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What to do now the cricket is over 

31 Jul

England have stormed to victory in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, but with play having finished in just three days, where can cricket fans in Birmingham go now...


Two guilty of mum-of-two’s murder 

31 Jul

Two men who shot dead a mother-of-two by mistake are found guilty of murder.


Ex-home boss denies abuse charges 

31 Jul

A man denies the sexual and physical abuse of youngsters in his care when he managed a children's home in Warwickshire in the 1970s.


Man, 87, rushed to hospital after being told council wants to close his Coventry care home 

31 Jul

Family of retired lorry driver hits out at decision to close home and the way the news was delivered...


Hayley Pointon murder trial verdicts recap: Pair found guilty of gunning down Coventry mum 

31 Jul

Jury to deliver verdicts on Aaron Power, 25, and Aaron Newman, 24, who deny murdering Coventry mum ...


Nick pays thanks to Coventry team who saved his life 

31 Jul

After a terrifying ordeal, Nick was saved by medical staff at University Hospital Coventry ...


Cheapest places to buy diesel and unleaded petrol in Coventry and Warwickshire 

31 Jul

The price of diesel continues to plummet as supermarkets battle for the lowest prices...


Minibus appeal aims to help transport the blind in Coventry 

31 Jul

The 'Buy a Bit of our Minibus' campaign aims to raise 3,000 to operate a door-to-door bus service ...


Live: Hayley Pointon murder trial verdicts 

31 Jul

Jury to deliver verdicts on Aaron Power, 25, and Aaron Newman, 24, who deny murdering Coventry mum ...


‘Unfortunately, the only thing the travellers leave behind are piles of rubbish, human excrement and an absolute mess of Coventry public parks and open spaces’ 

31 Jul

Illegal traveller camps and memories of old Coventry - Telegraph Letters for July 31...


Coventry golfers go a fair way for Armed Forces 

31 Jul

The event saw participants from across the region take part to raise funds ...


Classic movies to be shown outdoors in Coventry city centre this summer 

31 Jul

Tickets now on sale for special screenings outside the city's transport museum over four days in August...


Self-proclaimed vigilante ‘The Renegade’ hasn’t solved a single crime 

31 Jul

Friend of pint-sized would-be vigilante fears he could be seriously injured if he actually tackled a violent criminal...


Willenhall history group look back at Chace Hostel 

31 Jul

As the local landmark is demolished, a local history group explain the history of these well-known buildings...


Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn holding Q&A in Coventry on Sunday 

31 Jul

Front-runner for top job appearing at public meeting organised by Unite the Union...


Coventry Telegraph team nominated for five awards 

31 Jul

Telegraph in the running for Newspaper of the Year title and #BringCityHome secures third awards nomination.


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St Basil’s Coventry Sleep-Out 

31 Jul

People are being challenged to sleep rough for one night in the Cathedral Ruins and help raise money for charity.


Coventry council firing blanks over Kenilworth Road gateway threat 

27 Jul

Council gave residents of city's most exclusive road two months to tear down gateways - 16 months ago ...


Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 27 July 2015 

27 Jul

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How Are We Doing? 

24 Jul

Insight e-bulletin July 2015 2nd edition The Impact of the July 2015 Budget on Coventry The Budget and Coventry – PDF source: Insight, Coventry City Council.


Why Aston Martin should be building cars in Coventry not Wales 

24 Jul

David Cameron offered support for Aston Martin car factory in Wales.


Don’t Be Alarmed 

23 Jul

Regional Trading Standards authorities across the West Midlands are working with the home security industry to stamp out rogue traders.


Chinese curse 

20 Jul

According to common western perception, Confucius said a great many things...


Festival of Imagineers 

16 Jul

Be amazed by the Festival of Imagineers Published on Thursday 16 July 2015 Join the Festival of Imagineers for a fantastic family-friendly event that celebrates art, design and engineering in a truly unique way.


Coventry City of Culture Bid – July Updates 

16 Jul

Coventry City of Culture Bid – July updates A lot can happen in a month!  Coventry City Council has agreed to support the bid, a successful third creative workshop has been held and we are very excited to announce we will be recruiting for a ...


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Features »

Finished at Last! 

31 Jul

We were some of the latest schools to finish this summer, only ending term on Tuesday.


Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Bhattacharyya 

30 Jul

Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick also says industry must demand programmes that are built on real business need...


Warwick students to present at MIT in international synthetic biology competition 

30 Jul

Undergraduate and newly graduated students from Warwick University will be travelling to MIT, Boston, this September 24-28 to compete in a global synthetic biology competition.


Why do people believe 9/11 was an inside job? 

30 Jul

The reasons why some people believe bizarre conspiracy theories are set to be explored in a new project by a philosopher from the University of Warwick.


Coventry Talking Newspaper-29th July 2015 

29 Jul

In this weeks show Leo reads a tribute to Val Doonican and an article about blind cricket, Sheila reads an article about food grown hydroponically , and Dave reports on a concert in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.


Mid-summer Birding 

28 Jul

28th July 2015 Have visited nearly all my usual local haunts over the past week but very little to go on about.


