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Coventry Ring Road’s 40th anniversary song video gives public a chance to shine during filming 

28 Aug

2-Tone legend Neville Staple joins BBC CWR for filiming as members of the public star in pop video...


Live: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

28 Aug

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus all the weather, traffic and sport as it happens on Thursday August 28...


Man jailed for attack outside Coventry lap dancing club 

28 Aug

29-year-old man from Binley gets eight months for assault outside Club Heat...


The loss that led Coventry woman to stand up to cancer 

28 Aug

Annie Mitchell, 28, joins Cancer Research UK in battle against disease...


Watch: Shoppers star in Coventry Ring Road’s 40th anniversary video 

28 Aug

2-Tone legend Neville Staple joins BBC CWR for filiming as members of the public perform in pop video...


Bad eyesight drivers lose licences 

27 Aug

Hundreds of West Midlands drivers had their licences revoked due to poor eyesight, with numbers nearly doubling in three years, DVLA figures show.


Replay: News and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

27 Aug

Coventry and Warwickshire news plus all the weather, traffic and sport as it happened on Wednesday August 27...


Look: Huge queues as eager Sky Blues fans get hands on Ricoh Arena season tickets 

27 Aug

Excitement builds ahead of Gillingham game - but some dedicated supporters face long wait...


Bedworth man to appear in court accused of being in charge of out-of-control dog 

27 Aug

58-year-old faces three charges after allegations two children were attacked...


Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls backs Vicky Fowler’s bid to become Nuneaton’s next MP 

27 Aug

Senior Labour figure supports 23-year-old as he visits engineering firm Nuneaton Precisions...


Caught on camera: police plea after attack in Coventry city centre pub 

27 Aug

Alleged assault happened at Spon Gate pub on July 6...


Longest-serving Warwickshire police dog calls it a day after 10 years 

27 Aug

Springer spaniel Jake has sniffed out drugs, guns and cash during his distinguished career...


Longest-serving Warwickshirepolice dog calls it a day after 10 years 

27 Aug

Springer spaniel Jake has sniffed out drugs, guns and cash during his distinguished career...


Look: Coventry connection with Back to the Future iconic sports car 

27 Aug

As Delorean DMC-12 memories are revived at a 35th anniversary event we look back to when its manufacturer's head office was based in the city...


Force’s longest serving dog retires 

27 Aug

An "almost deaf" Springer Spaniel will retire from Warwickshire Police after 10 years' service and more than 500 finds.


Plan to charge families to use water feature at Coventry’s War Memorial Park is dropped 

27 Aug

£1 charge idea sparked anger among parents who complained it should be free...


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Comment »

Kev’s Column: Sticks and Stones? 

22 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at proposals to create a specific Criminal Offence of Domestic Abuse.


Kev’s Column: Let’s Stick Together 

15 Aug

Every week Kevin publishes his very own “Kev’s Column” online, this week he takes a look at the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum.


Deepening like a coastal shelf 

15 Aug

Of all the important things taught at seats of learning both great and small, how to be a parent stands little chance of being included on the curriculum...


More Real Jobs Mean A Brighter Future. 

13 Aug

Kevin Foster, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Torbay, has today (Wednesday 13th August 2014) welcomed figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Torquay and Paignton has fallen again.


Red Button: ‘Hammy’ dives into Coventry pool closure debate 

11 Aug

Also, Northampton Town in a race to have Sixfields ready for Coventry City's game against Cardiff...


Coventry Family Information Service 

10 Aug

Coventry Family Information Service is a Government initiative that works under Section 12 of the Children Act 2006, ‘Duty to Provide Information’.


Kev’s Column: Back to Iraq? 

9 Aug

Every week I publish my very own “Kev’s Column” On line.


Red Button: High-flying Coventry jobs guru hits a little turbulence in her own career 

8 Aug

Warwickshire College Principal Mariane Cavalli quits amid controversy over spending £500,000 with education consultants Gazelle Global, of which she is a director...


