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Weather: Another fine, sunny week in prospect 

28 Jul

Will Monday live up to its reputation of warmest day of the year...


Region to lose only 50m swim pool 

28 Jul

The only 50m swimming pool in the West Midlands is to close, to be replaced by a new £37m leisure centre, a council plan reveals.


Hopes to save Coventry’s Olympic-sized swimming pool are sunk 

28 Jul

50m city centre pool is 'not sustainable' says council despite record petition asking for one...


Police release name of Newton village shooting victim 

28 Jul

23-year-old Jordan Matthew Banton was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head...


Live: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

28 Jul

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus the weather, traffic and sport as it happens...


Country lane shooting victim named 

28 Jul

Jordan Banton, who was found dead in his car in a country lane on Friday, had suffered a single shotgun wound to the head, a post-mortem examination finds.


Bridge over ring road demolished 

27 Jul

A bridge over Coventry's ring road is demolished in the latest milestone of a £59m redevelopment.


Man who died at Global Gathering was from Coventry 

27 Jul

20-year-old from city was taken ill at dance music event but died at Warwick Hospital early on Saturday...


‘Getaway car’ details after shooting 

27 Jul

Details of the suspected getaway car used by a gunman are released by police investigating a murder.


Man dies at Stratford Global Gathering music festival 

27 Jul

Post mortem to be carried out on 20-year-old, whose death is unexplained...


Man dies at Stratford GlobalGathering music festival 

27 Jul

Post mortem to be carried out on 20-year-old, whose death is unexplained...


Police appeal for witnesses to fatal Newton shooting 

27 Jul

Three arrested following incident in village near Rugby on Friday morning...


Man taken ill at dance event dies 

26 Jul

A man dies after falling ill at the Global Gathering dance music event in Warwickshire.


Third arrest over Rugby shooting 

26 Jul

A third person is arrested after a man is found shot dead inside a car near Newton, Rugby.


Smile, councillors – you’re on candid camera… 

26 Jul

Self-proclaimed 'watchdog' Keith Kondakor causes a stir at Nuneaton Bedworth by recording cabinet meeting...


Pervert jailed for sharing child porn pictures on Twitter 

26 Jul

Warwickshire man downloaded images and posted them on social network 'to make friends', court told...


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Comment »

Torbay Welcome For Growth Figures 

26 Jul

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, haswelcomed new GDP figures showing the economy has now moved ahead of its pre-crisis level.


Kev’s Column: A Shot In The Dark 

26 Jul

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online.


Eyeless in Gaza 

21 Jul

It was no less a visionary than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who allegedly said that an eye for an eye leaves the world blind...


Albany Road Closure (Developing) 

19 Jul

Whilst I have come across content relating to Albany Road from social media, until I receive permission from the authors themselves, the following is what I have been given permission to include thus far.


Red Button: How the King of Jordan paid secret visits to Coventry radio enthusiast 

18 Jul

King Hussein dropped into Wyken to visit fellow radio ham who 'got him out of extreme trouble...


School trips are a worth it just to see the smile on children’s faces 

18 Jul

'Students have over-shot their destination on trains and had to return in the guard’s van...


Sky Blue Thinking: It’s time to move on and #bringCityhome 

16 Jul

'We mustn’t lose sight of is that the most important thing is getting our club back home, to the Ricoh...


The Future of Our Railways 

15 Jul

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Tuesday 15thJuly 2014) reacted to the publication of a detailed report by Network Rail examining the options for strengthening rail resilience west of Exeter.


Red Button: £25,000 to make it a very happy Monday! 

15 Jul

Coventry City Council finds that the Happy Mondays don't come cheap...


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Features »

26th July 2014 

28 Jul

After finishing my Night shift I headed straight up to Seeswood Pool but no sign of the Night Heron between 5:30 - 6:30am so headed off for some much needed sleep! 2 1/2 hrs later I'm rudely awakened by a txt from Tom Perrins Golden Plover Sp ...


UKS Team Challenge 

28 Jul

It is the turn of my team on UKS to set the weekly challenge.


Yesterday – a big day for the area 

27 Jul

Joy and I decided to go to Middleton Lakes early on Saturday morning.


Pacific Golden Plover – Middleton Lakes RSPB 

27 Jul

26th July 2014 I was planning on another quiet day as my car was playing up and wouldn't be sorted till Tuesday.


A Budding Photographer 

26 Jul

My nephew is currently on holiday in Dorset, and for the past couple of years he has been really keen on photography.


Garden Update: Summer Sowing 

26 Jul

Apologies that I haven't been writing much on this blog lately - things were a bit crazy with finishing my Masters degree and then starting a new full-time job (well, technically, it's a traineeship).


MP Chris White opens new family facility 

25 Jul

New relatives rooms are already providing a welcome haven for families...


Godiva to attend Warwick World congress 

25 Jul

A six-metre-high puppet of Lady Godiva will be striding across the University of Warwick campus next week to mark the opening of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World congress.


