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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 21st March 2018 

23 Mar

14th March 2018 In this week’s show: Leo has a piece about one of the war’s forgotten atrocities the President who played for Chelsea; Sue reads an article about ‘the girl with the widow’s peak’; Margaret tells us about the secret world of...

Where has the Year gone 

23 Mar

After two months working, (for the first time in three years) I am off on Holiday with my old Mucka Keith aka "The Captain".

New Year’s Eve 

23 Mar

The end of the old year and the start of something new.

Warwick contributes to new global research into low back pain 

22 Mar

Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, but too many patients receive the wrong care.

Taming of the Shrew 

21 Mar

21st March 2018 Quiet day today, the most exciting thing I did was taking my wellies off.

The IMF’s surprising interventions within Politics of Austerity debates 

21 Mar

A new book by Professor Ben Clift, Professor of Political Economy in the University of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies, explores how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) used its resources and reputation to shape ...


21 Mar

We spent Christmas Day with my sister and her family this year, and I love this photo I took of her with her boys.

Of Abandoned Staff Quarters in Public Universities 

21 Mar

Passed by new construction work inside the campus of a local University, which will remain un-named for specific reasons.

Another “spaceman” in Tesla car – Robert Llewellyn at WMG 

20 Mar

Robert Llewellyn hosted TV’s Scrapheap Challenge , starred as one of the crew of the spaceship Red Dwarf , and runs the popular ‘Fully Charged’ YouTube channel about renewable energy.

University of Warwick brings TB awareness to Coventry on World TB Day 

20 Mar

Scientists from the University of Warwick will be helping to promote an important public health message about tuberculosis (TB) this weekend in Coventry.

ABS Marketing Journals list 2018 

19 Mar

The much awaited Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide 2018 is finally out.


19 Mar

My sister rescued a little tortoiseshell cat a while ago and I took lots of photos of her on Christmas Day as we spent the day with her family.

Woodlark in North Warwickshire 

18 Mar

Sunday 18th March 2018 When the weather is bad - get out there.


17 Mar

With it snowing again today, I thought I would make a page using photos I took back on the first of March this year.

Cara Membuat Pisang Goreng Crispy Enak 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Pisang Goreng Crispy Enak - RESEP PISANG GORENG CRISPY ENAKPisang crispy merupakan salah satu cara membuat pisang goreng agar enak dan berbeda dari biasanya.

Cara Membuat Skotel Tahu Panggang Enak 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Skotel Tahu Panggang Enak - RESEP BIKIN SCHOTEL/ SKOTEL TAHU PANGGANG ENAKBahan dan Bumbu : 2 Buah (400 gram) tahu cina putih, remas kasar ½ ekor ikan peda/ teri tawar (goreng/panggang) 1 buah jagung muda, sisir 6 butir bawang merah, ...

Cara Membuat Udang Bakar Saus Kecap Enak 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Udang Bakar Saus Kecap Enak - RESEP UDANG BAKAR SAUS KECAP ENAKTidak punya stok bumbu untuk membuat udang bakar yang istimewa, olahan udang dengan bumbu kecap pun tak kalah menggugah selera.

Cara Membuat Makanan Bayi 6-12 Bulan 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Makanan Bayi 6-12 Bulan - MENU DAN RESEP MAKANAN SEHAT UNTUK BAYI 6-12 BULANTambahan makanan disela-sela pemberian ASI atau dikenal dengan MPASI sangat dianjurkan diberikan kepada bayi yang sudah berusia 6 bulan.

Cara Membuat Menu Makanan Keluarga Sehari-Hari 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Menu Makanan Keluarga Sehari-Hari - MENU MASAKANKELUARGASEHARI-HARISeorang istri atau ibu dari anak-anak memiliki peran yang sangat utama dalam mengatur menu makanan keluarga sehari-hari dikarenakan dapat berpengaruh terhadap keutuhan ...

Cara Membuat Rawon Setan Surabaya 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Rawon Setan Surabaya - RESEP RAWON SETAN DAGING SAPI KHAS SURABAYA JAWA TIMURSalah satu makanan khas nusantara ini tergolong makanan yang unik, enak dan lezat.

