Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

Newspaper covers local news, sports, business, lifestyle, features, entertainment, and more.

Articles from August 18, 2000

ART and Exhibitions
Great tonic for the hols! Holidays give people the chance to visit galleries a bit further away from home so this week's column takes a look around the region. Birmingham has a host of exhibitions to suit all tastes. At MAC, the centre for Birmingham...
BEETLES BRING A HALT TO JUSTICE; Court to Close for Five Months
BEETLE infestation and wet rot in roof timbers is forcing a five-month closure of Warwick Crown Court. From September 1 cases will be switched to the crown courts at Coventry and Birmingham. Workmen will then move into the Grade 1 listed building...
Blues Book Repeat Place in Cup Final; CROWN GREEN BOWLS
IT WAS a red-letter day for holders Bermuda Blues who overcame the odds to sweep into the Nuneaton Men's Bowls League Saturday Cup Final with a superb eight-shot defeat of favourites Baddesley Colliery. And the hero for the Blues was anchorman Don...
CINEMA: Battle of the Xs; GO2
WHO ARE THE X-MEN? People born with super-powers. All human beings have a lot of spare and unused DNA and in the X-Men's case, some of that so-called "junk DNA" has become activated and given them extraordinary powers and abilities. They are the next...
CINEMA: Pure X-CITEMENT; GO2
CINEMA: Pure AS this summer's blockbuster movie release, the X-Men (12) succeeds on almost every level - it's an action film, a character drama, and an effects-filled sci-fi epic all rolled into 104 minutes of excitement. Although many people...
Claire Reaches Embassy Challenge Final; ANGLING
WARWICKSHIRE'S Claire Dagnall, the youngest women's national champion when she won the title back in 1981, will fish in her first Embassy Challenge after qualifying from the Nene round. Dagnall, a 35-year-old accounts administrator from Studley,...
CLASSICAL: A CHORUS of Approval; GO2
BIRMINGHAM has a busy couple of months this year with a line-up of extraordinary events to whet the appetite of every musical taste. One hundred years ago there was the most important premiere in Birmingham's musical history when, at the Triennial...
Doctor Has a Heart for Bypass Op Patients; PROJECT AIMS TO REDUCE RISK FOR HEART PATIENTS
PIONEERING research being carried out at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry could help reduce risks during open heart surgery and possibly save lives. The project headed by Dr Jasper Trevelyan has been backed with funding of pounds 99,000 from the National...
Domino's Delivers a Tasty Slice of Charity
RUGBY people are being urged to join in a pizza-eating frenzy today to raise money for Rugby Myton Hospice Appeal. Domino's Pizza, in North Street, Rugby, is being sponsored by its fellow branches across the country to deliver as many pizzas as...
Dunlap Steals a Slice of the Woods Glory; GOLF
TIGER WOODS'S sumptuous summer continued with an opening six-under-par 66 in the United States PGA championship in Louisville, Kentucky. But this time the world No.1, chasing a third successive major victory after his runaway triumphs in the US...
FOLK: Popular Kev Is Playing It SOLO; GO2
COVENTRY guitarist and singer Kevin Dempsey is the first of an impressive run of big names planned for a new season at Coventry's Burnt Post Folk Club. The former member of Dando Shaft and Whippersnapper, and now currently touring with fiddle-playing...
Giant and Kalanisi Set for Rematch; RACING
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY will face a maximum of seven rivals when he bids for his fourth consecutive Group One victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Tuesday. Aidan O'Brien's three-year-old, who has landed the St James' Palace Stakes,...
GUNS FIRED IN STREET FRACAS; Man Left Badly Injured in 'Revenge' Attack
SHOTGUNS were fired and a man was left seriously ill in hospital after a suspected revenge attack in a Warwickshire town street. The victim, aged 21, suffered a serious wound when he was apparently beaten about the head during the fracas last night....
Hopes Rise of Buy-Out; JOINT VENTURE IN MOVE FOR TRANSTEC
A BUYER has emerged to rescue the car components division of the collapsed Trans-Tec group founded by Coventry North-west Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson. When workers at all parts of the Coleshill-based engineering group went back to work last week,...
How White Kept the Faith; CRICKET
CRAIG WHITE today revealed how the faith shown in him by the current England regime had inspired his career-best performance in the fourth Test against West Indies at Headingley. Yorkshire all-rounder White claimed five for 57 as West Indies were...
Howzat! Cricket on Campus; WARWICK UNIVERSITY IS SET TO STAGE THE FIRST EVER CONFERENCE ON CRICKET, COVERING ITS EARLIEST ROOTS TO CURRENT FEARS
CRICKET fans from across the UK hope to be bowled over by the first ever university conference on the bat and ball game. Hosted by Warwick University, it will explore the history of cricket from its roots in the 17th-century game of gentlemen and...
Illuminating Campaign Aims for Big Switch On
A WARWICKSHIRE town is running out of time to organise its annual Christmas lights switch on. About 4,000 people traditionally flock to Kenilworth town centre, where stalls are set on the streets and pantomime characters mingle with the crowds....
