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Caludon Castle Park clean up 

20 Aug

Wyken Waste Warriors - come and help us clean up the park.


City shows its support for the people of Barcelona 

18 Aug

Coventry’s Lord Mayor and Council Leader are writing to the Mayor of Barcelona on behalf of the people of Coventry to send our deepest condolences to the people of, and visitors to Barcelona.


City’s sixth formers celebrate A-Level results 

17 Aug

Coventry’s sixth formers are celebrating their A-Level results today with 98% of students achieving an A*-E grade, in line with national levels.


Changes to the way we collect your bins 

17 Aug

From mid-September we will be changing the way we collect your bins.


Scratch the Surface – DIALOGUE 2017: A Mental Health Arts Festival – ‘celebrating the provocative and vanguard’ 

17 Aug

From 30 September to 10 October, Collective//Pod presents 'Scratch the Surface - DIALOGUE 2017".


Local carpentry apprentice enhances career on Amazon construction site 

17 Aug

A local apprentice is furthering his construction career on the new Amazon building at Lyons Park as part of a Council apprenticeship initiative.


Acoustica play in Allesley Hall rear garden this Sunday 20 August 

16 Aug

Bands in the Park 2017 returns to Allesley Hall rear garden this Sunday 20 August with the “new to Bands in the Parks” performers Acoustica performing classic tracks in an unplugged style.


Broadgate hosts the Farmers’ Market this Friday 18 August. 

16 Aug

The Farmers’ Market returns to Broadgate in Coventry city centre this Friday 18 August and is always popular with shoppers and visitors that are hoping to experience the very best fresh local produce.


The Big Moon to play live at Central Library 

16 Aug

London’s all girl indie band, The Big Moon, will be playing at Central Library this September as part of the Get It Loud in Libraries project.


Cycling festival this Sunday 

16 Aug

Try out different bikes, pedal your own smoothie and try out cycle speedway are some of the free activities at Coventry Cycling Festival this Sunday.


Cycling festival this Saturday 

16 Aug

Try out different bikes, pedal your own smoothie and try out cycle speedway are some of the free activities at Coventry Cycling Festival this Saturday.


Sports in city centre attract hundreds to take part 

15 Aug

Coventry’s Sports Week has been a major success once again this year as hundreds of people stopped by to take part in the activities.


Theatre signs 25 year lease 

15 Aug

The curtain has lifted on renovation work at one of Coventry’s oldest theatres now its long-term future has been secured.


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FixMyStreet »

Derelict garages, 18th August 

18 Aug

Site of derelict garages.


Car left off road on railway bridge between Newcombel Road and Westwood Road, 18th August 

18 Aug

Car has been here for at least 3 weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Been parked for 8 days same spot restricting access an parking items left behind, 17th August 

17 Aug

Been using area as a garage, car smoking bad last time had to close window due to fumes an revving car.


Huge pothole in far lane of Birmingham bound carriageway, 14th August 

14 Aug

There is a huge pot hole in the road , it is just by the Porsche garage in the far lane of the carriageway, as you get onto the a45 towards Birmingham This causes issues for motorists that have to move over to let others onto the carriageway...


Perfectly good paving slabs recently replaced with tarmac. where the traffic calming chiayne joins the pavement there is now large puddle when it rains – problem is when its winter this will be dangerous ice ……., 13th August 

13 Aug

Uneven surface ( outside 230-232 ) will lead to dangerous ice...


Sunk drain, 12th August 

12 Aug

There is a sunken drain here, just whitnessed an older gentleman trip here and fall, lucky he was ok.


Second worst speed humps in the city, 12th August 

12 Aug

Many times I've scraped the bottom of my car on these mini mountains, can you look at reducing the height and unevenness please, otherwise if I find my car damaged as a result I will be claiming for substantial damages to my vehicle.


