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BBC local radio shines a spotlight on Coventry

The BBC is planning a year of special features, events and programmes all about Coventry to celebrate it being UK City of Culture 2021. Not only will BBC CWR shine the spotlight on Coventry, but there’ll also be a film about the car industry, a poetry and spoken word festival, and a documentary about the woman who helped create the famous Doctor Who theme tune. There is also a new programme about the destruction and rebuild of Coventry Cathedral. BBC CWR is linking their coverage through ‘The...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Coventry, Tim Davie, Midlands, UK City, Station News, UK city of culture, Coventry City of Culture, Bbc Cwr, Stuart Thomas BBC Head of the Midlands, Jonty Claypole, Community Sector, Coventry Cathedral BBC CWR


Coventry announces City of Culture programme

Events include announcement of International Booker Prize winnerA global sound systems competition and the announcement of the International Booker Prize winner will take place in Coventry this year as part of its City of Culture events, one of the biggest cultural programmes to take place since the start of the pandemic.A further set of events were announced on Tuesday as the year-long programme, delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, gears up to start on 15 May. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Booker prize, Coventry, Coronavirus


Coventry family overturns ban on Gaelic wording on gravestone

Church court had objected to loving tribute to Margaret Keane for fear of arousing political ‘passions’A grieving family has won its battle to erect a gravestone with an inscription in Irish after overturning a church court ban issued on the grounds that it might arouse political “passions”.The family of Margaret Keane, a Coventry dinner lady who died aged 73 in 2018, now hope a Celtic cross bearing the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” – “in our hearts forever” – will be in place on her grave in ...
Tags: Europe, Religion, UK News, World news, Ireland, Christianity, Anglicanism, Coventry, St Giles, Nuneaton, Margaret Keane, Exhall


Coventry family overturns ban on Irish wording on gravestone

Church court had objected to loving tribute to Margaret Keane for fear of arousing political ‘passions’A grieving family has won its battle to erect a gravestone with an inscription in Irish after overturning a church court ban issued on the grounds that it might arouse political “passions”.The family of Margaret Keane, a Coventry dinner lady who died aged 73 in 2018, now hope a Celtic cross bearing the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” – “in our hearts forever” – will be in place on her grave in ...
Tags: Europe, Religion, UK News, World news, Ireland, Christianity, Anglicanism, Coventry, St Giles, Nuneaton, Margaret Keane, Exhall


Coventry family wins legal battle for Irish wording on gravestone

Church court had objected to loving tribute to Margaret Keane for fear of arousing political ‘passions’A grieving family has won its battle to erect a gravestone with an inscription in Irish after overturning a church court ban issued on the grounds that it might arouse political “passions”.The family of Margaret Keane, a Coventry dinner lady who died aged 73 in 2018, now hope a Celtic cross bearing the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” – “in our hearts forever” – will be in place on her grave in ...
Tags: Europe, Religion, UK News, World news, Ireland, Christianity, Anglicanism, Coventry, St Giles, Nuneaton, Margaret Keane, Exhall


Y Bencampwriaeth: Abertawe 1-0 Coventry

Yr Elyrch yn llwyddo i gau'r bwlch ar y timau ar frig y tabl gyda buddugoliaeth yn erbyn Coventry.
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The Government Will Pay Drivers £3000 Every Year To Ditch Their Cars

A trial in Coventry will involve drivers being handed £3000 in eco transport credits every year so long as they
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Coventry inflict third-straight defeat on Brentford to end own winless run

Coventry end a five-game winless run as they condemn Championship promotion chasers Brentford to a third-straight defeat.
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Coventry City 2-0 Brentford: Sky Blues end five-game Championship winless run

Coventry end a five-game winless run as they condemn Championship promotion chasers Brentford to a third-straight defeat.
Tags: Football, Brentford, Coventry, Coventry City, Sky Blues


Coventry City 0-2 Norwich City: Championship leaders move four points clear

Championship leaders Norwich City ease to a comfortable victory at Coventry to move four points clear at the top.
Tags: Football, Coventry, Coventry City, Norwich City