Cara Membuat Ikan Gurame Goreng Saus Asam Manis 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Ikan Gurame Goreng Saus Asam Manis - RESEP IKAN GURAME GORENG SAUS ASAM MANISGurame goreng dengan daging yang gurih dan lezat akan semakin spesial apabila dihidangkan dengan saus bercita rasa asam dan manis.

Cara Membuat Puding Busa Stroberi 

16 Mar

Cara Membuat Puding Busa Stroberi - RESEP PUDING BUSA STROBERI/ STRAWBERRYBahan : 100 gr strawberry 1 bks agar-agar bubuk 75 gr gula pasir 2 putih telur Saus rhum : 200 cc susu 1 kuning telur 35 gr gula pasir 100 gr maizena Sedikit rhum CARA MEMBUAT ...

Aneka Resep Nasi Tim Saring Bayi 

15 Mar

Aneka Resep Nasi Tim Saring Bayi - RESEP MAKANAN BAYI 6 BULAN KE ATAS SEHAT DENGAN ANEKA NASI TIM SARINGSetelah Bayi berusia 6 bulan dan dikenalkan dengan tekstur yang encer dan lembut seperti aneka bubur bayi, maka secara bertahap di umur 7 atau 8 ...

Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 14th March 2018 

14 Mar

14th March 2018 In this week’s show: Leo has a piece about one of the war’s forgotten atrocities the President who played for Chelsea; Sue reads an article about ‘the girl with the widow’s peak’; Margaret tells us about the secret world of...

University of Warwick inspires and informs next generation of political leaders 

14 Mar

Dr Georg Löfflmann from the University of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies was the keynote speaker at a recent conference in Mexico City held as part of the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect: Policy Incubator ...

Warwick ranked in world’s top 20 Most International Universities 

14 Mar

The University of Warwick has been named as one of the world’s top 20 Most International universities by the Times Higher education ranked 19 th overall and 7 th in the UK.

Physical Sciences Industry Day to welcome businesses to Warwick 

13 Mar

Businesses from around the country are coming to the University of Warwick to learn how they collaborate with one of the world’s leading research universities.

Award-winning WMG research makes Ford cars lighter and more efficient 

13 Mar

Ford cars could be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to a new lightweight rear suspension component, designed by the award-winning Innovate UK project Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS), involving WMG at...

Cocktail fun! 

13 Mar

On Christmas Day we had great fun making (and drinking) a good few cocktails.

Joined the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management editorial team 

13 Mar

Just wanted to share with all my readers.

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Come to Coventry: Telegraph’s open letter to Channel 4 board 

21 Dec

We write to the board of Channel 4 to explain why this city is the perfect new home for the broadcaster...

Hull shows what UK City of Culture can do for Coventry 

30 Nov

The city has benefitted enormously from being UK City of Culture 2017 and Coventry can do the same, by Angus Young, the Editor of the Hull Daily Mail...

Inside the ivory tower 

21 Nov

“I am frequently asked why so few women of colour hold leadership roles in academia – the answers lie in this book.

How UK City of Culture bid can make Coventry’s streets fun 

15 Nov

Ludic Rooms to create 'hidden moments of joy' on the streets of Coventry...

The whole region is backing Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021 

14 Nov

Coventry's UK City of Culture bid has won support from across the region...

City of Culture: Why Coventry University is backing the bid 

10 Nov

New chancellor Margaret Casely-Hayford on her role and the city's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021...

“These car drivers are just lazy” readers react to school driving ban 

8 Sep

I know how easy it is to drive and get lazy school run parents criticised on Facebook...

Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...

Combined authority investment welcomed by new mayor 

14 Jun

Coventry regeneration schemes awarded £3.7 million loan.

Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...

Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...

What are the parties offering women at the 2017 Election? 

9 May

Come and question the candidates at our hustings meeting: Coventry Women’s Voices Hustings  Tuesday 16 May, 7-9pm Committee room 3, Council House The meeting is free but please email CoventryWomen@gmail.

Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...

Breakfast, dinner and tea 

4 May

For all their blindingly obvious failings, it is still possible to feel some sympathy for arrogant career politicians forced out onto the streets and into radio and television studios to explain themselves to an unworthy and inferior electorate...

Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...


10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...


27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

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...

Home run 

27 Nov

The chances of Fidel Castro living to the ripe old age of 90 seemed rather slim given that the most powerful nation on earth has devoted considerable energy, resources and the best part of 60 years attempting to secure his removal and death...