Dangerous Steps, 12th August 

12 Aug

Two of the slabs that form the steps leading to and from the subway have become detached making a serious health and safety hazard.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    18 Aug 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 …
  • The international series: Local government in France
    18 Aug 17
    French government is stereotypically synonymous with strong centralisation and hierarchical structure . This means a comparatively weaker role for local authorities, with France ranked as the 13th least decentralised in the OECD with regards…
  • What I wish I could tell my boss: 'You take money from people who have the least'
    18 Aug 17
    The local government worker: you enjoy a fat salary as vulnerable members of our communities face crisis You don’t understand that our work is hard. You ask us to deliver complex services, yet our work is undermined by budget cuts. Waiting…
  • A customs deal is necessary but not sufficient for frictionless trade
    16 Aug 17
    A deal on customs is important to reducing post-Brexit trade friction, but a new paper from the Institute for Government argues that is only half the story.
  • Open procurement for a digital government
    16 Aug 17
    On 11 September, we’ll be hosting an event to look into how we can open up procurement for a digital government. Find out how to take part.
  • Viewpoint: Local authorities getting Living Wage accreditation encourages local employers to do the same
    16 Aug 17
    A recent guide to the London Living wage highlights the link between local authorities with Living Wage accreditation and a greater number of local employers paying the London Living Wage, Alice Woudhuysen explains.
  • The world's challenges can't be solved by so-called heroic leaders
    16 Aug 17
    Individualistic leaders such as Donald Trump are utterly misguided – global problems can be solved only through shared, collective leadership John Bryson and Barbara Crosby are co-authors of Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public …
  • From burgers to breaded mackerel: how Croydon is fighting the fat
    15 Aug 17
    On one of London’s unhealthiest high streets one in four children is obese, but now the council has stepped in The high street in New Addington, south Croydon is one of the unhealthiest in London. Dotted between a launderette and a betting…
  • All in a day’s work…Councillor Margaret Lishman, Burnley Borough Council
    15 Aug 17
    Over the rest of the summer we are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role. Councillor Margaret Lishman is a Liberal Democrat councillor in Burnley. She is the council’s Dementia…
  • Quarterly missions: a new way of working
    14 Aug 17
    As we’ve done since the beginning of GOV.UK, teams will continue to work in an agile way. However, work is now organised into quarter-long missions, each with a specific goal.
  • Take your #cityhallselfie!
    14 Aug 17
    Tomorrow is #CityHallSelfie day! ELGL – an American local government association – have been celebrating the public sector in this light-hearted way and this year we thought we would join in the fun. Kirsten Wyatt of ELGL explains how it all…
  • Local government services to start using GOV.UK Notify
    14 Aug 17
    GOV.UK Notify – the government’s digital communications platform – is fast becoming established in central government. We’re now ready to start offering Notify to local government.



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 »

Litter Statistics 

18 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Samantha Davey on 18 August 2017 .


Care and/or Support Assessment/Plan/Policy 

16 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to A on 16 August 2017 .


Supported and semi independent accommodation for care leavers 16+ and UASC 

16 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to alice Blu on 16 August 2017 .


Care and/or Support Assessment/Plan/Policy 

16 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by A on 16 August 2017 .


Supported and semi independent accommodation for care leavers 16+ and UASC 

15 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by alice Blu on 15 August 2017 .


Chewing gum removal / street cleaning 

14 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Bronwen Smithy on 14 August 2017 .


Chewing gum removal / street cleaning 

14 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Bronwen Smithy on 14 August 2017 .


Staffing mail and print 

11 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Andrew Smith on 11 August 2017 .


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

11 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Umar Holder on 11 August 2017 .


Licensing 

10 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Andrew Smith on 10 August 2017 .


Adult Social Care Information Request 

9 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Adult social care researcher on 9 August 2017 .


Adult Social Care Information Request 

9 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Adult social care researcher on 9 August 2017 .


Waste and recycling collection dates 

9 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Matt Kane on 9 August 2017 .


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

9 Aug

Response by Coventry City Council to Umar Holder on 9 August 2017 .


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

8 Aug

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Umar Holder on 8 August 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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