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Nuneaton golf course could be replaced by 300 homes if given planning green light 

26 Oct

The golf centre would be demolished to make way for the new development.

Coventry University students left vulnerable to online hackers 

26 Oct

The university says the security issue around student accounts has now been addressed...

Boy aged just TEN found with child porn on his phone 

26 Oct

Under-18s responsible for 201 reported child porn crimes in just one year...

Coventry City Ricoh Arena row sees top MP offer to mediate between Wasps and Sisu 

26 Oct

Uncertainty again surrounds Coventry Citys future...

Chilling Coventry: Is your home haunted? 

26 Oct

The Telegraph looks at poltergeist activity which terrorises homeowners...

Why this Coventry cafe has no prices on its menu 

26 Oct

Wood End cafe The Eating Place is unique in Coventry...

Police called to Coventry horror flats plagued by discarded needles and used condoms 

26 Oct

Cephas Court in Hillfields is a nightmare for residents...

Incredible shrine to tragic Sophia McDonald as seven-year-old’s spirit shines bright 

26 Oct

Flowers and balloons adorn spot near to scene of Bell Green tragedy...

Dion Dublin: How my family’s cancer battle drove me to fight back 

26 Oct

The former England and Sky Blues striker is raising money to fund cancer research...

Saucy! Campaigners bare all for cheeky nude calendar 

26 Oct

Villagers strip off in bid to save Baginton Fields...

When can we expect snow in Coventry? 

26 Oct

We've analysed records from Weather Underground to try and work out when snow is likely to hit...

When will Tollbar reopen? Three years of traffic misery is nearly over 

26 Oct

Months of delays and road closures are coming to an end...

Revealed: Face of thug who stole fitting diabetic man’s phone as he called for help 

26 Oct

Adam Bradford was jailed over the despicable crime...

Coventry’s ‘players’ are seeing their dating days numbered 

26 Oct

Nearly two thirds of singletons have dated a 'bad' boy or girl - higher than national average...

Cheap Ryanair flights for £2 – here’s how you can take advantage 

26 Oct

There are about 170 routes to choose from...

Tow truck shot at on busy Coventry road 

26 Oct

Police said the incident happened on the A45 between Coventry and Birmingham...

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Clearance Clarence 

26 Oct

When the details of a secret that was never really a secret are revealed to an incredulous public, there are some punters with attention deficit who will be genuinely surprised and others, with something of an alternative agenda, who will feign shock...


18 Oct

As the sublimely wonderful Stevie Wonder so eloquently pointed out, if you believe in things that you don`t understand; you suffer – superstition ain`t the way...

Kicking and screaming 

14 Oct

In an incredibly uncertain world populated by tyrants, dictators, ne`er do wells and various other foreigners, it took a mere 90 days for the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to present himself at the House of Commons in order ...

Make `em laugh 

10 Oct

To openly gloat over the misfortunes of others, even if they happen to be the most unpleasant, hate-filled, narcissistic attention seekers to ever pollute political debate, is not big and not clever...


30 Sep

There was a time when hard work, integrity, honesty, diligence and morality were considered as rewards in themselves for any duty, task or employment but in an age when hypocrisy and negligence are essential requirements on the job description for ...

Twilight`s last gleaming 

28 Sep

Way back in 1992, the ubiquity of email was far from established and many employers regarded the internet as the work of the devil that had no place in a productive workplace...

Fairness, justice and wishful thinking 

31 Aug

As August departs in a blaze of sunshine, with a resigned sigh we contemplate an autumn of discontent and a winter of absolute, all consuming misery...

Medalling with worlds 

23 Aug

For a global sporting event to be considered successful, it must be preceded by dire predictions of unfinished facilities, dangerous infrastructure, drug scandals, blatant corruption and civil unrest...

Naked politics 

28 Jul

It has been five weeks since the great European referendum that was expected, regardless of outcome, to change British and European politics forever...

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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 26th October 2016 

26 Oct

26th October 2016 In this week’s show Alan continues with extracts from Hurdy Gurdy Days, we have part one of Sheila’s holiday in Japan, Cliff read a piece which he wrote about ‘Our Edie’,Pete reads the first extract from his new book ‘The ...

RSC cast take a lecture in art history 

26 Oct

Dr Lorenzo Pericolo, Associate Professor in Art History at Warwick University and author of two books on Caravaggio, joined Royal Shakespeare Company rehearsal room to answer questions about the notorious artist.

Tuesday 25th October 

25 Oct

What a few months I have had! I will fill in the details for Shetland and Norfolk ASAP.

Norfolk Weekend via Essington 

25 Oct


Shetland 1st to 8th October 

25 Oct


New study aims to give children with autism the best start in life 

25 Oct

A ground-breaking new study has been launched to understand how to support families affected by autism as soon as they receive their diagnosis.

David Nash sculpture shortlisted for excellence in public sculpture award 

24 Oct

A sculpture on the University of Warwick campus by one of Britains greatest living artists has been shortlisted for the Public Monuments and Sculpture Associations (PMSA) Marsh Award for excellence in public sculpture 2016.

