Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from March 16, 2004

A Warm Welcome for Camp Hill Start; RESIDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO DEVELOPMENT SAYS 'PRIDE' GROUP
Byline: STEVE EVANS PEOPLE on Nuneaton's Camp Hill housing estate have welcomed the start of a pounds 14 million project to transform one of the town's most deprived areas. Workmen have moved in to start building the first phase, 172 homes on...
BLOOD DONOR BAN TO TACKLE CJD RISK; New Rules Mean Tens of Thousands Will No Longer Be Allowed to Give
Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE PEOPLE who have received transfusions are to be banned from donating blood due to fears about vCJD, the health secretary was announcing today. Dr John Reid was due this afternoon to say the ban would apply to all those...
Brothers Subjected to 'Terrifying' Attack; 17-YEAR-OLD LOCKED UP FOR DRINK-FUELLED ROBBERY
Byline: JAMES McCARTHY A TEENAGER was locked up after putting two brothers through a terrifying drink-fuelled robbery ordeal. Joshua Jones, 17, of Seathwaite, Rugby, was with five friends when he targeted the brothers, in their 20s, as they walked...
BUSINESS LIFE: Caring for Others Can Be Its Own Reward; BUSINESS AWARDS
COVENTRY Crossroads is in the business of caring for people - and that includes its staff. The charitable organisation was set up in 1981 to support carers in the community and has grown from providing 400 hours of care a month to 6,000 hours a...
BUSINESS LIFE: Get Rid of a Hidden Killer; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE: ASBESTOS: Asbestos - the Greatest Single Cause of Work Related Deaths in the UK
THIS statement may surprise or even shock you but the Government is taking it very seriously. Asbestos is, and will remain, the most serious occupational health issue in the UK today. As of May this year, a new regulation means that, the duty...
BUSINESS LIFE:What Gordon Brown Should Do for Us; BUDGET SPECIAL
Byline: STEWART SMITH CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown presents his Budget tomorrow. STEWART SMITH asked leading business figures in Coventry and Warwickshire what they would like to see the Chancellor do for them. HOUSING HARVEY WILLIAMS, housing...
BUSINESS LIFE: What the World of Business Wants from the Budget; BUDGET SPECIAL
Byline: STEWART SMITH CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown will get to his feet in the House of Commons tomorrow to present what could be his second-last Budget before the next general election. Although nothing dramatic is expected there will be keen interest...
BUSINESS LIFE: Where Learning Is a Two-Way Trade; BUSINESS AWARDS: Staff Benefit from Teaching Visitors
DESIGNING and building activity playgrounds with a sand pit in the shape of a Defender is just one way that Land Rover involves employees in supporting the local community. Providing more than 120 young people, aged 15 to 18, with work experience...
BUSINESS LIFE: Your Chance to Give Pounds 113m Arena a Name; Partners Wanted for One of City's Biggest Ever Schemes
Byline: STEWART SMITH COMPANIES of all sizes are being given the chance to get involved in one of the biggest developments in Coventry in recent years. Work is under way to build the pounds 113 million multi-purpose Coventry Arena, which is being...
Celebrations. Bringing You Youngsters' Mothers' Day Drawings
Why our mums are so special TO help celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday we asked kids why their mum was great. And for all those budding artists out there, we asked them to send in a picture of their mum as well. Here, kids from Mrs Shreeve's...
CLASS WRECKED IN SCHOOL ARSON ATTACK; Call for Sprinklers Backed
Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW A CLASSROOM at a Nuneaton school has been put out of action by arsonists who broke into the premises last night. The blaze, at George Eliot Community School, happened as education chiefs called for sprinkler systems to...
Council Workers in Sick Note Shocker; Some Employees Taking Up to 17 Days Leave a Year
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE SICKNESS levels among the city's largest employer, Coventry City Council, are running about 60 per cent higher than neighbouring authorities. Latest figures show that every employee within the council is taking nearly...
'Crack Down on Drink Crime' Says Pub Landlord; CALL FOR MORE POLICE TO BE TOUGHER ON DRUNKEN LOUTS TO STOP VIOLENCE
Byline: DEAN VALLER POLICE in Coventry need to get tougher on drink-related crime, according to one city publican. Owner Kevin Mulvey, 36, runs The Courtyard, in High Street, and The Silver Sword, in Trinity Street, and said he's not satisfied...
FASHION:A Big Day of Eastern Style and Promises
Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE THE biggest Asian wedding and fashion event outside of India took place at the NEC over the weekend featuring everything from catwalk glamour to jewellers, limo firms and sumptuous catering. According to show founder Yogesh...
