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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...

2008-09-17 06:00:28

POLICE are trying to trace an oil painting which went missing from the passenger terminal at Coventry airport last week. The owner discovered the loss on Tuesday, September 9, after taking a taxi from the airport shortly after 7.30am and returned immediately to look for it. It is believed that the painting, which features a boy leaning on a car in a street in Cuba, was last seen in the cafe area. Anyone who was in the passenger terminal at the time and saw anyone pick up the rolled-up...

2008-09-17 06:00:27

FILM stardom awaits Coventry woman Paula Butler after she was picked to appear in Nativity. Paula is a managing partner's associate at Yorkshire Bank's Financial Solutions Centre at the Ricoh Arena and their boardroom was turned into a Hollywood mogul's Los Angeles office for the film. Paula was asked to step in front of the film cameras when she went along to see the movie crew in action at Bablake School. She says: "I'd gone along with two colleagues just to check that everything...

2008-09-17 06:00:00

"THEY say never work with children or animals and I am working with 100 children, camels, a donkey, pig, sheep ... and Alan Carr," laughs Debbie Isitt. The Coventry-based writer and director has been heading all over Coventry and Warwickshire with a film crew in tow for her latest movie Nativity. The cast includes The Office and Love Actually actor Martin Freeman, Ugly Betty and Extras favourite Ashley Jensen, comedian Alan Carr, Confetti actor Jason Watkins and Marc Wootton from...

2008-09-15 06:00:15

OFFERING 3,252 sq ft, this modern light industrial unit on Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, is available to rent on a new lease. The premises in Anker Court, Alliance Close, benefit from gas heating and three phase electricity. Accommodation comprises a workshop/office with useful mezzanine office/storage space, while a front yard provides ample parking space. Rental details available on application. For more information contact Cartwright Marston on 024 7635 0700. (c)...

2008-09-15 06:00:00

By Catherine Vonledebur, HEALTH REPORTER Health chiefs in Coventry are launching a vaccination programme to protect 2,000 girls against the main cervical cancer virus. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) programme is being launched in secondary schools city wide this autumn as the new school term starts. All 12 and 13-year-old girls in Year 8 in Coventry are to be vaccinated against HPV, which causes most types of cervical cancer. A two-year catch-up vaccination campaign starting in...

2008-09-13 09:00:19

A PRIMARY school has landed a national award for its use of technology. Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School, in Ferryhill, is one of the first schools in the region to be awarded the ICT Mark from the British Education Communications and Technology Agency (Becta). The school has set up information and communication technology initiatives to enhance pupils? work and the school?s administration. It received a [pounds]7,500 grant from the E Learning Foundation to launch one of its most...

2008-09-12 12:00:22

DANCE the night away with High School Musical 2: Dance Edition, when it rocks up on Disney DVD on Monday. We have five copies of High School Musical 2: Dance Edition to win. Just answer this question to enter: Name the two main characters in High School Musical 2 Send entries to High School Musical DVD Competition, c/o Suzanne Jackson, Editorial, Coventry Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1FP. The closing date is September 18. Usual rules apply. Full list of winners and...

2008-09-11 03:00:24

HENLEY COLLEGE COVENTRY still has places available on a wide range of fulltime courses. School-leavers can choose from beauty, childcare, floristry, forensic science, health and social care, travel and tourism, and sport science. For those who want to return to study and raise their level of English and/or maths in preparation for higher level study, they can enrol on the college's functional skills courses. Alternatively, if they are considering higher education, places are alsostill...

2008-09-11 03:00:15

INFORMAL musicmaking is the aim of a new workshop being run in Nuneaton this month. Organisers hope the 10-week workshop - under the banner of Music Without The Dots - will encourage more people to have a go by learning together in a stress-free atmosphere. It will be launched by the Adult & Community Learning organisation on Tuesday, September 30. The course is for players of any instrument in any style, or singers, who have insufficient opportunity to play alongside others....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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