Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from June 8, 2007

Astrology
Byline: Claire Petulengro ARIES Mar 21-Apr 20 You don't seem to be able to tell your friends the way you are feeling. It may well be for fear of lack of support or it could even be to do with the way that you want them to view you. Whichever...
CITY HOSPITAL'S NEGLECT OF OUR DYING MUM; Family's Tears after Inquest's Damning Verdict
Byline: By Kerry Beadling A PENSIONER suffered a catalogue of neglect in the weeks before she died at a Coventry hospital, an inquest has found. A jury decided unanimously that 68-year-old Winifred Dalton, of Radford, Coventry, died from "natural...
Cricket: England Saved by the Bell; CRICKET: Third Test from Old Trafford Plus All the Latest News and Views
Byline: By Myles Hodgson IAN BELL settled into his most successful position in the batting order to rescue England from a damaging failure to live up to pre-Test expectations against West Indies at Old Trafford. Bell top-scored with an unbeaten...
Dad Goes into Battle over Fields; INQUIRY: Days of Cricket and Picnics Are Recalled
Byline: By Dayle Crutchlow THE chairman of a group fighting to save recreational land from development was the first to give evidence as a public inquiry opened yesterday. Members of Henley Green Action Group want to protect the Luscombe Road...
Defiant Parents Fined over Truancy; EDUCATION: 44 Warning Letters Sent out in New Crackdown at City Primary Schools
Byline: By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER MORE than 40 Coventry parents have been sent official warning letters in a crackdown on truancy at primary schools. And 10 of them were hit with new pounds 50 fines for ignoring the letters and not making...
Don't Just Sit There - Put the Kettle on! STAR: Busy Norman Says Everybody Can Do Something Volunteers' Week
Byline: By Sian Powell VETERAN volunteer Norman Buckler is encouraging more people to give up their spare time for others this National Volunteers' Week. The 69-year-old Nuneaton grandfather of six is a stalwart of the National Blood Service's...
FILM-MAKER HITS OUT AT PLIGHT OF HOMELESS; Cathy Come Home Writer at Charity Event
Byline: By Emma Stone FILM DIRECTOR Ken Loach returned home to Nuneaton to lend his support to a charity which helps homeless youngsters across the district. The award-winning filmmaker, who is the patron of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Doorway...
Film-Maker Speaks out on Plight of Homeless; CHARITY: Cathy Come Home Writer at Anniversary Event
Byline: By Emma Stone NUNEATON-BORN film director Ken Loach returned home to lend his support to a charity which helps homeless youngsters across the district. The award-winning filmmaker, who is the patron of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Doorway...
Find Peace with World Music; Folk
Byline: PETE WILLOW MUSICIANS from the Gambia, Rajasthan and Germany join a line-up of home-grown acts for Leamington Peace Festival next weekend. Now in its 29th year, the festival takes over Leamington's Pump Room Gardens on June 16 and 17...
Football: Boro Boss 'Has Irons in Fire'
NUNEATON BOROUGH are working hard to draft in a bit of quality at the sharp end of the pitch. Goals are what manager Kevin Wilkin is after to address last season's disappointing return of 19 from 22 home games. But the Boro' boss admits the fans...
Football: Michelle Seeks New Coaches for City Ladies
COVENTRY CITY Ladies are looking for new coaches for next season. Centre of Excellence assistant director Michelle Hickmott has been given the task of appointing four female coaches to work with girls in the U10, U12, U14, and U16 age groups who...
Football: Owen: 'Fantastic to Top Goal Record Set by Hero Gary' FOOTBALL: England Striker in Happy Mood as He Continues His Comeback from Injury
Byline: By John Curtis MICHAEL OWEN has revealed his pride at breaking his hero Gary Lineker's record to become England's highest goalscorer in competitive matches. Owen moved one clear of Lineker with his 23rd goal for his country in either...
Football: Simmo: I Can Make the Grade at City; New Sky Blues Striker Confident He Can Follow in Manager's Footsteps
Byline: By Andy Turner STRIKER Robbie Simpson has set his sights on following Iain Dowie's path to playing success. The Cambridge United front man, who will officially join the Sky Blues on July 1 once his current contract has expired, is looking...
Forza Follow-Up Is a Dream Drive; Computer Games
Byline: MARTIN SMITH FORZA MOTORSPORT 2 Xbox 360 - pounds 49.99 FORZA part one was fantastic, so driving sim fans should be licking their lips at the prospect of tackling its next-generation big brother, and quite rightly so. While playing...