Night Heron, Seeswood Pool – revisited 

25 Jul

24th July 2014 A few more images of the Night Heron at Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron, Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron Night Heron...


At Last 

25 Jul

I visited the Reservoir yesterday twice and it is still quiet, the 3 Common Sandpiper and LRP were still there in the morning but I didn’t see them in the evening.


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Coventry City FC »

Four Games in Five Days to Test Sky Blues 

26 Jul

Four Games in Five Days to Test Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/07/2014 08:33:00 City are back for a week of friendlies...


CCFC: Short Shrift Given to SISU Appeal 

25 Jul

CCFC: Short Shrift Given to SISU Appeal Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/07/2014 15:25:00 Judge rejects club owners' call...


Four sent off early in Coventry friendly 

25 Jul

Four players are sent off in the opening 29 minutes of Coventry City's pre-season friendly with Greek side AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at officials 

25 Jul

Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour in Coventry's 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at officials 

25 Jul

Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour in Coventry's 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at four red cards 

25 Jul

Coventry manager Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour during their 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


CCFC: It’s Pressley’s Team (Almost) 

24 Jul

CCFC: It's Pressley's Team (Almost) Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/07/2014 20:22:00 Manager stamps his mark on Sky Blues...


Wall of Colour 

24 Jul

Sky Sports is calling on all Football League fans to show their true colours for their club's opening home match of the new season.


CCFC: The Life of a Trialist 

23 Jul

CCFC: The Life of a Trialist Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/07/2014 11:36:00 Tudgay impresses Sky Blue players and manager...


Trialist Striker Impresses Coventry Boss 

22 Jul

Trialist Striker Impresses Coventry Boss Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/07/2014 09:26:00 Will Tudgay link up with Sky Blues...


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Sport »

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley content with summer work 

25 Jul

In the first first of a two part interview Steven Pressley talks Callum Wilson, losing other key players and what fans can expect from his new recruits.


Alan Robinson Here come the Coventry Bears 

24 Jul

IT HAS taken 16 years to get Coventry Bears into the professional ranks but the clubamp;#039;s managing director, Alan Robinson, insists the hard work begins now.


Sky Blues are in good shape says Conor Thomas 

24 Jul

SKY Blues midfielder Conor Thomas admits it was a huge blow to lose top scorer and close friend Callum Wilson over the summer but he is confident the clubamp;#039;s latest recruits are more than capable of achieving success next season.


Sky is the limit as Coventry Bears turn professional 

23 Jul

THE SKY is the limit for rugby league in Coventry according to the leagueamp;#039;s chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer after the Coventry Bears were officially introduced to the professional ranks.


Storm signing Luke Priest set to rbing experience 

23 Jul

EXPERIENCED National League rider Luke Priest has spoken of his delight at joining a winning team after replacing the injured Luke Chang in the Storm side.


Coventry youngster destined for the Wimbledon stage 

23 Jul

TENNIS starlet Arran Trainor insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.


Cal Crutchlow to remain at Ducati next season 

23 Jul

CAL Crutchlow will remain with the factory Ducati team for the next yearamp;#039;s MotoGP season.


New course record set at Brandon 

23 Jul

GOLFER Paul Dixon has shot himself into the record books after setting a new course record at Brandon Wood Golf Course in Wolston.


Peter Busby maintains winning streak for MIRacing 

23 Jul

PETER Busby was in top form once again for M.


Bears sink Heworth to get back on track 

22 Jul

Heworth 6 Coventry Bears 22 Article from York Press HEWORTH ARLC failed to reproduce their winning form as they went down 22-6 at home to Coventry Bears in National Conference League division three.


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Business news »

Trinity Mirror upbeat despite profit and revenue falling 

28 Jul

NEWSPAPER group Trinity Mirror, which publishes the Birmingham Post and Mail and the Coventry Telegraph, has seen a dip in both profit and revenue.


Jobs boost as Chinese manufacturer Detank invests in Coventry 

28 Jul

The company, which builds heavy duty earth movers and fork lift trucks, has earmarked land in Coventry for its new factory – with dozens of jobs set to follow...


Accountancy firm Armstrongs expands with new Nuneaton office 

25 Jul

A MIDLANDS accountancy practice is expanding into Nuneaton with the opening of a new office.


International expansion for TR Fleet as it heads Down Under 

23 Jul

COVENTRY fleet management specialist TR Fleet has expanded overseas with the launch of an Australian operation.


Encraft organises Coventry meeting for WM manufacturers: Tuesday 22nd July 

18 Jul

  Leamington-based Encraft was established in 2003 by Matthew Rhodes and a small group of engineers and investors.


Measuring specialist Alicona joins Manufacturing Technology Centre 

18 Jul

A FIRM specialising in form and roughness measurement and metrology has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


Barberry planning 404 flat scheme at former Coventry sorting office 

17 Jul

DEVELOPER Barberry has re-thought its Royal Mail sorting office scheme in Coventry and is now planning to build flats on the site.