Over-promoted, incapable, incompetent 

6 Aug

Enjoying yet another holiday in Portugal pointing at fish, David Cameron will be delighted that Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has picked her moment to jump overboard just as the nets of moral outrage snag the truly awful coalition government...


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Features »

Family Time 

28 Aug

It's rare I can get a decent photo of my 3 kids all together looking reasonable, without anyone pulling a silly face.


Coventry Talking Newspaper-27th August 2014 

27 Aug

In this weeks show, Leo concludes the article about the fledgling WW1 air force, Edwina continues her trip along memory lane, Leo reads an article about Coventry’s German born Lord Mayor, Joe Elliot, “Mr Coventry” continues his talk...


Wednesday 27th August 

27 Aug

Took a walk around this evening and a 1st winter Little Gull and a Spotted Flycatcher made the trip worthwhile.


Dementia and the NHS – a personal experience. 

27 Aug

I might have mentioned Mum’s persistent cough in previous posts.


Draycote Water this Morning – Wood Sandpiper & Whinchat – 27th August 2014 

27 Aug

Wood Sandpiper At the end of Toft Bank, I stopped to try and get some images of the Dabchicks and young.


Draycote Water – 27th August 2014 

27 Aug

Arrived at Draycote Water this morning before the gate had (officially) opened, meaning a wait until someone came along with the gate code,enabling me to sneak through before it closed again.


Tips Melakukan Perawatan Spa Mewah di Rumah 

27 Aug

Tips Melakukan Perawatan Spa Mewah di Rumah- Tidak perlu harus ke salon atau hotel untuk mendapatkan perawatan spa.


Gamblers are greedy bird-brains 

27 Aug

Gamblers show the same tendencies as pigeons when they make risky decisions, new research has shown.


Frustrated :( 

27 Aug

So proud of how I’ve been doing recently, been running like clockwork every other day, building up bit by bit.


Quentin Bryce receives first Alliance honorary doctorate 

27 Aug

The former Australian Governor-General the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO has received the first joint honorary doctorate from the Monash Warwick Alliance .


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Coventry City FC »

Episode 72 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

28 Aug

This week: It’s season ticket central as the Niis prepare for life as proper football fans again.


Will City Target Impress Against Sky Blues? 

26 Aug

Will City Target Impress Against Sky Blues? Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/08/2014 21:10:00 Smith set to start for Swindon...


CCFC: Under-21′s Impress 

25 Aug

CCFC: Under-21's Impress Vitalfootball:Coventry:25/08/2014 20:42:00 Sky Blues draw with Blades...


Jim’s column 23.8.14 

25 Aug

Two more overseas-born players have already made their debuts in a Sky Blue shirt this season.


MK Dons 0 – 0 Coventry City 

25 Aug

The post MK Dons 0 – 0 Coventry City appeared first on Sky Blues Blog .


Weekend Reaction: Pressley on Point 

24 Aug

Weekend Reaction: Pressley on Point Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/08/2014 21:36:00 MK Dons 0 Coventry City 0...


Stats: MK Dons v Coventry City 

23 Aug

Stats: MK Dons v Coventry City Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/08/2014 20:43:00 All the stats from MK Dons (0) vs (0) Coventry City, Stadium MK, 23 August 2014, 15:00 Att: 10,600...


Robinson frustrated by draw

23 Aug

Karl Robinson felt his in-form MK Dons side did enough to beat Coventry after being held to a frustrating goalless stalemate.


Robinson frustrated by draw 

23 Aug

Karl Robinson felt his in-form MK Dons side did enough to beat Coventry after being held to a frustrating goalless stalemate.


Coventry hold MK Dons 

23 Aug

Coventry extended their unbeaten run to three matches after a 0-0 draw with MK Dons at Stadium:mk as Ryan Allsop starred in goal.


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Sport »

Anyone Out There That Danny’s Forgotten? 

27 Aug

Even though there's the likelihood of good numbers turning up and playing on Saturday against Newbold RFC, Danny's fretting in case he's inadvertently forgotten someone.