French Connection for the Father of Rugby; STATUE: Webb Ellis Tribute Will Be Unveiled by Ex-England Star before World Cup
Byline: By Marc Meneaud A REPLICA statue of William Webb Ellis has been sent to the French town where he is buried - to be unveiled in time for the Rugby World Cup. A half-size reproduction of Graham Ibbeson's statue of Webb Ellis, which stands...
Gina Davoile; + School Leavers' Balls +
THE proms season is in full swing, with youngsters celebrating the end of their schooldays in style. The Telegraph is sharing the fun of the leavers' balls and carrying regular pages of pictures throughout the summer. If you have leavers' ball...
Help Catch the Thug Who Did This to Me
Byline: By Ben Griffin CRIME REPORTER THIS is the smashed eye socket of Austin Fisher - who may have to undergo surgery after he was attacked in a Coventry nightclub. The 24-year-old suffered fractures to the bones near his eye when he was hit...
Hot-Shot Police Discover Dead Funny Goings-On; DVD
Byline: SIMON KUKURUZOVIC HOT FUZZ (15) Also available to buy pounds 19.99. SIMON PEGG and Nick Frost's follow-up to Shaun of the Dead is an enjoyably loopy romp mixing British quirkiness with overblown Hollywood action. Supercop PC Nicholas...
Ice Hockey: Blaze Close in on a Goal Scorer
Byline: By Matt Bozeat CASSIDY Coventry Blaze head coach Paul Thompson is close to agreeing terms with a forward. Thompson is set to lure the goal ace away from one of Blaze's bmibaby Elite League rivals and hopes the deal will be completed in...
I Conquered 71 Peaks to Block out 17 Years of Loss and Pain; ANNIVERSARY: Man Who Lost His Wife and Baby in Car Crash Tells How Lake District Walking Challenge Helped Him Rebuild His Life - and Help Charities
Byline: By Dayle Crutchlow A MAN whose life was ripped apart when his wife and newborn baby were killed in a crash will today complete a 17-year quest in their memory. Carl Pearson's life was turned upside down by the road accident which claimed...
In the Market for Stall Stories! 50th ANNIVERSARY: Shoppers and Traders Become the Stars of a New Theatrical Spectacular
Byline: By Marion McMullen STALLHOLDERS and shoppers at Coventry Retail Market are topping the bill of a new theatrical spectacular. Talking Birds, a group of city performers, is making itself at home at the market all this month as the shopping...
'I Think They Have Handled It Right This Time'
I THINK they have handled it right this time. It was so far out of control when Shilpa was in the house. This time, they have taken Emily out of the house and that is good as it sends out a message to other housemates that it won't be accepted. ...
K T Keeps Her Eyes to the Future; What's on Rock
Byline: ALAN POOLE TIME passes quickly when you're piling up platinum discs, and it's now 2 1/2 years since K T Tunstall unveiled debut album Eye to the Telescope. Since then it's sold the best part of four million copies - 1.5m in the UK alone...
Morten Is Axed as Bees Slip Up; SPEEDWAY: Risager Pays the Price for Inconsistent Performances SGP Win Tickets to the British Speedway Grand Prix - Don't Miss Tomorrow's Telegraph for a Great Competition
COVENTRY have reacted to some inconsistent displays of late by releasing Danish teenager Morten Risager from their team. Risager has paid the price for a poor run of form over the past six weeks - and his place will be taken by experienced Australian...
Motors: ALTEA'S XL HELPING OF STYLE; ROAD TEST SEAT Altea XL 1.9 TDI Stylance
Byline: By Robin Roberts STYLE has driven the success of SEAT in Britain. No bread and butter brand has been able to match the Spanish car maker's individuality and immediate recognition on the road. Why have an "ordinary" looking family hatchback...
Motors: AUDI TT COUPE TAKES A WEIGHT OFF YOUR MIND; Lightest Car of Its Type ROAD TEST Audi TT Coupe 2.0 T FSI
Byline: By Mike Torpey AUDI is heralding "a quiet revolution" and is convinced its latest TT Coupe will make lighter work of UK roads as a result. The secret lurks under the skin, and it's down to a combination of aluminium panels and Audi's...
Motors: AURIS REALLY DOES HAVE GOLDEN TOUCH; ROAD TEST Toyota Auris T-Spirit
Byline: By Malcolm Robertshaw FOR four decades the Toyota Corolla justifiably earned a lasting legacy as the world's best-selling model, with more than 32 million of these compact hatchbacks taking to the road since its launch in the England football...
