Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from November 1, 2003

A Golden Day for Young Achievers; AWARDS RECOGNISE EFFORTS TO BECOME GOOD CITIZENS
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE SIX young people from Coventry who have completed the Duke of Edinburgh's gold award are set to pick up their certificates from St James's Palace. They will be among 154 from all over the West Midlands set to meet The...
Anger at Delay in Fixing Water Burst; 'IGNORED' LEAK LIFTED TARMAC AND POSED DANGER TO ELDERLY
Byline: BEN GRIFFIN ANGRY residents have condemned water company bosses, claiming they left a mains pipe leaking onto a Coventry street for more than two days. A week after Severn Trent Water reminded people to be "water wise" following one of...
CHRISTMAS IS: Win a Festive Party at Stoneleigh Park; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
TO celebrate the launch of www.SuperbChristmasParties.co.uk, we've teamed up with Sodexho Prestige to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Christmas Party at Stoneleigh Park for ten people. The lucky winners will join other festive partygoers...
Christmas Will Be a Bright One; Festive Lights Are Billed as the City's Best Ever
Byline: Alan Harris SHOPPERS in Coventry will enjoy a bigger array of Christmas lights this year after a pounds 100,000 decorations boost. A four-man team is now installing 12,000 light bulbs and miles of electric cabling throughout the city...
CRICKET: ENGLAND STROLL IT; Johnson Spearheads Test Rout of Bangladesh
Byline: MYLES HODGSON MICHAEL VAUGHAN hailed England's professionalism after they wrapped up a 329-run victory over Bangladesh in the second Test in Chittagong. The tourists declared overnight on 293 to leave the hosts an impossible 468 to win...
Dismay at Hospital Hip Op Deaths
WARWICK and Stratford hospitals have among the worst records in the country for people dying after hip fracture sur-gery, it has been claimed. Patients undergoing the operation at the south Warwickshire hospitals are 40 per cent more likely to die...
FOOTBALL: City to Miss Safri
Byline: ANDY TURNER SKY BLUES midfielder Youssef Safri has revealed that he will miss up to six weeks of the Sky Blues campaign to join up with Morocco for the African Nations Cup. While the influential midfielder regrets missing domestic action,...
FOOTBALL: Sky Blues MEMORIES: My Front Seat on Hill's Bandwagon
Byline: Derek Henderson JOURNALIST DEREK HENDERSON covered Coventry City for the Evening Telegraph from 1958 to 1973. Today he continues his memories of life at Highfield Road BETWEEN 1962 and 1967 I was privileged to live through - and, more...
He's a Daredevil Dad!
Byline: EMMA RACE DAD Mac Nailen is getting a reputation as a daredevil after doing a charity parachute jump and a rafting challenge. Mr Nailen, 42, of Rotherham Road, Holbrooks, took to the choppy waters of Northampton's Nene Whitewater Centre....
ICE HOCKEY: Blaze Are Hammered by Injuries; SIX DOUBTFUL FOR CLASH AGAINST NOTTINGHAM
Byline: ANTONY HOPKER COVENTRY Blaze are facing their worst ever injury crisis this weekend and could be down to the bare bones in tonight's game against Nottingham. Six players are doubtful for action, while James Pease is unavailable as he...
It's Your Shout!: Should the Butler Spill the Beans?; Where Teenagers Set the Agenda
Byline: RICHARD PEARCE FORMER royal butler Paul Burrell has been hitting the headlines this week with his revelations about Diana, Princess of Wales - and sharply dividing opinion in the process. RICHARD PEARCE asked A-level students at Tile Hill...
LEGAL ACTION THREAT IN BID TO END POST STRIKE; No Deliveries Again in City on Third Day of Walkout
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE POSTAL union leaders in Coventry could face legal action by Royal Mail if they refuse to end their involvement in the wildcat strikes. The message came today from company bosses who say they are ready to take action against...
LETTERS: Your Views
Time to halt Royal Mail's antiquated post monopoly YET again we are hit by industrial action at the Royal Mail. We go from being held hostage by the Royal Mail itself, with above inflation price increases, to being held hostage by the militants...
