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Christmas lights

Christmas Lights Switch On

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019 in Events news

The annual family Christmas switch-on event will have a new star attraction this year, as it features artist-designed lighting and a unique family animation show which brings the festive spirit to Coventry.

civic, faith and community leaders gather to pay their respects to the founder of the Sikh religion.

Celebration dinner for Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019 in Events news

A celebration event has been held in the city for the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Children enjoying the sleigh ride last year

Christmas comes to the Transport Museum

Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019 in Events news

Children suffering with cancer will test-ride a much-loved Vintage Sleigh Ride and meet Santa at a winter wonderland in Coventry.

Martin Reeves at the Rising Global Peace Forum

West Midlands’ Project MiFriendly Cities Leads on Sustainable Migration at RISING 2019

Published on Monday, 18 November 2019 in Community and living news

The ground-breaking MiFriendly Cities project celebrated reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum, which ran over three days at Coventry Cathedral.

WLF

Where Light Falls arrives in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019 in Events news

Coventry Cathedral will be lit up today (14 November) as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

Blitz

Coventry remembers day that changed city forever

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019 in Heritage, ecology and trees news

Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Blitz - a bombing raid that devastated the city and changed it forever.

MiFriendly cities

MiFriendly Cities Kickstarts This Year's RISING Global Peace Forum

Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 in Community and living news

The ground-breaking and innovative MiFriendly Cities project will celebrate reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum.

Unveiling ceremony

City Centre service honours oldest twin

Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 in Council and democracy news

Coventry has honoured its oldest twin and partner in its work for peace, the City of Volgograd, by rededicating a memorial in the city centre.

Remembrance service

Coventry remembers

Published on Monday, 11 November 2019 in Events news

Coventry people turned out in force yesterday to pay tribute to the fallen.

Coventry’s population growth good for city

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019 in Council Tax and benefits news

With Office for National Statistics population projections consistently identifying Coventry as the fastest growing city outside of greater London, Cllrs say that it is also good news for the economic growth of the city.

Coventry is bucking the national trend for productivity and patent applications.

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019 in Business and licensing news

With a strong economy and employment rates up, Coventry saw productivity rise by 3.3% compared to a 3.1% nationally.

Permanent exclusions fall in city schools

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019 in Schools, libraries and learning news

A new partnership approach has seen the number of pupils permanently excluded from Coventry schools fall.

Number of NEETs in Coventry is falling

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019 in Schools, libraries and learning news

The number of young people in Coventry not accessing further education, employment or training is falling.

Coventry foster carer features once more in Pride of Britain

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019 in Fostering news

Coventry foster carer Betty McGlinchey has been recognised once more for her dedication to caring for over 1000 children and young people as a Coventry City Council foster carer.

City centre sees massive cash injection with over £100m invested

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Regeneration news

Record-breaking grant investment is set to change the city centre. Coventry City Centre has seen huge investment this decade – with more to come ahead of the city’s year as City of Culture in 2021.

City Centre site will honour oldest twin

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Events news

A part of Coventry city centre will honour the city’s oldest twin and partner in its work for peace, the City of Volgograd.

Train

Coventry very light rail scheme a step closer

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Public transport news

A research and development project that could lead to very light rail (VLR) services operating in Coventry is now well underway.

Top three national ranking for Coventry’s electric vehicle charge points

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Parking, travel and streets news

Coventry has been named in the top three of a national league table highlighting the towns and cities with the most electric vehicle charge points.

City Centre Falls Silent to Mark Armistice Day 2019

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Events news

Monday 11 November sees the West Orchards Shopping Centre fall silent as 4000 poppy petals are dropped in memory of the country’s war heroes. 

MiFriendly Cities pins

MiFriendly Cities Celebrates Halfway Mark at the 2019 RISING Global Peace Forum

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 in Community and living news

The ground-breaking and innovative MiFriendly Cities project will celebrate reaching its halfway point as a key part of this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum.

Poppy's at war memorial

Remembrance Sunday in Coventry 2019 

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 in Events news

The annual Remembrance Day service and parade is taking place at the War Memorial Park this Sunday (10 November). 

Tree planting

Over 550 Native Trees and Shrubs for Coventry in honour of Guru Nanak

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 in Parks and open spaces news

A tree planting ceremony took place today at Longford Park, Foleshill, to mark the completion of the Guru Nanak Dev Ji Woodland.

Headteacher vacancy, Coundon Primary School

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 in Services for schools news

Job vacancy: Headteacher, Coundon Primary School, Coventry

City schools making the grade

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Coventry has higher than the national average of good or outstanding schools in every category, with almost 95% of primary schools in Ofsted’s highest two ratings.

A New App to Say 'Welcome!'

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 in Community and living news

Coventry’s Building Bridges project within the Migration Team has developed ‘Welcome to Coventry’, a new web app aimed at making the city more accessible to new arrivals.

Photo Left to Right: Ben Keeling, RG Group; Sarah Gristwood, Coventry City Council;
Tom Hay, RG Group; Junior Higgins, Peggie’s Park; Bernice Higgins, Peggie’s Park; Luke Moore, M&S Decorators; Phil Moore, M&S Decorators.

Local developer supports local community

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019 in Community and living news

Local developer, RG Group, have transformed a Longford-based community centre after volunteering their time, skills and materials to the site.

Where the Light Falls

Cathedral light show set to mark 79th Anniversary of the Blitz

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019 in Events news

Coventry Cathedral will be lit up this November this year as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

Job Shop session

Grant boost to help long term unemployed into work

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019 in Jobs and careers news

A scheme to help the long term unemployed into work by reinvesting business rates revenue is being introduced by Coventry City Council.

Dozens of organisations met earlier this week to look at ways of increasing the levels of integration between communities and organisations in the city.

Building on Coventry’s positive community relations

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019 in Equality and diversity news

Dozens of organisations met earlier this week to look at ways of increasing the levels of integration between communities and organisations in the city.

Portrait of George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), 1880-1881, by François d'Albert-Durade

George Eliot's 200-year birthday will be celebrated in Coventry with original manuscript on display

Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry is set to celebrate George Eliot’s 200-year birthday with a new display featuring the original manuscript for one of her most famous works, Middlemarch, on loan from the British Library as part of the ‘Treasures on Tour’ programme.

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