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Micky Adams: Ex-Premier League boss takes Harborough Town Under-18 role 

22 Jun

Former Premier League manager Micky Adams takes on a role as Under-18 boss at non-league club Harborough Town.


Essex v Warwickshire: Simon Harmer takes 14 wickets to secure innings win 

22 Jun

South African spinner Simon Harmer takes 8-36 for a match haul of 14 wickets as Essex beat Warwickshire by an innings.


HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed 

22 Jun

Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail franchises.


Pictures show devastation following huge garage blaze in Foleshill 

22 Jun

The fire ripped through a warehouse unit, vehicles and affected a house...


This is when the storms are forecast to hit Coventry today 

22 Jun

Forecasters at the Met Office expect thundery downpours before the weather clears...


Coventry just had its warmest Summer Solstice for more than 70 years 

22 Jun

The temperature soared to just under 30C on Wednesday, in a day dominated by weather warnings from the Met Office...


What the Queen’s Speech means for you 

22 Jun

Little survives in the Queen's Speech of the flagship policies from the Conservative manifesto unveiled with great fanfare by the PM...


Coventry Telegraph Business Awards 2017: More companies reveal why they are sponsoring our awards 

22 Jun

Leading Coventry and Warwkckshire companies are ensuring CTBA 2017 is the biggest and best yet...


Nuneaton death: Two accused of Dionne Clark’s murder 

22 Jun

The man and woman have also been charged with false imprisonment.


Green light for UK driverless car road trials 

22 Jun

A demo in Nuneaton is the last in a series of trials for driverless cars before they move onto public roads.


Sex makes you more intelligent according to Coventry University scientists – here’s why 

22 Jun

Oxford University and Coventry University researchers performed the study...


Sex makes you more intelligent according to Coventry University scientists – here’s why 

22 Jun

Oxford University and Coventry University researchers performed the study...


Watson and Daly get Lions Test calls 

21 Jun

Flanker Peter O'Mahony is named British and Irish Lions skipper for the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.


Peter Vincenti: Rochdale midfielder joins Coventry City on two-year deal 

21 Jun

Coventry City sign midfielder Peter Vincenti on a two-year contract after he leaves Rochdale by mutual consent.


How to keep your rights as an EU citizen after Brexit 

21 Jun

Brexit need not mean that you are stripped of your rights as an EU citizen, according to a new report...


How to keep your rights as an EU citizen after Brexit 

21 Jun

Brexit need not mean that you are stripped of your rights as an EU citizen, according to a new report...


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Combined authority investment welcomed by new mayor 

14 Jun

Coventry regeneration schemes awarded £3.7 million loan.


Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...


Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...


What are the parties offering women at the 2017 Election? 

9 May

Come and question the candidates at our hustings meeting: Coventry Women’s Voices Hustings  Tuesday 16 May, 7-9pm Committee room 3, Council House The meeting is free but please email CoventryWomen@gmail.


Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...


Breakfast, dinner and tea 

4 May

For all their blindingly obvious failings, it is still possible to feel some sympathy for arrogant career politicians forced out onto the streets and into radio and television studios to explain themselves to an unworthy and inferior electorate...


Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...


Jellyfish 

10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...


Imagine 

27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...


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Features »

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescent 

22 Jun

A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence.


Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids – new research 

22 Jun

People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


Government declares Warwick teaching “excellent” – Tops year of teaching success for University 

22 Jun

It was announced today, Thursday 22 nd June 2017, that the University of Warwick has been awarded silver status in the Governments Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 21st June 2017 

21 Jun

21st June 2017 In this week’s show Leo concludes the article about Elizabeth Montagu and has a short story about two brohers, Billy Bell recalls the day Coventry City won the FA Cup, Cliff has a piece about the NHS, Alan reads about the joy of ...


Diamonds to be won at Warwick University free event highlighting cutting edge research 

21 Jun

Diamonds are set to be won by audience members at a free public event at the University of Warwick - to be held on Monday 10 th July at 7.30pm.


Fun on Father’s Day 

20 Jun

We went out for a Father's day meal the week before last, as it coincided with two family birthdays and had great fun at a local hotel.


Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light 

20 Jun

A mission to discover and characterise Earth-sized planets and super-Earths orbiting Sun-like stars in the habitable zone of the solar system scientifically led by the University of Warwick - has been given the go-ahead today by the European Space ...


Radical new voice in literary fiction secures publishing deal 

20 Jun

Graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme Sophie Mackintosh has secured a publishing deal with Hamish Hamilton for her debut novel The Water Cure following a seven-way auction.


Lightweight steel production breakthrough: brittle phases controlled 

20 Jun

High-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production - by WMG, University of Warwick.


