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Community and living news

Taxi driver

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.

The Co-Operative

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.

Youth survey

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.

Armed forces

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.

Lord Mayors Peace Committee

Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee launches Logo Competition

Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation is searching for a new logo and would like the public to get involved.

Abbie UK Motocross

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

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..

Cyrille Regis

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.

Trigger the horse

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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Coventry Student brings friendship to children 3,000 miles apart

Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

More than 150 children have extended the hand of friendship 3,000 miles between the UK and Iraq in the latest Coventry-run project to promote peace and reconciliation.

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Coventry hosts national welfare agencies event

Published on Friday, 01 December 2017

Agencies across the country are meeting in Coventry today to look at a wide variety of issues affecting people on a low income, struggling with debts and coping with welfare benefit changes.

Back the bid

Back the Bid tomorrow

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tomorrow (1 December) the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be showcasing Coventry on social media.

EnV Volunteers

Community business award for city ambassadors

Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

EnV and Coventry Ambassadors are celebrating five years of volunteering after their latest award win.

Positive Youth Foundation

Youth in full voice for UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Positive Youth Foundation (PYF) has been given the title Honorary Partner for its contribution to the city’s efforts to land the prestigious title – UK City of Culture 2021.

Council set to boost City of Culture

Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve financial backing for the UK City of Culture 2021.

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Coventry’s new 50-metre pool makes a splash as it reaches significant milestone

Published on Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A planning application has been submitted ahead of building a new state-of-the-art 50-metre swimming pool for the city.

Coventry Cyrenians Christmas Meal

Coventry Cyrenians host annual Christmas Dinner for the homeless

Published on Friday, 10 November 2017

Coventry Cyrenians charity are hosting their annual Christmas Dinner event at the Methodist Hall on 25th December for anyone who is homeless, lonely or vulnerable.

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City of Culture judges visit city

Published on Friday, 20 October 2017

The judges who decide whether Coventry lands UK City of Culture 2021 have paid a visit to the city.

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Minute to win it

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Coventry musicians have recorded a song in support of Coventry's bid to be City of Culture in 2021.

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Coventry city centre to be more 'playable' next week

Published on Friday, 13 October 2017

Bins that burp, scooters that go faster when you scream and a bench that warms your backside when you talk are coming to Coventry next week and are designed to make the city more playable.

Free WiFi coming to city centre

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Free public WiFi is coming to Coventry city centre, bringing a stream of social and economic benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.

Attendees at OneCov2017

OneCov2017 is a success

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A partnership community engagement event that took place this weekend was a big success.


€4m funding win for West Midlands cities’ migration-friendly plan

Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Three West Midlands cities have won over four million euros to help the region's communities get the maximum benefit from migration and improve migrants’ and refugees’ sense of belonging.

Coventry 2021 BID

Culture bid - the movie

Published on Friday, 22 September 2017

A stirring film has been released by the team behind Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 – just days before its final bid will be submitted.

2021 City of culture bridge sign

Driving the UK City of Culture Bid forward

Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Back the Bid – that’s the key message being promoted on the city’s ring road with the installation of new signage supporting Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

Laptops to be donated to community groups

Published on Monday, 04 September 2017

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


City’s thanks for allotment champion Terry

Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

Terry Greville has been nurturing the Holyhead Road allotments and watching them grow for the past 50 years.

Weavers care home

Coventry care homes lead the way in preventing avoidable pressure ulcers for their residents

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

Proud staff at three care homes in Coventry are amongst the first to receive dual accreditation in both the React to Red Skin campaign and Infection Control certificates.

Warning on distraction burglaries

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017

Please read the message below from West Midlands Police.

Council responds to false flag fine story

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

We've been made aware of a story circulating on Facebook about the Council that isn't true.

Local schoolchildren help London Road Cemetery in bid for more restoration funding

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Coventry’s London Rd Cemetery, one of the top five historic cemeteries in the country, is bidding to get further grant support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help with restoration works.

St Peter's Centre

St Peter's Centre kitchen revamp

Published on Thursday, 06 July 2017

A community centre in Hillfields has unveiled a brand new kitchen designed so that it is now accessible for people with disabilities. St Peter’s Centre secured £75,000 of funding – the bulk of which came from waste recycling charity WREN, plus money from donations and grants from local and national foundations.

UK’s largest connected and self-driving vehicle project ready for city streets

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

The UK’s first collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.

Joint statement following attack in London

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017

A joint statement from the Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Skipper, Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, Deputy Leader, Cllr Abdul Khan, and the Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Gary Ridley:

Betting shops

Troublemakers face bookies ban under new Bet Watch scheme

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A new police-backed scheme designed to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in betting shops has been launched in Coventry – and it means troublemakers face a city-wide ban from bookies.

Reporting hate crime

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday 22 May, Coventry people are being asked to be vigilant as they continue to go about their everyday lives and be alert but not alarmed.

Statement from Coventry Multi-Faith Forum following the Concert Bombing in Manchester on 22nd May 2017

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

"Coventry Multi-Faith Forum is profoundly shocked and dismayed by the deadly explosion at the Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester.

Extraordinary mission

East Asian film festival returns to Coventry University

Published on Monday, 15 May 2017

Coventry University will once again host the internationally renowned East Winds Film Festival showcasing 14 film premieres and hosting directors from across the world.

International Nurses Day

Procession recognises hard work of nurses

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

Coventry and Warwickshire Nurses and Midwives have been celebrating International Nurses' Day and the International Day of the Midwife at an event being held at Coventry Cathedral.

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Police offer updates for community

Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

West Midlands Police has launched a free new community messaging service as part of the force’s ongoing commitment to keeping in touch with local communities.

Freemen of the City

Coventry welcomes 13 new Freemen of the City

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Coventry has honoured 13 people with the title of Freemen of the City.

Feeding Britain pilot underway

Published on Thursday, 06 April 2017

Coventry City Council will host a meeting this Friday (7 April) with other UK areas involved in a pilot project to tackle food poverty.

Council acts to support city’s museums

Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Coventry City Council is set to give a helping hand to the city’s museums as the bid for UK City of Culture continues.

Consultation on £3.8m savings target for community services

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016

Formal consultation on Coventry City Council's proposals to make £3.8m savings across libraries, children’s centres and youth services will begin on Monday (12 September).

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