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Articles from January 24, 2008

Bank Opening Is Sign of Confidence; NEWCOMER: Swedish Firm Aims to Use Local Knowledge of Clients
Byline: By Andy Hutson Business Editor COVENTRY and Warwickshire's strength as a centre for business has prompted a Swedish bank to move to the city. Handelsbanken, which now has 48 branches across the UK, has opened in The Quadrant, Warwick...
Big Kevin Deserves a Break; Fans' Zone
Byline: By Mark Coyne Far be it from me to kick a man when he's down, but Kevin Kyle must have felt lower that a rattlesnake's belly on Saturday. His career hit an all-time low, and we're talking here about a man who has been loaned out to Rochdale!...
Bright Sparks Cash in on Their Idea; CITY COLLEGE: Jubilant Students Scoop Pounds 500 in a Dragon's Den Style Challenge
CITY College Coventry students were on cloud nine when they competed in a Dragon's Den type competition with prizes worth pounds 700 at the college's new Swanswell Centre last week. The competition was the culmination of the Make Your Mark Challenge...
College in Plea for Travel Help; SKILLS BOOST: Students Going on a Trip to France to Develop Their Independence Appeal for Sponsorship to Pay for Their Carers
Byline: By Sian Powell STUDENTS at a Coventry college are looking for help to send them on a life-changing trip to northern France. The 18 students with diverse needs, who go to Hereward College in Tile Hill, are hoping generous people will come...
Community Still Angry over Dad's Senseless Death; CRIME: Residents on Close-Knit Estate at a Loss over Ways to Deal with Nuisance Youths
Byline: By Steve Evans FEELINGS are still running high on Nuneaton's Camp Hill housing estate 2 1/2 years after a young dad died in a street confrontation. Alan Fessey was just 31. His wife Gayle was expecting their third child when he died after...
Corrie Fans Left in Dark as Power Fails; BLACKOUT: Electricity Chiefs Say Sorry after Screens Go Blank during TV Soap's Climax
Byline: By Steve Evans ELECTRICITY chiefs have issued an apology to thousands of Coronation Street fans who were left in limbo by a power cut. They have blamed an underground cable fault for severing supplies to 3,400 properties across Bedworth....
Court in Brief
A COVENTRY man has been disqualified from driving for a year for a string of motoring offences. George Lee Maby, aged 27, of Ashorne Close, Wood End, Coventry, was also fined pounds 485 and had his licence endorsed for using a vehicle with incorrect...
Cricket: Shah's Chasing One-Day Glory
ENGLAND batsman Owais Shah is determined to transfer his one-day performances to the Test side if he gets his chance on the tour of New Zealand. Shah hit 88 and 38 on his Test debut against India at Mumbai in March 2006 but had to wait 18 months...
Equal Pay Case to Cost Pounds 1m; CLAIMS: The Council Bill Soars
Byline: By Fiona Scott, POLITICAL EDITOR COVENTRY taxpayers face a bill of nearly pounds 1 million for fighting equal pay claims from more than 600 women. Both sides are now waiting to hear the results of the first round of their fight at an...
Firm Updates Its Workers' Skills; TRAINING: Staff Gain Qualifications Recognised by the Industry
Byline: By Julie Chamberlain EIGHT members of staff at a Leamington firm have gained qualifications after the company decided it needed to update workers' skills as well as introducing new equipment. Fozmula, of Berrington Road, in Sydenham,...
Football: Clinical Display Sees Chelsea March on; Last Night's Carling Cup Action
Everton 0 Chelsea 1 (Chelsea win 3-1 on agg HOLDERS Chelsea marched into the Carling Cup final with a clinical display and will now face London rivals Tottenham at Wembley on February 24. Joe Cole grabbed a critical goal on 69 minutes to...
Football: Craig the Man to Thank for Great Run; NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Boro Boss Says McIlwain's Partnership with Moore and Cowan Is Paying Off
Byline: By Derek Brown CENTRE-HALF Craig McIlwain maybe the unsung hero of Nuneaton Borough's backline - but in terms of importance and experience he's very much a high-priority requisite. That's the verdict of team boss Kevin Wilkin who reckons...
