Coventry news and blogs Friday 22 May 2015

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VIDEO: Childhood television display opens 

22 May

An exhibition of childhood television has opened, celebrating programmes from the 1940s to the present day.

Coventry four-year-old hailed a hero for calling 999 after mum collapses at home 

22 May

Henry Davies, from Coundon, praised by paramedics for calling an ambulance when his mother Chloe lost consciousness after falling...

Even more pictures of YOUR old school days 

22 May

Get your old school photos from Coventry and Warwickshire in our nostalgia feature...

Musical director returns to Coventry for choir performance 

22 May

Alan will return to his roots after working away from Coventry for over 20 years...

United Footwear arson attack: Police investigations continue 

22 May

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the massive blaze at the warehouse in Holbrooks on Sunday May 3 to come forward...

Rachael is recognised for volunteering success in Coventry 

22 May

The local student's efforts were acknowledged after her latest successful fundraiser...

Coventry Music Museum is on an upward scale to excellence 

22 May

The museum was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence...

‘Welcome to the new Birmingham suburb called Coventry’ 

22 May

Coventry and Birmingham alliance and CCFC fans' 'jealousy' - Coventry Telegraph Letters for May 22...

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate 

22 May

Nuneaton hosts the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Fashion retailer H&M to open second Coventry store 

22 May

The retail chain has announced plans to open base at Warwickshire Shopping Park next month...

Cash-strapped Coventry council to spend £250,000 trying to win support for Birmingham alliance 

22 May

The council's cabinet is set to approve the move on May 28 as an alliance with Birmingham moves a step closer...

Sew far so good for Zoe’s Place thanks to Earlsdon group 

22 May

The Age UK group donated hand-sewn quilts and blankets to the Ash Green hospice...

Watch: Kenilworth dog who thinks he is a CAT – can you give him a home? 

22 May

Can you give a loving home to tree-climbing dog looking to branch out into a loving new home...

Foleshill terror accused ‘fled England because he was being tortured by spooks’ 

22 May

Zakariya Ashiq, aged 20, told the Old Bailey he thought he was going to die during one interrogation...

Foleshill terror suspect ‘fled England because he was being tortured by spooks’ 

22 May

Zakariya Ashiq, aged 20, told the Old Bailey he was waterboarded during one interrogation...

Driving licence paper counterpart set to be scrapped – here’s everything Coventry drivers need to know! 

22 May

Driving licenses in Britain are set to change from June 8...

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Have Coventry’s Mary Creagh’s dreams been nobbled by faller in Labour leadership stakes? 

22 May

Red Button: Former Bishop Ullathorne schoolgirl's hopes of winning race to become new party leader may have been dashed by rival candidate Tristram Hunt's decision to pull out and back Liz Kendall...

Scam Alert – May 2015 

16 May

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Ravenswood 103 Bennetts Road – May 2015 

16 May

Reference : HH/2015/1530 Dear Councillor David Galliers, An application has been received for the following development.

Residents of Stoke’s Gentleman’s Green furious at missing out on £200,000 council cash 

15 May

Red Button tells how the Coventry park's share of 'green' money paid by developers for community facilities was scrapped...

Why Jimmy Hill’s statue should stay at the Ricoh Arena… for now 

11 May

Alan Poole says the statue of the great man should stay put - at least until Coventry City's owners decide on new stadium...

Three conference centre events cost Coventry taxpayers £15k 

10 May

'The theme was Coventry and Growth: Securing maximum benefit for all...

Warwickshire tycoon publisher Felix Dennis’ legacy – £500m and a pleasure palace! 

8 May

Red Button on the mega-rich alternative magazine founder's rise from jailed hippy to poet and forest planter...

Former frontman of early-80s Coventry band Furious Apples standing in local elections 

5 May

Red Button: Greg Crabb’s CV includes rock singer, DJ, music promoter, graphic artist, hospital porter...