Our man in Diego Garcia 

23 Nov

In a surprise move announced by the Foreign Office, former leader of UKIP and renown international diplomat Sir Nigel Farage, PhD, OBE, VC and bar, has been appointed as the next Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory of the Chagos ...

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The Beverley Martyn Story 

14 Mar

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The Old Grey Whistle Test 

10 Mar

The Old Grey Whistle Test By Pete Clemons Nowadays, music channels seem to be all over the place but going back to the early 1970s there were very few music programmes on TV to watch.


7 Mar

THRILLER Live Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 6 th March, 2018   This electrifying tribute show is doing the rounds and this week it’s Coventry’s turn to become reacquainted with the back catalogue of the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson.

Shannon Cooper-Garland 

28 Feb

Shannon Cooper-Garland By Pete Clemons Facebook can be the most strange of places and, at the same time, the most incredible of places.


28 Feb

SPAMALOT Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Tuesday 27 th February, 2018   We all know them, the bores who can spout reams and reams of Monty Python scripts and manage to suck all the humour of it, as if just saying the lines is enough, when what matters, ...

London Love, Wedding at the Victoria Stakes 

22 Feb

We’re back! Kicking off with our first wedding of the year in North London.

Roger Lomas – From The Sorrows to Award Winning Producer 

19 Feb

Another piece from the prolific pen of Pete Clemons - published inThe Coventry Telegraph in 2013.

The 7” single………. 

16 Feb

The 7” single……….

‘The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd 

8 Feb

'The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd by Pete Clemons ‘The Man and the Journey’ was a suite of music performed by Pink Floyd during their 1969 tour.

Gregory Bull and Friends – The Books 

3 Feb

Perdam Babylonis Nomen by Gregory Bull.

Judy Dyble – Union Chapel 

3 Feb

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28 Jan


Punk is Dead: Modernity Killed Every Night – Richard Cabut Resonance FM Interview 

21 Jan

This interview was recorded at the Resonance studio in Borough, London, mid-November 2017, but has remained unaired due to administrative difficulties.

Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly 

19 Jan

Maybe Baby by Pete Clemons One of the more enduring memories of my childhood, as far as listening to music is concerned, is that of an old 1950s style radiogram which had a good few 45s stored away in it.

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester 

12 Jan

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester by Pete Clemons When you have a band made up of Warwickshire based musicians and you go and cross a border to play a gig in a different county, it is possibly a surprise when you get a healthy ...

Looking back on 2017 

3 Jan

Looking back on 2017 By Pete Clemons If anything, the local music scene in Coventry, and surrounding area, appears to be getting stronger.

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine 

24 Dec

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine.

The Magical Mystery Tour 1967 

18 Dec

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 1967 By Pete Clemons 1967 had been a busy and creative year for The Beatles.

The Songs of Slade 

18 Dec

The Songs of Slade.

All Puns Blazing 

9 Dec

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY SISTERS B2, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 8 th December, 2017   One Christmas tradition that doesn’t get me bah-humbugging all the way home, is the Belgrade Theatre’s annual alternative production to the (...

Rocking In Silence At Blackwell Grange 

5 Dec

One of our brand new local favourite wedding venues is the delightful Blackwell Grange in Shipston-On-Stour.

Magic and Mess make for success 

2 Dec

CINDERELLA Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Friday 1 st December, 2017   Writer, director and jovial genius Iain Lauchlan is back at the Belgrade for another triumphant year with a winning pantomime that blends traditional with new elements.

Dirty Stops Outs – Coventry Music,venues and Entertainments in the 1970’s 

21 Nov

Dirty Stops Outs - Coventry Music, venues and Entertainments in the 1970's- New Book Out by Ruth Cherrington.

Robin Trower Band 

21 Nov

Robin Trower Band by Pete Clemons The fact that so much has been mentioned recently of the music from that period, I have found myself listening to a lot of releases from 1967.

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral 

17 Nov

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral By Pete Clemons Concerts in cathedrals are usually extraordinary events.

Crokodile Tears 

12 Nov

Crokodile Tears by Pete Clemons I recently spent a delightful hour or two in the company of a couple of Coventry musicians who, it is fair to say, have both been at the bedrock of a large part of the local music scene for almost forty years.

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre 

7 Nov

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre by Pete Clemons Hands up.

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