Football: Shaw Is Good to Be on the Way Back! SKY BLUES: Stalwart Shaw Hopes for a Start in Cup Showdown
Byline: By Andy Turner SATURDAY'S FA Cup clash with Millwall sees the Ricoh return of a Sky Blues legend. Richard Shaw will be back in town 18 months after bringing an end to his 10-year Coventry City career. But while the 39-year-old defender...
Football: We're Almost There, Say City; Dowie and Tabb Insist Sky Blues Only Need a Fractional Improvement
Byline: By Andy Turner IAIN DOWIE believes his Coventry City side are a whisker away from getting it right on the pitch. A couple of new signings and a fractional improvement in front of goal, he believes, will be enough to get the Sky Blues...
For 50 Years I Didn't Even Know I Was Jewish; HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED: Extraordinary Story of Young Girl Rescued from Nazi Germany
Byline: By Sian Powell A JEWISH woman who was rescued from Nazi Germany as a young girl will speak at this year's Holocaust Memorial Day in Coventry tomorrow. Susi Bechhofer, aged 71 from Rugby, will talk about her experiences as one of the 10,000...
Golf: Lane Reaches Milestone on Euro Tour; GOLF: Ex-Cov Player to Tackle Chief Executive Role with National Association
BARRY LANE will become only the fifth player in history to play 600 tournaments on the European Tour at this week's Qatar Masters. And despite admitting his surprise at bringing up the landmark in the Middle East, the Henley-based veteran has backed...
Golf: Robinson Flies Flag for Women; GOLF: Ex-Cov Player to Tackle Chief Executive Role with National Association
Byline: By Mike Malyon FORMER Coventry rugger star Jim Robinson has become chief executive of the English Women's Golf Association. He steps into the full-time job at the end of this month and says: "It's an exciting challenge." Robinson was...
Historic House Restored after Flood Devastation; REOPENING: Tudor Estate Back in Business as Family Moves Back in after Repairs
Byline: By Les Reid A HISTORIC Tudor house and its gardens have been restored after being severely damaged in last year's summer floods. It has enabled the Throckmorton family, whose descendants have lived at Coughton Court near Alcester in Warwickshire...
Hockey: Jo's Strike Puts Seal on Spa Super Show
LEAMINGTON 2nds produced their best performance of the season to tame table-topping Jaguar 1-0. Jo Parker settled the issue with a typically opportunistic strike after Olivia Northover's shot had been parried. But this was a classic team effort...
Hockey: Teen Titan Alex Fires Cov; Spotlight on the Local Clubs' BodyKraft League Action
ENGLAND Under-15 prospect Alex Czerniewski notched his first league goal to put Coventry & North Warwickshire on course for their 3-1 verdict at West Bridgford. Coventry survived a couple of early scares against the Midlands Premier stragglers...
How Villagers Rallied Round to Rescue Shop
Byline: By Michael Corley THE local shop, like the church and the pub, has been a cornerstone of village life for centuries. So when the general store in Claverdon, near Warwick, closed down last year after providing generations of villagers...
Invest Your Rupees Here; VISIT: Business Leaders' Message to Indian Bosses
Byline: By Andy Hutson BUSINESS EDITOR INWARD investment chiefs have highlighted the business benefits of Coventry and Warwickshire to bosses at companies in Mumbai. Leaders from regional development agency Advantage West Midlands (AWM) visited...
Is Your Child a Telegraph Star? Telegraph COOLEST KIDS TYSALL'S PHOTOGRAPHY
DOES your youngs ster have what it takes to be a Telegraph model? We are looking for two children aged between five and nine to become the faces of the Telegraph for a year. Our winners - one boy and one girl - will take part in modelling assignments...
Lawn Tennis: Federer Sets Up Djokovic Clash
WORLD No.1 Roger Federer is unfazed by Novak Djokovic's claim that he is beatable at this year's Australian Open. The pair will meet in a hotly-anticipated semi-final tomorrow night in what is expected to be one of the matches of the tournament....