Wasps RFC bonds attractive to investors – but they come at a risk 

28 Apr

Phil Ewing, director at Coventry and Leamington-based Accountants and Business Advisers Harrison, Beale and Owen, gives his assessment of the Wasps RFC secured bonds offer...

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The City Centre Area Action Plan 

22 May

The Coventry Society Response to the City Centre Area Action Plan The City Council published its City Centre Area Action Plan (CCAAP) in February 2015.

Cyprus – 2015 

22 May

6th -20th May 2015 Report on birds encountered on holiday on Cyprus.

Coventry parkrun 267, 16 May 2015 

22 May

Many thanks to our friends at Sphinx AC who provided the volunteers this week.

What’s Sara’s Plan D 

22 May

Sara Revell, 28, follows on from her last blog on Dying Matters about her Plan D...

Chasing hope – new research shows how politics manipulates a culture of optimism 

21 May

Whilst the UK suffers the post-election blues, a new book by Professor Oliver Bennett, founder of the University of Warwicks Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, looks at how societies maintain hope in the future in an increasingly divided and ...

Midlands people can help design future of our home heating & hot water systems 

21 May

Researchers at the University of Warwicks School of Engineering and Warwick Business School are part of a new project that will draw on the opinions of Midlands people to help design future home heating and hot water systems.

WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull Gets Green Light 

21 May

The Solihull Councils planning committee has approved plans for the new WMG Academy building this week.


21 May

A page for last weeks challenge on UK Scrappers.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-20th May 2015 

21 May

In this weeks show Leo reads an extract from a piece by Clare Campbell about animals under fire during WW2, Dorothy reads an article about frozen pilots, Cliff has some thoughts about DIY, Sue concludes the piece about the last Princess of Cambridge...

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya awarded with Honorary Doctorate by Monash University 

20 May

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, has been awarded with an Honorary Doctorate by Monash University in a ceremony held on Wednesday 20 th May in Melbourne, Australia.

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Kelly-Evans pens pro City deal 

22 May

Coventry teenager Devon Kelly-Evans has agreed to sign a one-year professional deal with the club.

Kelly-Evans pens pro deal at City 

22 May

Coventry teenager Devon Kelly-Evans has agreed to sign a one-year professional deal with the club.

CCFC: Pressley Leaves Positive Legacy 

21 May

CCFC: Pressley Leaves Positive Legacy Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/05/2015 21:05:00 Mowbray praises squad and staff he inherited...

Striker Agrees Coventry City Deal 

20 May

Striker Agrees Coventry City Deal Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/05/2015 20:28:00 Thomas pens new contract...

Welcome Tony Mowbray 

19 May

The news that Tony Mowbray has been appointed on a two year deal is very welcome.

Eight players released by Coventry 

19 May

Coventry City release eight players following Tony Mowbray's decision to remain as Sky Blues boss.

Mowbray makes Maddison vow 

19 May

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has vowed to keep hold of highly-rated youngster James Maddison.

Mowbray makes Maddison vow 

19 May

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has vowed to keep hold of highly-rated youngster James Maddison.

Mowbray makes Maddison vow 

19 May

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has vowed to keep hold of highly-rated youngster James Maddison.

CCFC: Mowbray Allows Eight To Leave 

19 May

CCFC: Mowbray Allows Eight To Leave Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/05/2015 09:32:00 Boss announces retained list...

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Eddie Holland RIP. 

20 May

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing away of Eddie Holland on Sunday 17th May 2015.

And A Good Time Was Had By All. 

12 May

Street Bomb hits the French Mediterranean.

England Under 20s Junior World Cup Preparation. 

8 May

England U20s Junior World Cup Warm Up Match - Friday, 15th May 2015.

How To Manage A Cup Campaign…. 

8 May

Coventry and Mid-Warwickshire Second Team Cup 2015.

England 20’s JWC Warm Up Game – Friday, 15th May 2015. 

