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No reason for inconsistency – Brown 

28 Jul

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown says there is "no reason" why their white-ball cricket should be inconsistent.

Aerial photos reveal Neolithic and Bronze Age remains 

28 Jul

A Neolithic monument and a Bronze Age cemetery are some of the remains spotted from the skies by archaeologists.

Sacked Coventry Co-op warehouse worker denies being part of alleged ‘product picking’ scam 

28 Jul

An employment tribunal heard workers exploited a loophole in an electronic system to make it seem they had hit their targets...

Hospital patients are costing the NHS millions by missing five or more appointments last year 

28 Jul

The average cost of a missed first appointment is about 200 while a missed follow up appointment costs about 120...

One-Day Cup: Paul Collingwood leads Durham to vital win over Warwickshire 

27 Jul

Durham claim a vital victory over Warwickshire in the One-Day Cup despite a List A career-best 107 from Sam Hain.

Woman pricks herself on dirty syringe left near school in Hillfields 

27 Jul

Young woman now facing agonising 28-day wait for HIV test results after piercing skin while trying to move needle...

Foleshill rape trial: Defence lawyers claim woman made up attack to spite friend 

27 Jul

Three Romanian men deny gang-raping victim in car in Foleshill Road after she met alleged attackers outside casino at Ricoh Arena...

Harry Potter: Amazon Prime customers can get early copy of The Cursed Child 

27 Jul

Amazon Prime is offering its customers the chance to have the book delivered to their doors from midnight on its release day...

Woman, 81, has bank card stolen from kitchen in distraction burglary 

27 Jul

Police issue image of man they want to speak to in connection with the theft at Ansty...

The doctor who has become a stand-up comedian 

27 Jul

A doctor is in the final stages of preparation for his debut at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Picture shows Wood End kids playing near damaged fire hydrant – while adults watch nearby 

27 Jul

Image sent anonymously to the Telegraph as fire service says the opening of hydrants, which is dangerous and illegal, is on the rise...

Foleshill rape trial: Woman says she ‘feels stupid’ accepting lift from stranger 

27 Jul

Three Romanian men deny gang-raping victim in car in Foleshill Road after she met alleged attackers outside casino at Ricoh Arena...

Calls for Coventry race row councillor Glenn Williams to resign 

27 Jul

A councillor who said non-English speakers were "taking over" the country and should "go home" will be asked to step down.

“Let them pass with respect” – readers react to survey saying most don’t know proper funeral etiquette 

27 Jul

Readers have their say after survey reveals that over 90 per cent of the population are unsure how to react when faced with a funeral procession...

Watch amazing transformation of aggressive Alsation as search is launched to find Britain’s Worst Behaved Dog 

27 Jul

Dog training firm Royvon wants to find the UK's naughtiest pup to qualify for free training...

House prices: How a park view can add thousands to the value of your home 

27 Jul

Online estate agent HouseSimple.

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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 ...


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...


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...

Opinion: News editor Sam Dimmer on the latest shocking child neglect case to rock Coventry 

7 Apr

The child - described only as Baby E - died in hospital after growing up in squalid conditions at a house in the city...

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25th July 2016 

28 Jul

A txt from County Recorder Steve Haynes alerted me to the report of a Great White Egret at nearby Marsh Lane,so with a few spare hrs before my shift Donna myself headed over were soon watching this majestic bird from the reed bed pool just off the ...

University of Warwick develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes 

28 Jul

The University of Warwick has led the development of a cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

Star’s intense radiation beams whip neighbouring red dwarf 

28 Jul

New research from the University of Warwick finds a new type of exotic binary star, in which a rapidly-spinning burnt-out stellar remnant called a white dwarf sweeps powerful beams of particles and radiation over its nearby companion star, causing it...

Wednesday 27th July 

27 Jul

On todays trip I saw another largish Grass Snake in the usual place.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Pam Thomas inspires Girlguides at Camp CEO 

27 Jul

Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Warwick Pam Thomas will attend Girlguiding Camp CEO 2016 today Wednesday 27 July 2016 to mentor and inspire girls to aim for the top.

Getting digital line-ups wrong can put innocents behind bars 

26 Jul

Not altering distinguishing marks in police line-ups can affect witnesses ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects.

