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Council »

Breeze Women’s Bike Ride / Coventry Breeze: Kenilworth Greenway Circuit 

26 Mar

Coventry Breeze: Kenilworth Greenway Circuit.


Jumble sale – 3rd Coventry Scout Group 

25 Mar

Sale of second hand goods, clothes, shoes, bedding, curtains, toys, CDs, books and bric-a-brac.


Bike Recycling Open Day 

25 Mar

Langley House Trust invites you to a bike recycling open day for a free bike check, security marking and the chance to buy a recycled bike.


Council statement on London Westminster attack 

23 Mar

Joint statement from Council Leader Cllr  George Duggins, Deputy Leader Cllr Abdul Khan, and the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Lindsley Harvard following Westminster attack yesterday.


Godiva Festival confirms Saturday Main Stage headliner 

22 Mar

After much speculation, Godiva Festival has revealed its Saturday Main Stage headliner as Example DJ Wire.


£1.2m to fund chargepoints for taxis in Coventry 

22 Mar

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs has added his support to today’s announcement of the opening of a new £300 million electric taxi factory creating 1,000 jobs in the Midlands.


Council teams win award for tackling CSE 

22 Mar

The Council and its partners have won a prestigious award for their work in tackling child sexual exploitation.


Mothers taking a stance against violent extremism 

22 Mar

Twenty-three women took part in the Women Building Resilience Course last Thursday and Friday at Stanton Bridge Primary school.


Councillor speaks out in support of city’s taxis 

22 Mar

A leading Coventry Councillor has spoken out in support of the city's taxi trade as competition for trade heats up.


Going blue for World Water Day 

22 Mar

Coventry City Council is supporting the charity WaterAid to mark World Water Day by turning the lights on the under pass at Gosford Street blue..


Great chance to be a social worker 

22 Mar

Coventry City Council is offering a fantastic opportunity to get a foot on the ladder to becoming a social worker.


Holbrooks Library set for official opening 

22 Mar

The brand new Holbrooks Library is having its official opening next week.


1 Voice Coffee Drop in 

22 Mar

Join us for a coffee and meet some of the committee.


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FixMyStreet »

Fuel spillage, 24th March 

24 Mar

Minor rtc.


Pothole on Stoneleigh Road, near to 17A, 24th March 

24 Mar

There is a pothole that is about 8 inches deep, and 10 inches wide, on the left hand side of Stoneleigh Road as you head towards Gibbet Hill road; it is on the opposite side of the road to 17A.


Abandoned smashed up vehicles, 23rd March 

23 Mar

A car has been parked here for over a month.


Fridge , mattress and chairs dumped!!, 23rd March 

23 Mar

This has been here for 2 weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 154 Cheveral Avenue, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet...


Two sunken man hole covers hearsal lane, 21st March 

21 Mar

Two man hole covers that have really sunken causing a large dip into the road.


Nasty pot hole in outside lane westbound A45, 21st March 

21 Mar

A45 westbound in the outside lane there is a nasty pothole which is deep and could cause vehicle damage or danger to a motorcyclist if they went into it.


Looks like a car has been dumped in the street. OY04 KWE. Hasn’t moved for over two weeks and none of the residents are aware of who owns it? The vehicle has no MOT and is leaking fluids onto the road. The way it is parked on the pavement could cause issues for wheelchair users and pedestrians., 21st March 

21 Mar

Looks like a car has been abandoned in the street.


