Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from July 23, 2009

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Bell: I'm All Set to Answer the Call; CRICKET: Warwickshire Batsman 'Desperate' Face Aussies after KP Injury Blow
Byline: Brian Halford IAN BELL today insisted he is "ready and waiting" if the call-up to Ashes duty comes at Edgbaston next week. With Kevin Pietersen ruled out for the rest of the series by an achilles problem and Andrew Flintoff nursing a...
Bell Set to Return after KP Ruled out; Pietersen: I'm Absolutely Devastated
Byline: Richard Gibson IAN BELL is expected to be called into the England team for the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston next week after it was revealed yesterday that Kevin Pietersen will miss the rest of the Ashes series. The Warwickshire...
Best: I'm Ready to Take on the World; City Star Leon Inspired by His Surprise Call-Up: Ireland Call Inspires Best
Byline: Andy Turner LEON BEST has his sights set on going to the World Cup with Ireland after a remarkable change in fortunes. A one-time victim of the boo-boys, the Sky Blues striker can hardly believe the turn-around in the last 12 months,...
Bid to Scrap Age Limit on Homes Fails; COMPLEX: Residents Win Fight to Ban Under-55s
Byline: Mike Malyon RESIDENTS have won a fight to stop anyone under the age of 55 living in their "pensioners' paradise" development. Bungalows and flats in the secluded complex, off Arbury Road, Nuneaton, were sold with the age-limit clause,...
Big Busst for Disabled Kids; RICOH: Sky Blues' Scheme for Special Schools' Pupils
Byline: Andy Turner HUNDREDS of disabled children in Coventry and Warwickshire are to be given coaching by the Sky Blues in the Community Scheme thanks to sponsorship by the Ricoh Arena. Three hundred children at 12 special schools in the city...
Bread Keeps Earning Cash for Newell; GARETH PURNELL'S WEEKLY ROUND-UP
Byline: GARETH PURNELL'S IT'S BEEN a great week for Paul Newell at Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery; he has walked off with the pounds 500 top prize and a new Garbolino G60 pole after winning the Tunnel Barn Farm Masters in convincing style. The 54-year-old...
Brothers Quick in Race of Two Halves; ANDY TURNER'S ROUND-UP OF ALL THE LOCAL ACTION
HINCKLEY CRC brothers Joe (5439) and Mick Murray (59-22) recorded competitive times in API Metrow's 25-mile time trial on the A11 near Newmarket in memory of time-trialist and prolific race winner Zak Carr who was tragically killed by a car while out...
Carragher: Let's End Alonso Saga; FOOTBALL: Liverpool Defender Doesn't Want to Lose One of Club's Top Assets
Byline: Nick Briggs LIVERPOOL'S Jamie Carragher is hoping for a swift resolution to the Xabi Alonso transfer saga, but is keen for the midfielder remain at the club. Alonso's future on Merseyside has been the subject of intense speculation with...
Celebrating 2-Tone with New Plaque
Byline: Pete Chambers TOMORRROW we continue to celebrate 30 years of 2-Tone, with the fifth 2-Tone Trail plaque being unveiled at Coventry Central Library. To the younger set, it may seem a bit odd that this uberdance music we called ska and...
Cops Pledge Vigilance at Biker Event; FESTIVAL: Police Plan 'Significant' Operation at Bash
Byline: Emma Stone POLICE say they will be running a "significant" operation at this year's Bulldog Bash after the controversial festival was given the go-ahead by councillors. As the Telegraph reported yesterday, Warwickshire Police failed to...
Deaths
BRITTON Ronald Frederick (Ron) Passed away on July 18th aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Jo, dear brother of Mary, loving uncle to all his many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service to take place on 30th July at Charter Chapel Canley at 12.15p.m. Flowers...
Deaths
O'BRIEN John Patrick Dad, I miss you so much, I always will, I can't believe this time has come and my heart is breaking. I love you so much and I'm proud to call you my Dad. I feel you with me Dad with your heart of gold and warm smile and I take...
Ex-Servicenotes
Byline: Peter Jones EX-SERVICE personnel in the BedworthBulkington area are advised that details of meetings and events of Association and Royal British Legion branches will be recorded in these weekly notes. Secretaries are requested to forward...
Extra Shooting Practice, Lads. FOOTBALL: Sky Blues Stars Take a Break from Training to Have a Paintball Battle
Byline: Andy Turner THE Sky Blues took to the battlefield yesterday as manager Chris Coleman attempted to bring his group of players closer together. The City squad were treated to a few hours of paintballing at Warwick's Adventure Sports where...
Firms Issue Threat to Burn BID Bills; PROTEST: Bonfire Invite as Part of Revolt over Controversial Business 'Tax'
Byline: Les Reid A BONFIRE of the bills is to be staged by angry recession-hit firms today as new invoices for a controversial business "tax" land on doorsteps. The dramatic demonstration follows a long-running mass "can't pay, won't pay" revolt...
Fond Farewells. Tears and Cheers for Popular Teacher Pam
FLOWERS, presents and a few tears marked the end of deputy head Pam Timms' time at Stoke Heath Primary School this week. The 59-year-old has been at the school, in Heath Crescent, for nine years and staff and children gathered on Monday to say a...
Give Your Skin Some TLC
THE sun'll come out tomorrow, to quote a cute, if slightly annoying, red-headed orphan with a loud voice... Well, if not tomorrow, the next day, or the next. And when it does you need to be ready. You're bound to be showing off just a little...
In Memoriam
BAYLISS-STRANKS Valerie Loving memories of a special Mum and fantastic Granny. Love Simon, Margi, Hannah and Joshua xxx BAYLISS-STRANKS Valerie In loving memory of my dearest Val. Forever in my heart and thoughts. Love Jem. xxxx BAYLISS-STRANKS...
