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Godiva Festival Saturday Rhythm Tent line-up revealed 

16 Aug

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.


Coventry’s A-Level students celebrate success 

16 Aug

Coventry’s sixth formers are celebrating their A-Level results today with 97.4% of students achieving an A*-E grade, in line with national results.


50th Coventry Donkey Derby 

16 Aug

Have you a memory to share of your first time at a Coventry Donkey Derby Charities Fair...


Milestone-marking manufacturer completes six-figure investment 

8 Aug

A Warwickshire precision manufacturing company, which is marking 40 years in business, has completed a £700,000 investment drive.


Get Set for Coventry Sports Week 

6 Aug

Coventry city centre will be transformed this summer with a variety of activity zones for a week of sport, physical activities, events and display performances as part of Coventry Sports Week 2018.


Godiva Festival given South Asian flavour 

6 Aug

Coventry’s Godiva Festival will be treated to some of the best South Asian music artists from the UK and beyond as part of the build-up to UK City of Culture 2021.


Last Chance Coventry Ferret Rescue Family FunDay 

5 Aug

This is our first funday for our our Ferret Rescue.


Coventry hero to be recognised for courage in Thailand Cave Rescue 

2 Aug

A former Coventry firefighter who was instrumental in in rescuing 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand is to be honoured by his home city.


Godiva Festival confirms Cradle of Filth to headline Rock Tent 

2 Aug

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the notorious extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth, will headline its Rock Tent on Friday 31 August.


Four popular local artists return to the Godiva Festival bill as part of 20th anniversary celebrations! 

2 Aug

Four local artists are set to take to the stage at Godiva Festival this year, in recognition of their appearances over the 20 years of the annual event.


City’s new social workers start at innovative academy 

2 Aug

The first 13 newly qualified social workers (NQSW) have taken their places in Coventry City Council’s innovative Social Work Academy.


New games area opens at city park 

1 Aug

A new outdoor sports provision has been opened at Holbrooks Park.


Speed cameras proposal 

1 Aug

New safety measures to tackle speeding drivers are proposed for two major routes in the city.


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FixMyStreet »

Street signage over grown by weeds/ hedges, 14th August 

14 Aug

Street signage cannot be seen due to overgrown weeds/bushes.


Pile of rubbish, 14th August 

14 Aug

Big pile of rubbish outside 76 Humber Av.


Repeated dog fouling- Stanway, Mickleton and Huntingdon Roads, 14th August 

14 Aug

There is repeated dog fouling in the cut throughs linking Stanway Road, Mickleton Road and Huntingdon Road.


Overgrown trees and garden, 14th August 

14 Aug

This man's garden is really bad, the overgrown trees and bushes have broken the wall in his garden, and his trees are blocking the access to the alleyway behind are houses.


Damage to wall, 13th August 

13 Aug

Police log 2259 of 13/08/18, stolen vehicle has collided with the wall in signet square.


Tanning shop Earldon CV5 – just visiting, 13th August 

13 Aug

“I’m just waitin’ so I can park on a double yella, for a bit, on a dangerous corner...


Abandoned IKEA shopping trolley, 13th August 

13 Aug

Spotted this IKEA shopping trolley in wooded area on corner of courtleet and frankplerge roads, near to pedestrian entrance to London road cemetery Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 49 Courtleet...


Flytipping, rubbish, rats, 11th August 

11 Aug

Constant flytipping on Newdigate Road, underneath a sign saying a Warning of a council fine, nothing has ever been done , there's also a camera but nothing ever been done, then you go down to the bottom to the fast food outlet, Pizza, Hat...


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LocalGov blogs »
  • England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began
    17 Aug 18
    ONS figures also show an overall increase in recorded crime to 5.5m offences The number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall, according to Ministry of Justice figures. …
  • Far-right terrorist caught with bomb-making kit is jailed
    16 Aug 18
    Scottish court gives Peter Morgan 12-year sentence for Terrorism Act convictions A far-right terrorist who was caught with bomb-making equipment and neo-Nazi material has been jailed by a Scottish court for 12 years. Peter Morgan, 35, from…
  • British police chiefs pledge to fight sexual harassment in forces
    16 Aug 18
    Survey of police staff has revealed incidents of touching, leering and sexual coercion Police chiefs have pledged to tackle sexual harassment among staff after a study revealed incidents of inappropriate touching, leering and pressuring colleagues…
  • A persistently high demand for children’s services
    16 Aug 18
    The demand pressures on children’s services have been rising up the policy agenda. There have been repeated calls to the government to allocate more resources to supporting children’s services. The LGA, National Children’s Bureau, the Children…
  • Fostering a cross-government service design community
    13 Aug 18
    There are around 50 service designers currently working across government. Here’s how we set up our community to talk about our work, share ideas and spot opportunities for collaboration – and how you join in.