Motors: Buyers Spend More on Cars; Lure of Upmarket Brands Is Greater
Byline: By Steve Hughes THE average price paid for a new car in the UK has soared by almost a quarter in just six years. Not because the same cars cost more but because British buyers are moving further upmarket and are prepared to dig deeper...
Motors: Counting the Cost of Innovation; COMMENT the Week in Motoring
Byline: By Steve Hughes ALMOST two and a half million new cars will be registered in the UK this year, thanks partly to the newer models that the public feel they must have. As with all new technology the rate of change is accelerating and even...
Motors: Hybrids Cleaning Up on UK Car Sales; ...as Demand Burning Ever Stronger for Diesel Models
Byline: By Steve Hughes SALES of hybrid cars have doubled in the UK in the past 12 months, making cleaner cars the fastestgrowing sector in the motor industry in percentage terms. Results for the hybrid market so far this year show an increase...
Motors: NEW DAWN FOR THE CABRIOLET MARKET.
Byline: By Mike Torpey IT'S an operation guaranteed to draw a crowd. A light touch on a conveniently placed button and 25 seconds later the most intricate yet stunningly effective electronic roof operation is complete. It consists of no less...
Motors: Picasso's New Masterpiece of Family Motoring; ROAD TEST Citroen C4 Picasso 2.0
Byline: By Peter Keenan THERE'S more glass than a greenhouse, enough space for a herd of wildebeest, and with the likely discount on price the Citroen C4 Picasso can only be described as an extremely tempting package. Climb in to the seven-seater...
Motors: POWER OF DREAMS IS NOW HI-TECH REALITY; Honda Forges Its Own Next Generation. . . ROAD TEST Honda Civic 2.2i CDTi ES
Byline: By Maxine Ashford RENOWNED for its 'Power of Dreams' slogan, it seems Honda may have called upon NASA to help design its latest Civic model. From the moment you enter the cabin, the technology is literally mind-boggling with tiered displays,...
Motors: Put Your DIY Skills on to Racing Track!
ARE you Michael Schumacher with a power tool? Now is your chance to find out. The second Silverline Power Tool Drag Race is open to all - DIY enthusiasts, builders, boffins, engineering students, hardware retailers, families, children, mums and...
Motors: TOUGH GUY FOR EVERY TERRAIN; ROAD TEST Jeep Commander
Byline: By John Scantlebury I'VE tested a number of 4x4s recently which have had a recurring theme - softer looks and more car-like manners, with off-road capability relegated to a minor issue. With the Commander, Jeep throws all that into reverse....
Motors: Z750 REVAMP IS A KAWA-CRACKER! ROAD TEST Kawasaki Z750
Byline: By Harriet Ridley KAWASAKI'S new Z750 has a hard act to follow. When it first appeared this naked middleweight quickly set the benchmark for being all things to all women. Well, and men of course. It excelled round town, was a blast on...
New Orleans Sound Is Still Alive and Stomping; Jazz
Byline: MARTIN LONGLEY HURRICANE KATRINA made a big difference to the jazz city of New Orleans, but the music has certainly survived, and will be coming to Coventry next week. Warwick Arts Centre is presenting a tantalising double bill on Wednesday...
Ocean's on the Crest of a Wave; Cinema
OCEAN'S THIRTEEN (PG) STARS: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Eddie Izzard, Scott Caan, Vincent Cassel. DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh....
Pals Revamp Banger for Rally Challenge; ADVENTURE: 2,000-Mile Test of Endurance for Team
Byline: By Marc Meneaud IT'S Casablanca or rust for a car-mad Warwickshire trio. Former school pals Kim Palmer and Joe Williams and their friend Nathan Gore-Brown, have bought a pounds 100 car to take part in a 2,000-mile rally to Casablanca...
Peter Pan's a Family Show for Skate Stars Too; Theatre
Byline: MARION McMULLEN GET your skates on for a touch of fairytale magic. The Royal Spa Centre in Leamington is being transformed into a world of pirates, Indians and ticking crocodiles for storybook favourite Peter Pan on Ice. The ice spectacular...
PUPILS EVACUATED IN CHEMICAL LEAK; 82 Children Are Led to Safety Three Staff Taken to Hospital
Byline: By Marc Meneaud EIGHTY-TWO children were evacuated and three staff members hospitalised after a chemical gas leak at a special school in Warwickshire. Firefighters in gas-tight suits were called after potentially-harmful ammonia fumes...
