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Watch Warwick University protest heats up as temperatures plummet 

5 Dec

A sit in at the university has entered its fourth day and students have marched in solidarity...


Reaction: Readers have their say on ‘ten great things to transform Coventry’ 

5 Dec

Readers react to 'ten great things to transform Coventry...


Courts: Pair stole nearly £600 worth of clothes from TK Maxx 

5 Dec

Cases heard by Coventry magistrates on October 3...


Woakes named in England ODI squad 

5 Dec

Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales are named in England's ODI and T20 squads to face India, but Ben Duckett, James Vince and Steven Finn are dropped.


Cheers! How Champagne and Prosecco are GOOD for you 

5 Dec

Good news as we hit the season to eat, drink and be merry...


Get Coventry City owners Sisu to sell up – sign and share our petition 

5 Dec

Here's your chance to make your voice heard by helping the Telegraph spread the message far and wide...


Hunt for Co-op Santa sleighs that delighted 1950s families 

5 Dec

The public is being asked to help track down Santa's lost sleighs and the Co-op staff who worked on them.


Blind woman blasts “outrageous” punishment handed to devil dog owner 

5 Dec

Charlotte Nickson's guide dog Layla was attacked by another dog in Coventry city centre...


Coventry mechanic in court over alleged house brawl murder 

5 Dec

Lee Brooks died in August this year after a disturbance at a house in Stoke...


The headlines from the political week are reviewed in 60 seconds. 

5 Dec

The headlines from the political week are reviewed in 60 seconds by BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands.


Ten reasons why everyone will want to live in Coventry in 10 years’ time 

5 Dec

Our city will be unrecognisable in a few years from now...


‘I feel for the keeper coach and kit man’ 

4 Dec

Coventry caretaker boss Mark Venus says he "feels for everyone connected with the club" after their FA Cup loss to Cambridge.


‘No plans’ for free M6 Toll road, says government 

4 Dec

The government says it has 'no plans' to spend about £1bn on buying the M6 Toll road in order to make it free for users.


Stoneleigh Abbey’s £4m homes plan to boost funds 

4 Dec

A stately home in Warwickshire is trying to raise funds for a new visitor centre by building 12 new homes on its land.


Car booster seat law change delayed until 2017 

4 Dec

The changes had been expected to come into law at the end of this year...


December roadworks to AVOID – including M6, M42 and Tollbar 

4 Dec

It's a busy start to the month for roadworks...


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Home run 

27 Nov

The chances of Fidel Castro living to the ripe old age of 90 seemed rather slim given that the most powerful nation on earth has devoted considerable energy, resources and the best part of 60 years attempting to secure his removal and death...


Our man in Diego Garcia 

23 Nov

In a surprise move announced by the Foreign Office, former leader of UKIP and renown international diplomat Sir Nigel Farage, PhD, OBE, VC and bar, has been appointed as the next Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory of the Chagos ...


E Pluribus Unum 

9 Nov

The voting places are beginning to close and in the next few hours the 45th President of the United States will be democratically elected...


Joint enterprise 

1 Nov

Image via Press Association Some rather momentous things went on in 1984 and, unless he was exerting influence from beyond the grave, none of the drama had anything to do with ...


The truth is out there 

30 Oct

We all love a good conspiracy theory no matter how far-fetched or unlikely the juicy confection might be; so when the reputation and character of the Democrat US presidential candidate offers a buy one get one free deal on the legality of Hillary ...


Supporting courage in the face of adversity 

27 Oct

Liberty held its annual Human Rights Awards event on 26 October.


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...


Fourteen 

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 ...


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Features »

‘Masked Wagtail’ – South Wales 

5 Dec

Monday 5th December 2916 Travelled to South Wales today with Tony Shepard and Dave Abbott.


Warwick Creative Writing alumna wins Manchester Poetry Prize 

5 Dec

Rebecca Tams who studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick has been awarded the Manchester Poetry Prize at the Manchester Writing Competition 2016.


Warwick Creative Writing alumna wins Manchester Poetry Prize 

5 Dec

Rebecca Tams who studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick has been awarded the Manchester Poetry Prize at the Manchester Writing Competition 2016.