Little Daisy's Life Was Saved Thanks to a Simple Test; THIS Adorable Little Girl Might Not Be Here Today If She Had Not Been Sent for a Simple Muscle Biopsy
Byline: CATHERINE VONLEDEBUR THIS adorable little girl might not be here today if she had not been sent for a simple muscle biopsy. The test confirmed that 17-month-old Daisy (right) had a rare inherited muscle disease - and early diagnosis meant...
LOCAL OFFICERS JOIN MASSIVE PROTEST; ++ POLICE ON THE MARCH ++ Hundreds Travel in Convoy for Rally over Pay
Byline: By Emma Stone HUNDREDS of police officers from Coventry and Warwickshire joined more than 20,000 of their colleagues in London yesterday in one of the biggest protests ever over pay. More than 200 officers from Coventry's police stations...
Making Your First Day Go Smoothly
STARTING a new job is literally a pain in the back teeth, as a new study by Office Angels reveals the experience is more stressful than a trip to the dentist for half of UK employees. The 1,100 workers polled by the UK's leading secretarial and...
Plane Crashes into Channel; TRAGEDY: Two Die, One Man Rescued from the Sea
Byline: By Sian Powell TWO men died when their light aircraft, which took off from Coventry Airport, plunged into the English Channel. A third man on the plane, believed to be in his 50s, survived the crash and was plucked from the sea in a dramatic...
Pupils' Pounds 300 Gift to Bereaved Families; FIRE TRAGEDY: Youngsters Donate Nativity Proceeds to Fund
Byline: By Cara Simpson TALENTED youngsters from a school in Coventry have handed over the proceeds of their Christmas Nativity play to aid the Warwickshire Firefighters Families' Fund. The sum of pounds 306.66 was generated from performances...
Rap over State of School Kitchens; Food Safety Inspectors Uncovered Mould on Freezer Seals
Byline: By Sinead Keller TWO Coventry primary schools have been criticised for the state of their kitchens after food hygiene inspections. Problems highlighted after visits by the council last term included mould on freezer seals and dirt at...
Rugby's Rod Hoping to Swoop for Scott
RUGBY TOWN chief Rod Brown hopes to confirm the appointment of a new playercoach by the weekend - and the man he's lined up is Corby Town midfielder Richard Scott. The one-time Shrewsbury and Peterborough playmaker watched The Valley book their...
Students Dig in to Help Art Gallery Project
STUDENTS from Warwickshire College helped Compton Verney art gallery near Wellesbourne, with a tree-planting project - and worked towards their qualification at the same time. The students come to the college's nearby Moreton Morrell Centre one...
The World Today: Father Cleared of Murdering Son in Crete; GREEK TRAGEDY: Court Rules That Dad Must Be Given Psychiatric Treatment
Byline: By Telegraph Reporter A FATHER who threw his six-year-old son to his death from a hotel balcony in Greece will be given psychiatric treatment after being cleared of murder. A court on the island of Crete ruled that John Hogan, 33, from...
What Else Can We Do to Make This Government Listen? ++ POLICE ON THE MARCH ++
PC BLAKE EDWARDS, aged 36, of Chace Avenue police station, joined West Midlands Police 13 years ago and his beat covers the Ernesford Grange area of the city. He is married and has a young family. He said: "I am worried this is the beginning...
Woman Stole Pounds 35,000 from Her Step-Dad; She Left Him Penniless, Court Told
Byline: By Sinead Keller A WOMAN fraudster has been jailed for swindling her elderly step-dad out of pounds 35,000. Carol Bowdler left 78-year-old David Coley penniless, without any money to pay his own care home fees. Bowdler, aged 55, of...
Workers Won't Leave Cars at Home
Byline: By Les Reid A MAJOR drive to entice Warwickshire council workers to ditch their cars has failed to bring about change after four years, bosses admit. A key report concludes that the Green Transport Plan has done little to change staff...
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