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Prosecutions increasing on fly-tippers 

25 Sep 18

The numbers of people prosecuted for fly-tipping has increased in Coventry over the past 12 months.


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Policy sets out plans to protect private sector housing tenants 

25 Sep 18

A new policy to enforce standards in private sector housing is likely to receive the backing of councillors.


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Tree top thrills and new café set for Coombe 

24 Sep 18

Coombe Abbey Country Park could be the home of a new high wires assault course and a second café.


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Coventry shopkeeper fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pens 

24 Sep 18

A Coventry shopkeeper has been fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pointers and stocking out of date food.


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Council continues fight for tougher sentencing laws 

21 Sep 18

The Leader of Coventry City Council has been assured the government will bring in new laws to get tough on those who kill through dangerous driving – but ministers have failed to say when.


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Council continues fight for tougher sentencing laws 

21 Sep 18

The Leader of Coventry City Council has been assured the government will bring in new laws to get tough on those who kill through dangerous driving – but ministers have failed to say when.


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Coventry 70-year-olds invited to a right Royal party 

20 Sep 18

HRH The Prince of Wales turns 70 in November, and to celebrate, the Lord Mayor of Coventry is organising a special event– for all those doing the same.


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Arabian Bites cook up a storm at their new city centre home! 

20 Sep 18

Arabian Bites, set up in May this year, is a vegan café specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, offering a selection of carefully prepared fresh mezze dishes to choose from.


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SENDIASS Coffee Morning 

20 Sep 18

Coffee Morning for parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs…


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Arabian Bites cook up a storm at their new city centre home! 

19 Sep 18

Arabian Bites, set up in May this year, is a project to help promote integration, community cohesion, understanding and tolerance, with the aim of supporting those fleeing war in the Middle East and offering them work experience.


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Waterpark name revealed 

18 Sep 18

The £36.7 million water park currently under construction on the former Spire House site in the city centre will be called The Wave.


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Tokyo learns from Coventry Ambassadors 

18 Sep 18

Organisers of Tokyo 2020 have been getting some tips on Olympics expertise from the Coventry Ambassadors.


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Autumn Jumble Sale 

15 Sep 18

Hugely popular Autumn Jumble Sale with an extensive selection of ladies, men’s and children’s clothes and household items.


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Charity Night Out 

15 Sep 18

Disco, raffles, tombola, cake stall and much more.


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City welcomes Peace Runners 

14 Sep 18

The world’s longest relay run which promotes global peace was welcomed to Coventry at the internationally-recognised peace forum being held in the city.


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Are you ready to Imagine, Make, and be Inspired? 

13 Sep 18

The fifth edition of the Festival of Imagineers, Coventry’s annual festival which celebrates art, design and engineering returns in just under one week’s time and runs from 17 – 22 September.


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City hosts global peace forum 

13 Sep 18

Coventry’s world-leading reputation as a centre for reconciliation and for promoting sustainable peace was strengthened this week as the city hosted an internationally-recognised peace forum.


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New term at Culture Coventry Museums: Cézanne, STEM, assemblies, INSET days and travel bursaries available 

13 Sep 18

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn at the Museums including our fantastic mix of art, history and stem learning sessions at Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert and Lunt Roman Fort…


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Priory Undercroft & Visitors Centre – Heritage Open Days 2018 

13 Sep 18

Built on the site of the Benedictine Priory of St Mary’s, the priory tells the story of Coventry’s first Cathedral founded in the 11th century by Lady Godiva and the Earl of Leofric.


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Ian McMillan & Tony Husband Cartoon History of Here 

12 Sep 18

An evening of poetry, comedy and cartooning an event not to be missed.


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Coventry Junior Youth Dance 

11 Sep 18

A contemporary dance group, which is creative, fun, and inclusive to any young person who wants to dance.


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Coventry Senior Youth Dance 

11 Sep 18

A contemporary dance group that offers technique, creativity, fun and fitness.


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Corner Pocket Jazz & Blues Club 

11 Sep 18

Evening of top class Jazz and Blues.


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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Working together to prevent suicide 

10 Sep 18

Partners throughout Coventry and Warwickshire are coming together to mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) in a series of events across the region on Monday 10 September.


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Samaritans lend an ear at wellbeing roadshow in Coventry 

10 Sep 18

Samaritans volunteers and Coventry City Council staff are running a roadshow on Saturday 15 September.


