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Articles from February 11, 2005

Air Pollution within the Law; but Protesters Sceptical of Report's Findings
Byline: By DUNCAN GIBBONS duncan.gibbons@mrn.co.uk AIR pollution in a Warwickshire town is within legal limits despite fears over emissions from a nearby cement works. Experts measured the amount of airborne chemicals, such as nitrogen dioxide,...
Bus Stop Body Dubbed 'Own Judge and Jury'
Byline: By SAMANTHA NANDA samantha.nanda@mrn.co.uk A GROUP of Coventry people have hit out at a move to refer their objections to plans for a new bus stop to the very body which wants to put the shelter up. People living in and around Belgrave...
Camilla 'Just Coming Down to Earth' ROYAL WEDDING
Byline: By LAURA ELSTON BRIDE-TO-BE Camilla Parker Bowles is "just coming down to earth" after the Prince of Wales went down on one knee to propose. She revealed her delight at her engagement last night as the couple made their first public appearance...
City Areas to Get 18 More Police Officers; Force Sets out to Reduce Fear of Crime
Byline: By BEN GRIFFIN Crime Reporter ben.griffin@mrn.co.uk COVENTRY will get 18 new police officers in what has been heralded a "return to community policing" in the city. The extra officers will be based in teams of six in areas which do not...
Cleric Calls on Couple to Repent; ROYAL WEDDING
THE wedding announcement has not had an unqualified welcome in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev John Irvine, says he would be glad to hear of some repentance from the couple. He said: "I am a pragmatist and it was...
Cleric Calls on Couple to Repent; ROYAL WEDDING
THE pending marriage of Charles and Camilla has not had an unqualified welcome. The Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev John Irvine, says he would be glad to hear of some repentance from the couple. He said: "I am a pragmatist and it was quite clear...
COVENTRY MYTON HOSPICE APPEAL: Rock Night Away in Bob's Honour; News of the Latest Moves in the Work to Raise Pounds 5 Million for a New Hospice for Coventry
FOR all you rock 'n' rollers out there and long-standing supporters of Foleshill Ex-Servicemen's Club, the steward, Bob Davison, is retiring soon after 20 years. To mark the occasion and raise money for the appeal, Coventry Lions are organising...
Cross of Nails Will Strengthen Peace Link for Cities
Byline: By BARBARA GOULDEN barbara.goulden@mrn.co.uk A LEADING Coventry churchman will be taking part in a symbolic ceremony in Dresden this weekend. The Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev John Irvine, along with the cathedral's former international...
Do You Know a Special Youngster? Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Community Awards
Byline: By SAMANTHA CLARKE samantha.clarke@mrn.co.uk THE Evening Telegraph Pride of Coventry and Warwickshire Community Awards reward the people who work tirelessly to make a difference to the daily life of our city and county. The awards are...
FOOTBALL: Barrett Knocking at the Front Door; SKY BLUES BIG MATCH PREVIEW: SKY BLUES V BURNLEY; HIGHFIELD ROAD TOMORROW, 3pm
Byline: By ANDY TURNER SUCCESSIVE Coventry City managers have frustrated Graham Barrett by insisting on playing him in midfield. But after getting a brief spell up front at Preston and almost grabbing a last-ditch equaliser, the Irish striker...
FOOTBALL: Reyes Feels Heat after Radio Prank
Byline: By PHIL BARNETT JOSE ANTONIO REYES' Arsenal future remains unclear after the Gunners winger allegedly admitted he wants to join Real Madrid when he was the victim of a prank on Spanish radio. The young Spaniard yesterday insisted he is...
FOOTBALL: SKY BLUE SHAKE-UP; Adams Bidding to Bring in Four New Players to Squad
Byline: By ANDY TURNER MICKY ADAMS is on the verge of making four new signings to his Coventry City squad. A centre-half remains his priority but the Sky Blues boss says he is looking to strengthen all three areas of his team. He has three...
Fun Read for Your Children; BIG BOOK BASH: Vox Pop
Byline: DEAN VALLER UP TO 2,000 parents and children are expected to flock to this year's Coventry Big Book Bash during the half-term holiday. The event, aimed at getting children interested in reading books, takes place at the Leofric Hotel,...
