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Launch of Children and Young Persons’ Project evaluation report 

16 Oct 17

Coventry Citizens Advice would like to invite current partners and new to showcase of their recent evaluation report on Wednesday 1 November, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.


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Coventry welcomes new Freemen of the City 

16 Oct 17

Ten people have been honoured with the title of Freemen of the City in a ceremony at the Council House.


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Coventry city centre to be more ‘playable’ next week 

13 Oct 17

Bins that burp, scooters that go faster when you scream and a bench that warms your backside when you talk are coming to Coventry next week and are designed to make the city more playable.


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Coventry children shadow Lord Mayor for the day 

12 Oct 17

Pupils from Limbrick Wood Primary School learnt what it meant to be Lord Mayor for the day today (11 October) when they shadowed him on his civic duties.


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Albert is latest Good Citizen 

11 Oct 17

Albert Neale is Coventry’s latest Good Citizen after he was presented with an Award by the Lord Mayor today.


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Ambition anniversary celebrates young people’s successes 

11 Oct 17

Young people from across Coventry celebrated their successes getting into rewarding jobs, training and educational opportunities during the first anniversary of the city’s Ambition programme.


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Free WiFi coming to city centre 

11 Oct 17

Free public WiFi is coming to Coventry city centre, bringing a stream of social and economic benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.


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OneCov2017 is a success 

11 Oct 17

A partnership community engagement event that took place this weekend was a big success.


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€4m funding win for West Midlands cities’ migration-friendly plan 

11 Oct 17

Three West Midlands cities have won over four million euros to help the region’s communities get the maximum benefit from migration and improve migrants’ and refugees’ sense of belonging.


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Record haul of illegal cigarettes seized in city 

10 Oct 17

Over one million illegal cigarettes were seized in a joint operation between Coventry Trading Standards, Coventry Police and Immigration yesterday (9 October).


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Art on the buses highlights mental health 

10 Oct 17

A visiting artist supported Coventry’s mental health festival by creating charcoal drawings on free newspapers and leaving them for other bus passengers to enjoy.


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World Mental Health Day 

10 Oct 17

10 October marks World Mental Health Day.


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Vintage Tea Parties bring people together for Older People’s Day 

10 Oct 17

This year Coventry Libraries organised Book Lovers Vintage Tea Parties at Allesley Park Library and Bell Green Library to mark Older People’s Day.


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Crafts of the Punjab – private view for teachers 

9 Oct 17

For thousands of years, the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent has been a cultural crossroad, resulting in a rich and vibrant legacy of arts and crafts.


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School library training sessions 

9 Oct 17

Tailor made training sessions for school staff 2017/2018.


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Baby Loss Awareness Week 

9 Oct 17

9-15 October, is Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) where parents, their families and friends come together to acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have died.


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Orienteering at Coombe country park 

7 Oct 17

Run or walk around the park, looking for numbered control posts, like a treasure hunt, using map and timer.


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Fostering Information Drop In – 6 October 2017 

6 Oct 17

Pop along anytime between 10am and 2pm and meet some of the friendly fostering team.


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Psychiatric ward inspires art 

5 Oct 17

British Contemporary Artist Claire Margaret is to share the inspiration behind her new, exciting exhibition as part of Coventry’s Scratch the Surface – DIALOGUE, mental health arts festival.


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Coventry Flash crossing first outside London 

5 Oct 17

Coventry has got its first ‘flash crossing’ on a wide section of road outside the station on the new Friargate boulevard.


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Art on buses to feature as part of mental health festival 

4 Oct 17

Live drawing sessions on buses by artist and mental health advocate, Liz Atkin, will form part of a two week festival in Coventry.


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Hillfields Community Library officially opened on WATCH 20th anniversary 

4 Oct 17

WATCH (Working Actively to Change Hillfields) celebrated 20 years and also the official re-launch of the Hillfields Community Library within the centre yesterday (Tuesday 3 October).


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Coventry Life Festival 

1 Oct 17

A Festival unlike any other, celebrating life, older people and ageing, is coming to Coventry in October.