Coventry star Charley Gregory set for bright future 

27 Aug

THE FUTURE is bright for Charley Gregory after the Coventry youngster took the Under-12s title at the Nike Junior National Tennis Championships.


Coventry skaters set for Sheffield showdown 

27 Aug

SIX SKATERS from Coventry are vying for British Figure Skating Championships qualification points in Sheffield this week.


Sian Rainsley delighted with silver at Youth Olympics 

27 Aug

ALLESLEY triathlon starlet Sian Rainsley followed her top ten finish with a silver medal in the mixed relay event at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.


Steven Pressley pleased with point at MK Dons 

27 Aug

A BLANK stalemate away at MK Dons was considered a valuable point on the road for the Sky Blues according to manager Steven Pressley.


Coventry City Ladies experience tough opener at Sheffield 

27 Aug

THE VISIT to Sheffield LFC was expected to be a close affair for Coventry City Ladies on the opening day of the season.


Sphinx progress after Kirby Muxloe win 

27 Aug

SPHINX moved up to fifth in the Midland Football League Premier Division table thanks to a 2-0 home win over Kirby Muxloe.


Coventry Bees notch consecutive wins at Lakeside 

27 Aug

BEES boss Gary Havelock ran out of superlatives to describe back-to-back wins over Lakeside in the Elite League.


Car Boot Sale In Coventry And Warwickshire. 

26 Aug

Due To Popular Demand, Car Boot Sale Dates for 2014.


The Perfect Preparation for Winter Cross-Country Season 

25 Aug

According to organisers, the choice is yours: Have the perfect start to Winter Cross-Country Racing or simply have an enjoyable time in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside.


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Business news »

Latest deal for Rigby Group as it buys Capital Air Charter 

27 Aug

Coventry Airport owner continues acquisition trail with deal for air ambulance and private flight operator...


Latest deal for Rigby Group as it buys Capital Air Charter 

27 Aug

Coventry Airport owner continues acquisition trail with deal for air ambulance and private flight operator...


More Coventry & Warwickshire firms look to grow exports 

26 Aug

COMPANIES across Coventry and Warwickshire are grasping the exporting nettle with more looking to expand their overseas trade, according to new figures from the areas chamber of commerce.


Willenhall transport firm Aspray24 in expansion talks 

25 Aug

A top transport firm in Willenhall is set to expand and create more jobs.


£1m roadworks programme begins to improve access to Birmingham Airport 

22 Aug

A THREE-MONTH programme of road works to widen the A45 (Coventry Road) westbound carriageway into Birmingham Airport begins today (Tuesday).


Kennametal is latest recruit to Manufacturing Technology Centre 

22 Aug

GLOBAL industrial technology group, Kennametal, has become the latest business to set up an operation at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.


Coventry & Warks LEP hails JLR for basing new technical centre at Ryton 

22 Aug

THE decision by Jaguar Land Rover to base the technical centre of its new Special Vehicle Operation division in Coventry has been hailed by the areas Local Enterprise Partnership.


Persimmon commits to £32m Coventry housing scheme 

21 Aug

HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon has committed to a new £32m housing development in Coventry.


NEW: Coventry City heading back to the Ricoh 

21 Aug

COVENTRY Citys exile from playing home games in its own city will soon be at an end.


Bowls helps put region on map 

20 Aug

Sophie Howe, mid-Warwickshire branch chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce...


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Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


Appeal for information after theft of passenger’s property from train – Coventry 

22 Aug

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a passenger’s luggage from a train at Coventry railway station.


Industrial action 

8 Aug

Update issued at 2.05pm Saturday 9 August: This lunchtime’s two-hour strike by firefighters ended at 2pm.


CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


CCTV image released as investigation continues into theft of cycle from train – Canley 

25 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the theft of a bicycle from a train as it arrived at Canley railway station.


Firefighters’ strikes 

11 Jul

Update issued at 8.05am Monday 14 July: During this morning's two-hour strike by firefighters, which ended at 8am, we had 13 fire engines and one Brigade Response Vehicle available to deploy.


