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Coventry and Warwickshire Weather: Ice and fog more of hazard than snow in the next week 

30 Jan

With Arctic maritime air feeding in from the north, our region is well sheltered from wintry showers...

Walsgrave Seva School plan: Officers recommend approval – but with conditions 

30 Jan

Coventry City Council will meet on Thursday to discuss controversial scheme at Link House...

Foleshill student given top police award 

30 Jan

Raluca Mocanasu, aged 22, has been taking part in a street watch scheme...

Nicola Payne murder accused in court 

30 Jan

Two men appear in court accused of killing 18-year-old Nicola Payne, who disappeared in Coventry 23 years ago.

Holbrooks thug attacked his mum after a row over tidying up, court told 

30 Jan

Nicholas Hill tried went to the Appeal Court to try to get his sentence reduced and his conviction overturned...

Nicola Payne: Nigel Barwell and Thomas O’Reilly appear at crown court accused of murdering missing Coventry mum 

30 Jan

Barwell tells court: 'I just want to say we're both innocent men and we sit here, in custody, as innocent men, Sir.

Twelve-year-old boy injured after being hit by car in Radford Road 

30 Jan

Youngster treated at scene at 8.40am on Friday morning after accident...

Replay: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

30 Jan

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus weather, traffic and sport on Thursday January 29...

A45 crash at Canley causes havoc for rush hour drivers 

30 Jan

Major tailbacks clogged up the busy bypass after incident outside Canley fire station...

Retired teacher admits sex offences against boys 

30 Jan

A RETIRED teacher from Coventry has been told he is likely to be jailed after he admitted sexual offences against three boys in the 1980s.

Retired teacher warned he faces jail after pleading guilty to sex offences dating back 30 years 

30 Jan

John Patton, 75, of Mount Nod admitted offences dating back to 1980s...

Coventry Grace Academy staff called to meeting today over possible job losses 

30 Jan

Teaching and support staff called to meeting as consultation over unspecified job losses begins...

Snow falls over most of Coventry and Warwickshire 

30 Jan

There could be yet more snow heading our way this weekend according to the Met Office...

Live: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

30 Jan

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus weather, traffic and sport on Friday January 30...

Three Coventry police bases set to be sold off 

30 Jan

Buildings in Radford, Tile Hill and Spon End expected to be shut after meeting next week...

Nicola Payne: Two Coventry men accused of murder due to appear via video link at crown court today 

30 Jan

Nigel Barwell and Thomas O'Reilly to appear for preliminary hearing...

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‘It’s enough to drive you to drink': Warwickshire brewery creates beer glasses for women 

29 Jan

Food and drink writer Mary Griffin says: 'Personally, I don’t care whether you drink it from a pewter tankard, a Champagne flute or a shoe...

External Funding Newsflash 

28 Jan

A further funding opportunity for you to look at: Scottish Power – Energy People Trust open for applications (GB) Grants of up to £50,000 are available to registered charities in Great Britain for projects that address fuel poverty explicitly ...

News and Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 12 January 2015 

28 Jan

Rogue traders Residents are being reminded to avoid rogue traders who may cold call and carry out sub-standard work on their properties.

Nicola Payne: ‘It remains to be seen if we’ll ever know the truth but today marks a hugely significant step’ 

27 Jan

The evidence police have secured will be scrutinised in courtrooms by some of the UK’s most skilled legal minds...

Dead men tell no tales 

26 Jan

”The grave`s a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.

Allesley Hotel, Birmingham Road 

23 Jan

Residents have complained to me that the hotel has not been getting rid of its waste hygienically, a wall which is part of the hotel is in poor repair and that some of the trees on its land have branches recently fallen down endangering neighbours.

Browns Lane and Lyons Park – you win some, you lose some! 

23 Jan

I supported a residents petition at Planning Committee recently objecting to a Browns Lane resident building a house in his back garden.

Red Button: Coventry ‘stunner’ Debee Ashby says Page Three should be consigned to dustbin of history 

23 Jan

Former glamour model and 'wild child' says glitzy lifestyle was not all that it seemed and soon took its toll...

Help for Thistley Fields residents 

23 Jan

A number of elderly residents have had difficulties recently in getting help to improve their homes.

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New £12 million Synthetic Biology Centre to help drive advances in biotechnology, medicine and food security 

29 Jan

Researchers at the University of Warwick have won a 12 Million award to create a new Centre to develop advanced technologies in synthetic biology.

Vince Cable announces that Warwick will be one of the five universities to lead the Alan Turing Institute 

29 Jan

The University of Warwick is one five universities announced today, Wednesday 28 th January, by the Rt.

New £12 million Synthetic Biology Centre to help drive advances in biotechnology, medicine and food security 

29 Jan

Researchers at the University of Warwick have won a 12 Million award to create a new Centre to develop advanced technologies in synthetic biology.

Globalisation doesn’t automatically make countries better off 

29 Jan

Only a small number of countries benefitted from the first wave of globalisation around 150 years ago, whilst the majority of nations ended up worse-off, a new study by the University of Warwick has revealed.

