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2008-10-14 03:00:32

A BBC newsreader has launched a project which aims to get Warwickshire people exercising more and eating healthier food. Midlands Today presenter Kay Alexander (above) kick-started the Action for Well-being scheme at Atherstone Memorial Hall last week. The initiative is part of Living Well West Midlands, a BIG Lotteryfunded drive that runs 29 projects across the region. In Rugby, areas including Overslade and Brownsover will benefit, as well as a number of other areas which normally...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By GRAHAM YOUNG IT'S easy to think of the Midlands as a wholly built-up area - but nothing could be further from the truth. Luckily, the amount of greenery in the region is astonishing both for its quality as well as its variety. Driving down the A45 towards Coventry, for example, it's hard to imagine that you are about to enter a wildlife paradise. But, that's exactly what happens if you cross the Toll Bar Island (the Coventry Airport junction) and then take a badly-signposted...

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.

2008-09-27 03:00:24

A FORMER Nuneaton college band is celebrating after reaching the top of an online music chart. The Fores, who met while studying performing arts at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, reached the number one spot in a chart organised by the north west-based DJ The Music Man. Each week the DJ selects 100 bands and asks people to vote to create a chart. The Fores stayed at the number one spot for two weeks beating major bands such as The Zutons and The Wombats in the process. The...

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 03:00:19

By Sian Powell AN internationally renowned film-maker and a TV newsreader have become patrons of Nuneaton's Mary Ann Evans Hospice. The Nuneaton-born director Ken Loach is one of two big names to join the current list of patrons at the hospice. Also new to the board of patrons is BBC newsreader Kay Alexander, who joins Viscount Daventry and Sir William Dugdale. Canon Edward Pogmore, the hospice's chairman, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Ken Loach and Kay Alexander have agreed...

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...

2008-09-20 12:00:53

By Warren Manger HEART attack victims in Coventry and Warwickshire are being denied life-saving care because recovery programmes are understaffed, a new report claims. Only half of all heart attack patients in the West Midlands receive vital cardiac rehabilitation, it has been claimed. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says a 12-week rehabilitation programme costs the NHS only pounds 600 per patient - and could boost a patient's chances of living for another five years by up to 25 per...

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 06:00:00

"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...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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