Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)

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Articles from August 3, 2000

Bernard's Bit of Paradise Is a Winner!; IT'S ALL BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS, SAY SHOCKED PENSIONERS WHO COLLECTED TWO AWARDS IN BRITAIN IN BLOOM 2000 WITH THEIR GARDEN
YEARS of tender loving care have transformed a Bulking-ton garden into a little paradise - and won the owners two awards in Britain in Bloom 2000. Bernard Lawlor, of New Street, together with his wife Marlene have spent the past 46 years turning...
Black Night for the Sky Blues; FOOTBALL: COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW PREMIERSHIP CAMPAIGN
KAA Gent 2 Coventry City 0 THE BLACK kit proved rather apt as Coventry City suffered their first defeat in the pre-season campaign. Wearing the new-look away kit for the first time, Gordon Strachan's side were outgunned by the Belgian...
Blessed Relief for Sarah at Holy Meeting
A GATHERING of Christians large enough to populate a small town is hoping to raise pounds 1million for Third World projects at an event near Coventry. About 25,000 Christians from all over the world are expected to attend the annual Bible Week event...
Boost for Charity's Training from Bank
COVENTRY Homes is starting up a cafe to provide work and training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Work to refurbish and expand the existing catering facility at the charity's Newpath Nursery in Kings Hill Lane, Finham, has just...
Brake Lights Go on at Black Spots; CONES COME OUT FOR Pounds 100,000 SCHEMES THAT COULD SAVE LIVES
WORK on two road safety initiatives that could save lives is due to start in Nuneaton. Accident black spots in Crowhill Road, Whitestone, and Park Lane, Robinson's End, have been earmarked by county highways chiefs for traffic management schemes...
Can Coventry Become 'One of the Brightest Cities in Europe?' VIBRANT or VACANT?
COVENTRY City Council has applied to become an official centre of excellence for town centre regeneration. And a leading councillor believes the city will become one of the most dazzling in Europe. The authority believes it deserves to be awarded...
CITY TARGET TWO MORE SIGNINGS; Thompson Deal Not the Last, Promises City Chairman
SKY BLUES chairman Bryan Richardson has promised that more new faces will be arriving at Highfield Road following the capture of pounds 3m Liverpool midfielder David Thompson. The 22-year-old will sign for the Sky Blues later today subject to passing...
Clare Is out to Ease the Teen Strain and Pain; GROUNDBREAKING HEALTH SCHEME TARGETS SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
EXAMS and tests, relationship and money difficulties are helping to make modern youngsters one of the most stress ridden groups in 21st century society. Coventry has adopted a groundbreaking approach to helping youngsters at school and college...
Elson Gets Europe Call; GOLF
JAMIE ELSON was given immediate compensation for his early exit from the English Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. Elson, from the Kenilworth club and a student at the Augusta State University, has been named in the eight-strong...
Ex-Adders Bosses Get Pounds 1,300 Boost; FOOTBALL
COVENTRY City's youngsters showed the style on the pitch but it was the soccer supporters on the terraces who played just as big part in making last night's Ron Bradbury/Bob Stockley testimonial match at Manor Park such a big success. The Sky Blues...
Gift of Thanks from Lilian
A NUNEATON pensioner forced to give up her hobby of playing the organ because of failing eyesight has decided that her loss should be someone else's gain. Widow Lillian Townsend, aged 79, has donated her Yamaha electronic organ as one of the star...
Good Time to Flex Your DIY Muscles; HOMESTYLE
OVER the past few years, there has been a tremendous resurgence in the number of people taking up DIY. For a DIY beginner, the first trip to the power tools section of a DIY superstore can be somewhat daunting. A drill is a necessity for any...
Gregory in Attack on Petty Ref; FOOTBALL
Aston Villa 1 Celta Vigo 2 (Vigo win 3-1 on agg) SWISS referee Dieter Schoch found himself in hot water after Aston Villa's InterToto Cup exit. UEFA will surely study videos of his bizarre performance in this semi- final second leg...
Hot Tin Roof Gives Trainer His First Runner in France; RACING
HOT TIN ROOF will be Tim Easterby's first runner in France when the filly lines up for the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Sunday. Easterby, who took over training Hot Tin Roof when Jack Banks retired at the end of last season, has always...
Hughes Adds Weight to Drive Laffah Home; RACING
RICHARD HUGHES' morning spent in the sauna proved worthwhile as Laffah secured victory in the opener at Goodwood yesterday Hughes usually struggles to get below 8st 7lb but managed to do 8st 5lb - 1lb overweight) to partner Laffah in the Marriott...
IN THE COURTS: Road Ban Follows Drink-Driving
A COVENTRY man has been banned from driving for three years and put on probation for one year for offences including driving with excess alcohol. Raymond John Barrell, aged 54, of Henley Road, Henley Green, was also convicted of driving while disqualified...
Jockey Club Setting the Record Straight; RACING
THE Jockey Club today revealed it is to act to clarify the newly extended "keep straight rule", following recent criticism. David Nicholls and Milton Bradley, both renowned for their handing of sprinters, are two trainers who have challenged the...
Labour Snub for Car Workers 'A Disgrace' LETTERS: YOUR VIEWS PEUGEOT SPECIAL
WHAT a disgrace our Labour councillors are. Banning a motion seeking support for Peugeot workers and their families. What's the point in electing local councillors if they can't even suggest to a multi-national like Peugeot that they may just be...
Letters: Your Views
Will city's new garden become grossly neglected too? ON my first visit to the White Street Garden, built at an exorbitant cost, comments from members of the general public ranged from ugly, a monstrosity, ordinary, a waste of money and, more kindly,...
