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Coventry Bees: Speedway team offered new lease on stadium 

25 Jul

Coventry Bees can race at Brandon Stadium for one more year after being offered a new lease from 1 January, 2017.

Coventry and Nuneaton BHS stores to close by middle of August 

25 Jul

More than 11,000 employees are set to lose their jobs after the collapse of high street chain...

Man severely burnt in house blast goes back into blazing flat to rescue dogs 

25 Jul

Man thought to be in his early 20s was injured in fire but returned for animals...

Woman dies from head injuries after being found at home in Coventry 

25 Jul

Cause of death is still unknown and police are set to carry out more tests...

West Midlands Police using University of Warwick tech to convict murderers 

25 Jul

First police force in the UK to use futuristic 3D scanning technology...

M6 crash leaves motorway shut for nearly four hours 

25 Jul

Last night saw the third serious crash to shut the motorway within just a few days...

Watch: Man takes hammer to car in daylight attack 

25 Jul

Video was taken in the Canley area of Coventry this afternoon...

Coventry Bees to stay at Brandon for another year after last-ditch talks 

25 Jul

New lease has been offered to the speedway team which will also allow stock car racing to continue...

Warwick University masters scholarships worth £5k up for grabs 

25 Jul

Awards available for 100 taught masters students this year...

Man has bag of cash stolen in toilets 

25 Jul

Police have now released CCTV image of man they want to trace...

‘Deeply disturbing’ – NSPCC condemns former Coventry City Academy kit manager 

25 Jul

53-year-old admitted four counts of making indecent photographs of a child...

Want to take to the skies? EasyJet looking to recruit more than 1,000 new cabin crew members 

25 Jul

Over half of the positions will be based in the UK, including Birmingham International...

Warwickshire: No problem with confidence in white-ball cricket, says Clarke 

25 Jul

All-rounder Rikki Clarke says there is no problem with confidence in Warwickshire's white-ball cricket.

Scales of Justice: Breaching restraining order by sending Whatsapp messages among cases heard 

25 Jul

A round-up of cases heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on June 15...

Revealed: Coventry owes almost £14million in unpaid council tax 

25 Jul

Figure is more than DOUBLE the amount city council has cut from its budget...

Man arrested after taxi driver was stabbed outside Walsgrave supermarket 

25 Jul

Police are appealing for two women to come forward who may have witnessed the assault...

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News from the Combined Authority AGM 

20 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority intended to hold its inaugural AGM last Friday, 10 June, but a little local difficulty in the House of Commons meant that the legislation hadn’t been completed in time.

In or out of Europe: what does it mean for women? 

7 Jun

Coventry Women’s Voices, Coventry Women’s Networking Group (WNG) and Coventry Feminists invite you to: Date and time: Tuesday 21 st June 2016, 7pm – 9pm Venue: Coventry Council House – Diamond Rooms 1 2 Earl Street, Coventry CV1 5RR The ...


2 Jun

Muchachas y los amigos de España; the great kingdom of Spain faces an unprecedented existential crisis brought about by unregulated immigration actively encouraged by faceless, unelected Eurocrats...

Facing forward in flats 

28 May

Viewed from this considerable distance, watching Hollywood musicals produced in the 1930s is tinged with an indistinct melancholia...


26 May

Clearly David Cameron is facing a number of questions that require something approaching answers rather than his predicable, tiresome and carefully rehearsed weasel words...

‘Time to grow up and work together’ – Sky Blues and council need to stop squabbling for the sake of the people of Coventry 

19 May

Telegraph chief reporter Simon Gilbert says it's time for all parties to start acting in the interests of Coventry and its citizens...

‘EDL not welcome in the city of peace and reconciliation’ 

26 Apr

Keith Perry says we can and must sort out our problems by working together...

Opinion: News editor Sam Dimmer on the latest shocking child neglect case to rock Coventry 

7 Apr

The child - described only as Baby E - died in hospital after growing up in squalid conditions at a house in the city...

Wife beater 

16 Mar

Responding to a legitimate if carefully planted parliamentary question regarding war crimes being committed in Syria, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has launched a blistering attack on the brave men and women of the US Air Force and the RAF...

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Event Number 326 – 23rd July 2016 – Apricot Saturday 

25 Jul

For the last 14 weeks I have been a rather nomadic parkrunner; travelling north to Chester, all the way down to Evesham in the south, west to Ludlow and East to Beeston.

Hello, My Name Is….. 

24 Jul

I don’t normally blog twice in one day but this morning I heard that someone I’d met via social media has passed away.

Yum Yum Yum 

24 Jul


Visits to Draycote Water and Brandon Marsh 

22 Jul

20th July 2016 It finally came together at Draycote Water this week.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 20th July 2016 

22 Jul

20th July 2016 In this week’s show Alan reads the third part of Hurdy Gurdy Days, Sue reads about the Tiger that changed my life, Sheila reads about Mark Harding, Leo reads an article titled “Yours sincerely Q Victoria”, Chris reads an article ...

