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Articles from January 21, 2005

An Expert Reveals Her Beauty Tips; Anti-Ageing Special
Byline: BARBARA GOULDEN DO you dream of beautiful, clear skin and spend a fortune on lotions and potions to ensure those wrinkles are kept at bay? While the latest anti-ageing creams might make us feel better, do we really need to fork out so...
Children's Services Send out Help Call
Byline: By DAYLE CRUTCHLOW dayle.crutchlow@mrn.co.uk THE hunt is on for caring people to follow in the footsteps of a Nuneaton couple and provide a home for a child in their hour of need. New figures have revealed that Keith and Mary Fairbairn,...
Council Tax Payers Still in Dark over Rise
Byline: By FIONA SCOTT Political Editor fiona.scott@mrn.co.uk TORIES who took control of Coventry City Council for the first time in 25 years in the last local elections, have yet to fix the council tax for 2005/06. Leader Ken Taylor said it...
CRICKET: Amiss Defends Stratford Move to Members
WARWICKSHIRE'S chief executive Dennis Amiss has defended the county's decision to take county cricket back to Stratford this year. Warwickshire's experiment in staging Championship cricket at Swans Nest Lane for the first time last summer was a...
Dad Issues Plea over Subways
Byline: By STEPHEN HALLMARK A COVENTRY dad is urging the city council to ensure run-down subways under the ring road are drastically improved. The council recently granted planning permission for developer Oakmoor- Deeley to start work on the...
Dear Diary ... What a Parade; Dave Watches Animals Go for Eid Slaughter
Byline: By BARBARA GOULDEN THOUSANDS of cows and goats are this week being driven past the temporary home in Dhaka of Coventry City Council manager Dave Sternberg, who is now 15 months through a two-year secondment in Bangladesh. The weekend...
English Heritage Helps Fill the Gaps
THE Dean of Coventry, the Very Rev John Irvine, was proud to give Simon Thurley, the chief executive of English Heritage a guided tour of the city's cathedral yesterday. But the senior churchman was also forced to point out the regular leaks from...
FOOTBALL: ADAMS LANDS CITY JOB; Heath Offered Chance to Stay on as No2
Byline: By ANDY TURNER MICKY ADAMS was today named as Coventry City's new manager. And Adrian Heath has been asked to stay on at Highfield Road as the 43- year-old former Leicester City manager's assistant after impressing the board both in interview...
FOOTBALL: Heath Gets City Players Fired Up; SKY BLUES BIG MATCH PREVIEW: SKY BLUES V QPR; HIGHFIELD ROAD, TOMORROW, 3pm: Caretaker Boss' Training Regime Paying Dividends on Pitch
THE SKY BLUES are "champing at the bit" to get stuck into Queen's Park Rangers at Highfield Road tomorrow. So much so that caretaker boss Adrian Heath had to reign them in during a lively training session yesterday when the players were getting...
Go: Art: Threat to Forests Laid Bare
Byline: By Caroline Prichard AN exhibition documenting the damage caused by illegal logging in Indonesia is showing in Coventry. Save or Delete at the Herbert Art Gallery shows the beauty and crisis of the last rainforests and the devastation...
Go: Cinema: Elektra Powered
Byline: By Tara Cain Elektra (12A) STARS: Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Visnjic DIRECTOR: Rob Bowman NOT even death can keep a good movie character down. After the disastrous Daredevil was brought to the screen, the money men obviously...
GO: CLASSICAL: Climbing a Choral Peak
Byline: By Patsy Fuller WARWICK-BASED choir Armonico Consort are taking on probably the toughest piece in the choral repertoire. They are performing the magnificent Spem in Alium - a motet written in 40 parts - by the Elizabethan composer Thomas...
Go: Dvd: Bourne Back in Thrilling Action
Byline: MIKE WOOD AND DAMON SMITH TO RENT THE Bourne Supremacy (12). Amnesiac hitman Jason Bourne has attempted to turn his back on his former life, but when his girlfriend is gunned down and his fingerprint found at the scene of an assassination...
Go: Rock: Paul Creates a Kind of Magic with Queen
Byline: By Alan Poole IT'S been 18 years since Queen's last tour and 13 since they lost Freddie Mercury. The death of their charismatic frontman seemed to signal the end of one of the most successful brand-names in rock history. But they return...
GO: ROCK: Trio Bring Their 'Punk Opera' to the UK
GREEN DAY launch their British tour at Birmingham NIA on Sunday with their celebrity rating at an all-time high. American Idiot returned to the top of the Billboard chart last week, fully four months after its initial release. It's still No 3...
Go: Theatre: Chilly Debut Is a Long Way from Verona
Byline: By Marion McMullen GOOSEBUMPS are an occupational hazard these days for Rachel Pickup. She spends most of her time in slinky evening dresses playing Julia in Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The gowns are...