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LocalGov »

Julia O’Connell – Artist Talk 

29 Aug

Come and listen to Julia O'Connell talk about her work.


Bikes come in to Land 

27 Aug

Land Registry staff in Coventry are getting out and about by bike thanks to a grant from Cycle Coventry.


Libraries to launch Coventry’s ‘Big City Read’ campaign 

26 Aug

Coventry Libraries and Information Service is hoping to get as many people as they can to talk about the same book with a chance to meet the author, come up with alternative endings and get together to share the love of a good read.


Back to School Fun 

26 Aug

The holiday is nearly over and it's almost time for school.


No Game For Girls – 1917 Football Match Event 

25 Aug

A special WW1 reconstruction ladies football match event celebrating ladies football in WW1 Coventry with vintage fair and entertainments...


Traffic light red bulb broken, 24th August 

24 Aug

As per photo and title Report on FixMyStreet...


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Arts & Culture »

Part 1 – Buffalo Bar – London – 29/08/13 – Silent Scream 

19 Aug

Part 1 – The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London, N1 – 29/08/13 August 2013 – The month of much practising and some considerable movement for the newly resurrected band from, ahem, many many moons past, Part 1.


Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers 

9 Aug

Once again, the latest article by Pete Clemons for Coventry Telegraph taking us back to the early 60's with Bob Tempest and the Buccaneers ...


Fun Wedding Band Photos 

6 Aug

In all our performances at weddings up and down the country we meet a variety of excellent wedding photographers.


School’s Out For The Summer 

2 Aug

The School House in Weeford isn’t quite the throw back to your youth you might expect – a lovely wedding venue situated in rolling West Midlands landscapes, without a hint of the headmaster’s office! Being close to the M6 toll, the ...


Rocking Out At Wethele Manor! 

1 Aug

A stones throw away from our Coventry home, the idyllic Wethele Manor, Leamington Spa was the setting for the wedding of Mr Mrs Boswell.


Dub Syndicate – ONU Sound Records – 1982 

30 Jul

Pounding Systems / Hi – Fi Gets A Pounding Part 1 2 / African Head Charge Don’t Care About Space Invader Machines Part 1 2 / Fringe On Top Dub Humourless Journalist Works To Rules / 10K At 0VU – 60 HZ – Mind Boggles / ...


Boogarins Playing in Coventry 

29 Jul

Young Brazilian pop-psych -rock band  Boogarins begin the final leg of a world tour supporting their debut LP, As Plantas Que Curam The tour began in March at SXSW and has taken them all across the US, UK and Europe, including stops at Austin Psych ...


Pete Fij and TERRY Bickers Play Coventry 

22 Jul

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers – you may well ask who the heck are they? Well … Pete Fij (alkowski) used to be in bands called Adorable and Polak.


The Captain’s Summer Ball – Aston Wood Golf Club 

19 Jul

It’s always a pleasure driving up to a great golf course.


Roye Albrighton – Interview on his Coventry Days 

18 Jul

Roye Albrighton of Nektar and other bands like Rainbow and the Peeps got in touch with his site and and I passed him along to Pete Clemons who interviewed him on his early Coventry days.


Shameless KYPP advertising section 

11 Jul

Flowers In The Dustbin released a 12″ record on All The Madmen records in 1984 and a cassette only release on Rob Challice’s cassette label 96 Tapes again in 1984.


Godiva Festival 2014 

6 Jul

Once again Coventry’s Godiva festival has attracted massive crowds with just over 125,000 visits through the park.


Air Guitars At The Ready! 

5 Jul

Last Saturdays venue has quickly become one of our favourites here at the CoverUps with just a 10 minute drive home for some of the band! Not only that but when we arrived, load in was a breeze; the staff were approachable and friendly and the venue ...


The Call of the Cotswolds 

5 Jul

Cotswolds’ Character As The CoverUps, we have the privilege to travel all over England doing what we love; playing great music and ensuring our client’s special days end on high notes.


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