Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from November 17, 2000

$90M Man Buys a Jag; DRIVETIME
Byline: STEWART SMITH WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY? AMERICA'S biggest ever lottery winner flew into Britain to personally pick up his dream car - a purple Jaguar. Larry Ross, who won $90 million on the US lottery, bought...
ABBEY NEEDS YOUR MONEY; Appeals Group Sets out to Raise Pounds 452,000
Byline: EMMA RAY AN AMBITIOUS restoration and redevelopment appeal has been launched at the church which gave Nuneaton its name. At St Mary's Abbey in Manor Court Road tonight, the appeals committee will launch its efforts to raise pounds 452,000....
A Crocodile Is for Life - Not Just for Christmas; GIVE EXOTIC PETS MORE PROTECTION, SAYS RSPCA
Byline: DUNCAN GIBBONS and KRYSIA DIVER EXOTIC animals kept as pets in Coventry and Warwickshire need more protection, according to animal welfare experts. A report published today by the RSPCA includes more than 650 examples in the West Midlands...
After the Day of Pain Comes Night of Gain; Pounds 56,000 SHARED OUT AMONG CHARITIES FOLLOWING COVENTRY FUN RUN
Byline: HAYLEY CUTHBERTSON THE annual Coventry Fun Run presentation night made all the pain and blisters seem worthwhile as the money poured into the coffers of dozens of local groups and organisations. The presentation night at the Standard...
A GARDENER'S World of His Own; GO 2: THEATRE
Byline: MARION McMULLEN TV GARDENER and writer Alan Titchmarsh will be revealing some of the secrets behind his hit TV shows when he visits Coventry next week. The Ground Force and Gardeners' World presenter will be appearing at Warwick Arts...
ALOISI BOOST; I'm Ready for Ipswich Says City Striker
Byline: ANDY TURNER JOHN ALOISI has given his Coventry City manager an unexpected boost by declaring himself fit for Monday's match against Ipswich Town. The Sky Blues' leading scorer has made a swift recovery from a recurring hamstring injury...
A Yen for Success; GO 2: JAZZ
Byline: BOB CALDWELL JAPANESE piano star Satoko Fujii plays two Midlands engagements this week, each different in its own way and both well worth making the effort to hear. Tonight she is one of three major jazz pianists, the other two being...
BATES for Your Rock 'N' Roll Diary; GO 2: FOLK
Byline: PETE WILLOW SINGER-SONGWRITER Phil Bates may have made his name as a blues and rock musician but he's certainly proving a hit on the folk circuit. Sunday sees him as this week's guest at Coventry's Burnt Post Folk Club on Kenpas Highway...
Bidding to Get Older People Switched on; Council Backs Effort to Help the Silver Surfers
Byline: JENNY MACKENZIE SILVER-HAIRED surfers in Nuneaton and Bedworth could be exploring the world of cyberspace as part of a pounds 2 million scheme. A major boost to services for older people in the borough is a step closer after councillors...
Brandish Celebrates Scoring a Century; DRIVETIME
VAUXHALL Brandish in Coventry are celebrating being in business for nearly 100 years. Although Brandish has been selling, servicing and supplying parts to the people of Coventry and the surrounding areas for as long as most people can remember,...
BURR THE NEW BORO BOSS; Boost for Nuneaton Ahead of Crucial FA Cup Tie
Byline: DEREK BROWN STEVE BURR was appointed the new manager of Nuneaton Borough today. And it could not have come at a better time for the 40-year-old as he prepares his side to face Stoke City tomorrow in the first round proper of the FA Cup....
Cathedral Tribute to Traffic Victims; ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGNERS WILL JOIN POLICE AND RELATIVES AT SERVICE
Byline: KATHRYN SUMMERS A DAY of Remembrance for road accident victims will be held at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday. About 1,000 people are expected at the service, which begins at 2pm and is one of 27 taking place throughout the country. ...
College Futures in the Balance; SENIOR POSTS ARE SHARED AS STUDY EXPLORES POSSIBILITY OF MERGERS
Byline: Mark Forster Education Reporter A HUGE question mark is hanging over the future of further education colleges in Coventry and Warwickshire. A report has been launched into the roles of the three main colleges in the city and four in Warwickshire...
