Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from April 7, 2009

100 Workers Axed by NEC; EMPLOYMENT: Jobs on the Line with Slump in Revenue
MORE than 100 jobs face the axe at the NEC Group following a dramatic slump in revenue from exhibitions. The West Midland group, which runs the NEC, ICC, LG Arena and NIA, announced the job cutbacks today and warned the short-term outlook for the...
Acknowledgements
BURTON Anthony Edwin The family of the late Tony Burton would like to thank all his friends and former colleagues from Jaguar who came to the funeral on April 2, sent cards and made donations. Alan Penny's celebration of his life was much appreciated...
Alvis Drive a Step Closer to the Title; FOOTBALL: Top-of-the-Table Clash Goes the Way of Premier Division Leaders: COVENTRY ALLIANCE
ALVIS took a giant step towards claiming the Premier Division crown when they triumphed 3-0 in their top-of-the-table showdown with Christ The King. The two contenders went into the game on the back of midweek draws - Alvis were held 0-0 at Potters...
Bed Battle Nears a Final Decision; MENTAL HEALTH: Campaigners Call to Keep Nuneaton Clinic
Byline: Staff Reporter CAMPAIGNERS will make their final bid today to save beds for mental health patients in Nuneaton and North Warwickshire. A lengthy public consultation period has been completed and health chiefs will now decide whether to...
Bell Blow Increases City Pain; Winger to Miss Rest of the Season as Sky Blues' Injury Toll Mounts
Byline: Andy Turner COVENTRY CITY'S injury problems have worsened with the news that David Bell is out for the rest of the season. Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman was hoping to have the winger back for tonight's match at Crystal Palace, where he...
Bible, Creation Still Split Opinion; YourSay
JAMES Fowler in a letter to Your Say refers to the Bible as a Terry Pratchett fantasy story. Hmm, would this be the same Bible that has inspired famous writers and artists to create some of the world's most beautiful and enduring works of art? Would...
Celebrations Helping You Mark Those Special Occasions; Helping You Mark Those Special Occasions
HISTORY repeated itself for childhood sweethearts from Coventry when they renewed their wedding vows - exactly 50 years on. Graham and Beryle White, of St Ives Road, in Wyken, returned to St Laurence Church, in Old Church Road, Bell Green, on Saturday...
College Rebuilding Plans Put on Hold; FUNDS BLOW: Principal Hopes Scheme in Regeneration Area Will Get Priority
Byline: Lucy Lynch AMBITIONS plans to rebuild Henley College have been put on hold - because government funding agency the Learning and Skills Council has run out of money. The plans to replace the ageing buildings at the college in Henley Road,...
Convicted Hooligans: Named and Shamed
COVENTRY CITY FANS JOHN HARTLEY, 39, of Pleydell Close, Willenhall was given a 15-month prison sentence for affray and was given a 10-year banning order. MARCUS RICHARDSON, 19, of Ingram Road, Earlsdon, SEAN CORCORAN, 19, of Daventry Road, Cheylesmore...
Council's Equal Pay Legal Bill Pounds 1.1 M; BATTLE: Court Appeal over Low Paid Ruling Is Throwing Money Away - Claim
Byline: Les Reid COVENTRY council is to go to the Court of Appeal to fight tribunal rulings which would provide years of back pay to low paid workers. The move comes as the Telegraph can reveal that the authority's legal bill contesting the issue...
Crystal Palace Lowdown
RESIGNED to finishing in no man's land, Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has earmarked certain games in which to experiment with younger players for next season. And with Coventry just a place behind them in the Championship, tonight's match at...
Deaths
BATES Edith Elizabeth (Ede) Wife of the late Alfred, much loved mum of John and Maureen, grandma to Paul and Alison, Amanda and Jim, treasured great grandma to all "her bits" and a very special auntie. Will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Passed...
Does My Bump Look Big in This?
Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE Coleen Rooney is expecting her first baby and all eyes will be upon her as she blooms over the coming months. Just how will the Liverpool lass, known for her fashion sense and effortless style, dress her expanding baby...
Ex-Service Notes
* BEDWORTH branch, Royal British Legion, meet today at the Bedworth Ex-servicemen's Club, Rye Piece, at 11.30am and the Bulkington Village branch members assemble at the War Memorial Club at 8pm. Coventry No 4 branch, RBL, meet at the Standard Triumph...
Fancy Seeing You Here; FOOTBALL: Griff and Copsewood Renew Their Rivalry in Ricoh Arena Showdown
Byline: Derek Brown OLD rivals Coventry Copsewood and Nuneaton Griff contest the 118th Telegraph Challenge Cup final tonight at the Ricoh Arena with both out to build on impressive records in the area's foremost competition for junior clubs. ...
Flattering to Deceive! ICE HOCKEY: Blaze Weren't Even Second-Best This Season, Admits Honest Thompson
Byline: Antony Hopker GAZING down on the wreckage of a season that consistently promised much but ultimately delivered nothing, Cassidy Coventry Blaze coach Paul Thompson has vowed to rebuild the side. Finishing second in the league and reaching...