Aneka Pilihan Jendela Untuk Rumah Minimalis 

28 Jul

Jendela rumah yang indah seperti seseorang yang memiliki jendela hati yang baik.


I’m Not Going to Miss You 

28 Jul

Today I’m not writing directly about Mum but I hope you’ll bear with me.


Warwick students to present at MIT in international synthetic biology competition 

28 Jul

Undergraduate and newly graduated students from Warwick University will be travelling to MIT, Boston, this September 24-28 to compete in a global synthetic biology competition.


Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya. 

28 Jul

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, has called for a statutory apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes to transform training and skills.


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Be on the FL72 Podcast! 

31 Jul

Calling Derby, Bury and Portsmouth fans - our first FL72 Podcast needs you...


City Exit For Assistant Manager 

31 Jul

City Exit For Assistant Manager Vitalfootball:Coventry:31/07/2015 12:02:00 Neil MacFarlane has left his role as Coventry City assistant manager, the club have confirmed on Friday.


England’s top home team is… 

31 Jul

Liverpool have won the highest percentage of home games in Football League history, a new Sky Sports study has found.


MacFarlane quits role with Coventry 

31 Jul

Coventry City assistant manager Neil MacFarlane leaves after two and a half years with the Sky Blues.


MacFarlane leaves Sky Blues 

31 Jul

Coventry assistant manager Neil MacFarlane has left his role by mutual agreement ahead of the 2015/16 League One season, the club have announced.


Sky Blues One Year On 

30 Jul

Sky Blues One Year On Vitalfootball:Coventry:30/07/2015 20:56:00 How do we measure up to last season...


Maddison can be focal point – Mowbray 

30 Jul

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray says teenage forward James Maddison is starting to mature as a player.


Mowbray Calm As Season Approaches 

29 Jul

Mowbray Calm As Season Approaches Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/07/2015 21:40:00 Boss looking for another striker before big kick-off...


Newcastle’s Armstrong joins Coventry 

28 Jul

Coventry City sign Newcastle United and England Under-18 striker Adam Armstrong on a youth loan deal until 16 January.


Armstrong makes Sky Blues switch 

28 Jul

Highly-rated Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong has joined Coventry on loan until mid-January.


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Summer break for the Trinity Giants 

31 Jul

Two weeks off to enjoy the holidays...


Pre-season fixtures for the 2015/2016 season 

31 Jul

Trinity Guild RFC will line up against local sides as part of the club’s preparation for the 2015/16 season.


The Webb Ellis Trophy in Coventry! 

30 Jul

The Rugby World Cup is making its way to a venue near you...


Warwickshire 3000m Track Championships – Wednesday 5th August 2015 

24 Jul

Details of entry process for Warwickshire 3000m Track Championship: WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY AA 3000m Track Championships and open graded races at Edmondscote Stadium, Leamington Spa on Wednesday 5th August 2015 PROSPECTUS The meeting will host...


Tinkerman Leaves no stones unturned 

23 Jul

Tinkerman attempts to refine kit design with Model James Downes Having been working the lads hard over the close season defining complex backs moves, with John 'MFC' Warne the conductor of these back...


Annual Subscriptions 

23 Jul

Annual Subscriptions...


Pre-season training 

20 Jul

Pre-season training...


The 200 Club 

20 Jul

The 200 Club...


Broadstreet 2015/16 Pre-Season Programme. 

20 Jul

Street’s Pre-season Activities and Fixtures Arranged.


Playing Officals for the 2015-2016 season 

17 Jul

Playing Officals...


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Business news »

Boom time for Coventry Building Society with six month profit topping £100m 

31 Jul

COVENTRY Building Society has released a powerful set of results for the six month period ended June 30 with half year profit topping £100m.


NEW: LloydsPharmacy owner to acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacies in £125m deal 

29 Jul

THE owner of Coventry-based LloydsPharmacy is set to acquire Sainsbury\'s pharmacy business for £125m.


Savills instructed at Coventry Business Park 

28 Jul

THE Book People has instructed Savills as the letting agent for Unit 2300 at Coventry Business Park.


Developer and Coventry University sign deal for £54m student scheme 

27 Jul

COVENTRY University and Barberry Developments have exchanged contracts on a deal that will see the development of accommodation for at least 850 students on a city centre site.


Coventry Airport scheme could create 600 jobs 

23 Jul

COVENTRY Airport has suggested that up to 600 new jobs and a wealth of fresh investment into the local community could be created by an initiative to redevelop abandoned former passenger facilities on...


Auto supplier Brose UK reveals impressive set of figures 

21 Jul

AUTOMOTIVE sector manufacturer Brose UK has seen a marked increase in both turnover and profit.


Games company backed by reinvestment trust 

20 Jul

LEAMINGTON Spa games company Viewpoint Games is to develop its first virtual reality game after receiving a start-up loan from the Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT).


Vantage Park proving a magnet for occupiers 

20 Jul

A NEW business and trade park in Coventry has attracted two retailers and created 40 jobs.


Lloyds Bank backs Amtico expansion 

14 Jul

Amtico International, headquartered in Coventry, makes a range of wood, stone and abstract look flooring ...


