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Coventry Oktoberfest welcomes 3,000 guests in first few days 

29 Aug

Organisers are also expecting a busy Saturday and Sunday as people make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend ...

Golden Dragon named as Coventry’s best takeaway 

29 Aug

Reviewers on Just Eat have named the Foleshill takeaway as the number one outlet ...

Myton Hospice’s Love Letters video unveiled to public at film festival 

29 Aug

The video tells the story of Lily who asked a Myton nurse to read the love letters written by her late husband Albert ...

Appeal over castle glamping plan 

29 Aug

The owners of Warwick Castle appeal after a council rejected plans to put a permanent "glamping" site in its grounds.

Government rejects calls to intervene in £3.4 million Ricoh Arena rail station ‘farce’ 

29 Aug

The Department for Transport says it will not put pressure on train operator to provide an enhanced matchday service.

Recap: Rush-hour news, travel and sport from Coventry and Warwickshire 

28 Aug

Coventry and Warwickshire area news plus weather, traffic and sport on Friday, August 28 ...

The Empire strikes back! Coventry’s newest music venue set to host its first event 

28 Aug

The highly anticipated music venue will be hosting their first event on Saturday ...

Look: Insomnia 55 is up and running at the Ricoh Arena 

28 Aug

The huge video game festival will run at the Coventry arena until Bank Holiday Monday ...

Coventry firm club together to raise funds for homeless project 

28 Aug

The local estate agents handed over a 1,200 donation to Coventry Cyrenians ...

Going the extra 100k for Macmillan 

28 Aug

Coventry based systems advisor to walk 100km for Macmillan Cancer SupportAvid baker and keen cyclist Vicky Mather, a systems officer with Help to Buy Midlands, will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime on Saturday 29th August.

Lecturer sent student child porn 

28 Aug

A lecturer exchanged images of child abuse with a student at Coventry University, a court hears.

Coventry Magistrates Court: Man jailed for driving while nearly five times over the limit 

28 Aug

Cases before Coventry Magistrates Court on August 6...

Travellers leave Stoke Heath park after council serves eviction notice 

28 Aug

Illegal travellers camp was at Morris Common in Stoke Heath...

Car driven into building society 

28 Aug

A car was smashed through the window of a building society in an attempted robbery, police say.

Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Sunny Saturday best day of Bank Holiday weekend 

28 Aug

Rain threatens on Sunday, according to Bablake Weather Station ...

Look: Car smashes through window of Coventry Building Society branch during robbery 

28 Aug

Warwickshire Police has confirmed the incident was related to a robbery.

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27 Aug

It is sickening to realise that we have evolved into a species that finds it acceptable to exploit violent death for profit.

Review criminal courts charge now 

25 Aug

Campaign for an urgent review of the Criminal Courts Charge launched.

Call for review of the criminal courts charge 

24 Aug

Campaign for an urgent review of the Criminal Courts Charge launched.

Dame Goodyvers Daye – Godiva Sisters 

21 Aug

Would love to have you with us to share our  Dame Goodyvers Daye, Godiva Sisters Friday 11th September 11.00am meet at Lady Godiva Statue Follow our procession from Broadgate, with colourful hand made textured banners, to performance at Cathedral / ...

Scam Alerts 12th August 2015 

16 Aug

Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 12 August 2015 Door to door mattresses sellers Yet again, we have received reports that rogue mattress sellers are back in the City.

New from Friends of Sherbourne River 

16 Aug

Here are some plans for various projects, especially around Charterhouse, Lake view, city centre and the Spon End area from an organisation called Friends of Sherbourne River.

4.000 Funding Opportunities 

16 Aug

New and improved funding database Open4Community  is the new user friendly database that has replaced GRANT Net and has been specifically designed to allow organisations in Coventry to conduct their own online grants search.

Scam Alerts August 2915 

4 Aug

Scam Alerts from Coventry Trading Standards – 3 August 2015 In this issue: Rugby World Cup 2015 – Bogus Tickets Warning Puppy Scam Warning Warning to business customers of Yell.

Hakuna Matata 

2 Aug

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification...

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If only… 

29 Aug

My nephew visited us last summer when we were looking after a litter of abandoned kittens awaiting owners.

Key text – read this! 

27 Aug

Hunt, L.

