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It wasn’t you then! £100,000 Lottery ticket bought in Coventry goes unclaimed 

24 Feb

No-one came forward to claim the life-changing prize before the six-month deadline ended...

Courts: Pair smashed windows and kitchen cupboards at Coventry home 

24 Feb

Cases heard by Coventry magistrates on January 27...

The 9 things Coventry needs to be the best city on the planet 

24 Feb

Theme park? Yes please...

Blind judge sworn in to convict Coventry’s criminals 

24 Feb

The Queen has appointed Dr Fayyaz Afzal OBE...

This alarm has blared for THREE WEEKS – and sleep-deprived neighbours are fed up 

24 Feb

No-one knows how to get inside to turn it off...

Premiership: Wasps v Gloucester 

24 Feb

Team news as Wasps host Gloucester in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Ricoh Arena (13:00 GMT).

This Coventry cafe asks applicants to work 40 unpaid hours – with no guarantee of a job 

24 Feb

Mooboo is under fire from campaigners...

This cafe asks applicants to work 40 unpaid hours – with no guarantee of a job 

24 Feb

Mooboo is under fire from campaigners...

Police confirm extra patrols after crimewave in Coventry 

24 Feb

More coppers are now on patrol in the Woodlands ward...

Tattooed fascist locked up over violent refugee protest 

24 Feb

Thomas Law is among 40 people to have now been sentenced after violence in Dover...

This child rapist is on the run – he needs catching 

24 Feb

Ransford Buabeng has evaded justice after being convicted in his absence...

Former Sky Blues captain backs fan takeover of club 

24 Feb

Sky Blue Trust have asked for opinions on the idea...

Teen yobs who went on rampage at McDonalds tried to return despite police being called 

24 Feb

The schoolkids caused chaos at the fast food restaurant...

This Coventry child rapist is on the run – he needs catching 

24 Feb

Ransford Buabeng has evaded justice after being convicted in his absence...

Tesco stands by decision to force Big Issue seller into wind and rain 

24 Feb

She was banned from standing outside...

West Midlands: Three things you wanted to know 

24 Feb

You have been using Your Questions to ask about the West Midlands.

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Staff training course now online 

23 Feb

New, bespoke ‘help for students’ module for university staff developed.

Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...

Constant sorrow 

20 Jan

In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...

Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...

Annus horribilis 

30 Dec

There are and will be many eloquent eulogies, obituaries and retrospectives of those who breathed their last during 2016 and although some might find the deification of dead celebrities somewhat mawkish, this years` harvest of notable souls has been ...

Ministry of Magic 

18 Dec

Of all the government departments labouring away in the dark recesses of Whitehall, none is more expert at artifice, trickery and prestidigitation than the secretive Ministry of Magic...

Rogue One 

14 Dec

When something outrageous or provocative is broadcast on television or radio, there is a simple solution that could avoid a dangerous increase in blood pressure, impotent fury and a desire to hit the domestic appliance with an unusually heavy object.

Never mind Christmas Eve boxes – why advent calendars of presents are the real scourge of Christmas 

5 Dec

Some kids are getting presents - not chocolate - in their advent calendar...

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Warwick World Music Group presents unique celebration of international music 

23 Feb

Students from the University of Warwick are presenting a globally unique spectacle of world music on Sunday 26 Feb in the Warwick Arts Centre.

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the blind & partially sighted for 22nd February 2017 

22 Feb

22nd February 2017 In this week’s show Alan reads the first part of ‘All in a days work’,  Leo reads about the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo, Sue continues her interview with musician Matthew Horsepool, Sheila reads a piece about ‘...

360 Lecture Series: The World Federation of Exchanges: global research for global challenges 

22 Feb

Dr Stefano Alderighi, Senior Research Economist at the World Federation of Exchanges, to provide a guest lecture on Thursday, 2 March 2017...

Red Velvet 

22 Feb

My husband and I both wore red velvet on New Year's Eve; not by design, but a pure fluke.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios win RIBA Competition to design University of Warwick’s new Faculty of Arts 

21 Feb

Following a design competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the University of Warwick has selected Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) to design a new multi-million pound purpose-built building for the Faculty of Arts.

British Council entrepreneurial prize awarded to Warwick grad 

21 Feb

A University of Warwick graduate has scooped a top prize at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2017 in Hong Kong.

The Peoples History of the NHS Rugby Roadshow 23 Feb 

21 Feb

A team of historians from the University of Warwick have been touring the country to gather peoples first hand experiences and attitudes towards the National Health Service and they need your stories.

New week – new birds 

20 Feb

Monday 20th February 2017 After a pretty inactive weekend I felt the need for a bit of a walk.

