Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from February 6, 2006

All Three Main Parties Defend Council Tax Hike; LOCAL SPENDING: County Figure to Be Decided Tomorrow
Byline: By Andrew Heath ANOTHER hike in council tax has been defended by councillors from the main political parties. County councillors met for a pre-budget meeting on Friday and will thrash out the final figures tomorrow. As reported in...
Battle to Save Historic Factory
ENVIRONMENTAL architecture student Keith Thomas is fighting to save a building which was once a cornerstone of Coventry's watchmaking industry. Mr Thomas, aged 36, is among Chapelfields residents concerned about the future of the semiderelict building...
BusinessToday: BMW's Brilliant Tour De Force. Motors 'One of the Best Cars You Could Drive This Year'
Byline: By Peter Keenan AT almost pounds 26,000 the BMW 320d SE Touring is not cheap - but believe me it is worth every penny. The 3 Series is a potent weapon in the Munich firm's armoury combining good looks and a brilliant drive. And the...
BusinessToday: Head-Turning New Navara Scores Top Marks; Motors
A PICK-UP truck with a fastback! In the words of John McEnroe: "You cannot be serious". But serious Nissan is with such an attachment on the latest Navara. And what an effect it has - not just on the vehicle but to those on the street. Head-turner...
City Man Denies Conspiring to Supply Money and Property; COURT: Jury Is Told Large Payments Were Made into Bank
A MAN from Coventry is on trial accused of supplying cash, guns and other equipment to terrorists. Palvinder Singh, of Freeman Street, Folesn COSTLY CARD...-hill, denies conspiring to supply money and property to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a group fighting...
City Schools Hit by Major Flu Outbreak; Hundreds of Children Laid Low
SCHOOLS across Coventry have been hit by a highly contagious flu bug which is sweeping the country. At one city primary more than 40 children are off sick with flu. Parents were today warned to keep their youngsters off until they were fully recovered...
Football: Boro Are Throwing It Away!
Byline: By Derek Brown CRACKS have turned to crevices for Nuneaton Borough after their championship hopes took another away-day nose-dive. Hyde United became the latest side to take advantage of the Manor Park men's miserable form on their travels...
Football: Boro on the Slide; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Defeat at Hyde Is Their Fourth Away Reverse in a Row
Byline: By Derek Brown Hyde United. 1 Nuneaton Borough. 0 BORO'S alarming form suffered another worrying dip at the Tameside Stadium as Roger Ashby's men suffered their fourth consecutive away league defeat. Gerry Harrison's strike midway...
Football: Clockwatch; Teams
Byline: URIAH RENNIE Coventry City 2 Brighton 0 SKY BLUES (4-4-2): Marton Fulop' Andrew Whing, Ady Williams, Robert Page, Marcus Hall' James Scowcroft, Dennis Wise (90 mins, Andy Impey), Michael Doyle, Gary McSheffrey (30 mins, Andy Morrell)'...
Football: Hallam: We Just Threw It Away; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: A Round-Up of All the Weekend Action
Byline: By John Harris Paulton Rovers 2 Bedworth United.1 IT WAS another frustrating afternoon at the office for the Greenbacks as their disappointing run of results continued. Two individual errors cost Bedworth dear as Ashley Barnes and...
Football: Knitters Thank Heeley
Hinckley United 1 CARL HEELEY'S second goal in a week secured a back-to-back Nationwide North success for United. Their narrow victory secured only their third home league win of the season. The Knitters were pushed all the way by the visitors...
Football: Lacklustre Borough Lose Again
Hyde United 1 Nuneaton Borough 0 BOROUGH'S alarming form suffered another worrying dip at the Tameside Stadium as Roger Ashby's men suffered their fourth consecutive away league defeat. Gerry Harrison's strike midway through the first half...
Football: Redknapp Slams Robben Antics; FOOTBALL: Sky Blues Reaction and Yesterday's Premiership Talking Point
FORMER Liverpool skipper Jamie Redknapp has joined Reds boss Rafael Benitez in accusing Arjen Robben of play-acting in the incident that saw Jose Reina sent off during yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea. A goal in each half restored Chelsea's 15-point...
Football: Redknapp Slams Robben's Antics
FORMER Liverpool skipper Jamie Redknapp has joined Reds boss Rafael Benitez in accusing Arjen Robben of play-acting in the incident that saw Jose Reina sent off during yesterday's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea. A goal in each half restored Chelsea's 15-point...
