Latest COVENTRY Stories

2008-09-11 03:00:15

CHECK out Dayle Crutchlow's blog, The Music Abyss, to see live footage of the return of six members of legendary Coventry group The Specials at Bestival, in the Isle of Wight last weekend. To see the godfathers of 2-Tone perform Gangsters, Too Much Too Young and A Message to you Rudy visit Dayle's blog at: http:// blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/themusicabyss/ (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-10 03:00:14

GUITARISTS Andy Smith and Martin Rider are set to record a live album at a Warwickshire pub. The duo, who call themselves 2Koustics, will be performing at the Squirrel Inn, Church Street, Rugby on Saturday at 9pm. For details visit www.rugbysoundbite.co.uk (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-10 03:00:14

YOUNGSTERS keen to tread the boards are being invited to grab a role in the pie-chucking musical Bugsy Malone. The play - a 1920s mafiastyle spoof - will mark the launch of The Paramount Youth Theatre Company which wants to attract top talent from across Coventry and Warwickshire. The troupe is being set-up by Wendy C Miller, an experienced director who believes there is a need to encourage the theatrical promise of the region's eight to 18-year-olds. Joining Wendy will be musical...

2008-09-10 03:00:10

THE success of the allmale chorus Only Men Aloud on the popular Last Choir Standing television show has led to a rush of applicants for singing lessons. Jack Tuckley, a member of Coventry's Barbershop Harmony Club, is beginning a six-week course of free lessons. He has already had 20 applicants - several of them inspired by the BBC 1 show. An introductory session will be held at Stoke United Reformed Church, in Harefield Road, Stoke, at 7pm on September 23. For details ring Jack on 024...

2008-09-08 03:00:15

CHILDREN and teenagers have designed a poster condemning knife crime as part of a Coventry City Council drive to keep young people safe. Youth workers organised a poster competition and a programme of art, sport and music activities all aimed at tackling knife crime. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 03:00:12

GARDENERS were given the chance to learn how to prune fruit trees thanks to a grant from the National Lottery. The Allesley Park Walled Garden Group hosted a special workshop to offer expert advice on trimming apple, pear and plum trees. The hands on session is part of a series of events funded by the group's pounds 5,000 grant from the lottery. Chairman Geoff Croft said: "Most people who booked came along despite the miserable weather. We got soaked to the skin. It was about giving...

2008-09-06 03:00:15

MUSIC lovers are in for a treat next weekend with a talk on both classical and non-classical easy listening music. Next Saturday, September 13, the Central Library in Coventry will host a Musical Talk, A Little Light Music, from 11am until 11.45am. The event at the library in Smithford Way is free but booking is advisable on 024 7683 2314. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 03:00:16

AWEST-END hit, a unique American folk trio and an epic jungle romance are coming to small venues in Warwickshire They are all part of the new Live & Local season offering top shows in community venues across the area. Jenny Clarke, of Live & Local, says: "With a sell-out West End hit, a cracking music line-up and the best of the UK's rural touring companies, this will be one of our most varied and exciting seasons yet." The season kicks off with the West End sell-out show Lies Have...

2008-09-04 03:00:25

THREE women were taken to hospital following a fivevehicle crash on the M6 in Warwickshire. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 near Fillongley shortly after 6pm on Tuesday. Three ambulances and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene. A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Three women were taken to hospital. One was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar as a precaution and was...

2008-09-04 03:00:00

By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER TEENAGERS in Coventry are missing out on vital cash because of computer glitches in the grant application system. Many of the 16- to 19-year-olds at schools and colleges in the city haven't received the education maintenance allowances they need for things like bus fares, books and materials for their courses. This year, a new company, Liberata, has taken on the pounds 80million-a-year national contract to manage education maintenance allowances....

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.