he says he endured at a children's home in Ireland.


Five things you might have missed in Coventry this week 

26 Aug

Catch up with all the week's biggest talking points after a busy few days...


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Medalling with worlds 

23 Aug

For a global sporting event to be considered successful, it must be preceded by dire predictions of unfinished facilities, dangerous infrastructure, drug scandals, blatant corruption and civil unrest...


Naked politics 

28 Jul

It has been five weeks since the great European referendum that was expected, regardless of outcome, to change British and European politics forever...


News from the Combined Authority AGM 

20 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.


In or out of Europe: what does it mean for women? 

7 Jun

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Women’s Networking Group (WNG) and Coventry Feminists invite you to: Date and time: Tuesday 21 st June 2016, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Coventry Council House – Diamond Rooms 1 2 Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR The ...


Andalucia 

2 Jun

Muchachas y los amigos de España; the great kingdom of Spain faces an unprecedented existential crisis brought about by unregulated immigration actively encouraged by faceless, unelected Eurocrats...


Facing forward in flats 

28 May

Viewed from this considerable distance, watching Hollywood musicals produced in the 1930s is tinged with an indistinct melancholia...


Schtum 

26 May

Clearly David Cameron is facing a number of questions that require something approaching answers rather than his predicable, tiresome and carefully rehearsed weasel words...


‘Time to grow up and work together’ – Sky Blues and council need to stop squabbling for the sake of the people of Coventry 

19 May

Telegraph chief reporter Simon Gilbert says it's time for all parties to start acting in the interests of Coventry and its citizens...


‘EDL not welcome in the city of peace and reconciliation’ 

26 Apr

Keith Perry says we can and must sort out our problems by working together...


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Clever car racking & intelligent software combine to double number of cars in shipping containers 

25 Aug

Shipping cars could be safer and more efficient than ever before, thanks to innovative solutions developed by WMG at the University of Warwick for Trans-Rak International (TRI).


Clever car racking & intelligent software combine to double number of cars in shipping containers 

25 Aug

Shipping cars could be safer and more efficient than ever before, thanks to innovative solutions developed by WMG at the University of Warwick for Trans-Rak International (TRI).


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially sighted for 24th August 2016 

25 Aug

24th August 2016 In this week’s show Alan continues with extracts from Hurdy Gurdy Days, Sheila reads an article about the first monarch to write letters in English, we have the final part of Sue’s visit to the Nature Notes exhibition at the ...


Our September Meeting – Nick Marchini 

23 Aug

Our September 2016 Meeting - Speaker Nick Marchini...


Search for returning birds 

22 Aug

Monday 22nd August 2016 Interesting morning.


We Watch You Slip Away 

21 Aug

A few days ago, I listened to a song for the first time.


In search of returning Migrants 

21 Aug

20th August 2016 A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.


UK Scrappers Summer snaps challenge. 

20 Aug

On UK Scrappers this season a challenge has been set to take the following photos and then to scrapbook a few (of course!) I'll be collating mine here as I go along and then hopefully post the final outcome at the end of the summer.


Solihull student celebrates exam and apprenticeship success 

19 Aug

Chris Nix from Solihull is celebrating Level 3 results that have helped to secure him an apprenticeship with TATA Technologies.


Coventry student celebrates exam and apprenticeship success 

19 Aug

Hayley McDermott from Coventry is celebrating passing her B-Tech Level 3 in engineering with merit yesterday.


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Stats: Coventry City v Northampton Town 

27 Aug

Stats: Coventry City v Northampton Town Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/08/2016 20:19:00 All the stats from Coventry City (1) vs (1) Northampton Town, Ricoh Arena, 27 August 2016,15:00 Att: 10,022...


L1: Bolton run checked 

27 Aug

Bolton remain top of Sky Bet League One, despite losing their 100 per cent winning record after drawing 1-1 away at Charlton Athletic.


Home Debuts for Coventry City Duo 

27 Aug

Home Debuts for Coventry City Duo Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/08/2016 14:07:00 Team news for Northampton Town clash...


Coventry City v Northampton Town 

27 Aug

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


Boost for Sky Blues as Newcastle United Deal Done 

26 Aug

Boost for Sky Blues as Newcastle United Deal Done Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/08/2016 21:58:00 Bigirimana back with City for good...


