Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from February 3, 2005

BASKETBALL: Crusaders Suffer Mixed Fortunes
COVENTRY CRUSADERS endured a mixed bag in their weekend National Basketball League double-header as they stormed to victory at fellow strugglers Kingston Wildcats but found National Cup winners Reading Rockets too hot to handle. It was crucial Crusaders...
BINMEN END STRIKE AFTER SACK THREAT; Boss Warns Walkout Was Illegal
Byline: FIONA SCOTT BINMEN returned to work this morning after being told by council chiefs "get back or face the sack". The refuse collectors met at the Whitley depot at 7am today, and talks with union officials took place after yesterday's...
Care and Concern Is Turned into Hard Cash; TSUNAMI DISASTER
PEOPLE across Coventry and Warwickshire have been digging deep to help victims of the Asian tsunami, the world's worst ever natural disaster. Millions of pounds have already been raised by well-wishers in the UK and other countries. Here the Evening...
Career Change Success; JOBS & NEW DIRECTIONS
Byline: CAROLINE PRICHARD for the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire YOUNG Rebecca Heden has shown that the skills of the fine artist are easily transferred to any career - even that of a scientist. The 19-year-old technician,...
CASH BOOST FOR HOSPITAL; Supporters' Pounds 12,000 Gift to Aid Heart Unit
Byline: STEVE EVANS VOLUNTEER fundraisers in Nuneaton have been praised for raising a six-figure sum to support coronary care at the town's George Eliot Hospital. Members of the Bermuda and Stockingford Intensive Care Support group (Basics) raised...
Chief to Quit Shire Hall after 28 Years; Tributes Paid to Ian Caulfield
The longest-serving county council chief executive in the country has announced plans to retire. Ian Caulfielf will have been head of Warwickshire County Council for more than 18 years whe he leaves in July. But the 62-year-old's local government career...
Colleges Urged to Take Innovation Lead; JOBS & NEW DIRECTIONS
THE West Midlands Innovative Actions programme has backed a college- based version of the prestigious Lord Stafford Awards for Innovation. The Innovative Actions programme funded by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands and the European...
Crackdown on Unruly Pupils; Parenting Classes a Good Idea, Says Head
Byline: LUCY LYNCH Education Reporter PLANS to crack down on classroom disorder involving unruly pupils have been partly welcomed in Coventry and Warwickshire. Behaviour became a pre-election issue as Labour Education Secretary Ruth Kelly and...
CRICKET Battling England Steal Tied Match
Byline: RICHARD GIBSON ENGLAND'S Kevin Pietersen scored his maiden hundred in international cricket - but had his thunder stolen when the match ended in a dramatic tie. His 108 from 96 balls set England on the way to a total of 270 from their...
CRICKET: Dott Is Feeling at Home in Malta
GRAEME DOTT freely admits he is not the best traveller on the snooker circuit but would like to extend his stay in Portomaso for another few days. Dott, the surprise finalist at last season's Embassy World Championship, faces Ronnie O'Sullivan,...
FOOTBALL: CHRISTIAN MESSAGE; Loan Signing Desperate' to Prove His Worth at Highfield Road
Byline: ANDY TURNER NEW LOAN signing Christian Negouai is desperate to impress at Highfield Road. But the Manchester City player admits he needs time to get to know his team-mates and work on his match fitness before Sky Blues fans will see him...
FOOTBALL: Rugby Fans' Anger at Name Change
FANS have reacted angrily to plans to scrap the name of Rugby United in favour of Rugby Town. The move follows the merger of the two clubs announced last night and due to take effect from the start of next season. Paul Sandison, secretary of...
Former Finalist Picks Sports Hero of His Own; EVENING TELEGRAPH COMMUNITY AWARDS
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE A COVENTRY man whose years of dedicated volunteer work helped earn him an award from the Evening Telegraph last year is among thousands making nominations for this year's scheme. Adrian Dyke was delighted when he reached...
Friends Hit Bull's-Eye in a Darts Marathon; Fundraiser in Aid of Sportsman Needing Bone Marrow Transplant
Byline: STEVE EVANS steve.evans@mrn.co.uk ELEVEN sleep-deprived pals battled through two days and nights of darts to join a Nuneaton dad in his quest for a bone marrow transplant. The darts players teamed up with 49-year-old Graham Birch for...