FASHION/CELEBRITY: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT...: Bryan Leaving Westlife
Byline: Ru Green IT was a sad day for the British stool industry when Bryan McFadden announced his departure from Westlife. Sales had effectively plummeted by a fifth the moment he said he was leaving. The chunky jumper sales force has also...
Flats Will Be a Blot on Our Landscape; RESIDENTS' FUME OVER DEVELOPMENT
Byline: EMMA SNODGRASS OUTRAGED families on a quiet Coventry street are demanding to know why they weren't consulted on a housing development just metres from their homes. Two three-storey blocks of flats are being built on the site of the Centre...
FOOTBALL:BLACK IN RACE AGAINST TIME; Injury Crisis Worsens at City
Byline: ANDY TURNER ERIC BLACK is facing a race to address Coventry City's worsening injury problems before the transfer window slams shut for the last time this season. The Sky Blues' boss has just ten days to use up his three remaining loan...
FOOTBALL: BORO FEARS ARE REALISED; Quick Return Unlikely for Love
Byline: DEREK BROWN MICKY LOVE fears that he could be out of action for some time. The Nuneaton Borough skipper was stretchered off in the second half of Saturday's goalless draw at Tiverton. And although the influential left-back was at first...
FOOTBALL:CITY POLISH STRIKE FORCE; Young Hit-Man Targeted by Black
Byline: ANDY TURNER ERIC BLACK has moved swiftly to pep up his attack before the transfer window slams shut for the last time this season. The Sky Blues' boss is set to sign new Portsmouth striker Sebastian Olszar, leaving him two remaining loan...
FOOTBALL: EVENING TELEGRAPH CHALLENGE CUP AND COVENTRY ALLIANCE: Exs and Massey Have the Big Match on Their Minds
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL BEDWORTH Ex-Service and Massey Ferguson - who meet in the semi- final of the Evening Telegraph Challenge Cup at Coventry Sphinx tomorrow - both turned in below-par performances on Saturday. Massey Ferguson slugged out a...
FOOTBALL:MID COMBINATION:Upbeat Marconi Aim to Halt Brakes' Bid
Byline: PHIL HORSFALL COVENTRY Marconi are determined to put a spoke in Leamington's bid for the Midland Combination title. Paul Mills' men travel to face the leaders at the New Windmill tonight on a high after clinching a place in the final...
FOOTBALL:Training Ends My Scoring Drought
Byline: Mo KONJIC I WAS DELIGHTED to score my first goal for two years, which was an amazing feeling in front of the home fans. But I need to start practising my celebrations because it didn't look like a normal celebration - I just seemed completely...
Historic Gem to Be Sold along with Pair's Home; Couple Wanted to Turn Derelict Lodge into an Eco-Centre
Byline: Fiona Scott, Political Editor A COVENTRY couple who started a charitable trust to save an historic building in Coombe Park face losing their home. Artist Dave Cooper and his wife Sue live in a 1930s house 50 yards away from the Grade...
Hollywood Director to Mark Cinema Revamp
Byline: JONATHAN GOODE AN AWARD-WINNING writer and film director will call "action" at the Leamington Spa Cinema complex to mark its pounds 2million refurbishment. The Apollo Cinemas scheme in Portland Place is set to open with two more screens...
Latest Arson Attack Seals Club's Fate; RESIDENTS GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF TROUBLE SPOT
Byline: DAYLE CRUTCHLOW PEOPLE living by the burned out wreckage of a Nuneaton social club say they will glad to finally see the back of it. The Caddy Club, formerly the Hill Top & Caldwell Social Club, in Bradestone Road, was almost completely...
LETTERS:your Views
PIC OF THE PAST UNDER construction at the Coventry factory of the Daimler Company in July 1969 were 80 double-decker buses for Hong Kong. The buses, worth pounds 330,000, were Daimler CVG front engined models, powered by Gardner 10.5 litre diesel...
Memorial Stone for Supporters' Club Founder; FAN LAID THE BASE FOR NATIONAL FEDERATION
Byline: DEAN VALLER A LIFELONG Coventry City fan has raised enough money to put a headstone at the previously unmarked grave of the founder of the Sky Blues' supporters' club. A memorial service and dedication ceremony is now planned on June...
Pounds 28,000 Giveaway Draws in Crowds; ANTI-CRIME GROUP TARGETS THE OWNERS OF VULNERABLE CARS
Byline: SAMANTHA CLARKE HUNDREDS of drivers queued for up to two hours yesterday to take advantage of a pounds 28,000 giveaway to help improve security on their cars. Long queues of people braved the weather in the hope of picking up one of 350...