18th & 19th February 2017 

20 Feb

We had a choice go join the throngs in Lincs for the Bluethroat or stick looking local!! Local won the day we headed over to Abbey Fields on the Sat to see if the Whooper Swans were still present,no sign to top it off got a puncture so had to ...

12th February 2017 

20 Feb

With the weather being poor over the weekend we again stayed pretty local just mooching but a trip over to Moseley to Swanshurst Park for the 1st Winter Iceland Gull brightened the weekend for us! A bitterly cold dull day a 2hr wait for the bird to ...

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Coventry City FC »

Stuart Beavon and Charles Vernam in contention for Coventry 

24 Feb

Coventry could welcome back Stuart Beavon and Charles Vernam as the bottom side aim to build on a rare win against fellow strugglers Swindon.

Stuart Beavon and Charles Vernam in contention for Coventry 

24 Feb

Coventry could welcome back Stuart Beavon and Charles Vernam as the bottom side aim to build on a rare win against fellow strugglers Swindon.

Coventry v Swindon preview 

24 Feb

Coventry could welcome back Stuart Beavon and Charles Vernam as the bottom side aim to build on a rare win against fellow strugglers Swindon.

City Defender ‘Can Play Higher’ 

24 Feb

City Defender 'Can Play Higher' Vitalfootball:Coventry:24/02/2017 08:55:00 Turnbull praised by Swindon head coach...

Swindon Struggling For Goals and Form 

23 Feb

Swindon Struggling For Goals and Form Vitalfootball:Coventry:23/02/2017 21:17:00 Another battle at the bottom for the Sky Blues this Saturday...

Episode 142 – The Nii Lamptey Show 

22 Feb

Dider Drogba – 104 PL Goals.

From The Frying Pan To The Fire For New Blackburn Boss! 

22 Feb

From The Frying Pan To The Fire For New Blackburn Boss! Vitalfootball:Coventry:22/02/2017 19:57:00 Mowbray takes on Ewood Park challenge...

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17) 

21 Feb

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17) Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/02/2017 16:23:00 Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

The Non-League Scene 

20 Feb

The Non-League Scene Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/02/2017 21:53:00 What's been happening around the area...

Football League – Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates 

20 Feb

Football League - Fixture Day 2017/18 Key Dates Vitalfootball:Coventry:20/02/2017 21:39:00 The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21...

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14 Feb

It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you of the death of KIM TABERER 1955 - 2017 - AGE 61 Incredible is the only word to describe Kim, who passed away on Saturday 11th February in Georgetown, ...

Plymouth 33 – 24 Coventry 

13 Feb

The scoreline looks worse than the performance merits.

Junior and Mini’s Update 

9 Feb

Rugby St Andrews RFC this week...

Home win awarded to Birmingham Exiles RFC 

9 Feb

A player shortage hampers the Guild...

Join the 200 Club! 

5 Feb

The 200 Club is a way of supporting your club with the possibility of a monthly prize...

Birmingham bound again 

5 Feb

Trinity Guild RFC face Birmingham Exiles again this coming Saturday...

A gentle reminder… 

4 Feb

Subs for the Juniors and the Mini's are now outstanding.

A busy Sunday for the Mini’s 

3 Feb

Pinley RFC visit Rowley Road this week...

No fixture this week for the Trinity Guild RFC 

1 Feb

A free weekend to enjoy the Six Nations...

Coventry 35 – 27 Esher 

31 Jan

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but I rather enjoyed this game.

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Business news »

Mortgages boost profits by almost 11% at Coventry Building Society 

24 Feb

Profits have risen almost 11% for Coventry Building Society, aided by a record growth in mortgages.

Opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire to be explored 

22 Feb

Growth opportunities in Coventry and Warwickshire will be discussed by a business audience in April.

North Warwickshire facing chronic shortage of employment land 

21 Feb

Parts of Warwickshire face a stark shortage of employment land which will impact on the potential to create jobs in the area in the future, business leaders have warned.

Growth opportunities across Coventry and Warwickshire 

21 Feb

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Manufacturer expands Indian supply chain after seeing demand double 

20 Feb

A Coventry manufacturing group is expanding its Anglo-Indian supply chain after seeing demand double.

Business organisations mount united front on Industrial Strategy 

20 Feb

Three key business organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire have joined forces to allow the regions firms to feedback to Government on its Industrial Strategy.

Wasps out to sting the opposition after securing new JLR deal 

17 Feb

A Coventry sports team has secured a new sponsorship deal from one of the citys best known businesses.

Electronics giant signs up to MTC 

16 Feb

A leading electronics company has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, near Coventry.

West Midlands CBI reveals new vice chairman 

15 Feb

The CBI in the West Midlands has appointed a leading Coventry businessman as its new West Midlands vice-chairman.

