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As it happened: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

1 Sep

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on Monday September 1...


Sky Blues explain boardroom changes which have seen Mark Labovitch leave football club 

1 Sep

Statement issued by Coventry City Football Club says changes had been rubber-stamped 'long before' the Ricoh return deal was done...


Warehouse man killed in hit-and-run 

1 Sep

A warehouse worker dies in hospital after his motorbike was involved in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.


Patient forms ‘dumped’ in recycle bin 

1 Sep

Dozens of discarded patient forms are found "dumped" inside a public recycling bin in Coventry, prompting a police probe.


Elderly woman rescued after double arson attack drama 

1 Sep

Mum and son both hospitalised following arson attack in Polesworth, while vehicles 100 yards away were also torched...


Man in hospital after being stabbed at Skydome 

1 Sep

A MAN was stabbed after a fight broke out at the Skydome early on Sunday morning.


Man admits child death hoax calls 

1 Sep

A man admits making hoax calls to eight families pretending to be a doctor telling them their child had died.


Tile Hill man, 21, appears in court accused of stabbing outside Skydome 

1 Sep

Lionel Sop has been accused of  wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm...


Mark Labovitch leaves Sky Blues in board reshuffle 

1 Sep

SKY Blues non-executive director Mark Labovitch will step down from his role at the League One club in a board re-shuffle.


Reshuffle of Sky Blues’ board sees Mark Labovitch’s departure from club 

1 Sep

Reshuffle sees Tim Fisher remain as club chairman while development director Steve Waggott will take over the role of chief executive and the day to day running of the club...


Reshuffle of Sky Blues’ board see Mark Labovitch’s departure from club 

1 Sep

Reshuffle sees Tim Fisher remain as club chairman while development director Steve Waggott will take over the role of chief executive and the day to day running of the club...


Man charged after stabbing outside Skydome in Coventry city centre 

1 Sep

21-year-old man due in court today after man attacked yesterday...


Coventry’s Ricoh Arena hosts Chinese charity match 

1 Sep

Coventry's Ricoh Arena is looking forward to a charity match involving a Chinese team managed by Fan Zhiyi.


Blazer-ing a trail with new look at Coventry secondary school 

1 Sep

Pupils at Ernesford Grange Community Academy will be sporting smart new uniforms when the new school year begins tomorrow.


Bouncers from Coventry and Warwickshire take part in the ice bucket challenge 

1 Sep

Dozens of bouncers from across Coventry and Warwickshire joined in the craze at The Millpool pub in Hipswell Highway, Binley, yesterday.


Coventry hip hop star is rapping about his life in a bid to win Open Mic UK 

1 Sep

Lee Carnall, 24, better known by his stage name "Life", is through to the Midlands Final of Open Mic UK.


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Comment »

Kev’s Column: A True Knight 

29 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the campaign to Knight the last surviving Dambuster Leonard George “Johnny” Johnson.


Kev’s Column: Sticks and Stones? 

22 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at proposals to create a specific Criminal Offence of Domestic Abuse.


Kev’s Column: Let’s Stick Together 

15 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum.


Deepening like a coastal shelf 

15 Aug

Of all the important things taught at seats of learning both great and small, how to be a parent stands little chance of being included on the curriculum...


More Real Jobs Mean A Brighter Future. 

13 Aug

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Wednesday 13th August 2014) welcomed figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton has fallen again.


Red Button: ‘Hammy’ dives into Coventry pool closure debate 

11 Aug

Also, Northampton Town in a race to have Sixfields ready for Coventry City's game against Cardiff...


Coventry Family Information Service 

10 Aug

Coventry Family Information Service is a Government initiative that works under Section 12 of the Children Act 2006, ‘Duty to Provide Information’.


Kev’s Column: Back to Iraq? 

9 Aug

Every week I publish my very own “Kev’s Column” On line.


Red Button: High-flying Coventry jobs guru hits a little turbulence in her own career 

8 Aug

Warwickshire College Principal Mariane Cavalli quits amid controversy over spending £500,000 with education consultants Gazelle Global, of which she is a director...


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Features »

Draycote Water, Warks. 

1 Sep

Monday 1st September 2014 Can you believe its September already, my Grandson's first day at school.


New acquisition – Coventry Corporation bus destination blind 

1 Sep

Coventry Transport Museum recently acquired an intriguing object, which was kindly donated by Mr Crick.


Dear C….. 

1 Sep

I’ve received a message from an old friend, C.


A Trip to the Capital 

1 Sep

Although I was born in London I left when I was around 2 to live in the Midlands.


Patchwork 

30 Aug

Thursday, Friday,Saturday 28,29 30th August 2014 With an appointment at Cov and Warwicks hospital in the afternoon birding time was limited but a quick visit to Shustoke confirmed the Little Gull was still present in company with a single juvenile ...


