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Replay: Tuesday’s news, sport and travel from Coventry and Warwickshire 

16 Sep

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport on September 16...


Cannabis factory discovered at home in Earlsdon 

16 Sep

Coventry police called out to reports of burglary...


Coundon Care Centre celebrates 30th birthday in style 

16 Sep

A CHARITY that helps care for elderly people in the community has celebrated its 30th anniversary.


Have your say on plans to ban dogs from parts of Coventry 

16 Sep

Public consultation launched over force exclusion zones idea and plan to make owners put pets on leads...


Tollbar Island improvements taking shape 

16 Sep

THE MAJOR scheme to improve journeys around the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, is to take another leap forward this weekend.


Cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton 

16 Sep

MONEY raised by fundraiser and internet sensation Stephen Sutton will fund cancer care training at Coventry University.


Nuneaton strongman Mikey Lane prepares to take on the world 

16 Sep

30-year-old doorman will head to America after triumphing in a Britain's Strongest Man competition in Billingham at the weekend...


Cash raised by Stephen Sutton will fund Coventry University scholarships 

16 Sep

More than £1m raised by the inspirational fundraiser will be spent on training cancer nurses and support staff...


Crime fighter Stinson Hunter unmasked 

16 Sep

Documentary about paedophile catcher will be screened on Channel 4...


Tollbar island roadworks reach ‘key stage’ 

16 Sep

Drivers will see 'significant changes' by Monday morning following overnight closures at the weekend...


Three released without charge after stabbing in Bell Green 

16 Sep

Three women arrested in connection with a stabbing in Bell Green last month have been released without charge.


Balloon launch at Hill Farm Primary marks big improvements at the Coventry school 

16 Sep

Hundreds of balloons were launched into the sky at Hill Farm Primary School in Coventry to celebrate a massive turnaround in performance.


Six regions hit new house price peak 

16 Sep

The West Midlands sees average house prices lift above their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.


Skydiving doctor helps raise money for Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital 

16 Sep

Dr Rajiv Nair has helped to raise almost £2,000 for the new diabetes centre at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital.


Coventry fantasy writer saw the magic and wonder in ordinary life 

16 Sep

The literary world is remembering the life and work of award-winning Coventry author Graham Joyce.


Hillfields church reopens after being transformed after a £900,000 extension project 

16 Sep

A packed congregation attended the Sunday service at Lower Ford Street Baptist Church in Hillfields...


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Russian Aggression the Most Serious Threat 

16 Sep

As President Obama steels himself to do what he has tried to avoid, namely increase US military involvement in the Middle East, we should try to keep in perspective that he and the rest of us face a more significant … Continue reading →...


Kev’s Column: To TBID or Not To TBID? 

12 Sep

Each month Kevin writes a special “Kev’s Column” for the Torbay Times.


Red Button: Garry Hoffman gets his old Ricoh Arena executive box back – but not all hatchets have been buried 

12 Sep

TV presenter Richard Keys was also at the match but there’s only one place the club would bury a hatchet with him...


Strengthening links between academia, statutory agencies and the third sector: A half day workshop for those who believe in collaboration and co-operation across the social policy spectrum. 

9 Sep

You are invited to a free half day event to bring together voluntary and statutory organisations from Coventry with academics from the University of Warwick and Coventry University to discuss ways in which we might work more closely together, build ...


Red Button: Thorny problems still loom over Coventry City’s return to the Ricoh Arena 

8 Sep

There's still much left to sort out between football club and stadium bosses...


Women’s football match re-enacted 

4 Sep

Inter-factory matches in First World War raised money for Coventry’s wounded soldiers.


THE PRICE OF HONOUR: Exploring the Issues of Sexual Violence within South Asian Communities in Coventry 

3 Sep

**TRIGGER WARNING** In February of this year, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) conducted a research project aimed at understanding the discrepancy between the help South Asian women and girls were asking them for within community ...


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.


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Features »

Tuesday 16th September 

16 Sep

The four Ruff were still present as was the Common Sandpiper.


Ebola outbreak “out of all proportion” and severity cannot be predicted 

16 Sep

A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds research conducted by the University of Warwick.


Victorian sculpture takes center stage at stateside exhibition 

16 Sep

Art historians from the Universities of Warwick and York are co-curating a major exhibition with curators from the Yale Center for British Art and Tate Britain on the making and viewing of sculpture in Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen...


WMG at University of Warwick welcomes His Excellency Ma Kai Vice Premier of China 

16 Sep

On Saturday 13th September, WMG was pleased to welcome His Excellency Ma Kai, Vice Premier of China, along with a delegation of senior officials including Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, and Sir Sebastian Wood, Britains Ambassador to ...


Monday 15 September 

15 Sep

I took a trip over tonight, and the four Ruff were still present, also there were a Redshank and a Common Sandpiper.


