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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Magical Journey Christmas show: Star pledges to ‘roll up his sleeves’ to fix Winter Blunderland 

24 Nov

TV design guru dubs Winter Blunderland attraction 'Elfgate' after learning of festive furore at The Belfry...


UKIP founder member from Coventry ready for General Election fight 

24 Nov

Robert Smith grew up in Hillfields and Eastern Green and will challenge for a Parliamentary seat in Cornwall...


Llewelyn-Bowen vows action over park 

24 Nov

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen vows to act after the Christmas attraction he helped to create was forced to close because of complaints...


Look: Paramedics among NHS staff in four-hour walkout in Coventry and Warwickshire 

24 Nov

Workers say they feel "undervalued" after the Government rejected a below-inflation one per cent pay rise...


Rolls-Royce lands £3.2bn order – but still plans to axe 2,600 jobs 

24 Nov

Engine firm, which employs hundreds of people at Ansty near Coventry, say costs need to be reduced...


Look: Angry punters fume on social media after The Belfry’s Magical Journey shambles 

24 Nov

Parents took to Facebook and Twitter to voice their opinions following the closure of the fantasy experience...


Robbers strike at Foleshill jewellers 

24 Nov

Masked raiders flee in stolen car with a quantity of valuable gold jewellery...


Coventry’s Christmas Lights switch-on: All you need to know 

24 Nov

Lower Precinct, Broadgate, and West Orchards all set for festive family fun on Wednesday which is set to attracts thousands into city centre...


Godiva Festival faces council cuts axe 

24 Nov

COVENTRY\'S much-celebrated annual Godiva Festival could be held every two years due to council cuts.


Winter is here! The mercury set to fall to -3C tonight across Coventry and Warwickshire 

24 Nov

Tomorrow will see another cold start...


Coventry City FC fan demands his wall of fame brick back from Ricoh Arena 

24 Nov

Mike Goalby, 69, has supported the Sky Blues since he went to his first game 66 years ago.


Residents ‘horrified’ at service cuts 

24 Nov

Libraries, youth centres and Christmas lights are targeted by Coventry City Council at it tackles a budget shortfall, a report reveals.


Live: News, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

24 Nov

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Monday November 24...


Godiva Festival faces council cuts axe 

24 Nov

COVENTRY\'S much-celebrated annual Godiva Festival could be held every two years due to council cuts.


Worst council budget cuts to jobs and services unveiled 

24 Nov

THE worst Coventry council cuts budget in living memory with 1000 jobs losses and most community services axed is unveiled today.


The £65m cuts no-one in Coventry will be able to escape 

24 Nov

School lollipop wardens and even the city's Godiva Festival could face the axe as council grapples with its next budget...


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Red Button: Coventry council covers up country’s most useless cycle lane – the Spon End spurt 

18 Nov

Bizarre five-yard stretch of cycle lane has vanished under a layer of asphalt...


Red Button: Coventry MP calls in fire service after leak exposed 

14 Nov

Jim Cunningham's faulty fridge sparks evacuation of office block and a road closure...


The size of a fridge 

14 Nov

There is a lot of fun to be had when filling in the equal opportunities monitoring section of an application form or a questionnaire...


The One Show In Coventry 

12 Nov

This post is currently developing and as a result, is liable to change at any time without notice Tonight, BBC’s The One Show took it’s rickshaw challenge to Coventry, more specifically University Square, opposite Coventry Cathedral.


Tower of London poppies are a stunning memorial to ALL of our fallen heroes 

11 Nov

Alan Poole travelled to see the poppies at the Tower of London only to find queues, confusion and a national newspaper trying to make political capital...


Red Button: Missing Maya – on the look out for Coventry city councillor Ali 

10 Nov

Half-time report on city councillors’ attendances at important meetings makes for interesting reading...


Kev’s Column: Highway To The Future 

7 Nov

Ever week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the latest news on the A303.