Getting digital line-ups wrong can put innocents behind bars 

26 Jul

Not altering distinguishing marks in police line-ups can affect witnesses ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects.

Event Number 326 – 23rd July 2016 – Apricot Saturday 

25 Jul

For the last 14 weeks I have been a rather nomadic parkrunner; travelling north to Chester, all the way down to Evesham in the south, west to Ludlow and East to Beeston.

Hello, My Name Is….. 

24 Jul

I don’t normally blog twice in one day but this morning I heard that someone I’d met via social media has passed away.

Yum Yum Yum 

24 Jul


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Coventry City Confirm Kyel Reid Signing 

28 Jul

Coventry City Confirm Kyel Reid Signing Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/07/2016 20:13:00 Wideman pens two-year Sky Blues deal...

New Rules For 2016/17 – Reminder 

28 Jul

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/07/2016 09:42:00 With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

City Scramble For Players & Opponents 

27 Jul

City Scramble For Players Opponents Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 21:42:00 The race is on for the Sky Blues...

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial 

27 Jul

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 16:29:00 The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Match Day Ordering Announced For EFL Trophy 

27 Jul

Match Day Ordering Announced For EFL Trophy Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 16:11:00 With the announcement earlier today of the 16 Category One sides that will take part in the EFL Trophy trial this...

EFL Trophy Groups Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Groups Confirmed Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 10:23:00 A short time ago, the full draw for the Group Stage round of this season's EFL Trophy was made.

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed 

27 Jul

EFL Trophy Academy Teams Confirmed Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 09:32:00 A short time ago, we finally had an announcement confirming which 16 Category One Academy sides would be taking part in this year's trial with the EFL Trophy...

Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk 

27 Jul

Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 07:40:00 Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season, and he's also spoken about...

EFL Cup Confirmation Today & Group Stage Draw 

27 Jul

EFL Cup Confirmation Today Group Stage Draw Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/07/2016 03:00:00 The revamped Football League Trophy - the EFL Cup - will kick into life later today...

City Well Beaten By Relegated Canaries 

26 Jul

City Well Beaten By Relegated Canaries Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/07/2016 21:47:00 Friendly defeat at Carrow Road...

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Cov at The Game Fair, 29th & 30th July. 

28 Jul

Cov will be represented at this year's Game Fair which takes place at Ragley Hall.

Are you aware of the Seven New Law Changes? 

27 Jul

Described elsewhere as 'quicker scrums' and 'no diving' The new laws were agreed upon at a meeting of World Rugby officials last September coming into effect from July 1..

Season Tickets 2016 – 2017 

24 Jul

Grab yourself a bargain for the Rugby Season 2016 - 2017 where Street play in National League 3 Midlands taking on familiar faces and a few new places to visit.

Summer Sizzler and Yorkshire Carnegie at The Ricoh Arena 

20 Jul

Broadstreet RFC Mini and Juniors are in the lucky position where we have been requested to represent the Rugby Club for the Wasps v Yorkshire Carnigie fixture at the Ricoh Arena on 21st August, prior...

Annual M&J Family Overnight Camping Day 

20 Jul

Broadstreet Mini and Junior Players and Parents will once again be camping at the club on the Saturday 13th August 16:00 onwards.

Broadstreet Pre-season Friendly Moved 

14 Jul

The pre-season friendly against Broadstreet originally scheduled for Weds 27th July has been moved to Tues 2nd August.

Wasps Community 7’s 2016 

9 Jul

Broadstreet RFC have signed up to take part in Wasps community 7's to be played at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 7th August.

Rugby training saturday 

7 Jul

remember lads training starts at 930 a.

National League 3 Midlands Fixtures Now Published 

3 Jul

After a much delayed RFU Appeals process due to the concerns of Bromsgrove who have been level transferred to National 3 South West, the National League 3 Midlands fixture list has finally been relea...

Willis Vows To Keep Improving After Exit 

30 Jun

Willis – the world No 772 – lost 6-0 6-3 6-4 in his second-round match with Swiss star Federer, but he left the tournament with a renewed belief that he can hold his own among the elite.

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Growing a stronger construction industry within the Midlands 

27 Jul

THE Midlands Construction Summit is returning to Coventry Ricoh Arena on September 27 and for the first time, the Summit will take place alongside the Midlands Construction Expo.