Norwich, Swansea pounce in promotion chase as Brentford beaten

London (AFP) – Norwich stretched their lead at the top of the Championship to four points with a 2-0 win at Coventry as Brentford slumped to a second defeat in four days by losing 2-1 at QPR. Swansea are now just a point behind the Bees with two games in hand as Connor Roberts’ late winner earned a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. Norwich have bounced back from their dip in form in recent days as Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia combined for a goal and assist each in the first-half at St. Andrew’...
Tags: London, France, Sport, Soccer, Qpr, Arsenal, Swansea, West Brom, Rotherham, Birmingham, Brentford, Thierry Henry, Coventry, Charlie Austin, Barnsley, Norwich


What Better Use For An Empty IKEA Store Than As An Arts Center?

That’s what could happen in the English city of Coventry: the Swedish furniture chain closed its store there last year, Coventry is the UK’s City of Culture for 2021, and the big interior space could hold artwork that the current museum can’t. The city council votes on a plan next week. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, Coventry, Issues, 02.16.21, Better Use For An Empty IKEA


Coventry's former Ikea store set to become arts centre

Ikea closed its Coventry store last year creating "once in a lifetime opportunity" for city council.
Tags: News, Ikea, Coventry


Coventry will host the ‘world’s smallest airport’ for autonomous drones

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Coventry is set to host what has been dubbed “the world’s smallest electric airport” for autonomous aerial mobility. The project – which was awarded £1.2 million (US $1.64 million...
Tags: Startups, UK, Coventry, Hyundai, Shift, Christopher Carey, Urban Air Port, Cities Today News Coventry


How Monty Python's dead parrot went live in Coventry

It is 50 years since the comedy troupe performed in Coventry, making the leap from TV to stage.
Tags: News, Coventry


Couple marry on Covid ward 46 years after first meeting

Ceremony at Coventry university hospital follows urgent Twitter appeal for registrarCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA couple have been married in a hospital’s coronavirus ward after an urgent appeal for a registrar, more than 46 years after they first met on the set of a pantomime.Philip, 78, and Patricia, 88, were married at Coventry university hospital, where Patricia is being treated for Covid-19, on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Society, UK News, Hospitals, Weddings, Coventry, Philip, Patricia, Coronavirus, COVID


Flying Cars Airport of the Future To Land in England

An airport for flying cars will thrust the English city of Coventry into the future later this year, with a project aimed at demonstrating how air taxis will work in urban centres. From a report: Urban-Air Port, a British-based start-up, has partnered with car giant Hyundai Motor to develop the infrastructure required for when flying cars take to the skies to ferry around people and goods. From November, visitors to Coventry will be able to see what a flying car airport looks like and see a pass...
Tags: England, Tech, Coventry, Hyundai Motor, Urban Air Port


UK cities are getting all-electric bus fleets, starting with Oxford and Coventry

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Oxford and Coventry are set to become the first UK cities to run their bus fleets entirely on electric energy through a Department for Transport competition to improve air quality...
Tags: Startups, UK, England, Oxford, Coventry, Shift, Department For Transport, Syndication, Christopher Carey, Cities Today News Oxford


No true ‘city of culture’ should dishonour the bold ideals of its postwar rebirth

Plans for the centre of Coventry claim to offer a sense of place, but ignore its pioneering mid-century reconstruction Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021, a title that focuses attention on its contribution to the cultural life of the nation: 1980s two-tone music, the legend of Lady Godiva, and its role in the development of the bicycle and car industries. And, high on this list, the fact that it was the pre-eminent example of reconstruction after wartime bombing.Among the most devastated cities...
Tags: UK, UK News, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Heritage, Festivals, Coventry, UK city of culture


BBC Radio Wolverhampton and Sunderland details

BBC Radio Wolverhampton and BBC Radio Sunderland will both broadcast on DAB and online from launch. Wolverhampton starts on Friday 15th January whilst Sunderland goes live on Monday 18th. Both follow the launch of BBC Radio Bradford in December. Local presenter Elise Evans will be the host of BBC Radio Wolverhampton’s Breakfast show from 6am-10am, followed by Letitia George on mid-mornings at 10am-2pm. Elise joined the BBC two years ago and presented shows across BBC Radio WM’s schedule and L...
Tags: England, Top, Bbc, Radio, Sunderland, Coventry, Elise, Wolverhampton, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio WM, Station News, Gilly, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns, Tamsin Robson