Fence panels fly tipped on the pavement, 20th March 

20 Mar

Someone has flytipped loads of fence panels and left them on the pavement in Coniston Road.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • Brexit will overburden civil service, warns spending watchdog
    24 Mar 17
    National Audit Office says service is already struggling with about a third of staff roles in two key departments remaining unfilled Britain’s departure from the EU will put extra strain on a civil service already struggling to cope with a…
  • Response to NAO Report: Capability in the Civil Service
    23 Mar 17
    Responding to today’s National Audit Office (NAO) report on  Capability in the Civil Service , Deputy Director of the Institute for Government Julian McCrae, said:
  • New developments are strong, resilient communities – not just a collection of buildings
    23 Mar 17
    At Essex County Council we are passionate about making a positive contribution to the lives of Essex residents and businesses. It is what we exist for. The qualities of the places around us play an important role in our lives. The NLGN Building…
  • Building Homes, Growing Communities
    23 Mar 17
    To help councils build the hundreds of thousands of new homes that are needed, NLGN has published a practical guide, Building Homes, Growing Communities, to help ensure that the houses built lead to high quality communities that prioritise…
  • In Liverpool, 20 Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point | Frances Ryan
    23 Mar 17
    Adding up the impact of slashed benefits and a 58% reduction in central funding, the council says it’s England’s poorest wards that are being hit again and again In Liverpool, austerity is visible : boarded-up libraries, closed-down day centres…
  • Collaboration – the way forward to deliver Tomorrow’s Places
    22 Mar 17
    Local government faces a funding gap of £5.8 billion by 2019/20. At the launch of NLGN’s latest research report Tomorrow’s Places , Theo Blackwell, Councillor at LB Camden, stated “Technology will help us balance the books if we do it in the…
  • G-Cloud 9: apply to supply your cloud services
    22 Mar 17
    G-Cloud 9 (G9) opened for applications on 7 March 2017. You can now apply to offer your cloud technology and support services to government through the G9 framework. If your application is successful, we expect your G9 services to be …
  • Industrial strategy risks leaving millions stifled and stuck | Liam Booth-Smith
    22 Mar 17
    It’s time to support the 36 million people who don’t live in big metropolises. The industrial strategy needs to be locally led by towns and small cities All towns and cities in England should be asking; what does the government’s industrial…
  • Clear writing training helps the whole organisation
    21 Mar 17
    How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.
  • Angling to meet user needs at Defra
    21 Mar 17
    Defra’s new online fishing rod licence service recently moved from private to public beta. Head of Digital at Defra, Sally Meecham, explains why it’s so simple, a child can use it.
  • Parks: celebrating their true value
    21 Mar 17
    How important can parks be in the general order of things? asks Janet Sillett. When social care is under huge pressure and council budgets are squeezed everywhere? Parks? Nice for Spring bulbs maybe or a quick stroll with the dog; a kickabout…
  • Councils must embrace smart technology today to plan for the problems of tomorrow
    20 Mar 17
    Councils must become more creative in their use of technology and more collaborative with both their citizens and other organisations, in order to plan for future problems, according to a report published today by NLGN. The report Tomorrow…
  • New report lays bare the challenge of Brexit law-making
    20 Mar 17
    Up to 15 new bills in addition to the Great Repeal Bill could be required to deliver Brexit, finds new research by the Institute for Government (IfG). The report Legislating Brexit warns that Brexit will place a huge burden on both Parliament…



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 »

Housing Related Support Contracts 

23 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to A Hare on 23 March 2017 .


Housing Related Support Contracts 

23 Mar

Request to Coventry City Council by A Hare .


CLASP school data – Coventry City Council 

23 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to G Reed on 23 March 2017 .


CLASP school data – Coventry City Council 

22 Mar

Request sent to Coventry City Council by G Reed on 22 March 2017 .


Hi I need a house 2 bed I m disabled I need upstair bathroom and tolite plz help me thanks 

21 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to Afzaal Farooq on 21 March 2017 .


Hi I need a house 2 bed I m disabled I need upstair bathroom and tolite plz help me thanks 

20 Mar

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Afzaal Farooq on 20 March 2017 .


Housing Related Support Contracts 

20 Mar

Request sent to Coventry City Council by A Hare on 20 March 2017 .


Landlord details of empty housing 

17 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to Benjamin Campbell on 17 March 2017 .


Exclusions from primary schools in Coventry. 

16 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to Kristofor karolski on 16 March 2017 .


Homefinder – Social Housing 

16 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to Kamran Ali on 16 March 2017 .


Homefinder – Social Housing 

16 Mar

Request sent to Coventry City Council by Kamran Ali on 16 March 2017 .


Bad Learning Disability care homes and your process to fix it. 

15 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to peter harris on 15 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

15 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to Jenny Pennington on 15 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

15 Mar

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by Jenny Pennington on 15 March 2017 .


Exclusion of pupils by ethnicity and school type, 2014-15 and 2015-16 

15 Mar

Response by Coventry City Council to andy shallice on 15 March 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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