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Finham Park School gets go-ahead to open a second school in Coventry 

2 Oct

Government gives green light to a free school 'Finham Park 2', which will open next September possibly in the Tile Hill area...


Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Wet two weeks ahead as temperatures drop 

2 Oct

Last month was the second driest September in Coventry since 1870...


Revealed: Coventry’s best mobile networks named in report 

2 Oct

Detailed survey looks at how good your mobile provider is doing in Coventry...


New Coventry safeguarding children hub set up to prevent repeat of Daniel Pelka tragedy 

2 Oct

Professionals involved in child care based in one place meaning information about at-risk children can be easily shared...


Two new free schools are approved 

2 Oct

Rugby Free Primary School and Finham Park 2, Coventry, are the latest free schools to be approved in the area.


Threat to services as council seeks huge savings 

2 Oct

FRONT-LINE services in the city will be axed as the council looks to slash millions from its budget.


Hub aims to tackle flaws in Daniel Pelka case 

2 Oct

ABUSED children in the city will be better protected now different agencies are together in a single room.


Look: Nuneaton grans complete 60-mile canal canoe challenge to highlight rare condition 

2 Oct

Julia Plummer and Lorraine Robinson row from home town to Northampton to raise awareness of Gitelman Syndrome which claimed the life of Julia's daughter at 28...


Coventry Magistrates Court: Harassment by attending a woman’s home uninvited and persistently contacting her via social networking among cases heard 

2 Oct

Cases dealt with at Coventry Magistrates Court on September 8...


Firefighters tackling Foleshill blaze discover cannabis factory going up in smoke 

2 Oct

Crews called out to Coventry fire this morning spotted huge drugs haul...


Replay: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

2 Oct

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Wednesday, October 1...


Live: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

2 Oct

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Thursday, October 2...


Sharp rise in Coventry women hospitalised by booze 

2 Oct

More and more Coventry women are ending up in hospital after drinking too much, new figures show...


Tile Hill Wood School wins Coventry Schools Rounders Tournament 

1 Oct

Year 9 girls beat King Henry VIII in quick final...


‘It is not only travellers that need to clean up after themselves – what about some of the public?’ 

1 Oct

Rubbish dropped in the streets and sport in the city - Coventry Telegraph letters for October 1...


Tollbar island warning of more roadworks closures 

1 Oct

A45/A46 junction will be closed to traffic overnight at the weekend...


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The Paedophile Hunter revealed Stinson Hunter has done parents a favour 

2 Oct

Even if you disagree with his methods, Hunter has at least raised awareness of the dangerous predators lurking on the internet...


Red Button: BBC censor The Specials again – to save cash! 

30 Sep

Corporation fade out Too Much Too Young 30 years after chopping last verse on Top of the Pops...


Red Button: On yer bike Mary, for some home truths! 

29 Sep

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh tells of cycling to school in Coventry in all weathers...


Can you help make Reclaim the Night 2015 a success? 

29 Sep

Reclaim the Night is a women-led event fighting for the right of all women to be out on the street and in public spaces without fear or threat of violence.


Kev’s Column: Parliament Recalled 

26 Sep

Ever week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” on line.


Kev’s Column: We’re Sticking Together 

19 Sep

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the historic vote for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom.


RICOH ARENA FUTURE 

19 Sep

There is a lot of speculation circulating on the internet concerning the future of the Ricoh Arena.


This is the day 

18 Sep

The polling places have closed, the ballots have been cast and the votes are being counted...


More Finding Jobs Across The Bay. 

18 Sep

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has welcomed figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton has fallen by 680 over the last year, a drop of 30% since August 2013.


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Features »

Economist finds formula for the ‘perfect ask’ in online fundraising 

2 Oct

Going it alone and setting cash targets are part of the perfect ask fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research.


International partnership to inspire gifted young scientists 

2 Oct

IGGY, the University of Warwicks educational social network for bright young people, has partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), as part of the Global STEM Alliance, to deliver a distinctive global residential school for gifted 11-18 ...


Warwick leaps up 38 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 

2 Oct

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings published today, Thursday 2 nd October 2014, reveal that the University of Warwick has leapt up 38 places in that table to now be ranked 103rd in the world.


Warwick offers education in banned books and hip hop 

2 Oct

Global hip-hop and obscene literature are just two of the topics people in Coventry and Warwickshire can study if they sign up to one of the University of Warwick certificate courses.


230 students engineer a bright future as doors open at new WMG Academy for Young Engineers 

2 Oct

After three years of intense planning, consultation and construction, the WMG Academy for Young Engineers has opened its doors to its very first cohort of students.


Upwey 

2 Oct

On holiday this year we had very few poor weather days, but the first of August dawned drizzly so we decided to visit a local tourist attraction at Upwey.


Warwick leaps up 38 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 

1 Oct

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings published today, Thursday 2 nd October 2014, reveal that the University of Warwick has leapt up 38 places in that table to now be ranked 103rd in the world.


