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Every child in Coventry to be given chance to try rugby 

19 Apr

Ambitious new scheme launched later in the year part of effort to develop game in city...


Top environmental lawyer’s honorary degree from University of Warwick 

19 Apr

Martyn Day currently representing the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta...


Look: Coventry RSPCA looking for new homes for abandoned dogs 

19 Apr

'We are desperate to find homes for our wonderful dogs, all of which are at the centre through no fault of their own...


Royal visit opens rehabilitation unit at Rugby’s Hospital of St Cross 

19 Apr

HRH Princess Alexandra officially opened the new Diamond Jubilee Rehabilitation Centre...


Arson probe after Aldermans Green bungalow blaze 

19 Apr

Police say furniture behind the Chalonor Close property was set on fire...


Liverpool lorry gang jailed for raiding Warwickshire service stations 

19 Apr

Five men were caught following a cross country low speed chase...


Replay: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

18 Apr

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and travel reports and sport as it happens...


Tories slam lack of Borough Plan for Nuneaton and Bedworth 

18 Apr

Group launch petition calling for Labour-controlled council to finalise document as quickly as possible...


Health experts converge on Coventry to launch digital care revolution 

18 Apr

University Hospital hosts conference after becoming first in country to use pioneering diagnosis tool...


Did the earth move? Top five earthquakes to rock the Midlands 

18 Apr

After another quake hits to the east, we look at the five strongest tremors that shook us up...


‘The way to try to get an independent inquiry is by signing the petition’ 

18 Apr

Coventry City and headteacher Edna Dunne - Coventry Telegraph Letters for April 18i...


Woman dies after being hit by train near Hinckley railway station 

18 Apr

Victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision...


Coventry hospital trust ready to appeal after ‘whistleblower’ doctor Raj Mattu wins unfair dismissal verdict 

18 Apr

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals NHS Trust to consider tribunal decision...


New principal of Coventry Grace Academy aims to make school best in city 

18 Apr

Newly appointed Colin Boxall outlines plans to improve exam results after academy placed in special measures...


Look: Ricoh Arena hosting huge Insomnia computer games festival 

18 Apr

Four-day event in Coventry attracts thousands of visitors with £500,000 on offer in prizes...


Look: Ricoh Arena hosting huge Insomnia computer games festival 

18 Apr

Four-day event in Coventry attracts thousands of visitors with £500,000 on offer in prizes...


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Why the Easter story should be taught at our schools 

17 Apr

Whether a pupil is a Christian or not, the story should be told once youngsters are old enough and emotionally mature enough to grasp the key concepts...


Kev’s Column: No Expenses Spared 

11 Apr

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online.


Red Button: Labour fans scramble for egg but won’t toast Sixfields 

11 Apr

In an after dinner auction, a Cadbury's cream egg sold for £60 while two Sky Blues tickets struggled to find a bidder...


Growth Fund Boost For The Bay 

11 Apr

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has welcomed news that Gooch Housego (Torquay), has secured £800k of investment from the latest round of Regional Growth Funding.


Radio DJ Liz Kershaw on sexism at the BBC 

11 Apr

Ex-Radio 1 presenter claims as a woman she was seen as an interloper.


Single storey and two-storey side extensions at 14 Rectory Close Coventry 

8 Apr

The application will be available to view online by holding down the control key and  clicking here to view .


External Funding Newsflash 25th March 2014 

8 Apr

Science and Society Community Challenge Grant Scheme As a result of a review of the BIS Science and Society programme, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a new grants programme to support individuals and ...


Casework Update March/April 2014 

8 Apr

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Give children some time that is truly free 

8 Apr

Some pupils go to their classes already so tired from organised out of school activities that they cannot perform to their best abilities...


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Features »

Saturday 19th April 

19 Apr

Up early this morning and off the Malvern, we parked at Castlemorton Common at the south end and walked to North Hill just over eight miles away and back! Bird wise it was quiet there were a few Common Whitethroat new in and we had a Peregrine, but ...


GLOSSY IBIS at Middleton Lakes RSPB…. eventually! 

18 Apr

Bluebells at Middleton Wood.


