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Music for midsummer from “UMCM -Unlock the Music Concert Making” 

24 Jun

A concert featuring a variety of music from the genres of classical, folk and musicals.


Circus spectacular set for Godiva Festival 

22 Jun

Coventry’s Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.


Howes Primary School wins Regional Sports Award for inspirational Deaf Tennis Club 

22 Jun

A city primary school has scooped a PE prize for its tennis club for deaf and hearing impaired pupils.


UK’s largest connected and self-driving vehicle project ready for city streets 

22 Jun

The UK’s first collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.


The Dene River Jazzmen perform at Allesley Hall as part of the Bands in the Park 2017. 

22 Jun

Week three of Coventry City Council's summer Bands in the Park sees the Dene River Jazzmen playing in the rear garden of Allesley Hall on Sunday 25 June and is FREE to attend.


The Big Bang Fair West Midlands 

22 Jun

The Big Bang Fair Regional Events EngineeringUK launched The Big Bang in 2009 in partnership with the UK’s major science and engineering bodies.


Leading ska and comedy acts named as Godiva Festival reveals the rest of its 2017 line up 

21 Jun

Godiva Festival can new reveal the rest of its 2017 line up.


Finsbury Park attack and reporting hate crime 

19 Jun

Statement following the senseless attack on innocent people near Finsbury Park Mosque.


Bands in the Park 2017 special event to celebrate International Music Day 

19 Jun

This Wednesday, 21 June, sees an extra Bands in the Park 2017 event taking place in the War Memorial Park to celebrate International Music Day.


Coventry politicians seek assurances over high rise blocks in the city 

19 Jun

Leading politicians across Coventry have met with the chief executive and senior technical managers from WM Housing Group.


The Big Lunch 2017 

18 Jun

An opportunity to come together as a community and share lunch, conversation and fun in the stunning Charterhouse garden (weather permitting!) - It is going to be HOT.


THORIA live 

17 Jun

Local rock heroes THORIA slug out a new set before going into studio to record new LP.


Coventry politicians seek assurances over high rise blocks in the city 

16 Jun

Leading politicians across Coventry have met with the chief executive and senior technical managers from WM Housing Group which has 17,000 houses across Coventry.


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FixMyStreet »

Dumped rubbish blocking water way, 18th June 

18 Jun

Fly tipping in masseys club on broad lane.


Potholes banner lane, 18th June 

18 Jun

Road has sunk and started to crumble on banner lane in bus stop area near petrol Station end coming up the hill.


Bricks, building material, loose bricks nails sticking out of skip, 15th June 

15 Jun

Health hazard by school nails sticking out of skip, loose bricks on road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 75 Strathmore Avenue, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


2nd pot hole, 14th June 

14 Jun

A 2nd pot hole within 2 metres of another one that has been reported Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 89 Drayton Crescent, Eastern Green Report on FixMyStreet...


Pot hole, 14th June 

14 Jun

Pot hole needs filling.


Rubbish by the side of 31 queen Margaret’s road canley is attracting rats, 13th June 

13 Jun

The rubbish has been there for months and looks like it is getting worse Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 39 Queen Margarets Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Holes back again, 13th June 

13 Jun

Heading towards tollbar the hole is back in the slow lane near the start of the garage slip round and there is another a few metres before it.