IT firm’s growth results in property expansion 

27 Jul

COVENTRY IT firm Trutac has taken more space to provide the room for its growth.

Speedway team buzzing after stadium deal 

26 Jul

SPEEDWAY team Coventry Bees could stay at its Brandon Stadium for another three seasons after an extension was granted by the venue\'s owners.

Severn Trent Water fined more than £400,000 for sewage leaks 

25 Jul

WATER company Severn Trent Water Limited has been fined £426,000 after pollution incidents occurred on three occasions.

Jobs lost as window manufacturer ceases trading 

20 Jul

CREDITORS will decide later this week if a Coventry window company will go into liquidation, which could result in the loss of around 30 jobs.

Traffic alert: M6 shut after vehicle crossed central reservation 

20 Jul

EMERGENCY services have shut the M6 southbound between the M69 and M1 after an accident which saw a vehicle cross the central reservation.

Swedish companies plan move to Coventry to access automotive sector 

20 Jul

FOUR Swedish companies have selected Coventry as its "preferred city" to set up a UK base as they look to establish working relationships with manufacturers.

Digital economy expert recruited to LEP board 

15 Jul

THE founder and CEO of a West Midlands technology company has been appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

UK Mail successfully integrates new hub 

14 Jul

LOGISTICS group UK Mail has said the move to its new hub in Coventry has been completed successfully, with high service levels being maintained throughout the integration.

Midland retail giant Poundland taken over by South Africans 

13 Jul

The company which owns UK furniture firm Harveys and Bensons For Beds is taking over the Willenhall-based firm...

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Police hunt gunman who blasted shot into shop ceiling  

28 Jul

Mystery surrounds a shooting at a Birmingham takeaway during which a man blasted a hole in the ceiling with a shotgun.

Five sentenced for burglaries in Coventry 

25 Jul

Five people have been sentenced after a burglary network was smashed by detectives in Coventry earlier this year.

Advanced 3D scan technology convicting killers − and proving innocence  

17 Jul

Futuristic 3D scanning technology that arms detectives with microscopic evidence previously beyond the reach of forensic testing is helping West Midlands Police convict killers − and prove the innocence of murder suspects.

Six charged over running Coventry drug network 

14 Jul

Six men have been charged with running a cocaine and ecstasy supply network across Coventry following a series of West Midlands Police raids across the city yesterday (July 13).

Teen is locked up for stabbing after being detained by off-duty detective 

12 Jul

A knife-wielding teenager who was detained by an off-duty detective after stabbing a man in Coventry has been locked up for four years.

Knife robber comes off second best after burgling brothers  

9 Jul

A “one-man crime wave" who robbed shops armed with a bread knife met his match when breaking into the home of two brothers − and is pictured in police custody hours later sporting scars from the bruising encounter.

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Summer Garden Party and Community Fun Day 

30 Jul

Summer Garden Party and Fun day to raise funds for Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind...

Blocked footpath on Willenhall Lane, 28th July 

28 Jul

Footpath has been dug up for streetworks on the corner of Willenhall Lane and Grange Avenue.

Traffic lights out of sync, 28th July 

28 Jul

Traffic lights out of sync when travelling on Sky Blue Way from junction with Far Gosford St to junction with Gulson Rd.

Request for job description for post of Head of Revenues 

28 Jul

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by nita benfield on 28 July 2016 .

Request for job description of Treasurer of Council 

28 Jul

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by nita benfield on 28 July 2016 .

Agency spend on supply teachers 

28 Jul

Response by Coventry City Council to Elliott Barrett on 28 July 2016 .

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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.

Ed Sheeran in Coventry? Puzzling mystery of the pop star’s ‘lost’ gig 

28 Jun

Ed Sheeran in Coventry? Puzzling mystery of the pop star's 'lost' gig.

‘Totally enthralling’ – Trembling Bells wow Coventry at Old Grammar School 

28 Jun

'Totally enthralling' - Trembling Bells wow Coventry at Old Grammar School.

Flashback: Celebrating The Beatles’ Revolver 50 years on 

28 Jun

Flashback: Celebrating The Beatles' Revolver 50 years on.

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