Mute Swan @ Draycote Water 

18 Apr

It comes to something when I take images of the (common) Mute Swan! These birds were preening and feeding and I felt worthy of attention...


Doting Mother Mallard @ Draycote Water 

18 Apr

Ducklings are always cute to see and these Mallards are no exception.


Draycote Water (By Bike!) 

18 Apr

The Birding Giant! Love at first sight - Mr Giant meets Mrs Dawes under the Albino Squirrel tree! At last, I finally got myself sorted and into gear and headed off to Draycote Water on the bike! With my gear stashed in two panniers, bins around neck ...


The good, the bad, and the ugly 

18 Apr

Why is Good Friday good? I used to wonder as a child.


Thursday 17 April 

18 Apr

Popped over just after lunch on my way back to work.


More summer migrants at Middleton Lakes RSPB 

17 Apr

17th April 2014 Having spent time in the southern end of the Tame valley on Tuesday I moved to Middleton Lakes on Wednesday.


The search for a true monetary value of a life 

17 Apr

Researchers from Warwick Business School's Behavioural Science Group and the University of Warwicks Psychology department have started a four-year study into how these values are obtained and how people in surveys come to their value.


Mum and Beryl 

17 Apr

My visit to Mum today was my first in over two weeks.


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Coventry City FC »

City Try Again To Pass 50 

19 Apr

City Try Again To Pass 50 Vitalfootball:Coventry:19/04/2014 20:00:00 Oldham Athletic away for the Sky Blues on Easter Monday...


Pressley Aims To Stir Sky Blues 

18 Apr

Pressley Aims To Stir Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/04/2014 20:37:00 Boss warns on final three games...


Stats: Coventry City v Swindon Town 

18 Apr

Stats: Coventry City v Swindon Town Vitalfootball:Coventry:18/04/2014 20:19:00 All the stats from Coventry City (1) vs (2) Swindon Town, Sixfields, 18th April 2014, 15:00 Att: 3,091...


Pressley: We need to battle 

18 Apr

Coventry manager Steven Pressley believes his side are still in a relegation battle following the agonising 2-1 defeat to Swindon.


Smith winner delights Cooper 

18 Apr

Swindon manager Mark Cooper was delighted with Michael Smith's dramatic winner in the 2-1 win over Coventry.


Pressley: We need to battle 

18 Apr

Coventry manager Steven Pressley believes his side are still in a relegation battle following the agonising 2-1 defeat to Swindon.


Smith wins it for Robins 

18 Apr

Michael Smith scored a dramatic injury-time winner to give Swindon a 2-1 victory over Coventry at Sixfields.


Pressley: We need to battle 

18 Apr

Coventry manager Steven Pressley believes his side are still in a relegation battle following the agonising 2-1 defeat to Swindon.


Smith downs Sky Blues 

18 Apr

Michael Smith scored a dramatic injury-time winner to give Swindon a 2-1 victory over Coventry at Sixfields.


Coventry City 1992/93 – Alive and Kicking (Part 9) 

17 Apr

Coventry City 1992/93 - Alive and Kicking (Part 9) Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/04/2014 21:58:00 The Mighty Quinn arrives...


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Sport »

Coventry academy claim silver in junior finals 

17 Apr

COVENTRY Wheelchair Basketball Academyamp;#039;s (CWBA) Under-15 team stormed to silver as they took on the UK's best Under-15 teams in The Lord's Taverners Junior League Finals at the All Saints Sports Centre in Sheffield last weekend.


Sam Anderson secures podium for M.I.Racing 

17 Apr

SAMANTHA Anderson made sure Coventry-based M.


Young stars boost Bees future 

17 Apr

BEES promoter Mick Horton is building for the future after British Under-19 Champions Stefan Nielsen joined the club as a full asset.


Cal Crutchlow hopeful of quick fix 

17 Apr

CAL Crutchlow is expected to be fit for the next MotoGP in Argentina later this month despite picking up a hand injury after crashing out of Sundayamp;#039;s American Grand Prix.


STOP PRESS ! ! ! Rugby World Cup Tickets. ACT NOW ! ! ! 

