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Wolf Run proves no obstacle for Coventry Round Table 

17 Apr

The group battled the elements in the famous 10k obstacle race...

Watch: Coventry breeder’s new litter of guide dog puppies 

17 Apr

Jackie Ellison's adult dog Tanya has just given birth to a dozen adorable pups which will one day help blind people lead independent lives...

Coventry storage company go the ‘eggs-tra’ mile to support children’s therapy centre 

17 Apr

Over 140 eggs were donated to children with disabilities and special needs at Tiny Tim's Children's Centre in Coventry...

Parkgate pupils enjoy lunch with Wallace and Gromit 

17 Apr

Popular characters visit Holbrooks school and join colouring competition...

Cardinal Wiseman pupils make their own volcanic eruptions 

17 Apr

Year 8 students experiment during their studies of natural disasters...

Woodlands Academy pupils learn how the economy ticks on London trip 

17 Apr

Students visit Bank of England and London School of Economics...

VIDEO: Asking hunters about political top dogs 

17 Apr

The election priorities of those working in hunting and the countryside in a Tory heartland of south Warwickshire.

‘Common sense has prevailed!’ and 13 other reactions after Carters wins fight to stay open 

17 Apr

City bar at the Skydome survived yesterday's licensing hearing to carry on trading...

CCTV: Police search for man after Coventry council warden is racially abused 

17 Apr

Incident happened last month in Lockhurst Lane, Foleshill...

Coventry Crossroads receive grant worth thousands to support dementia carers 

17 Apr

The grant will fund a new project which aims to alleviate some stress from the responsibilities of dementia carers...

Carters Sports Bar boss thanks the Coventry public after winning fight to stay open 

17 Apr

Police wanted the venue shut but an application was refused on Thursday...

Pete Waterman delighted with model train auction 

17 Apr

Two of the Coventry pop producer's models went for £100,000 each...

Motorist killed in police car crash 

17 Apr

A man has died after his van is involved in a collision with a police car in Leicestershire...

Rolls Royce £6billion deal secures Ansty future 

17 Apr

The aero giant's base near Coventry will be involved in the deal with Dubai-based airline Emirates...

Rolls Royce wins £6.1billion deal to build engines at Ansty 

17 Apr

The aero giant's base near Coventry will be involved in the deal with Dubai-based airline Emirates...

Coventry and Warwickshire weather: Fine, bright and dry days ahead 

17 Apr

Another 10 days or so of rain-free weather though feeling cool at times in the breeze, according to Bablake Weather Station...

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City Council Funding Newsletter – April 2015 

16 Apr

April 2015 Produced by : External Funding Helpdesk, Floor 7, Civic Centre 4, Much Park Street, Coventry.

Former Coventry City player Michael McIndoe ‘bust and living on loans’ 

16 Apr

Red Button: Fall from reported playboy lifestyle tied to collapse of investment scheme now under investigation...

Buena Vista 

14 Apr

Whilst we are being mesmerised by British politicians telling massive lies, something rather significant has taken place across the pond where a man once had a plan about a canal in Panama.

Latest Scams from Trading Standards – April 2015 

13 Apr

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60 Kerseley Road – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : HH/2015/1093 Proposal: Installation of a foot way crossing for vehicular access.

Bennetts Road South/New Road – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : OUT/2015/1101 Proposal: Outline application for erection of detached bungalow on existing garden land (details of access and layout with all other matters reserved)  Revised submission of OUT/2014/4167.

1 Staircase Lane – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : HH/2015/1128 Proposal: Alterations to front elevation (bungalow) Site address: The Risings 1 Staircase Lane To view the application copy and paste the following link into your internet browser.

41b Bennetts Road North – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : FUL/2015/0667 Proposal: Change of use to a hot food takeaway (Use Class A5) and installation of fume extraction flue Site address:  41b Bennetts Road North To view the application copy and paste the following link into your internet ...