Cov Have to Build on Sale Showing; RUGBY UNION
Byline: JOHN WILKINSON THE talking is over - now Coventry have to turn the positive points from their cup performance at Sale into league points at Manchester on Sunday (2.15pm). Cov gave their Zurich Premiership hosts a real scare two weeks...
Crusaders Take a Long Look at Harrison; BASKETBALL
BUPA COVENTRY CRUSADERS are looking at American Marvin Harrison to take up one of the foreign spots in the squad after the recent departure of Adam Stevens. Harrison flew in from his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana this week and has had coach...
Don't Write Borough off!; FOOTBALL: ALL THE MAGIC AND ROMANCE OF THE FA CUP AS NUNEATON TRAVEL TO STOKE CITY IN THE FIRST ROUND
Byline: DEREK BROWN and JOHN HARRIS NUNEATON Borough chairman Phil Clayton insists no-one should write his team off before a ball is kicked against Division Two outfit Stoke City. The Manor Park men travel to Britannia Stadium on Saturday for...
Drive to Recruit More Justices; WOMEN ESPECIALLY NEEDED TO MAINTAIN BALANCE IN COURT
Byline: JENNY MACKENZIE A MAJOR recruitment drive to encourage more people to apply to become magistrates in Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire, is being launched next week. Leaflets inviting people to enlist are to be sent to every household...
Exhibitions; Art and Exhibitions
Byline: LUCY BELL COVENTRY The Herbert Art Gallery: Go to it! Working for Victory on the Home Front, until March; Refugee Week, tea room display until November 15, 10am-5.30pm. British Road Transport Museum: cafe gallery: Oil paintings of...
Hick Strikes to Slow Pakistan Run Charge; CRICKET: ENGLAND IN STRONG POSITION AFTER PILING UP 480 RUNS
Byline: MYLES HODGSON GRAEME HICK made a crucial breakthrough for England today by removing dangerous opener Saeed Anwar with only his second delivery of the series in the opening Test. Replying to England's imposing declared total of 480-8,...
HOSPICE TEAM ARE BUBBLING!; Opening Likely in a Year's Time
Byline: LAURA CAPEWELL RUGBY'S day hospice could be open by next Christmas after appeal organisers were given the go-ahead to begin work. Delighted organisers and supporters of the Rugby Myton Hospice celebrated securing planning permission for...
IN THE COURTS: Probation and Community Service for Woman's Attacker
A COVENTRY man has been put on probation for one year by city magistrates for offences including assaulting a female causing her actual bodily harm. Wayne Ernest Gilkes, aged 40, of Wappenbury Road, Wood End, was also charged with driving with an...
Journey to the Art of Africa; EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS CARRIES CITY MAN'S HEARTFELT MESSAGE OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
FIVE years ago, if you'd told Steve Winterburn that he would soon be a well-known sculptor, he'd have been amazed. But Steve, aged 41, from Coventry, is becoming a top name in the art world and his work is sold with considerable success at major...
Keep off the Grass - Perhaps until the New Year!; FOOTBALL: SPOTLIGHT ON THE LOCAL LEAGUES
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL PARKS pitches in Coventry could be out of action until at least January. So says Coventry City Council community parks officer Bob Moore who warns that players might not be covered by insurance if they insist on using pitches...
Kenilworth in Good Heart for Derby; RUGBY UNION
KENILWORTH travel to local rivals Barkers Butts in buoyant mood for tomorrow's Midlands One clash after their superb win over league leaders Scunthorpe. Coach Huw Duggan was delighted with last week's 15-8 victory which lifted Kenilworth into fourth...
Let's Not Get Carried Away with England; FOOTBALL
Byline: RICHARD KEYS Moroccans must start performing I HAVE to admit I was left fairly numb after this week's England friendly and I am not sure what it has proved or what we have learned from it. From a positive point of view I thought Emile...
LETTERS: Your Views
Pleased with gardeners' wage news I WAS very pleased to hear that the government has decided to reverse its decision regarding the wages paid to the gardeners who look after the war graves. These men do a good job, of which they are very proud....
