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Poll: What do you call the different meal times throughout the day? 

27 Sep

It's the question that's divided households and offices for years, so we've settled the argument for good.

Mayoral candidate says West Midlands should have its own football team 

27 Sep

Sion Simon said it's unfortunate that there isn't a West Midlands Rovers with kids in China wearing the shirt...

Five things you might have missed in Coventry today: September 27, 2016 

27 Sep

All of Tuesday's biggest talking points from across the city...

Coventry City supporters group calls for fans to boycott home game 

27 Sep

Preservation Sky Blues wants fans to stay away from the Rochdale game on October 22...

Sisu Out: More than 16,000 sign petition calling for Coventry City owners to sell up 

27 Sep

The petition was launched by the Telegraph a week ago today...

Stiliyan Petrov: Former Aston Villa player offered coaching role with Nuneaton Town 

27 Sep

Former Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov is offered a coaching role with National League North side Nuneaton Town.

Railway line remains were of a newborn baby 

27 Sep

Skeletal remains found by a railway line in Warwickshire are of a newborn baby, police say.

Scales of Justice: Coventry man hid Stanley knife blade in fold-out comb 

27 Sep

A round-up of cases heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on August 12...

Necklace stolen from woman at Coventry hospital as she was getting ready for surgery 

27 Sep

The cross and chain was the only thing Linda Benson had which belonged to her son who passed away seven years ago...

Former Coventry drug addict and shoplifter reveals how she has turned her back on a life of crime 

27 Sep

West Midlands Police released the story of 'Laura' to highlight their work to stop people returning to prison...

False widow spiders could be trying to get into your home – and here’s how to spot one 

27 Sep

Spider-mating season is finally upon us - and it's not just your average common house spider that you might find scampering under the skirting boards...

Teenage motorcyclist suffers serious head injury in Walsgrave crash 

27 Sep

The collision caused major delays near University Hospital this morning...

Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Dry and brighter 

27 Sep

Your forecast for the city and surrounding region today, September 27...

Ejector seat firm to be prosecuted over death of Coventry Red Arrow pilot 

27 Sep

Flt Lt Sean Cunningham died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his jet in November 2011...

Earn £38K as a trainee driving instructor & other amazing job opportunities in the West Midlands 

27 Sep

See the latest job vacancies available in the West Midlands now...

Coventry tourism could grow by a third on the back of culture capital 2021 bid 

27 Sep

Hull City of Culture 2017 says people's perceptions of their city are changing...

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Fairness, justice and wishful thinking 

31 Aug

As August departs in a blaze of sunshine, with a resigned sigh we contemplate an autumn of discontent and a winter of absolute, all consuming misery...

Medalling with worlds 

23 Aug

For a global sporting event to be considered successful, it must be preceded by dire predictions of unfinished facilities, dangerous infrastructure, drug scandals, blatant corruption and civil unrest...

Naked politics 

28 Jul

It has been five weeks since the great European referendum that was expected, regardless of outcome, to change British and European politics forever...

News from the Combined Authority AGM 

20 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.

In or out of Europe: what does it mean for women? 

7 Jun

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Women’s Networking Group (WNG) and Coventry Feminists invite you to: Date and time: Tuesday 21 st June 2016, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Coventry Council House – Diamond Rooms 1 2 Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR The ...


2 Jun

Muchachas y los amigos de España; the great kingdom of Spain faces an unprecedented existential crisis brought about by unregulated immigration actively encouraged by faceless, unelected Eurocrats...

Facing forward in flats 

28 May

Viewed from this considerable distance, watching Hollywood musicals produced in the 1930s is tinged with an indistinct melancholia...


26 May

Clearly David Cameron is facing a number of questions that require something approaching answers rather than his predicable, tiresome and carefully rehearsed weasel words...

‘Time to grow up and work together’ – Sky Blues and council need to stop squabbling for the sake of the people of Coventry 

19 May

Telegraph chief reporter Simon Gilbert says it's time for all parties to start acting in the interests of Coventry and its citizens...

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Sandwich Tern at Draycote Water 

27 Sep

Tuesday 27th September 2016 Started the day at Brandon Marsh, which was very quiet with all the hides deserted.

Two senior Jaguar Land Rover staff become Professors at WMG 

26 Sep

WMG Chairman Professor Lord Bhattacharyya is proud to announce two new Professors at WMG.

Warwick to lead study into improving university outreach 

26 Sep

Researchers from the University of Warwick are to lead a study into higher education outreach schemes.

Design in Business: How to trigger radical innovation 

26 Sep

Three key practices have been uncovered to end the internal power struggles between departments that scupper firms attempts at creating new products, thanks to research by Professor Pietro Micheli of Warwick Business School.

