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Articles from March 30, 2006

Blade Detectors Used on Streets; ++KNIFE AMNESTY++KNIFE AMNESTY++KNIFE AMNESTY++
THE Evening Telegraph and West Midlands Police have joined forces for a major campaign to rid Coventry's streets of deadly knives. The One Knife One Life aims to combat the trend for people to carry knives and to teach them about the dangers of blades....
Blue Coat Pupils Hit the Highs
AT the top of the Coventry tables is Blue Coat CE School in Terry Road, Stoke. There 90 per cent of pupils reached level five or above in science, 89 per cent in maths and 88 per cent in English, giving the school the city's highest combined score...
Boy, 15, Held over Store Rape Horror
Byline: By Andrew Heath A TEENAGE boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl in the toilets of a Warwickshire supermarket. Police arrested the 15-year-old boy at 6.30pm yesterday. He was taken to Leamington police...
Boy, 15, Held over Store Rape Horror; CRIME: Arrest Last Night a Result of General Police Inquiries, Says Spokeswoman
Byline: By Andrew Heath A TEENAGE boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl in the toilets of a Warwickshire supermarket. Police arrested the 15-year-old at 6.30pm yesterday. He was taken to Leamington police...
Capital Trip for Charity
FORMER Warwickshire schoolgirl Franziska Empl is off on a mammoth journey tomorrow -to visit 25 capital cities in two weeks. She will be undertaking the tough challenge with her father and a former university friend to raise thousands of pounds...
Claire Knows What's in the Stars for You! ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST FAMOUS ASTROLOGERS JOINS THE EVENING TELEGRAPH ON SATURDAY
Byline: By John West MEET Claire Petulengro, a famous astrologer from one of the country's oldest Romany families, who is joining the Evening Telegraph. From Saturday Claire will write a daily horoscope column for readers and is inviting people...
CourtInBrief
A COVENTRY man has been given a community order for one year for dishonestly receiving a stolen Playstation console and 23 games to the value of pounds 930. Kevin Joseph Cairns, aged 22, of Wyley Road, Radford, was also ordered to perform 100 hours...
Cricket: Pietersen Looks for One-Day Lift; CRICKET: World Cup Clock Ticking for Sloppy England
Byline: By Richard Gibson KEVIN PIETERSEN concedes that England must get their one-day preparations on course sooner rather than later with the World Cup less than a year away. Hampshire batsman Pietersen has enjoyed personal success in his short...
Doyle near to New City Deal; I Want to Stay at Sky Blues, Says Midfielder
Byline: By Andy Turner COVENTRY CITY are close to securing midfielder Michael Doyle on a new long-term deal. The 24-year-old has opened talks with the club and has stated that he wants to stay with the Sky Blues despite being a free agent in...
Early Days for the Years
Byline: By Kate Stanton IT'S nearly noon, a Saturday morning, and The Years are cheerfully getting stuck into a round of beer and cigarettes. Whether it's hair of the dog, European-style drinking, or some other ancient custom, they don't divulge,...
Even Leukaemia Can't Stop Kayleigh; AWARD WINNER: Teenager Battles the Odds to Achieve Her Childhood Dream
Byline: By Dean Valler TEENAGER Kayleigh Adderley always wanted to be a hairdresser - but a childhood battle with leukaemia left her fearing she would never achieve her ambition. But brave Kayleigh, now 18, beat her illness and although she's...
Football: Adams: Crewe a 'Freak' Result
Byline: By Andy Turner MICKY ADAMS has told his Coventry City players to put Saturday's "freak" result at bottom of the league Crewe out of their minds as they look ahead to returning to the home comfort of the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues' boss...
Football: Forward Poser Delights Fergie; FOOTBALL: Latest News from the Premiership and Europe
SIR ALEX FERGUSON wants to roll back the years to 1999 and get some genuine competition into his striking department again. Ironically, three members of his Treble-winning strikeforce were at Old Trafford last night to witness Manchester United's...
Football: The Bigger Picture. Fans' Zone
Byline: By Matty Evans ANOTHER article dedicated to Paul Fletcher. I must seem completely anti-Fletch by now, but yet again I have found myself disagreeing with his ways and ideas. City v Leeds: City fans are flicking through the programme...
Fury at Sick Theft of Rose Trees from Cemetery; CRIME: Plants May Have Been Taken from Crematorium as Mother's Day Presents
Byline: By James McCarthy YOBS have stolen rose trees from Canley Crematorium's new Memorial Book Garden - before work on the site has even been finished. Chris Brown, assistant manager for cemeteries for Coventry City Council, has hit out at...
Golf: Jason Eyes Million-Euro Prize in Mauritius
A LEAMINGTON & COUNTY GC golfer is eyeing up a million-euro prize after hitting an ace during a tournament in southern Spain. Jason Smith, who plays off a handicap of four, holed out on the 140-yard par three fourth at the La Cala Club, a shot...
