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Breeze Women’s Bike Ride 

1 May

A women only bike ride mostly in the picturesque country lanes and countryside.


Breeze Women’s Bike Ride 

30 Apr

A women only bike ride mostly in the picturesque country lanes and countryside.


Vaisakhi Sports and Mela 

30 Apr

it's a family fun sports day for all ages.


Beautiful bluebells at Bagot’s Castle 

29 Apr

Come and visit Bagot's Castle and see our lovely show of bluebells.


Rock the Ruins Fundraiser 

28 Apr

Coventry Cathedral Ruins are to host a fundraising concert for charity.


Coventry Skills Summit makes collaboration the key 

28 Apr

A spirit of collaboration for a positive future was the overriding theme of the first Coventry Skills Summit this week.


Public asked to comment on transport schemes for coming decade 

28 Apr

Coventry people are being asked to give their views on a transport blueprint that will see £3.4 billion of transport improvements built in the West Midlands over the coming decade.


Planning for the Future – Mencap 

28 Apr

Free Parent Session...


Culture Bid gets a good send-off 

27 Apr

It’s over 30 pages long, contains over 20,000 words and has been in the planning for more than a year and a half – Coventry’s initial bid document to be UK City of Culture 2021 is complete.


More names added to Godiva Festival’s Main Stage line up 

27 Apr

Four more acts have been added to the Godiva Festival Main Stage line up for 2017.


Coventry chosen for new City Ride cycling event 

27 Apr

Coventry will be one of 14 cities chosen to host an HSBC UK City Ride this summer.


Fantastic free show for under 5s at Aldermoor Library 

26 Apr

There will be fabulous furry fun for all as Open Sky Productions proudly present a new show ‘Hairy Fairy Tails’ taking place at Aldermoor Library on Tuesday May 16.


Coventry welcomes 13 new Freemen of the City 

26 Apr

Coventry has honoured 13 people with the title of Freemen of the City.


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FixMyStreet »

Homeless Sleepers 2nd floor of New Union Street Car Park, 26th April 

26 Apr

In the stairwell this morning, Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Cheylesmore, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Road markings, 26th April 

26 Apr

Please can you tell me why there are no road markings along the whole of coombe park rd and ajoining roads Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Coombe Park Road, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Roadsweep required – gutters full, 24th April 

24 Apr

Roadsweeper required as gutters full of leaves etc.


Pedestrian fencing, 21st April 

21 Apr

Bolt on fencing loose Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Austin Drive, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Dumped fridge, 21st April 

21 Apr

1 dumped fridge at entrance to AT7 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Austin Drive, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Dumped rubbish down entry between kirkdale avenue & selworthy road getting worse, entry now blocked, 21st April 

21 Apr

Dumped rubbish, including an old cooker now blocking access to cars.


Missed bin collection, 20th April 

20 Apr

Blue lidded bins on Hardy Road not emptied The Green lidded waste was emptied so suggest that no reason as to why blue ones missed ???? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Hardy Road, Coventry...


Flytipping, 19th April 

19 Apr

Boiler hood plus considerable amounts of litter in the immediate vicinity.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • New computer systems are sending our fire engines to the wrong places
    29 Apr 17
    Stress levels are soaring at my fire brigade control room because our systems always crash and are riddled with errors. I worry lives are put at risk I have worked in a fire brigade control room for two decades – and things have changed drastically…
  • NLGN’s manifesto for localising GE17: Fiscal devolution
    28 Apr 17
    We need to talk about fiscal devolution. Fiscal devolution is an issue that national politicians won’t touch even with someone else’s bargepole. So scared are they of the electorate getting a whiff of the prospect of a tax increase, that unless…
  • What is HS2 and how much will it cost?
    28 Apr 17
    Not sure why the government is so keen on a new £55.7bn high-speed rail link? We answer your HS2 questions What is HS2 and how much will it cost? High-Speed 2 is the planned rail network between London, the West Midlands and the North. The…
  • Fallen at home? Firefighter service eases pressure on ambulances
    27 Apr 17
    Telecare scheme in Wolverhampton sees the fire brigade respond to calls from older people who have fallen at home It’s 9.30am on a sunny spring day in Wolverhampton. Three firefighters are in the mess at one of the city’s fire stations when…
  • Many 'delivery units' fail to live up to expectations
    26 Apr 17
    New research finds that many ‘delivery units’, a Blair-era innovation that’s become a multi-million-pound industry exported around the globe, are quietly being axed almost as quickly as they’re being created. Published today by the Institute…
  • A local alternative to unpaid internships
    26 Apr 17
    For young people up and down the country, finding full time, permanent paid work is really tough. What many school leavers and graduates now face is being academically qualified for jobs but lacking the real work experience which many employers…
  • The Three futures for Local Government
    24 Apr 17
    Since Theresa May took over as Prime Minister, local councils have increasingly understood that their future now resides in their own hands. The devolution agenda, once driven by the former Chancellor, has severely lost energy. Instead, the…
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    24 Apr 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 pre-election period
    24 Apr 17
    In the coming weeks, you will notice that it’s much quieter than usual on this blog and all the other blogs run by GDS. It’s because between midnight on Friday, 21 April and the general election on 8 June is the pre-election period.



NHS »

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.


HEE welcomes student nurses working as healthcare assistants 

16 Apr

On 26 March 2013, the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP announced that HEE should pilot a scheme whereby those who wish to  study NHS funded nursing degrees should  first spend time working as a healthcare assistant to assess their...


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FOI »

Coventry Homes classified and registered as HMO. 

27 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Paul John on 27 April 2017 .


Agency Spend in Schools 

24 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Poonam Matharu on 24 April 2017 .


Agency Spend in Schools 

24 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Poonam Matharu on 24 April 2017 .


Requirments of establishing a Semi Independent accommodation provision in Coventry. 

24 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Mohammed Sheraz Akhtar on 24 April 2017 .


Requirments of establishing a Semi Independent accommodation provision in Coventry. 

23 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mohammed Sheraz Akhtar on 23 April 2017 .


Multi-Agency Meetings Pre-MASH 2014 

21 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Miss Moreleigh on 21 April 2017 .


Housing Related Support Contracts 

21 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to A Hare on 21 April 2017 .


List of Granted, Ongoing and Future Applications to build Student Accommodation 

20 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Full details of Landlords Subjected to Sanctions 

20 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Coventry Homes classified and registered as HMO. 

20 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

20 Apr

Response by Coventry City Council to Doug Paulley on 20 April 2017 .


List of Granted, Ongoing and Future Applications to build Student Accommodation 

20 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Full details of Landlords Subjected to Sanctions 

20 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Coventry Homes classified and registered as HMO. 

20 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Paul John on 20 April 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

19 Apr

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Doug Paulley on 19 April 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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