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COVID-19 testing issues: advice for people affected

Published on Friday, 11 September 2020 in Public health news

The Coventry and Warwickshire Healthcare system is aware of issues affecting the national COVID-19 testing programme which are preventing people with symptoms from getting a test.

Efforts increase to help keep rough sleepers in accommodation and off the streets

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020 in Housing news

Coventry City Council has successfully bid for a further £782k from the government to house rough sleepers during the coming months in response to the knock-on effect of Covid-19.

Bars and customers asked for help in tackling COVID-19

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020 in Business and licensing news

A letter has been sent to all licensed premises in the city, urging them to stay within Government guidelines and help the Council protect the city and its residents.

Council outline plans to increase properties to support homeless people

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020 in Housing news

A report to councillors will offer an update on the latest plans to increase properties to support homeless people in Coventry and the efforts of the Council and agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Places to add to Coventry Peace Trails

Published on Thursday, 17 September 2020 in Community and living news

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation has issued an appeal to the people of Coventry to let them know about more places of peace in and around the city.

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New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches to debunk the myths on adoption and highlight the number of children looking for a new family

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 in Health and social care news

Regional adoption ages ave joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption.

More support for incredible carers

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 in Health and social care news

Carers across Coventry are to get extra support to help combat the extra pressures and demands bought on by Covid-19.

Job Shop redundancy support success

Published on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 in Jobs and careers news

Mark was introduced to The Job Shop in July when he was going through the redundancy process after 22 years of employment in the warehousing sector.

Coventry e-scooter trial paused

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020 in Parking, travel and streets news

A government backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements.

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Council names new Cabinet Member

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020 in Council and democracy news

Councillor David Welsh has been named the city’s new Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities.

A crowd of people next to a red cross and a group of six people socially distanced by a green tick.

Rule of six comes into effect to tackle coronavirus

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020 in Public health news

New laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people come into effect today (Monday 14 September) as the Government calls on the public to remain vigilant in the fight against coronavirus.

Residents urged to be vigilant following several confirmed Covid cases

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020 in Public health news

Coventry residents who may have visited three city centre pubs last weekend are being urged to be vigilant and seek a Covid-19 test if they develop any Coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild.

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Submit your photography for Coventry’s 2021 calendar

Published on Friday, 11 September 2020 in Arts and culture news

Visit Coventry is calling out for local photography enthusiasts to help create a beautiful and exclusive Coventry 2021 calendar, which will showcase the city’s landmarks as it celebrates its title of UK City of Culture 2021.

Announcement of resignation of a Cabinet Member

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Tariq Khan has resigned from his position as Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing.

City celebrates historic Godiva Day – virtually

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020 in Events news

An historic day of celebration dating back more than 500 years will be held in Coventry tomorrow.

Council offices to reopen

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020 in Council and democracy news

The Council’s offices at Friargate are set to reopen from next week.

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E-Scooters trial to take place in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2020 in Parking, travel and streets news

A government backed trial to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters will get underway in Coventry in September.

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World Suicide Prevention Day: life is dear, keep hold of it

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

Health and social care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are marking World Suicide Day on 10 September as part of the Wellbeing for Life Festival.

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Former Daimler Powerhouse to be transformed in to £2.4m creative hub for artists

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 in Regeneration news

A major transformation has started to convert a historic industrial site in Coventry into a new £2.4 million creative hub for artists in time for UK City of Culture 2021.

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Apprentices needed to celebrate city's culture

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry City of Culture Trust has launched a search for 15 apprentices to join the team to deliver a joyful, celebratory and impactful City of Culture year.

Pictured: Professor Mike Hardy at the RISING Global Peace Forum.

US judge and acclaimed author join RISING speakers

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 in Events news

Coventry’s RISING Global Peace Forum is attracting a stellar line-up of speakers to explore this year’s theme of the ‘Culture of Peace’.

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Heritage Open Days 2020 in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020 in Events news

Coventry is taking part in the national Heritage Open Days festival for the 26th year running this September.

Pictured: Coombe Abbey

TripAdvisor accolade puts Coombe Abbey hotel among world's best

Published on Monday, 07 September 2020 in Leisure and culture news

A Warwickshire hotel has been named as one of the top ten per cent hospitality businesses in the world for the first time.

Stats from the Games including the fact that over 1 billion people saw the coverage

One billion reached during Virtual British Transplant Games

Published on Monday, 07 September 2020 in Sport news

The Westfield Health British Transplant Games (WHBTG) took place virtually for the first time this year from 30 July to 2 August. Organisers were forced to postpone the 2020 Games that were planned to physically take place in Coventry due to the global pandemic.

Rise in cases sees residents reminded to stay safe and protect others

Published on Friday, 04 September 2020 in Public health news

People in two areas close to the city centre are being reminded to follow social distancing and health advice after a rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

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Celebrate Wellbeing for Life at Coventry & Warwickshire’s virtual festival

Published on Friday, 04 September 2020 in Health and wellbeing news

With the current climate, the importance of looking after our wellbeing and taking care of our mental health has become increasingly important.

Call for young people to stay vigilant and fight COVID-19

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2020 in Public health news

Young people across the West Midlands are being urged to stay vigilant in the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a slight drop in the number of new cases across the region.

Could you be a magistrate?

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2020 in Council and democracy news

A campaign has been launched this week to recruit new magistrates in Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding region.

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Statement regarding the Royal Court Hotel

Published on Friday, 28 August 2020 in Councillors and MPs news

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council and whose portfolio covers enforcement, said:

Adult Education Service set to restart face to face classes

Published on Friday, 28 August 2020 in Adult education news

The Council’s Adult Education Service will be reopening their Southfields Old School venue next week for face-to-face classes.

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