Misty Eyes Triumph in Queen Mum's Big Race
BARGAIN-BUY Misty Eyed has a clear chance of boosting her earnings in the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood tomorrow. The Paris House filly cost a mere 2,300 Irish guineas yet has already amassed pounds...
Monty: I'll Never Be World's No 1; GOLF
COLIN MONTGOMERIE, who began the defence of his Scandinavian Masters title today, has given up hope of becoming world No 1. The 37-year-old Scot is currently ranked fourth but is over 17 points behind runaway leader Tiger Woods, who extended his...
Mum Stole Pounds 30,000 from Her Employers; FORMER BOOK-KEEPER SPARED JAIL FOR SAKE OF HER TWO CHILDREN
A BOOK-KEEPER at a veterinary surgery in Coventry stole more than pounds 30,000 from her employers, a court heard. Mother-of-two Louise Wilson was spared jail because a judge said it would be unfair to her children, whose father had been killed...
'My Mines Clearers Are a Tribute to Di' EX-RAF MAN MOVED TO HELP AFTER SEEING TV PICTURES OF PRINCESS IN ANGOLA
A FORMER Coventry man has invented a revolutionary land mine disposal system. It has taken 57-year-old Bob French five years from drawing up his first design on a napkin to seeing his machines in action. The former Whitley Abbey schoolboy - then...
My Mum Used to Cook for the Queen Mother!; THE THIRD PART OF OUR SERIES LOOKING BACK AT YOUR FOND MEMORIES OF MEETING THE QUEEN MOTHER AS SHE REACHES HER CENTURY; 100th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL- YOUR MEMORIES OF MEETING THE QUEEN MOTHER
A FORMER Coventry councillor laughed off stories that his mother used to cook for the Queen Mother - until the day he decided to investigate . . . Frederick Black, aged 64, of Charminster Drive, Styvechale, never really believed his mother had connections...
Over-Taxing in Britain Has Become a Joke; STEVE EVANS ON THURSDAY
I COULDN'T dump the pump the other day and join the thousands of other motorists up and down the country in their price-of-petrol "fume". It wasn't because I didn't support them. Quite the contrary. It was just that my gas-guzzler of a car was too...
Pipe's Far Cry Is in with a Shout; RACING: THIS AFTERNOON'S CARDS
PUNTERS can shout Far Cry home in the J P Morgan Goodwood Cup at the Sussex track this afternoon. Martin Pipe's tough stayer won the Foster's Lager Northumberland Plate and Doncaster Cup last year but has raced only once on the Flat this season...
Police Welcome New Curbs on Drink Crimes
POLICE in Coventry have welcomed tough new government measures to combat under-age drinking, public drunkenness and alcohol-related crime. One of the moves being touted by politicians was pioneered in Coventry, and could now be extended nationally...
Portrait of a Royal Favourite; COVENTRY ARTIST'S PAINTING TO BE JAGUAR'S 100th BIRTHDAY GIFT TO QUEEN MUM
AN oil painting of the Queen Mother's former Jaguar is to be presented to her as a 100th birthday present. Jaguar commissioned Coventry artist Graham Bosworth to produce the painting of the dark red Jaguar which the Queen Mother owned between 1954...
Robbie Keane- THE FANS' VERDICT; FOOTBALL
I'M IN full support of Bryan Richardson. Anyone who says we are a selling club hasn't got a clue what they are talking about. Until we move into the new stadium and receive extra money we will have to sell and reinvest wisely like we have done in...
Seven Great Summer Diy Offers for Evening Telegraph Readers; Reader Offers
10-PIECE GARDEN TOOL KIT WITH CARRYING CASE - ONLY pounds 9.99 THIS IS an ideal gardening companion for you to keep in your house or garage. The handy, hardwearing, dark green carrying case opens to reveal a host of sturdy garden tools, specially...
SKATEBOARD GANGS TOLD:YOU'LL FACE COURT; Police to Crack Down in Precinct
POLICE today warned youngsters they will be taken to court if they carry on skateboarding in Coventry city centre. Announcing the crackdown today, Inspector Gary Herrington said a softly- softly approach in the city centre's shopping precinct had...
Smethurst Burst Puts Lancs in Driving Seat; CRICKET: PPP HEALTHCARE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
LANCASHIRE paceman Mike Smethurst threatened to blow the County Championship race wide open at the Oval yesterday. Surrey, who began the match just four points ahead of the third-placed visitors, were in desperate early trouble as Smethurst claimed...
Veteran Geoff's Jackpot Verdict; ANGLING
GEOFF RINGER really should have bought a lottery ticket at the weekend. The way his stars were aligned, he'd surely have won. As it was, the Ravensthorpe, Northants match ace was quite happy, thank you very much, to scoop a personal jackpot, walking...
Whatever Happened to the Incredible Kidda Band?
BANNED from Weddington Social Club, links with ageing hellraisers The Rolling Stones ... The Incredible Kidda Band were the biggest thing to come out of Nuneaton. Reporter ALAN HARRIS caught up with former members of the band which never quite made...
Your Views on the Street; Residents of 'Problem Area' Praise Community Spirit
Blackspot tag does not stick LAST week national reports named the Wood End area of Coventry as one of the worst crime hotspots in the country. It was identified by the government as being one of 47 problem neighbourhoods. But how do the...
Zuniga Injury Blow; Football
YSRAEL ZUNIGA was stretchered off with a knee injury during Coventry City's 2-0 defeat against KAA Gent last night. Gent defender Jacky Peeters was shown a yellow card following the 69th minute tackle, which Sky Blues boss Gordon Strachan called...