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City of Culture Trust launches first major campaign

Published on Friday, 07 December 2018

The City of Culture Trust is today launching its first major campaign since Coventry won the title UK City of Culture 2021.

Community rally to support winter night shelter

Published on Friday, 30 November 2018

Coventry Winter Night Shelter (CWNS) will be reopening on 1 December, with registrations now being taken.

Bid to help keep young people from getting involved in violent offending

Published on Thursday, 29 November 2018

Coventry City Council is seeking partners to help deliver an innovative programme aimed at preventing young people from getting involved in violent offending.

Pod's work highlighted in national campaign

Published on Thursday, 15 November 2018

The life-changing work of The Pod is being highlighted on social media as part of a Local Government Association campaign to call for better funding for Adult Social Care.

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Messages of hope at remembrance service

Published on Thursday, 15 November 2018

Dozens of pupils from city schools have been helping to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in which the children of Coventry held their own service of remembrance.

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Breaking ground on Coventry’s digital transformation

Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Coventry residents and their neighbouring businesses are a step closer to accessing next-generation full fibre connectivity for the very first time.

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Autism-friendly sessions at Tile Hill

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Families with autistic children can benefit from weekly activity sessions and an autism friendly environment, at Tile Hill library.

Laptops to be donated to community groups

Published on Monday, 12 November 2018

Coventry City Council has once again made a number of recycled laptops available for distribution to community groups and voluntary sector organisations across the city.

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Free Radio charity donates over £18,000 to help seriously ill local children

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018

Cash for Kids, the charity of radio station Free Radio, has handed over a cheque for £18,119 to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

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Silhouettes honour city's fallen

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018

Two silhouette First World War soldiers now grace Greyfriars Green as a reminder of the sacrifice made by so many and a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Work has started (5 November) on replacing bollards in Coventry city centre’s main square

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018

Work has started (5 November) on replacing bollards in Coventry city centre’s main square.

Building bridges

Strengthening community relations in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 25 October 2018

Representatives from the public, private and the voluntary sector met yesterday (Wednesday 24 October) to set out plans to encourage integration of newly arrived communities in Coventry.

Coventry young people tackle challenge of violent extremism

Published on Friday, 19 October 2018

More than a 100 people joined together this week in Coventry to look at the threat from terrorism and how to make local people more resilient to extremism.

Council calls for end to Ricoh Arena legal action

Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Leader of Coventry City Council has called on the owners of the Sky Blues to end their campaign of legal action.

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West Midlands Police have launched a brand new live chat service on their website.

Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Live chat gives you the power to report all non-emergency crime online and speak to an adviser anytime between 8am - midnight (Monday - Sunday).

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Children and volunteers plant new orchard at The Charterhouse

Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Dozens of primary school children and volunteers have planted trees to create a community orchard in the gardens of one of Coventry’s finest medieval buildings.


Referral Order Panel Volunteers

Published on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

​​​​Coventry Youth Offending Services are looking for volunteers to help young people who have committed crime to make positive changes to their lives and prevent further offending.

Coventry 70-year-olds invited to a right Royal party

Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018

HRH The Prince of Wales turns 70 in November, and to celebrate, the Lord Mayor of Coventry is organising a special event– for all those doing the same.


Tokyo learns from Coventry Ambassadors

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Organisers of Tokyo 2020 have been getting some tips on Olympics expertise from the Coventry Ambassadors.

Samaritans lend an ear at wellbeing roadshow in Coventry

Published on Monday, 10 September 2018

Samaritans volunteers and Coventry City Council staff are running a roadshow on Saturday 15 September.

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Taxi for Discombe!

Published on Friday, 27 July 2018

Chris Discombe has finally switched off the meter after an incredible 45 year career as a black cab driver in Coventry.

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Hereward College wins award for work to support young people into careers

Published on Friday, 06 July 2018

Hereward College in Coventry has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work.

City set to benefit from new superfast broadband network

Published on Monday, 18 June 2018

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

City to celebrate Refugee Week

Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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

Dog control order is proving a success

Published on Monday, 11 June 2018

A Public Space Protection Order that aims to curb the behaviour of irresponsible dog owners in Coventry is working well – and it is likely to be renewed for a further three years.

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City youngsters in Guildhall gig

Published on Monday, 11 June 2018

Young musicians from Coventry schools are being given the chance to showcase their talents in one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Council confirms £4.75m support for City of Culture 2021

Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2018

The Council will be able to earmark £4.75m to put towards the City of Culture activities in 2021 after it announced its end of year financial position for 2017/18.

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Confidence boost for Coventry after successful start at The Co-Operative

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018

The early success at Coventry’s most ambitious mixed-used, city centre development should give a confidence boost to the city.