Go: Cinema: Dougal and Co Lose the Magic
The Magic Roundabout (U) STARS: (Voices) Robbie Williams, Tom Baker, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue, Lee Evans. DIRECTOR: Frank Passingham TIME for bed," said Zebedee. ...The makers of The Magic...
GO: CINEMA: Join Spongebob for an Absorbing Adventure
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (U) STARS: (Voices) Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin. DIRECTOR: Stephen Hillenburg HE'S a sponge, he's square (well, more of a trapezium to be honest) and he wears pants (white...
Go: Classical: Quartet Getting a Quick Repeat
Byline: By Patsy Fuller TWO chamber concerts next week is an appealing prospect - but both string quartets have plumped for the same piece. The resident Coull Quartet are playing at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Monday and on Friday the...
Go: Dvd: Denzel Wings It as Avenging Angel
Byline: MICHAEL WOOD and DAMON SMITH TO RENT MAN ON FIRE (18). Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington plays an avenging angel in this dark thriller. Boozed-up former CIA agent John Creasy gets a job as a bodyguard to the nine-year-old daughter...
Go: Folk: Kathryn Is a Pipes Dream
Byline: By Pete Willow CELEBRATED Northumbrian pipes player, Kathryn Tickell appears in the Bulkington Village Centre tomorrow night as part of her current tour of British village halls. With extraordinary Scottish harp-player and singer Corinna...
GO: JAZZ: Individual Approach Has Drama and Style
Byline: By Bob Caldwell JAZZ singer Carol Grimes is a true individual in the musical world. Her approach is so individual it is almost impossible to say where her style, as demonstrated on her impressive CD Mother, comes from. Full of drama,...
GOLF: Tunnicliff Equals Course Record in Birdie Bonanza
MILES TUNNICLIFF, Niclas Fasth and Richard Green all equalled the course record as the feast of low scoring continued in the Holden New Zealand Open today. Leamington-born Tunnicliff set the clubhouse target at 14 under par with eight birdies and...
Go: Rock: Could Elvis Bring a Grammy to Town ...?
Byline: By Alan Poole WHEN Elvis Costello turns out at Warwick Arts Centre on Sunday night, he could be forgiven if his thoughts are 5,500 miles away. While he is on stage in Coventry, the 47th Grammy Awards will be getting underway in Los Angeles...
GO: ROCK: Paddy 'Living' It Up
TIME IS money in the music business - and success is the best way of buying extra time. Paddy Casey released debut album Amen (So Be It) within a year of signing up for Sony, the recording crammed into a frantic eight-day session. But bumper...
Go: Theatre: Rock on Tommy with Jonathan and Pal Robbie
Byline: By Marion McMullen CHART-TOPPER Robbie Williams is rumoured to be heading to the Midlands to see his best mate Jonathan Wilkes play rock 'n' roll pinball wizard Tommy. The musical opens at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday and at the...
GO: THE LIMIT: Smoothing the Way for Black Velvet Glamour
Byline: By Dayle Crutchlow HOW does a bit of unadulterated, swaggering, in yer face, over blown rock and roll sound? Well, that's what you'll get in Coventry tomorrow at the Colosseum in Primrose Hill Street. The Black Velvets are the band tipped...
Here's What You Think. ROYAL WEDDING
READERS have been voting on our website www.iccoventry.co.uk on the question - "Charles and Camilla are going to marry. Do you approve?" After the first 24 hours the vote stood at 40 per cent in favour of the wedding, and 60 per cent against. Some...
ICE HOCKEY: All Change for Panthers
Byline: By ANTONY HOPKER COVENTRY BLAZE will have a trio of NHL players to contend with when Nottingham Panthers come to the Skydome this Sunday. Since Blaze beat the Panthers in the Challenge Cup semi-final, coach Paul Adey has been busy changing...
In the Courts
A COVENTRY man has been ordered to serve 12 months' community rehabilitation for offences including obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty. Darren Scott Waring, aged 34, of Randle Street, Radford, was also charged with driving...
Is Your Will as Up to Date as It Should Be? ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: CANCER RESEARCH UK
IT'S a fair question. Many of us make a will when we enter later life and then forget about it. It's as if we'd ticked off the will-making function on some sort of list that emerges when we hit middle age. The trouble is that will-making these...
It's Far Too Big, It's Worn out. and It's Time for Something New; SPORTS CENTRE PLAN
Byline: By FIONA SCOTT Political Editor fiona.scott@mrn.co.uk NEW PLANS are being drawn up to knock down Coventry's sports centre with its Olympic sized swimming pool in Fairfax Street. Conservatives are hoping English Heritage will agree to...