Hannah’s First Holiday 

23 Oct

Another golden oldie from the photo records here, Hannah with us in Margate back in 1992.

Autumn around and about 

22 Oct

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Seem to be spending half my time tidying up my garden and the rest of the day birding or the other way round.

Seiko SNKN01K1 watch unboxing 

21 Oct

Note: This article was previously posted on Adamok.

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After Game Player Interviews Explained 

25 Oct

After Game Player Interviews Explained Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/10/2016 22:00:00 Scientific researchers have discovered that a tendency for professional footballers to overuse the words 'um' 'ah' and 'err' in post ...

Under 23 Strikers Continue City Streak 

25 Oct

Under 23 Strikers Continue City Streak Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/10/2016 20:27:00 McBean and Thomas on the mark for Sky Blues...

Willis In Team Of The Week (25/10/16) 

25 Oct

Willis In Team Of The Week (25/10/16) Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/10/2016 02:14:00 Coventry City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

City Start To Justify Mowbray’s Faith 

24 Oct

City Start To Justify Mowbray's Faith Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/10/2016 21:07:00 Departed manager retained belief in his squad...

Stats: Coventry City v Rochdale 

23 Oct

Stats: Coventry City v Rochdale Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/10/2016 21:19:00 All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (0) Rochdale, Ricoh Arena, 22 October 2016, 15:00 Att: 8,133...

Jim’s column 22.10.2016 

23 Oct

The sad news of the passing of Peter Denton and my tribute last week prompted several emails.

Daniel Agyei and Andre Wright on target as Coventry beat Rochdale 

22 Oct

Coventry secured back-to-back league victories for the first time this season with a 2-0 win over Rochdale.

Fans host day of action against owners 

22 Oct

Thousands of Coventry City fans take to the streets to protest against the football club's owners.

Coventry caretaker boss Mark Venus sees room for improvement 

22 Oct

Coventry caretaker boss Mark Venus has warned his players that they must do better despite recording back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

League One round-up 

22 Oct

Chris Basham scored a late equaliser as Sheffield United drew 3-3 with Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

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Coventry 34 – 33 Plymouth Albion 

22 Oct

When Plymouthconverted their tryin the lastminutes of the game to go ahead 31-33, it looked all over, but in the dying seconds Cov got a penalty and took the victory by a single point.

Coventry v Fylde – Match Preview 

15 Oct

With both clubs favouring an open game the scoreboard might get another workout today.

Broadstreet vs Bridgnorth 2016 39 – 17 

10 Oct

Saturday 8th October saw Broadstreet RFC Host Bridgnorth RFC in a National League 3 Midlands fixture which gained some extra exposure with the visit of Grass Roots Rugby promoters Rugby Nats.

Rugby Nats visit to Broadstreet RFC Tuesday October 4th 2016 

3 Oct

Tuesday 04th October will see Rugby Nats UK a privately owned, self-funded, social media platform visiting Broadstreet RFC to provide a broadcasting service to promote “ Grass Roots Rugby ” across th...

Coventry 23 – 27 Hartpury College 

3 Oct

One of those days when you come away from the ground feeling slightly robbed, then on reflection realise what a cracking game you've just watched.

Coventry v Hartpury College – Match Preview 

1 Oct

The advantage of writing this just a few hours before the game means that I can tell you that it's going to be a wet one.

Broadstreet vs Bedford Athletic September 2016 36 – 10 

30 Sep

Lee Chapman Broadstreet opted to play with a strong wind in the first half, ‘Street took a rare kick off and started strong with multiple phases before Tom Walker (winger) was on the end of streets f...

Broadstreet 1sts Squad – Away – Birmingham and Solihull – Oct 2016. 

29 Sep

Broadstreet RFC 1sts Squad versus Birmingham and Solihull - 01st October 2016.

Blackheath 42 – 5 Coventry 

29 Sep

Not quite what we were expecting, as Cov went down to a heavy defeat at Blackheath.

Barkers National Cup 

25 Sep

Woeful tackling, poor defence and missed opportunities saw the home team take the victory.

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Business news »

JLR supplier Brose UK crowns strong year with Best Factory award 

21 Oct

COVENTRY manufacturer Brose UK has capped a 12-month period of rapid growth with an award recognising the quality of its factory, operation and commitment to improving skills.

Work underway on £60m student accommodation scheme 

21 Oct

WORK has started on the initial phase of a new multi-million-pound student accommodation scheme in Coventry.

Midlands software company beats full year expectations 

19 Oct

SOFTWARE and IT group Sanderson is set to announce full year results slightly ahead of expectations.

Confectioner expansion is a sweet deal for logistics firm 

18 Oct

A COVENTRY logistics firm is gearing up operations to cope with the relocation of one of its best known clients.

Coventry accountants relocates to support growth 

17 Oct

A COVENTRY accountancy firm has relocated to new headquarters to support its ongoing growth.

Midlands auto supplier sees record revenues on strong demand from carmakers 

11 Oct

A COVENTRY automotive supplier has tapped into strong domestic demand to achieve a record turnover.