A Giggle of Santas 

29 Jan

Another set of photos that made an appearance in my JYC, but I did take lots on that day, so a 12x12" page was in order! This layout was made for the UKS weekly challenge to use warm colours (i did add a bit of green, but couldn't resist it on my ...

Vince Cable announces that Warwick will be 1 of the 5 universities to lead the Alan Turing Institute 

28 Jan

The University of Warwick is one five universities announced today, Wednesday 28 th January, by the Rt.

Crude conspiracy theories could be right 

28 Jan

Researchers have for the first time provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought oil is often the reason for interfering in another countrys war.


27 Jan

Tuesday 27th January 2015 Since returning from not so sunny Lanzarote I've been visiting Tips and Sewage outfalls, as you do.

Back to 12×12! 

27 Jan

Made my first 12x12" layout for almost two months today, I like to get a Christmas page in my large Christmas album, and at least one in the kids scrapbooks.

Identify HR’s role for M&A deals to succeed 

26 Jan

HR needs to adapt to the right role for the many different types of mergers and acquisitions to improve the chance of the deal being a success, says new research by Warwick Business School.

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Coventry City FC »

Coventry City v Rochdale 

30 Jan

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Coventry City and Rochdale (15:00 GMT).

Samuel set for Coventry debut 

30 Jan

New Coventry signing Dominic Samuel could make his Sky Blues debut against Rochdale.

Have City Got It Right With Samuel Signing? 

30 Jan

Have City Got It Right With Samuel Signing? Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/01/2015 08:36:00 Striker 'well thought of' at Reading...

Episode 87 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

29 Jan

This week: Professional game goer CJ Joiner gets involved and has the uneviable task of finding positivity from the Yeovil game.

Samuel makes Coventry move 

29 Jan

Coventry have completed the signing of Reading striker Dominic Samuel on loan until April.

Coventry loan Samuel from Reading 

29 Jan

League One side Coventry City sign Reading striker Dominic Samuel on an emergency loan deal until 28 April.

Samuel joins Coventry 

29 Jan

Coventry have signed Reading striker Dominic Samuel on loan until April.

England Under-19 Striker Signs for City 

29 Jan

England Under-19 Striker Signs for City Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/01/2015 11:12:00 Reading youngster joins Sky Blues...

Sky Blues v Rochdale 

29 Jan

Sky Blues v Rochdale Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/01/2015 09:11:00 Coventry City are back at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon looking to find a way of improving a home record that is in danger of dragging them into the League One relegation...

Coventry’s Tudgay ‘has role to play’ 

28 Jan

Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay could yet help solve Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley's search for extra strike power.

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Reading striker Dominic Samuel joins Sky Blues on loan 

29 Jan

STRIKER Dominic Samuel has joined the Sky Blues on an emergency loan deal from Championship side Reading.

Blaze leave it late at home to Dundee Stars 

28 Jan

JAKUB Jakub Sindel netted the crucial game-winning goal as Blaze beat Dundee Stars 2-1 at the Skydome to move to within just a point of the Elite League play-offs.

Gary Madine deal out of Sky Blues hands 

28 Jan

SKY Blues chief executive Steve Waggott has confirmed it is out of his hands whether or not striker Gary Madine will sign on a permanent deal with the League One club.

Japan v New Zealand 

28 Jan

WASPS have signed All Black winger Frank Halai from the Auckland Blues for the 2015/16 season.

Dan Rundle hat-trick helps Coventry win 

28 Jan

A HAT-TRICK from Dan Rundle helped Coventry on their way to a 16th consecutive win to seal the club's longest winning run since the Second World War.

Phil Roach hits top form for MIRacing 

28 Jan

PHIL Roach continued his excellent run of form by producing two more excellent individual performances over another busy weekend.

Aussie star McMillan joins Coventry 

28 Jan

WORLD class Australian Bobby McMillan has joined Coventry Cycle Speedway club ahead of the 2015 season.

Victory for City ladies as winning streak continues 

28 Jan

THE WINNING streak continues for Coventry City Ladies after they recorded their 12th consecutive win of the season to progress in the County Cup at the expense of Burton Albion Ladies.

Are us Sky Blues fans still singing together 

28 Jan

This week's fan's view column has been sent in by Andrew Hall (@reference87) who questions whether Sky Blues fans are still in it together.

Toulon trip for Wasps in European Champions Cup 

26 Jan

THE ULTIMATE test in club rugby lies ahead for Wasps who will face European Champions Toulon after making it through to the quarter-finals of Europeamp;#039;s top club competition.

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City Link was a mistake says Moulton 

28 Jan

THE owner of the private equity firm which owned Coventry-based parcel delivery group City Link has admitted trying to turn the business around was a mistake.

Severn Trent agrees new business plan unlocking £3.3bn of investment 

28 Jan

MIDLANDS utility Severn Trent has accepted the final proposals for its five-year business plan following deliberations from water industry watchdog Ofwat.

