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Rugby fatal shooting: Two arrested by police 

25 Jul

Probe launched after man found dead from gunshot wounds in car in village of Newton...


Murder inquiry after man is shot 

25 Jul

A murder investigation is launched after a man was shot dead near Rugby, the BBC is told.


Monkey statues stuffed with opium found at Coventry international postal hub 

25 Jul

Border Force staff discovered smuggled drugs while checking consignment of ornaments flown into Baginton unit from India...


Flood fears hold up plans to build apartments at Nuneaton 

25 Jul

Application for two three-storey buildings on waste ground between Bucks Hill and Salisbury Drive deferred for information on water storage tank...


Look: Coventry catches the loom band bug 

25 Jul

Telegraph readers caught up in the latest craze to sweep the nation send us their pictures...


Judge refuses Sisu appeal – and orders Sky Blues owners’ to pay Coventry council’s costs 

25 Jul

'A judge does not err simply because he does not draw factual conclusions which one party urges upon him...


‘I believe that Sisu has no intention or money for a new ground’ 

25 Jul

Coventry City stadium and talk of war -  Coventry Telegraph Letters for July 25...


Look: The worst-looking cars made in Coventry, the West Midlands and beyond 

25 Jul

The motor industry is littered with embarrassing models, questionable décor and dodgy tech...


Star of 1970s TV series The Waltons set for concert in Warwickshire – thanks to one show’s biggest fans 

25 Jul

Jon Walmsley who played Jason in the popular show will be performing near Stratford...


Look: Coventry Night Life – Partygoers at JJs for Kimberly Wyatt’s DJ set 

25 Jul

Revellers spotted out on the town at the city's Skydome venue...


Chapelfields cat has leg amputated after thugs shoot pet with air rifle 

25 Jul

'I just hope that cowardly individual who did this suffers as much in his future life as Ozzie did...


Budding archaeologists invited to join Warwick dig this weekend 

25 Jul

Excavation at St John’s House, Warwick, looking for evidence of medieval hospital that once stood on the site...


Coventry ring road section to be closed over weekend 

25 Jul

PARTS of the ring road will be closed this weekend while demolition work takes place at the Friargate development.


‘Miracle no-one hurt’ in morning crash 

25 Jul

AMBULANCE crews have said it was a miracle no-one was seriously injured in a crash early this morning (Friday).


Weather: Sultry conditions become less oppressive next week 

25 Jul

Although dry and bright with some sunshine, it may be rather more cloudy on Saturday...


Miracle escape for driver in Styvechale car smash 

25 Jul

Man only suffers minor injuries after van crash in Coventry during early hours...


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Eyeless in Gaza 

21 Jul

It was no less a visionary than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who allegedly said that an eye for an eye leaves the world blind...


Albany Road Closure (Developing) 

19 Jul

Whilst I have come across content relating to Albany Road from social media, until I receive permission from the authors themselves, the following is what I have been given permission to include thus far.


Red Button: How the King of Jordan paid secret visits to Coventry radio enthusiast 

18 Jul

King Hussein dropped into Wyken to visit fellow radio ham who 'got him out of extreme trouble...


School trips are a worth it just to see the smile on children’s faces 

18 Jul

'Students have over-shot their destination on trains and had to return in the guard’s van...


Sky Blue Thinking: It’s time to move on and #bringCityhome 

16 Jul

'We mustn’t lose sight of is that the most important thing is getting our club back home, to the Ricoh...


The Future of Our Railways 

15 Jul

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Tuesday 15thJuly 2014) reacted to the publication of a detailed report by Network Rail examining the options for strengthening rail resilience west of Exeter.


Red Button: £25,000 to make it a very happy Monday! 

15 Jul

Coventry City Council finds that the Happy Mondays don't come cheap...


Live From Coventry- Government Cabinet Reshuffle- Education 

15 Jul

Nicky Morgan has been announced as Education Secretary, replacing Michael Gove, whom held the post since the formation of the coalition in May 2010.


Reaching For The Sky (Blues) (DEVELOPING…..) 

13 Jul

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MP Chris White opens new family facility 

25 Jul

New relatives rooms are already providing a welcome haven for families...


Godiva to attend Warwick World congress 

25 Jul

A six-metre-high puppet of Lady Godiva will be striding across the University of Warwick campus next week to mark the opening of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World congress.


Night Heron, Seeswood Pool – revisited 

25 Jul

24th July 2014 A few more images of the Night Heron at Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron, Seeswood pool, Nuneaton Night Heron Night Heron...


At Last 

25 Jul

I visited the Reservoir yesterday twice and it is still quiet, the 3 Common Sandpiper and LRP were still there in the morning but I didn’t see them in the evening.