Football: That'll Teach You Not to Axe Our 'Hotshots'! MATCH-DAY FUN: Youngsters Take Potshots at the Sky Blues' New Boss, Whofirst Put a Stop to the Half-Time Entertainment, Then Sportingly Agreed to Go in Goal Himself
Byline: By Lucy Lynch THESE young Sky Blues fans finally got their moment of glory in front of a 20,000 crowd - after a U-turn over the half-time penalty "hotshots" contest. Coventry City's new managing director Paul Fletcher controversially...
Football: Wise Calls Tune for Sky Blues; BIG MATCH ANALYSIS +++ Championship Table and Scores
Byline: By Andy Turner Sky Blues.2 Brighton.0 DENNIS WISE is fast becoming a living legend around these parts. The Sky Blue faithful have even come up with a song for him - along similar lines to Mo Konjic's theme tune and just as unprintable....
Football: Wise Sets Sights on FA Cup Upset; Veteran Midfielder Relishes 'Best Ever' Start at Club
Byline: By Andy Turner DENNIS WISE is hoping a bit of his FA Cup magic can rub off on the Sky Blues as they look ahead to Wednesday night's big fourth round replay at Middlesbrough. The 39-year-old midfielder was the toast of the Ricoh Arena...
Golf: Classy Tiger Plays It Cool; GOLF: World No 1 Calls on All His Experience
A RELIEVED Tiger Woods believes his play-off experience made the difference against Ernie Els at the end of a nail-biting Dubai Desert Classic. The world No 1 claimed his first victory in the Emirates at the third attempt after forcing a sudden-death...
How We Keep David and Diane in Touch; PAPER FANS: Readers Who Love Their Evening Telegraph
Byline: By Sam Webb BETWEEN them Evening Telegraph super fans David and Diane McGee have been reading their beloved local paper for more than 80 years. The mother and son, of Elm Tree Avenue, Lime Tree Park, are Cov kids through and through and...
How Well Do You Know Coventry?
THE Evening Telegraph has joined forces with the Coventry Society to test your knowledge of our city. This is the second part of our quiz, but don't worry if you missed the first part in last Monday's Evening Telegraph, you can still play by logging...
Ice Hockey: Welch's Hat-Trick Sees off the Scots; ICE HOCKEY: Blaze Answer Coach's Call and Get Back to Winning Ways on the Road
Byline: By Jo Cottingham THOMSONFLY Coventry Blaze bounced back to winning ways this weekend, collecting four Elite League points. Blaze beat the Edinburgh Capitals 6-3 at Murrayfield yesterday, with Blaze forward Dan Welch recording only his...
Maureen on Monday
Byline: Maureen Spring IS it curiosity or the sad life I lead that compels me to watch reality shows on TV? I always say I won't then somehow can't resist having a look at the first programme - just to see who's in it - and POW I'm hooked. Glued...
Millionaire Boss Hails Move to City
Byline: By Stephen Hallmark SELF-MADE millionaire Stuart Miller has seen his business rapidly expand its turnover since moving to Coventry. Mr Miller formed distribution network ByBox Ltd six years ago, but just 12 months after the relocation...
MS Centre Is Our Lifeline - Help Us Keep It Going
Byline: By Dean Valler TREVOR JONES says he wouldn't be enjoying the same quality of life were it not for the treatment he receives at a Coventry multiple sclerosis centre. The 61-year-old, of Longfellow Road, Wyken, Coventry, was diagnosed with...
People Speak of Their Fear of Using Subways; SAFETY CONCERNS: Many Would Rather Dodge the Traffic on Busy Roads Than Use the Underpasses
Byline: By Alan Harris PEOPLE have spoken of their fears of using Coventry's subways after the Evening Telegraph highlighted the dangerous lengths some people go to avoid them. Many fear for their safety while walking along city centre subways,...
Pounds 50, Lotto Windfall to Restore Toll House; CASH BOOST: Workers Move in to Restore Villages' Historic 19th-Century Building
Byline: By Duncan Gibbons AN UNUSUAL 19th-century building in a small Warwickshire village is being restored to its former glory thanks to a pounds 50,000 lottery grant. The curved toll house in Bourton on Dunsmore, near Rugby, forms part of...
Rally Star Malkin Mourned, Aged 63
Byline: By Barbara Goulden COVENTRY-born world rally driving champion Colin Malkin has died at his home in Warwick, aged 63. Mr Malkin, who was the son of local garage owner "Codger" Malkin, drove Mini Coopers, Hillman Imps and a Lotus 6 and...
Rugby: England Await Lewsey Verdict; RUGBY UNION: All the Weekend's Six Nations Action
Byline: By Andrew Baldock ENGLAND should have a clearer idea later today about Josh Lewsey's prospects of facing RBS 6 Nations Championship opponents Italy in Rome at the weekend. The Wasps full-back went off nursing a shoulder injury just 22...