Top Bruneian student graduates from University of Warwick 

22 Jul

One of the best young minds from Brunei has graduated from the University of Warwick with a First Class Degree (with Honours).

Top Bruneian student graduates from University of Warwick 

22 Jul

One of the best young minds from Brunei has graduated from the University of Warwick with a First Class Degree (with Honours).

Coventry schools robotics volunteer gets 1st class degree – and he’s still inventing robotics for local schools 

21 Jul

Whitley University of Warwick student Stephen Pithouse has just heard this week that he is to receive a first class degree in engineering from the University when he graduates on 19th July.

I want Happy Ads 

21 Jul

I have had a pet peeve for quite a while but I cannot keep in in any longer.

Week’s round-up 

20 Jul

Wednesday 13th July 2016 A few images from the week's wanderings.

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Transfer Puzzle For Coventry City Supporters 

25 Jul

Transfer Puzzle For Coventry City Supporters Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/07/2016 21:05:00 Vincelot sale raises more questions than answers...

Statement On The Sale Of Romain Vincelot 

25 Jul

Following the loss of John Fleck, at the end of his contract to another League 1 club, the sale of Romain Vincelot also to one of our rivals has seen responses from many Coventry City fans ranging from bewilderment and disappointment to anger...

City Win After Shock Transfer News 

23 Jul

City Win After Shock Transfer News Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/07/2016 22:04:00 Vincelot leaves the Sky Blues...

Bradford sign Vincelot from Coventry 

23 Jul

Bradford City sign midfielder Romain Vincelot from League One rivals Coventry City for an undisclosed fee.

More Coventry signings coming – Mowbray 

22 Jul

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray says the club are set to bring in more new players over "the next week or so.

City Boss Mowbray Calm On Transfers 

22 Jul

City Boss Mowbray Calm On Transfers Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/07/2016 12:45:00 Boss happy for the jigsaw to fall into place...

City to Face Former Duo Next 

22 Jul

City to Face Former Duo Next Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/07/2016 07:55:00 Maddison and Murphy set to feature for Norwich...

Adam Armstrong and the England Question 

21 Jul

Adam Armstrong and the England Question Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/07/2016 20:57:00 Would an England manager pick Championship players...

Big Sam: His career in pictures 

21 Jul

Sam Allardyce is (almost) the new England boss.

Experienced Striker Set to Test City Youngsters? 

20 Jul

Experienced Striker Set to Test City Youngsters? Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/07/2016 21:24:00 Parkin links up with Newport County...

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Season Tickets 2016 – 2017 

24 Jul

Grab yourself a bargain for the Rugby Season 2016 - 2017 where Street play in National League 3 Midlands taking on familiar faces and a few new places to visit.

Summer Sizzler and Yorkshire Carnegie at The Ricoh Arena 

20 Jul

Broadstreet RFC Mini and Juniors are in the lucky position where we have been requested to represent the Rugby Club for the Wasps v Yorkshire Carnigie fixture at the Ricoh Arena on 21st August, prior...

Annual M&J Family Overnight Camping Day 

20 Jul

Broadstreet Mini and Junior Players and Parents will once again be camping at the club on the Saturday 13th August 16:00 onwards.

Broadstreet Pre-season Friendly Moved 

14 Jul

The pre-season friendly against Broadstreet originally scheduled for Weds 27th July has been moved to Tues 2nd August.

Wasps Community 7’s 2016 

9 Jul

Broadstreet RFC have signed up to take part in Wasps community 7's to be played at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday 7th August.

Rugby training saturday 

7 Jul

remember lads training starts at 930 a.

National League 3 Midlands Fixtures Now Published 

3 Jul

After a much delayed RFU Appeals process due to the concerns of Bromsgrove who have been level transferred to National 3 South West, the National League 3 Midlands fixture list has finally been relea...

Willis Vows To Keep Improving After Exit 

30 Jun

Willis – the world No 772 – lost 6-0 6-3 6-4 in his second-round match with Swiss star Federer, but he left the tournament with a renewed belief that he can hold his own among the elite.

Ken Cook RIP 

29 Jun

It is with deep sadness that we have to tell you of the death of Ken Cook on Saturday 25th June 2016.

Ken Cook Funeral Details 

29 Jun

It is with deep sadness that we have to tell you of the death of Ken Cook on Saturday 25th June 2016.

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Severn Trent Water fined more than £400,000 for sewage leaks 

25 Jul

WATER company Severn Trent Water Limited has been fined £426,000 after pollution incidents occurred on three occasions.

Jobs lost as window manufacturer ceases trading 

20 Jul

CREDITORS will decide later this week if a Coventry window company will go into liquidation, which could result in the loss of around 30 jobs.

Traffic alert: M6 shut after vehicle crossed central reservation 

20 Jul

EMERGENCY services have shut the M6 southbound between the M69 and M1 after an accident which saw a vehicle cross the central reservation.

Swedish companies plan move to Coventry to access automotive sector 

20 Jul

FOUR Swedish companies have selected Coventry as its "preferred city" to set up a UK base as they look to establish working relationships with manufacturers.