Looking around 

15 Sep

Monday 15th September 2014 Nothing much to report over the past few days unfortunately, despite checking a few lesser known local sites.


Tenerife 

15 Sep

I had a relaxing ten days in Tenerife, didn’t do a great amount of birding – but enough.


New drug target could prevent major global cause of maternal death 

15 Sep

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered a new target for drugs that could prevent the deaths of thousands of women in the developing world due to heavy blood loss after childbirth.


Bully victims more likely to suffer night terrors and nightmares by 12 years of age 

15 Sep

Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old.


New drug target could prevent major global cause of maternal death 

15 Sep

Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered a new target for drugs that could prevent the deaths of thousands of women in the developing world due to heavy blood loss after childbirth.


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Coventry City FC »

Scunthorpe United v Coventry City 

16 Sep

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Scunthorpe United and Coventry City (19:45 BST).


Scunthorpe v Coventry preview 

15 Sep

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Scunthorpe United and Coventry City Glanford Park.


Scunthorpe v Coventry preview 

15 Sep

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Scunthorpe United and Coventry City Glanford Park.


Chairman wants good showing 

15 Sep

Chairman Peter Swann has issued a rallying cry to everyone involved at Scunthorpe ahead of Tuesday night's clash with Coventry.


Iron Test for Sky Blues 

15 Sep

Iron Test for Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:15/09/2014 07:48:00 A busy week in League One sees a full card of midweek fixtures and a visit to face Scunthorpe United for Coventry City.


England’s win in Basel the beginning of the long road back to belief 

15 Sep

Last Monday evening, prior to kick-off between England and Switzerland at St.


Pressley senses no limit

13 Sep

Coventry manager Steven Pressley believes his side were spurred on by the positivity at the club as they beat Yeovil 2-1.


Coventry revel in home comforts 

13 Sep

Coventry continued their winning return to the Ricoh Arena with a 2-1 victory over Yeovil on Saturday afternoon.


Pressley senses no Sky Blues limit 

13 Sep

Coventry manager Steven Pressley believes his side were spurred on by the positivity at the club as they made it back-to-back wins at the Ricoh Arena.


Stats: Coventry City v Yeovil Town 

13 Sep

Stats: Coventry City v Yeovil Town Vitalfootball:Coventry:13/09/2014 17:01:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (1) Yeovil Town, Ricoh Arena, 13 September 2014, 15:00 Att: 11,085...


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Sport »

Two Of The Top Rugby-Playing Schools Set To Do Battle. 

16 Sep

At Broadstreet RFC on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 3:00 pm.


Coventry record their first win of the new campaign 

16 Sep

COVENTRY did their very best to waste a 19-point lead at the break but eventually overcame Loughborough Students to claim their first win of the 2014/15 season.


Coventry City Ladies secure fourth consecutive win 

16 Sep

COVENTRY City Ladies stretched their winning streak in the Womenamp;#039;s Premier League Northern Division to four thanks to a 3-1 win away at Stoke LFC.


Goals Galore 

15 Sep

Affinity vs Elim The start of the 2014/15 season kicked off at the memorial park as Affinity took on Elim in the new look lsquo1 division for allrsquo.


Magnificent Murray Seals The Rumble With The Bumble. 

15 Sep

Unprecedented last quarter fight-back climaxes with last move of the match to wipe out a twenty-six point deficit and provide ‘Street with first win of the season.


Bees have no fear heading into Elite League play-offs 

15 Sep

BEES boss Gary Havelock says his side have no fear heading into the Elite League play-offs.


Steven Pressley commits his future to the Sky Blues 

15 Sep

SKY Blues boss Steven Pressley is targeting success with the Sky Blues after ending any doubt over his future by signing a new four-year deal.


Sky Blues apologise to fans over queues 

15 Sep

THE CHIEF executive of the Sky Blues has sent an apology to fans after large queues caused delays getting into the stadium for the second match running.


Coventry City 2-1 Yeovil Town 

15 Sep

THE SKY Blues stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games thanks to a 2-1 defeat at home to Yeovil Town.


Coventry stars experience Paralympic Day 

15 Sep

THEY may have narrowly lost out against the Netherlands at this year's National Paralympic Day but Coventry wheelchair basketball player Charlotte Moore believes Great Britain's experience will stand them in good stead in the long-term.


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Business news »

Persimmon secures planning permission for £13m Coventry development 

15 Sep

REGIONAL housebuilder Persimmon Homes South Midlands has secured planning permission for a new £13m residential development in Coventry.


Lloyds backs Dunwood Travel’s expansion 

15 Sep

Dunwood Travel offers holidays for the over 50s, including coach travel, day trips and mini-breaks across the UK, and has additional sales teams operating from offices in Nuneaton and Coventry...


Government signs off on £100m Growth Deal for Coventry & Warwickshire 

12 Sep

A GROWTH deal which could be worth more than £100m to the local economy has officially been signed between the government and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.