Sky Blues Have Raised Sights
Byline: By Andy Turner COVENTRY CITY are looking at their season in a new light after finally climbing into the top half of the Championship table. Three straight wins in the league have seen the Sky Blues jump from eighth from bottom to 11th...
Stop Smoking! One Session, One Payment Pounds 50 If You Don't Quit, You Don't Pay!
Habitbreakers M.D. Martin Jandu has already helped thousands of people to quit smoking in just one hour. With an advanced combination of hypnosis and NLP. Great news, he is now offering group sessions, allowing people to benefit from his skill &...
Team with a Burning Ambition to Win Award; Big Water Savings from New Foam Jets
Byline: By Stephen Hallmark A TEAM of specialists based in Warwick are revolutionising the way fires are fought. Hale Products Europe's Godiva pumps are already the workhorse of British fire services, having been installed on some 90 per cent...
Terrace Verdict
MARK COYLE A FEW years ago advertising hoardings proclaimed that 1966 was a great year for English football as Eric Cantona was born. City fans can empathise with that sentiment for while the great Gallic coq was filling his nappy in France,...
This Acquisition Continues Our Aim to Expand the Business; GROWTH: Developer Takes over Severn Trent's 52-Acre Tournament Fields
Byline: By Stephen Hallmark A HUGE development of homes and state-of-theart commercial buildings looks set to transform a part of Warwick. Severn Trent Property has sold its 52-acre site - popularly known as Tournament Fields - for an undisclosed...
Walking Back to Happiness; after Finding Love on a Country Stroll Annabelle Baldwyn Set Up a Dating Service with a Difference
Byline: By Karen Ham bridge FOR ANNABELLE BALDWYN true love has literally been a stroll in the park. The 21-year-old from Warwickshire met her boyfriend Richard Tuckey while out on a country walk. And the experience inspired her to set up a unique...
We'll Get Tough on Violence at Home; CRIME: Police to Launch New Crackdown on Domestic Abuse
Byline: By Ben Griffin VIOLENT men who attack their partners are to be targeted in a major new campaign launched in Coventry today. Police will launch extra patrols to fight domestic violence and men who drink heavily before attacking their wives...
We Mustn't Lose This Piece of City's Past Industry; HERITAGE: Campaigners Fight to Preserve Old Watchmaking Factory
Byline: By Barbara Goulden environmental architecture student Keith Thomas is fighting to save a building which was once a cornerstone of Coventry's watchmaking industry. Mature student Mr Thomas, aged 36, is among Chapelfields residents concerned...
We Need Tolerance to Live in Peace; Muslim Teenager Speaks out after Weekend of Violence over Controversial Cartoons
Byline: By Sian Powell A SCHOOLGIRL from Nuneaton today called for tolerance as the backlash against controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed left one man dead in the Middle East. The Muslim teenager, who wants her identity hidden over...
YourLife: A Professional Touch to Dating
IT WAS a chance meeting with an Australian dating mogul which prompted single mum Karen Owen to launch her own dining and dating service. Karen, aged 37, who runs a bed and breakfast in Tamworth was at her local pub and got chatting to the Antipodean...
YourLife: TakeSix ... Long-Last Lipsticks
Max Factor's Lipfinity Everlites - pounds 9.99 I'M a big fan of Max Factor's make-up, but I've never tried their lipsticks before so I had high hopes for this "revolutionary two-step system for lips" which claims to last for 10 hours, and I had...
YourLife: We; ROMANCE: If You're Stuck for Ideas as to What to Buy Your
LOVEBIRDS will be sending an estimated one billion Valentine's cards this year, with 85 per cent of the cards purchased by women. Valentine's Day is the second largest card-sending holiday, beaten only by Christmas when about 2.6 billion cards...
YourLife: We Valentine's Day; ROMANCE: If You're Stuck for Ideas as to What to Buy Your Loved One on the Most Romantic Day of the Year, Then Worry Not - Here Are Some Ideas Sure to Be a Hit
Byline: By Karen Hambridge LOVEBIRDS will be sending an estimated one billion Valentine's cards this year, with 85 per cent of the cards purchased by women. Valentine's Day is the second largest card-sending holiday, beaten only by Christmas...
Your Stars
Byline: By LYNNE EWART Calls cost 60p per minute For more hororscope advice and news visit: www.lynneewart.com AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb19) YOUR financial position could be under review, as something you have is made to work better, a list of...