Tudgay rescues point for Sky Blues 

26 Aug

Veteran Marcus Tudgay struck to earn Coventry a 1-1 draw with former hosts Northampton.


Bigirimana rejoins Coventry 

26 Aug

Coventry have re-signed Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana on a one-year deal.


Coventry re-sign Newcastle’s Bigirimana 

26 Aug

Coventry City re-sign midfielder Gael Bigirimana from Newcastle United on a deal until the end of the season.


How to follow Deadline Day 

26 Aug

With the end of the transfer window approaching, here are all the ways to follow the Deadline Day action with Sky Sports .


Can City Lift The Gloom Against Cobblers? 

25 Aug

Can City Lift The Gloom Against Cobblers? Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/08/2016 21:19:00 It may still be August but dark clouds are gathering over the Ricoh Arena with Coventry City winless in League One, on the wrong end of six goals at Norwich...


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Sport »

Team News for Pre-season Triple-Header 

26 Aug

Courtesy of John Wilkinson and the official site, team news for tomorrow's friendlies at the Butts is as follows...


The Ivor Preece Centre As Your Sporting Venue 

26 Aug

Broadstreet RFC's Ivor Preece Centre For All Of Your Sporting Events The Ivor Preece Centre offers high quality sports facilities for your sporting event.


Mini & Junior Registration 2016 

23 Aug

Calling all Broadstreet parents (potential ones as well ;-), It's that time of the year again, registration of your child(ren) in preparation for the new season.


Studying at Coventry University or Warwick University? 

23 Aug

Coventry and the surrounding area are very lucky to have two leading UK universities on our doorstep.


Supporters’ Club Relaunch: 27th August 

22 Aug

The Coventry Rugby Supporters Club is being formally relaunched on August 27th at the Butts Park Arena.


Broadstreet Rugby Club Playing Rugby as #ONECLUB 

22 Aug

Whether you are keen to play Broadstreet Rugby Football club are proud to offer some of the best rugby facilities in the area, offering quality structured grassroots and performance rugby union devel...


Wanted 

22 Aug

Volunteers for Mini and Junior Rugby Now that we have your attention there are volunteers required to assist at Broadstreet RFC to keep our facilities at the condition that we expect, we also need vo...


Get Back in the game Return to Rugby 

21 Aug

Return to Social Rugby If you are thinking about playing rugby then why not play rugby in Coventry for Broadstreet Social.


Coventry 56 – 40 Newport 

20 Aug

Cov ran in eight tries to Newport' s six, to run out winners by 56 points to 40.


Broadstreet RFC Membership and Player Registration 

20 Aug

Broadstreet RFC offers Men, Boys and Girls, of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to play or learn to play Rugby Union.


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Business news »

Multi-million pound refinancing secures care group’s future 

24 Aug

A COVENTRY-based adult social care business has completed a £32m refinancing to secure the future of its specialist care services.


Coventry manufacturer set for a lift from global elevator market 

18 Aug

A COVENTRY manufacturer is eyeing new growth in China after opting to increase the sizer of its sales force.


Train cutbacks ‘wholly unacceptable’ Midlands transport chiefs tell Government 

17 Aug

PROPOSALS to cut the number of inter-city trains at stations like Wolverhampton and Coventry are wholly unacceptable, West Midlands transport chiefs have told the Government.


Transport centre puts Coventry on the road to innovation success 

16 Aug

WORK has started on Coventry Universitys multi-million-pound National Transport Design Centre, which is being established to boost design innovation in the sector and bridge a shortfall in crea...


$8bn business sets up base in Coventry to be close to Jaguar Land Rover 

11 Aug

A YORKSHIRE automotive components firm has opened a new office in Coventry to be closer to one of its biggest clients.


Appointments: Rider Levett Bucknall; PKF Cooper Parry; Coventry BID 

10 Aug

PROPERTY consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall has appointed Adam Ellis-Morgan as managing partner of its Birmingham office, 18 months after he joined the firm.


HomeServe boosts Black Country service provision with new franchise 

8 Aug

HOME maintenance group HomeServe has expanded its domestic franchise network with the addition of a firm close to its Black Country heartland.