Lapland Ceremony Icing on the Cake
AS this is National Marriage Week, we asked to hear the stories behind your wedding days. Memories ranged from churches being struck by lightning and a wedding in the Arctic Circle to romance over a bag of chips in The Burges and love at first sight...
Letters: Your Views
Pic of the Past A PIC from the recent past today, but one that looks from many years ago. This is the Lower Precinct market, taken just 15 years ago in August, 1990. There were calls at the time to make the market more popular and improve...
Minister Praises City Pioneer Health Work
Byline: By ANNETTE KINSELLA annette.kinsella@mrn.co.uk A PROJECT which allowed pensioners to get a flu jab when they went to play bingo has brought praise for Coventry health bosses. On a visit to the city yesterday, health minister Rosie Winterton,...
MOTORS: AUDI YOU DO! NEW REG: AUDI: Sales Soar across the Whole Car Range as Buyers Are Drawn by the Depth of Quality to Say
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES AUDI'S sales are soaring, with buyers attracted by quality products within an unusually wide model range. Only by actually driving them is it possible to appreciate the sheer depth of quality, which is easily in the BMW...
Motors: Fiat Will Panda to Off-Roader Tastes; Fiat Panda
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY THE anti-4x4 brigade is going to be left with mud on its face after a city slicker defected to join the ranks of the off-roaders. The Fiat Panda, voted Car of the Year in 2004 and renowned as a high- class supermini,...
MOTORS: MOTORBIKES: HARLEYHOTROD; HARLEY DAVIDSON: Modified to Cope with Bendy UK Roads
Byline: By MARC POTTER Editor, MCN THIS is the bike that Harley-Davidson reckons will tempt us off sports bikes and on to some serious American metal. While most Harleys are perfect for Route 66 and arrow-straight US highways, the new Street...
MOTORS: TAX CUTS WILL GO FOR THE JAGUAR; NEW REG: JAGUAR: Modified Engine Set to Bring Down Company Car Liability
Byline: By MIKE TORPEY JAGUAR has modified the diesel engine of its X-Type saloon and estate models to bring down their all-important company car tax liabilities. This is in line with new European legislation due to come into force next year...
Motors: The Charge of Sir Lancer-Lot! New Reg: Mitsubishi
Byline: By EDWARD STEPHENS; By CHRIS RUSSON THE new Colt range received more than a few admiring glances when it first went on show. And it's the three door version of this car which is the newest from this marque to appear in UK showrooms. In...
MOTORS: WINNING GAME OF GOLF; NEW REG: GOLF GTI: GTi Is Star of March Line-Up
Byline: By JOHN MURDOCH THE all-new Golf GTi is the star of Volkswagen's March Registration line-up. Priced at a fiver under pounds 20,000 the newcomer has received much acclaim since it hit showrooms in January. An outstanding performer with...
MP Unsure of Case to Ban Minibikes; Parents of Injured Girl Insist They Shouldn't Be Allowed
Byline: By BEN GRIFFIN Crime Reporter ben.griffin@mrn.co.uk BANNING mini-motorbikes would be difficult, according to a Coventry MP. Bob Ainsworth, MP for Coventry North-east, spoke out after the parents of a city girl mown down by one called...
'My Son Must Get Education He Needs' SPECIAL SCHOOLS SHAKE-UP
Byline: By LUCY LYNCH Education Reporter lucy.lynch@mrn.co.uk CONCERNED parents and teachers have spoken of their worries about a proposed shake-up of special education in Coventry. Seven of the city's 11 special schools may be replaced with...
Plaza Scheme Throws Up Car Park Problem; Leigh Mills Looks Set to Shut for Months
Byline: By BARBARA GOULDEN barbara.goulden@mrn.co.uk A MAIN car park in Coventry city centre could be put out of action for nine months once work gets under way on the pounds 100million Belgrade Plaza scheme. Urgent talks are taking place on...
PM Takes Trip Back to the Classroom; but, He Asks, Why Do They Always Put Me in the Science Room?
Byline: By FIONA SCOTT Political Editor fiona.scott@mrn.co.uk PRIME Minister Tony Blair went back to school today in Warwick to launch his party's education manifesto pledge. He swept into the comprehensive Myton School to promise that Labour...
