100 famous people from Coventry
Hollywood stars, inventors, music moguls … Coventry has its fair share of famous folk.
So we thought we would compile a list of 100 notable characters with strong links to the city. Read
Films and TV shows shot in Coventry
YOU might think you know Coventry inside out but have you spotted it on the small and big screens?
Here’s our tribute to TV and cinema productions filmed in and around the city. Read and watch videos
Exclusive videos of The Primitives
EIGHTIES indie rockers The Primitives reformed for a special gig in Coventry.
The band, who shot to fame with the hit single Crash, helped launch ... Read and watch videos
Top 10 historic sights in Coventry
Coventry is steeped in history.
And despite many buildings being destroyed during the Second World War there are still plenty to see.
Coventry historian Rob Orland shares his favourites. Read
The Lee Child interview
Coventry-born author Lee Child talks about memories of the city cathedral, scary fans and the demise of a character that has sold him more than 25 million books.
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The city's top 10 street art exhibits
With the sun putting his hat on more often we thought now was best time to get out and explore Coventry.
And what better way to do it than to investigate the city's street art? Read
New plans for a greener Coventry
FUTURISTIC £1billion plans to change the face of Coventry have been unveiled.
Last September international architects Jerde put forward the first draft of a masterplan to ... Read
Interview with Pete Waterman
Coventry pop magician Pete Waterman is one of the biggest selling songwriters of all time.
But he still has space in his busy timetable to give a tip to local bands - don't hang out in bars ... Read


A review of the Coventry film Nativity!
NEW Christmas film Nativity! received a round of applause at its first screening in Coventry last night.
The special showing at the Skydome Odeon drew squeals of delight from the audience as ... Read
Coventry dominates Godiva Awards
COVENTRY scooped seven out of eleven lifestyle awards in a competition celebrating the best businesses across the region.
And Spon Street was a hotbed ... Read
Win a new book celebrating Coventry
A PHOTO book capturing Coventry’s lesser-known beauty spots has been published.
Coventry: Hidden in Plain Sight is a 192-page colour hardback featuring more ... Story and competition
Coventry assault pictures released
COPS in Coventry have released images of three men they want to quiz over city centre attacks.
They would like to speak to two men caught on CCTV following an assault at Jumpin Jaks ... Read
Mouse droppings at Stanton Club
A RESTAURATEUR was slapped with a £1,995 bill after mouse droppings were discovered in his Coventry kitchen. Environmental Health inspectors found the droppings in rice and flour bags at ... Read
Coventry's best new building awards
WHICH is the city's finest new building?
Thirteen structures have made the shortlist of the Coventry Design Award’s People’s Choice category.
Now residents are being asked to ... Read
Coventry musical bags top BBC award
A MUSICAL filmed in Coventry Market has scooped two awards at the BBC local radio ‘Oscars’.
The 5minute 27second film won a gold and a silver prize at the Corporation's Gillard Awards. Read and watch
Wallace and Gromit set for Coventry
SETS and models of Wallace and Gromit are to feature in a free Coventry exhibition.
The Animated Adventures show will give fans the chance to take a peek behind ... Read
Exclusive videos of The Primitives
EIGHTIES indie rockers The Primitives reformed for a special gig in Coventry.
The band, who shot to fame with the hit single Crash, helped launch ... Read and watch videos
Exhibition celebrates Coventry rockers
A FREE exhibition honouring Coventry’s music history is to open at The Herbert.
More Than Two Tones will feature memorabilia linked to artists from The Selecter, The Primitives ... Read
A video of Godiva Sisters' Procession
PRIORY Gardens bathed in sunlight as Coventry celebrated Lady Godiva Daye.
Hundreds turned out for an event which saw modern-day Lady Godiva Pru Porretta ... Watch video
What's it like being Lady Godiva?
Here Pru Porretta reveals what it’s like being Coventry’s modern-day Lady Godiva.
Mrs Porretta has been the playing the city’s leading lady for more than 25 years. Watch video
Free entry to Coventry attractions
FREE entrance to Coventry attractions is being offered this weekend.
Properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee, will ... Read
Coventry Market to host coconut shy
Roll Up! Roll Up!
Coventry Market is to give shoppers a chance to try their hand at the fairground favourite on Saturday.
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Stoneleigh Park Country Festival
SOAP beauties, celebrity chefs and monster trucks will feature at Stoneleigh Park Country Festival this bank holiday weekend.
Coronation Street actress Michelle ... Read
First of its kind theatre for Coventry
A CHIP shop is to be transformed into a temporary theatre in Coventry – a first of its kind for the UK.
For 18 months actors will entertain City Arcade shoppers at the former Fishy Moores chippy. Read
Mouse droppings found at Phoenix
COVENTRY’S Phoenix pub has been fined £5,500 after mice droppings were discovered in its kitchen.
Owners Mitchells and Butlers Retail Ltd were also ordered to pay £1,227 costs during a ... Read
CCTV of Coventry armed robbery
DRAMATIC pictures of gun-toting robbers have been released by Coventry cops.
