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Our year as City of Culture is finally here

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 in Leisure and culture news

The Leader of Coventry City Council has hailed the launch of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture as ‘the fresh start that the city and country needs’.

Cllr Sandhu

Coventry City Council to appoint new Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 in Council and democracy news

A Coventry University Research Fellow with a passion for learning will become Coventry City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

Craig Humphrey, managing director of the CWLEP Growth Hub.

C&W Business Support as the lockdown eases

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 in Business and licensing news

A leading finance provider, business support organisations, local authorities and district and borough councils in Coventry and Warwickshire have joined together to offer support to businesses. 

Council AGM cut back to follow COVID regulations

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 in Council and democracy news

Coventry City Council’s Annual General Meeting will once again take on a different look this year to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.

City sends 100th birthday wishes to Royal British Legion

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021 in Lord Mayor news

The Lord Mayor of Coventry will tomorrow (15 May) join people across the UK in wishing the Royal British Legion a very happy 100th birthday.

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New Foodie Awards category to find 'superstar'

Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021 in Community and living news

A new addition to the inaugural Foodie Awards for Coventry and Warwickshire is set to find the next superstar food or drink brand for hospitality.

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West Midlands Gigafactory moves step closer with launch of public consultation

Published on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 in Business and licensing news

Proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport have accelerated today following the launch of a public consultation.

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Successful prosecutions send warning to fly-tippers

Published on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 in Environment and waste news

Fines amounting to more than £2,700 have been handed out to Coventry residents for fly-tipping, following investigations by Coventry City Council environmental crime officers

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New base for COVID testing centre

Published on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 in Public health news

The COVID-19 community testing site in the city centre is set to change its location to a new home in Market Way.

Health and Safety Training for Schools 2021 -2022

Published on Monday, 10 May 2021 in Services for schools news

The Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service have published health and safety training courses for 2021 - 2022.

Could you be Coventry’s Poet Laureate?

Published on Monday, 10 May 2021 in Leisure and culture news

The search is now on for Coventry’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate, who will pen verses for the city and its significant events.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Spotlight on the benefits of nature to support mental health

Published on Monday, 10 May 2021 in Health and wellbeing news

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) from the Mental Health Foundation is nature. Health and care partners across Coventry and Warwickshire are supporting the week.

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GENERATE Festival

Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021 in Events news

Coventry and Warwickshire community performers are being given the chance to take to the stage and showcase their talents at an exciting new outdoor festival during UK City of Culture 2021.

England's only surviving wall painting in a Carthusian monastery restored in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 in Local history and heritage news

The only surviving wall painting in a Carthusian monastery in England has been restored as part of a major conservation project at one of Coventry’s finest medieval buildings.

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Buses on Demand scheme in Coventry completes its first ride!

Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 in Public transport news

A new type of public transport is being trialled at the University of Warwick and surrounding areas.

Coventry prepares to make people’s voices heard safely and securely in 6 May elections

Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 in Elections and voting news

Tens of thousands of Coventry residents will cast their votes in this year’s elections this Thursday (6 May).

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Happy 100th birthday Vera

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021 in Lord Mayor news

Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Ann Lucas, dropped in to say a very special happy birthday to one city resident.

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First tickets for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 events go on sale

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Today, Friday 30 April, at 10am the first tickets go on sale for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021 which kicks off on 15 May 2021.

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Doors open at City of Culture store

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry City of Culture Trust’s vibrant new retail store, ticketing and information centre opened today.

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Supporting Coventry and Warwickshire parents to continue to access services

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021 in Family support news

Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and partners are proud to be supporting Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week between 3- 9 May with the theme of ‘Journeys to recovery’.

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Coventry Blaze partners with Coventry 2021

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021 in Leisure and culture news

Coventry City of Culture Trust has formed a new partnership with one of the city’s premiere sporting teams.

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Medieval Knight's Quest Trail returns this Bank Holiday weekend

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021 in Events news

This Bank Holiday weekend brings the return of the free Medieval Knight’s Quest 3D art trail to Coventry city centre.

International Workers' Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 in Lord Mayor news

Today is International Workers' Memorial Day, when the world remembers those who have died or suffered injury and illness through work - including those who have fallen victim while working on the frontline against COVID-19.

Supporting families looking to adopt sibling groups.

Published on Friday, 23 April 2021 in Children and families news

Adoption Central England (ACE), the regional adoption agency for Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, is supporting a national recruitment campaign looking for more potential adoptive families for siblings.

*Pictured left to right: Lord Mayor, with representatives of the Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors and Mandip Sehmi, a GB Paralympian 

Coventry Torch Relay – lighting a Flame of Friendship

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021 in Lord Mayor news

Coventry’s Flame of Friendship has started to make its journey around the city.

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Belgrade Theatre reopens with April in Paris starring Joe Pasquale

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021 in Leisure and culture news

The Belgrade Theatre is delighted to be one of the first theatres in the UK reopening its doors this spring.

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The Coventry Sports Challenge is back!

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021 in Sport news

Cash For Kids, the charity of the radio stations Free Radio and Greatest Hits Radio, has joined forces with the Council to bring back the Coventry Sports Challenge.

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Embark on an epic quest to become a Knight

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021 in Events news

Families are invited to join Sir Guy of Warwick as he embarks on a quest throughout Coventry to track down his greatest foes and become a Knight.

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Max named Coundon Court’s first community champion

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021 in Community and living news

A local lollipop lady was awarded with a special treat hamper and the title of Coundon Court School’s Community Hero following a community cohesion campaign.

Coventry business engraves new chapter after investment

Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 in Business and licensing news

A well-known Coventry business is engraving a new chapter in its history by diversifying into new markets after investing in a new machine.

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