26th & 27th September 2014 

1 Oct

Last cpl of days of my holiday were spent at Draycote Water with quite a showy Greenshank...


23rd & 24th September 2014 

1 Oct

Spent a cpl of days locally again at Shustoke Reservoir photographing the 1 remaining Ruff a confiding juv Ringed Plover...


The Custard Panel 

30 Sep

Leafing through some photographs on my phone with Mum yesterday, I was alerted to the arrival of an email.


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Coventry City FC »

Sting in the Tail for CCFC 

1 Oct

Sting in the Tail for CCFC Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/10/2014 20:13:00 Wasps still keen on the Ricoh...


Swanson waits on diagnosis 

1 Oct

Coventry's Danny Swanson will discover on Thursday if he needs an operation on his right knee.


Episode 76 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

1 Oct

This week: The Not Suitable For Anything performance against Preston gets a pummelling.


Swanson waits on diagnosis 

30 Sep

Coventry's Danny Swanson will discover on Thursday if he needs an operation on his right knee.


CCFC: Good to see ‘Reserves’ at Home 

30 Sep

CCFC: Good to see 'Reserves' at Home Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/09/2014 14:20:00 Free entry today to under-21 game...


CCFC: Two Chances to Impress 

30 Sep

CCFC: Two Chances to Impress Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/09/2014 08:30:00 Midweek action for City...


Fan-Ownership Really Can Work! 

29 Sep

Congratulations to all the fans and the Trust at Pompey.


Steve Waggott To Be Guest Speaker 

29 Sep

City Chief Exec.


Garner unmoved my Pressley comments 

29 Sep

Preston striker Joe Garner says he was unmoved by Coventry boss Steven Pressley saying he goes down easily.


CCFC: October Preview 

29 Sep

CCFC: October Preview Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/09/2014 10:05:00 Six games for the Sky Blues...


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Sport »

Coventry Bees boss says play-off tie remains wide open 

2 Oct

BEES will take an eight-point lead to Swindon for the second leg of their Elite League play-off semi-final after a 49-41 win at Brandon on Monday.


New futsal project for the unemployed 

2 Oct

A FOOTBALL project which aims to help build the skills and confidence of unemployed people is set to launch thanks to the support of a local grant-making organisation.


More success for veteran Mick Ives 

2 Oct

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Youngsters providing fans with a reason to smile 

2 Oct

THIS weekamp;#039;s Sky Blues fanamp;#039;s view column has been sent in by Benjamin Lipman who is enjoying watching the latest batch of academy graduates in Steven Pressleyamp;#039;s first team.


‘Scooter man’ completes heroic Challenge Almere 

2 Oct

THREE members of Coventry Triathletes recently made their way over to Almere in Amsterdam to take part in Challenge Almere - an endurance distance triathlon for the brave hearted but one competitor came home a hero with the nickname amp...


Blaze taste first Elite League defeat in Belfast 

30 Sep

BLAZE saw their 100 per cent start to the 2014/15 Elite League campaign come to an abrupt end after tasting defeat on the road at defending champions Belfast Giants.


Joy at last for Crutchlow after podium finish in Aragon 

30 Sep

CAL Crutchlow tasted a rare moment of success in Aragon after claiming his first podium finish of the season.


Coventry City Ladies make a point at home Preston 

30 Sep

COVENTRY City Ladies did what the menamp;#039;s team could not and picked up a valuable point at home to Preston North End to extend their impressive run in all competitions to six matches.


Sky Blues boss takes the blame for Preston defeat 

30 Sep

STEVEN Pressley says the buck likes with him after the Sky Blues slipped to their third successive defeat at home to Preston North End.


Street Not Intimidated By High Flying Ionians. 

29 Sep

Cliché; the score does not reflect ‘Street’s contribution to their first home encounter of the season against ambitious high-flyers Hull Ionians RFC.


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Business news »

Aerocom Metals eyes overseas expansion following funding deal 

30 Sep

COVENTRY-based manufacturer Aerocom Metals is looking to expand further into South East Asia and the US following a funding package of £955,000 from Santander Corporate & Commercial.


Further investment as auto sector manufacturer Sarginsons eyes market leader role 

30 Sep

ONE of Coventrys oldest established engineering firms has just completed a new £250,000 investment to round off a transformation that it hopes will make it a market leader in the production of...


General Motors signs up to Manufacturing Technology Centre 

29 Sep

ONE of the worlds largest car manufacturers has become the latest business to join Coventrys pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre.


Coventry law firms set for merger 

26 Sep

TWO of Coventrys law firms are to merge to sustain their growth strategies.


Smoke alarm firm Sprue lights up the markets with record interims 

22 Sep

COVENTRY-based Sprue Aegis, one of Europe\'s leading home safety products suppliers, has announced a record half year with revenue and profits both hitting new highs.


Green light for overhaul of Coventry’s Skydome 

18 Sep

A £2m facelift for Coventry leisure development Skydome has been given the go-ahead by the city council..