16 Apr

BROADSTREET RFC - allocation of RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 match tickets.


Bees boss remains upbeat despite Poole defeat 

15 Apr

BEES boss Gary Havelock remains pleased with his side after they came agonisingly close to taking at a point from their visit to Wimborne Road as Elite League champions Poole triumphed 49-41.


Street Put The Cherry On The Cake. 

14 Apr

If winning at Sandbach was the cake and Scunthorpe the icing – this was definitely the cherry on the top! With the league already won and points pressure parked up for now, Broadstreet RFC sought to enjoy the sunshine at South Leicester RFC...


Steven Pressley – We deserved something from Peterborough defeat 

14 Apr

THE SKY Blues had nothing to show from their trip to promotion-chasing Peterborough United after slipping to a 1-0 defeat despite dominating for the majority of the match.


Bears go down to Wigan St Cuthberts 

14 Apr

Wigan St Cuthberts 22 Coventry Bears 18 April 12th, Wigan.


Coventry 17 Doncaster Knights 18 

12 Apr

A massive game in so many ways which had both sets of supporters on the edges of their seats, but which not for the first time this season slipped away from Coventry in the last critical moments.


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Business news »

Works starts on new manufacturing and R&D campus 

15 Apr

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering hails new 'faculty on the floor' through Coventry University and Unipart tie-up...


£6m funding boost for Coventry manufacturers 

15 Apr

New capital worth £6.2m has been awarded to five automotive and aerospace businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire, creating 225 jobs.


Coventry & Warwickshire manufacturers benefit from £6.2m AMSCI support package 

14 Apr

FIVE Coventry and Warwickshire businesses have been awarded government funding worth £6.2m, helping to create 225 jobs.


Groundwork begins on £32m Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering 

14 Apr

CONSTRUCTION has begun on a new £32m facility for The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering in Coventry.


Record results pave the way for smoke alarm group Sprue’s move to AIM 

14 Apr

COVENTRY-based smoke alarm supplier Sprue Aegis is set to move up to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).


Bumper £91m Midland deals for construction firm Willmott Dixon 

14 Apr

Huge contract from Orbit Heart of England to deliver responsive repairs to homes across Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Hinckley and Northampton...


Spider men set to get the Ricoh crawlin’ 

11 Apr

MORE than 50,000 spiders, scorpions and other insects are to go on display at Coventrys Ricoh Arena for an event likened to the Crufts of the spider world.


Leamington hotel group adds Honiley Court to its portfolio 

10 Apr

LEAMINGTON Spa-based Talash Hotels has bought Honiley Court Hotel in Kenilworth for an undisclosed sum.


Lifestyle: Serious Games Institute supports new Nelson Mandela exhibition 

10 Apr

A NEW exhibition inspired by Nelson Mandelas efforts to end apartheid opens at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry tomorrow (Saturday).


Coventry & Warwickshire LEP courts advanced manufacturers in growth plan 

9 Apr

MANUFACTURING and engineering companies in Coventry and Warwickshire are being courted by the areas Local Enterprise Partnership as it looks to finalise its long-term growth plan.


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999 »

Firefighter’s Norwegian mission 

11 Mar

A West Midlands firefighter has returned from his latest international deployment as a specialist cave rescue diver.


Police smash suspected Coventry drug ring 

7 Mar

Police smash suspected Coventry drug ring Drug deal suspects in Coventry have a rude awakening as officers hit five homes and two businesses in co-ordinated dawn raids.


CCTV clues to Coventry car coat theft 

20 Jan

p BRAZEN thieves have been caught on CCTV in a High Street store returning a coat which had been stolen from a car in...


Chief Constable responds to comments by Chief Inspector of Constabulary 

18 Jan

p CHIEF Constable Chris Sims, said: quot;The experience of West Midlands Police officers and staff who actively work day in...


Phone pest suspect arrested after 999 call rants 

16 Jan

p A PHONE pest suspect has been arrested for wasting police time after call handlers were hit by a barrage of drunken rants in the...