246 Hawkes Mill Lane – April 2015 

13 Apr

Reference : FUL/2015/0812 P roposal: Erection of stable block Site address:  246 Hawkes Mill Lane To view the application copy and paste the following link into your internet browser.

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Sales increase by 50 per cent when music star dies 

16 Apr

An emotive public increase a musicians records sales by more than 50 per cent following their death according to new research from Warwick Business School.

25 years ago today… 

16 Apr

we married at Holy Family church in Coventry.

New research makes it easier to understand your family tree 

16 Apr

Research from the University of Warwick is set to help genealogists better understand family history by providing a fresh insight into attitudes towards divorce, bigamy and bereavement through the ages.

Coventry Talking Newspaper-15th April 2015 

15 Apr

In this weeks show Leo reads ‘World Wars’ taken from Your Call Magazine,Sheila reads an article about the first female band leader Ivy Benson,Cliff reads an extract from ‘John George’ the dog that changed my life,Leo reads ...

One in a million – A Tribute to Cis Bolton 

15 Apr

Last week we said goodbye to a wonderful volunteer and special friend.

Warwick to host event on issue of caste in India and the UK 

15 Apr

On Tuesday 21 April, the University of Warwick will host a day-long public event to table discussions with researchers, policy makers, activists and members of the British Asian community on the subject of Spaces of Caste in India and the UK ...

Nine day festival brings social sciences the fore at Warwick 

15 Apr

The University of Warwick is offering a fascinating insight into research carried out by the Faculty of Social Sciences, at a nine-day festival next month.

University of Warwick announces new Double Masters degree with University of Waterloo 

15 Apr

The University of Warwick has announced it will be offering students a new double degree in global politics in association with the University of Waterloo, Canada.

New treatment for common digestive condition Barrett’s Oesophagus 

14 Apr

New research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of patients.

Stash Bash 

14 Apr

Nicki on UKScrappers has been providing inspiration each month to get us using our stash, and getting pages made.

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Sky Blues Plan A Surprise 

17 Apr

Sky Blues Plan A Surprise Vitalfootball:Coventry:17/04/2015 09:51:00 Bristol City versus Coventry City...

Bristol City v Coventry preview 

17 Apr

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Bristol City and Coventry City at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City v Coventry preview 

17 Apr

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Bristol City and Coventry City at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City v Coventry City 

17 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Bristol City and Coventry City (15:00 BST).

City unchanged for title shot 

17 Apr

Bristol City are likely to name an unchanged squad as they look to finish a memorable week on a high when Coventry come to Ashton Gate.

Episode 94 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

17 Apr

This week: A flat back four of Joey, Neil, Andy Powell and Dominic Jerams/Samuel tackle an unbeaten couple of matches at the Ricoh.

The Vital Book Review: George Raynor 

16 Apr

The Vital Book Review: George Raynor Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/04/2015 13:04:00 The Greatest Coach England Never Had...

Can City Upset A Promotion Party At BCFC? 

16 Apr

Can City Upset A Promotion Party At BCFC? Vitalfootball:Coventry:16/04/2015 10:19:00 Another huge game for the Sky Blues this Saturday...

Mowbray Praises City Players & Fans 

15 Apr

Mowbray Praises City Players Fans Vitalfootball:Coventry:15/04/2015 13:46:00 Boss on Oldham draw...

Holden impressed with Coventry 

15 Apr

Oldham manager Dean Holden has backed Coventry to be a force in League One next season if they can stave off relegation.

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Cowley and Venus commit future to Coventry Blaze 

16 Apr

LONG serving Great Britain forward Russell Cowley has committed his future to Blaze after putting pen-to-paper on a one-year deal with the Elite League side.

Coventry Bees taste first defeat of the season 

16 Apr

BEES suffered their first defeat of the season as Elite League defending champions Poole put on a ruthless display to come out 41-48 winners in front of a bumper crowd at Brandon.