Lightweight steel production breakthrough: brittle phases controlled 

20 Jun

High-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production - by WMG, University of Warwick.


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Micky Adams: Ex-Premier League boss takes Harborough Town Under-18 role 

22 Jun

Former Premier League manager Micky Adams takes on a role as Under-18 boss at non-league club Harborough Town.


Film Première For Sky Blues Fans 

22 Jun

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Signing Number Seven For Coventry City 

21 Jun

Signing Number Seven For Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/06/2017 20:54:00 Robins looks to add goals from midfield...


Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18 

21 Jun

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/06/2017 20:19:00 With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections...


2017/18 Final Weekend Details 

21 Jun

2017/18 Final Weekend Details Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/06/2017 20:18:00 With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...


Peter Vincenti: Rochdale midfielder joins Coventry City on two-year deal 

21 Jun

Coventry City sign midfielder Peter Vincenti on a two-year contract after he leaves Rochdale by mutual consent.


Notts County Start For Sky Blues 

21 Jun

Notts County Start For Sky Blues Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/06/2017 14:11:00 2017/18 League Two fixtures released...


League Two fixtures in full 

21 Jun

Find out your team's fixtures in League Two during the 2017-18 season.


League Two fixtures 2017/18 

21 Jun

Forest Green Rovers welcome Barnet in their first game in the Football League, on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season on 5 August.


Sky Blue Signings: Midfielder Eyes 300 Mark 

20 Jun

Sky Blue Signings: Midfielder Eyes 300 Mark Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/06/2017 20:26:00 Doyle set to add to appearances...


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Sport »

Reminder about the Guild Dinner Dance 2017 

7 Jun

Tickets are still available for this years end of season dinner.


Come and enjoy Trinity Guild’s RFC Summer Bash! 

6 Jun

Camp Out up the Guild...


Congratulations to the New Broadstreet RFC Committee 

24 May

Officers: President – Garry Watts Chairman – Simon Skene Treasurer – Peter Garlick Secretary – Paul Harcourt Social Secretary – Paul Hurst Fixture Secretary – Danny Rowan General Committee: Richard H...


David L Parker of Broadstreet RFC nominated for inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards 

18 May

#VolunteerOfTheYear and @MitsubishiUK @EnglandRugby David L Parker of Broadstreet RFU has been nominated for the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards for their work as a rugby vol...


AGM 2017 

17 May

NOTICE: BROADSTREET RFC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at the Rugby Road clubhouse on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 @ 7.00pm.


Will Maisey grabs the awards. 

15 May

Will Maisey capped a terrific return to Cov with a couple of very significant awards...


Colts Double adds to Street success 

3 May

Pete McKenna, Jamie Richardson and first aider Nikki O'Brien join Broadstreet Colts double Warwickshire champions Following on from the 1st team success of last week, becoming champions of National L...


Broadstreet U15’s 2016/17 bring home Silverware… 

26 Apr

Pinley held their first ever Junior festival on Sunday 23rd April.


Mini & Junior Section Newsletter 

26 Apr

Spring Term 2017...


Guild Annual Charity Game 

26 Apr

The annual Pete Beaufoy match is planned for Saturday 29th April...


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Business news »

Black Country manufacturer plans £3m HQ renovation 

14 Jun

Assa Abloy to introduce host of changes and improvements to its UK headquarters in Willenhall...


Rigby Group buys exec airline operation at Birmingham Airport 

31 May

The owner of Coventry Airport has expanded its footprint in the West Midlands with undisclosed deal to buyout Marshall's Solihull base...


Coventry’s streets to shape City of Culture if victorious 

16 May

City unveils some of the details in its bid document as it continues campaign to win 2021 crown...


RICS to relocate team to Birmingham 

26 Apr

Property industry body decides against keeping Coventry staff in the city in favour of a new home in Birmingham...


Birmingham IT firm acquired by Arden Group 

20 Apr

Coventry group makes third acquisition in the space of 18 months as it aims to boost its roster of services...


Subcon Lasers: ‘in the forefront’ due to continual investment in the latest technology 

16 Apr

Subcon Laser Cutting, based in Nuneaton, invests in the latest technology available to keep at the forefront of a rapidly changing and challenging manufacturing environment.


Fifth anniversary for Coventry & Warwickshire Champions 

9 Apr

Business from across the West Midlands region gathered for a prestigious Coventry Warwickshire Champions meeting...


Strategy launched for thriving games and digital industry in and around Leamington 

24 Mar

A new strategy for growing the games cluster and the wider digital creative sector in and around Leamington has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).