POOL: Willis Spearheads the Charge for Glory
Byline: By DEREK BROWN THE NUNEATON World Pool Singles League enters its final month with all four divisions still wide open. In a highly-competitive season there are still 35 players chasing the 20 cash prizes and trophies on offer. Mono Paving...
Pounds 67m to Improve Health Services; Funding Will Boost County Facilities
Byline: By ANDREW HEATH andrew.heath@mrn.co.uk HEALTHCARE in South Warwickshire and Rugby has been boosted by a pounds 67m investment over the next two years. It is part of a pounds 135bn investment in Primary Care in England and designed to...
Pounds 90million Extra for City Health Services; Investment in GPs a Priority
Byline: By ANNETTE KINSELLA annette.kinsella@mrn.co.uk PATIENT services will receive a boost thanks to a huge rise in government health funding for Coventry. Health secretary John Reid announced that Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust would...
RUGBY UNION: Corry Fully Fired for French Test
Byline: By ANDY MOORHOUSE MARTIN CORRY insists he has no lingering doubts over his fitness in the run up to Sunday's crunch game with France after recovering from the most painful injury of his career. The Leicester No. 8 has been out for six...
RUGBY UNION: Different Look for County
A NEW-LOOK Warwickshire side began their preparations for this season's restructured County Championship by beating British Police 50- 12 at Broadstreet. Warwickshire, who will compete in the top-flight of the new three-tier championship, fielded...
RUGBY UNION: Perry in Line-Up for National Honour
COVENTRY scrum-half Shaun Perry is in the starting line-up for England Counties in tomorrow's game against France Amateurs at Newbury (6pm). Coach Mark Nelson hopes his side can reproduce the form they showed on tour in Canada last summer when the...
Schools to Share Their Strengths
Byline: By DAYLE CRUTCHLOW dayle.crutchlow@mrn.co.uk TWO schools are set to benefit from each other's strengths in an innovative partnership. Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College in Bedworth and Ash Green School are to form a federation....
Stadium 'To Bring Streets to Standstill'
Byline: By STEPHEN HALLMARK stephen.hallmark@mrn.co.uk PEOPLE have ridiculed and rejected proposals drawn up to manage traffic on matchdays at Coventry City's new stadium. Longford councillors and residents criticised the so-called green travel...
SUPERBUG CREAM SET FOR SHOPS; Asda to Stock Nuneaton Man's Invention
Byline: By STEVE EVANS steve.evans@mrn.co.uk A WONDER cream invented by a former Nuneaton truck driver which could spell doom for the hospital superbug MRSA is to hit the high streets in April. Supermarket chain Asda is to stock the cream from...
TIME MACHINE: Engineer Brian Is Still Ring Road's Biggest Fan; A NEW REGULAR FEATURE THAT GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH YOUR PAST
Byline: BARBARA GOULDEN PROPOSALS to flatten stretches of Coventry's ring road as part of massive city centre regeneration are still up in the air. The ring road has always divided opinion in the city, with its supporters hailing it as a logical...
Warhol Prints for Sale Are Real Thing
Byline: By EMMA RACE emma.race@mrn.co.uk TWO screen prints created in 60s New York by cult pop artist Andy Warhol have gone on sale in Coventry . . . in a furniture and effects shop. One of the huge canvases displayed in the window of Over The...
What It Was like to Be the Parents of Warwick's Answer to the Bay City Rollers
Byline: By SAMANTHA NANDA samantha.nanda@mrn.co.uk SCREAMING fans and appearances on Top of the Pops are just some of the memories that came flooding back to the parents of a 1970s heartthrob. Gordon and Barbara Harris couldn't believe it when...
Why I Won't Be Dancing at Charles and Camilla's Wedding; ROYAL WEDDING
Byline: BARBARA ARGUMENT, FORMER EVENING TELEGRAPH WRITER WOULDN'T you just know it was far too soppy a thing for staid old Charles and Camilla to do. Save their wedding announcement for Valentine's Day that is. So anonymous February 10 turned...
Worshippers Help Children off Street
Byline: By EMMA RACE emma.race@mrn.co.uk CHURCHGOERS in Coventry are helping to give street children in India a future by sponsoring their education. Worshippers at St Anne's RC Church in Dunsmore Avenue, Willenhall, Coventry, have sponsored...