A46 near Kenilworth closed tonight 

8 Aug

The northbound A46 between the A452 Kenilworth and the A45 Coventry will be closed tonight between 8pm and 6am for essential road repairs.


Uncertainty continues to mire economy in Coventry and Warwickshire 

3 Aug

THE wave of events set in motion post-EU referendum is impacting business confidence across Coventry and Warwickshire.


St Modwen completes the handover of major new distribution hub 

3 Aug

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Blitz on domestic abusers as more sufferers break silence 

23 Aug

Domestic abuse bullies are the focus of a six-week blitz launched by police in Coventry today (Tues August 23).


Teenagers praised for helping lost dementia sufferer 

21 Aug

Two kind-hearted teenagers have been praised by West Midlands Police after caring for a lost dementia sufferer they stumbled across in the early hours of the morning.


Bilston company and boss found guilty of manslaughter 

16 Aug

A Bilston company has today (Tuesday 16 August) been fined £600,000 after being found guilty of gross negligence and manslaughter following the death of an employee.


Off-road bikes seized in series in Sunday morning raids  

14 Aug

West Midlands Police has seized eight off road bikes in a further phase of hard-hitting crackdowns on dangerous riders.


Prolific Coventry crook jailed for running “industrial scale” drugs network 

12 Aug

A prolific Coventry crook who ran cannabis ‘farms’ at addresses across the city – and was producing drugs on an “industrial scale” – has been jailed for more than four years.


Coventry man charged with funding terrorism  

11 Aug

A Coventry man who was arrested on Tuesday (9 August) on suspicion of Syria related terrorism offences has been charged.


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LocalGov »

Countryside Loop – 31 Mile Sky Ride Local Guided Ride 

28 Aug

Starting from the Alan Higgs Sports Centre and going out past Coventry this challenging guided ride will take you through some picturesque Warwickshire villages.


Longford Loop – 3 mile traffic free bike ride 

28 Aug

Expect lots of fun and enjoyment on this guided bike ride, as we not only cycle around the park but also include entertaining games for the whole family to enjoy...


Fly tipping marshdale avenue, 27th August 

27 Aug

Flytipping in car park 2 black office chairs on wheels one has a white square patch on head rest if anyone has any info please report to the council if they can drive to the car park then they can drive to the tip it is disgusting and dirty...


Agency spend for supply teachers per school 

26 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Luke Jacobs on 26 August 2016 .


ICT Infrastructure 

25 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Terry Williams on 25 August 2016 .


Coventry pupils bring home improved results in Olympic year 

25 Aug

The city’s pupils have improved across the board in their GCSE results, with improvements in all the key measures.


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Arts & Culture »

People’s History of Pop Broadcast – Coventry 

9 Aug

In January 2016 Pete Clemons, Trev Teasdel, Paul Wright (A London Specials fan) arrived at BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire to talk about aspects of Coventry's rich music history as part of a wider programme created by the production company 7 ...


Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke 

9 Aug

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke http://www.


Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton 

8 Aug

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton http://www.


Apple and Banana Flapjacks 

23 Jul

I found some mashed banana and some apple puree in the freezer while I was trying to make room to put away some shopping.


Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues 

13 Jul

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues http://www.


Rockaway Park – Temple Cloud – Somerset. 

9 Jul

I have been to visit Rockaway Park based at Temple Cloud, a tiny village in Somerset four times now.


‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ 

6 Jul

'Godiva Festival showcases Coventry's wonderful talent' http://www.


Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry’s music heritage 

29 Jun

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry's music heritage.


Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick 

29 Jun

Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick.


Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry 

29 Jun

Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry http://www.


Flashback: When Motorhead played Coventry Theatre 

29 Jun

Flashback: When Motorhead played Coventry Theatre http://www.


Review: ‘Triumphant’ – Elvis Costello, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 

29 Jun

Review: 'Triumphant' - Elvis Costello, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.


Independent record label providing ‘kaleidoscope of music’ 

29 Jun

Independent record label providing 'kaleidoscope of music' http://www.


Flashback: When The Who came to Coventry Theatre in 1967 

28 Jun

Flashback: When The Who came to Coventry Theatre in 1967.


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