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Wyken couple finally say ‘I do’ after winning their dream wedding at Coombe Abbey Hotel 

25 Jun

Vikki O'Rourke and Andrew Brookes won the Telegraph's Win a Wedding competition...


Hundreds gather in Coventry City Centre to celebrate Armed Forces Day 

25 Jun

A parade of servicemen and women took to the streets of Coventry following a service of thanksgiving...


Heartless thieves in Westwood steal hanging baskets from retirement village 

25 Jun

According to Westwood residents, over six baskets were stolen in the space of a few days...


Coventry writer reveals experience of ‘horrific’ exorcism after pastor accuses her of being POSSESSED 

25 Jun

Nuzo Onoh has chosen to address these real-life horrors in her new novel The Sleepless...


Man who tried to smuggle stun guns disguised as mobile phones into country through Coventry goes to jail 

25 Jun

Weapons seized by Border Force officers carrying our checks at a Coventry postal depot...


Killers of Coventry ice cream salesman finally jailed six years after horrific hammer attack 

25 Jun

Darren Stanley died in in South Africa in 2010 but the courts have only just sentenced Olwethu Ngoxaza and Luvuyo Gavin Prince...


176 new homes to be built on former Lyng Hall School playing fields 

25 Jun

Development in Blackberry Lane, Stoke Heath, given planning permission by Coventry City Council...


Urban explorer hits rubbish problem on Warwickshire’s River Sowe 

25 Jun

Adam Short is paddling for seven days from Coventry to the Severn beach, but it hasnt all been plain sailing so far...


Wasps star Danny Cipriani found guilty of drink-driving after night of supping champagne 

24 Jun

The 28-year-old was found to be nearly twice the drink-drive limit in June last year...


Five things you might have missed in Coventry today: June 24, 2016 

24 Jun

All the headlines from across the city on the day after the momentous EU Referendum...


‘I voted to leave but I think I made a mistake’ – work colleagues who have made Coventry their home talk Brexit 

24 Jun

Lutfu Cagribay and Ugur Bulut voted for different sides but now agree country faces difficult times...


Wimbledon: Britain’s world number 775 Marcus Willis qualifies for main draw 

24 Jun

Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 775, qualifies for the main draw at Wimbledon after beating Daniil Medvedev.


Travellers given Saturday deadline to leave War Memorial Park or face bailiffs 

24 Jun

Four caravans removed a bollard to access the main car park off Kenilworth Road on Thursday...


Engineering supremo says Jaguar Land Rover will still invest in Coventry after Brexit vote 

24 Jun

Company wants to expand its global headquarters at Whitley onto a 60-acre green belt site south of the A45...


EU Referendum: What about EuroMillions, Eurovision, Euro 2020 and Milky Way Magic Stars? 

24 Jun

While some people are worried about jobs and the economy, others are more concerned about more grassroots issues...


‘We’re still committed to Coventry’ – Jaguar Land Rover says it’s business as usual after Brexit vote 

24 Jun

City motoring giant insists investment decisions will not change after vote to leave European Union...


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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 ...


Andalucia 

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...


Schtum 

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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Features »

WMG researcher to pioneer development of next-generation manufacturing 

24 Jun

Dr Rebecca Cain, Associate Professor and Head of the Experiential Engineering Research Group at WMG, University of Warwick, has been selected to join the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Forum in Manufacturing ...


Review: Armaggeddon Molotov-5 unboxing 

23 Jun

I recently received a set of the newArmaggeddon Molotov-5 mobile gaming headset.


Coventry parkrun 322, 18 June 2016 

23 Jun

Volunteer heroes! Many thanks to all of this week's volunteers, without whom we couldn't have enjoyed our parkrun!: Alison Lowe, Aloysius Keighley, Andrew Hales, Andy Gandon, Andy Scruton, Andy Wilkinson, Barbara Fox, Bryan Mercer, Charles Brimble, ...


Cambridge sensor company using University of Warwick generated IP acquired by ams 

23 Jun

ams AG, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOSS), a spin-off company from Cambridge Universitys Department of ...


Caribbean photographers bring together the past and the present 

23 Jun

The Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick is hosting an exhibition of Caribbean photography; Embodied Islands.


Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind and Partially Sighted for 22nd June 2016 

22 Jun

22nd June 2016 In this week’s show  Leo reads part 2 of a story about one of Britain’s best known actresses, Sue reads an extract from ‘Up with the Lark.


Huge spike in uncertainty as EU referendum vote nears 

22 Jun

Research by Warwick Business School measuring political and economic uncertainty in the UK has found a huge spike in uncertainty as the country nears Thursdays EU referendum.


Children fail to learn value of turn-taking until age five 

22 Jun

It takes children until they are five-years-old to learn to take turns according to research from Warwick Business School academic Alicia Melis.


The fishing match ! 

22 Jun

22nd June 2016 A quick report on the annual Fishing competition organised by Mike Brookes and friends at the Square Lane pool N.