Six specialist hires bolster Lloyds’ SME offering in Solihull 

17 Sep

Headed-up by senior manager, Gary Saxon, the team will be based at Lloyds Bank’s offices on Stratford Road in Solihull, but will also work with customers in Coventry and the wider Midlands...


Persimmon secures planning permission for £13m Coventry development 

15 Sep

REGIONAL housebuilder Persimmon Homes South Midlands has secured planning permission for a new £13m residential development in Coventry.


Lloyds backs Dunwood Travel’s expansion 

15 Sep

Dunwood Travel offers holidays for the over 50s, including coach travel, day trips and mini-breaks across the UK, and has additional sales teams operating from offices in Nuneaton and Coventry...


Government signs off on £100m Growth Deal for Coventry & Warwickshire 

12 Sep

A GROWTH deal which could be worth more than £100m to the local economy has officially been signed between the government and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.


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CCTV APPEAL – Coventry theft – Check your fob has done its job. 

24 Sep

CCTV APPEAL - Coventry theft - Check your fob has done its job.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


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LocalGov »

Charity Barn Dance 

3 Oct

Charity barn dance for families In support of Coventry's international children's charity Global Care.


Tot Waddles at The War Memorial Park 

3 Oct

Come and meet the education team for some fun in the park.


Are you entitled for a free flu vaccination that 

2 Oct

Thousands of people across Coventry are being encouraged to take advantage of a free flu vaccination before the winter season takes hold.


Hockley lane potholes and degraded path, 1st October 

1 Oct

As photos shown path at the junction of Hockley lane with broad lane is in a degraded state causing a major trip hazard.


Travellers – Conviscation orders. 

1 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to E.


Touch Rugby Coventry 

1 Oct

Adult touch rugby sessions in Coventry! New players welcome...


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Arts & Culture »

Vince Martin and the Vampires 

23 Sep

Back again - Pete Clemons with memories from Vince Martin of the Vampires , Coventry 1950's / early 60's for the Coventry Telegraph.


Swing to the Right 

18 Sep

PROPAGANDA SWING Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Wednesday 17 th September, 2014 Berlin, 1939 and American journalist Bill Constant (Richard Conlon) finds his radio broadcasts heavily vetted by nasty Nazi Heinrich Hinkel (Paul Lincoln) and the woman he ...


Comedy Shows in Coventry 

12 Sep

There seems to be loads of comedians around at the moment – and almost every week there is one or more stand up comedy shows in the Coventry and Leamington area.


Mallory Knox Playing Coventry 

12 Sep

You can see up and coming rock band  Mallory Knox on the first date of their Autumn 2014 UK tour – here in Coventry at the Kasbah.


Charity Gig in aid of Coventry MS Society 

11 Sep

Formed in Coventry The JPs are performing a one off gig for local Multiple Sclerosis charities at The Tin (Taylor John’s House) , Canal Basin, Coventry.


Leamington + Coventry Live Music Sept 11th to 14th 

10 Sep

Thu 11 Sep 2014 20:30 The Hannafords Tump Folk Club, The Humber, Coventry, CV3 1BA Fri 12 Sep 2014 20:00 Running For Cover Carey’s, Hertford Place, Coventry, CV1 3JZ Fri 12 Sep 2014 18:30 The Deserts @Kasbah, Coventry, CV1 5LY … Read more...


Recent interviews with Tony D about Kill Your Pet Puppy for Noisey (Vice) / Doomed To Extinction / Maximum Rock And Roll 

9 Sep

Tony D (Mick Mercer collection) I’m an intern at Noisey France (Vice magazine musical platform) and I wanted to write an article about Kill Your Pet Puppy.


A Delightful Night At The Perfect Live Band Wedding Venue 

5 Sep

Once again down in the heart of the Cotswolds , the band arrive at a new wedding venue in good time after cutting through Friday evening traffic.


Culture Shake – Music & Art Sept 6th Coventry 

4 Sep

Culture Shake : A showcase of Coventry & Warwickshire’s finest local professional artists at The Tin Music & Arts Centre, Canal Basin, on Saturday 6th September.


The Mosquitos are Back (Coventry RnB band) 

2 Sep

Pete Clemons looks at the return of Coventry RnB band The Mosquitos in the Coventry Telegraph.


Reg Calvert – A Rock n Roll Rollercoaster 

2 Sep

Another Pete Clemons special from the Coventry Telegraph .


Wonderful Wedding At Whatley Manor 

31 Aug

The Cotswolds is host to some pretty spectacular venues, and we’ve just been introduced to yet another! The wedding party and guests hailed from across the globe, and it seems with the world to choose from, they chose Whatley Manor! It’s ...


Lively Wedding At Ettington Park Hotel 

30 Aug

Always a delight to play, Ettington Park is just down the road in Stratford-Upon-Avon .


Part 1 – Buffalo Bar – London – 29/08/13 – Silent Scream 

19 Aug

Part 1 – The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London, N1 – 29/08/13 August 2013 – The month of much practising and some considerable movement for the newly resurrected band from, ahem, many many moons past, Part 1.


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