Helping Women to Be Firm Achievers; CAMPAIGN: Workshop Sessions Offer Support for Budding Entrepreneurs
Byline: By Stephen Hallmark A YEAR-LONG drive is under way to help women launch their own firms in Coventry and Warwickshire. The region already boasts one of the country's top female business brains - Sarah Tremellen, the boss of Bravissimo,...
Home Comfort; Forget 'Freak' Crewe Result, Go and Beat Preston, Adams Tells Travel-Sick Sky Blues
Byline: By Andy Turner MICKY ADAMS has told his Coventry City players to put Saturday's "freak" result at bottom of the league Crewe out of their minds as they look ahead to returning to the home comfort of the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues' boss...
Horse Racing: Another Double as Jamie Hits Top Form
Byline: By William Hayler CHAMPION jockey Jamie Spencer repeated his Folkestone double of 24 hours earlier and gave the Michael Bell stable a brace when booting home Malech and Red Evie at Yarmouth yesterday. The Newmarket-based rider foiled...
Ice Hockey: It's Belfast or Bust for the Blaze
Byline: By Antony Hopker THOMSONFLY Coventry Blaze rattled in ten past Edinburgh Capitals, but still do not know their play-off fate. Belfast's win over Cardiff means Coventry have to win in Northern Ireland on Friday, then hope that Edinburgh...
Jimmy White Gets Sent to Coventry
The well established snooker and pool venue SuzyQ's has had a major facelift to transform the venue into a Rileys, Snooker, Pool and Bar venue. Rileys - Hertford Place will open its doors on the 3rd April to unveil a massive pounds 750,000 refurbishment...
Jobs & New Directions: Goals Set to Realise Potential
Byline: By Caroline Prichard, for the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire SKILLS development in Coventry and Warwickshire will take a major leap forward in 2006, according to the head of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in...
Letter: Your Say - Me and My Pet. Adam, Joanna, Patch and Bubbles
EVEN if your pet hasn't made it big in the grand ring, or won rosettes for best of breed, they are still "top pet" in your eyes. And the Evening Telegraph is helping you to show off your own animal stars. Whether it's a cute cat, a posh parrot,...
Little Ella Robbed at Tesco Checkout; CRIME: Three-Year-Old's Shopping Swiped as She Queues with Mum
Byline: By Barbara Goulden THREE-YEAR-OLD Ella Girling was left in tears when a callous thief snatched her bag as she queued at a supermarket checkout with her mum. Little Ella was proudly clutching the new trousers and T-shirts which her mum...
Minister's Pledge on Cancer Tot; DEBATE: Parents of Tragic Thomas Go to Parliament to Hear MP Raise Concerns
Byline: By Dean Valler THE parents of tragic toddler Thomas Archer said they felt "positive" after hearing questions asked into his death in the House of Commons. George and Karen Archer, who live in Cawston Grange, Rugby, travelled to London...
Our Desert Booties! ENDURANCE RACE: Couple Kitted Up in Pink and Blue for Sahara Marathons
Byline: By Stephen Hallmark BIOLOGY teacher Anne Wade and her husband Vaughan are to run 150 miles across the world's biggest desert. The intrepid duo are flying out to Africa before embarking on an energy-sapping escapade in the Sahara which...
Pupils Attain That Magic Level Five; Top of the Table
Byline: By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER THE key stage three league tables are out today, giving a snapshot of how 14-year-olds in Coventry performed in English, science and maths tests last summer. At the top of the Coventry tables is Blue Coat...
Selectives Take Top County Places
SELECTIVE schools top the latest school league tables in Warwickshire. Topping the county table are the selective schools Alcester Grammar School in Birmingham Road, Alcester, and King Edward VI School in Church Street, Stratford. At both schools,...
Selectives Take Top County Places
Byline: By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER SELECTIVE schools top the latest school league tables in Warwickshire. The government's Department for Education and Skills has just published tables showing the results of tests in maths, English and...
Sewage Leak Has Gone on for Weeks; PONG: Residents Disgusted by Smell as Official Bodies Argue over Who Is Responsible
Byline: By Samantha Clarke ANGRY neighbours have kicked up a stink after putting up with raw sewage bubbling through a manhole cover near their homes - for SIX WEEKS. The sewage has been seeping on to wasteland owned by Whitefriars Housing, adjoining...
Sharon's Next Step Is a Great New Job! SUPPORT Delighted Admin Worker Praises Learn and Earn Shop for Helping Her Make a Big Change
SHARON DUDLEY says a free advice and guidance service in Coventry has helped her to change jobs and take up a more interesting position with better prospects. The Coventry woman said advisers at nextstep, a free local advisory service available...