Council and businesses back new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull 

22 Jun

This week on Tuesday 21 June 2016 the leader of Solihull Council and key regional businesses came together to show their support for the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers opening in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull in September.


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Coventry City FC »

Transfers: Another Freed Sky Blue Signs League One Deal 

25 Jun

Transfers: Another Freed Sky Blue Signs League One Deal Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/06/2016 09:33:00 Oxford United snap up Aaron Martin...


Sky Blues Transfers: Experience or Youth? 

24 Jun

Sky Blues Transfers: Experience or Youth? Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/06/2016 10:33:00 Who will City go for this summer...


CCFC: Fixture Thoughts 

23 Jun

CCFC: Fixture Thoughts Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/06/2016 10:04:00 Is a NYE game necessary...


Sky Blues Draw Portsmouth in League Cup 

22 Jun

Sky Blues Draw Portsmouth in League Cup Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/06/2016 13:12:00 Home tie for City in First Round...


Watch EFL Cup R1 draw LIVE! 

22 Jun

Sky Sports has teamed up with the EFL to stream the EFL Cup first round draw live - and you can watch here for free, wherever you are.


Sky Blues Start at Swindon 

22 Jun

Sky Blues Start at Swindon Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/06/2016 11:31:00 2016/17 fixtures released...


Bolton to host Sheff Utd on opening day 

22 Jun

Bolton Wanderers are to host Sheffield United on the opening day in League One following their relegation last season.


League One fixtures 2016/17 

22 Jun

Newly-promoted Northampton welcome Fleetwood in their Sky Bet League One opener, while Sheffield United head to Bolton.


League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm 

21 Jun

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/06/2016 18:46:00 Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...


Sky Sports to stream EFL Cup draw 

21 Jun

Sky Sports has teamed up with the English Football League to stream the EFL Cup first round draw live on its platforms.


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Sport »

Last Reminder: Supporters’ Club Meeting Tonight! 

23 Jun

Last reminder, there's an important meeting of the all-new Supporters' Club tonight.


Supporters’ Club Meeting (23rd June) 

20 Jun

A quick reminder that thenewly re-formed Supporters' Club are meeting again this Thursday (23rd June).


Small Margins as it�€™s BEC by a Neck 

2 Jun

A first outing at Coundon Park since November matched Affinity against a BEC side who were having a strong league season as well as being through to the semi-final of the cup.


Mosaic Capitalise on Affinity Indecision 

2 Jun

With a freshly mown but soft pitch meaning sides would have the opportunity to play some decent football if they could get any decent space and possession.


Elim Win Without Having a Shot on Target! 

2 Jun

A return to grass for the first time in three months gave Affinity the opportunity to get back into winning ways against an Elim side they had beaten well in the cup earlier in the season.


Cov Saints Halt Affinity’s Unbeaten Run 

1 Jun

With sodden pitches still the order of the day Affinity turned to the Blue Coat 3G for the third game running.


St Johns make Affinity Sweat on the 3G 

1 Jun

A return to the Blue Coat 3G to prevent another cancellation saw St Johns hosting and giving Affinity the chance to put memories of the first half cup tie performance to rest.


Bromsgrove RFC appeal level transfer 

1 Jun

Bromsgrove RFC are appealing against the decision to level transfer following the glut of teams at level 5 from the North.


Provisional Fixtures Released 

1 Jun

The National League One provisional fixture list has now been released.


Affinity Too Good for Holy Trinity on the 3G 

1 Jun

With pitches unplayable all over Coventry the availability of the Blue Coat 3G pitch gave Affinity the opportunity to continue their good run of form against a Holy Trinity team returning to the CDCFL after a number of years away.


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Business news »

Poundland rejects proposal for a takeover 

24 Jun

STEINHOFF, the South African company considering a takeover of Poundland, has said the board of the Willenhall company has rejected its proposal.


JLR says ‘business as usual’ after EU vote 

24 Jun

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed its position within Warwickshire and Coventry after the UK voted to leave the European Union...


Chamber of Commerce offers Brexit support to Warwickshire companies 

24 Jun

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is offering companies support on the back of the referendum verdict to leave the European Union.


£11.5m portfolio deal dominated by Black Country property 

21 Jun

PROPERTY investor Custodian REIT has bought an £11.5m portfolio dominated by large industrial unit in Wolverhampton.


Tech company relocates to work on £2m driverless vehicle project 

15 Jun

A TECHNOLOGY company at the forefront of a pioneering project to develop autonomous vehicles has relocated to new premises in Coventry.


Sports fever drives demand up 30% for Coventry logistics business 

13 Jun

A COVENTRY logistics business has seen a 30% increase in orders as the UK prepares to indulge in a long summer of sport.


Business people stand tall after being honoured by the Queen 

13 Jun

THE Queen\'s Birthday Honours has recognised the work of a fashion businesswomen, a property entrepreneur and the man who is leading Coventry\'s bid to be the UK\'s capital of culture in 2021.