Traffic Alert: Twin accidents cause disruption to M6 southbound 

11 Oct

THE M6 through the West Midlands is facing severe disruption because of twin accidents in Birmingham and Coventry.

Coventry firm targets auto sector with pioneering new pressings technology 

10 Oct

A COVENTRY engineering firm is challenging traditional construction methods within the motor industry by pioneering a new cost-effective way of forming high strength aluminium.

Coventry driverless vehicle pioneer looks to impress Down Under 

6 Oct

DRIVERLESS vehicle technology developed in Coventry is set to make its debut 10,000 miles away on the other side of the world.

Travel Alert: Serious accident shuts M6 and Birmingham rail services cancelled 

4 Oct

THE M6 in Warwickshire is closed completely southbound between J2 (Coventry/Leicester) and J1 (Rugby), due to a serious collision between a lorry and a van.

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Teenager due in court over fatal Coventry crash  

26 Oct

A teenager is due in court charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention whilst unfit through drink, following a fatal crash in Coventry.

Appeal following fatal collision in Coventry 

19 Oct

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child died following a collision on Henley Road, Wood End, in Coventry yesterday (18 October).

Coventry collision victim named 

19 Oct

A young girl who died in a Coventry collision yesterday (Tuesday 18 October) has been named as Sophia McDonald.

Man charged after fatal collision in Coventry 

18 Oct

A driver who is alleged to have been involved in a collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Coventry earlier this year has been charged.

Crash victim fighting for life in hospital – appeal to trace driver witnesses 

17 Oct

Crash investigators are appealing for motorists to come forward who may have witnessed a road collision that’s left a man fighting for life in hospital.

Pupils’ designs on road safety around schools 

16 Oct

Pupils at four Coventry primaries have backed a road safety campaign by creating on-street artwork urging motorists to stick to 20mph near school gates.

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Flytipping, 26th October 

26 Oct

Black bin liner containg house hold and baby waste no need to throw near window could have fitted in any bin dirty small minded people.

Commissioning in Adults and Childrens Services 

26 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to Russell Draper on 26 October 2016 .

Current Social Care System 

26 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to Michelle Large on 26 October 2016 .

Drain is dangerous no lid and also full of stones has overflowed, 26th October 

26 Oct

It has overflowed full of stones and bricks Highways manhole chamber Outfall all blocked In grassed area No lid on chamber Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Hermes Crescent, Coventry Report on...

Commissioning in Adults and Childrens Services 

26 Oct

Response by Coventry City Council to Russell Draper on 26 October 2016 .

Commissioning in Adults and Childrens Services 

26 Oct

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Russell Draper on 26 October 2016 .

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Arts & Culture »

Porridge Week 2 

20 Oct

I only had time to try 4 different porridges this week.


14 Oct

A few weeks ago I decided to try somewhere different for lunch.

Porridge Week 1 

14 Oct

I have porridge for breakfast fairly often but now that the weather is starting to get cold, it's probably time to make it my regular breakfast now.

September Recap! 

12 Oct

This September The CoverUps played live music for several weddings, a 21-st birthday party and a corporate event.

Killing Jokes 

7 Oct

THE COMPLETE DEATHS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 6 th October, 2016   Arch comedy troupe Spymonkey present every onstage death from Shakespeare’s plays in one evening.

Apple Sauce Hot Chocolate Brownies part 2 

3 Oct

I made a second batch of the apple sauce and drinking chocolate brownies .

Bake-Off Fougasse 

3 Oct

We have been fans of the Great British Bake Off since it first started and occasionally I cook something inspired by the programme.

Apple Sauce Hot Chocolate Brownies part 1 

3 Oct

We have a glut of hot chocolate powder in work, left over from when we used a different drinks machine.

This Charming Man 

29 Sep

NIGHT MUST FALL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 28 th September, 2016   The Original Theatre company, purveyors of classic plays, now brings us Emlyn Williams’s 1935 thriller, in their solid and dependable – and entertaining! – fashion.

Marquee Wedding At Tiltridge Farm 

28 Sep

Our final wedding of July this year saw The CoverUps 4-piece band at Tiltridge Farm for Davina and Tom’s big day! The band arrived at the farm located just outside Worcester , about an hour and twenty minutes from the band’s HQ in Coventry , to ...

Ostriches to Fortune 

13 Sep

OSTRICH BOYS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 13 th September, 2016   Keith Gray’s wonderful coming-of-age novel is brought to the stage in this exuberant adaptation by Carl Miller.

Currently between pop up spaces 

8 Sep

We are currently between pop up spaces while we work on other projects.

Something is Rocking in the State of Denmark 

7 Sep

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 6 th September, 2016   The title might lead you to expect a jukebox musical but writer-director Bob Eaton’s new piece is all-new, all-original.

Coming Soon… 

29 Aug

It’s all quiet on the reviews front at the moment but I’m already getting excited about what’s coming up in the new season – and there are some big shows coming to the region.

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