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Football memorial cup for Coventry hit-and-run brothers 

22 Jun

Casper and Corey Platt-May died in February after being hit by a car on their way to the park.


County Championship: Ian Bell and Dom Sibley give Bears hope of beating Kent 

22 Jun

Warwickshire pair Ian Bell and Dom Sibley share an unbroken 185-run stand to give the Bears a chance of beating Kent.


Coventry artist turns her home into a gallery 

22 Jun

Robyn Rainbow has opened her house to the public in the hope of encouraging community cohesion...


County Championship: Sean Dickson and Joe Denly put Kent in control against Warwickshire 

21 Jun

Centuries from Sean Dickson and Joe Denly help put Kent in control against Warwickshire at Tunbridge Wells.


Nuneaton man found guilty of illegal immigrant smuggling 

21 Jun

Kristopher John Salt, 27, had three adults and six children, including a one-year-old, hiding in his van.


Ernie Hunt: ‘Donkey kick’ scorer for Coventry City dies aged 75 

21 Jun

Ernie Hunt, scorer of the famous 'donkey kick' free-kick for Coventry City in 1970, dies at the age of 75.


Coventry start season at home to Scunthorpe 

21 Jun

Sunderland begin their first campaign in England's third tier for more than 30 years with a lunchtime kick off at home to Charlton Athletic.


Brexit and young people: ‘No-one’s told me how my future is affected’ 

21 Jun

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what about those who were too young to vote on Brexit...


County Championship: Joe Denly and Jonathan Trott hit fifties on day of 20 wickets 

20 Jun

Kent's Joe Denly and Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott both make fifties as 20 wickets fall in the day at Tunbridge Wells.


Coventry motorcyclist killed in crash named 

20 Jun

The family of Mark Jackson, who died on 13 June, say he will be "greatly missed" by the community.


Leinster drawn with Wasps in strong Champions Cup pool 

20 Jun

Defending champions Leinster will face three other former winners Wasps, Toulouse and Bath in Pool One of next year's Heineken Champions Cup.


Dominic Hyam: Coventry City defender signs contract extension 

20 Jun

Coventry City defender Dominic Hyam signs a two-year contract extension with the League One side.


Tree fall student ‘may never walk’ again 

20 Jun

Medical student Xander Van der Poll has no feeling in his legs after falling from a tree.


‘Knife held to baby’s throat’ in Coventry robbery 

20 Jun

Two men are accused of raiding a house in Coventry where they took cash and jewellery.


WW2 flare gun among 116 weapons surrendered in amnesty 

19 Jun

Historical weapons, including an 1890 rifle and a World War Two flare gun, are handed in to police.


Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government 

19 Jun

But Home Secretary Sajid Javid says the ban on recreational use of the drug will continue.


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Comment »

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...


Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...


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Features »

Warwick graduates in top 10 for highest earnings in over a dozen subjects 

22 Jun

The government’s 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset has found that in over a dozen subjects University of Warwick graduates are ranked 6th in the UK for high earnings five years after graduation.


The Libertine 

22 Jun

We went to Wales last year and Katie took us to a lovely cocktail bar called The Libertine.


Alzheimer’s breakthrough: brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed 

21 Jun

Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the ...


Suppressed Shakespeare speech revived for Refugee Week 

21 Jun

A short film, supported by the University of Warwick and involving Professor Tony Howard, is being released as part of Refugee Week (18th -24th June) has taken as its starting point a speech thought to be written by William Shakespeare over 400 years...


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 20th June 2018 

21 Jun

20th June 2018 In this week’s show: Leo reads Paul Brickhill’s edited extracts from the classic 1954 book ‘Reach for the Sky, Sue reads Sweet Memories of treats from childhood, David Kershaw talks to the Monday Club,  Dave reports on the ...


Post GST and the Business Crooks 

21 Jun

After the new Malaysian Government announced the removal of GST, a lot of people were happy, hoping that prices would go down and people would have more money to spend overall.


Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners 

20 Jun

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ ...


First Warwick behavioural science summit inspires international audience 

20 Jun

World Bank Senior Behavioural Scientist Nina Mazar was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Warwick Behavioural Science Summit, attended by about 200 delegates from the academic community, the civil service, and industry.


Aberwystwyth Castle 

20 Jun

This photo of Katie has been sitting in my Wales album for four years (when we took her off the University), and as she is about to graduate, I thought it was time to get it scrapped! I'm sure the image of her holding up the collapsing wall of the ...


Boost for female engineers: Warwick partners with Women’s Engineering Society 

19 Jun

Female Engineers of the present and future are to be better encouraged, supported and developed, as the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become an official Education Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).


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Coventry City FC »

My tribute to Ernie Hunt 

22 Jun

Ernie Hunt 17.3.1943 - 20.6.2018 The death of former Coventry City player Ernie Hunt means that in the space of two years we have lost two of the most talented players of the club's early years in the First Division.


League One fixtures 2018/19 

21 Jun

Sunderland will kick off the League One season when they host Charlton Athletic on August 4, live on Sky Sports at 12.30pm.


EFL fixtures day: Your guide 

18 Jun

The World Cup is in full flow but fans of the 72 Sky Bet EFL clubs across the country will have a keen eye on Thursday's fixture release.


