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2008-09-24 03:00:29

ACTIVE pensioners from a Coventry fitness club have been working hard to help patients in two southern African hospitals. Kathleen Ryan and other members of the Spindles Royal Court Fitness Centre, Tamworth Road, have spent the past month helping to raise money for patients at hospitals in Malawi. The team put up posters in the club, urging other members to donate money and also put a collection box in the reception area. Several cheques were presented to Barbara Preedy, a senior nurse...

2008-09-24 03:00:00

By Lucy Wilson EDUCATION REPORTER PARENTS of more than 200 Coventry and Warwickshire pupils were fined for letting their children miss school last year. Education welfare staff sent the pounds 50 fines to parents who allowed their youngsters take time off or failed to stop them playing truant. Parents who didn't pay within the six week time limit saw the fine rise to pounds 100. Those who still didn't pay were taken to court. The number includes those parents who took their children...

2008-09-24 03:00:22

Appledore Drive, Allesley Green, Coventry. AGENT: Hawkins PRICE: pounds 219,950 WITHIN a popular area, this detached house has been extended to provide excellent accommodation. Attractively presented, the three-bedroom family home has gas- fired central heating and double glazing. In the hall there are stairs leading off to the first floor, while the focal point in the good-sized lounge is a feature fireplace with a coal effect living flame gas fire. The spacious kitchen/dining...

2008-09-24 03:00:19

A RENOWNED filmmaker and a TV newsreader have become patrons of Nuneaton's Mary Ann Evans Hospice. The Nuneaton-born film director Ken Loach has joined the board of patrons, along with BBC newsreader Kay Alexander, who lives in north Warwickshire. They join Viscount Daventry and Sir William Dugdale. Canon Edward Pogmore, the hospice's chairman, said: "We are absolutely delighted." (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-24 03:00:19

THE Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is being screened free for schoolchildren at Warwick Arts Centre cinema, Coventry, next month. The free showing is on Friday, October 24, and will be followed by a discussion about the film. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-23 00:00:29

MEMBERS of the public are invited to attend the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Annual General Meeting on Tuesday September 30. It will take place in the Council Chambers, Rugby Borough Council at 5pm. There will be a review over the past 12 months and a look forward to the future. This will be followed by an open question-and-answer session for the public. Tea and coffee will be served after the AGM and there will also be a chance to speak to Members of the...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

ATHERSTONE Memorial Hall will be hosting a production of The Other Women next month. The venue in Long Street will be putting on the production by the Hijinx Theatre Company on Friday, October 10, at 8pm. The play was inspired by the stories of families in the south Wales valleys who gave refuge to conscientious objectors in the First World War. The play is suitable for age 10 plus. Tickets are pounds 8.50 or pounds 7 concessions and are available from the Atherstone Leisure Complex...

2008-09-22 03:00:19

BOSSES at CV One, the destination management and promotions agency for Coventry, say Debbie Isitt's film will be a big boost for the city. Nativity has been made in Coventry and Warwickshire and stars comedian Alan Carr. Scenes of the film have been shot in Coundon, Stoke, Spon Street, Kenilworth, as well as the city's cathedral ruins. Peter Walters (pictured), CV One head of economic development, said the movie could help raise the city's profile. He said: "We are very excited about...

2008-09-19 03:00:21

PLAY Dead Certain is being performed at the Co-operative Theatre in Coventry next week. The Wheatsheaf Players are presenting the psychological thriller, by Marcus Lloyd, from Monday to Saturday at the Watersmeet Road theatre in Stoke Heath. It starts at 7.30 each night and prices are pounds 5-pounds 6. It is not suitable for children. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 15:00:11

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks COVENTRY -- For local nature lovers, there is an open trail leading to the best hiking spots close to home. The town Recreation Department is hosting its second-annual fall hiking series -- guided nature walks through some of the community's most pristine woods, parks and conservation areas. The program is a part of a larger effort sponsored by the Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island to promote use of the state's bike paths and trails. So far, fall hikes have...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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