Coventry & Mid-Warwickshire Sevens 2015. 

16 Apr

Coventry Mid Warwickshire RFU Benevolent Sevens Competition 2015 Sunday 19th April 2015 1:00 p.

Broadstreet Rugby Club Dinner & Dance. 

16 Apr

Broadstreet Rugby Club Dinner Dance.

VP Members’ Lunch 25th April 2015. 

16 Apr

Broadstreet RFC.

Chairman, Officers of the Club and General Committee Members. 

16 Apr

In accordance with the rules of the Club the Nomination forms for the positions of Club Chairman, Club Officers and General Committee members have been posted on the notice boards at both Rugby Road...

Warwickshire County Championship Fixtures 2015. 

16 Apr

Warwickshire Rugby Football Union Senior County Championship Fixtures 2015 RFU County Championship Shield.

‘Street Stride On. 

16 Apr

Having confirmed themselves as Warwickshire League Two champions with their emphatic victory over Harbury a couple of weeks beforehand, Broadstreet 3rd XV arrived at Norman Place Road for yet another...

Roussel touched on emotional return to Sky Blues 

15 Apr

FORMER Sky Blues striker Cedric Roussel admits he was taken back by the love and support of Sky Blues fans on his first return to the city since leaving back in 2001.

Ronan O'Gara 10/2/2013 

15 Apr

THE MAN who has helped coached the likes of Irish superstars Ronan O'Gara and Jonny Sexton will join Wasps next season as the club's new kicking coach.

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Business news »

City Briefs: Sprue Aegis; Goodwin; HomeServe 

16 Apr

Ex-Synectics chief is new Sprue NEDCOVENTRY-based Sprue Aegis, one of Europe\'s leading home safety products suppliers, has announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director.

MTC pledges to boost apprenticeship rates 

15 Apr

COVENTRYS Manufacturing Technology Centre has signed up to a new initiative aimed at boosting the number of apprentices employed in British industry.

Wates secures £5.6m contract in Coventry 

15 Apr

HOUSEBUILDER Wates Living Space has secured a £5.6m contract to provide 50 new homes in Coventry.

Poundland boss says 99p Stores deal could be in jeopardy 

13 Apr

THE chief executive of Black Country-based one-price retailer Poundland has said the company has not ruled out the possibility of pulling out of plans to acquire rival 99p Stores.

Arrowsmith selected for pioneering new aerospace work 

10 Apr

A COVENTRY aerospace supplier is creating new engineering jobs and safeguarding existing roles after receiving new research and development funding.

City Briefs: UK Mail; Victoria; LightwaveRF; Balfour Beatty 

9 Apr

New hub almost ready for UK MailUK Mail has said plans to relocate to its new Coventry hub are progressing to schedule and the process should begin on May 1.

C&W businesses remain confident, survey suggests 

9 Apr

COVENTRY and Warwickshire businesses continue to show increased confidence in the economy, according to the results of a new business poll.

Jobs joy as Willenhall manufacturing firm gets nod to expand 

8 Apr

A manufacturing firm in Willenhall will expand its factory and offices after plans poised to safeguard jobs and create new roles were approved.

Nasmyth Group to target aerospace sector from new US base 

8 Apr

MANUFACTURER Nasmyth Group is to open a North American regional headquarters in California to support its growing customer base there.

Back to school for Deeley for £7.5m job 

7 Apr

COVENTRY contractor Deeley Construction has been appointed to create a £7.5m hall at Warwick School.

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Two men arrested in Coventry raids 

16 Apr

Two men arrested in Coventry raids Two men have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods following morning raids in Coventry by detectives probing a local burglary spike.

Adrian’s award 

25 Mar

Watch Commander Adrian Hutt became Coventry's latest Good Citizen when he was presented with an award by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan.

Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

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Image issued following phone theft at Coventry station 

6 Mar

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Appeal to find missing Ozi Akerele 

1 Mar

Appeal to find missing Ozi Akerele Coventry police have released CCTV of Ozi's last known movements after he left friends at the Iglu club in Spon Street around 3.30am.

Mother of missing Ozi Akerele makes plea for help to find her son 

1 Mar

Mother of missing Ozi Akerele makes plea for help to find her son The mother of missing Coventry student Ozeivo Akerele has issued a heartfelt appeal for information which could lead to finding her son.

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Free Breeze led bike ride for women – Withybrook Wander 

19 Apr

A 15 mile led ride ideal for those wanting a weekend ride and a bit more of a challenge...

List of Roads 

17 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to James Carter on 17 April 2015 .

Self- harm suicide and depression in children whilst under social services 

16 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by S.

Independant school placements 

16 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Amanda peel on 16 April 2015 .

Traffic accident cctv coverage Whitley Island roundabout 14/04/2015 

16 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to robert laurie on 16 April 2015 .

The Story of Children’s TV – new primary school workshops at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum 

16 Apr

New cross-curricular workshops for primary schools at the Herbert.

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Mist Opportunity 

16 Apr

THE MIST IN THE MIRROR Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 15 th April, 2015   Oldham Coliseum is touring this adaptation of a Susan Hill novel in a bid to recreate the atmosphere and no doubt the lucrative success of the long-(still!)-running ...

Scientist Meets The Roots Radics – Selena Records – 1981 

2 Apr

Jah Army / Flabba Is Wild / Some Dub / Whip Them / Fighting Radics Kill The Devils Wife / Jah Is Love / Wa Di Is Free / Best Dub On Ya / Forward Dis Ya Dub Here is scratchy old record that I have pulled out for today, I actually wanted to share the...

Kin Dread 

1 Apr

BLOOD Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 31 st April, 2015   The blood of the title refers in the main to family – as in ‘blood is thicker than water’ (a saying that’s never made complete sense to me.

Charting the Rich Musical History of Warwick University – Pete Clemons 

30 Mar

It's been a while since we had a Pete Clemons post on here but pete is back in fine form looking at the musical history of Warwick University for the Coventry Telegraph.

Toxic Grafity: Reflections on Self-hood and Revolution 

14 Mar

14th February, 2015 I write this on a significant date.


25 Feb

It's been an extremely busy few weeks chez Watson.

Not Just Bits Of Paper – Greg Bull / Mickey ‘Penguin’ – Part 1 – Pictures Of Pain re-release – All The Madmen records 

22 Feb

Not Just Bits Of Paper – Greg Bull / Mickey ‘Penguin’ – ISBN: 9781505703382 “We have our own words, scrawled on bits of paper smudged with some grimy hope.

Golden Oldies 

12 Feb

FOREVER YOUNG Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Wednesday 11 th February, 2015   Set in the common room of a retirement home, this musical comedy adapted from the German original, has a cast of elderly characters, portrayed by much younger actors – a...

Days out and Evenings In 

8 Feb

It's been a few days since a blog post again, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy - far from it.

Burial Plot 

27 Jan

DEAD SIMPLE Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 26 th January 2015 Shaun McKenna’s adaptation of the Peter James novel keeps the twisty-turny plot to the fore, which is as it should be in a story of this type.

Getting Through 

25 Jan

Despite my promises to blog more often, I have allowed a week to pass without a post.

Ha! Ha! Funny Polis – Groucho Marxist Records – 1981 / Quango – First World Problem Records – 2013 

18 Jan

Defiant Pose – Fight / Urban Enemies – Who Do You Hate? The Fegs – Mill Street Law And Order / X.

Peace at Last 

17 Jan

Lazy Saturday nap time, so I've got a few minutes to sit down and update my blog in peace and quiet.

The Primitives – Coventry band 

15 Jan

First main Pete Clemons article for the Coventry Telegraph in 2015, this time remembering the 80's hit band The Primitives who reformed.

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