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Santa’s Grotto 

16 Dec

Santa's Grotto at Coombe Country Park.


Bethlehem Supper with Sarah Munro 

15 Dec

A concert of folk, jazz and easy-listening music with a supper of Mediterranean foods including flatbreads, hummus, olives, pomegranates, almonds, honey etc.


Advent Lunch with Craft Demonstration 

15 Dec

A two-hour workshop with professional florists, learning how to make a festive pomander.


Join Coventry in celebrating 60 years of community and voluntary action 

14 Dec

Voluntary Action Coventry will be hosting an event to celebrate their 60th anniversary today 11am – 2pm at Warwick Road United Reformed Church.


Christie’s Theatre Presents Christie’s Christmas 

13 Dec

A fun family-friendly Christmas with sketches and sing-a-longs.


Fostering Recruitment Event Wednesday 13 December 2017 

13 Dec

Meet the friendly fostering team and find out more about fostering with Coventry City Council.


Leamington man sentenced after illegal cigarette lies in Coventry 

12 Dec

12 months Prison Sentence for storing illegal tobacco products.


Advice on MMR Vaccine 

12 Dec

Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in five areas of England.


Taking control of Diabetes Community Event 

11 Dec

Join us for an event on Diabetes and support for long term health conditions.


Christmas Crackers 

11 Dec

Christmas is coming and what better way to welcome it than a fun packed Christmas show? Sketches, carols and Christmas songs from OUTCast theatre and the residents of Earlsdon Park Retirement Village.


Taking control of Diabetes Community Event 

11 Dec

To help raise awareness of diabetes and the support on offer in the community, local NHS and public health organisations are hosting a public event.


Snow and adverse weather update 

10 Dec

After the bad weather experienced across the city and wider region today, all Council buildings should be open for business as usual tomorrow.


Christmas in the park 

10 Dec

Come and join the annual Friends of the War Memorial Park Christmas in the park.


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FixMyStreet »

Bollard, 14th December 

14 Dec

Bollard knocked over.


Damaged abandoned car been there for months, 13th December 

13 Dec

Abandoned car - Seat Toledo Reg-GK51CWV No road tax or MOT been dumped for months outside 49 Grangemouth Road.


Dumped Mattress, 12th December 

12 Dec

Someone has dumped a mattress at the gates to the compound.


Car repair business taking place in Hardy/Chesterton/Sadler Road, 11th December 

11 Dec

For many months at number 11 Hardy Road many different cars are repaired, I have also seen this on Chesterton road, and Sadler Road.


Pedestrian safety railing breached, leaving a gap big enough for children and dogs to stray onto the often extremely busy road, 7th December 

7 Dec

A motor vehicle has crashed into the pedestrian safety railing separating the footway from the roadway on the new bridge over the A444 taking traffic (extremely heavy traffic during the rush periods) into and out of the JLR Whitley plant.


Street lighting, 5th December 

5 Dec

Lamp post on during the day.


Car has been parked on street for weeks now, has some damage to front and foreign plates, 5th December 

5 Dec

Car has not moved for weeks and has foreign plates and damage to front Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 51 The Scotchill, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Household rubbish and waste in black bags fly tipped, 5th December 

5 Dec

Bags of rubbish in black bags and other stuff have been fly tipped here, i would be attracting rats and other vermin.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • 'For a lot of children, Christmas in a refuge is the happiest they’ve ever had'
    16 Dec 17
    Women shouldn’t feel guilty about their kids spending Christmas in a refuge, says Charlotte Kneer, a domestic violence survivor who runs two refuges ‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers no respite from domestic abuse Charlotte …
  • Survivors of domestic abuse need a safe haven | Katie Ghose
    15 Dec 17
    Legal changes to tackle domestic abuse are welcome, but are being undercut by plans to remove the last secure form of funding for women’s refuges Katie Ghose is chief executive of Women’s Aid ‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers…
  • GDS Academy: sharing with other governments
    15 Dec 17
    Through the GDS Academy, we are helping the government to achieve its ambition to have one of the most digitally skilled populations of civil servants in the world. In recent years, our work has come to serve as an inspiration …
  • Statement in response to publication of Single Departmental Plans
    14 Dec 17
    Gavin Freeguard, Associate Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government, responds to the publication of the Government’s Single Departmental Plans.
  • Response to statement by the Speaker on alleged contempt of Parliament
    14 Dec 17
    Bronwen Maddox, Director at the Institute for Government, responds to today’s statement by the Speaker on David Davis’ alleged contempt of Parliament.
  • By 2022, half of the UK's public appointments should be women | Chris Skidmore
    14 Dec 17
    The number of women and people from ethnic minorities serving on public bodies has risen, but not fast enough, so a new action plan is needed The race disparity audit published in October revealed uncomfortable truths about the ethnic disparities…
  • Government must act on public inquiry recommendations
    13 Dec 17
    Government has spent £639m on public inquiries over the last 30 years and increasingly relies on them to examine major incidents and tragedies. But a new report finds that the process for following up on recommendations is inadequate.
  • Transformation Through Automation
    12 Dec 17
    Earlier this year, NLGN and ENGIE launched the Tomorrow’s Places report focusing on how councils can practically use technology-led infrastructure, data analytics, and networks for better outcomes. The research highlighted the potential for…
  • Working Together For More Homes
    11 Dec 17
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DOWNLOAD NLGN’s latest report, commissioned by the National Housing Federation, looks at how housing associations and local authorities can work together to tackle the housing crisis. Housing policy is evolving at a rapid…



NHS »

New clinical trial offers treatment hope for advanced pancreatic cancer patients in the West Midlands 

25 Sep

Pancreatic Cancer UK press release about research at UHCW...


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.


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FOI »

Emergency Planning processes used at Coventry Council 

15 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to James Davids on 15 December 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

15 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Mark on 15 December 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

15 Dec

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by Mark on 15 December 2017 .


Emergency Planning processes used at Coventry Council 

14 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to James Davids on 14 December 2017 .


Emergency Planning processes used at Coventry Council 

13 Dec

Request sent to Coventry City Council by James Davids on 13 December 2017 .


ORG Chart Information 

13 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Helen Carver on 13 December 2017 .


EU funding for Friargate development 

13 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Colin Cohen on 13 December 2017 .


Traffic Enforcement Order and Bus Lane Camera on Hales Street 

12 Dec

Internal review request sent to Coventry City Council by K Brown on 12 December 2017 .


EU funding for Friargate development 

12 Dec

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Colin Cohen on 12 December 2017 .


Local Welfare Provision and Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme Expenditure 

12 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Sue Dunham on 12 December 2017 .


Freedom of Information 

11 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Calum Domican on 11 December 2017 .


Freedom of Information 

8 Dec

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Calum Domican on 8 December 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

8 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Mark on 8 December 2017 .


Implementation 

6 Dec

Response by Coventry City Council to Karen Worwood on 6 December 2017 .


S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – A existing list 

4 Dec

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Doug Paulley on 4 December 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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