GO: THE LIMIT: Jailhouse Goes on a Metal All-Dayer
Byline: By Dayle Crutchlow THERE'S another Metal Kiosk all-dayer in Coventry with performances from Supreme Lord, Abgott, Ethereal, Sermon of Hypocrisy, Sally, Endless Torment and Solice. The line-up comes to the Jailhouse, in Much Park Street,...
Grab-a-Grand Winners Expecting Double Joy; Couple Having Twins after Using Cash to Pay for IVF Treatment
Byline: By SAMANTHA NANDA samantha.nanda@mrn.co.uk AN OVERJOYED couple are expecting twins after using the pounds 1,000 they won in an Evening Telegraph competition to help fund their IVF treatment. When Neil and Debbie Dixon won pounds 1,000...
Hotspot Pubs to Be Ordered to Pick Up Tab
Byline: By BEN GRIFFIN Crime Reporter ben.griffin@mrn.co.uk THE MAN responsible for policing Coventry city centre has supported calls for pubs and clubs to pay for police if they are trouble hotspots. This morning, ministers stopped short of...
ICE HOCKEY: Blaze Facing a Double Test
Byline: By ANTONY HOPKER COVENTRY Blaze must put the distratctions of the Challenge Cup behind them as they press on with their league campaign this weekend. They return to Nottingham, scene of their midweek semi-final triumph tomorrow, where...
Jill's Death Touched So Many Hearts; TIMEMACHINE. 1995. A LOOK BACK AT EVENTS THAT SHAPE THE WAY WE LIVE NOW
Byline: Reporter JAMES McCARTHY Reporter JAMES McCARTHY looks back at how controversial veal calf flights from Coventry Airport captured the headlines for months in the mid 1990s. ANIMAL rights activist Jill Phipps died 10 years ago next month after...
Jobs Hope as Tesco Buys Big W Building
Byline: By EMMA RACE emma.race@mrn.co.uk TESCO has bought Walsgrave's Big W store as part of the supermarket's drive to have a stronger presence in Coventry. At the beginning of this month it was announced that Big W in the Walsgrave Triangle...
Letters: Your Views
PIC OF THE PAST: ANOTHER VE Day celebration today, but this time from the 40th anniversary celebrations in 1985. With the 60th celebrations looming this summer, here is how the city celebrated back in the '80s with a balloon release in Lower Precinct....
MOTORS: 4x4s FACE A TAXING TIME
Byline: By STEVE HUGHES ONE person's dream car is another's nightmare, so which of those is this to you? Some things in life are as plain as the nose on your face and one of them is that the government is gearing up for yet another stealth tax....
Motors: A Little X-Tra
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY ROAD TEST BMW X3 3.0iSE SOME things are difficult to compare and the X3 versus X5 debate joins PelA v Maradona, Pepsi v Coke and curry v Chinese. The X3 has the same pedigree, the same badge, the hefty price tag and similar...
MOTORS: A NEW 4x4 MUSCLES IN
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY ROAD TEST MUSCULAR is an adjective that comfortably describes Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is also describes Mitsubishi's new kid on the 4x4 block - not in the overblown Arnie mould - but more in the toned...
MOTORS: A SAD Time for Motoring; ROAD WATCH
WINTER is being blamed for a condition that is claimed to affect a third of all drivers and may be responsible for them causing accidents. Just like SAD syndrome which makes sunshine-deprived people tired and miserable in the UK throughout winter,...
Motors: Avant You Heard?
THE Avant estate versions of Audi's latest A6 saloon models will go on sale in the UK in spring, with prices revealed this week. There will be four V6 versions initially, with the entry model being the 2.4-litre petrol version at pounds 26,500....
Motors: Out with Daewoo - in with Chevrolet
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY THE countdown has begun for the changeover from Daewoo to Chevrolet, with two new models to spearhead the launch from the beginning of February. From that date all current Daewoo models will be sold as Chevrolets and...
Motors: Range of Abilities
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY JAGUAR'S stunning new aluminium prototype show car may have been the star turn at the Detroit Motor Show this week, but Solihull-based Land Rover was not far behind. The firm revealed three new models, the recently launched...
Motors: Seat's Sharp Slice of Style
Byline: By BILL McCARTHY FIRST DRIVE SEAT TOLEDO TOLEDO in Spain is famous not only as a beautiful city, but the home of the finest steel blades. So it is not surprising that the new Toledo is at the cutting edge of Spanish manufacturer SEAT's...
Moved by Plight of Child Victims; TSUNAMI DISASTER
Byline: By LUCY LYNCH WHEN pupils at St Mary and St Benedict Roman Catholic School heard about the devastating tidal wave they knew they wanted to help. The staff at the school in Leigh Street, Hillfields, Coventry, came up with some suggestions...
