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Courts: Drink-driver caught in the act for a FIFTH time 

23 Sep

Cases heard at Coventry Magistrates' Court...


The five celebrities you should NEVER Google – and why 

23 Sep

The annual survey analyses the celebrities whose names are the most likely to be used by cybercriminals to lure web users...


Freshers’ Week: These are the best student drink deals in Coventry 

23 Sep

Freshers gets underway tonight, and these are the places to go...


Jonathan Trott: Warwickshire’s stand-in skipper out to improve on record as captain 

23 Sep

Warwickshire captain Jonathan Trott would consider the job of being made skipper on a more permanent basis.


Police appeal after lorry used to ram hairdressing salon and chippie 

23 Sep

12,000 damage caused in what officers call a 'targeted attack...


Best NUS deals for students and freshers 

23 Sep

Offers include theme park tickets and dinner deals...


Bad moods are catching say Warwick University academics 

23 Sep

Teenagers catch bad and good moods from each other according to Warwick University research...


Coventry City v Exeter City 

23 Sep

Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Coventry City and Exeter City.


This is how to fix slow Wi-Fi – and it couldn’t be simpler 

23 Sep

Many a handy app relies on speedy Wi-Fi these days - from Netflix to social media platforms...


Warwickshire motorcyclist dies in Oxford crash 

23 Sep

The rider hit a stationary van, fell from his bike and was hit by another motorcycle.


Pupils have a whizz-popping time celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2017 

23 Sep

Marvellous medicine making, designing sweets and making dream jars among the activities...


Coventry named one of best cities in UK for a spontaneous weekend away 

23 Sep

LateRooms.


Stunning new images show revamped £2m West Orchards food court – but some staff are set to lose their jobs 

23 Sep

The Telegraph understands that 13 posts - responsible for cleaning and upkeep - are being lost...


Uber: Coventry passengers warned they may not be insured 

23 Sep

Thanks to a loophole, Uber cabs can pick up fares in Coventry despite not being licensed to operate in the city...


Sir Patrick Stewart’s guide to RSC costume sale 

23 Sep

The theatre company is selling off more than 10,000 items of clothing worn by actors over the decades.


Maria to trigger Storm Brian with UK set to be battered NEXT WEEK 

22 Sep

The volatile weather system will most likely occur around October 1...


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Comment »

“These car drivers are just lazy” readers react to school driving ban 

8 Sep

I know how easy it is to drive and get lazy school run parents criticised on Facebook...


Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...


Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...


Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...


Combined authority investment welcomed by new mayor 

14 Jun

Coventry regeneration schemes awarded £3.7 million loan.


Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...


Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...


What are the parties offering women at the 2017 Election? 

9 May

Come and question the candidates at our hustings meeting: Coventry Women’s Voices Hustings  Tuesday 16 May, 7-9pm Committee room 3, Council House The meeting is free but please email CoventryWomen@gmail.


Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...


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Features »

Bump! 

23 Sep

Looking back to my childhood, the bumper cars were my favourite ride at the fair or amusements.


Getting the Most from an IT Security Auditpay 

23 Sep

Guest Post If you’re running a small business, or you’re responsible for the IT department of a larger enterprise, then the best thing you can do before this year is out is to perform an IT security audit.


Coventry parkrun 384, 16 September 2017 

22 Sep

This week 651 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 99 recorded new Personal Bests.


Warwick named in UK’s top 10 by Good University Guide 2018 

22 Sep

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has named the University of Warwick as one of the UKs top 10 universities and 1st in the West Midlands.


A week in the South West- Birds edition 

21 Sep

Thursday 21st September 2017 Summary of an eventful couple of weeks celebrating Jan's 70th.


Professor Nasir Rajpoot and Dr Emma Pickwell-MacPherson receive Wolfson Research Merit Awards 

21 Sep

Two University of Warwick academics have been recognised by the Royal Societys Wolfson Merit Award scheme, awarded to outstanding scientists to support their research careers at UK universities.


Birthday Bowling 

21 Sep

Bowling is the ideal birthday activity in the summer, especially if the weather is poor, so our whole family headed for the bowling alley back in August to celebrate my nephew's 15th birthday.