CWA wins school refurb contract 

17 Jul

Engineering consultancy wins brief to carry out extension and upgrade work at 10 Coventry schools...


HSBC strengthens China links with new Coventry appointment 

16 Jul

HSBC has strengthened its Coventry and Warwickshire commercial team with the appointment of Ashley Cooper as senior international commercial manager and Daisy Yu as international commercial associate...


Work starts on £30m Aerospace Research Centre 

16 Jul

CONSTRUCTION work has begun on the £30m Aerospace Research Centre next to the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


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CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


24hr strike by firefighters 

9 Jun

Update at 12:15pm Thursday 12 June: Since the start of the industrial action by firefighters at 9am this morning, we have had 26 fire engines available to deploy, plus four acting as temporary Brigade Response Vehicles (crewed with fewer than...


Man’s jaw broken in nightclub assault 

20 May

Man's jaw broken in nightclub assault We want to speak to this man who is suspected of breaking another man's jaw in a Coventry nightclub in March.


Do you know this man? Appeal for information after luggage stolen from train travelling between Coventry and Birmingham New Street 

16 May

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help as investigations continue into the theft of a passenger’s property from a train travelling between Coventry and Birmingham New Street railway stations.


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LocalGov »

Creative Kids HQ Summer Workshops 

29 Jul

We are back! Creative kids have created 3 amazing, fun and exciting programmes for the summer holidays! Open to children between 4 and 10 years old.


Dinosaurtastic 

29 Jul

Follow the trail around the park to learn some fantastic facts about dinosaurs, then return to the Visitor Centre to make some dinosaur arts and crafts.


Carers’ Focus Group 

29 Jul

We are reviewing the support and services available for family carers in Coventry including those services specifically for people with dementia.


New Coventry city centre leisure centre set to get go ahead 

28 Jul

A report recommending the go ahead for a new £37million swimming pool, water park and leisure centre in Coventry city centre will be discussed by councillors next week.


Coventry city councillors to discuss new voluntary redundancy scheme 

28 Jul

Coventry City councillors are set to approve a new voluntary redundancy and early retirement scheme for Council staff aimed at helping to reduce the workforce by another 1,000 employees.


Wheelie Bins left out on street, 27th July 

27 Jul

18 20 Wilsons Lane are not taking their wheelie bins off the street after bin collection and are leaving them on the street throughout the week.


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Arts & Culture »

Pete Fij and TERRY Bickers Play Coventry 

22 Jul

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers – you may well ask who the heck are they? Well … Pete Fij (alkowski) used to be in bands called Adorable and Polak.


The Captain’s Summer Ball – Aston Wood Golf Club 

19 Jul

It’s always a pleasure driving up to a great golf course.


Roye Albrighton – Interview on his Coventry Days 

18 Jul

Roye Albrighton of Nektar and other bands like Rainbow and the Peeps got in touch with his site and and I passed him along to Pete Clemons who interviewed him on his early Coventry days.


Shameless KYPP advertising section 

11 Jul

Flowers In The Dustbin released a 12″ record on All The Madmen records in 1984 and a cassette only release on Rob Challice’s cassette label 96 Tapes again in 1984.


Godiva Festival 2014 

6 Jul

Once again Coventry’s Godiva festival has attracted massive crowds with just over 125,000 visits through the park.


Air Guitars At The Ready! 

5 Jul

Last Saturdays venue has quickly become one of our favourites here at the CoverUps with just a 10 minute drive home for some of the band! Not only that but when we arrived, load in was a breeze; the staff were approachable and friendly and the venue ...


The Call of the Cotswolds 

5 Jul

Cotswolds’ Character As The CoverUps, we have the privilege to travel all over England doing what we love; playing great music and ensuring our client’s special days end on high notes.


Doing What They Orton 

4 Jul

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 3 rd July, 2014   It’s fifty years since Joe Orton’s sordid little play was first produced and half a century later as this touring production from London Classic Theatre shows, it may ...


And The Award For The Best Award Ceremony Goes To… 

3 Jul

Taking a mid week break from the busy weekend wedding season, we were asked to play for the second year running at The Co-Op Midlands Award Ceremony at the prestigious Belfry Golf Course near Birmingham .


Horace Panter – Artist, Author, Musician 

3 Jul

For Pete Clemons latest article for the Coventry Telegraph , he turns his attention to some of the other artistic works of Horace Panter of the The Specials .


Meridian Dan to replace Krept and Konan 

3 Jul

Unfortunately Krept and Konan have had to pull out of the festival.


Coventry Godiva Festival is coming! 

2 Jul

Barriers going up We are hard at work in putting the final touches to the set up for this year’s festival.


The Buzzcocks in Coventry 

28 Jun

Pete Clemons with his latest article for the Coventry Telegraph .


Close To Home In More Ways Than One 

28 Jun

Last Saturday’s gig saw us playing for the second time at Ashton Lodge, a lovely wedding venue just 20 minutes from Coverups HQ in Coventry.


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