LEP chairman stays on – despite getting on his bike 

13 Feb

The chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed to extend his term of office by a further 12 months.

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Appeal for information following football disorder at Coventry game 

18 Feb

Police have released the images of five men suspected of being involved in a disorder during the Coventry City and Sheffield United football game in December.

Woman (79) in hospital after bag snatch – help us catch callous thief 

15 Feb

A pensioner has been left bruised, battered and facing a lengthy hospital stay after a cold-hearted bag thief attacked her in a Coventry street.

Police appeal for help to find missing man 

15 Feb

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old patient who went missing from University Hospital in Coventry yesterday afternoon.

Tough stance against knife crime as two teenagers locked-up 

9 Feb

West Midlands Police has reiterated it will push for strong prison sentences against anyone caught carrying knives − a warning that comes after two teens were locked-up for more than 20 years for a knife attack in a park.

Police officer jailed for road rage lies 

8 Feb

A West Midlands Police officer has been jailed for lying about his part in a road rage incident – and convincing a pal to provide a false alibi.

Coventry pair jailed for human trafficking and sexual offences 

3 Feb

Two Coventry men have been jailed for 14 years for human trafficking and facilitating Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) as well as sexual assault on two teenage girls.

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Tree fallen across path ‘Storm Doris’ Baginton, 24th February 

24 Feb

Tree, approx.

Dumped freezer, 23rd February 

23 Feb

At the pedestrian crossing on Radford rd coventry opposite social club there has been a freezer dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 129 Radford Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

You have not fixed our pavements by the brook on Alderminster Road for over 40 years. I have gone over so many times on my ankle in the dark, I now have problems as it has weakened my ankle. I have complained about this problem many times to counsellors but they two have ignored the problem. We have two homes for the elderly using these pavements and it’s just not good enough after all this time they are still nit fixed. You take your life in your hands walking along Unicorn Lane, it’s a disgrace. So something g needs to be done or I will go to a solicitor about my ankles. Why do we pay rates as you do very very little for this area,, 22nd February 

22 Feb

See what I have typed above in the summary Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 68 Alderminster Road, Eastern Green Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly tipping, 22nd February 

22 Feb

Fly tipped bed on far gosford street.

Bed dumped, 22nd February 

22 Feb

Mattress and bed dumped outside shawarama king Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Humber Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...

Council Tax Liability Orders (prescribed forms omitted since 2003) 

22 Feb

Response by Coventry City Council to mary glister on 22 February 2017 .

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Arts & Culture »

Stuff and Nonsense 

22 Feb

The Quite Remarkable Adventures of THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 21 st February, 2017   Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem was the springboard for a book by former Python Eric Idle.

Big Big Train 

13 Feb

Big Big Train By Pete Clemons - another article written for but unpublished by the Coventry Telegraph.

Syd Arthur 

13 Feb

Syd Arthur by Pete Clemons (another recent article earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph but unpublished by them) syd Arthur Not a Coventry band but one of Pete Clemon's many articles for the Coventry paper.

Many Wrongs Make a Right 

24 Jan

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Monday 23 rd January, 2017   Those of us involved in live performance in any way will have stories to tell, usually for comic effect, about moments on stage that have gone awry: a prop that wasn...

Dark – Round the Edges – Review by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan

Dark - Round the Edges - Review by Pete Clemons A Kenilworth record shop recently acquired a copy of one of the rarest pieces of vinyl currently out there.

Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 

21 Jan

PINK FLOYD - The Early Years 1965-1972 By Pete Clemons Fans of Pink Floyd will, no doubt, already be aware that during July 2016 it was announced that a major new work.

European Bands by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan

Pete Clemons - Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph, it's looking unlikely that the newspaper will be publishing anymore of Pete's articles,which is a shame but Pete has send a few that were earmarked for the paper - and this is the first - on ...

The CoverUps 4-Piece Male Lead – Adam! 

18 Jan

Check out this short clip of our male lead vocalist singing a favorite dance floor filler, Dynamite by Taio Cruz! If you want to see the full video, hop on over to our videos page where you can also see videos of all of our lineups...

Indian Summer – New Album 

9 Jan

This Pete Clemons article in 2 parts so it is readbable! Original album 1971 Record Collector Indian Summer album http://shop.

Pete Clemons Looks back on 2016 

9 Jan

Pete Clemons with another article for the Coventry Telegraph...

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson Telegraph contributor analyses an incredible turn of fortunes for iconic musician.

Pete Clemons on how rock’n’roll impacted Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on how rock'n'roll impacted Coventry Telegraph contributor delves into the history of the musical genre in our city.

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones Telegraph contributor discusses the legendary band 40 years on from their self-titled debut.

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry 

8 Jan

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry The Clash famously played at the ‘Lanch’ along with The Sex Pistols.

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