MAN SENTENCED OVER SHOTS IN THE PARK; Armed Police Team Alerted
Byline: RACHEL PINDER A DISABLED man who fired his loaded air pistol in a park for target practice and then gave it to a group of youths when he realised police were looking for him, has escaped a prison sentence. Ivan Charles Pitcher, aged 47,...
Nineacres in Record Chase; RACING
Byline: RAY GILPIN RAGS-TO-RICHES gelding Nineacres is likely to have two opportunities to carve himself a niche in racing history. Trainer Milton Bradley was beginning the task today of finding suitable openings for the nine-year-old to claim...
On the Street
Byline: Hayley Cuthbertson BINLEY ROAD is one of the busiest trunk roads in and out of Coventry city centre and was recently subjected to extensive roadworks. Many local businesses complained the roadworks hit their trade hard but made no difference...
Pakistanis Set Hot Pace in Run Chase; CRICKET
Byline: MYLES HODGSON SHAHID AFRIDI launched an explosive reply for Pakistan in the opening Test at the Colonel Gaddafi stadium today after England progressed to an imposing first-innings total. Resuming on an impressive 393-6, England finally...
Parker's Four-Goal Haul Lifts Panthers
FOUR-STAR Liam Parker produced a brilliant display to help Nuneaton Boys Panthers to a 6-1 victory at Radford Rangers Blue in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Mini Football League. Parker's predator instinct was the main difference between the two sides...
Pledge to Give Business Its Voice
Byline: DUNCAN GIBBONS THE new chairman of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce has pledged to play an active role in the future of the town. Leigh Hunt said she is looking forward to further developing and representing the branch as "a voice for business"...
Poor Shot; Go 2: Cinema
Byline: MICHAEL WOOD WHEN you first glimpse a character sitting alone in a room with a bottle of whisky, playing Russian roulette with a sackful of guns, you can reasonably suppose that it's not a feelgood movie you're watching. Way of the Gun...
Prince William Spotted in Warwickshire!
Byline: Catherine Turner PEOPLE in Stratford thought royalty had really come to town when Mark Rattigan turned up for a showbiz event at the town hall this week. The handsome teenager tells feature writer CATHERINE TURNER what it's like to look...
Protesters Lose Their Loo Battle
PUBLIC toilets for Coventry will be put in the Central Library building, despite opposition from library staff and thousands of people who signed a petition. The ruling Labour group of Coventry City Council pushed through the proposal at a full...
Racist Allegation against Council; MARATHON MEETING HEARS DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS BY FORMER LEADER
Byline: FIONA SCOTT Political Editor COVENTRY city council is "institutionally racist" and should change the way it treats staff and citizens, former council leader Cllr John Fletcher (Lab, Whoberley) admitted last night. He said no organisation...
Shock Tally of Dumped 'Trendy' Pets; RSPCA OFFICIALS CALL FOR TIGHTER CONTROLS ON EXOTIC ANIMALS
Byline: DUNCAN GIBBONS THE RSPCA in Coventry and Warwickshire today called for tighter controls on the trade and ownership of exotic animals. It follows a year in which RSPCA officers in the region dealt with more than 650 cases. They included...
Stars Come out for Children's Charity Day
Byline: TONY JONES STARS from the world of television, pop and sport were to take part in the 21st televised BBC Children in Need Appeal today. Presenters Terry Wogan and Gaby Roslin were to host the event in the studio, with celebrities and...
Sure-Footed, Nimble and Fun to Drive; DRIVETIME
Byline: STEWART SMITH ROAD TEST: PEUGEOT 206 COUPE/CABRIOLET WHEN the wraps came off the stylish, all-new Peugeot 206 Coupe/Cabriolet at last month's Birmingham Motor Show it got a rapturous reception. I wanted to get behind the wheel and...
Take a Trip to the Stars; Go 2: The Limit: To the Ground
Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW by DAYLE CRUTCHLOW IT'S all very well Coventry receiving regular visits from the "next big things" or faded legends, but every now and then don't you feel the need for something a little more A-list? The kind of star...