Red Button: Cousin Jasper’s Feilding enquiries about an £11m spot of family business 

7 Nov

Earl of Denbigh, faced with a massive bill for death duties, is selling 1,000 acres of his estate at Monks Kirby...


School Talk: Best way to help students learn is still a mystery 

7 Nov

Latest research says we would be better off returning to traditional teaching methods...


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Features »

‘Grow your own’ inspired by new Coventry art exhibition 

24 Nov

PhD student from the University of Warwick has produced a new arts project at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in Coventry to encourage locals to grow their own fruit and vegetables.


October Sweatshop prize winner 

22 Nov

We are pleased to announce that this month's Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Henry Martin.


September Sweatshop prize 

22 Nov

We are pleased to announce that this month's Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner is Kim Hathrell.


A Pretty Ghost 

22 Nov

Just before Hannah left home to start her new job, she went out with a friend to a Halloween fancy dress party.


Maddie takes on Santa Dash in memory of her Mum 

21 Nov

Maddie takes on Santa Dash in memory of her Mum.


By the rivers of Babylon… 

21 Nov

My fellow-leader, friend, who is also my brother-in-law, who is also my brother-in-grace, who is also a very fine chap indeed, read out a psalm in a leaders meeting the other night.


Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets – providing you go whole grain 

20 Nov

A review, undertaken by scientists at the University of Warwick, of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat free diets are just that myths, and that ...


Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbrea 

20 Nov

Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in an article published in the open access journal Genome Medicine .


September Project Life. 

20 Nov

A very busy month due to work, and a weekend trip to Aberystwyth with Katie heading off to University.


Coventry Talking Newspaper-19th November 2014 

19 Nov

In this weeks show Leo reads an article about the origins of Remembrance Day and Dave reports from the service at the War Memorial Park.


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Coventry City FC »

Stats: Colchester United v Coventry City 

24 Nov

Stats: Colchester United v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/11/2014 08:54:00 All the stats from Colchester United (0) vs (1) Coventry City, Weston Homes Community Stadium, 22 November 2014, 15:00 Att: 4.433...


Colchester Utd 0 – 1 Coventry City 

24 Nov

Thoughts If you travelled to the arse end of England to watch us on Saturday, you have my upmost respect.


Did You Miss This? 

23 Nov

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be a regular round-up of things you might have missed over the past week, to do with Coventry City and football in general.


One Small Step for Sky Blues 

23 Nov

One Small Step for Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/11/2014 12:06:00 Pressley cautiously optimistic after win...


Jim’s column 22.11.14 

23 Nov

Two former Coventry City Academy players deserve congratulations this week after winning their first international caps.


Pressley mad for Madine 

22 Nov

Coventry manager Steven Pressley hailed the performance of match-winner Gary Madine after Coventry's 1-0 at Colchester.


Coventry up an running on road 

22 Nov

Gary Madine's strike secured Coventry their first away league win of the season after they claimed a 1-0 victory at Colchester.


Coventry up and running on road 

22 Nov

Gary Madine's strike secured Coventry their first away league win of the season after they claimed a 1-0 victory at Colchester.


Sky Blues up and running on road 

22 Nov

Gary Madine's second-half strike secured Coventry their first away league win of the season after they claimed a 1-0 victory at Colchester.


Madine Earns City a Vital Victory 

22 Nov

Madine Earns City a Vital Victory Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/11/2014 16:53:00 Colchester United 0 Coventry City 1...


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Sport »

Promising Pinley Side-Stepped By Street. 

24 Nov

Broadstreet 3rds welcomed close neighbours Pinley RFC 2nds to the Ivor Preece Field Rugby Ground for the first clash between the two this season.


Street Fighters Overcome Otley Opening Onslaught. 

24 Nov

For the first ever meeting between the clubs, Broadstreet RFC welcomed Otley RFC to the Ivor Preece Field Rugby Ground for Round Twelve of the National League Two North campaign.