Miss December Is the Rectory Girl!; VICAR JOINS THE PIN-UP BRIGADE TO HELP VILLAGES' FUND-RAISING
Byline: STEPHEN HALLMARK A SAUCY calendar has got tongues wagging after the revelation that Miss December is none other than the vicar of Sheepy Magna. Women from the five parishes that together form the Sheepy Magna Group of churches in Leicestershire...
Pounds 10,000 Stolen from Pensioner; BOGUS OFFICIALS TRICKED WOMAN INTO LETTING THEM IN
Byline: ARRYN BUGGINS THIEVES pretending to be council staff stole pounds 10,000 from a Warwickshire woman yesterday after they barged into her home. The bogus officials went in through the front door to see the elderly woman sitting in her lounge...
Pounds 50,000 Theft Haul Seized from House
Byline: BEN GRIFFIN AN AMAZING haul of stolen goods estimated to be worth pounds 50,000 has been recovered from a house in Coventry. Police officers are hoping shopkeepers who have reported recent break- ins will be able to help them identify...
ROYAL MAIL THREAT TO SEAL POST BOXES; No Deliveries for City and Few in County on Third Full Day of Strike
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE POST boxes across Coventry and Warwickshire could be sealed if the wildcat strikes continue into next week. The warning came from Royal Mail today, as hundreds of postal workers in the city began their third full day of...
Salvation Army's Citadel Headache; HUGE BILL LOOMS FOR EXCAVATIONS ON MEDIEVAL SITE OF PLANNED NEW CHURCH
Byline: JAMES McCARTHY SALVATION ARMY leaders in Coventry who want to demolish their citadel and build a new one on the same site face long delays and a huge price hike. The problem is that the church on the corner of Lamb Street stands alongside...
School Building Plan in New Row; NEIGHBOURS SAY COUNCIL OFFICERS SHOULD HAVE CONSULTED THEM
Byline: EMMA SNODGRASS NEIGHBOURS are demanding to know why they still haven't been consulted on plans for a development at a school near their homes in Coventry. The call comes seven weeks after city council officers were told to talk to them....
There Are More Questions Than Answers in This Life; Voice of the North
Byline: Dayle Crutchlow EVER felt like bonfire night was more trouble than it's worth? Honestly? Never lain in bed as early as the beginning of October listening to young ne'er-do-wells letting off bangers and wanted to go out there and stick one...
THREAT TO SEAL UP POST BOXES; Few Deliveries on Third Day of Walkout
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE POST boxes across Warwickshire could be sealed if the wildcat strikes among hundreds of Royal Mail workers in Coventry continue into next week. The warning came from the Royal Mail today, as hundreds of postal workers...
TIME TUNNEL: Bowled over by Your Cricket Memories; . . . A JOURNEY INTO OUR RICH HERITAGE, REMEMBERING A GOLDEN ERA OF CITY CRICKET
Byline: DAVID McGRORY DAVID McGRORY looks at our readers' response to a recent Time Tunnel about Courtaulds Cricket Club MANY of you got in touch regarding my recent feature on Courtaulds Cricket Club and the two photos of the teams. Some...
WATER POLO: City Women Foiled in Bid for a Hat-Trick
COVENTRY WOMEN launched their second National League weekend with comfortable victories against Hammersmith Penguin and Haywards Heath but were then tamed 9-6 by an impressive young Manchester A outfit. Jen Fairhurst (2) and Liz Green opened up...
WEEKEND: BYTE SIZE: Voodoo Vince Is a Pain - but a Fun One; Review
Byline: Tim Frings and Martin Smith Voodoo Vince XBox, Microsoft - pounds 39.99 THIS is a platform game with an interesting twist - you must find ways of inflicting horrible pain on yourself in order to beat your enemies. You play Vince, a...
WEEKEND: COUNTRY WALKS: Plenty of Pubs along the Way
Byline: with Ron Weston Long Itchington to Stockton 4 1/2 miles. Map 222 Explorer. WE return to Long Itchington to walk some of its much improved footpaths and perhaps visit one of several pubs along the way. Stockton is a village surrounded...
Weekend: Food: Jamie's Dish
Byline: Jamie Williams Coventry's own celebrity TV chef, Jamie Williams, serves up a healthy version of the traditional English breakfast THIS was my dinner last night, a healthier option to my favourite fatty meal, the English breakfast. ...
