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Weather warning: Strong winds but no chance of snow 

29 Nov

Clodagh won't be last of the last storm to his us this week.

Drugs courier involved in plan to flood Coventry with narcotics has jail sentence cut 

29 Nov

Gang was conspiring to supply cocaine and amphetamines to the city on a commercial scale...

Met Office issues severe weather warning as strong winds hit the region 

28 Nov

The Met Office warns that wind speeds could hit 50mph...

Homebase recalls night light over explosion fears 

28 Nov

The Baby Start LED night light could emit smoke or explode because there is no internal fuse...

Hundreds more jobs saved at Caparo 

28 Nov

A further 333 jobs are saved at steel company Caparo, administrators PwC announce.

UK City of Culture: ‘Everybody needs to do their bit’ as Coventry bids for 2021 title 

28 Nov

Shona McCarthy, the first person to deliver a successful UK City of Culture bid, talked up Coventry's chances during visit...

Lucky escape for two men as car crashes into a ditch in Meriden 

28 Nov

The driver and passenger were taken to hospital as a precaution...

Coventry council pension fund pressures weapons firm to stop making banned cluster bombs 

28 Nov

But the fund still has over half-a-million pounds invested in US firm Textron which produces the controversial weapons...

‘Cat flap burglars’ targeting homes in Coventry 

28 Nov

Police urge residents to improve home security after spate of break-ins where burglars use pole to fish the house keys...

PE teacher jailed for touching girls 

27 Nov

A PE teacher is jailed for sexually assaulting female pupils in his care.

Craven Arms in Walsgrave, Coventry, to be converted to flats 

27 Nov

Plans for disused Victorian watering hole given go-ahead by Coventry City Council...

Ex-sergeant jailed for child sex acts 

27 Nov

A police sergeant is jailed for four years and two months after admitting paying for a child for sexual services.

Five things you might have missed in Coventry today: November 27, 2015 

27 Nov

Your daily round-up of news headlines and stories worth knowing about in our city and Warwickshire...

Coventry weekly round-up: Our most-read stories from last seven days 

27 Nov

Take a look at the stories worth knowing about after a busy week in Coventry and the surrounding area...

Shakespeare’s kitchen discovered in dig 

27 Nov

Shakespeare's kitchen, including a hearth and cold storage pit, is discovered by archaeologists digging up the playwright's home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Coventry teacher with sexual interest in teenage girls is jailed 

27 Nov

Richard Maycock had sex with one pupil and sexually abused another...

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26 Nov

The tradition of giving thanks for a bountiful harvest pre-dates the Pilgrim Fathers of Plymouth Rock, all organised religions and probably even the invention of recognisable clothing...

Network of Death Cult 

23 Nov

In these uncertain and dangerous times, it seems churlish to point out that even before the term was coined and the condition categorised, governments have operated from a position of paranoid schizophrenia...

A New Customer Service Centre for Coventry Residents 

17 Nov

The Council’s Customer Service Centre, which is based in Broadgate House, is now to the public.

Scam Alert November 2015 

17 Nov

Alerts and News from Coventry Trading Standards – 2 November 2015 National Consumer Week 2015 – Trading Standards helping Coventry businesses provide new consumer rights On 1 October the law changed as new consumer rights came into force.

Green light for motorcyclists in bus lanes 

17 Nov

Motorcyclists have been given the green light to use Coventry’s bus lanes on a permanent basis, following a successful trial period on selected routes within the city.

Singing in the lifeboats 

17 Nov

François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born in Paris in 1694 and died in Paris at the ripe old age of 83...

He`s got a little list 

13 Nov

As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I`ve got a little list – I`ve got a little list of society offenders who might well be underground, and who never would be missed – who never would be missed...

In Sharms way 

7 Nov

As David Cameron repeatedly reminds us, the first duty of a British Prime Minister is to protect the safety and security of British citizens at home and abroad...

‘Sky Blues fans should be grateful to Steve Waggott for bringing club back home’ 

5 Nov

Simon Gilbert says the exit of Coventry City chief executive has left question marks over Coventry Citys future at Ricoh...

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Black? Green? Cyber? Personal! 

29 Nov

I lost heart in promoting my “Black Friday” goods after reading that the name had connections with the slave trade.

More stitched decorations 

28 Nov

Another set of Dovecraft tree decorations.

Tales of the River Bank 

27 Nov

27th November 2015 A short walk along the River Anker today.

Six steps to failure: lessons from WorldCom and Nortel 

27 Nov

The six factors that can cause companies to fail have been identified in a new study by Warwick Business School, looking at the collapse of telecom giants WorldCom and Nortel.


26 Nov

Thursday 26th November 2015 After a week of typical November weather, I've seen a few good birds and missed a few good birds.

Prestigious medical training awards announced 

26 Nov

The Medical Research Council has announced it will be funding 15 PhDs at the University of Warwick over the next three years.