Steven Goertzen replaces Marc LeFebvre as Blaze boss 

24 Nov

NEW BLAZE player coach Steven Goertzen says the departure of Marc LeFebvre is a wake up call for everyone involved with the club.


Gary Madine goal earns Sky Blues first away win 

24 Nov

A LATE goal from on loan striker Gary Madine earned the Sky Blues their first away win of the season but manager Steven Pressley has warned his side not to have another false dawn.


Nick Thatcher Reaches Thirty With A Party. 

20 Nov

Club Captain hosts Fancy Dress Party on Saturday 22nd November 2014.


A Few England Versus Australia Tickets Available To Members Only. 

20 Nov

Be Quick !!! Remaining Tickets available to paid-up Broadstreet Members - with STRICT conditions.


Imaginative Shuffling Of The Cards, Pays Handsome Dividend. 

20 Nov

Sat Navs Only Take You Where You Ask Them To.


Tom Wood expects England to bounce back against Samoa 

20 Nov

FLANKER Tom Wood has dismissed suggestions England's World Cup 2015 preparations have stalled after Stuart Lancaster's men slumped to a fifth straight international loss after crashing 31-28 against South Africa at Twickenham at the weekend...


Coventry stars in ten medal haul at West Midlands Championship 

20 Nov

GYMNASTS from Woodlands Gymnastics and Tumbling Club scooped a whopping ten medals in the recent West Midlands Tumbling Championship.


Street Development To Take On Lichfield Twos. 

20 Nov

Match confirmed.


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Business news »

Ignore the election and focus on the economy, Chancellor told 

21 Nov

BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have urged Chancellor George Osborne to put the economy before the election in his Autumn Statement next week.


Property investment crucial to C&W’s economic future, industry event hears 

19 Nov

ATTRACTING investment into the property market is crucial for Coventry & Warwickshires future prosperity, a 150-strong audience at an industry event has heard.


Peugeot Citroen to cut 90 jobs at Coventry HQ 

18 Nov

French car making giant Peugeot Citroen is to cut 90 jobs at its Coventry headquarters.


Swift action after shipping disaster sees Slimstock land logistics naward 

17 Nov

The Coventry-based firm helped IM Parts, the official distributor of Subaru, Isuzu and Daihatsu products within the UK, carry on its operations in the face of a potentially disastrous situation following the ship’s sinking in 2013...


Nasmyth spreads its wings at Chinese air show 

13 Nov

COVENTRY-based aerospace group, Nasmyth is targeting overseas growth by exhibiting at the China Air Show.


Demand for virtual accountancy services fuelling growth at Prime Accountants 

7 Nov

Prime, which also has an office in Coventry, has taken on 12 new staff since January, with a particular focus on its outsourced accountancy service...


Trio of appointments boosts Browne Jacobson’s healthcare team 

7 Nov

Litigation and advocacy lawyer Emmett Maginn from Coventry Law Centre is joined by former Plexus Law litigation lawyer Fiona Brownsword and newly qualified solicitor Laura Liversedge, who trained at Berrymans Lace Mawer...


Meggitt prepares share buyback programme to prop up growth agenda 

5 Nov

AEROSPACE group Meggitt, which has operations in Birmingham and Coventry, has seen third quarter organic revenue growth of 5% to keep the business on target to meet full year expectations.


Hat trick success for Manufacturing Technology Centre 

4 Nov

COVENTRYS pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre is celebrating triple success after attracting three major international companies to its growing cadre of members.


Coventry & Warwickshire chamber backs city growth plan 

31 Oct

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has backed the draft development plan designed to support the citys growth over the next 20 years.


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Charlotte’s story SD 

13 Nov

Charlotte's story SD Charlotte joined the Young Firefighter's Association in Coventry with no confidence.


CCTV: Toilet cubicle offender 

5 Nov

CCTV: Toilet cubicle offender Officers have released CCTV footage of a man we would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in the female toilets at a Coventry leisure centre.


Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids 

23 Oct

Battering ram cam captures unique footage of police raids Ever wondered what it's like to be on a police raid? This unique footage captured on a state-of-the-art camera shows officers on the frontline of Operation Trivium in Coventry this...


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.


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LocalGov »

Christmas lights switch on 

26 Nov

Join us in Broadgate as we gear up to Christmas with our annual Christmas Lights Switch On event in partnership with Free Radio.


Council Spend on Office Space and Internet 

24 Nov

Response by Coventry City Council to Kat Kynes on 24 November 2014 .


Secondary School spend on agency staff 2013 – 2014 

24 Nov

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Callam Finlay on 24 November 2014 .


Christmas car parking offers in Coventry city centre 

24 Nov

See below for Christmas parking offers in Coventry city centre.


Christmas late night shopping Wednesdays 

24 Nov

Late night shopping in Coventry city centre begins at the Christmas Lights switch on event on the 26 November with most stores open unntil 9pm each Wednesday up to and including the 17 December.


Adult Cycle Training 

22 Nov

Free adult cycle training - Learn to ride and beginners in a traffic free environment.


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Arts & Culture »

Brigandage – Gung Ho Records – 1986 / John Peel session – 1983 

23 Nov

Pretty Funny Thing / One Touch / Ripped And Torn (DOWNLOAD) Horsey Horsey / I Need Something Part 1 + Part 2 / Angel Of Vengeance (DOWNLOAD) Brigandage were a band that I enjoyed listening to from the earlier 1980’s until the mid 1980’s.


Lady and the Tram 

12 Nov

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 11th November, 2014  The Secret Theatre Company’s  new production of the Tennessee Williams classic is startling in its approach.


King – The Rise and Fall of this Coventry Band 

10 Nov

Pete Clemons no has his articles published automatically on line as well as in the physical version of Coventry Telegraph .


Crass / Poison Girls – Manchester Mayflower – 17/10/80 

5 Nov

Uploaded this November 5th is an exclusive Kill Your Pet Puppy post helped along perhaps not by a cast of thousands, but certainly by the following kindly folk.


HALLOWEEN by P W Barnabas / PART1 album re-issue on All The Madmen records 

31 Oct

Firstly I would like to thank P W Barnabas for allowing me to place the Halloween story onto the Kill Your Pet Puppy site exclusively.


In the same boat 

16 Oct

THREE MEN IN A BOAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th October, 2014   The Original Theatre Company – who brought us the superlative Birdsong – return with their rip-roaring adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic comic novel, a book ...


Black-and-White Minstrels 

9 Oct

THREE MINUTE HEROES – The 2 Tone Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014 It’s 1979 in Coventry and an amiable group of young people put together a band to play ska.


October in Coventry 

9 Oct

APRIL IN PARIS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 8 th October, 2014   I have mentioned before my preference for John Godber’s earlier works: plays like Teechers and Bouncers , which combine theatrical brio with pertinent social commentary – ...


Hobo Workshop – Concert that Led to 7 Day Protest 

7 Oct

In this issue, for the Coventry Telegraph , Pete Clemons tackles an issue that I was involved in organising Hobo Magazine and and co-organiser of the Hobo Workshop gigs , originally based at the Holyhead Youth Centre in Coventry c September 1974.


Vote for the Coventry Godiva Festival 

6 Oct

The Coventry Godiva Festival is in the running for three awards at the prestigious Festival Awards and needs your vote.


ABBA REUNION SHOW COVENTRY – Albany Theatre on Saturday 25th October 2014 

3 Oct

This post is not related to Pete Clemon's Coventry music articles but information sent to me by promoter Maria Phillipou of Music Entertainment PR Agency , M P Promotions , andmight be of interest to some of you.


Play-Acting 

3 Oct

THE LAST ADVENTURES Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 2 nd October, 2014   Forced Entertainment’s new show makes for another unusual night at the theatre.


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 ...


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