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Business and licensing news

Pictured: a hiding spot used by the criminals.

Tobacco crime – a trade worth millions across the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Coventry Trading Standards seized a staggering 4,584,040 cigarettes last year, with more than six million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco seized in total by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region, despite ingenious efforts to hide them.

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City WiFi expansion underway and it’s free to users

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

A free public WiFi that is available to city centre visitors and businesses is being expanded across the city centre.

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Coventry City Council unveils new £20m funding programmes for local businesses

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

£20m funding for local businesses was recently unveiled during a meeting of over 120 Coventry and Warwickshire organisations.

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Precision engineering company flying high

Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

A family owned Coventry business has benefitted from a grant to make their premises more eco-friendly and save them money on bills.

Supermarket bosses told of ‘massive blow to the community’

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

Councillors fighting to save a local supermarket from closure have met senior managers from Aldi to call on them to think again.

Raising safety standards among black cab drivers

Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Coventry City Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee is becoming increasingly concerned about the rise in complaints from wheelchair passengers being illegally transported in  hackney carriages.


Councillors get closer look at Coventry’s digital transformation as full fibre project gathers pace

Published on Monday, 04 March 2019

Rollout of city’s next-generation broadband network continues – with homes beginning to feel benefits.

New DVLA campaign highlights consequences for drivers who evade vehicle tax

Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2019

DVLA has launched a new advertising campaign targeting 12 areas in the country where vehicle tax evasion is highest.

City set for taxi licensing changes

Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Taxi drivers in Coventry could soon have to take non-cash payments as part of proposed changes to the City Council’s licensing laws.

Appeal refused in latest Court of Appeal judgment

Published on Friday, 19 October 2018

Permission to appeal last Friday’s Court of Appeal judgment for a second Judicial Review into the sale of the Ricoh Arena four years ago has been refused.

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Coventry stables rides into expansion thanks to Skills 4 Growth

Published on Monday, 08 October 2018

Moor Farm Stables Equestrian Centre in Corley Moor, Coventry has been able to expand its business thanks to the Coventry and Warwickshire Skills 4 Growth Project.

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