7 May

20's JWC Warm Up Game - Friday, 15th May 2015.

Champion of Champions returns for a third year 

6 May

TICKETS for the third successive Champion of Champions snooker event in Coventry have gone on sale this week.

Gary Havelock keen to protect Jason Garrity 

6 May

GARY Havelock believes Bees' fast-track reserve Jason Garrity is putting too much pressure on his shoulders in his desire to be the best, Garrity was one the Bees' star men as they progressed to the Elite League play-off final last season.

Skipper OBrien wins former player' vote 

6 May

amp;lt;bamp;gt;THE OBSERVER has team with Coventry City's Former Players' Association (CCFPA) to bring you all the latest news, events and signings.

Wasps targeting top six finish after Exeter win 

6 May

ENGLAND hopeful Joe Simpson scored one of the tries of the season as Wasps beat Exeter Chiefs 36-29 to remain on course for a top six finish in the Premiership.

Sky Blues slash season ticket prices for campaign 

6 May

SEASON ticket prices have been slashed for next season by 25 per cent as the Sky Blues look to make it more affordable for supporters to watch their side at the Ricoh Arena.

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Business news »

Profits slump by more than half for Severn Trent 

22 May

COVENTRY-based utility Severn Trent has seen its profits slump by more than 50% as a result of a massive investment programme.

Itihaas creates own craft beer with Lion Heart brewery 

22 May

Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas Group, joined forces with the Lion Heart brewery in Coventry, and the partnership has resulted in Sambha IPA...

Tollbar pain almost over, Coventry businesses told 

20 May

BUSINESSES in Coventry and Warwickshire have been told that the worst of the Tollbar pain will be over by August.

Business leaders welcome Coventry’s combined authority move 

19 May

BUSINESS leaders in the region have welcomed Coventry City Council moving closer to joining a combined authority.

Coventry moves closer to joining a combined authority 

19 May

REPORTS this morning suggest Coventry City Council is warming to the idea of joining forces with local authorities in Birmingham and the Black Country in a combined authority.

Nasmyth pledges multi-million investment to key businesses 

19 May

COVENTRY-based engineering group, Nasmyth is to improve one of its key businesses with a multi-million pound investment.

Smoke alarm firm secures £3m to supply devices to UK fire services 

15 May

COVENTRY-based Sprue Aegis, a leading supplier of home safety products, has secured major funding in order to supply smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to the UK\'s fire and rescue services.

Poundland’s ‘tremendous growth’ set to continue says chief executive 

14 May

The company marked its 25th birthday with a 1990s-themed fundraising celebration with Macmillan Cancer Support at its Willenhall headquarters...

Jobs under threat at Willenhall firm 

14 May

Jobs are under threat at a specialist plant and construction equipment hire company in Willenhall which has launched a nationwide consultation with staff over planned changes.

Birmingham agents brought in to let big shed in Coventry 

13 May

LOGISTICS firm Wincanton has instructed Birmingham property agents Savills and Cushman & Wakefield as the joint letting agents for Unit 5010 at Middlemarch Business Park in Coventry.

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Warning to smokers 

12 May

Smokers in the West Midlands are being warned to consider the dangers, following the death of a pensioner who was engulfed by flames in his armchair.

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation 

21 Apr

Police seek potential witnesses in Coventry rape investigation Are you one of the men in this footage? If so, you may have seen something which could help us with a Coventry rape investigation.

Two men arrested in Coventry raids 

16 Apr

Two men arrested in Coventry raids Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods following morning raids in Coventry by detectives probing a local burglary spike.

Adrian’s award 

25 Mar

Watch Commander Adrian Hutt became Coventry's latest Good Citizen when he was presented with an award by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan.

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

Do you know this man...

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

Do you know this man...

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Recycling road show 

23 May

Come and meet the recycling team and find out more about Coventry Recycling Club.

