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2008-10-08 12:00:23

THE Salvation Army has signed a pounds 1 million record contract to boost Christmas fundraising. International Staff Band (ISB), members of the Salvation Army, have recorded the first album in the deal with Universal Music and it will go on sale on November 24. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-07 03:00:16

CITY COUNCIL leaders say they are disappointed with the High Court's refusal to back the airport's proposed terminal. The expansion plans were backed by the Coventry Chamber of Commerce and the city council - which had welcomed the idea of more jobs being created in the region. Cllr Kevin Foster, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for city development, said: "We have heard that the secretary of state's decision stands and we are obviously very disappointed by the court's...

2008-10-07 03:00:11

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of committing car crimes in a Warwickshire town. Police arrested a 21-year-old, from Leamington, on suspicion of theft from a vehicle in the Church Street area of the town at the weekend. He was charged with theft from a vehicle and released on police bail. Officers also arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted theft from a vehicle in Abbotts Street. He was released on bail pending inquiries. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph....

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Midland organisations today joined criticism of the energy giant e.on for its plans to build the UK's first coal plant in three decades. In a letter to Paul Golby, chief executive of e.on, an influential group of development and environmental organisations, and academics from the Midlands called on him to reconsider the plans. They claim a new coal power plant in Kingsnorth, Medway, Kent, would emit seven million tonnes of carbon every year, which amounts to more than the combined...

2008-10-06 03:00:25

COVENTRY MP Jim Cunningham is calling for an investigation into poor people being overcharged for their energy bills if they use prepayment meters. Mr Cunningham wants energy regulator Ofgem to investigate just how much more people using prepayment meters have to pay for their energy. One in five people paying for their electricity, and one in 10 paying for their gas use a prepayment meter, He said: "I am concerned that the poorest in our society are often paying the most for their...

2008-10-06 03:00:00

By Mary Griffin, ENVIRONMENT REPORTER THE bold new city blueprint drawn up by prizewinning designers Jerde is awash with green. Designs revealed by the Coventry Telegraph show a New York-style city centre park, private gardens and a ream of tiered green spaces on shop roofs. The Los Angeles-based architects say the grass roofs will help to soak up rainwater, attract wildlife and bring down the temperature of the concrete jungle. But sustainability, they claim, is a bigger issue than...

2008-10-06 03:00:12

A COMMUNITY hall in Foleshill has been handed the perfect gift in time to celebrate its 10th birthday. The centre, in Broad Street, needed computers for all the groups which meet there. When Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce heard about the shortage, members decided to donate three computers. The centre is owned by Broad Street Windows (BSW) and is used for classes, lunch clubs, youth groups, bingo and a drop-in group. BSW manager Alan Griffiths said: "We jumped at the...

2008-10-03 15:00:20

MUSICIANS will be playing the blues when they plug in their instruments at a Warwickshire restaurant. The BluesPower band, which features Phil Bond on keyboards, John Caswell on guitar, and Tim Ward on drums, will perform at The Bird in Hand, in Birmingham Road, Henley-in-Arden, near Warwick, on Thursday, October 16. The gig, which starts at 8.30pm, is free to diners. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-03 15:00:19

TOP TRIBUTE BARRY and Robin Gibb have given the stars of Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees Story their seal of approval describing their show as "fantastic" and "absolutely brilliant". The music special comes to the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington on Sunday and is filledwith hits such as Stayin' Alive, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love. Box office 01926 334418. TOP COMEDY SHOW ALL is not what is seems in the Allesley-based Saints' latest production Natural Causes. The black comedy revolves...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By PATSY FULLER GILBERT and Sullivan's muchloved Mikado is undergoing a spectacular makeover... in black and white. All the costumes, sets and props will be in monochrome when Spa Opera perform the light-hearted operetta at the Spa Centre in Leamington later this month. Director Kenny Robinson says the black-and-white theme is a tribute to a 1986 production of The Mikado created by Jonathan Miller. "It really is taking a well-loved classic and doing something a little different to give...

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