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Orthodox Festival – 2nd Evening 

30 Sep 17

First UK Christian Orthodox choral festival to be held in the West Midlands.


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Lord Mayor of Coventry celebrates refugee contribution to city 

29 Sep 17

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Tony Skipper hosted an awards ceremony which celebrated the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to the city earlier this week.


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Corporal Arthur Hutt V C 

29 Sep 17

An engraved paving stone will be unveiled in front of the Corporal Arthur Hutt VC Memorial, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the award, and to remember those who fell in battle.


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The Boy Who Bit Picasso – performance for schools 

28 Sep 17

Herbert Art Gallery Museum Thursday 9 November , 11-12.30 or 1-2.30, £7 per child…


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Flu vaccinations for 2017 

28 Sep 17

It’s time to get your flu vaccination.


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Are you getting the most out of your Ed Protect system? 

28 Sep 17

Free training sessions to help you get the most out of your Impero Ed Protect system.


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Jamberry Nail Pamper Evening 

28 Sep 17

Free pamper evening with Jamberry nail products.


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School offers for Criterion Theatre 

27 Sep 17

Special pricing for school groups for Criterion Theatre productions.


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Coventry store loses alcohol licence 

27 Sep 17

A Coventry shopkeeper has lost his licence to sell alcohol after his store was caught selling illegal cigarettes to a child.


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Hillman House Cladding statement 

26 Sep 17

A leading Coventry Councillor has spoken out about his frustration in dealing with building control regulations.


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Rockin’ the Library 

26 Sep 17

Mercury-nominated band The Big Moon were the latest act to rock the Central Library this weekend as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ project.


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Top city primary school featured in Parliamentary Review 

26 Sep 17

Coventry’s Frederick Bird Primary School has been featured in 2016/17’s Parliamentary Review as an example of excellent teaching and learning practice.


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Trading Standards issue warning on bogus phone calls claiming to come from HMRC 

25 Sep 17

Residents are being urged to be wary of bogus telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC.


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Annie Junior Chorus Auditions 

24 Sep 17

The award-winning musical “Annie” is coming to the Belgrade stage next May and the search is on for children to take part in this spectacular show.


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Culture bid – the movie 

22 Sep 17

A stirring film has been released by the team behind Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 – just days before its final bid will be submitted.


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Coventry teenagers congratulated for helping children in libraries over summer 

22 Sep 17

More than 50 young people were thanked by the Deputy Lord Mayor for their hard work spending the summer holidays helping library staff.


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Energy Debate 

22 Sep 17

Take a look at a series of demonstrations, hands on activities, and videos that tell you about energy research at Warwick before our Energy debate at 6:30pm.


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SolarFest 

22 Sep 17

Get hands on with loads of cool activities in our Discovery Zone and then join us for a family friendly interactive talk on Space Weather and the Northern lights from 4pm.


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Coventry Life Festival is coming 

21 Sep 17

A Festival unlike any other, celebrating life, older people and ageing, is coming to Coventry in October.


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Bus lane suspension update 

21 Sep 17

Coventry City Council is set to suspend four additional bus lanes in the city and permanently remove one bus lane.


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Driving the UK City of Culture Bid forward 

20 Sep 17

Back the Bid – that’s the key message being promoted on the city’s ring road with the installation of new signage supporting Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.


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Safer Recruitment training 

19 Sep 17

Safer Recruitment training for Schools and Early Years Providers in Autumn and Spring Terms 2017-2018…


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Cities celebrate friendship 

18 Sep 17

Coventry and its twin city of Kiel have celebrated 70 years of friendship.


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Archery 

18 Sep 17

Based in the Community Space area in the South Stand on the first floor.


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Arthritis Action Group Coventry 

18 Sep 17

UK Charity Arthritis Action holds monthly Group meetings in Coventry.


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Jumble sale – 3rd Coventry Scout Group 

16 Sep 17

Sale of second hand goods, clothes, shoes, bedding, curtains, toys, CDs, books and bric-a-brac.


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Councillor urges groups to use food fund 

15 Sep 17

A Leading City Councillor is urging organisations to bid for grants to help feed children during school holidays.