In the Courts
Four-year ban for drink-driver A COVENTRY man has been put on probation for one year by city magistrates for offences including driving with excess alcohol. Rodney Stanley Kettell, aged 35, of Vinecote Road, Longford, was also charged with driving...
It's Another New Regime at Massey; FOOTBALL
NEIL FEARN and Mick Burrows are the new joint-managers at Midland Combination Premier Division Massey Ferguson. Initially, Gary Shaw and John Temple were appointed to manage the Banner Lane club after Loz Cairns lost his appeal to the FA against...
I'VE GOT TO DO WELL- BELLAMY; FOOTBALL: Pounds 5m Striker's Pledge to City Fans on Eve of Debut
SKY BLUES new striker Craig Bellamy makes his debut at Highfield Road tomorrow determined to prove he's worth his pounds 5m price tag. The 21-year-old Welsh international revealed he could have gone to another more high-profile top flight club but...
JAZZ: Stars Ready to Take It FROM THE TOP; GO2
THE opening concerts in Coventry's eagerly awaited Jazz Festival will begin on Thursday. It is a festival which promises to present the very best music, leaving no stone unturned in its desire to provide the city with every style of jazz in some...
Langer Tames Weary Bears; CRICKET
JUSTIN LANGER continued Middlesex's belated revival in the County Championship - and put a dent in Warwickshire's promotion prospects - with his fourth century of the season in an opening-day total of 292-6 at Edgbaston. It may be too late for Langer's...
Letters: Your Views
City bus service leaves a lot to be desired WE hear much about delays on the railway and yet I have found little difficulty. But Travel West Midlands buses, that is quite another thing and people are beginning to realise their deficiencies. ...
Libraries Join to Give a Boost for Business
SMALL businesses in north Warwickshire are set to benefit from a new county-wide initiative which will allow them to pool their expertise with other firms. The scheme involves a high quality information and advice service for companies which has...
Luke and Steve Step Up as Cov Bank on Teenage Talent; CRICKET
TEENAGE talents Luke Parker and Steve Swaffield are introduced for their Birmingham League debuts as Coventry & North Warwickshire chase Premier Division points at home to Smethwick tomorrow. Parker, 18-year-old son of former C&NW run-getter...
MOTORING: How Motability Can Put YOU in the Driving Seat; DRIVE TIME
MOTABILITY was set up on the initiative of the Government in 1977, to provide vehicles and powered wheelchairs to disabled people. The first Motability vehicle was supplied in 1978 and since then more than 1,170,000 vehicles and powered wheelchairs...
MOTORING: Industry Backs Fight against the Cowboys; DRIVE TIME
THIS week's critical report from the Office of Fair Trading into car servicing and repair has been welcomed by the retail car industry's main trade body. The Retail Motor Industry Federation says the report "reinforces the importance of utilising...
MOTORING: Now Stowaways Target the Holiday Motorist; DRIVE TIME
EVERY year thousands of people enter the UK as illegal immigrants by stowing away on ships, planes, trains and, more recently, trucks. But tourist traffic - buses, vans and cars (especially those with trailers or caravans), are prey to stowaways...
MOTORING: Power and the Glory of a Truly Great Brit; DRIVE TIME
THE VERDICT: TVR GRIFFITH I CAN think of less pleasant ways of spending a sunny Sunday afternoon than posing in a genuine out-and-out sports car like the TVR Griffith. It was a first-time experience for me, and my wife, after taking up an invitation...
Murtagh to Partner Pet; RACING
JOHNNY MURTAGH will renew his association with Petrushka in Wednesday's Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks. With Kieren Fallon sidelined through injury Pat Eddery was down to partner Petrushka in the Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks but was ruled out due to...
Old Soldiers Demand Action to Protect Memorial; 'IF THE COUNCIL WON'T DO IT, WE APPEAL TO THE CITIZENS OF COVENTRY'
COVENTRY'S old soldiers are demanding action to clean and protect the monument to their fallen comrades in the city's War Memorial Park. Members of the Combined Ex-Servicemen's Council, which represents veterans from 19 different associations, say...
Perry Is Drakes Pride Champ; CROWN GREEN BOWLS
NUNEATON'S Stuart Perry added another title to his long list of successes when he lifted the pounds 1300 Drakes Pride bowls title at Chadsmoor Progresive WMC near Cannock on Sunday. Perry, North Midlands champion for the past three years and currently...
Phone Firm Dials Up a Growth Strategy; Chairman Quashes Speculation over Sale
ENTREPRENEUR Ted Stocker has confirmed that his business Future Integrated Telephony is definitely not up for sale. Speculation had been mounting that the Progress Way, Binley, company would be sold. But in the end-of-the-year results revealed...
Plenty to Prove for the Comeback Kids; FOOTBALL
NEW Sky Blues signings Craig Bellamy and David Thompson were officially unveiled at Highfield Road yesterday. The pair were hailed as key figures in the future of the club and both share a common denominator - coming back from major setbacks in...