Shops Sold Drink to Girl Aged 15; FINES GRIEF: Traders Bitter about 'Manufactured' Offences
Byline: By Ben Griffin CRIME REPORTER ONE in six shops targeted for test purchases in Coventry sold alcohol to a 15-year-old girl. Four out of 25 shops were caught selling alcohol to the teenager in the latest undercover operation by police and...
Speedway: Frustrated Bees Are Foiled by the Rain; Weather-Beaten Heroes Were Well on the Way to Victory
A BLANKET of wet weather thwarted Coventry's bid for another Elite League away win at Poole last night. The Wimborne Road clash was abandoned after nine races - three short of the number required to declare a result. The Buildbase Bees were sitting...
Students' Party Has Spin-Off for Hospice; FUNDRAISING: Community-Minded Teenagers Organise Sell-Out Event for Charity
Byline: By Sian Powell A STUDENTS' party has raised pounds 250 for Nuneaton's Mary Ann Evans Hospice. The money was raised by teenagers at King Edward VI College in King Edward Road, Nuneaton. The party was one of three special events organised...
The Bits and Bobs of History; EXCAVATION: Dig Uncovers Wartime Personal Effects - and a Medieval Chess Piece
Byline: By Samantha Clarke A MEDIEVAL merchant's cellar and a hoard of personal possessions believed to have been lost in the Coventry Blitz have been unearthed during an archaeological dig in Coventry city centre. Also discovered was a rare...
Thief Swipes Little Ella's Bag at Checkout
THREE-YEAR-OLD Ella Girling was left in tears when a callous thief snatched her bag as she queued at a supermarket checkout with her mum. Little Ella was proudly clutching the new trousers and T-shirts which her mum Sharon had just bought her when...
Thief Swipes Little Ella's Bag at Checkout; CRIME: Supermarket Staff Slow to Respond, Says Mum
Byline: By Barbara Goulden THREE-YEAR-OLD Ella Girling was left in tears when a callous thief snatched her bag as she queued at a supermarket checkout with her mum. Little Ella was proudly clutching the new trousers and T-shirts which her mum...
Tony Helps Firm Get in the Know
AN ON-LINE business in Coventry is to benefit from a national government scheme. The scheme aims to help businesses develop and grow by accessing the wealth of knowledge and expertise in the UK's universities, colleges and research organisations....
Vote for Your Sky Blues Player of the Year
WHO do you think has been Coventry City's top performer this season? The prestigious Evening Telegraph Player of the Year award will be presented at the club's awards night on Wednesday May 3 at the Ricoh Arena and we want YOU, the fans, to choose...
Walk with Us for Charity; CAMPAIGN: Rotary Hopes Annual Event Will Get Enough Support to Hit Pounds 60,000 Target
Byline: By Steve Evans SCORES of walkers are being invited to pound a fundraising beat through Nuneaton's rural outskirts to help raise pounds 60,000 for charity. The town's annual sponsored Rotary Walk, which covers a 21-mile circular countryside...
Walk with Us to Help Charity; CAMPAIGN: Rotary Hopes Fund Will Top Pounds 60,000 Mark
Byline: By Steve Evans SCORES of walkers are being invited to pound a fundraising beat through Warwickshire's rural outskirts to help raise pounds 60,000 for charity. Nuneaton's annual sponsored Rotary Walk, which covers a 21-mile circular countryside...
Warning Goes out after Bin Fire Drama; BLAZE: Market Day Shoppers Watch as Smoke Billows over Town
Byline: By Sien Powell THICK black smoke plumed over Nuneaton's town centre after a fire was sparked in a wheelie bin. Hundreds of market day shoppers watched as the smoke billowed skywards above the town centre yesterday. Firefighters say...
We've Hit on a Capital Way to Help Charity! FUNDRAISING: Trio Aim to Visit 25 Top Cities in Just Two Weeks to Help Air Ambulance
Byline: By Samantha Clarke FORMER Warwickshire schoolgirl Franziska Empl is off on a mammoth journey tomorrow - to visit 25 capital cities in two weeks. She will be undertaking the tough challenge with her father and a former university friend...
YOU'RE FIRED; Tears as Sir Alan Gives Jo the Boot
Byline: By Marion McMullen COVENTRY'S fiery Jo Cameron was finally booted off TV's The Apprentice last night after a record four appearances in the boardroom. The 35-year-old shed tears after she was fired by Sir Alan Sugar for failing to sell...
YourRights
Byline: SUE BENT from Coventry Law Centre answers your legal questions Sue Bent of the Coventry Law Centre answers questions on housing, health and community care, human rights, discrimination, welfare rights, employment and immigration issues....
Your Stars
Byline: By LYNNE EWART AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb19) THE moon dances over the lower part of your chart, first reminding you of what you can't do, and then helping you to think along more positive lines. Evening decisions may be made on a home-based...