Coventry skyline changing as Station Tower demolition starts 

13 Jul

THE vacant Station Tower office building overlooking Coventry Railway Station is being demolished as part of the £100m Friargate project.


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Police officers ride for those who died 

23 Jul

A chief inspector from Coventry Police will next week join colleagues from around the country as they set off on a 180 mile cycle ride to remember fallen officers and raise money for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity.


Mum and boyfriend jailed for tot’s death 

21 Jul

A Coventry man has been jailed today (21 July) for the murder of a two-year-old boy after he inflicted severe head injuries which led to the toddler’s death.


Police probe sees 10 men charged with abusing teen boys 

20 Jul

Specialist child protection officers have this evening charged 10 men from across England with child sex offences and other crimes.


Appeal after man attacked at Coventry address 

17 Jul

Police in Coventry are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in his own home by a group of men, who then stole property.


Three men charged with robberies and wounding in Coventry 

14 Jul

Three men are to appear before Coventry Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 14 July) charged with robberies at two Coventry businesses and a wounding.


Coventry police arrest three on suspicion of violent crime 

13 Jul

Police investigating a string of violent crimes in Coventry -  including robbery, carjacking and burglary - have today (Monday 13 July) arrested three men in a series of raids.


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Abandoned van outside 122/124 Standard ave, 31st July 

31 Jul

Rusty white Peugeot Boxer van reg R259 SBC has been parked on the road pavement outside 122/124 standard avenue for over 3 weeks.


Abandoned Car, 30th July 

30 Jul

Fiat Stilo left about two weeks now has been ticketed at least twice Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 16 Park Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Short Breaks Services Statement 

30 Jul

Response by Coventry City Council to Emily Tyrrell on 30 July 2015 .


Information request about the employment support service(TESS) 

29 Jul

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Ash Higginson on 29 July 2015 .


Temp Recruitment Info 

29 Jul

Response by Coventry City Council to Ivan Bellows on 29 July 2015 .


Temp Recruitment Info 

29 Jul

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Ivan Bellows on 29 July 2015 .


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Arts & Culture »

Exit-stance – Exit-stance Records – 1984 / Rema Rema / Door And The Window 

19 Jul

Esthetics Conspiracy Of Silence Exit-stance, not the Milton Keynes punk band that released records on Mortahate and supported Conflict from time to time.


Bedworth band Luna Kiss to launch new EP 

5 Jul

Another offering from Pete Clemons from the Coventry Telegraph.


A Creative Wedding At Kelmarsh Hall 

26 Jun

Kelmarsh Hall is a spectacular location for an occasion, not least an awesome wedding! Being only just down the road from our Coventry HQ, it was surprising that the band had never played live at Kelmarsh Hall before… It just goes to show there...


When Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange Hotel played host to Bob Marley – Pete Clemons 

17 Jun

The newest from Pete Clemons in the Coventry Telegraph , looking at Johnny Nash and Bob Marley .


Pete Clemons Pens The Pineapple Thief Album Sleeve! 

17 Jun

Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph , Coventry music articles by Pete Clemons are less frequent now and also more likely to be published on their website.


Stars of Stage and Screen 

11 Jun

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 10 th June, 2015   The celebrated musical of stage and screen was based on Roger Corman’s original low-budget movie of 1960, which tells the story of a lowly florist worker who ...


Storms in Teacups 

9 Jun

ABSENT FRIENDS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 8 th June, 2015 Alan Ayckbourn’s acerbic ‘comedy of embarrassment’ pre-dates Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party by a few years and television shows like The Office by many.


How To Decide, Band or DJ? 

3 Jun

Our good friend and fantastic wedding photographer,  Hannah , wrote a blog recently on how to decide between a band or a DJ for your evening wedding reception.


Rubella Ballet – Centro Iberico – 2/5/82 

30 May

Rubella Ballet performance After receiving a cassette of a Rubella Ballet performance at the Centro Iberico in 1982 from Peck, originally from Colchester but now a long time Ipswich resident along with getting a large box of paperwork and photographs...


Mountin’ Lions 

22 May

COUGAR – The Musical Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 21 st May, 2015   Donna Moore’s musical receives its UK premiere in the Belgrade Theatre’s super B2 studio, transformed here to a swish bar run by one of the characters.


Remembering Coventry band The Ramrods – Pete Clemons 

12 May

It's been a while since we've had a new Pete Clemons article, not because Pete has slowed down but because of various changes at the Coventry Telegraph I believe.


Far From Grimm 

8 May

HANSEL AND GRETEL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 7 th May, 2015   This new version comes to the Belgrade courtesy of HighTime Opera company, a small-scale outfit whose mission is to bring opera to everyone and not just the elite few.


Screaming Dead – Skull Records – 1982 / Beltane Festival / The Laila Mythology / 

1 May

Valley Of The Dead Schoolgirl Junkie / Lilith For the Beltane (the beginning of summer) I am placing Screaming Dead up on KYPP.


Return To Wroxall Abbey 

29 Apr

In the decade of playing wedding gigs the length and breadth of the UK, few venues have the combination of style, elegance and history that Wroxall Abbey has in abundance.


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