WEEKEND: FOOD: Sweet Sensation; ANN EVANS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A TOFFEE-MAKING TRADITION
Byline: ANN EVANS AS Bonfire Night approaches and we get ready to enjoy bangers of both the edible and noisy variety, don't forget to stock up on the traditional sweet treat for November 5 too. For generations, treacle toffee has been enjoyed...
WEEKEND: GARDENING: Create a Winter Wonderland
Byline: ANN EVANS ANN EVANS gets some expert advice on how to keep gardens alive with colour during the cold weather SO the garden is starting to look a bit dull and bare, flowers are dying off and the leaves are finally falling from the trees....
WEEKEND: PET SOS: And They Call It Bunny Love; HEIDI TWYNHAM JUST COULDN'T RESIST THE CUTE WHITE RABBIT WHO NEEDED A NEW HOME
Byline: Ann Evans It's not exactly Starsky and Hutch, but trainee police officer Heidi Twynham found herself falling in love with this bundle of fluff when she went to buy a hutch. Heidi, of Bath Street, Rugby, has always had a soft spot for...
WEEKEND: TRAVEL: Views Are out of This World; BELGIUM'S GOT MORE TO OFFER THAN JUST BEER AND CHOCOLATES - THERE'S THE STUNNING SCENERY TO START WITH .
Byline: Samantha Nanda CHOCOLATES, beer and Jean Claude Van Damme pretty much covered my knowledge and expectations of Belgium. Until I found myself hanging upside down and spinning around trying not to be sick. While trying to join up some dots...
WEEKEND: TRAVEL: Wish I Was There ... Reader's Report
Byline: RAY and MARGARET CHAPLIN RAY and Margaret Chaplin, of Aldermans Green Road in Aldermans Green, went to Southern Ireland with free flights, thanks to a competition run by www.mytravelite.com in conjunction with the Evening Telegraph. Here...
WEEKEND: UNPLUGGED: The Real Halloween Horror Is Me in a Costume
Byline: HELEN LEGH THERE'S nothing more fascinating than watching a grown man struggle into a witch's costume, trying to squeeze his beer belly into a Lycra dress and cape. Halloween's great for that money-can't-buy entertainment. I've never...
WEEKEND: WEEKEND TV: Daniel's Midsomer Dream Is at an End
Byline: Marion McMullen THERE'S an arresting end to Midsomer Murders tomorrow as Warwickshire actor John Nettles says goodbye to long-time sidekick Daniel Casey. TV writer MARION McMULLEN checks out the final farewell of the crime-busting duo. ...
WEEKEND: WEEKEND TV: McTV: What's Hot and What's Not on the Box
Byline: Marion McMullen WHAT a surprise to see Danny La Rue at the National Television Awards. Whoops, my mistake it was England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's Italian girlfriend. Nancy Dell'Olio arrived in a pounds 7,000 black and...
WEEKEND: WEEKEND TV: STAR PROFILE: Skill on and off the Pitch
Name: David Beckham. Image: Trendsetting footballer. Best known for: Captaining England. Early life: Born May 2, 1975 in Leytonstone, London, the middle of three children - he has two sisters. His father was a kitchen fitter and his mother...
WEEKEND: YOUR PETS: How Can I Stop Puppy Howling at Night?
Byline: with PDSA vet Elaine Pendlebury Q. I'VE had my puppy for just a few days and she's an absolute joy. However, every night she howls and barks for hours on end when we go to bed. What steps can I take to try and stop this? A. YOUR...
WIN: The Chance to Meet TV Chef Tony Tobin
HERE'S a chance for you and a friend to win the opportunity to meet TV chef Tony Tobin back stage at Ready Steady Cook on Friday, November 28 - plus a signed copy of the Ready Steady Cook recipe book published by BBC. Today is the final day of our...
Young Sisters in Bus Crash Shock; WHY DIDN'T ANYONE SEE IF MY GIRLS WERE ALL RIGHT? ASKS MUM
Byline: MARTIN SMITH TWO young sisters have told of their shock when their bus was involved in a collision in Coventry. Little Kaileigh Pahnke and older sister Lian were stunned when their bus was in a collision with another vehicle travelling...