Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from June 1, 2010

Barrel-Scraping Bears Bounce Back
Byline: Brian Halford WITH Warwickshire lurching from collapse to collapse of late, one has hesitated to define any point as rock bottom (from which a bounce-back might begin) for fear of worse lurking round the corner. But maybe, just maybe,...
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Bees Hold Nerve for Thrilling Win; Speedway Reporter
Byline: David Rowe Coventry Bees.......................... 49 Swindon Robins ...................... 46 COVENTRY and Swindon served up one of the all-time classic Elite League contests at Brandon - with the Bees just ending on top to move another...
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Boss Salutes City's Leader McKenna at Awards Night; WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
COVENTRY City Ladies wrapped up a highly successful season when they staged their annual awards night. And manager Paul Cudby used the occasion to salute central midfielder Leanne McKenna, who was voted player of the year in her first season since...
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Brickyard Hero Dario Seeks New Deal; MOTORSPORT
Dario Franchitti is poised to agree a new contract with the Ganassi racing team after his impressive victory in the Indianapolis 500. The Scot claimed his second win in the world-famous race with a dominant drive in punishing heat, and the 37-year-old...
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Callum Grabs Podium Spot; JUNIOR KICKBOXING
BEDWORTH'S Sil-Lum-Kune Club had the opposition on the mat at the World Karate Association's Junior Kickboxing Championships at Birmingham Sports Centre where their talented youngsters went on an impressive medal hunt. Competitors from all over...
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Caring Builders Scoop Top Award; Business Reporter
Byline: Jenny Waddington HOUSING developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has scooped an award for its environmentallyfriendly approach to building a Coventry housing estate. A silver Considerate Constructors award was presented to the firm...
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Chukkas a Camel ... We're off to Play Polo; Desert Creatures Trained to Take Part in Beach Version of Sport: NEWS REPORTER
Byline: Sam Dimmer WHEN you think of polo the images conjured probably feature wealth, class and ferocious competition. You probably don't think of camels. But one Warwickshire couple look set to change that after they spent six months training...
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City's Message of Invention
Byline: Jenny Waddington AROUND 25 companies will sign a ground-breaking agreement at a major business conference in Coventry next month. The firms - taken from a range of industry sectors - will be the first to put their name to Be !nventive...
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England Fired by Finn's Five
Byline: David Clough ANDREW Strauss admits England must strive for higher standards, despite eventually scoring an emphatic victory over Bangladesh in the first npower Test at Lord's. Strauss, back in harness as Test captain after sitting out...
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FIGHTING FOR LIFE IN OUR FIELDS; Mike'sbattle to Save Endangered Species SIXTEEN Years Ago the Government Drew Up a Planto Boost Biodiversity. but since Then 19 Species Have Become Extinct. A Warwickshire Conservationist Tells Environment Reporter MARY GRIFFIN Where We're Going Wrong and Shares a Rare Success Story
Byline: MARY GRIFFIN humans. When it's published later year the report is expected to that the economic benefits of protecting nature compared with the costs are more than 10:1. mes pportunities that just aren't taken. We need more joined-up...
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Israelis Kill 10 in Raid on Gaza Mercy Mission
ISRAEL sparked a major diplomatic crisis after its commandos stormed a flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 passengers. Israel said the forces encountered unexpected resistance as they boarded the vessels early yesterday....
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James Aims to Dance His Way to a KO; BOXING
TROY James has an exciting fighting future after turning the clock back to his youth. James aims to extend his unbeaten record to eight fights in Leicester on Friday, June 25, and the super featherweight from Coventry will be looking to produce...
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King's in Gear for Euro Final Place; Karting
Byline: Russel Atkins JORDAN King produced a strong performance to earn himself a safe passage through to the prestigious CIKFIA European Championship Final during his qualifying round at PF International in Lincolnshire - and now he is bidding...
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LAST CHANCE FOR DRUNK KNIFEMAN; Judge Spares Man Jail with a Warning
Byline: Duncan Gibbons A VIOLENT drunk with a fascination for knives has been given one last chance to prove he is not dangerous. Peter Wilkins, aged 53, of Trafalgar House, Meadow Street, Spon End, admitted carrying a six-inch blade in Radford...
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Lord Mayor Backs Herbert Campaign; News Reporter
Byline: Sam Dimmer THE NEW Lord Mayor has urged the people of Coventry to throw their weight behind the Herbert - describing it as a "wonderful cultural venue". His comments come as the city centre attraction steps up its efforts to win a pounds...
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Market Revival as Rents Begin to Rise Once More
THE LETTINGS market staged a revival during the first quarter of the year as a shortage of homes pushed rents higher, research showed today. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said 30 per cent more of its members in Great Britain reported...
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Miliband Visit as Leader Bid Hots Up in City
Byline: Les Reid ; Kara Shadbolt DAVID Miliband, the frontrunner to become Labour's next leader, is set to visit Coventry - as city MPs revealed who they are backing. The shadow foreign secretary, who is standing against his brother Ed Miliband,...
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More Jobs Cuts Loom at Council
Byline: Les Reid MORE cuts in jobs and services loom at Coventry City Council following a pounds 5 million government funding cut. That's council chiefs' estimate of Coventry's share of pounds 1.1bn cuts to local authorities as part of pounds...
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Region Has Best Stores in the UK
Byline: Jenny Waddington COVENTRY and Warwickshire is officially home to some of the best shops in the country. According to a poll of more than 14,000 people by consumer watchdog Which? the UK's best shop is kichenware chain Lakeland - which...
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SHOCK AS DAD AND SON DIE IN PLANE CRASH; Friends Pay Tribute Following Menorca Air Race Tragedy: Father and Son Killed in Plane Crash
Byline: Emma Stone SHOCKED friends have paid tribute to a father and son who died in a light aircraft crash in Menorca. Former RAF man Bruce Hook, and his 26-year-old son Ian, from Kenilworth, were killed on Saturday as they prepared for an air...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go.?
COMMERCIAL property lettings activity continued to pick up across office and retail property within the West Midlands for the second consecutive quarter according to the RICS UK Commercial Property Survey published last month. So with prospects...
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Time for a Fresh Start; NO NEW DEALS FOR SKY BLUES TRIO: Top Scorer Morrison on Move Again
Byline: Andy Turner AIDY Boothroyd has confirmed his intentions to breathe new life into Coventry City's attack after telling leading scorer Clinton Morrison that he is surplus to requirements at the Ricoh Arena. The 30-year-old, who has been...
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TV Stars out for Charity Concert
Byline: Sam Dimmer SOME of the most recognisable faces on television turned out to support a Coventry charity which has donated millions of pounds to help pregnant mums and new born babies. They were in the city to support Baby Lifeline's first...
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WE'LL NEVER FORGET OUR OLYMPIC STAR; Tributes to Former Teenage Swimming Champ
Byline: Sam Dimmer A SWIMMER who raced his way into the hearts of Coventry sports fans with a stunning performance in an international competition has died. David Parker was just a 16-year-old Bablake schoolboy when he completed 30 arduous lengths...
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Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro Just make sure you don't act the clown in the workplace at lunchtime, when an important face will be watching and judging your every move. First impressions count for more than you could imagine. Call my starline now to...
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