Recycling Link with Hungary
COVENTRY is combining with a Hungarian city to launch a council- run recycling scheme for electrical goods including television sets, microwave ovens and stereo equipment. Council representatives, including the Lord Mayor Sheila Collins, will visit...
Richard KEYS a Sky Blues Fan's View: How City Can Profit from Summer Losses; FOOTBALL
HOW things have changed in such a short space of time at Highfield Road! My initial reaction to the news of Gary McAllister and Robbie Keane's departures was that of great disappointment. There was a degree of inevitability about Gary joining...
ROCK: A WEB FEAT of Pop Trivia; GO2
WHICH multi-millionaire rock legend delivered this engagingly frank analysis of his musical ability: "I don't really like singing very much - I enjoy playing the guitar more than singing, and I can't play the guitar either"? If you don't know that,...
Rotherham Aiming for League Final Win at Coundon Road; RUGBY UNION
CRAWLEY Jets - the southern-most club in the country - meet Rotherham Giants in tomorrow's Rugby League Conference final at Coundon Road. The Jets, who won the inaugural Harry Jepson Trophy in 1998, are competing in their third consecutive final,...
Shotguns Fired in Street Attack; Injured Man Taken to Hospital
SHOTGUNS were fired and a man was left seriously ill after an attack in a Warwickshire town. The victim, aged 21, was taken to hospital after suffering a serious wound when he was apparently beaten about the head during the fracas last night. ...
Spreading Message of Peace; COVENTRY STAGES AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO LOOK AT WAYS OF CALMING WORLD'S TROUBLESPOTS
OVER the past 60 years, Coventry has become the "magic word" that allows church leaders from the city immediate access to negotiations taking place in the world's troublespots. The reconciliation work - which began when the late Provost Richard...
Station Broadcasts to People of Rugby; Saturday Start for Rugby FM
IT'S back - and with your help Rugby's favourite radio station could soon be here to stay. Rugby FM returns to the airwaves tomorrow in a two-week bid to win a permanent licence to broadcast in the area. With a positive res-ponse from Rugby people,...
Strachan Expects Tough Start; FOOTBALL
GORDON STRACHAN is preparing for his team's toughest game of the season when Coventry City kick-off their Premiership campaign against Middlesbrough at Highfield Road tomorrow. The Sky Blues manager is expecting 'Boro boss Bryan Robson to come to...
Teletubbies Bring a Rich Reward for Anne
THE woman who turned Warwickshire into the home of the Teletubbies has been named as one of the richest broadcasters in Britain. Anne Wood and her Stratford-based Ragdoll Productions are worth pounds 150million, according to a new top 100 list compiled...
Tenants Hit out over Fountain Cash 'Waste'
THEY'VE WAITED YEARS FOR REPLACEMENT WINDOWS COUNCIL SAYS IT CAN'T AFFORD COUNCIL tenants on a Nuneaton estate claim they have been left in the cold because of "wasteful" spending on the town's new fountain. They are furious that money which...
THEATRE: COOKIN' Up a Storm!; GO2
THE heat is being turned up for a banquet of tasty treats for audiences in Coventry and Warwickshire. Hit show Cookin' is one of the highlights of Warwick Arts Centre's new season and comes to Coventry for a one-night special. One of last year's...
They'll Be Noel Mercy for Whelan - Chippo; FOOTBALL
NOEL WHELAN returns to haunt his old club at Highfield Road tomorrow when he will be looking to open his Middlesbrough goal account. Players traditionally prosper against their former employers, but Sky Blues all-action midfielder Youssef Chippo...
TO THE GROUND: Pogo Back to Days of; GO2
STICK 'em up punks, raise 'em high and applaud like the wild/misty- eyed disciples of anarchy that you are. Why? 'Cos if you're a remnant of '77, or even a new convert to the glory of punk, then we have something for you this week. It begins...
Upbeat Greenbacks Face Testing Opener; FOOTBALL
BEDWORTH United kick-off their Dr Martens Western Division campaign with a trip to newly-promoted Mangotsfield United tomorrow. The Greenbacks will be without midfielder Stuart Holt for the journey to Bristol as he is on on holiday but defender...
What A Result
THERE were tears of joy and words of commiseration for hundreds of Rugby students yesterday as they opened the dreaded envelopes containing their A-level results. Schools and colleges across the town have reported improvements on last year's results...
What A Result
IT'S hard to imagine a simple brown envelope holding the key to someone's future. But for hundreds of Nuneaton and Bedworth students, that was their fate yesterday when they picked up their A-level results. The crowds gathered early at King Edward...
What A Result; AFTER HOURS OF SWOTTING AND REVISION AND THEN NERVE-WRACKING EXAMS, STUDENTS FINALLY RECEIVED THE NEWS THEY'D BEEN WAITING FOR - BUT WAS IT WHAT THEY WANTED?
FINGERS are being crossed in education circles, but the signs are that Coventry will outstrip the national A-level results for the second year running. Education chiefs were unable to get a full picture of the city's success yesterday because of...