Inviting Contributors to a Services Marketing Case Study Book 

30 Aug

Following the success of our book on ' Marketing Cases from Emerging Markets ', edited by Mutum, D.


Parfum Bukan Hanya Sekedar Untuk Pewangi Tubuh 

30 Aug

Parfum Bukan Hanya Sekedar Untuk Pewangi Tubuh- Menggunakan wewangian atau parfum memang bisa membuat Anda tampil lebih segar dan percaya diri.


Lookalikes 

30 Aug

As a child I didn't think I looked like my sister, but the older we get, the more alike we look.


Thursday 28th August 

29 Aug

The Little Gull was still present joined by a Black Tern (Bobby D) in the evening there were also two Common Tern.


A few images from the last week 

29 Aug

29th August 2014 Plenty of signs of migration locally with Redstarts in particular being found at a good number of sites but also Spotted Flycatchers starting to move.


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Coventry City FC »

Wycombe v Coventry preview 

1 Sep

Team news for Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Coventry City at Adams Park.


Holloway hopes for start 

1 Sep

Wycombe could hand a full debut to Aaron Holloway when they welcome Coventry in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.


Wanderers Test for Sky Blues 

1 Sep

Wanderers Test for Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/09/2014 14:09:00 Coventry City embark on a potential road to Wembley on Tuesday evening when they travel to face Wycombe Wanderers in the opening round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy...


Stats: Swindon Town v Coventry City 

1 Sep

Stats: Swindon Town v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:01/09/2014 07:53:00 All the stats from Swindon Town (1) vs (1) Coventry City, County Ground, 30 August 2014, 15:00 Att: 7,299...


Previously…At The Ricoh (Part One) 

31 Aug

Previously...


Sell-out for Coventry Ricoh return 

31 Aug

All 15,000 tickets on general sale for Coventry City's first match back at the Ricoh Arena sell out.


Jim’s column 30.8.14 

31 Aug

It promises to be a memorable night at the Ricoh on Friday night with a large crowd expected for the homecoming from Northampton against Gillingham.


Cooper rues missed chances

30 Aug

Swindon manager Mark Cooper was left to rue missed chances as his charges fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Coventry.


Branco earns Swindon a point 

30 Aug

A second-half header from Raphael Rossi-Branco earned Swindon a much deserved point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Coventry.


Hard Fought Point 

30 Aug

Hard Fought Point Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/08/2014 17:02:00 for Sky Blues...


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Sport »

I Have A Dream. 

1 Sep

Something special stirring.


Mark Labovitch steps down from role as Sky Blues director 

1 Sep

SKY Blues non-executive director Mark Labovitch will step down from his role at the League One club in a board re-shuffle over the coming weeks.


Sky Blues striker frustrated with Swindon Town point 

1 Sep

SKY Blues striker Josh McQuoid admits he was disappointed not to have scored the winning goal after being made to settle of a point at Swindon Town.


Live: Transfer Deadline Day for Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom, Wolves and Coventry City 

1 Sep

Keeping you up to date with the late deals involving clubs in the Midlands, as they happen.


Bears demolish Pumas 

1 Sep

Coventry Bears Demolish Peterlee Pumas in 14 Try Blitz Coventry Bears 78 – 6 Peterlee Pumas The Bears played Peterlee on Saturday at the Xcel Leisure Centre and had just too much power and pace for the side from the North East.


Broadstreet’s Final Pre-Season Practice Match. 

28 Aug

Street versus Harlequins on Saturday 30th August 2014 at 3:00 pm.


Coventry Blaze coach ready for tough challenge ahead 

28 Aug

BLAZE coach Marc LeFebvre is anticipating one of the toughest Elite League campaigns in recent memory as his side continue preparations for the 2014/15 season.


Sian Rainsley delighted with silver in Nanjing 

28 Aug

ALLESLEY triathlon starlet Sian Rainsley followed her top ten finish with a silver medal in the mixed relay event at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.


Fans urged to make Ricoh return a night to remember 

28 Aug

THE OWNER of the Sky Blues is encouraging fans to make the return at the Ricoh against Gillingham a night to remember.


Crutchlow looks ahead to Silverstone Grand Prix 

28 Aug

CAL Crutchlow is hoping to turn what has been a disappointing season around on home turf when the MotoGP comes to Silverstone this weekend.


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Business news »

Coventry City fans snap up tickets for club’s return to the Ricoh 

1 Sep

COVENTRY City football fans have supported the teams return to the Ricoh Arena by snapping up tickets for the historic game.


Latest deal for Rigby Group as it buys Capital Air Charter 

27 Aug

Coventry Airport owner continues acquisition trail with deal for air ambulance and private flight operator...


Latest deal for Rigby Group as it buys Capital Air Charter 

27 Aug

Coventry Airport owner continues acquisition trail with deal for air ambulance and private flight operator...


More Coventry & Warwickshire firms look to grow exports 

26 Aug

COMPANIES across Coventry and Warwickshire are grasping the exporting nettle with more looking to expand their overseas trade, according to new figures from the areas chamber of commerce.