Chalice and Plate 

26 Nov

My husband got interested in wood-turning when I bought him a lathe for Christmas a couple years ago.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the blind & partially sighted for 25th NOV 2015 

25 Nov

25th November 2015 In this weeks show Mike tells us his memories of the Blitz and how it affected him on his farm, Leo reads a piece about the Countess of Wessex’s involvement with charities, we have part 3 of the Iain Lauchlan talko and Dave ...

£180m Midlands investment as government confirms funding for the energy research accelarator 

25 Nov

60m of Government funding for the Energy Research Accelerator confirmed by Government in the Spending Review supported by a further 120m investment by industry and universities.

£180m Midlands investment as government confirms funding for the energy research accelarator 

25 Nov

The Government has today confirmed a 60 million capital investment in the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA).

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Well-Earned Break Time For Sky Blues 

29 Nov

Well-Earned Break Time For Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/11/2015 19:58:00 Two weeks until next game...

Jim’s column 28.11.15 

29 Nov

Last Saturday was a day that will be remembered by Coventry City fans for many a year.

Stats: Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers 

29 Nov

Stats: Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/11/2015 09:51:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (2) Doncaster Rovers, Ricoh Arena, 28 November 2015, 15:00 Att: 11,885...

L1 round-up: Top two held 

28 Nov

Coventry remain a point clear of Gillingham at the top of Sky Bet League 1 after both teams were held to 2-2 draws on Saturday afternoon.

Doncaster: Lack of focus from Sky Blues leaves Mowbray frustrated after Doncaster draw 

28 Nov


Coventry twice pegged back by Donny 

28 Nov

Coventry were guilty of twice throwing away a lead to draw 2-2 with Doncaster at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City 2-2 Doncaster Rovers 

28 Nov

Nathan Tyson scores a brace as Doncaster twice come from behind to claim a point at League One table-toppers Coventry.

Sky Sports Photo Challenge 

28 Nov

Get rid of that selfie stick, it's time to get serious.

Coventry City Versus Doncaster Rovers 

27 Nov

Coventry City Versus Doncaster Rovers Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/11/2015 13:56:00 Saturday's League One clash at the Ricoh Arena...

Sky Blues Look To Keep The Pressure On 

27 Nov

Sky Blues Look To Keep The Pressure On Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/11/2015 10:32:00 Coventry City play their 20th League One game of the 2015/16 season at home to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon and can move past the 40-point mark with...

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Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Away – Sandal RUFC – Nov 2015 

27 Nov

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Sandal RUFC - 28th November 2015.

Warney Conveniently Avoids Buying A Jug. 

27 Nov

Broadstreet 3rds took to the field on Saturday and provided an early firework display against a powerful Berkswell and Balsall 2nd XV.

‘Street’s Pack Snuggle Up To Keep Warm In Dreadful Conditions. 

27 Nov

In what was the worst conditions of the season so far, ‘Street managed to grind out a win against strong young opposition.

New Year’s Eve Party 2015. 

25 Nov

New Year’s Eve Party 2015 At Broadstreet rfc Thursday 31 st Dec.

Broadstreet 2nd XV Results Round Up 

20 Nov

Syston 17 – 29 Broadstreet Broadstreet IIs have been playing catch up in the Midlands Reserve League 1 over the last fortnight in order to fulfil the games in hand that they had accumulated over the ...

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Home – Luctonians RFC – Nov 2015. 

20 Nov

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Luctonians RFC - 21st November 2015.

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Away – Otley RUFC – Nov 2015. 

13 Nov

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Otley RUFC - 14th November 2015.

Former Players Dinner 

9 Nov

Broadstreet RFC Former players Dinner on Saturday November 21st.

Trinity Guild Vice President’s Lunch this Saturday 

9 Nov

Come along and support your club...

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Home – Tynedale RFC – Nov 2015. 

6 Nov

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Tynedale RFC - 7th November 2015.

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Business news »

Manufacturing leaders due at key Coventry event today 

25 Nov

SOME of Europes leading experts on the digital revolution sweeping through manufacturing industry will join government figures at a high-powered conference being held in Coventry today.

LUTZ project seals SMMT Award win for driverless vehicle firm 

25 Nov

A COVENTRY manufacturing specialist is celebrating after winning a prestigious automotive sector award.

UK Mail chief executive heads for the exit following performance warning 

25 Nov

THE board of Coventry-based parcels carrier UK Mail Group has announced that chief executive Guy Buswell has stepped down by mutual agreement and will be leaving the company with immediate effect.

Coventry & Warks LEP secures skills funding 

20 Nov

THE Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has received funding from a new national organisation set up by the government to improve skills in the area.

BREAKING NEWS: Major investment deal could create up to 1,000 jobs in Coventry 

20 Nov

COVENTRY automotive company CAD CAM Automotive (CCA) has completed a multi-million pound investment deal with China\'s Red Sun Group which paves the way for a major expansion programme which could cre...

Work under way on £73m Coventry Royal Mail scheme 

18 Nov

WORK has started on demolishing a redundant Coventry landmark to pave way for a planned £73m regeneration scheme.

No barriers to entry as Safetyflex picks up Rio Olympics contract 

18 Nov

SECURITY bollard manufacturer Safetyflex Barriers has further strengthened its exporting prowess by winning its first contract in South America.