Dying star suffers ‘irregular heartbeats’ 

27 Aug

Some dying stars suffer from irregular heartbeats, research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has discovered.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the blind and partially sighted 

26 Aug

 Coventry Talking Newspaper recorded on 26th August 2015 In this weeks show Leo reads a article about a remarkable Indian Prince, Hugh reads an extract from The Weather Experiment written by Peter Moore,  Sue reads part 2 of “Henry’s ...

Wednesday 26th August 

26 Aug

It was a bit bleak this morning more like October than August but I enjoyed it.

Dying star suffers ‘irregular heartbeats’ 

26 Aug

Some dying stars suffer from irregular heartbeats, research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has discovered.

‘Targeted punishments’ against countries could tackle climate change 

26 Aug

Targeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has found.

‘Targeted punishments’ against countries could tackle climate change 

26 Aug

Targeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has found.

A father close to tears, clutching his children as they reach safety: one moment in the migration story that might provoke an emotional response 

25 Aug

Pictures may convey a lot, but often they need words for people to make sense of them.

Not formative or summative, but illuminative 

25 Aug

I fancy myself as one of the illuminati: shining a light and letting my students decide for themselves how to interpret what glows from the shadows.

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L1 round-up: Walsall at summit 

29 Aug

Walsall moved to the top of Sky Bet League One and deepened Blackpool's woes with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Bloomfield Road.

Coventry v Southend preview 

29 Aug

Coventry are without James Maddison for Monday night's visit of Southend after the youngster was ruled out until January with an ankle injury.

Can City Make It A Ricoh Hat-Trick? 

29 Aug

Can City Make It A Ricoh Hat-Trick? Vitalfootball:Coventry:29/08/2015 09:14:00 Sky Blues look for three out of three at home...

James Maddison missing for Coventry City 

29 Aug

Coventry are without James Maddison for Monday night's visit of Southend after the youngster was ruled out until January with an ankle injury.

Coventry City v Southend United 

28 Aug

Coventry City v Southend United Vitalfootball:Coventry:28/08/2015 11:36:00 Coventry City return to the Ricoh Arena on Monday evening for their rescheduled League One clash with Southend United.

Episode 101 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

27 Aug

The Niis are about a bit tired after 5 games in 2 weeks but that doesn’t put the dampeners on what turned out to be a late night recording session.

City Fans Still Travelling In Large Numbers 

27 Aug

City Fans Still Travelling In Large Numbers Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/08/2015 15:52:00 1,440 Burton Albion tickets sold...

FL72 Podcast 

27 Aug

Teddy Sheringham, Chris Wood and Justin Edinburgh are among the guests for this week's FL72 Podcast from Sky Sports.

This Weekend In League One 

27 Aug

This Weekend In League One Vitalfootball:Coventry:27/08/2015 08:39:00 11 fixtures before Sky Blues on Monday...

Who Will Replace City’s Injured Stars? 

26 Aug

Who Will Replace City's Injured Stars? Vitalfootball:Coventry:26/08/2015 18:45:00 Murphy and Thomas in the frame for Monday night...

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Want To Play – Don’t Delay – Contact Danny Today. 

26 Aug

Dust off those boots.

Manor Park RFC up next…… 

26 Aug

The pre-season fixtures continue with a game against Manor Park.

Trinity Giants are back! 

26 Aug

Welcome back after the Summer break...

Family Fun Day at Broadstreet RFC 

23 Aug

Bank Holiday Monday Family Fun Day at Broadstreet RFC 31st August 2015 from 12pm to 5pm.

Don’t Delay – Contact Danny Today. 

22 Aug

Dust off those boots.

Playing Kit Sale At The Street. 

20 Aug

Big sale on the shop stock over the next few Sundays to be held in the Bar every week.

News From Loper About Playing Kit. 

19 Aug

Guys, Big sale on the shop stock over the next few Sundays to be held in the Bar every week.

Jim Bambrick RIP. 

19 Aug

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Jim Bambrick at the beginning of August.

Wasps To Hold Open Training Session At Broadstreet Rugby Club. 

18 Aug

Wasps will be holding an open training session at Broadstreet Rugby Club, Coventry, between 2.30pm-3.30pm on 21 August, en route to the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at the Ricoh Arena.

