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Articles from May 20, 2013

50 Firms Sign Up to Help Students
Byline: Jenny Waddington BUSINESS REPORTER A COVENTRY Telegraphbacked campaign to help local students prepare for the world of work has been hailed a huge success - with more than 50 firms signing up to take part. Delighted bosses at Henley College...
6.8m Brits Are Trapped in Poverty
BRITAIN is rife with welfare ghettos where more than half of its working age population is dependent on unemployment benefits, a new report claims. In a study entitled Signed Off, Written Off, the Centre for Social Justice says that as many as 6.8...
Aidy's Men Freeze on the Big Stage; League Two Play-Off Final
Bradford City....................3 Northampton Town .......0 AIDY Boothroyd's Cobblers won't be facing Coventry City in League One next season after a bitterly disappointing Wembley display. Bradford, who finished four points adrift in the regular...
Arnold's Five0star Service Catering for Top Celebrities; Yourcelebrities
Caption: MEETING and greeting celebrities was all in a day's work for former hotel boss Arnold Perl. As managing director of the New Connaught Rooms in London, Arnold played host to the world's leading politicians, royalty and Alist celebrities,...
Bale Strike Is Not Enough for Spurs; FOOTBALL
ARSENAL'S Barclays Premier League victory over Newcastle ensured they beat north London rivals Tottenham to the last Champions League place, despite a late blockbuster from Gareth Bale on the final day of the season. With the title already secured...
Best in Business Won by Pailton
Byline: Jenny Waddington BUSINESS REPORTER PAILTON Engineering is now officially this year's best business in Coventry and Warwickshire - after scooping Company of the Year at our prestigious awards. The Coventry-based firm walked away with two...
Bethany's Wish Appeal Is Given Charity Status
Byline: Cara Simpson NEWS REPORTER AN appeal in memory of a Coventry schoolgirl who lost her battle with a rare childhood cancer has secured official charity status. The Bethany's Wish campaign, named after eightyear-old Bethany Polanco who died...
Captain Cook Hails World?class Broad
Byline: David Clough PRESS ASSOCIATION ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook hailed an on-form Stuart Broad as "an absolute nightmare" for batsmen after his career-best figures blew New Zealand away to claim the first Test at Lord's. Three days of nip-and-tuck...
Community Groups Cash in from Mayor's PS17k Fund Giveaway; Your Causes
COMMUNITY groups across Coventry are celebrating after receiving cash boosts from the Lord Mayor's Fund. They have received donations ranging from PS850 to more than PS1,500 thanks to the fundraising efforts of outgoing mayor Coun Tim Sawdon and...
Cooperating Council Could Prove Useful; Business TheProf with Professor David Bailey of Coventry University Business School
THERE'S a huge scrap going on in Whitehall over the Heseltine Plan for decentralisation, whereby Local Enterprise Partnerships could bid for funding from an PS80bn 'single pot'. As noted last week, Heseltine has been vocal in arguing that any failure...
Docs Saved My Life with a Bike Chain
Byline: Cara Simpson NEWS REPORTER COVENTRY surgeons used a BIKE CHAIN to rebuild a mum's jaw - and save her life. Until Liese Healing saw her post-op X-ray, she had no idea the bike chain type device had been used to reconfigure her jaw after...
Dougie: Time for a Break; COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Byline: Brian Halford CRICKET REPORTER DOUGIE Brown believes a three-week break from Championship action now gives Warwickshire's squad a welcome chance to regroup, physically and mentally. After rounding off the first third of the Championship...
Enginee Ring Big Futu Res
Byline: Jenny Waddington BUSINESS REPORTER SOME of the biggest names in the engineering industry are throwing their weight behind the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry. Jaguar Land Rover, Prodrive, SCC, National Grid, Tata Motors,...
Every Day in That Place Was Hell; CARE HOME VICTIM TELLS OF HER YEARS OF ABUSE
Byline: Martin Bagot NEWS REPORTER DISGRACED former care home boss Kevin Donaldson got a young girl pregnant during years abusing children at Coventry's notorious Newfield House. Civil claims by 14 victims - now in their 40s and 50s - revealed...
International Trading Can Help Firms to Grow; Business Matters Mick Page, Head of International Trade Team at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
LAST week was designated as Export Week for high growth markets and represented an opportunity to get the message out there once again about the importance of firms across Coventry and Warwickshire looking to sell their goods and services overseas....