Wonder Woman, MI5, Teletubbies, Mathematics and battling poverty – just parts of the CVs of five people to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Warwick 

5 Dec

The University of Warwick has announced that it will award honorary degrees to six people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th January 2017 (inclusive), in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.


Wonder Woman., MI5, Teletubbies, Mathematics and battling poverty – just parts of the CVs of five people to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Warwick 

5 Dec

The University of Warwick has announced that it will award honorary degrees to six people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th January 2017 (inclusive), in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.


Redwings arrive in the Garden 

4 Dec

Sunday 4th December 2016 Not much to report being preoccupied with domestic issues, but did get out for a walk around the fields near Mancetter.


Timing is everything 

2 Dec

Friday 2nd December 2016 The coldest spell of the year coincided with my Boiler playing up so in trying to get it sorted there hasnt been much time for birding this week, apart from a couple of visits to Bentley wood, near Atherstone.


Warwick student selected for Schwarzman Scholarship 

2 Dec

A student from the University of Warwick has been selected for the prestigious Schwartzman Scholarship in Beijing, China.


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 30th November 2016 

1 Dec

30th November 2016 In this week’s show Alan continues with extracts from Hurdy Gurdy Days, Pete continues his talk about the Great War, Leo reads an article about a “bionic” eye, Dave talks to members of the Coventry District archaeological...


Examples of copyright ‘fair use’ 

30 Nov

This is handy, from the YouTube guidance on copyright: videos giving examples of fair use exemptions: https://www.


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Coventry City FC »

10 in 10 – your guide 

5 Dec

Ten days, 10 games - Sky Sports' marathon of live Sky Bet EFL football is back...


The Non-League Scene 

5 Dec

The Non-League Scene Vitalfootball:Coventry:05/12/2016 12:47:00 Weekend round-up from around the area...


City’s Demise Is Confirmed on National Television 

4 Dec

City's Demise Is Confirmed on National Television Vitalfootball:Coventry:04/12/2016 21:27:00 Cambridge United 4 Coventry City...


‘I feel for the keeper coach and kit man’ 

4 Dec

Coventry caretaker boss Mark Venus says he "feels for everyone connected with the club" after their FA Cup loss to Cambridge.


FA Cup: Pirates sunk, Curzon woe 

4 Dec

National League side Barrow pulled off a major FA Cup second-round upset as they came from behind to win 2-1 at League One Bristol Rovers on Sunday.


Berry merry for Cambridge 

4 Dec

Midfielder Luke Berry struck all four goals as Cambridge blew away Sky Bet League One side Coventry 4-0 in the FA Cup.


Luke Berry earns the praise of Cambridge manager Shaun Derry 

4 Dec

Shaun Derry gave praise to four-goal hero Luke Berry following Cambridge's FA Cup success against Coventry.


Luke Berry scores four as Cambridge crush Coventry in the FA Cup 

4 Dec

Midfielder Luke Berry struck all four goals as Cambridge blew away League One Coventry 4-0 in the FA Cup.


Cambridge United v Coventry City 

4 Dec

Live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup second round game between Cambridge United and Coventry City.


Jim’s column 3.12.2016 

4 Dec

This week marks the 50 th anniversary of a significant time in Coventry City's history.


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Sport »

National League 1: Week 12: Previews 

18 Nov

Week 12 sees the top two facing opponents from the bottom 4, with the other two bottom sides also facing difficult fixtures.


Ampthill 22 – 8 Coventry 

12 Nov

Two tries late in the game for Ampthill see Cov come away empty handed.


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.


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Business news »

Saint-Gobain raises its Benchmark with acquisition 

2 Dec

SAINT-GOBAIN has bought an independent builders\' merchants in Manchester as it continues to expand its network.


Automotive firm strengthens market presence with acquisition 

1 Dec

A COVENTRY firm which produces show-cars for some of the worlds leading motor manufacturers has been bought by another company in the city in a multi-million pound deal.


Coventry Building Society secures partnership with Legal & General 

30 Nov

THE Coventry Building Society has agreed a five-year partnership with insurer Legal & General to offer general insurance products to the societys members.


Manufacturer charts growth after £1m order boost 

30 Nov

A BLACK Country foundry is charting growth after securing more than £1m of new orders in the last six months.


Software group confirms strong results with profits up 37% 

30 Nov

SOFTWARE and IT group Sanderson has confirmed strong full year results, with revenue ahead of expectations.