Warwick physicists in new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universe’s most mysterious particles 

21 Sep

University of Warwick physicists have joined a new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universes most mysterious particles, thanks to the UK Governments investment of 65 million in the programme.


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 20th September 2017 

20 Sep

20th September 2017 In this week’s show Leo reads about Britain’s last witch, Stella reads about the ravens in the Tower, The Vice Lieutenant of the West Midlands continues his talks to the Monday Club, Linda talks about the Coventry Readers ...


Quick Catch Up 

20 Sep

In the two weeks since I returned from Majorca I have done a fair bit of birding – all local(ish).


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Coventry City FC »

Stats: Coventry City v Exeter City 

23 Sep

Stats: Coventry City v Exeter City Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/09/2017 20:54:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (0) Exeter City, Ricoh Arena, 23 September 2017, 15:00 Att: 8,340...


Coventry halt Exeter run 

23 Sep

Coventry ended Exeter's unbeaten record with a 2-0 win at the Ricoh Arena.


The pre-game ramble: Exeter City 

23 Sep

The Sky Blues will be trying their ruddy hardest to waft some pressure on league leaders Exeter City in what is quite literally, football.


City Know What To Ex-pect, Can They Stop It? 

21 Sep

City Know What To Ex-pect, Can They Stop It? Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/09/2017 20:34:00 League leaders Exeter City come to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon...


EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes 

21 Sep

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window Other Changes Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/09/2017 19:31:00 At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer...


Coventry v Exeter preview 

21 Sep

Striker Marc McNulty could return for Coventry ahead of schedule to face Exeter.


League Two Return For Micky Adams 

19 Sep

League Two Return For Micky Adams Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/09/2017 21:06:00 Port Vale role on the cards...


More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17) 

19 Sep

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/9/17) Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/09/2017 19:10:00 Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.


The Sky Blues Trust Teams Up with Dhillons Brewery 

19 Sep

The Sky Blue Trust has teamed up with Dhillons Brewery to offer an exclusive pre/post match venue to enjoy some quality ales when you're attending Sky Blues matches.


After Cambridge Exam, City Face Leadership Test 

18 Sep

After Cambridge Exam, City Face Leadership Test Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/09/2017 21:33:00 Exeter next up at the Ricoh Arena...


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Sport »

A handy Age Group Guide for Parents 

21 Sep

With the U7's starting off on their first competitive matches...


A handy Age Group Guide 

21 Sep

A helpful reminder on the format and rules for each age...


Guild Catch Up! 

18 Sep

Cup progression, but a heavy loss in a last minute friendly...


Land Rover & Wasps are searching for Match Day Mascots 

17 Sep

Land Rover is searching for young rugby players to become official mascots for Wasps’ home matches at the Ricoh Arena this season.


Fixture Update – Cup Match against Warley RFC 

15 Sep

Last minute friendly fixture to be played instead...


Warley RFC sent to Coventry 

13 Sep

The 2018/2019 Cup campaign begins.


Bury St Edmunds Punish Broadstreet 

12 Sep

Latest match report from the Telgraph http://www.


Coventry 50 – 11 Moseley 

9 Sep

An impressive display by Cov from start to finish, as Moseley are put to the sword.


Cov v Moseley: The teams. 

8 Sep

Sam Tuitupou makes his debut in what is the most eagerly-awaited game of the season.


The league campaign begins 

5 Sep

Trinity Guild to get reacquainted with an old adversary...


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Business news »

New home for Birmingham haulage firm 

24 Aug

J Madden Transport takes space at Electrium Point in Willenhall...


Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...


Coventry’s streets to shape City of Culture if victorious 

16 May

City unveils some of the details in its bid document as it continues campaign to win 2021 crown...


RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham...


Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services...


Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.


Fifth anniversary for Coventry & Warwickshire Champions 

9 Apr

Business from across the West Midlands region gathered for a prestigious Coventry Warwickshire Champions meeting...


Strategy launched for thriving games and digital industry in and around Leamington 

24 Mar

A new strategy for growing the games cluster and the wider digital creative sector in and around Leamington has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).