MIPIM told speculative development a sign of Coventry & Warwickshire’s strength 

15 Mar

Speculative development of both large sheds and smaller units is a key barometer of the strength of Coventry and Warwickshires commercial property sector, investors at the MIPIM property exhibi...


RSC supplier aims to make light work of expansion 

14 Mar

A Coventry business that designs and manufactures specialist LED lighting for locations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Emirates Stadium and Twickenham, has announced plans to double in s...


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Women charged over meat cleaver post office raid 

22 Jun

Two women have been charged over a series of violent robberies, including a post office raid where staff were threatened with a meat cleaver.


Pedestrian named following fatal collision in Walsall 

16 Jun

Police investigating a fatal non-stop traffic collision in Walsall have today named the elderly man who died.


Two more murder charges over Coventry petrol station killing 

15 Jun

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Mark Nesmith at a Coventry petrol station have charged two more people with murder.


Police charge man in connection with Coventry stabbing 

14 Jun

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Coventry have charged a 21-year-old man with murder.


WMP wildlife officers help ‘Goldie’ spread her wings  

13 Jun

A rare bird is again spreading its wings after caring West Midlands Police wildlife crime officers rescued her from a factory yard tethering post − and have now helped her find a new home.


Police arrest two people in connection with stabbing in Coventry 

12 Jun

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Earlsdon, Coventry have arrested two people overnight.


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LocalGov »

Music for midsummer from “UMCM -Unlock the Music Concert Making” 

24 Jun

A concert featuring a variety of music from the genres of classical, folk and musicals.


Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

22 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mr Wilde on 22 June 2017 .


Circus spectacular set for Godiva Festival 

22 Jun

Coventry’s Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.


Howes Primary School wins Regional Sports Award for inspirational Deaf Tennis Club 

22 Jun

A city primary school has scooped a PE prize for its tennis club for deaf and hearing impaired pupils.


UK’s largest connected and self-driving vehicle project ready for city streets 

22 Jun

The UK’s first collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.


The Dene River Jazzmen perform at Allesley Hall as part of the Bands in the Park 2017. 

22 Jun

Week three of Coventry City Council's summer Bands in the Park sees the Dene River Jazzmen playing in the rear garden of Allesley Hall on Sunday 25 June and is FREE to attend.


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Arts & Culture »

Mods and Mockers 

20 Jun

ROMEO AND JULIET Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 20 th June, 2017   The consistently excellent Oddsocks Productions revisits Shakespeare’s tragedy of star-cross’d lovers, this time giving it a mods and rockers setting.


Come Die With Me 

18 Jun

DINNER Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, Saturday 17 th June, 2017   One of the many commendable things about the Bear Pit Theatre Company is they are not shy of staging productions of works that provide challenges for cast and audience members...


The Stranglers 

15 Jun

The Stranglers by Pete Clemons I have to say that I was personally delighted when I heard that The Stranglers were going to headline the Friday evening of the Godiva Festival 2017.


Steven Wilson to visit the Midlands 

15 Jun

Steven Wilson to visit the Midlands by Pete Clemons At the time I last put digit to keyboard and put a few words together about Steven Wilson, his third studio album ‘ The Raven That Refused to Sing ’, was about to be released.


Back out in the Outback 

14 Jun

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 13 th June, 2017   Three Spires and Guildhall take a bold stab at the colourful musical, based on the joyous Australian comedy film starring Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce.


Stone Foundation 

7 Jun

Stone Foundation By Pete Clemons Nowadays, the music business is a very strange and fickle place.


Voices and Choices 

26 May

MY COUNTRY Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Thursday 25 th May, 2017   This touring show from the National Theatre is described as a work in progress – largely because, I suspect, Brexit has yet to happen and the debate still rages on – this ...


Badfinger – musical legacy 

15 May

Badfinger - Musical Legacy By Pete Clemons To view the history of Badfinger and conclude it as just complicated is a massive understatement.


Godiva Rocks – The Coventry Musical 

15 May

Godiva Rocks The Coventry Musical.


Pete Shelley / Howard Devoto 

4 May

Pete Shelley / Howard Devoto By Pete Clemons Continuing a theme, I set myself during 2016, of attempting to celebrate the new wave of bands, and their music, that had shook up the whole scene some forty years previous, I think it must be worth ...


David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry 

29 Apr

David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry.


Stunning 

26 Apr

OUT OF THIS WORLD Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Tuesday 25 th April, 2017   Mark Murphy’s latest piece for V-Tol pulls out all the stops in terms of theatricality – in fact, when it begins, I feel bombarded and disoriented by the barrage of ...


Tim Bowness, vocalist. 

24 Apr

Tim Bowness, vocalist.


Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter. 

24 Apr

Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter By Pete Clemons I don’t know Ian Bourne , as such, but I do know of him.


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