400 jobs to be created in Coventry 

9 Jun

SITEL, the outsourced customer care provider, is to double the people it employs in Coventry to 750.


Cyber-crime spin-out backed by specialist funder 

8 Jun

A TECHNOLOGY company spun out of Coventry University has become the latest business to receive the backing of specialist funder Mercia Fund Management.


Coventry manufacturer lands £5m export order for innovative product 

8 Jun

A COVENTRY manufacturer has landed one of its largest ever export orders.


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Drugs ring jailed for 20 years after WMP smashes dealer operation  

24 Jun

A drugs gang has been jailed for more than 20 years after their dealer operation was busted by West Midlands Police.


Body found in search for missing Coventry man 

19 Jun

A body found by police yesterday (Saturday 18 June) is believed to be that of missing Coventry man Julian Kulpa.


Mum is first West Midlands woman convicted of revenge porn  

18 Jun

A mum-of-four has become the first woman in the West Midlands convicted under revenge porn laws after sharing naked images of her former partner on social media.


Concerns grow for missing Coventry man 

16 Jun

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Coventry.


Coventry man named after street robbery death   

15 Jun

Police have named a Coventry man who died following reports of a street robbery in the city centre on Monday (13 June).


Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for Small Heath taxi robbery 

15 Jun

An armed robber who threatened and stole money from a taxi driver has been jailed for 10 years after being tracked down by West Midlands Police.


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LocalGov »

Local Performance Charity’s Summer Festival – A Dream of Midsummer 

25 Jun

Coventry based charity Unlock the Music Concert Making (UMCM) is collaborating with St.


Badly deteriorating oavement, 24th June 

24 Jun

Very uneven and deteriorating pavement outside 57 Maidavale Crescent, Styvechale.


Members Register of Interest forms for Cllr Kevin Foster – 2002 and 2015 

24 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Joel M Benjamin on 24 June 2016 .


Overgrown central hedge, 24th June 

24 Jun

Hedge has become wildly overgrown in the middle of the highway causing lorries to swerve towards parked cars and making the turning dangerous due to the lack of sight down the road.


Summer Reading Challenge 2016 

23 Jun

The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11.


Request for cctv footage 

23 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Margaret Veasey on 23 June 2016 .


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Arts & Culture »

Much Fun About Everything 

22 Jun

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 21 st June, 2016   The remarkable Oddsocks Productions brings its summer outdoors show indoors, to the Belgrade’s B2 space – a wise move given the vagaries of the weather, although I ...


Anyone for Menace? 

15 Jun

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 14 th June, 2016   This tour of Harold Pinter’s first full-length play by the excellent London Classic Theatre comes to its end in Coventry, and it’s pleasing to see a good turnout and to ...


Barnstormers 

13 May

WIPERS Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 12 th May, 2016   Ishy Din’s new play, co-produced by the Belgrade with Leicester’s Curve Theatre and Watford’s Palace Theatre, is a good fit for the B2 space.


Sharp Practice 

10 May

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 9 th May, 2016   The whodunit is a staple of the touring theatre circuit.


Homeland is where the heart is 

5 May

THE DISHONOURED Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 5 th May, 2016   This new play by Aamina Ahmad is a mature piece of writing – an impressive debut, a very impressive debut, in fact.


My Big Fat Indian Wedding 

27 Apr

BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 26 th April, 2016   Katrina is a doctor – the trouble is she’s 32 and unmarried.


Remembering when Birmingham’s best would travel to perform in Coventry 

26 Apr

Remembering when Birmingham's best would travel to perform in Coventry Pete Clemons remembers when Brummie bands of the 1960s would make the short trip down the A45 http://www.


The history of Birmingham legends ELO and their connections to Coventry 

26 Apr

The history of Birmingham legends ELO and their connections to Coventry In his 125th article for Coventry Telegraph, Pete Clemons discusses the Brummie icons http://www.


Flashback: Remembering Coventry band Jigsaw 

26 Apr

Flashback: Remembering Coventry band Jigsaw Pete Clemons on the sixties and seventies Coventry and Rugby musical outfit http://www.


From the Tic Toc to the Kasbah: A history of the Coventry nightclub 

26 Apr

From the Tic Toc to the Kasbah: A history of the Coventry nightclub Pete Clemons on the historic venue in Primrose Hill Street http://www.


Turkey Pizza Base 

15 Apr

Last week I mentioned the chicken pizza base.


The Cravats – Overground Records – 2016 

14 Apr

The Cravats – Overground Records – 2016 Anyone who has had even a vague love of punk music over the last thirty five  years will know The Cravats or, at least, be aware of their existence.


Beat off 

13 Apr

HEARTBEAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 12 th April, 2016   The much-loved TV series, a staple of Sunday night viewing for 18 years, is resurrected in the form of this touring production, a kind of extended episode featuring two members of the...


The Bread Cave 

4 Apr

Yesterday, after making the pizza base (we had regular pizza alongside the chicken base), there was some left over so I kneaded in some chilli flakes and flattened it out to make a flatbread.


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