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Celebrity MasterChef line-up revealed - including Gemma Collins and Spencer Matthews

Dolly Parton’s younger sister will join famous faces including Keith Allen and Spencer Matthews in the Celebrity MasterChef line-up. Stella Parton, 69, actor Allen, former Made In Chelsea star Matthews and English cricketer Monty Panesar form part of...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Yanny or Laurel? This auditory illusion is the new dress

A clip of sounds is dividing the world. Listen to the clip below, can you hear “Laurel” or “Yanny”? The internet is divided. YouTuber Cloe Feldman shared the clip of sound, which originated on Reddit, on Tuesday and it immediately began to pick up...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Former Coventry Telegraph staff wanted for first of its kind 'memories' project

Calling all former Coventry Telegraph employees - your memories are needed for a first-of-its-kind project in the UK. Coventry University is looking to to breathe life into the history of both the newspaper and the wider city with the project. If you...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Superstar rapper Sean Paul reveals why he loves Coventry

Grammy winner Sean Paul has taken to the airwaves to tell fans about his Coventry history. The Jamaican rapper told Radio 1 breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw that the rumours about his family hailing from the city were true. Paul, who burst onto the...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Meet the man in charge of Coventry's new battery development centre

A key appointment has been made to lead the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). Jeff Pratt has been appointed managing director of the £80 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre which is part of the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Popular community centre could finally be reopened

Plans finally appear to be in motion to reopen the community centre in Foleshill - over three years after it was left empty. Having previously been home to bingo hall, a judo club and a Friday prayer group, Foleshill Community Centre shut its doors in...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

How you can help Coventry's hungry families after shocking rise in foodbank use

A call for Coventry to help feed those going hungry has gone out after a dramatic rise in people using the city's foodbank was reported. A food drive is taking place at the Walsgrave Asda supermarket - with all donations going to Coventry Foodbank....

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Business boom: Coventry could have thousands of new firms by end of year

Is Coventry becoming the city of choice for entrepreneurs in the Midlands? It would appear so according to the latest study to find the UK’s start-up hotspots. The study by company information platform DueDil assessed the start-up growth in the UK in...

16 May 2018 in Regional West
Polesworth car dealer ordered to pay £8,000 in fines and costs after selling dodgy vehicle

Polesworth car dealer ordered to pay £8,000 in fines and costs after selling dodgy vehicle

A garage which sold a dodgy car and denied consumers their rights by using statements such as “sold as seen” has been ordered to pay almost £8,000 in fines and costs. At Nuneaton Justice Centre on Monday, Martin Newbold, director of Polesworth Garage,...

16 May 2018 in Regional West
Old Coventrians' promotion sets up local derbies galore in 2018/19

Old Coventrians' promotion sets up local derbies galore in 2018/19

Old Coventrians coach Mark Thomas believes his side is well placed to “frighten” opponents next season after surging to promotion from Midlands 3 West South. A stunning seven-match winning run saw OCs go into their rearranged match with Woodrush, some...

16 May 2018 in Sport

Pilot 'battered wife to death with saucepan' at Warwickshire home

An airline pilot battered his estranged wife to death with a saucepan after she refused to drop the sale price of their marital home following their split, a court heard. Andrew McIntosh, 54, is accused of murdering mum-of-one Patricia McIntosh, 56,...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

The jobs up for grabs in Coventry with Amazon, Costa and more

Unemployment has risen in Coventry but Jobcentre Plus bosses say there are a host of initiatives in place to help jobseekers find work - including recruitment campaigns with Amazon, Costa and Stadium Team. Two recruitment open events are planned...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Coventry University staff to stage second protest over union row today

Staff at Coventry University are set to take part in their second protest over claims a 'sham' union was created to represent them. The Universities and College Union (UCU) says staff employed by Coventry University Group - a wholly owned subsidiary...

16 May 2018 in Regional West

Danny Cipriani's 'burning desire' to play for England saw him turn down lucrative offers from Top 14 clubs

It was a chapter of English rugby that was destined to have an unhappy ending - a yearning sense of wonder of what might have been. For ten years Danny Cipriani has lit up the Aviva Premiership either side of a spell in Australia but injuries and...

15 May 2018 in Sport

Coventry taxi driver found guilty of causing teen motorbike rider's death

A taxi driver who pulled into the path of a speeding motorcyclist while trying to make a right turn has been found to be responsible for the rider’s death. Parminder Singh had denied causing the death of 18-year-old Jack Simpson, who died just over a...

15 May 2018 in Regional West

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