FOOTBALL BATTLEGROUND; How Streets of Coventry Erupted in Violence
Byline: Emma Stone THESE exclusive images show for the first time how mob violence exploded on the streets of Coventry when rival gangs of soccer yobs clashed. The CCTV images of Coventry football hooligans clashing with Leicester fans, in Earlsdon,...
Ginnelly's Men Seek Cup Double
Byline: Derek Brown FEW would have predicted Atherstone Town scenting a cup double and promotion going into April but that's what's on the agenda for Jimmy Ginnelly's charges as they face Bridgwater Town in the first leg of the Southern League Cup...
'Have Confidence in Our Economy' MANUFACTURING: Minister for Unemployment Speaks to Telegraph
Byline: Jenny Waddington UNEMPLOYMENT minister Pat McFadden has said he believes in the capabilities of manufacturers and the automotive industries in Coventry and Warwickshire - despite the economic downturn which has left many facing real hardship....
How to Weather the Economic Storm; Asktheexpert
Byline: With Andy AS BUSINESSES face the pressures of the recession, Andy Ashton, managing partner of Yorkshire Bank's Financial Solutions Centre at the Ricoh Arena, gives his advice on how bosses can weather the economic storm. IN the current...
It's a Pity I Have to Stop but It's for the Best; Bell Hopes to Bounce Back after Surgery
Byline: Andy Turner ALTHOUGH disappointed to be bringing an end to his season, Coventry City winger David Bell has his sights firmly set on next. Held back by an on-going ankle problem, the January transfer window signing from Norwich insists...
It's No Good Owning a Stadium If It's Empty; DEBT: Ricoh and Club Working Together to Combat the Recession
Byline: Les Reid A RICOH Arena director says no formal approach has been made by the indebted Sky Blues to buy out half the profitable stadium company. But Peter Knatchbull-Hugessen said excellent new joint working between the two companies was...
It's No Good Owning a Stadium If It's Empty; DEBT: Ricoh and Coventry City Working Together to Combat the Recession
Byline: Les Reid A RICOH Arena director says no formal approach has been made by the indebted Sky Blues to buy out half the profitable stadium company. But Peter Knatchbull-Hugessen said excellent new joint working between the two companies was...
I Was Beaten and Locked in a Turkish Hell-Hole with Murderers and Rapists; NIGHTMARE: Family Man Relives Ordeal after Arrest at Gunpoint
Byline: Mike Malyon FAMILY man Yunus Khan is back at his Nuneaton home after an eightmonth nightmare in Turkey during which he was arrested at gunpoint, beaten by police and thrown into prison. The 47-year-old mechanic was accused of trying to...
Johnson Brace Steers Walsgrave to Victory
Byline: Iain Green TYLER JOHNSON'S splendid brace allowed Walsgrave Juniors to snaffle an invaluable three points as they eased out a spirited Brinklow 3-1 at Walsgrave Primary School. Johnson's double capped a thoroughly impressive performance...
Jury Is Still out on G20 Aid Package
Byline: Jenny Waddington AFTER days of tough negotiating at the G20 summit where world leaders have thrashed out their plans for global co-ordination to beat the worldwide economic crisis, is there now light at the end of the bleak and gloomy tunnel....
On Their Bikes in Memory of Nick; CHARITY: Girlfriend Organises Fundraiser after Student Dies Suddenly
Byline: Jenny Waddington WHEN fun-loving Coventry student Nick Jarram died suddenly of heart failure, his grieving girlfriend made it her mission to raise much-needed cash to fund research and help prevent other people from suffering similar tragedies....
SKY BLUES' Pounds 8.5 MILLION LOSSES; We Are Cutting Our Debts, Says City Chairman: Sky Blues Record Massive Pounds 8.5m Loss
Byline: Les Reid THE SKY BLUES have recorded an annual loss of pounds 8.5 million and are continuing to make major losses, the Telegraph can reveal. The pounds 8.5 million operating loss is in accounts for Coventry City Football Club (Holdings)...
SKY BLUES' Pounds 8.5 MILLION LOSSES; We Are Reducing Our Debts, Says City Chairman: Sky Blues Record Massive Pounds 8.5m Loss
Byline: Les Reid THE SKY BLUES have recorded an annual loss of pounds 8.5 million and are continuing to make major losses, the Telegraph can reveal. The pounds 8.5 million operating loss is in accounts for Coventry City Football Club (Holdings)...
Sky Blues Record Massive Pounds 8.5m Loss
THE SKY BLUES have recorded an annual loss of pounds 8.5 million and are continuing to make major losses, the Telegraph can reveal. The pounds 8.5 million operating loss is in accounts for Coventry City Football Club (Holdings) Ltd signed off last...
WIN ... 2 Nights at This Stylish Leeds Hotel
LOOKING for something different to do this Easter? Why not make the most of spring in the city by enjoying a number of family events and activities planned in Leeds over the coming months? And for three lucky Coventry Telegraph readers, we are delighted...
Your Stars with Claire Petulengro
Byline: Claire Petulengro A loved one is going to want you to do something, which you do not feel is right, but as emotions blur your vision you will find it difficult to know what to do. Honest talks today can help you take a step in the right...