GOLF: Webster in the Frame
Byline: MARK GARROD STEVE WEBSTER enjoyed a early joint share of the lead at the Heineken Classic in Melbourne with a six-under-par first round of 65. The Atherstone man picked up four birdies on the opening nine and three on the return, dropping...
Historic Properties in Danger, Inspector Told; AIRPORT INQUIRY
Byline: ANDREW HEATH THE fabric of historic English villages is under threat from the growth of business at Coventry Airport, opponents of its expansion said yesterday. Parish councils, environmental groups and MPs were represented in the second...
HOCKEY: Cov Clinch Late-Show Double
COVENTRY & North Warwickshire proved their stickability with a brace of last-gasp victories, edging out Worcester 3-2 before toppling Harborne 4-3. The weekend double nudged the Binley Road men to fourth spot in the Coaching Solutions Midlands...
HOCKEY: Skipper Angela Settles It
WARWICK Ladies landed a much-needed win when they squeezed home 1-0 at Bridgnorth. Early pressure brought Warwick a string of three penalty corners in quick succession, skipper Angela Briggs firing home at the third attempt. And they protected...
Homeless Woman 'Can Blame Herself' Council Says Caravan Mum Has Rent Arrears
Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW A NUNEATON mum who claims she has been forced to live in a caravan because of the council's refusal to give her emergency rehousing only has herself to blame according to officials. Sharon Voss, aged 33, says she was told...
ICE HOCKEY: Goal Sharing Key to Blaze Success
Byline: ANTONY HOPKER COVENTRY BLAZE coach Paul Thompson is looking for his side to continue sharing out the goals as they shape up for another battle with Cardiff Devils. The final league game between the sides, a taster for the Challenge Cup...
I Had to Save My Girl from Sex Abuser; This Woman Went through What Every Mother Dreads
Byline: STEPHEN HALLMARK A MOTHER has spoken of the terrible moment she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with a 39-year- old man. The city mum told of how she first became suspicious and peeked into her...
In a Right Royal Spin about the DJ Queens; THE VIBE
Byline: EMMA RACE RAUCOUS ragers the Queens of Noize have put the rock and roll into DJing and they're playing at the Colosseum this Saturday. EMMA RACE heard from one half of the duo, Coventry-born Mairead Nash, on how these Queens royal it...
In the Courts
A COVENTRY man has been jailed for nine months by city magistrates for offences including three of failing to comply with a community rehabilitation order. Shane William Francis Faulkner, aged 28, of Proffitt Avenue, Bell Green, was also charged...
Kids Come Up with Fun Ideas
Byline: SAMANTHA NANDA A FUN-packed day of sports and games gave youngsters the chance to say what type of activities they would like to see in their part of Coventry. Youngsters from Manor Farm and Henley Green visited the Watcombe Day Centre,...
LAST NIGHT'S FOOTBALL: New Boy Pandiani Fills Bill for Blues
STEVE BRUCE thought somebody was pulling his leg when he was told that Deportivo La Coruna striker Walter Pandiani was ready to join Birmingham City on loan. But the transfer deadline day move needed just 12 minutes to pay dividends with the prolific...
LAST NIGHT'S FOOTBALL: Robben Hopeful
CHELSEA are hopeful that a foot injury to Arjen Robben will not prove to be as bad as was first feared after the Dutch winger left Ewood Park on crutches. Robben limped off with a badly-bruised foot minutes after striking what proved to be the only...
Letters: Your Views
PIC OF THE PAST: A VIEW from the '70s of the old Boots store in Corporation Street. The premises - more recently home of What Everyone Wants - was at one of the main entryways to the Precinct and a landmark store in the old city centre. This...
Much to Do for Adams the Motivator; FAN ZONE: The Weekly Column Where Sky Blues Fanzine and Website Writers Have Their Say on Events at Highfield Road
Byline: KEV MONKS Covsupport News Service AND so the side show that is the FA Cup has been put to bed for another year and thankfully, this season without the embarrassment of a defeat to lower league opposition, which has befallen many a Sky...
Mumps Cases Still on Rise
Byline: DUNCAN GIBBONS A MUMPS epidemic sweeping Coventry and Warwickshire is showing little sign of tailing off, according to health chiefs. Further vaccination sessions are being arranged after new figures showed the number of mumps cases reported...
