Coventry news and blogs Thursday 21 June 2018
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All that Brass – free Saturday lunchtime recital 

23 Jun

A wonderful spectrum of music from Bach to the Beatles, from Purcell to the Pink Panther.


Coventry Welcomes – Party in the Park 

23 Jun

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre’s hosts its annual ‘Coventry Welcomes, Party in the Park’ at Primrose Hill Park, Hillfields.


Dhillon’s Brewery 

22 Jun

Folks, Dhillon's Brewery Taphouse is open every Friday.


Return of the Food Festival 

21 Jun

Flavours from around the world will fill Coventry when a celebration of all things foodie returns to the city centre this weekend.


PLAY workshop for KS1 at the Herbert 

21 Jun

Book now for the new workshop to complement the forthcoming exhibition; PLAY: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun.


Clear about crystals 

21 Jun

Free scientific workshops about crystals and how their properties can be used to make new technology, will take place at Central Library next month.


Coventry on the road to a greener infrastructure 

21 Jun

Coventry has become one of the first cities in the country to trial environmentally-friendly alternatives when resurfacing its roads.


City set to benefit from new superfast broadband network 

18 Jun

Coventry could be in for a multi-million pound windfall as it reaps the benefits of new superfast broadband.


Four new artists join the Godiva Festival lineup 

14 Jun

Coventry’s Godiva Festival has confirmed four new artists for its 2018 lineup; Jonas Blue, Professor Green, Blood Red Shoes and Little Comets.


Firm named for VLR project 

14 Jun

An award-winning transport specialist has won a contract to work with WMG to design and construct an innovative very light rail vehicle which will be part of a new transport solution for Coventry.


City Domestic Abuse Strategy unveiled 

14 Jun

Partners from across Coventry have launched the Coventry Domestic Abuse Strategy 2018-2023 to tackle domestic abuse in the city.


Coventry resident wins Festival of Learning Award 

14 Jun

Frank McCann from Coventry has been announced as the winner of Festival of Learning's Learning for Health Award 2018 for his exceptional achievement in adult learning.


City to celebrate Refugee Week 

13 Jun

Art exhibitions, live music, a football World Cup and two community parties will be just some of the ways that Coventry celebrates the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees that now call...


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FixMyStreet »

Trees overgrown, 20th June 

20 Jun

Trees and grassed areas,yet again ! they have overgrown and stop lighting to path at night trees have growths from their routes again,how many times does it take for the council to sort this out , its a recurrent problem the grass seems to ...


Car parked on pavement blocking way, 20th June 

20 Jun

Car is parked fully on pavement blocking access and restricting view for residents leaving access to garages.


Multiple traffic problems., 18th June 

18 Jun

I see constant problems at this junction.


Car parking, 18th June 

18 Jun

Can something be done about vehicles parking on yellow line in the Whittaker Rd/Winsford Avenue area near to doctors surgery and shopping centre? Particularly bad at school start and finish times.


Continuous red light offenders, 16th June 

16 Jun

Everyday I see people jump the lights at this junction.


In cut grass, 15th June 

15 Jun

Very long grass on Birmingham Road.


Some is dumping rubbish., 13th June 

13 Jun

Someone keeps dumping rubbish in the entry next to my house and it has blocked access to my back garden.


There is a lot of top soil been dumped on the road outside the houses, probably about as long as three cars, 12th June 