Road surface badly damaged, 22nd May 

22 May

The whole surface of the road needs replacing, there are now multiple potholes which means the road is dangerous and posing a risk to cars using the road.

Sign up and benefit for recycling at home 

22 May

Coventry Recycling Club was launched today and the recycling team and Councillor Lancaster, were out in Broadgate encouraging people to sign up to be able to benefit for recycling at home.

Dog control orders set to be introduced next month 

22 May

Coventry City Council is set to advertise the detail of new dog control orders with the introduction of new controls set for 15 June 2015.

Pupils from Little Heath and Good Shepherd Primary Schools in Foleshill plant trees to celebrate the refurbishment and opening of Simon Stone play area 

22 May

Pupils from Little Heath and Good Shepherd Primary School are looking forward to being able to use a newly refurbished play area at Simon Stone Street in Foleshill.

Councillor Hammon becomes new Lord Mayor 

21 May

Councillor Michael Hammon has become the new Lord Mayor of Coventry.

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Arts & Culture »

Mountin’ Lions 

22 May

COUGAR – The Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 21 st May, 2015   Donna Moore’s musical receives its UK premiere in the Belgrade Theatre’s super B2 studio, transformed here to a swish bar run by one of the characters.

Remembering Coventry band The Ramrods – Pete Clemons 

12 May

It's been a while since we've had a new Pete Clemons article, not because Pete has slowed down but because of various changes at the Coventry Telegraph I believe.

Far From Grimm 

8 May

HANSEL AND GRETEL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 7 th May, 2015   This new version comes to the Belgrade courtesy of HighTime Opera company, a small-scale outfit whose mission is to bring opera to everyone and not just the elite few.

Screaming Dead – Skull Records – 1982 / Beltane Festival / The Laila Mythology / 

1 May

Valley Of The Dead Schoolgirl Junkie / Lilith For the Beltane (the beginning of summer) I am placing Screaming Dead up on KYPP.

Return To Wroxall Abbey 

29 Apr

In the decade of playing wedding gigs the length and breadth of the UK, few venues have the combination of style, elegance and history that Wroxall Abbey has in abundance.

Giving Tuppence 

29 Apr

THE SECRET ADVERSARY Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 28 th April, 2015   Agatha Christie plays always prove popular so it’s surprising that no one has adapted the Tommy and Tuppence stories for the stage before now.

Imminent Arrival 

25 Apr

So it's been a while again, mainly due to being crazily busy followed by even crazier exhaustion! But I thought I'd update where we are now.

Calling the Shots 

24 Apr

A TRANSLATION OF SHADOWS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 23 rd April, 2015   Back in the day, when the Japanese attended the cinema (I’m talking silent movies) they would have the films described for them by a figure called the “Benshi...

Mist Opportunity 

16 Apr

THE MIST IN THE MIRROR Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th April, 2015   Oldham Coliseum is touring this adaptation of a Susan Hill novel in a bid to recreate the atmosphere and no doubt the lucrative success of the long-(still!)-running ...

Scientist Meets The Roots Radics – Selena Records – 1981 

2 Apr

Jah Army / Flabba Is Wild / Some Dub / Whip Them / Fighting Radics Kill The Devils Wife / Jah Is Love / Wa Di Is Free / Best Dub On Ya / Forward Dis Ya Dub Here is scratchy old record that I have pulled out for today, I actually wanted to share the...

Kin Dread 

1 Apr

BLOOD Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 31 st April, 2015   The blood of the title refers in the main to family – as in ‘blood is thicker than water’ (a saying that’s never made complete sense to me.

Charting the Rich Musical History of Warwick University – Pete Clemons 

30 Mar

It's been a while since we had a Pete Clemons post on here but pete is back in fine form looking at the musical history of Warwick University for the Coventry Telegraph.

Toxic Grafity: Reflections on Self-hood and Revolution 

14 Mar

14th February, 2015 I write this on a significant date.


25 Feb

It's been an extremely busy few weeks chez Watson.

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