Warwick team gives exceptional performance at European International Submarine Race 

25 Jul

After two years development and two weeks of racing, engineering students from the University of Warwick were awarded 2nd in UK and 4th place overall at the European International Submarine Race (eISR) event in Gosport, Hampshire.


Producing doctors at the double at University of Warwick 

25 Jul

Patients in Coventry may think they are seeing double when University of Warwick medical student Yasmine Darwazeh graduates this summer and joins her identical twin sister to work as doctors at University Hospital Coventry.


£1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre announces Hub location at Warwick 

25 Jul

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its Hub location, supporting the ten year, 1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems.


“If you go down to the woods today….” – 23rd July 2014 

24 Jul

Silver-Washed Fritillary Really pleased to see two species of Butterfly that I had not seen before - the Silver-Washed Fritillary and the White Admiral Butterfly! Silver-Washed Fritillary White Admiral Butterfly...


“If you go down to the woods today…..” – 23rd July 2014 

24 Jul

Peacock Butterfly Something different today with Ian and myself heading out to Ryton Woods in search of Butterflies.


Last Photos 

24 Jul

I made sure I snapped a few final photos of the kitties yesterday before they left for their new homes.


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Coventry City FC »

CCFC: Short Shrift Given to SISU Appeal 

25 Jul

CCFC: Short Shrift Given to SISU Appeal Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/07/2014 15:25:00 Judge rejects club owners' call...


Four sent off early in Coventry friendly 

25 Jul

Four players are sent off in the opening 29 minutes of Coventry City's pre-season friendly with Greek side AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at officials 

25 Jul

Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour in Coventry's 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at officials 

25 Jul

Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour in Coventry's 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


Pressley fumes at four red cards 

25 Jul

Coventry manager Steven Pressley blasted match officials after four players were sent off within half-an-hour during their 0-0 draw with AEL Kalloni.


CCFC: It’s Pressley’s Team (Almost) 

24 Jul

CCFC: It's Pressley's Team (Almost) Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/07/2014 20:22:00 Manager stamps his mark on Sky Blues...


Wall of Colour 

24 Jul

Sky Sports is calling on all Football League fans to show their true colours for their club's opening home match of the new season.


CCFC: The Life of a Trialist 

23 Jul

CCFC: The Life of a Trialist Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/07/2014 11:36:00 Tudgay impresses Sky Blue players and manager...


Trialist Striker Impresses Coventry Boss 

22 Jul

Trialist Striker Impresses Coventry Boss Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/07/2014 09:26:00 Will Tudgay link up with Sky Blues...


AS Roma B-eaten by Sky Blues 

21 Jul

AS Roma B-eaten by Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/07/2014 21:24:00 City win pre-season tour match...


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Sport »

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley content with summer work 

25 Jul

In the first first of a two part interview Steven Pressley talks Callum Wilson, losing other key players and what fans can expect from his new recruits.


Alan Robinson Here come the Coventry Bears 

24 Jul

IT HAS taken 16 years to get Coventry Bears into the professional ranks but the clubamp;#039;s managing director, Alan Robinson, insists the hard work begins now.


Sky Blues are in good shape says Conor Thomas 

24 Jul

SKY Blues midfielder Conor Thomas admits it was a huge blow to lose top scorer and close friend Callum Wilson over the summer but he is confident the clubamp;#039;s latest recruits are more than capable of achieving success next season.


Sky is the limit as Coventry Bears turn professional 

23 Jul

THE SKY is the limit for rugby league in Coventry according to the leagueamp;#039;s chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer after the Coventry Bears were officially introduced to the professional ranks.


Storm signing Luke Priest set to rbing experience 

23 Jul

EXPERIENCED National League rider Luke Priest has spoken of his delight at joining a winning team after replacing the injured Luke Chang in the Storm side.


Coventry youngster destined for the Wimbledon stage 

23 Jul

TENNIS starlet Arran Trainor insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.


Cal Crutchlow to remain at Ducati next season 

23 Jul

CAL Crutchlow will remain with the factory Ducati team for the next yearamp;#039;s MotoGP season.


New course record set at Brandon 

23 Jul

GOLFER Paul Dixon has shot himself into the record books after setting a new course record at Brandon Wood Golf Course in Wolston.


Peter Busby maintains winning streak for MIRacing 

23 Jul

PETER Busby was in top form once again for M.


Bears sink Heworth to get back on track 

22 Jul

Heworth 6 Coventry Bears 22 Article from York Press HEWORTH ARLC failed to reproduce their winning form as they went down 22-6 at home to Coventry Bears in National Conference League division three.