Inthecourts
CASES heard at Coventry Magistrates Court on Friday, May 3, included: John Adye, 25, of Brookford Avenue, Keresley, Coventry, was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm. He was jailed for 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months, with 120 hours'...
Kasprzak Shows His True Class; SPEEDWAY
COVENTRY No.1 Krzystzof Kasprzak translated his recent improved form into a secondplace finish at the Czech Republic Grand Prix. Kasprzak came under fire from Buildbase Bees supporters and bosses for his displays in the early weeks of the season,...
Machete Killer Granted Asylum and Living in City
A MURDERER who has admitted killing up to 400 people - many in horrific machete attacks - is living in Coventry after being granted asylum. John Thuo, aged 27, came to the UK illegally in 2003 and despite attempts to kick him out a court has ruled...
Man's Death 'Not Suspicious'
Byline: Sam Dimmer CRIME REPORTER POLICE say the death of a man whose body was found on grassland near a Coventry tower block on Saturday morning is not being treated as suspicious. Officers cordoned off a wide area surrounding Spon Gate House...
McDowell Hails 'Very Special' World Title; GOLF
GRAEME McDowell expressed his delight at becoming the first Irish winner of the Volvo World Match Play Championship as he joined an illustrious list of champions with a hard-fought victory over Thongchai Jaidee in Bulgaria. McDowell, runner-up last...
Oh, What a Night. We Missed! Your Memories
Byline: Pete Clemons THE Jersey Boys, as many will know, is an acclaimed musical based on the lives of the New Jersey harmony group The Four Seasons. It opened to positive reviews during 2005 and has gone on to win numerous awards. I have never...
Storm Foiled Again; National League
Byline: David Rowe Coventry Storm ........................45 Mildenhall .................................47 FOUR weeks on from suffering a twopoint home defeat against one of the big-hitters of the National League in Dudley, Coventry Storm saw history...
TOP CITY POLICEMAN COPS ROYAL AWARD; 'Inspirational' Chief Superintendent Honoured to Receive Queen's Medal
Byline: Sam Dimmer CRIME REPORTER A SENIOR police officer who moved to Coventry from Kenya nearly 50 years ago has been given a top award at Buckingham Palace. Chief Supt Surjeet Manku, aged 52, was named as a recipient of the Queen's Police...
Treasured Pics Lost Forever in Laptop Theft
A DISTRAUGHT physiotherapist lost her only photographs of a friend who had died when her laptop was stolen by a sneak thief. And a judge heard the heartbreaking theft had taken place just two days after Ian Giles had been given a suspended sentence...
Walk for Myton Was Great Success
WE have had a fantastic weekend and held our first ever Walk for Myton yesterday. Over 400 people signed up for the event to take part in our routes of three, six and 12 miles to raise money for us. Thank you very much to everyone who took part...
WE ARE TH E CHAMPIONS! the Best in Business Are Announced
Byline: Monday Spotlight With Jenny Waddington CHAMPAGNE was in full flow at the weekend when ten local firms took centre stage and added their names to a long and illustrious list of Coventry Telegraph Business Award winners. On Friday, more...
WEMBLEY GLORY FOR LEAGUE YOUNGSTERS; League One Play-Off Final
Brentford..................................... 1 Yeovil ........................................... 2 YEOVIL manager Gary Johnson says the club can be proud of what they have achieved over the last decade after they clinched promotion to the npower...
Wembley Heartbreak for School
CHEERS turned to tears for a team of young footballers from Nuneaton yesterday when they lost a Wembley cup final. The excitement of playing on the national stadium's hallowed turf became deep disappointment for Chetwynd Junior School as they were...
We Will Still Fight to Keep City in Cov; Telegraph Comment
COVENTRY City's troubled recent history reached a new low on Friday when chief executive Tim Fisher said the club had played its last game in the city which gave it its name. But 10,000 of you have already joined our City Must Stay campaign and...
WINBusinessMonday a Once in a Lifetime Prize with Your Telegraph
THE new WMG Academy for Young Engineers has teamed up with the Coventry Telegraph and Jaguar Land Rover to bring you an amazing competition. One lucky teenager and three friends will have chance to enjoy the experience of a lifetime - where they...
Your Focus
A FREE healthy lifestyles programme for women will be run over five weeks in Coventry. Foleshill-based FWT will run classes on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30-2.30pm, starting on June 5. Sessions include free health checks, exercise like yoga, dance...