Businesses bouyant as West Midlands devolution deal is signed and sealed 

17 Nov

CHANCELLOR George Osborne signed off the West Midlands £1.1bn devolution deal at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) in Coventry yesterday.

Growth momentum maintained at packaging firm Macfarlane 

17 Nov

PACKAGING firm Macfarlane Group, which has an operation in Coventry, says it is making good progress after releasing a largely positive trading update.

Former City Link directors cleared of charges 

13 Nov

THE three former directors of collapsed Coventry-based parcel delivery group City Link have been cleared of failing to provide enough notice of impending redundancies at the firm.

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Coventry man jailed after killing pedestrian in high speed collision 

27 Nov

A Coventry motorist has been jailed for four years after causing the death of a pedestrian in a high speed crash.

Former Coventry teacher jailed for sex offences 

27 Nov

A former Coventry school PE teacher has been jailed for sexually assaulting pupils in his care.

Police appeal after attempted armed robbery 

24 Nov

Police are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at a Small Heath newsagent.

Police search for missing 14-year-old Coventry girl 

23 Nov

Police in Coventry are appealing for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing from her home all weekend.

Missing Coventry teen 

21 Nov

Help police find 14-year-old Elliemay Shaylor from Coventry who has been missing since 16 October.

Man in court accused of Coventry One Stop robbery 

20 Nov

A Coventry man has appeared at court accused of robbing a One Stop shop.

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World AIDS Day event 

1 Dec

Special screening of the Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club in celebration of World Aids Day (1st December).

Private Hire Operators 

28 Nov

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by jaswinder mann on 28 November 2015 .

Rubbish and graffiti in public alleyway by school., 28th November 

28 Nov

Alleyway used by schoolchildren regularly has clothes, glass bottles etc.

Leaving no room for pedestrians, 27th November 

27 Nov

On the school side of the road, people ( parents ) constantly parking leaving little room for anyone trying to get past.

Cloud collaboration within the Council 

27 Nov

Response by Coventry City Council to Ryan Bennett on 27 November 2015 .

SIMS Update/Refresher Day 3rd December 2015 

26 Nov

We are delighted to welcome representatives from Capita to Coventry to deliver two SIMS Update Refresher sessions on 3 December 2015.

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Arts & Culture »

Negativland – Seeland Records – 1980 

16 Nov

Side PRE Side POST The debut album by Negativland from 1980 is a strange listen indeed and some parts are quite scary if you are happy to sit in a quiet dark room! Synths, radio cut ups, random noises (drills / hoovers etc) the odd primitive drum ...

Buckwheat Pancakes 

11 Nov

When we were on holiday in France this summer, we ate a lot of the buckwheat pancakes, both in restaurants and from the supermarket.

Dim and Dimmer 

11 Nov

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 10 th November, 2015   Headlong’s production of Tennessee Williams’s 1940s play curiously sheds light by keeping us in the dark.

Regional Cakeathon Revisited: Northumberland Threshing Day Barley Bread 

10 Nov

The barley bread was one of the recipes I wanted to try during the main run of the A-Z of baking but I had difficulty tracking down the barley flour.

Flare-ups with Flair 

5 Nov

FLARE PATH Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 4 th November, 2015   The Original Theatre Company is back on the road, following up their excellent Three Men in a Boat and the superlative Birdsong with this new production of Terence Rattigan’s ...

Love Songs From Rosemary’s Baby – T.O.P.Y World Network – 1985 

31 Oct

Om / The Power Of Love Emabs Byos Y’Rra / See Woman See Human / 1 Vortex Rosemary’s Baby was the musical arm of Ricerche Studi Babalon (RSB), the Italian ‘access point’ of the Temple Ov Psychick Youth (T.

How Anathema conquered the world: 25 years and still going strong 

20 Oct

Pete Clemons with his latest article for Coventry Telegraph...

Movie Musical 

16 Oct

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 15 th October, 2015   It is commonplace these days to adapt popular films for the stage, often as musicals.

Regional Cakeathon Revisited: Bakewell Tart and Chester Pudding 

6 Oct

When I was compiling the list of recipes for my 'Cakeathon', there were some letters where I found several recipes which I wanted to do.

Psychic T.V – C.B.S acetate – 1983 

3 Oct

Psychic T.

Played to the hilt 

1 Oct

THE SILVER SWORD Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 1 st October, 2015   Ian Serraillier’s classic novel for children gets a new retelling in this lively musical adaptation by Susie McKenna and Steven Edis.

Remembering Rico Rodriguez: The Specials tombonist who blew us all away 

24 Sep

Pete Clemons Coventry Telegraph article - Remembering Rico Rodriguez: The Specialstrombonistwho blew us all away.

Pete Clemons on progressive Rock on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. 

24 Sep

Pete Clemons on progressive music, mentioning Coventry band Asgard .

Flashback: Ten years on from Ricoh Arena’s first concert with Bryan Adams 

24 Sep

Pete Clemons was featured in this article for Coventry Telegraph.

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