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Young people's survey - have your say

Published on Thursday, 24 May 2018

Young people from across Coventry have been invited to have their say on the city and their own wellbeing in a new survey.

Spon Street subway spring clean volunteer call

Published on Wednesday, 23 May 2018

A clean up of Spon Street subway will take place next Tuesday 29 May with drinks and snacks provided for all who help out.

Slides set to arrive at city’s new waterpark

Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Coventry’s new £36.7million city centre waterpark will be making its latest splash as the venue’s thrill-ride slides arrive this week.

Coventry events for Dementia Action Week

Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Coventry’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services is urging people to be a part of the Dementia Action Week. (21-27 May)

Channel 4 urged to make the right move

Published on Friday, 11 May 2018

The West Midlands Combined Authority has today (Fri 11 May) formally launched its bid to bring Channel 4 (C4) to the region.

Coventry set to join the UK gigabit full fibre super league

Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018

CityFibre to invest £60 million in full fibre infrastructure for Coventry in partnership with Vodafone.


City congratulates title-winning rugby stars

Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Skipper hosted the stars and backroom staff of Coventry Rugby Football Club to congratulate them on their title winning season.

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City to thank Armed Forces

Published on Monday, 30 April 2018

Coventry will join towns and cities around the UK to celebrate Armed Forces Day in June and say ‘thank-you’ to those who serve.


Can you see yourself doing something special?

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Yesterday West Midlands Police opened their doors to new volunteer police officers.

Youth views needed to help shape the city

Published on Friday, 20 April 2018

If you are aged between 11 and 18 we want to hear your thoughts about your city, whether that’s good or bad.

Additional date added to City of Culture team's public meetings

Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Coventry’s UK City of Culture team has added another date to its round of public meetings due to popular demand.

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Caludon Castle student in starring role at Royal Albert Hall gala

Published on Thursday, 12 April 2018

A pupil from Caludon Castle School in Wyken, Coventry gave the performance of her life at London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall on 26 March.

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Former Tile Hill Wood pupil, Abbie, set to take on the UK at motocross

Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A teenage motocross competitor from Coventry is looking to get off to a flying start in a major girls tournament when she travels to Scotland this month – and has had a little help from her employer.

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Counting down to Tokyo 2020

Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pupils from 30 primary schools have been learning about all things Japanese as part of an event marking the countdown to Tokyo 2020.

New powers help agencies tackle anti-social behaviour in city

Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2018

New powers are being successfully used in parts of Coventry to address anti-social behaviour (ASB) based around properties in some areas of the city.

Refugee charity announces official opening of new home

Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Bishop and Lord Mayor of Coventry will unveil charity’s new premises.

Calls for more funding for policing in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Coventry Councillors are calling on the government to reverse cuts made to police budgets and help victims of crime.

Innovative West-Midlands cities’ migration-friendly plan kicks off

Published on Thursday, 08 March 2018

Three West Midlands cities have started work on a major initiative to help the region's communities get the maximum benefit from migration.

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UK City of Culture - the next steps

Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2018

Members of the public will be given an insight into the next steps for Coventry as UK City of Culture 2021 at a series of meetings across the city..

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A Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis MBE

Published on Monday, 19 February 2018

A service to celebrate the life and legacy of Cyrille Regis MBE will be held at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 4 March at 4pm.

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Trigger's back!

Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018

A steel plate horse sculpture which has been restored to its former glory has been officially unveiled at its new home.

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Community crime prevention message from West Midlands Police

Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Careful drivers ensure they lock their cars before they leave them and check their fob has done its job.

Health check at event

Wellbeing event promotes importance of health checks

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Be Happy, Be Healthy event at the weekend proved a success, with many people receiving helpful advice.

Walk in the Park launch

On your marks for new parks scheme

Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

Pupils from Stoke Heath Primary School have been helping to open a new path around Stoke Heath Sports Ground known locally as Morris Common.

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Lord Mayor gives thanks to those behind City of Culture success

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Being UK City of Culture in 2021 means a ‘new world’ for Coventry, an audience in the city has been told.

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Coventry Police crackdown on criminals in week of action

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

This week, Coventry Police are warning criminals there is no hiding place, after launching a week of action to hit crime hard.

Discounted travel passes for jobseekers

Published on Thursday, 04 January 2018

Network West Midlands are giving jobseekers a helping hand with their travel costs by offering a 50% discount off bus, train and tram passes for the first 3 months of new jobs.

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Join Coventry in celebrating 60 years of community and voluntary action

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017

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

Coventry named as UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017

Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.

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Herbert Media team win Emerging Talent award

Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017

Herbert Media have won the Emerging Talent award at Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton.

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