MIPIM told speculative development a sign of Coventry & Warwickshire’s strength 

15 Mar

Speculative development of both large sheds and smaller units is a key barometer of the strength of Coventry and Warwickshires commercial property sector, investors at the MIPIM property exhibi...


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Betrayed husband is convicted of wife’s murder in Willenhall  

26 Jul

A jilted husband who stabbed his wife to death after finding her lover at their family home has today (Wednesday) been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.


Burglar traced to seaside camping hideout 

25 Jul

A prolific thief has been sent to a youth offenders institute for a series of burglaries in Solihull – after West Midlands Police traced him to his seaside campsite hiding place.


Coventry woman charged with terrorism offences 

24 Jul

An 18-year-old Coventry woman arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has today (Monday 24 July) been charged.


Bus company and driver charged over fatal Coventry crash 

24 Jul

A bus company and one of its drivers have been charged over a fatal bus crash in Coventry in which two people died.


Appeal to help find missing Walsall teenager 

22 Jul

Police are urgently appealing to help find Aaron Taylor who went missing from his home in Hilton Road, New Invention, Willenhall yesterday (21 July) at around 5pm.


Detective Academy: New investigators united in passion for cracking crime 

22 Jul

West Midlands Police’s new breed of detectives range from seasoned cops with almost 20 years’ police experience to new recruits with burning ambitions to crack crime.


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LocalGov »

Annie Junior Chorus Auditions 

24 Sep

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.


Abandoned trolleys x 3, 23rd September 

23 Sep

Other the last few months 3 shopping trolleys have been left outside my home Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 17 Marshdale Avenue, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Complaints System 

22 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Garfield Horner on 22 September 2017 .


Culture bid – the movie 

22 Sep

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.


Coventry teenagers congratulated for helping children in libraries over summer 

22 Sep

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


Foster care allowances and payments 

22 Sep

Response by Coventry City Council to Robert Cann on 22 September 2017 .


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Arts & Culture »

Daniel Wylie – More Melodic Sunshine…………. 

15 Sep

More Melodic Sunshine………….


Judy Dyble – Talking About Strangers 

15 Sep

Judy Dyble - Talking About Strangers by Pete Clemons Seeing Judy Dyble in concert, fairly regularly over the last few years, has been one of the more memorable and most enjoyable gigs on my calendar.


Train of Thought 

11 Sep

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 11 th September, 2017   With delicious irony, the fates delay the curtain up on this play centring around trains.


A Dog Without Purpose 

5 Sep

FAITHFUL RUSLAN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 5 th September, 2017   If George Orwell had written Lassie Come Home it might have turned out something like this: heavy with political allegory and mired in the harshness of life.


The Dirt Road Blues Band 

13 Aug

The Dirt Road Blues Band by Pete Clemons I don’t think that it’s an exaggeration to say that Leamington Spa is blessed with its fair share of blues performers.


A chat with Kristian Hartridge – Moom. Sometime during 1995/96 

10 Aug

A chat with Kristian Hartridge – Moom.


The Pineapple Thief – Where We Stood 

10 Aug

The Pineapple Thief – Where We Stood by Pete Clemons The last time I wrote at length about The Pineapple Thief was around the time of the bands tenth studio album ‘Magnolia’ being released.


Callum Pickard and the Third Look 

2 Aug

Callum Pickard and the Third Look by Pete Clemons https://www.


Badfinger at the Godiva Festival 

23 Jul

Badfinger at the Godiva Festival by Pete Clemons And as the sun continued to beat down Coventry’s adopted band, Badfinger, took to the stage shortly before 3pm for their debut gig in the city.


RiD (Rock in Defiance) 

20 Jul

RiD (Rock in Defiance) by Pete Clemons Rid on Facebook https://www.


The Stranglers at The Godiva Festival 

20 Jul

The Stranglers at The Godiva Festival by Pete Clemons A reported 36,000 people attended the Godiva Festival on its opening day.


Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla at the Godiva Festival 

12 Jul

Joe O’Donnell's Shkayla at the Godiva Festival.


Bard’d Wire – Time Has Come 

6 Jul

Bard’d Wire – Time Has Come by Pete Clemons Facebook page https://www.


A chat with Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) late 1994 

4 Jul

A chat with Steven Wilson late 1994...


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