Chamber to host hustings events 

27 Jan

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

£30m Aerospace Research Centre handed over to MTC 

26 Jan

THE £30m Aerospace Research Centre being developed next to Coventrys pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre has been formally handed over by construction company Wates and Midlands-based pr...

Warwickshire accountants host charity quiz night 

26 Jan

Warwickshire-based accountancy firm Burgis Bullock held its 10th annual quiz night at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Seymours recruits three legal experts 

24 Jan

The longest-established firm of solicitors in Coventry and Warwickshire continues to grow its team with the recruitment of three more dedicated experts.

Coventry & Warks LEP reorganises planning group to reflect changing priorities 

23 Jan

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnerships planning group has undergone a reorganisation with a new name; new chairman and new board lead to reflect a renewed emphasis on meeti...

Coventry manufacturer signs strategic agreement to move into India 

21 Jan

A COVENTRY manufacturer has signed a strategic agreement with an Indian firm that will see it establish itself in the sub-continent and other Asian markets.

New business prompts Wates Construction to expand Midlands operation 

21 Jan

THE construction group currently developing the Manufacturing Technology Centres (MTC) Ansty Park campus in Coventry and the £20m expansion of intu Potteries in Stoke on Trent, has announced pl...

Birmingham lags behind Coventry in Centre for Cities report 

19 Jan

City lags a lowly 50th in report charting growth over the past 10 years - while nearby Coventry is flying high...

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Lollipop man robbed of safety sign 

28 Jan

Lollipop man robbed of safety sign A popular lollipop man who has helped Coventry schoolchildren cross the road for over 14 years has been left injured after a robber pushed him to the ground and stole his road sign.

Woman in wheelchair gets up to steal goods in Coventry 

26 Jan

Woman in wheelchair gets up to steal goods in Coventry Do you recognise these two individuals? Officers from Coventry Police want to speak with them after food was stolen from an MS in a BP Service Station on the A45.

Do you know this man? BTP appeal for witnesses after bike is stolen from Canley station 

26 Jan

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after a bike was stolen from Canley railway station on Friday, 5 December.

Do you know this man? BTP appeal for witnesses after bike is stolen from Canley station 

26 Jan

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after a bike was stolen from Canley railway station on Friday, 5 December.

CCTV captures unprovoked punch on Coventry man 

9 Jan

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Business fire safety 

30 Dec

Coventry fire crews have been carrying out unannounced fire safety visits across the city during the festive period.

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LocalGov »

Damage to speed restriction island Langbank Avenue, 30th January 

30 Jan

A warning post has been knocked off the speed restriction island in Langbank Avenue where it meets Alex Grierson Close (CV3 2RG), and is lying on the grass verge.

Loose tyre in road on the roundabout, 30th January 

30 Jan

Seen this morning not aware of how long its been there.

Tile Hill Library music & rhymetime- Early Hurly Burly 

30 Jan

Music and rhymetime session at Tile Hill Library every Friday 10:00-11:30 (term time only).

Statistics for number of children in the Authority and social services referrals 

29 Jan

Response by Coventry City Council to Steph Moriarty on 29 January 2015 .

Performance data reveals record A-level results in Coventry 

29 Jan

Coventry students in sixth forms and colleges have achieved record results, latest performance figures have revealed.

West Midlands Forum (Elective Home Education) 

29 Jan

Response by Coventry City Council to Mr.

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Arts & Culture »

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.

Peace at Last 

17 Jan

Lazy Saturday nap time, so I've got a few minutes to sit down and update my blog in peace and quiet.

The Primitives – Coventry band 

15 Jan

First main Pete Clemons article for the Coventry Telegraph in 2015, this time remembering the 80's hit band The Primitives who reformed.

Smoothie Experiments 

15 Jan

My quest to get my five a day in smoothie form continues, and I have to say I do feel the benefit of them, at least my stomach does! One of the latest attempts has been this:   Frozen Black Forest Mix, a pear, grapes and some blueberries, topped up ...

Coventry Music Stars 2014 

14 Jan

Coventry music stars that made 2014 a year to remember Article by Pete Clemons for the Coventry Telegraph.

Fun and Games 

11 Jan

Thought I'd post a little update of what we've been getting up to in the last few days...

Happy New Year From The CoverUps 

9 Jan

Happy New Year to you all! We’ve had a hectic couple of months playing weddings, Christmas and New Year’s parties.

Raspberry and Banana Muffins 

6 Jan

After we returned from visiting the family over the Christmas period, we didn't have a lot of food left in the house, but for some reason I had about five very overripe bananas.

New Beginnings 

4 Jan

It's that time of the year when everything is new and full of possibilities.

A New Blanket 

26 Dec

What a strange few days it's been.


19 Dec

So I've finally reached the end of term, and boy has it been a tough one! Ed is doing a Primary PGCE which is a whole lot of hard work, and I have been struggling through not feeling very well a lot of the time.

Étude in Stripes 

14 Dec

My next project to share here after our mammoth photographing session the other day is my Étude in Stripes.

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