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Business news »

International expansion for TR Fleet as it heads Down Under 

23 Jul

COVENTRY fleet management specialist TR Fleet has expanded overseas with the launch of an Australian operation.


Encraft organises Coventry meeting for WM manufacturers: Tuesday 22nd July 

18 Jul

  Leamington-based Encraft was established in 2003 by Matthew Rhodes and a small group of engineers and investors.


Measuring specialist Alicona joins Manufacturing Technology Centre 

18 Jul

A FIRM specialising in form and roughness measurement and metrology has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


Barberry planning 404 flat scheme at former Coventry sorting office 

17 Jul

DEVELOPER Barberry has re-thought its Royal Mail sorting office scheme in Coventry and is now planning to build flats on the site.


CWA wins school refurb contract 

17 Jul

Engineering consultancy wins brief to carry out extension and upgrade work at 10 Coventry schools...


HSBC strengthens China links with new Coventry appointment 

16 Jul

HSBC has strengthened its Coventry and Warwickshire commercial team with the appointment of Ashley Cooper as senior international commercial manager and Daisy Yu as international commercial associate...


Work starts on £30m Aerospace Research Centre 

16 Jul

CONSTRUCTION work has begun on the £30m Aerospace Research Centre next to the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


Steady as she goes at Severn Trent 

16 Jul

MIDLANDS water company Severn Trent has said that trading across the group has been in line with its expectations.


WMG research programme hailed a coup for the region 

14 Jul

NEWS that the Government and automotive industry are investing £500m each over the next ten years into a new initiative which will be based in Coventry and Warwickshire has been heralded as a c...


Sprue’s AIM is true as sales hit a new peak 

14 Jul

COVENTRY-based smoke alarm supplier Sprue Aegis has recorded a record period of trading.


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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.


24hr strike by firefighters 

9 Jun

Update at 12:15pm Thursday 12 June: Since the start of the industrial action by firefighters at 9am this morning, we have had 26 fire engines available to deploy, plus four acting as temporary Brigade Response Vehicles (crewed with fewer than...


Man’s jaw broken in nightclub assault 

20 May

Man's jaw broken in nightclub assault We want to speak to this man who is suspected of breaking another man's jaw in a Coventry nightclub in March.


Do you know this man? Appeal for information after luggage stolen from train travelling between Coventry and Birmingham New Street 

16 May

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help as investigations continue into the theft of a passenger’s property from a train travelling between Coventry and Birmingham New Street railway stations.


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LocalGov »

Jazz Sunday Lunch Carvery 

27 Jul

Jazz Sunday Lunch Carvery with Resident pianist Jay Jones.


Electoral registration system is changing this summer 

25 Jul

The biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years is happening and all Coventry residents will receive a letter from the Council, explaining what they need to do.


Go for a stroll with Coventry Walking Maps 

25 Jul

A series of maps has been released this week.


Ring Road junction closure and west bridge demolition 

25 Jul

Work on the new bridge deck project at Junction 6 of the Coventry Ring Road takes another major step forward this weekend, with the demolition of the west bridge of the raised gyratory.


Toxins in Guphill Brook, 25th July 

25 Jul

In November 2013, I reported that recent flooding had deposited hundreds of plastic bottle on the banks of Guphill Brook.


Coventry Commemorates with a weekend of reflection 

24 Jul

Two days of events are taking place in Coventry next month to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.


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Arts & Culture »

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.


Doing What They Orton 

4 Jul

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 3 rd July, 2014   It’s fifty years since Joe Orton’s sordid little play was first produced and half a century later as this touring production from London Classic Theatre shows, it may ...


And The Award For The Best Award Ceremony Goes To… 

3 Jul

Taking a mid week break from the busy weekend wedding season, we were asked to play for the second year running at The Co-Op Midlands Award Ceremony at the prestigious Belfry Golf Course near Birmingham .


Horace Panter – Artist, Author, Musician 

3 Jul

For Pete Clemons latest article for the Coventry Telegraph , he turns his attention to some of the other artistic works of Horace Panter of the The Specials .


Meridian Dan to replace Krept and Konan 

3 Jul

Unfortunately Krept and Konan have had to pull out of the festival.


Coventry Godiva Festival is coming! 

2 Jul

Barriers going up We are hard at work in putting the final touches to the set up for this year’s festival.


The Buzzcocks in Coventry 

28 Jun

Pete Clemons with his latest article for the Coventry Telegraph .


Close To Home In More Ways Than One 

28 Jun

Last Saturday’s gig saw us playing for the second time at Ashton Lodge, a lovely wedding venue just 20 minutes from Coverups HQ in Coventry.


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