Covid: UK woman who was first in world to receive vaccine has second dose

Margaret Keenan, 91, receives second injection three weeks later – having celebrated a birthday in betweenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA woman who became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine this month following its clinical approval has been given her second dose.Margaret Keenan was given the follow-up injection at Coventry university hospital on Tuesday, three weeks after making history with the first jab. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coventry, Coronavirus, Margaret Keenan


Covid-19: Charities send food to stranded truckers

Charities drive from Maidenhead and Coventry to take food and water to lorry drivers stuck in Kent.
Tags: UK, News, Coventry, Maidenhead


Covid-19: Sikh charity sends food to stranded truckers

Charities drive from Maidenhead and Coventry to take food and water to lorry drivers stuck in Kent.
Tags: UK, News, Coventry, Maidenhead


People can't get enough of the festive penguin T-shirt worn by the first person to receive Pfizer's shot, and the charity that makes it says it's almost sold out

Margaret Keenan, the first woman to receive Pfizer's shot outside clinical trials. JACOB KING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images After photos of Margaret Keenan receiving the West's first COVID-19 vaccine flooded social media, Twitter users were quick to praise her festive t-shirt. She was the first woman to receive Pfizer's vaccine on Tuesday, when the UK began rolling out the shots. Sales of the blue t-shirt have tripled, with people in China, Australia, and Brazil snapping it up. The t-shirt...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Bbc, Brazil, Pfizer, Coventry, Davidson, Sullivan, Keenan, China Australia, Jacob King, Getty Images After, Grace Dean, Margaret Keenan, University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire Charity


'It has given people hope': patients and NHS staff on day one of Covid vaccination

The givers and receivers of the first Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccines talk about what it means to themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was 6.31am when early-riser Margaret Keenan rolled up her sleeve while sitting on a chair at her local hospital in Coventry, with the world press watching, and became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The 90-year-old made history in a penguin Christmas sweater.The sun had yet to rise, but a...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coventry, Coronavirus, Margaret Keenan


International border to stay closed until at least March - as it happened

Government extends country’s biosecurity emergency declaration; Josh Frydenberg unveils laws requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.04am GMT With that, we’ll close the blog for today. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Amy Remeikis for helming it today. She’ll be back tomorrow morning. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Australia, Australia news, NHS, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Coventry, Josh Frydenberg, Amy Remeikis, Margaret Keenan


Covid vaccine: UK woman, 90, becomes first in world to receive Pfizer jab

Margaret Keenan was given vaccine on Tuesday morning in Coventry following its approval last weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA 90-year-old woman became the first patient in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine following its approval in the UK, as the NHS launched its biggest ever vaccine campaign on Tuesday.Margaret Keenan received the jab at about 6.45am in Coventry, marking the start of a historic mass vaccination programme. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Coventry, Coronavirus, Long Covid, Margaret Keenan


Moment first person receives Pfizer vaccine

A 90-year-old woman in Coventry becomes the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19, outside trial conditions.
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EFL rescue package 'doesn't do a lot for Coventry' says chief executive Dave Boddy

Coventry City chief executive Dave Boddy says his club will not benefit at all from the Championship's £200m Premier League rescue package.
Tags: News, Coventry, Coventry City, EFL, Dave Boddy


Speed On: 178 MPH Jaguar F-PACE SVR for 2021 Rolls Out

Zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the outgoing version, the 2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR is also said to be 2 mph faster, with a top speed of 178 mph. The real question is where outside of Iredell County, North Carolina, scene of NASCAR racer Kyle Busch’s infamous 2011 speeding ticket […] The post Speed On: 178 MPH Jaguar F-PACE SVR for 2021 Rolls Out appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, British, Coventry, Nascar, New Cars, SUVs, Kyle Busch, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Tuners, Iredell County North Carolina, premium SUV, 178 MPH, 2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR