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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...

2008-08-30 12:00:41

By Sian Powell and Warren Manger HEART attack victims across north Warwickshire will have their chances of survival dramatically boosted by the latest life-saving treatment. A pioneering new technique to clear blocked blood vessels in the heart - a major cause of heart attacks - is being launched at University Hospital, Coventry. The primary angioplasty service is expected to halve the numbers of deaths from heart attacks. It is the first of its kind in the West Midlands region to...

2008-08-24 18:00:04

RAIL commuters face chaos after it was announced vital work is to carried out on a major route between the Midlands and London. Services will be cancelled as work on Virgin Trains West Coast Mail Line started yesterday and is expected to last until September 7. An alternative shuttle service will run on other rail networks across Buckinghamshire, Oxford shire, and Warwickshire, connected to stations in Wolver Hampton, Birmingham and other Midland stations. The disruption is being...

2008-08-22 12:00:34

TWENTY employees at Twycross Zoo have been enrolled for a course in first-line management at Nuneaton's North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. The college has also donated a number of management books to the zoo's library. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 09:01:14

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with major facial injuries following an incident in Coventry yesterday. The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was found under a bridge at Phoenix Way, near the Ricoh Arena at 12.45pm. She was taken by land ambulance to the University Hospital, Walsgrave. The incident caused major disruption in the surrounding roads. The A444 was closed between the Hen Lane junction and the B4118 Holbrook Way junction. A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:...

2008-08-19 09:00:48

AN operation to recover the bodies of five people killed in a horrific aircraft crash will continue today. Members of the public watched in horror as the Cessna 402 and a light aircraft collided in the skies above Coombe Abbey Country Park in Brinklow, Warwickshire, just after 11.30am yesterday. The emergency services have not yet been able to recover the bodies of the victims, believed to be three men and two women, from the wreckage. All four people on board the Cessna 402 - two...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

CHILDREN across Nuneaton and Bedworth are being encouraged to enter the borough's top horticultural show this month. There will even be a category for the child growing the biggest sunflower head. Last year, growers and gardeners in Nuneaton and Bedworth were forced to uproot their annual show - because it had outgrown its traditional venue. The Bedworth & District Horticultural Show had taken place at the Bedworth Ex-Servicemen's Club, in Rye Piece Ringway, for five years. But,...

2008-08-11 03:00:29

FOOD writer Clarissa Dickson Wright (below) is to head a star- studded line-up at a book lovers' gathering in Warwickshire. Joining her at The Throck morton Literary Festival will be former BBC war correspondent Kate Adie, and Carol Thatcher - who will be discussing her new biography, A Swim-On Part in the Goldfish Bowl. The event will take place at the distinguished country mansion, Coughton Court, in Alcester, from Friday to Sunday, September 19- 21. Readings and talks will be staged...

2008-08-06 12:00:32

YOUNGSTERS interested in making music will be cutting their own CDs as part of a scheme to support the talents of Warwickshire children in care. They will be songwriting, recording music and designing record covers as part of the project at the Band Factory studio, in Althorpe Street, Leamington. The drop-in sessions will run from 10am-4pm on Thursday, August 14. The county council's Leaving Care Team in Rugby has already arranged for 10 young care leavers to take part in a two-day...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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