12 Jun

This pile of soil has been here for a number of days, blocking the road and taking up valuable parking spaces.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • Whitehall isn't working? Whose fault is that, minister? David Walker
    21 Jun 18
    If the government isn’t working, look no further than the broken relationships between ministers and top civil servants Brexit may be among the current main reasons why British central government isn’t working – but there’s another reason …
  • NLGN Chair Recruitment
    21 Jun 18
    Dame Jane Roberts will be stepping down as Chair of the New Local Government Network in December 2018 having reached the end of her term as Chair. As such, NLGN is seeking a new Chair and welcomes expressions of interest from potential candidates…
  • What makes someone a good digital leader?
    21 Jun 18
    To mark Digital Leaders Week, people from across GDS reflect on the role that digital leaders can have in transformation and the qualities a good digital leader should have.
  • Calls for an inquiry into future health and social care funding
    20 Jun 18
    After the Prime Minister’s promise of more cash for the NHS, a new report from the Institute for Government calls for a parliamentary inquiry into how to raise this money now – and in the future.
  • Robots in the public sector? Bring them on | Mike Clancy
    20 Jun 18
    Artificial intelligence could increase productivity and deliver better public services, but only if workers are involved every step of the way Earlier this week I heard a robot construct an argument in response to a human being: in San Francisco…
  • Creating the UK government’s accessibility empathy lab
    20 Jun 18
    Take a look inside GDS’s new space created to improve awareness of accessibility and assistive technologies.
  • Leaving Care, Leaving Well: how can outcomes be improved?
    20 Jun 18
    11,000 young people leave care every year, including foster and residential placements, and start their transition to adulthood. For many, this is a difficult journey. Not only do young people have to grow up fast, many moving to live independently…
  • Thousands of public buildings and spaces in England sold off a year
    18 Jun 18
    Councils selling majority to private developers not community groups, says report More than 4,000 public buildings and spaces in England are being sold off every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years, a charity…
  • The same new GDS
    18 Jun 18
    Interim Chief Operating Officer Sally Meecham talks about rejoining GDS and reflects on how it has changed and developed over the years, as well as her hopes for the future.



NHS »

NHS 70 stories – workforce of the future 

21 Jun

At UHCW we are so proud of our staff, and 70 years after the NHS began, we wanted to share the story of some of the NHS' workforce of the future.


NHS Heroes – friendship and camaraderie 

14 Jun

Friendship and camaraderie are a huge part of working in the NHS.


NHS Hero’s – friendship and camaraderie 

13 Jun

Friendship and camaraderie are a huge part of working in the NHS.


New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy 

6 Jun

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, is a cause of hip pain in young adults, often mistaken for groin strain, and is probably the commonest cause of groin pain in footballers World’s first randomised trial to show the benefit of hip...


Unsung heroes – NHS 70 Stories – Betty 

18 May

This is the moment that 94-year-old Betty met twins Maggie and Harry.


Unsung heroes – Mick 

18 May

The NHS turns 70 this year and we know that it wouldn’t be the institution that it is today, without the people behind it.


Operating Department Practitioner Day 

14 May

Today is national Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day and here at UHCW we just want to say a big thank you to them for the work they do.


National breast cancer screening recall 

3 May

You may have seen in the national news that up to 309,000 women across the country aged between 70 and 79 will be offered the opportunity for a catch-up NHS breast screening test this year.


Alethea supports campaign to get patients up and moving 

19 Apr

93-year-old Alethea knows only too well the benefits of getting out of her hospital bed and getting dressed.


Things are hotting up for our physios! 

19 Apr

As the temperature is set to soar on Sunday at the London Marathon, physiotherapists from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust are getting ready to support runners.


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FOI »

Burnaby Road 

21 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 21 June 2018 .


Burnaby Road 

21 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by John McDevitt on 21 June 2018 .


Social Care Case Management System – Legacy system/data archive access 

20 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Melanie Sweet on 20 June 2018 .


Learning Disability Placements 

20 Jun

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by Trevor Dale on 20 June 2018 .


Education Management System 

19 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Mike Parker on 19 June 2018 .


Measures to help increase, encourage and aid electric vehicles and associated technology 

19 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Thomas Pemberton on 19 June 2018 .


Education Management System 

14 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Mike Parker on 14 June 2018 .


Capita Contracts and risks 

14 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to Mary Redman on 14 June 2018 .


Education Management System 

14 Jun

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Mike Parker on 14 June 2018 .


Capita Contracts and risks 

13 Jun

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by Mary Redman on 13 June 2018 .


Hackney Carriage & Private Hire declared convictions. 

13 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 13 June 2018 .


Hackney Carriage & Private Hire declared convictions. 

12 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 12 June 2018 .


Hackney Carriage & Private Hire declared convictions. 

12 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 12 June 2018 .


Banned from Council contact 

11 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to John McDevitt on 11 June 2018 .


Landlord List 

7 Jun

Response by Coventry City Council to omar waqas on 7 June 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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