The making of Maddison 

18 Jun

Leicester’s expected signing of James Maddison from Norwich is just the next step in the midfielder’s development.


Concern over the City Tour to Alicante 

18 Jun

A few Sky Blue Trust members have been in contact with us to express their concern and disappointment at the recently announced changes to the clubs tour of Spain in early July.


Carabao Cup: Lampard’s Derby at Oldham 

15 Jun

Frank Lampard's Derby will visit League Two side Oldham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.


Episode 188 – Lovely Wembley 

12 Jun

Well, we did it! Hopefully you’ve not calmed down in the slightest.


EFL AGM: What’s on the agenda? 

8 Jun

The EFL AGM is set to get underway on Friday, with clubs expected to vote on issues including extra time in the Carabao Cup, the ABBA system and match programmes.


2017-18 Stats review 

5 Jun

Stats summary 2017-18 After the miserable 2016-17 season which saw the club relegated to the fourth tier for the first time since 1958, four managers and some of the worst stats imaginable, albeit enlivened by a winning trip to Wembley in ...


Understanding this sky blue heart of mine ???? 

31 May

We are going up.


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Sport »

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...


Guild takeover the Wasps! 

29 Jan

Guard of Honour duties for the Guild...


Save the date 

24 Jan

Date for the 2018 Dinner Dance...


Coventry 57 – 12 Esher 

20 Jan

Coventry return to form.


Blackheath 61 – 29 Coventry 

13 Jan

If we should go up, I don't think we'll miss going to Blackheath...


Coventry 52 – 5 Old Albanians 

6 Jan

Whatever happens now, we've definitely won the majority of our games this season.


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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 »

Car parking Pomeroy close, 23rd June 

23 Jun

Pomeroy close Cv48az blue car using access only road to park car to use train station days can change left overnight for several days at a time arrived today Saturday 23rd June at 7am driver unapproachable causes great inconvenience as take...


All that Brass – free Saturday lunchtime recital 

23 Jun

A wonderful spectrum of music from Bach to the Beatles, from Purcell to the Pink Panther.


Coventry Welcomes – Party in the Park 

23 Jun

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre’s hosts its annual ‘Coventry Welcomes, Party in the Park’ at Primrose Hill Park, Hillfields.


NHS70: UHCW nurses named as national stars 

22 Jun

Specialist nurses Hannah Martin and Paula Taylor from the Neurosciences Department have always been stars as far as staff and patients at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust are concerned, but now the two have received...


Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

22 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to K.


Show support for the Armed Forces 

22 Jun

There will be a special church service at Holy Trinity church on 30 June to mark Armed Forces Day.


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Arts & Culture »

Gary Numan 

21 Jun

Gary Numan by Pete Clemons Now 60 years old it is good to see Gary Numan back in vogue again.


Rough Magic 

19 Jun

THE TEMPEST Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 19 th June, 2018   It’s not the first time The Tempest has been set in outer space.


You Can Sometimes Get What You Want – Review of the Rolling Stones and Specials Concert by Pete Chambers 

9 Jun

MUSIC MATTERS: You can sometimes get what you want.


A Nudge To Arms 

9 Jun

TRYING IT ON Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Friday 8 th June, 2018   At the grand age of 70, playwright David Edgar turns performer for the first time in this self-penned piece that blends autobiographical material and interviews with fellow ...


Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? 

8 Jun

Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? In 1962, weeks before the Beatles released Love Me Do and months before Elvis released Devil in Disguise, two Coventry schoolgirls, Sue and Mary...


Frank Ifield – Tobacco Road 1961 and the story behind the song. 

6 Jun

Frank Ifield - Tobacco Road 1961 by Trev Teasdel Coventry born Frank Ifield recorded a cover of JD Loudermilk's Tobacco Road in 1961, long before Micky Most produced the Nashville Teens hit version in 1964! Frank Ifield, born in Coundon, Coventry 30...


The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 

5 Jun

The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 by Pete Clemons Support band, The Specials, appeared on stage at just before 7pm.


Sweet and Sour 

1 Jun

MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 31 st May, 2018   When Helen leaves her native Manchester to work as a lawyer in Hong Kong, she feels out of place, a fraud, an English girl in a Chinese body.


Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets 

22 May

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets by Pete Clemons There wasn’t much chat from the stage.


Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 

17 May

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells by Pete Clemons One album that music lovers never seem to forget the release of was that of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.


White Noise – St Johns Church (Delia Derbyshire) 

10 May

White Noise – St Johns Church ( Delia Derbyshire) By Pete Clemons The people who designed and built those wonderful medieval churches centuries ago, along with the relatively more modern structures, could never have imagined that, years later, what...


Repeat Offender 

9 May

FLEABAG Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 9 th May, 2018   It’s a real treat to be able to see Maddie Rice reprise the hit one-woman show, three years since I first enjoyed it in Birmingham.


Hired and Fired-Up 

5 May

THE HIRED MAN The Albany Theatre, Coventry, Friday 4 th May, 2018   If Thomas Hardy upped sticks and moved north to Cumbria (or Cumberland, as it was known then) the chances are he would have come up with something very like Melvyn Bragg’s family ...


The Rolling Stones in Coventry 

2 May

The Rolling Stones in Coventry by Pete Clemons Rock and roll is for the young people.


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