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Take a look inside Coventry's oldest rooms hidden from view for hundreds of years

Take a look inside Coventry's "oldest rooms" hidden from view for hundreds of years

Largely untouched for hundreds of years, these are thought to be the oldest surviving rooms in Coventry Never before open to the public, the Telegraph was given exclusive access to the ‘Priests’ Rooms’ at Holy Trinity Church which are believed to date...

Sunday, 05:29 in Regional West
 

The Kingdom Of Us: Coventry mum Vikie Shanks' fight for survival after suicide left her with 7 kids and £1m...

Former model Vikie Shanks met her husband Paul in 1985 London while he was working as a professional singer. In those carefree days the young couple could not have imagined the perilous roller coaster ride that lay ahead. Paul was performing in the...

Sunday, 05:29 in Regional West
 

'Away support deserved more': Coventry City fans react to Accrington Stanley defeat

Coventry City supporters have been reacting online following the Sky Blues' 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium. A single goal from Sean McConville handed Stanley all three points as Mark Robins's men failed to score in consecutive...

Saturday, 20:03 in Sport
 

Coventry City defender Rod McDonald says Sky Blues strikers need to translate form on the training ground...

Coventry City defender Rod McDonald says Sky Blues strikers need to translate their form on the training pitch into matchdays. The Sky Blues failed to score on the road for the second consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, as they fell to a 1-0...

Saturday, 19:14 in Sport
 

Coventry City manager Mark Robins says Sky Blues must resolve goal drought away from home

Coventry City manager Mark Robins says the Sky Blues must resolve their issues in front of goal away from home. The Sky Blues failed to score on the road for the second consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat away at...

Saturday, 18:33 in Sport
 

Courts: Four times the drink-drive limit - but avoids going to jail

A driver escaped being sent to prison after being caught nearly four times the legal alcohol limit. Robert James gave a reading of 132 microgrammes (mcg) of booze in 100 millilitres of breath after his BMW 3 series was stopped by police in Owenford...

Saturday, 17:38 in Regional West
 

Why is a Coventry bread roll a batch?

Why is a bread roll or a cob called a batch in Coventry, Nuneaton and parts of north Warwickshire? It’s one of many words specific to the area that helps give people a real sense of identity. So much so, that if you were to use it elsewhere people...

Saturday, 17:38 in Regional West
 

Nuneaton eatery to 'chip in' with FREE food for the needy on Christmas Day

A Nuneaton eatery is 'chipping in' with FREE food on Christmas Day to ensure no-one spends the day hungry or alone. The sight of people sleeping rough in Abbey Green on Christmas Day last year left a haunting impression on Claire Miles, so much so...

Saturday, 17:38 in Regional West
 

Accrington Stanley 1 Coventry City 0: Match report as Sky Blues fail to score on the road

Coventry City suffered a League Two set-back on their first competitive trip to Accrington Stanley for almost 60 years. A 1,494-strong Sky Blues Army outnumbered the home fans at the Wham Stadium but left bitterly disappointed as their team failed to...

Saturday, 17:18 in Sport
 

Part of Coventry city centre cordoned off because workmen dug through gas pipe

Part of Coventry city centre was cordoned off this morning after workmen dug into a gas main pipe. Passers by reported a “strong smell of gas”. Fire crews attended the scene on Corporation Street around 9.30am this morning along with gas engineers....

Saturday, 15:23 in Regional West
 

Mother blasts restaurant which tried to charge £2.29 for an empty bowl for her toddler son

A mum-of-three has blasted a restaurant after they tried to charge her £2.29 for an empty bowl which was for her toddler son. She asked a member of staff at the 'child-friendly' restaurant for a 'small' bowl so she could scrape some food off her own...

Saturday, 14:50 in Regional West
 

LIVE: Nuneaton Town versus Darlington: Team news and updates from LDJ Solicitors Stadium

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now Nuneaton Town are today looking to get back to winning ways as they look to get over their away-day blues with the visit of Darlington in the Vanarama...

Saturday, 13:26 in Sport
 

Over-50s special of Take Me Out needs Coventry singletons

A very special episode of Take Me Out is coming this year. An over-50s special of the ITV dating show will air - and producers are looking for applicants. The show is looking for single ladies over the age of 50. There is no upper age limit - they...

Saturday, 13:25 in Regional West
 

'Strong smell of gas' as police cordon off part of Coventry City Centre - live updates

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now Part of Coventry City Centre has been cordoned off this morning near the old Co-op building. Police have closed off one part of the pavement on Corporation...

Saturday, 11:53 in Regional West
 

All the X Factor winners from 13 series - where they are now

The new series of the X Factor is back on our screens. A raft of new contestants are trying to win over Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell and, of course, Sharon Osbourne. But does it make any difference to contestants whether they win or...

Saturday, 11:20 in Regional West
 


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