NO JUSTICE; Daughter's Fury as Death Crash Driver Gets 6 Years
Byline: By ANNETTE MORGAN annette.morgan@mrn.co.uk A GRIEF-stricken daughter has hit out after a man who killed her mother by dangerous driving was jailed for just six years. Carmen Barnes - also known as Carmel - died on December 12 after a...
Pay Rise Puts NHS Trust Pounds 4m in Red
Byline: By ANNETTE MORGAN annette.morgan@mrn.co.uk HOSPITAL trust bosses are battling to claw back a deficit of more than pounds 4million before the end of the financial year. Bosses at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust,...
Pay Rise Puts NHS Trust Pounds 4m in Red; Consultants' Deal Leaves Deficit
Byline: By ANNETTE KINSELLA HOSPITAL trust bosses are battling to claw back a deficit of more than pounds 4million before the end of the financial year. Bosses at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, which manages Walsgrave...
Pilot Study for Brain Condition; Parkinson's Sufferers Invited to Take Part
Byline: By SAMANTHA CLARKE COVENTRY people with Parkinson's disease are being invited to take part in a pilot scheme which could revolutionise the way their condition is managed. Coventry Primary Care Trust is one of three NHS trusts in the country...
RACING: Classic Chase for Gold Glory
A REAL corker of a Saturday is on the cards next week in the shape of Pillar Property Chase day at Cheltenham. Invariably a great day's racing any other year, the card has been given added lustre with the temporary transferral of the Victor Chandler...
RACING: Patchy Day Leaves Murphy Short of 100
Byline: By ROBERT PRATT TIMMY MURPHY ended the day on 99 winners for the season after an afternoon of mixed luck at Taunton yesterday. Murphy had moved to within one of the century milestone when landing the second division of the southwestracing.com...
RUGBY UNION: Buckingham Back after Jaw-Breaker
Byline: By JOHN WILKINSON FLANKER Mike Buckingham is back in Coventry's squad for their game at Henley tomorrow (2pm). The Welsh back row's jaw was broken in three places in Cov's Powergen Cup win at Stourbridge on October 16, but he returned...
Safety Fears outside School; Parents Call for Crossing Patrol to Be Reinstated before It Is Too Late
Byline: By LIZ HAZELTON FURIOUS parents are demanding a new lollipop warden outside a Coventry primary school before there is a serious accident. There has been no one to see Wyken Croft pupils across the road outside the main gates since Monday...
SHOCKING RISE IN PUPILS EXPELLED; Figure Up by More Than a Third across County
Byline: By LUCY LYNCH & DAYLE CRUTCHLOW news@evening-telegraph.co.uk THE NUMBER of pupils expelled from Warwickshire schools has increased by more than a third. In the school year from September 2003 to July 2004 there were 92 expulsions...
Shock Rise in Total of Pupils Expelled
Byline: By LUCY LYNCH lucy.lynch@mrn.co.uk THE NUMBER of pupils expelled from Warwickshire schools has increased by more than a third. In the school year from September 2003 to July 2004 there were 92 expulsions from state schools in the county....
Special? Hitting the Top of the Charts Just Felt Surreal. COVENTRY'S NUMBER ONE'S
Byline: DEAN VALLER This week Elvis's re-release of One Night became the UK's 1,000th No1 single. Coventry's contribution to the charts isn't quite as monumental as Elvis's but we've had our moments. As DEAN VALLER reports, almost 25 years...
Survivors Back Our Fundraising Night; TSUNAMI DISASTER
Byline: EMMA RACE SURVIVORS of the south Asian tsunami from Coventry and Warwickshire have backed the Evening Telegraph's fundraising greyhound racing night, saying people need to dig deep to make the event a runaway success. By the time the...
Taking a Fresh Look at New Windows and Doors; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE
IF YOU think all PVC-U window, door and conservatory companies are the same, then think again! Homestyle Windows, which has just launched in Nuneaton, has a refreshingly different approach. The company has put an end to the pushy salesmen, inflated...
TENNIS: Baltacha Runs out of Steam
ELENA BALTACHA'S brave run at the Australian Open came to a disappointing end in the third round today. Baltacha was completely out of sorts as she lost 6-1 6-0 in just 56 minutes to 15th seed Silvia Farina Elia on Court Two in Melbourne. The...
Thank You for Forfeiting Gifts
News of the latest moves in the work to raise pounds 5 million for a new hospice for Coventry. MAY we start by offering our congratulations to Mr and Mrs Gough on their 60th wedding anniversary, who made a donation of pounds 346.90 in lieu of gifts,...
Tooth Proves to Be Pull for Youth
Byline: By BEN GRIFFIN Crime Reporter A NEW centre aimed at keeping youngsters out of trouble is a major success, say police. The Tooth, housed in an old dental practice in Stretton Avenue, Willenhall, Coventry, opened its doors last month. ...