Coventry burglar jailed as break-in rates continue to fall across city 

15 Jan

p A lsquo;THIRD-STRIKErsquo; burglar has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after police traced him from blood...


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LocalGov »

Creative Kids HQ Easter Drama Workshops 

22 Apr

Creative Kids HQ are passionate about providing quality drama, literacy and arts & crafts workshops to young children in Coventry on Tues 22nd April and Thurs 24th April in Coventry...


Hole in road, 18th April 

18 Apr

There's a pothole in the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Hockley Lane, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Car Park Revenue 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Meetings Management Ltd on 17 April 2014.


Radio network 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Joe simkiss on 17 April 2014.


Social Services IT Solutions 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Jeremy Bartlett on 17 April 2014.


Memorial Park to host Vaisakhi Sports Day 

17 Apr

The Sikh Union is staging the Vaisakhi Sports Day next month, with sports including football, tug of war and kabaddi.


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Arts & Culture »

Defiant Pose fanzine 

18 Apr

I love a nice surprise and today I get home to find Defiant Pose fanzine volume 8 on my doorstep out of the blue.


Defiant Pose fanzine 

18 Apr

I love a nice surprise and today I get home to find Defiant Pose fanzine volume 8 on my doorstep out of the blue.


Virgin Records Coventry – 1973 Onwards. 

16 Apr

Pete Clemons latest for the Coventry Telegraph - Pete Waterman' s Soul Hole record Store was upstairs at Virgins c 1974 - next two pics from Hobo Magazine 1974 Peter Waterman, John Bradbury, Pete Chambers and photographer John Coles in this pic of ...


Live Music for Easter Weekend in Coventry and Leamington 

16 Apr

Listing of live music for the Bank Holiday Easter weekend Thu 17 Apr 2014    21:00    Open jam session    at the Clarendon, 44-46 Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Fri 18 Apr 2014    20:00    The Members + The Shots + Stinkpit + The &#...


Dexys to Play in Coventry 

16 Apr

Kevin Rowland’s Dexys are playing a Glastonbury warm up gig at the Kasbah in Coventry on Wed June 25th 7pm.


Gardener Questions Time 

16 Apr

TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 15 th April, 2014-04-16 One of the best books I’ve ever read is the classic novel by Philippa Pearce and so I approached this David Wood adaptation with excitement and trepidation.


Spooky Wagons: ‘All Again Tomorrow’ Debut E.P Review 

15 Apr

Coventry band Spooky Wagons have recently released their debut E.


Plug and Amp Review: Drop Down Smiling @ Kasbah, Coventry 12/04/14 

10 Apr

As you may have already noticed whilst you were browsing through the plethora of high quality music news on  Plug and Amp , we’re friends now! On our site you get a little teaser of their content, and on their site you can get a little teaser...


Delia Derbyshire 

8 Apr

Pete Clemons with yet another article for the Coventry Telegraph, this time celebrating Delia derbyshire day who was born in Coventry and realised the Doctor Who theme electronical and much more...


Rubella Ballet – The new recordings 

6 Apr

Rubella Ballet ‘Planet Punk’ Overground Records OVER135CD : 689492142025 OVER134LP : 689492142018 (Green vinyl w/CD) Release date: 31st March 2014 “They were the band who bridged the gaps between The Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, and Crass.


Coventry Godiva Festival rocks on 

4 Apr

Two more major acts have now been added to this year’s festival bill with leading indie stars We Are Scientists and legendary Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend set to play the event.


Colin Williams – Indian Summer 

1 Apr

Pete Clemon 's latest for the Coventry Telegraph on the Indian Summer guitarist - Colin Williams...


Coventry + Leamington Live Music Friday 28th Saturday 29th March 

28 Mar

Fri 28 Mar 2014 9pm The Re:Offenders -  Albany Club, 10 Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, Fri 28 Mar 2014 8pm £5 Malc Evans + Atlum Schema + Kerry Devine + Joe Dolman at The Maudslay, 190 Allesley Old Rd, Coventry, … Continue reading &#...


Pink Sticks Interview @ Kasbah, Coventry 21/03/14 

27 Mar

Excuse the shoddy sound.


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