Nasmyth Group chosen to participate in £60m aerospace development programme 

12 Sep

COVENTRY-based precision engineering group, Nasmyth, has been selected to participate in the £60m Sharing in Growth programme.


Jaguar Heritage workshop opens at famous marque’s spiritual home 

11 Sep

A BRAND new workshop facility has been opened at Jaguars spiritual home in Browns Lane, Coventry.


C&W Chamber launches General Election ‘manifesto’ 

11 Sep

BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have helped set out a new manifesto for growth ahead of next years General Election.


MTC project makes major breakthrough in electric vehicle battery technology 

10 Sep

A PIONEERING project carried out at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry has resulted in major advances in the production of electric vehicle battery packs.


Carillion wins £12m A45 bridge contract 

10 Sep

WOLVERHAMPTON construction and support services giant Carillion has won the contract to build a new £12m bridge across the A45 Coventry Road in Solihull.


Preparation work begins on Coventry’s Friargate scheme 

9 Sep

SITE preparations for the Friargate scheme, on 37 acres of land in Coventry, have started following the appointment of a demolition contractor.


Wigley Group buys Aston Expressway Industrial Estate 

9 Sep

Coventry-based property and construction group keen to broaden its portfolio of properties across the Midlands...


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Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


Appeal for information after assault on train – Coventry 

11 Sep

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident which took place on board a train travelling between Birmingham and Coventry.


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.


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LocalGov »

Owen Owen Coventry reunion tea 

17 Sep

If you worked for Owen Owen Coventry or Torrington Avenue, come along to our free afternoon tea reunion on Wednesday 17 September.


Touch Rugby Coventry 

17 Sep

Adult touch rugby sessions in Coventry.


Spending on different Public Health concerns 

16 Sep

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Jack Stanson on 16 September 2014 .


Dangerous Driving at main island, 16th September 

16 Sep

On the main island at Fletchhamstead Highway ( travelling south) there are 3 lanes (by the police station),two for straight on and the far right indicates to turn right into Sir Henry Parkes Road.


Hazardous paving slabs, 13th September 

13 Sep

I have had the misfortune to have been tripped up by a cracked paving slab directly opposite No 4 Oxley Drive.


Heritage Open Day – Coventry Multi-Faith Centre 

13 Sep

A unique opportunity to celebrate multi-faith Coventry...


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Arts & Culture »

Comedy Shows in Coventry 

12 Sep

There seems to be loads of comedians around at the moment – and almost every week there is one or more stand up comedy shows in the Coventry and Leamington area.


Mallory Knox Playing Coventry 

12 Sep

You can see up and coming rock band  Mallory Knox on the first date of their Autumn 2014 UK tour – here in Coventry at the Kasbah.


Charity Gig in aid of Coventry MS Society 

11 Sep

Formed in Coventry The JPs are performing a one off gig for local Multiple Sclerosis charities at The Tin (Taylor John’s House) , Canal Basin, Coventry.


Leamington + Coventry Live Music Sept 11th to 14th 

10 Sep

Thu 11 Sep 2014 20:30 The Hannafords Tump Folk Club, The Humber, Coventry, CV3 1BA Fri 12 Sep 2014 20:00 Running For Cover Carey’s, Hertford Place, Coventry, CV1 3JZ Fri 12 Sep 2014 18:30 The Deserts @Kasbah, Coventry, CV1 5LY … Read more...


Recent interviews with Tony D about Kill Your Pet Puppy for Noisey (Vice) / Doomed To Extinction / Maximum Rock And Roll 

9 Sep

Tony D (Mick Mercer collection) I’m an intern at Noisey France (Vice magazine musical platform) and I wanted to write an article about Kill Your Pet Puppy.


A Delightful Night At The Perfect Live Band Wedding Venue 

5 Sep

Once again down in the heart of the Cotswolds , the band arrive at a new wedding venue in good time after cutting through Friday evening traffic.


Culture Shake – Music & Art Sept 6th Coventry 

4 Sep

Culture Shake : A showcase of Coventry & Warwickshire’s finest local professional artists at The Tin Music & Arts Centre, Canal Basin, on Saturday 6th September.


The Mosquitos are Back (Coventry RnB band) 

2 Sep

Pete Clemons looks at the return of Coventry RnB band The Mosquitos in the Coventry Telegraph.


Reg Calvert – A Rock n Roll Rollercoaster 

2 Sep

Another Pete Clemons special from the Coventry Telegraph .


Wonderful Wedding At Whatley Manor 

31 Aug

The Cotswolds is host to some pretty spectacular venues, and we’ve just been introduced to yet another! The wedding party and guests hailed from across the globe, and it seems with the world to choose from, they chose Whatley Manor! It’s ...


Lively Wedding At Ettington Park Hotel 

30 Aug

Always a delight to play, Ettington Park is just down the road in Stratford-Upon-Avon .


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.


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