Coventry business park is first to benefit from fibre optic upgrade 

29 Nov

A COVENTRY business park is set to be one of the first recipients of a fibre optic improvement programme by its owner.


Coventry supports JLR’s battery challenge 

28 Nov

PLANS to make Coventry a centre of excellence for automotive battery development is gaining impetus.


New Amazon warehouse to create 1,600 jobs in West Midlands 

25 Nov

Giant warehouse to be built on former Jaguar factory site in Coventry.


Birmingham business leaders back Coventry’s culture bid 

25 Nov

BIRMINGHAM business leaders have backed Coventry\'s bid to the UK City of Culture in 2021.


Speculative development underway in Coventry 

25 Nov

CONSTRUCTION of a speculative development of industrial space in Coventry has begun, which aims to tackle a shortage of commercial property in the city.


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Safer Travel save Christmas! 

3 Dec

The Safer Travel Partnership has been giving Santa a helping hand this year to make sure children in the West Midlands get their Christmas presents.


Police appeal for information after ram raid 

3 Dec

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a ram raid at a building society in Sheldon in the early hours of this morning (December 3).


Appeal to trace wanted man Edward Morey 

30 Nov

Police are appealing for information to help find a man who is wanted, after leaving a mental health unit in Rubery, Birmingham.


Appeal to trace missing man Patrick McKeogh 

22 Nov

Officers are appealing for information to trace a man who is missing from his Coventry home.


Man wanted in connection with a serious assault in Coventry 

22 Nov

Detectives are trying to trace Wesley Cain who is wanted in connection with a serious assault that took place on Tuesday 1 November.


West Mids teens arrested in £1-million card scam probe  

16 Nov

Three teenagers – including one aged just 15 – are to be investigated on suspicion of being part of a cross-continental £1-million card fraud gang.


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LocalGov »

Free Parent Session – Understanding Dyslexia 

7 Dec

Free Parent Session The SEND Information Advice and Support Service have arranged the following free session for parents/carers of children and young people who have SEN and Disabilities.


Wheels for All Santa Ride 

6 Dec

Enjoy a 2 mile guided bike ride dressed as Santa to raise money for Wheels for All adapted bikes for people with disabilities.


Train to Teach Coventry 

6 Dec

The Train to Teach roadshow is a brilliant place for people with the passion and potential to teach to have all their questions about the career answered.


Library move shaping up well 

5 Dec

Willenhall Library has relocated to the Hagard Community Space and initial signs are looking positive for the new venue - just a short walk from the previous site.


Tree replacement, 5th December 

5 Dec

This tree was partially removed in August 2016.


Pothole outside 33 Parrotts Grove., 4th December 

4 Dec

Since my first report of this pothole o the 22nd September this pothole is now deeper, approximately 3 inches deep now.


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Arts & Culture »

Banana Bread/Pumpkin Traybake 

26 Nov

This was another 'make room in the freezer' baking session.


International A-Z: A for Algeria 

26 Nov

Earlier this year I was watching Saturday Kitchen and they were showing one of the many regular clips from Rick Stein.


Dick Leads The Way 

26 Nov

DICK WHITTINGTON Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 25 th November, 2016   My first Christmas show of the season and it’s a cracker!  The Belgrade may not hire the ‘big’ names on the panto circuit but this is more than compensated for by a ...


Pumpkin Cupcakes 

7 Nov

When we scooped out the pumpkins to make Halloween lanterns, I grated and froze the flesh so I could try cooking something with it.


Fruit Juice Porridges 

7 Nov

I carried on trying out different porridge recipes this week.


The Ayckbourn Supremacy 

2 Nov

RELATIVELY SPEAKING Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 1 st November, 2016   Alan Ayckbourn’s hit comedy from 1967 still comes across as fresh and funny, mainly because the devices it uses (mistaken identities, misunderstandings) are timeless and...


HALLOWEEN – P.W. Barnabas / Coil – L.A.Y.L.A.H Records – 1984 

31 Oct

COIL – How To Destroy Angels I have placed up ‘Halloween’ by P.


Run, Florist, Run! 

27 Oct

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 26 th October, 2016   Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s classic musical crops up like a hardy perennial and it’s always worth a revisit.


Porridge Week 2 

20 Oct

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


Lunchroulette 

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 .


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