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Dalecote House/Coventry Masonic Center – Heritage Open Days 2018 

9 Sep 18

The Coventry Masonic Heritage Center will open its doors to the public for Heritage Open Days 2018.


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Doctors and Nurses running Coventry Big Fun Run 

9 Sep 18

Doctors and nurses raising funds for local kidney patient charity.


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Historic Churches Trust Cycle Ride and Stride 

8 Sep 18

Charity cycle ride.


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Nightclub has licence suspended 

5 Sep 18

A nightclub has had its licence suspended by Coventry City Council.


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The Final Bands in the Park of 2018 takes place this Sunday 

5 Sep 18

Caludon Castle Park hosts the final Bands in the Park event of 2018 this Sunday (9 September).


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EMAS welcomes new colleagues 

5 Sep 18

New teachers join Coventry’s experienced EMAS team.


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Bowled over by new Non-Turf Pitches 

5 Sep 18

Eight new cricket pitches will be installed in Coventry parks and open spaces in a partnership between Coventry City Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).


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Coventry’s international hero receives Good Citizen Award 

5 Sep 18

One of the heroes of the Thailand cave rescue has been honoured for his bravery by his home city.


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UK first as “Go Electric Taxi” scheme is launched in Coventry, the home of the black cab 

5 Sep 18

The UK’s most extensive programme for encouraging taxi drivers to upgrade to an electric vehicle is being launched in Coventry today…


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Heritage Open Days in Coventry – 6-9 and 13-16 September 

4 Sep 18

This month’s Heritage Open Days are offering a double helping of events for the whole family to enjoy.


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Knife Crime Conference to challenge perspectives of pupils 

4 Sep 18

A conference created to educate some of the city’s secondary school pupils on the dangers and impact of knife crime will be held this week.


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Week of code sessions coming to Central Library 

3 Sep 18

A whole week of events dedicated to coding is coming to Central Library in October.


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Godiva Festival attracts over 115,000 visitors over the weekend 

3 Sep 18

Godiva Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in style, with thousands of people entering the festival site across the weekend to enjoy the activities.


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Columb says goodbye after 58 years on the city’s roads 

30 Aug 18

Council worker Columb McCoy has decided to put his feet up at the age of 80 after an incredible 58 year career of keeping the city’s roads in order.


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Severn Trent launches Refill project across Coventry 

30 Aug 18

Severn Trent is teaming up with local businesses and the City Council to make sure the people of Coventry can enjoy wonderful water when they’re out and about.


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Keep Coombe tidy: Action day 

27 Aug 18

As part of the Keep Britain tidy campaigns we are holding a special event for families where, if you bring us a bag of rubbish found within the park we will gift you your car park charges for the day.


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Coventry Rugby versus Wasps 

25 Aug 18

An exciting opportunity to watch our two city club’s play.


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Improved performance for Coventry students in new, tougher GCSEs 

23 Aug 18

Early indications suggest Coventry students have performed really well in this year’s new, tougher GCSE exams.


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More city people finding work 

23 Aug 18

Coventry has been highlighted in a government report for the way it has helped more local people find work.


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Resident representatives tour Jaguar Land Rover site 

22 Aug 18

Representatives from resident groups across Whitley, Stonehouse Estate and Cheylesmore had the chance to visit Jaguar Land Rover earlier this week.


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Residents’ representatives tour Jaguar Land Rover site 

22 Aug 18

Representatives from residents’ groups across Whitley, Stonehouse Estate and Cheylesmore had the chance to visit Jaguar Land Rover earlier this week.


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Godiva Festival Paradise Tent lineup confirmed 

22 Aug 18

Godiva Festival has confirmed a day of community activities thanks to programming from the Coventry Music Hub and Birmingham Conservatoire.


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An Evening with World Bike Girl 

20 Aug 18

Ishbel is cycling a UK wide speaking tour with her dog Maria, whom she rescued cycling across Brazil last year.


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It’s not all about the music – Godiva Festival announces family activities across the weekend 

17 Aug 18

There’s plenty else to look forward to at Godiva Festival if you aren’t into your music, as it has a range of activities dedicated to fun the whole family can get involved in.


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Godiva Festival Saturday Rhythm Tent line-up revealed 

16 Aug 18

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.