Tallis Gets His Chance; FOOTBALL: SPOTLIGHT ON THE LOCAL LEAGUES
Byline: JOHN HARRIS and MICHELLE WILSON NEW signing Scott Tallis is included in the Bedworth United squad for their Western Division clash at Gloucester City. Tallis, who signed from Shepshed Dynamo on Tuesday night, can play at either full-back...
The Blitz 60 Years On
Byline: Keith Draper TO youngsters like Dennis Davies, the blitz was almost like an adventure. Collecting shrapnel, discovering unexploded incendiary bombs and torn parachutes caught in the trees. Sixty years on, he shares his childhood memories...
Thousands Expected for Lights Switch-On; Stars Ready to Line Up at Ceremony
Byline: LUCY WILSON MASSIVE crowds are expected to flock to Coventry on Sunday to see the city centre transformed into a blaze of colour when the Christmas lights are switched on. Around 15,000 are expected to see Coventry Lord Mayor Cllr Sheila...
Tory Leader Quits and Talks of Retiring
Byline: Alan Harris THE leader of the Conservatives on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has stepped down. Cllr John Burton, who represents Weddington ward, has relinquished the position after seven years and plans to retire as a borough...
TRAGIC Debut Tale; GO 2: CINEMA
Byline: MICHAEL WOOD FILM-MAKER Mahesh Mathai has made a name for himself in India turning out some 250 adverts over two decades. So when his chance came to cut his teeth in feature films, you might expect him to have chosen a fluffy song-and-dance...
UNBEATLEable; GO 2: ROCK
Byline: ALAN POOLE THE landmark release of The Beatles' first proper greatest hits album has inevitably eclipsed the latest project by Oasis, the band once embraced as their natural musical heirs. You could virtually name your own odds if you...
Vice Battle Being Won by Police; COMMUNITY PRAISES ACTION BY POLICE
Byline: PETER MAGILL A CRACKDOWN on prostitutes and kerb crawlers has paid dividends for a Coventry community. More than 34 arrests have been made by a six-strong team of police officers sent in to eliminate the vice trade from the streets of...
Volvo Has an Eye on Future; DRIVETIME
Byline: STEWART SMITH, Motoring Editor VOLVO has created an advanced safety concept car automatically giving every driver the perfect seating position to ensure the best possible visibility, comfort and safety. The EyeCar is fitted with sensors...
We're Ready for the Ultimate Test against Champs; PHIL VICKERY WITH THE ENGLAND SQUAD
Byline: PHIL VICKERY ENGLAND prop PHIL VICKERY with the first of a series of columns from inside the England camp which will run through the autumn internationals and the Six Nations championships TAKING on the best in the world. Here we are,...
White Loses out as England Power on; CRICKET: HUSSAIN DECLARES AT 480 AS GILES HITS UNBEATEN 37
Byline: MYLES HODGSON CRAIG WHITE missed out on his maiden Test century as England batted through to lunch before finally declaring after further frustrating Pakistan in the opening Test at the Colonel Gaddafi stadium. The Yorkshire all-rounder...
Why Parents Fear Web; Children Can Get at Porn Far Too Easily
Byline: BARBARA GOULDEN MOTHERS worried about their children getting access to porn have formed a pressure group to campaign for better government control of the internet. Louise Nolan and her friends in Allesley village were horrified by national...
WIN ...a Pounds 2,000 Britannia Luxury Range Cooker
HERE's your chance to win a fabulous cooker worth pounds 2,000. This is day two of our fantastic cooker competition. The Evening Telegraph has teamed up with Britannia Range Cookers and the BBC Good Food Show to offer one lucky reader either a Britannia...
Woodward Eyes Win over Weak Wallabies; RUGBY UNION: PREVIEWS OF A BUSY WEEKEND OF INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC ACTION
Byline: Andrew Baldock CLIVE WOODWARD expects England to beat Australia at Twickenham tomorrow - and his players might never have a better chance of toppling the world champions. The Wallabies, World Cup holders and Tri-Nations title winners,...
Young Darren All Set for Starlets Call-Up; ANGLING
Byline: PAT ARMSTRONG ALMOST inevitably, there are at least two Darrens in the current Garbolino MAP Starlets match squad. Expect there to be three pretty soon. Birmingham youngster Darren Bolton did himself no harm at all on two canal towpaths...