Seventies holiday photos. 

26 Sep

I found these two small square photos taken back in 1978 towards the end of our fortnight's holiday.

Local walks 

25 Sep

Sunday 25th Sept.

Event Number 335 – 24th September 2016 

24 Sep

This week's volunteer heroes Many thanks to all the volunteers, without whom we couldn't have enjoyed our parkrun: Alison LOWE, Andy WILKINSON, Anne-Marie PASZKIEWICZ, Bryan MERCER, Charles BRIMBLE, Darren CHAMBERS, David GOODWIN, Elaine ...

Birding around Warwickshire 

24 Sep

Friday 23rd September 2016 A few images from today's birding at Draycote Water, Alvecote pools and a couple of local sites.

Go Karting 

24 Sep

Back in the summer holidays, Harry and Katie accompanied my sister and her son to a karting rack for a bit of pre-birthday fun for my nephew.

17th September 2016 

23 Sep

Not a great deal about but Little Stint had been at Draycote Water in the week so we headed over but as is typical the bird had done a overnight flit...

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Coventry City FC »

“Fighting The Jimmy Hill Way” 

27 Sep

On Monday evening a meeting was held bringing together representatives from Coventry City supporters groups as well as individual supporters all with one common view.

Sky Blues v The Dons 

27 Sep

Sky Blues v The Dons Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/09/2016 20:46:00 Nine matches without a victory and having scored just one goal in their four home league games to date, Coventry City take on AFC Wimbledon at the Ricoh Arena this Wednesday evening...

Coventry v Wimbledon preview 

27 Sep

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has no new injury or suspension worries ahead of their Sky Bet League One game with AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Chris McCann set to return as Tony Mowbray looks to revive Coventry’s fortunes 

27 Sep

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has no new injury or suspension worries ahead of their Sky Bet League One game with AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Housing plan for club training ground 

26 Sep

Dozens of homes could be built on Coventry City football club's training ground in Rugby.

A Woeful Wednesday At The Ricoh Arena? 

26 Sep

A Woeful Wednesday At The Ricoh Arena? Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/09/2016 09:18:00 AFC Wimbledon next for the Sky Blues...

The Wait Goes On For Coventry City 

25 Sep

The Wait Goes On For Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/09/2016 20:46:00 Another Saturday, another defeat for the Sky Blues...

Jim’s column 24.9.2016 

25 Sep

City's poor start continued last weekend with a goalless draw with Oldham, making it eight league games without a win.

Stats: Gillingham v Coventry City 

24 Sep

Stats: Gillingham v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/09/2016 19:14:00 All the stats from Gillingham (2) vs (1) Coventry City, Priestfield, 24 September 2016, 15:00 Att: 7,664...

L1: Draw keeps Scunthorpe top 

24 Sep

Scunthorpe held onto top spot in Sky Bet League One after being held to a 2-2 draw against 10-man Sheffield United.

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Barkers National Cup 

25 Sep

Woeful tackling, poor defence and missed opportunities saw the home team take the victory.

Coventry 61 – 14 Macclesfield 

19 Sep

If there's one thing to take away from the last two home performances, it's that you don't want to be late taking your place at the BPA...

Syston 11 – Broadstreet 43 September 2016 

19 Sep

Broadstreet turned up to Syston wearing their brand new and fresh kit thanks to the boys at Scorpion Sports.

League: Leamington 

18 Sep

Broadstreet Colts 61 Leamington 6 Broadstreet colts kicked off their 2016 League campaign welcoming Leamington to Ivor Preece Fields.

National League 1: Week 3: Previews 

15 Sep

Week 3 sees winless Blaydon and Fylde both at home as they try to break their duck, whilst leaders Hartpury College face their first away game of the season...


13 Sep

Tamworth 5 Broadstreet 43 Broadstreet Colts had bonus friendly away fixture against Tamworth before our league season campaign starts week.

Moseley 19 – 14 Coventry 

10 Sep

As tight and hard-fought as most predicted...

Moseley v Coventry: Team News & Predictions 

9 Sep

Only the second week of the season proper, and tomorrow heralds one of the defining fixtures of the campaign.

National League 1: Week 2: Previews 

9 Sep

Will Week 2 spring any more surprises...

Are you Rugby Aware? 

9 Sep

Rugby Aware Session taking place on Broadstreet RFC, Wednesday 26th October, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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Business news »

Aerospace forum scales new heights as membership grows 

27 Sep

THE Coventry & Warwickshire Aerospace Forum is expanding its expertise after landing two new members.

Taxi manufacturer Geely joins world land speed record partnership 

26 Sep

THE parent company of Coventry-based manufacturer, London Taxi Company, has become the latest firm to sponsor the UKs attempt to break the world land speed record.

Swedish business cluster targets Coventry for growth 

26 Sep

A CLUSTER of Swedish companies is setting up its first international office in Coventry in a move which could see substantial inward investment to the area.

Coventry City’s MD departs after 10 months 

21 Sep

WITH the shortness of tenure usually associated with football managers, Coventry City\'s managing director has left the club after 10 months in charge.

Bank to cut 248 jobs 

21 Sep

BARCLAYS is to cut 248 jobs in Coventry after deciding to consolidate part of its back office functions.

Screwfix attaches itself to new development in Coventry 

20 Sep

BUILDING supplies firm Screwfix is the first company to sign up to a new trade centre in Coventry.

5 things to do in the West Midlands this weekend 

20 Sep

Barnardo\'s Charity AbseilTake in the breathtaking views of the West Midlands countryside and beyond this weekend and abseil St Michael\'s Cathedral in Coventry.

Coventry distribution warehouse acquired in £4.35m deal 

19 Sep

A COVENTRY distribution warehouse has changed hands in a £4.35m deal brokered out of Birmingham.

Smoke alarm supplier announces first half loss and points to better H2 

19 Sep

COVENTRY-based smoke alarm supplier Sprue Aegis has announced a first half operating loss of £0.9m but has told shareholders the performance is much better than had been expected.

Finding a solution to combat the breaking point of the skills shortage 

16 Sep

THE Midlands Construction Summit (MCS) is set to return to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on September 27.

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Police investigate death of Coventry man 

27 Sep

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead in Coventry last night.

Police seek missing Coventry man 

24 Sep

Police are searching for a Coventry man who has been missing since Wednesday (21 September).

Slaves not held at Coventry warehouse 

23 Sep

Police investigating suspicious behaviour involving a number of people at a warehouse in Coventry have ruled out foul play.

Coventry man charged with rape, assault and theft 

22 Sep

A man will appear in court today charged with the rape of a man in the Bell Green area of Coventry last week.

Senior officers urged to join West Midlands Police 

22 Sep

West Midlands Police has begun a recruitment drive, aimed at attracting senior officers to make the move to the second largest force in the country.

Offender management case study: From #1 shoplifter to #1 mum  

21 Sep

West Midlands Police’s ‘Next Generation’ Neighbourhood Policing plan − due for launch later this year − has been shaped with a focus on swift intervention and preventing harm.

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LocalGov »

History Talk – Coombe Abbey in the Age of Capability Brown 

29 Sep

Free history talk: Changes in the wider landscape.

Public Health inquiries from office of Diane Abbott MP 

27 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Office of Diane Abbott MP on 27 September 2016 .

Organisational Structure chart for adult and children Services 

27 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to frank rufus on 27 September 2016 .

Property access issue’s, 27th September 

27 Sep

Work in the area and use these roads en route.

Damage tree, 27th September 

27 Sep

Tree damage.

Fixed penalty notice for fly-tipping 

27 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to sammy altman on 27 September 2016 .

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Arts & Culture »

Ostriches to Fortune 

13 Sep

OSTRICH BOYS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 13 th September, 2016   Keith Gray’s wonderful coming-of-age novel is brought to the stage in this exuberant adaptation by Carl Miller.

Currently between pop up spaces 

8 Sep

We are currently between pop up spaces while we work on other projects.

Something is Rocking in the State of Denmark 

7 Sep

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 6 th September, 2016   The title might lead you to expect a jukebox musical but writer-director Bob Eaton’s new piece is all-new, all-original.

Coming Soon… 

29 Aug

It’s all quiet on the reviews front at the moment but I’m already getting excited about what’s coming up in the new season – and there are some big shows coming to the region.

People’s History of Pop Broadcast – Coventry 

9 Aug

In January 2016 Pete Clemons, Trev Teasdel, Paul Wright (A London Specials fan) arrived at BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire to talk about aspects of Coventry's rich music history as part of a wider programme created by the production company 7 ...

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke 

9 Aug

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke http://www.

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton 

8 Aug

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton http://www.

Apple and Banana Flapjacks 

23 Jul

I found some mashed banana and some apple puree in the freezer while I was trying to make room to put away some shopping.

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues 

13 Jul

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues http://www.

Rockaway Park – Temple Cloud – Somerset. 

9 Jul

I have been to visit Rockaway Park based at Temple Cloud, a tiny village in Somerset four times now.

‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ 

6 Jul

'Godiva Festival showcases Coventry's wonderful talent' http://www.

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry’s music heritage 

29 Jun

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry's music heritage.

Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick 

29 Jun

Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick.

Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry 

29 Jun

Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry http://www.

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