Has been abandoned for 6 months, residence carpark, 13th June 

13 Jun

The car a Honda Civic has been dumped for over 6 months.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • All local authorities will feel the consequences of the Grenfell fire | David Walker
    22 Jun 17
    Why did Kensington and Chelsea, seen in Whitehall and more widely as a safe of pair of hands, handle the crisis so badly? Grenfell Tower has dealt a severe blow to the reputation of local government. It will hit the devolution agenda, reform…
  • Keeping our communities safe
    22 Jun 17
    Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, comments: It’s been a very difficult few weeks for local government as for the country as a whole. We have had three fatal terrorist attacks and the horrific loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire…
  • Aphorism 173
    21 Jun 17
    Don’t have a digital strategy, execute your strategy digitally Jørgen vig Knudstorp, quoted by Janet Hughes Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page
  • Breaking in a new generation of public speakers
    21 Jun 17
    Creative writer Lucy Carey discusses a new peer-led initiative we’ve been developing at GDS to usher more women towards the podium – Break into Public Speaking.
  • The government responded swiftly to 7/7. What went wrong at Grenfell Tower? | Melanie Henwood
    21 Jun 17
    All emergency situations are different, but the response to the tower block fire has exposed huge failings in both central and local government Since the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower there has been mounting criticism of the government…
  • Grenfell Tower is a terrible betrayal of human rights | Leilani Farha
    21 Jun 17
    The tragic fire remains a symbol of what has gone wrong in housing for poor people, despite my warnings to the UK government not to ignore human rights In 2013 my predecessor, Raquel Rolnik, the UN-appointed special rapporteur on the right…
  • Progress on digital government 'painfully slow'
    20 Jun 17
    A new report argues the digitisation of government and public services is happening too slowly in the UK. Published today by the Institute for Government, Improving the management of digital government says that appointing a minister responsible…
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    20 Jun 17
    At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call …
  • Why I swapped the global for the local
    20 Jun 17
    This week, Richard Nelmes joined the NLGN team as Head of Network, following almost a decade at the United Nations Association. The United Nations is a global body of 193 countries that was created with the express purpose of preventing a …
  • Strategic writing, strategic reading
    19 Jun 17
    Things have been a bit quiet round here for a while. The list of posts which have been started continues to lengthen. The list of posts which have been finished and published remains rather stuck. One reason for that is that I have been spending…



NHS »

Cancer cells detected more accurately in hospital with artificial intelligence 

9 May

University of Warwick press release about a joint research with UHCW...


Warwick to conduct breakthrough research on oral cancers in Pakistan 

7 Oct

University of Warwick press release about a joint research with UHCW...


Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease 

12 May

University of Warwick press release about a joint study with UHCW...


UHCW colleagues offer condolences on the passing of former Chair Phil Townshend 

16 Oct

Condolences are being offered to the friends and family of former UHCW Chair Phil Townshend.


NHS local now known as Locally Healthy 

14 Mar

This article was originally published on the Digital Life Sciences Website on Monday, 10 March 2014 NHS local, the digital service that enables people to compare healthcare and manage their health, has a new name and a new home.


Nora bows out after four decades on the ward! 

30 Dec

It's going to be New Year, new life for Nurse Nora Horsley who is retiring after 44 years of working for the NHS.


September Trust Board moved 

13 Sep

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust's September's Trust Board has moved.


Keogh Mortality Review published following five-month investigation 

16 Jul

Following five months of visits and investigation into 14 NHS trusts with high death rates, NHS England Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh has today published his Mortality Review (Tuesday 16 July 2013).


NHS local to attend launch of West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network & Clinical Senate 

25 Jun

On Thursday, 27 June 2013, leading healthcare professionals from across the West Midlands will be gathering together in Bromsgrove for the official launch event of the West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network, and the Clinical Senate.


Sides from Designed to Deliver 

23 Apr

The Designed to Deliver conference, which shared the learning and outcomes from the authorisation of the West Midlands LETB, took place at the Birmingham Novotel on Broad Street on Thursday, 18 April 2013.


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FOI »

Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

22 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mr Wilde on 22 June 2017 .


Average 1998 and 1999 Council Housing Rent For a 2 Bedroom House Per Week in Poole Road, Radford 

16 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to CCCBS on 16 June 2017 .


Permanent Recruitment 

16 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Ian Smith on 16 June 2017 .


Cashless Parking Statistics 

16 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Lisa Boonin on 16 June 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

15 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Doug Paulley on 15 June 2017 .


Traffic Enforcement Order and Bus Lane Camera on Hales Street 

13 Jun

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by K Brown on 13 June 2017 .


Council DoLS Service Provision. 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to A.


Permanent Staffing 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Sarah Clarke on 13 June 2017 .


Adoption Allowanxe 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to A.


Average 1998 and 1999 Council Housing Rent For a 2 Bedroom House Per Week in Poole Road, Radford 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to CCCBS on 13 June 2017 .


CCTV request Barras Lane 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Lee Walsh on 13 June 2017 .


CCTV request Barras Lane 

12 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Lee Walsh on 12 June 2017 .


Average 1998 and 1999 Council Housing Rent For a 2 Bedroom House Per Week in Poole Road, Radford 

12 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by CCCBS on 12 June 2017 .


Moving costs to new council house. 

12 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Luciano Giampaglia on 12 June 2017 .


List of building / lands sold 

12 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Luciano Giampaglia on 12 June 2017 .


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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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