Pre-season friendly matches begin 

15 Aug

It's nearly here - rugby season! The first pre-season friendly is in just one week.

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Business news »

Administrators called in after collapse of Coventry printing firm 

27 Aug

ADMINISTRATORS have been called in to a Coventry printing firm, threatening the jobs of 10 people.

Pent up demand in Coventry sees return of speculative development 

26 Aug

THE start of work on a new speculative commercial development in Coventry is being heralded as a tangible sign of returning prosperity.

MTC robot project closes in on improving manufacturing precision 

25 Aug

THE Metrology Assisted Robotic Automation (MARA) project at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre has solved a long-standing manufacturing problem with robotic accuracy, it has been sugge...

Electronics manufacturer poised for fresh expansion 

17 Aug

A WARWICKSHIRE electronics manufacturer is targeting continued growth after capitalising on a finance package from the Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust.

Consultancy business Rhead Group sold to engineering firm in £36m deal 

17 Aug

COVENTRY-based professional services consultancy Rhead Group has been acquired by engineering company Costain group in a £36m deal.

Jaguar Land Rover’s overseas expansion good for Coventry and Warwickshire says LEP 

13 Aug

A DECISION by Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new manufacturing facility in Slovakia will complement rather than impact its UK heartland, a business leader has said.

Lecturer in entrepreneurship takes a leaf out of his own book 

13 Aug

A LECTURER in entrepreneurship at Coventry University has taken a leaf out of his own book.

Keep eyes on combined authority prize, C&W businesses told 

13 Aug

BUSINESS leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire believe the region should keep its eyes on the prize when it comes to combined authorities.

Property agents updated on Friargate progress 

12 Aug

PROPERTY agents from across the Midlands have been updated on the progress of Coventrys transformational Friargate regeneration scheme.

Advanced Propulsion Centre names new CEO 

11 Aug

THE Coventry-based Advanced Propulsion Centre has confirmed the appointment of its new CEO.

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76-year-old model rescued by Coventry Magpies 

25 Aug

Officers have successfully worked ‘in tandem’ with a married couple to return a prized bicycle that was stolen from a Coventry church.

Police probe Coventry attack on pals 

20 Aug

Three men who attacked two pals as they walked home from a night out are being sought by Coventry Police.

Family pay tribute to daughter killed crossing the road 

20 Aug

The family of a woman tragically killed as she crossed a Coventry road have thanked the public for the support shown to them.

Appeal after woman dies in Coventry collision 

18 Aug

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision which took place last night in Coventry.

Back in time…stolen pocket watches returned thanks to Coventry Police 

13 Aug

A pensioner from a small Oxfordshire town has been reunited with his lifelong collection of over 100 pocket watches thanks to a partnership between Coventry Police and a local business.

Good Samaritan who came to aid of Coventry teenager urged to come forward 

10 Aug

Police are appealing to a Good Samaritan to come forward after he came to the aid of a teenager who had been approached by a man in a silver car in Coventry over the weekend.

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Fun Day and picnic 

31 Aug

Come and celebrate the centenary of the pavilion in Spencer Park.

Broken manhole cover, 28th August 

28 Aug

The manhole cover between 15 and 17 Glendower avenue is broken in half and the hole is open.

Council's illegal disclosure of it's personal information regarding the public of Coventry 

27 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Glyn Davies on 27 August 2015 .

Multiple large potholes – Charter Avenue, 26th August 

26 Aug

Several (8 or 9) potholes in right hand lane of carriageway between Phantom Coach pub and entrance to cemetery.

Fixed penalty notices for dog fouling 

26 Aug

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Peter D Williams on 26 August 2015 .

Coventry joins with councils up and down the country to say ‘thank you seafarers’ on Merchant Navy Day, 3 September 

26 Aug

On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, Coventry City Council will fly the Red Ensign outside the Council House to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

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Arts & Culture »

Anarka And Poppy – The lost All The Madmen recordings – 1984 / This Bitter Lesson – The Value Of Defiance – 1982 / Crass – The final interview Dial House – 1984 / Blyth Power – Meanwhile Gardens – 1986 

29 Aug

Anarka And Poppy – The lost All The Madmen recordings – 1984 In January 2015, Louise from the band Hysteria Ward contacted me to ask if I was interested in a load of stuff in a box.

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.

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