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City’s former IKEA building to help store donations for Afghan arrivals

Published on Friday, 17 September 2021 in Community and living news

Coventry residents have responded so generously to an appeal for urgently needed clothes and shoes for Afghan refugees that the former IKEA building is being called on to store donations.

Coventry City Centre moves towards a more disability-friendly public transport system

Published on Thursday, 23 September 2021 in Parking, travel and streets news

A new Transport Charter designed to improve and aid the experience of people with disabilities using public transport in the city has been launched today (23 September)

New lease will protect rugby club and support sports in the community

Published on Monday, 20 September 2021 in Business and licensing news

Councillors are to meet to discuss granting Coventry RFC a new 250-year lease on the Butts Park Arena which will allow the club to continue its development plans and help safeguard the long-term future of the club.

Council set to act to support the ‘future of the motor industry’

Published on Friday, 17 September 2021 in Business and licensing news

The City Council is to discuss a £500,000 loan to help the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) take on new business.

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Coventry, City of Languages set to launch

Published on Friday, 17 September 2021 in Community and living news

An exciting new initiative celebrating the importance of speaking different languages is set to be launched.

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Assembly Festival Garden and Coventry City of Culture Trust answer call for Encore

Published on Thursday, 16 September 2021 in Events news

The hugely popular Assembly Festival Garden will return to Coventry in the spring after proving to be a UK City of Culture hit.

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Permanent housing solutions help happier tenants

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in Housing news

Coventry City Council’s Housing and Homeless Team has been helping dozens of families move out of temporary housing into more permanent private rented homes at a reasonable cost.

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Landmark employment event a roaring success

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 in Jobs and careers news

Hundreds of people looking for work and support across a wide range of disciplines attended The Coventry Moves Into Work event in the city centre.

The new Disability Transport Charter is here!

Coventry City Centre moves towards a more disability-friendly public transport system

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

A new Transport Charter designed to improve and aid the experience of people with disabilities using public transport in the city is being launched (23rd September).

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One year anniversary celebrating the success of The Coventry Youth Hub- helping hundreds of young people benefit from training and career opportunities

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 in Jobs and careers news

Young people from Coventry are benefiting from a package of support to give them access to training and career opportunities, thanks to a youth hub.

From the left, Cllr Jim O’Boyle (Coventry City Council), Tom Marren (Coventry Scale Company), Kierandeep Bal (Coventry City Council) and Gary Thyeson (CWLEP Growth Hub)

Coventry weighing company moves to new premises

Published on Monday, 13 September 2021 in Business and licensing news

A Coventry weighing company is tipping the balance in its favour for further success after a grant helped with its growth plans.

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One of the worst sites in Coventry for fly tipping is cleared

Published on Monday, 13 September 2021 in Environment and waste news

Citizen has partnered with Coventry City Council and West Midlands Fire and Rescue to clear one of the most fly tipped areas in Coventry.

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National Trust and Historic Coventry Trust announce plans for blossom garden in Charterhouse Heritage Park

Published on Friday, 10 September 2021 in Heritage Open Days news

The National Trust and Historic Coventry Trust have today, Friday 10 September,  announced plans to create a blossom garden in the city’s newly created Charterhouse Heritage Park.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

Working together across Coventry and Warwickshire to prevent suicide

Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

This Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire are raising awareness of the local and national services and support available.

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Olympic star Chelsie named Good Citizen

Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2021 in Lord Mayor news

Judo star Chelsie Giles, who won bronze at the Tokyo Games, has been named as Coventry’s latest Good Citizen.

Heritage Open Days in Coventry

Published on Monday, 06 September 2021 in Events news

The annual Heritage Open Days starts in Coventry from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September with lots of venues taking part, showcasing the rich history and heritage of the area. And all FREE to the public!

Coventry Homefinder is changing

Published on Monday, 06 September 2021 in Housing news

The way in which Coventry residents search and bid for social housing is changing, and the re-registration process for over 13,000 people is well underway with hundreds signing up.

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Thousands enjoy a fantastic weekend in Coventry as Godiva returns!

Published on Sunday, 05 September 2021 in Events news

Tens of thousands of people flocked to the city’s War Memorial Park to enjoy a weekend full of fantastic live music and family fun.

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Thoughts of Coventry with victims in New Zealand attack

Published on Friday, 03 September 2021 in Council and democracy news

The Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council has condemned the terror attack in New Zealand and sent the thoughts and prayers of the city to the victims and their families.

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Coventry clubs raise over £47,000 in Sports Challenge

Published on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 in Sport news

The Coventry Sports Challenge has come to an end and the winners can now be revealed.

Free event could help you move into work

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Jobs and careers news

Need help taking the next steps in your chosen career?

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Coventry business developing 3D animations to help opticians

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Business and licensing news

An electronic consent platform using 3D animations which will help ophthalmologists and optometrists save time and resources is being developed by a Coventry business after receiving a grant.

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Bollywood Spectacular to add to Godiva excitement!

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Events news

As part of the partnership for this year’s Godiva Festival, Coventry City of Culture Trust will be presenting a specially commissioned Bollywood Spectacular alongside super producer Steel Banglez on the Main Stage, plus UK Bangladeshi artists featuring as part of this year’s event.

Council takes steps to turn empty houses into new homes

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Housing news

The Council is to take extra measures to bring empty houses in the city back into use, and to help increase the availability of good quality homes to meet the city’s housing need.

WMCA announces another landmark multi-million-pound investment to transform three more brownfield sites for new homes and jobs

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021 in Housing news

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has confirmed a multi-million-pound investment package to kickstart the development of nearly 400 homes and new commercial premises at three derelict sites, supporting hundreds of jobs.

Cllr Patricia Hetherton from Coventry City Council (left) with Katie Burn from Complex Development Projects

Coventry brook flowing for the first time in over 100 years

Published on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 in Regeneration news

One of Coventry’s ancient watercourses on the edge of the city centre is flowing again for the first time in over a century thanks to a major new naturalisation project.

Grant will support young people into education, employment and training

Published on Monday, 23 August 2021 in Jobs and careers news

The Council’s Employment and Skills Service has successfully secured more than £2.11m of grant funding to provide education, training and employment support for 1200 of the city’s young people.

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Coventry hosting tribute to Notting Hill Carnival this bank holiday with Reggae Bash

Published on Thursday, 19 August 2021 in Events news

FarGo Village is in for a big bank holiday as it prepares to host a tribute to the Notting Hill Carnival, with rum punch and reggae vibes on the menu.

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Full Godiva Festival line-up announced

Published on Thursday, 19 August 2021 in Events news

There’s only 15 days to go until the start of this year’s Godiva Festival and with big name artists and local bands it promises to have something for everyone.

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WIN free family tickets to Godiva Festival with Go CV

Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2021 in Events news

Go CV is celebrating reaching 60,000 cardholders by offering an exclusive chance to win one of ten family weekend tickets to this year’s Godiva Festival!

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