NHS »

Midwife becomes first non-medical member of staff to get an externally funded PhD Research 

10 Aug

Angela is a research midwife and is the proud mummy of a little girl who died from childhood cancer.


Catherine up for major national award 

8 Aug

A trained nurse who’s been educating nursing and medical staff at University Hospital in Coventry for almost 20 years has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.


World Embryologist Day: the story of Joanne and Brad 

25 Jul

They say that good things come to those who wait.


CEO celebrates NHS70 with cards from local school 

20 Jul

CEO Andy Hardy received NHS 70th birthday cards this week from a local school.


UHCW NHS Trust welcomes the public to its AGM 

12 Jul

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is inviting patients and members of the public to find out more about their local hospitals at its Annual General Meeting (AGM).


NHS 70 – Sign of the times 

6 Jul

It’s been fantastic this week to look back at all the achievements in the NHS over the last 70 years.


NHS 70: Unsung Heroes – Ted 

6 Jul

This is Ted.


NHS70: Leslie and Errol 

2 Jul

UHCW is proud to employ people from all over the world, and for husband and wife Leslie and Errol, who are both based at University Hospital, it’s also a family affair.


NHS 70: Unsung Heroes – Roger 

28 Jun

Roger has a special reason for volunteering at University Hospital.


UNSUNG HEROES – NHS 70 STORIES – ROGER 

28 Jun

Roger has a special reason for volunteering at University Hospital.


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FOI »

Parking systems enquiry 

16 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to E.


Parking systems enquiry 

15 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by E.


Residential Property 

14 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to S Evans on 14 August 2018 .


Residential Property 

14 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by S Evans on 14 August 2018 .


Central market / Royal Asset Management 

13 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Jessica Moore on 13 August 2018 .


Freedom of Information request – Conservation Area Advisory Panel Information 

13 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Ian Harvey on 13 August 2018 .


Council Estates in Coventry and Security companies which operate cctv cameras in these estates 

13 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Nahom YY on 13 August 2018 .


Central market / Royal Asset Management 

12 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Jessica Moore on 12 August 2018 .


Council Estates in Coventry and Security companies which operate cctv cameras in these estates 

11 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Nahom YY on 11 August 2018 .


Freedom of Information request – Conservation Area Advisory Panel Information 

10 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Ian Harvey on 10 August 2018 .


Organisation Chart for Highways & Transport 

7 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Paul Fellowes on 7 August 2018 .


EHC needs assessment related templates 

6 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Ann Cooper on 6 August 2018 .


EHC needs assessment related templates 

6 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Ann Cooper on 6 August 2018 .


Centenary Field War memorial park 

3 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Mr E Keogh on 3 August 2018 .


Centenary Field War memorial park 

1 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mr E Keogh on 1 August 2018 .


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Westminster »

Income Tax | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

21 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to treat carried interest profits on investment fund income as liable for income tax.


Unmanned Air Vehicles | Ministry of Defence | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the use of unmanned remotely piloted aircraft systems as part of future UK defence capability; and if he will make a statement.


Small Businesses: Certification Quality Marks | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect on small businesses of them meeting CE marking requirements on their products; and if he will make a statement.


Diabetes: Health Education | Department of Health | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on diabetes awareness advertisements in each of the last five years.


Diabetes: Health Services | Department of Health | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of nationwide diabetes treatment and prevention strategies; and if he will make a statement.


Employment and Support Allowance | Department for Work and Pensions | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the financial statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8 July 2015, Official Report, column 334, what the value will be of the new funding to provide additional support...


Housing: Shortages | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2015 to Question 5507, what recent representations he has received from local authorities on shortages in (a) social and (b) private housing...


Motor Vehicles: Innovation | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2015 to Question 5101, what representations his Department has received from automotive manufacturers on the future rollout of autonomous vehicles on UK roads.


Electric Vehicles | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2015 to Question 5102, what funding his Department plans to make available to promote the construction of charging points for electric cars over the next five years...


Motor Vehicles: Exports | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent representations he has received from automotive manufacturers on promoting UK automotive exports.


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