MASSIVE Pounds 25m FACELIFT SCHEME UNVEILED; Development to Transform Old Pit Area near Town
Byline: Mike Malyon A MULTI-MILLION pound development will transform a former pit community in Nuneaton Houses, shops, a new social club and sports facilities are being proposed at Bermuda Village, which dates back to 1892 and which was once in...
My Second Shot at Life Starts Now; HEALTH: Telegraph Columnist Jennifer Back Home after Kidney Transplant
Byline: Cara Simpson TELEGRAPH diarist Jennifer White is embarking on a new chapter in her life. The 45-year-old, who wrote an insightful blog for the Telegraph in the run up to her life-changing kidney transplant, says she hasn't felt better...
Postal Workers in Strike Ballot; DISPUTE: Drivers at City's Parcel Hub and at Crick Centre to Walk Out
Byline: Jenny Waddington A DISPUTE between postal workers and Royal Mail is escalating throughout Coventry and Warwickshire - with more strike action on the cards. The Coventry Telegraph has learned that drivers at the city's parcel hub and the...
Riley Loses Toe in Car Accident; INJURY: Four-Year-Old Puts on a Brave Face after Foot Run Over
Byline: Helen Thomas LITTLE Riley Duffin is putting on a brave face despite losing his big toe after being run over by a car. The four-year-old had to be taken to University Hospital, Walsgrave, on Sunday morning, after the accident in Windsor...
Sadness over Football Dad; TRAGEDY: Tributes Paid to City Soccer Stalwart
Byline: Cara Simpson TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular dad and well-known Coventry footballer who has died suddenly. Paul John, known to his friends and family as Pongo, was a talented midfield player who was committed to local amateur football....
Shock Figures on Child Sex Abuse
Byline: Warren Manger MORE than 1,000 youngsters in Coventry and Warwickshire need therapy after being sexually abused, shocking new figures show. One in every ten children suffer physical or sexual abuse, according to leading children's charity...
Stuart Hit by Wave of Exhaustion; CHALLENGE: Daredevil Home after Kayak Marathon
Byline: Helen Thomas FEELING exhausted but relieved, it's all over for daredevil Stuart Kettell who has returned to Coventry after his kayaking adventure. He and his trusty 17ft kayak travelled across the English Channel, along the River Thames...
Swine Flu Claims Another Victim; VIRUS: Latest Fatality Brings the Region's Death Toll to Three
Byline: Warren Manger A THIRD person in the West Midlands has died after catching swine flu, health chiefs have confirmed. The death in Walsall is now being investigated by health chiefs but no more details about the victim are being released...
Task Force to Join Climate Change War; COUNCIL: Initiative Modelled on London Borough
Byline: Mary Griffin COVENTRY is taking tips from Camden to set up a climate change task force. The city council has agreed this week to set up a crossparty hub holding regular meetings and championing sustainability across the council's work....
Teens Allegedly 'Stalked' Man before Beating; COURT: Grandad Was Killed for Cash and an Old Mobile Phone
Byline: Emma Stone TWO TEENAGERS charged with the murder of a Warwickshire grandfather "stalked their prey" before beating him to death with a rock and robbing him, a court has heard. Paul Smith, aged 54, was found in a pool of blood on a pavement...
Townies Given Cattle Warning; COUNTRYSIDE: Dog-Walkers Made Aware of Stampede Danger
INSTANCES of potentially-deadly stampeding cattle unwittingly spooked by dog walkers are almost certainly set to rise, a farmers' leader has warned. In part it's due to cashstrapped townies holidaying in the UK at a time of recession and heading...
Unleash the Power of Wonder Women; Nearly 60 per Cent of All New University Graduates and about 80 per Cent of Students in Business Administration Are Women, but Is Gender Stereotyping and Prejudice in the Workplace Still Holding Women Back? at a Major Event in the West Midlands This Week, Business Reporter JENNY WADDINGTON Heard How "Girl Power" Could Be the Key to Success
Byline: JENNY WADDINGTON UNLEASHING the full potential of women in the business world could help to bridge Coventry and Warwickshire's productivity gap, according to one of the region's leading enterprise figures. Angela Maxwell, the former driving...
Urgent Talks Set Up as Festivals Clash
Byline: Emma Stone URGENT talks have been held between police and councillors after it was revealed a controversial travellers' festival would be taking place in Kenilworth this weekend. Organisers of the Travellers Religious Festival have admitted...
Vandals Strike at Playground; DAMAGE: Newly Opened Area for Children Wrecked by Yobs
Byline: Helen Thomas YOBS have ripped up newly planted trees and vandalised a Coventry playground which was only opened three months ago. The play area off Woodway Lane in Woodway Park cost pounds 122,500 and was supposed to give children space...
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Youngsters Display Winning Mentality; GOLF: Round-Up of the Local Club Scene
Byline: Mike Malyon THE wealth of young talent at Kenilworth was clearly illustrated when teenagers Robert Owens and Alice Young came tops in the club championships. The 16-year-old duo showed a clean pair of heels to their more experienced rivals...
Yourrights; SUE BENT of Coventry Law Centre Answers Your Legal Questions
Byline: SUE BENT QI recently started work as a shop assistant in a newsagents. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and am in a wheelchair. I get tired easily as a result of my condition and I have requested that I be allowed to take an extra...
Your Stars
Byline: Claire Petulengro Leos are going to spell trouble in love, as they try to seduce you though new ways, and many may succeed too. Work success should make this a week you will enjoy, but you also have other major changes on your mind. Call...