Digital economy expert recruited to LEP board 

15 Jul

THE founder and CEO of a West Midlands technology company has been appointed to the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

UK Mail successfully integrates new hub 

14 Jul

LOGISTICS group UK Mail has said the move to its new hub in Coventry has been completed successfully, with high service levels being maintained throughout the integration.

Midland retail giant Poundland taken over by South Africans 

13 Jul

The company which owns UK furniture firm Harveys and Bensons For Beds is taking over the Willenhall-based firm...

Manufacturer to create jobs after securing funding 

12 Jul

COVENTRY manufacturer Dunlop Systems and Components expects to create 15 jobs after securing funding for its growth plans.

Contractor appointed to £50m warehouse development 

8 Jul

A £50m commercial development at Coventry Airport has moved forward with the appointment of contractors.

Manufacturer creates 50 jobs after Chinese investment 

6 Jul

THE first 50 jobs promised by a Coventry manufacturer after Chinese investment in the business have materialised.

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Five sentenced for burglaries in Coventry 

25 Jul

Five people have been sentenced after a burglary network was smashed by detectives in Coventry earlier this year.

Advanced 3D scan technology convicting killers − and proving innocence  

17 Jul

Futuristic 3D scanning technology that arms detectives with microscopic evidence previously beyond the reach of forensic testing is helping West Midlands Police convict killers − and prove the innocence of murder suspects.

Six charged over running Coventry drug network 

14 Jul

Six men have been charged with running a cocaine and ecstasy supply network across Coventry following a series of West Midlands Police raids across the city yesterday (July 13).

Teen is locked up for stabbing after being detained by off-duty detective 

12 Jul

A knife-wielding teenager who was detained by an off-duty detective after stabbing a man in Coventry has been locked up for four years.

Knife robber comes off second best after burgling brothers  

9 Jul

A “one-man crime wave" who robbed shops armed with a bread knife met his match when breaking into the home of two brothers − and is pictured in police custody hours later sporting scars from the bruising encounter.

Ten men sentenced for sexual offences against young men 

6 Jul

Ten men have been sentenced today (Wednesday 6 July) for committing historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.

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Food and Drink Festival returns to Coventry 

25 Jul

Broadgate will be playing host to an International Food and Drink Festival next week with stalls offering a variety of food and drink from around the world.

Councillor responds to potential rail cuts as part of new franchise proposals 

25 Jul

Cllr Jim O'Boyle is campaigning to have at least three fast trains remaining in Coventry, in a submitted response to the Department for Transport’s consultation for the InterCity West Coast Franchise.

War Memorial Park set to get a new outdoor fitness trail 

25 Jul

Funding has been approved for the city’s War Memorial Park to install a new outdoor fitness trail.

Hourly rate paid for the following services on 31 March 2016 for domiciliary care 

25 Jul

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Gary Bye on 25 July 2016 .

Innovative new train could provide extra capacity for rail passengers on the Coventry – Nuneaton line 

25 Jul

An innovative new type of diesel train designed by a Warwickshire engineering company looks set to be trialled on the line between Coventry and Nuneaton later this year.

Return To Laughter – An Introduction To Laughter Yoga 

23 Jul

Laughter is an ability common to all.

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Arts & Culture »

Apple and Banana Flapjacks 

23 Jul

I found some mashed banana and some apple puree in the freezer while I was trying to make room to put away some shopping.

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues 

13 Jul

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues http://www.

Rockaway Park – Temple Cloud – Somerset. 

9 Jul

I have been to visit Rockaway Park based at Temple Cloud, a tiny village in Somerset four times now.

‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ 

6 Jul

'Godiva Festival showcases Coventry's wonderful talent' http://www.

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry’s music heritage 

29 Jun

Why a Lower Holyhead Road building is crucial to Coventry's music heritage.

Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick 

29 Jun

Remembering Coventry folk legend Dave Swarbrick.

Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry 

29 Jun

Flashback: Remembering when Cream played in Coventry http://www.

Flashback: When Motorhead played Coventry Theatre 

29 Jun

Flashback: When Motorhead played Coventry Theatre http://www.

Review: ‘Triumphant’ – Elvis Costello, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 

29 Jun

Review: 'Triumphant' - Elvis Costello, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.

Independent record label providing ‘kaleidoscope of music’ 

29 Jun

Independent record label providing 'kaleidoscope of music' http://www.

Flashback: When The Who came to Coventry Theatre in 1967 

28 Jun

Flashback: When The Who came to Coventry Theatre in 1967.

Ed Sheeran in Coventry? Puzzling mystery of the pop star’s ‘lost’ gig 

28 Jun

Ed Sheeran in Coventry? Puzzling mystery of the pop star's 'lost' gig.

‘Totally enthralling’ – Trembling Bells wow Coventry at Old Grammar School 

28 Jun

'Totally enthralling' - Trembling Bells wow Coventry at Old Grammar School.

Flashback: Celebrating The Beatles’ Revolver 50 years on 

28 Jun

Flashback: Celebrating The Beatles' Revolver 50 years on.

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