Race Row 'Just a Publicity Stunt' + BIG BROTHER FURORE +
Byline: By Samantha Clarke BIG BROTHER is at the centre of controversy again after a contestant was evicted for using a racist comment. The latest racism row to hit the Channel 4 show was criticised by a former Coventry Lord Mayor who accused...
Read All about It; AWARDS CEREMONY: Bookish Crowd Gathers at Guildhall
Byline: By Alan Harris WINNING authors attended a prize ceremony in Coventry last night following a pioneering search to find the city's favourite books. Robert Rankin, Cressida Cowell and Anne Cassidy were thrilled that their titles had proved...
Salute to Our Volunteers; Volunteers' Week
VOLUNTARY groups around Coventry and Warwickshire have joined forces to say a big thank you to all their helpers. This week is the 23rd annual Volunteers Week, held to honour the country's 22 million volunteers. The theme is "recognise, reward and...
Sky Blues Look Good Value Next Season at 28-1; Odds on in Association with WWW.Betrescue.Com BET RESCUE COM
Byline: By Jonathan Shepherd THE odds are out for next season and the Sky Blues look a tasty each-way bet to win the Championship. Portlandbet and Stan James both quote a belting 28-1 - and the each way prospect at a quarter of those odds for...
Special School Evacuated in Chemical Leak; 82 Children Are Led to Safety Three Staff Taken to Hospital
Byline: By Marc Meneaud EIGHTY-TWO children were evacuated and three staff members hospitalised after a chemical gas leak at a special school in Warwickshire. Firefighters in gas-tight suits were called after potentially harmful ammonia fumes...
Stage Whispers
EVERYONE is going quackers over Warwickshire teenager Tom Corsi. The 15-year-old from Hatton has stepped in to play the Ugly Duckling's dad in the Young Rogues and Vagabonds production of award-winning family musical Honk! after the original performer...
Such a Sinful Treat; Classical
Byline: PATSY FULLER OPERA is about to find its feet in the Midlands when a group of dancers team up with Welsh National Opera for a sung ballet. Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins is a hybrid of song and dance which will be the centrepiece of...
Superhospital Gears Up for Spot Checks; KILLER BUGS: Chlorine Being Used on Wards
Byline: By Fiona Scott POLITICAL EDITOR BOSSES at Coventry's new superhospital hope they'll pass a new spot check on how well they control killer bugs such as MRSA. Inspectors from the watchdog Healthcare Commission are to make surprise visits...
Walkers Step Up to Challenge; News of the Latest Moves in the Work to Raise Pounds 5 Million for a New Hospice for Coventry
MANY thanks to all those who participated in our annual Sunflower Walk through the Warwickshire countryside last Sunday. This was our fifth year and it attracted about 300 walkers. We'll keep you posted on the final sum raised. Our recent collection...
Watch out for Webbed Feet in the Playground! SCHOOL SURPRISE: Pupils Delighted to See Visitors - but Help Is Needed to Get Ducks to Water
Byline: By Cara Simpson STAFF and pupils at a Coventry school have been enjoying the company of some unexpected visitors - a mother duck and her ducklings who have taken up residence in a courtyard at the school. Sadly. the mother duck's choice...
We Are Going to Fight for Our Jobs; COUNTER CLOSURES: Workers in Favour of Strike Action
POSTAL workers in Coventry and Warwickshire are bracing themselves for a national walkout after voting overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The result, thought to be the biggest "yes" vote in the history of the Communication Workers' Union,...
We Paid for Our New Church - Brick by Brick! MILESTONE: Worshippers Recall Sixpenny Collections
Byline: By Barbara Goulden THESE four members of Coventry's Risen Christ Church are among those who paid for it to be built - brick by brick. This weekend, the church is celebrating its 40th anniversary and worshippers like Jean Holland are proud...
WIN ...the Chance to Meet TV Chef James Martin PLUS WIN Tickets to One of These Top Shows
GREAT news for all those passionate about their gardens, their homes and the cooking that takes place within it! BBC Gardeners' World Live, BBC Good Homes Live and the BBC Good Food Summer Festival will join together to form one amazing lifestyle...
Your LIFE: The Natural Way to Keep Baby Clean; Daily
MORE and more parents are opting for a 'greener' lifestyle for their young ones - which is reflected in the rising number of natural toiletries on the baby market. We asked five mums to try out a range of environmentally-friendly products - and...