PUPILS IN PERIL:Dad Backs Safety Calls after Scare; NINE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER KNOCKED DOWN OUTSIDE SCHOOL
Byline: DEAN VALLER COVENTRY dad Paul Reeve is calling for vital speed calming measures to be installed outside a city school after his daughter was knocked down outside it. The Evening Telegraph is supporting a petition by parents at Whitmore...
RACING:Irish Get a Flier with Strike at Stratford
Byline: RAY GILPIN IRELAND made a great start to Cheltenham Festival week yesterday with a victory for the Dessie Hughes stable plus the legendary name Tom Dreaper in the winner's enclosure at Stratford. It was first blood to the Irish and favourite-backers...
RACING:Mann Declares War on the BHB
Byline: WILLIAM HAYLER TRAINER Charlie Mann is canvassing support for a boycott of Thursday's Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle in an escalation of the row over 48-hour declarations at the Cheltenham Festival. Mann, whose Demi Beau is currently...
RACING:Moscow Flyer's a True Champion
Byline: PETER HILTON NO RACE sums up the magical appeal of this season's Cheltenham Festival more than the Queen Mother Champion Chase. And when those two great prizefighters Moscow Flyer and Azertyuiop step into the ring there will be a collective...
Re-Unions: Link-Up
AN article printed in the Evening Telegraph in March 1978 - about dancer comedienne Vida Landor, who was born in a theatre dressing room and first trod the boards herself during the First World War at the age of 10 - was sent to me by my friend Margaret...
RUGBY UNION: Back: Irish Loss Told Me It Was Time to Go; ENGLAND HERO CALLS IT A DAY PLUS A LOOK AT ALL THE LOCAL ACTION
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK WORLD CUP-WINNING flanker Neil Back today revealed that having to watch England's record-ending defeat to Ireland at Twickenham from the bench convinced him it was time to bring an end to his international career. Back...
RUGBY UNION:Back Is Saluted for England Efforts; ENGLAND HERO CALLS IT A DAY PLUS A LOOK AT ALL THE LOCAL ACTION
Byline: ANDREW BALDOCK SENIOR Twickenham officials have led the tributes to England World Cup star Neil Back, who has announced his retirement from Test rugby after this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship. The 35-year-old Leicester flanker will...
RUGBY UNION:Promotion Issues Decided
OLD COVENTRIANS and Harbury are both celebrating league titles and promotion. A 38-31 win for OCs in an end-to-end game at Silhillians and Leamington's 13-11 defeat at neighbours Old Leamingtonians guarantees the Coventry side top spot in Midlands...
RUGBY UNION:Twickenham Date All Set for Colleges
JOHN CLEVELAND COLLEGE and Lawrence Sheriff School are both off to Twickenham. A try from hooker Aled Roberts earned John Cleveland a 5-0 win over St Peter's High School of Gloucester in the semi-finals of the Daily Mail Schools Under-15 Cup at...
Rugby World Cup Coming Home; SPORTING TRIUMPH CELEBRATED WITH TOUR OF COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE
ENGLAND'S greatest sporting triumph for almost 40 years is to be celebrated with a tour of Coventry and Warwickshire. The Rugby World Cup trophy lifted by Martin Johnson last November will be given the VIP treatment with a motorcade to Coventry...
Rugby World Cup Is Coming Home; ENGLAND'S SPORTING TRIUMPH CELEBRATED WITH TOUR OF COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE
ENGLAND'S greatest sporting triumph for almost 40 years is to be celebrated with a tour of Coventry and Warwickshire. The Rugby World Cup trophy lifted by Martin Johnson last November will be given the VIP treatment with a motorcade to Coventry...
SPEEDWAY:Harris Hits It off for Bees; PROMISING SIGNS AS COVENTRY ARE EDGED OUT IN THE FINAL HEAT
Byline: DAVID ROWE THE BUILDBASE Bees pushed Wolverhampton all the way in their first meeting of the new season and ended a creditable performance five points adrift after a last-heat decider. Particularly encouraging was the middle-order partnership...
SPRINKLERS BID FOR SCHOOLS; All New Buildings Could Get Costly Systems
Byline: JONATHAN GOODE and ANNETTE MORGAN ALL new Warwickshire schools could be fitted with sprinkler systems under plans before education chiefs. Local education authorities are being urged to incorporate the systems into every new structure...
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WOMEN'S FOOTBALL:City on Brink of Title Glory; WIN NUMBER 13 FOR COVENTRY
Coventry City Ladies 3 Shrewsbury Town Ladies 0 COVENTRY CITY need only to avoid a 4-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest in their last match to win the Midland Women's Combination League title after this comfortable victory. Chances were few in a...