Willenhall transport firm Aspray24 in expansion talks 

25 Aug

A top transport firm in Willenhall is set to expand and create more jobs.


£1m roadworks programme begins to improve access to Birmingham Airport 

22 Aug

A THREE-MONTH programme of road works to widen the A45 (Coventry Road) westbound carriageway into Birmingham Airport begins today (Tuesday).


Kennametal is latest recruit to Manufacturing Technology Centre 

22 Aug

GLOBAL industrial technology group, Kennametal, has become the latest business to set up an operation at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


Coventry & Warks LEP hails JLR for basing new technical centre at Ryton 

22 Aug

THE decision by Jaguar Land Rover to base the technical centre of its new Special Vehicle Operation division in Coventry has been hailed by the areas Local Enterprise Partnership.


Ricoh Arena goes head to head with NEC for Exhibition Venue of the Year 

22 Aug

COVENTRYS Ricoh Arena has been shortlisted for a national award showcasing venues in the Exhibitions sector.


Persimmon commits to £32m Coventry housing scheme 

21 Aug

HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon has committed to a new £32m housing development in Coventry.


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Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


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LocalGov »

Families given greater choice and control over help for students 

1 Sep

PARENTS and carers will be able to help design the special education support their children receive in school and college.


Speed limit sign, 31st August 

31 Aug

40mph road signs are covered by green algae and could do with cleaning.


Julia O’Connell – Artist Talk 

29 Aug

Come and listen to Julia O'Connell talk about her work.


Coventry City Council's Education IT Systems 

28 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Connie Danvers on 28 August 2014 .


Coventry City Council's Education IT Systems 

28 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Connie Danvers on 28 August 2014 .


Information on your Asset Management System 

28 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Mr Pope on 28 August 2014 .


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Arts & Culture »

Part 1 – Buffalo Bar – London – 29/08/13 – Silent Scream 

19 Aug

Part 1 – The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London, N1 – 29/08/13 August 2013 – The month of much practising and some considerable movement for the newly resurrected band from, ahem, many many moons past, Part 1.


Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers 

9 Aug

Once again, the latest article by Pete Clemons for Coventry Telegraph taking us back to the early 60's with Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers ...


Fun Wedding Band Photos 

6 Aug

In all our performances at weddings up and down the country we meet a variety of excellent wedding photographers.


School’s Out For The Summer 

2 Aug

The School House in Weeford isn’t quite the throw back to your youth you might expect – a lovely wedding venue situated in rolling West Midlands landscapes, without a hint of the headmaster’s office! Being close to the M6 toll, the ...


Rocking Out At Wethele Manor! 

1 Aug

A stones throw away from our Coventry home, the idyllic Wethele Manor, Leamington Spa was the setting for the wedding of Mr Mrs Boswell.


Dub Syndicate – ONU Sound Records – 1982 

30 Jul

Pounding Systems / Hi – Fi Gets A Pounding Part 1 2 / African Head Charge Don’t Care About Space Invader Machines Part 1 2 / Fringe On Top Dub Humourless Journalist Works To Rules / 10K At 0VU – 60 HZ – Mind Boggles / ...


Boogarins Playing in Coventry 

29 Jul

Young Brazilian pop-psych -rock band  Boogarins begin the final leg of a world tour supporting their debut LP, As Plantas Que Curam The tour began in March at SXSW and has taken them all across the US, UK and Europe, including stops at Austin Psych ...


Pete Fij and TERRY Bickers Play Coventry 

22 Jul

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers – you may well ask who the heck are they? Well … Pete Fij (alkowski) used to be in bands called Adorable and Polak.


The Captain’s Summer Ball – Aston Wood Golf Club 

19 Jul

It’s always a pleasure driving up to a great golf course.


Roye Albrighton – Interview on his Coventry Days 

18 Jul

Roye Albrighton of Nektar and other bands like Rainbow and the Peeps got in touch with his site and and I passed him along to Pete Clemons who interviewed him on his early Coventry days.


Shameless KYPP advertising section 

11 Jul

Flowers In The Dustbin released a 12″ record on All The Madmen records in 1984 and a cassette only release on Rob Challice’s cassette label 96 Tapes again in 1984.


Godiva Festival 2014 

6 Jul

Once again Coventry’s Godiva festival has attracted massive crowds with just over 125,000 visits through the park.


Air Guitars At The Ready! 

5 Jul

Last Saturdays venue has quickly become one of our favourites here at the CoverUps with just a 10 minute drive home for some of the band! Not only that but when we arrived, load in was a breeze; the staff were approachable and friendly and the venue ...


The Call of the Cotswolds 

5 Jul

Cotswolds’ Character As The CoverUps, we have the privilege to travel all over England doing what we love; playing great music and ensuring our client’s special days end on high notes.


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