MY OLD SCHOOL: We Used to Ear Red Wellies to Race Speedway Bikes; A LOOK BACK AT THE CLASSES OF YESTERYEAR
Old school pictures hold treasured memories, with many of us clinging to photos of former classmates from years gone by. We asked you to share your old photos with us and help bring back memories of school days - and had a great response. Terry Bateman...
New Head's Instant Pride over Top Accolade Honour; JOBS & NEW DIRECTIONS
Byline: CAROLINE PRICHARD HEADTEACHER Darren Barrow's new job has got off to a flying start as his school has just achieved the Investor in People (IiP) status. But he says the success of Boughton Leigh Community Infant and Nursery School in...
Park Rape Trial Jury Told of Row
Byline: HELENA MARKOVIC new@coventry-telegraph.co.uk THE victim of an alleged rape in a Coventry park has denied fabricating the incident because of a row with her girlfriend. The woman, who was cross-examined at Coventry Crown Court yesterday,...
Poetry Corner
HAVE you got a limerick, ode or rhyme for the Evening Telegraph? Send your poems - no more than 100 words - to John West, Poetry Corner, Evening Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1FP, e-mail john.west@mrn.co.uk or log on to our website at...
Pounds 30,O0O Thanks to Appeal Supporters
Byline: STEVE EVANS steve.evans@mrn.co.uk FRAMED certificates adorned with blood-red poppies have been handed out in Nuneaton to acknowledge the efforts of fundraisers who helped the town's Poppy Appeal soar beyond the pounds 30,000 mark. They...
Publicans Say 24-Hour Opening Is a Non-Starter; the Chance of Extending Their Hours Is Welcomed by Many City Pubs But
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE PUB landlords in Coventry's city centre plan to make use of the new 24-hour licensing laws, with some bosses hoping to open as late as 5am or 6am at weekends. But not a single pub or club in the city is expected to apply...
Pupils' Charter Gathers Support
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE A CHARTER drawn up by thousands of schoolchildren in Coventry has been officially launched. It sets out how they would want to be treated by their elders. Major organisations across Coventry have signed up to the charter...
Racing Digest
Kauto Star on sidelines KAUTO STAR, the hot ante-post favourite for the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy, has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury. The ex-French five-year-old bolted up at Newbury on his debut for Paul Nicholls...
RACING: Murphy's Magic with a Sparkling Double
Byline: KEITH HAMER JOCKEY Timmy Murphy may have lost the ride on Beef Or Salmon to Paul Carberry but he emphasised that fact with a sparkling double at Leicester yesterday. His kid gloves were seen to the best possible effect when Spring Pursuit...
Residents Challenge Shake-Up; Petition Sets out Fears over New Scheme for Areas
Byline: SAM WEBB PEOPLE in Coventry are demanding answers from the city council about plans to axe what they say is a valuable community resource. People in Walsgrave have started a petition which they will present to the city council detailing...
Rock-Star Doherty in Police Custody; Ex-Bedworth Schoolboy Quizzed over Alleged Incident
CONTROVERSIAL rock star Pete Doherty was in custody today after being arrested on suspicion of assault and theft. The former Libertines singer, boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, was being quizzed at a north London police station after an alleged...
Shock as Valuable Fish Are Wheeled Off
Byline: BEN GRIFFIN Crime Reporter KOI CARP worth thousands of pounds have been stolen by thieves who loaded them into a wheelie-bin full of water. The treasured carp were fished out of a pond in the garden of a house in Westwood Heath, Coventry,...
Vaccination Plea over Mumps Alert; Jab Session Arranged, as Case Numbers Stay High
Byline: ANNETTE KINSELLA annette.kinsella@mrn.co.uk A MUMPS epidemic which is sweeping Coventry and Warwickshire is showing little sign of tailing off, say health chiefs. Bosses at Coventry Primary Care Trust have arranged another vaccination...
Young People Put Stamp on Centre
Byline: SAMANTHA NANDA A HI-TECH centre for young people in Coventry has been completed five years after plans were first drawn up. The young people's centre, on the site of the former Broad Heath School, in Broad Street, Foleshill, is part of...