While one masked man grips a bag bulging with cash another threatens bank staff with ... Read
Review - wildlife photo exhibition
A frog fighting a snake, eagles in battle, a snow leopard - they all feature in The Herbert’s latest exhibition.
Yes, you did just read right.
You'll find a startling picture of a ... Read review
Celebrating Coventry festival video
CLOWNS, dancers, musicians and actors took over Coventry University Square for a colourful festival.
Celebrating Coventry – Perform Your Arts Out, involved hundreds of children and young ... Watch video
Coventry Market to open tiny cinema
Popcorn at the ready … Coventry Market is set to open its own mini ‘cinema’.
Boasting two seats and an 84inch screen the tiny movie house will show four free films featuring ... Read
A video of the Coventry 'caverns'
YOU see the surface everyday.
But below Coventry city centre is a vast series of 60-year-old caverns.
Last year a £4 million project ... Watch video
New plans for £4m Coventry square
A COVENTRY eyesore will be transformed into a new £4million public square by February, it has been revealed.
Above-ground work in the Burgess and Ironmonger Row area of the city is set to begin in October. Read
A Coventry Godiva Festival Guide
RECORD reveller numbers are expected at Coventry’s Godiva Festival, organisers have revealed.
Bosses reckon 100,000 people could turn up at War Memorial Park ... story and handy pocket-sized guide
Video of drugs raid in Coventry
DRAMATIC video footage of a drugs raid has been released by Coventry cops.
The two-minute film shows West Midlands Police officers raiding a house in the Hillfields area. Watch
Coventry seeds for royal allotment
GARDENERS from Coventry have helped revive an allotment at Buckingham Palace.
For the first time since the Second World War vegetables are being grown in the Queen’s ... Watch and read
University TV celebrates 1m hits
COVENTRY University’s YouTube channel is a hit.
Since its launch 18 months ago videos featured on CUTV have been watched more than a million times.
They range from lectures to fashion shows ... Read
Weekend events in Coventry
The weather forecast may be gloomy.
But there's still plenty to do in and around the city this weekend.
Here's a guide to events on Saturday and Sunday. Read
Coventry rocker killed by cannabis
EIGHTIES indie rocker Steve Dullaghan was killed by a rare cannabis overdose, an inquest has ruled.
Steve Dullaghan, who co-wrote the hit single Crash with his band The Primitives in 1987, was ... Read
Bank holiday events in Coventry
Don't be bored in Coventry this weekend.
For music lovers there's the Coventry Jazz Festival and for bike enthusiasts there's Coventry Cycling Festival.
Find out more with our unique weekend guide. Read
Coventry is UK sunbed capital
A SUNBED ‘tandemic’ has hit Coventry.
A new survey shows the average city sunbed user is catching fake rays 84 times a year – nearly twice a week.
This makes Coventry the ... Read
Rainy day attractions in Coventry
Don’t succumb to the rainy day blues.
Here is a list of things to do in and around Coventry - whatever the weather.
And best of all, four of them are completely free. Read
Video of the 150mph 'chocolate' car
VIDEO footage of a Coventry-built racing car fuelled by chocolate has been released.
The eco-friendly motor also has a carrot steering wheel, potato bodywork, soybean seats and ... Watch & read
Events in Coventry this weekend
There’s plenty to do in Coventry over the May Day weekend.
Here’s a selection of events to keep you happy – even if the sun doesn’t put in an appearance. Read
Coventry is all a-Twitter
Find out what’s happening in Coventry through Twitter.
Hundreds of people across the city have taken up ‘twittering’ – a one line update on what they are doing.
Here is a LIVE stream of tweets mentioning Coventry.
What's on over Easter in Coventry
Easter’s here!
And it is oh so tempting to flop in front of the TV with a sickening amount of chocky.
But there are alternatives, even when ... Read
Video of helicopter rescue at castle
THIS is the extraordinary moment a heart attack victim was plucked to safety from a castle tower.
The 61-year-old man was winched aboard the Sea King chopper after clambering up ... Watch and read
Speeding rap for vintage car driver
A PENSIONER from Coventry was left baffled after being caught speeding … in his 86-year-old car. Stunned Dave Stanisfield, 67, was snapped in his two-gear 1923 Model T Ford – a motor so dated it ... Read
2,000 expected at city beer festival
WOOOO HOOOOOOO … More than 90 tipples will be on offer at the Coventry Beer Festival this weekend.
Light beers, strong beers, dark beers, drinkable beers, lager beers , white beers and ... Read
Climate change protest in city
SHOPPERS looked on in bemusement as 1,200 climate change protesters helped carry coffins through Coventry.
The unusual protest – which took the theme of a New Orleans funeral – is believed to be one ... Watch
Rats and mice at city coffee shop
TWO Coventry eateries have been slapped with hefty fines after failing hygiene inspections.
Matin Coffee Shop in Foleshill Road was ordered to pay £5,681 and MYO Restaurant in ... Read
Man mugged and thrown in lake
A MAN was mugged and left to drown in a Coventry lake, police have revealed.
The 26-year-old was walking near Swanswell Park, Hillfields, when a gang of youths ... Read
Five rescued from city centre blaze
FIVE homeless people were rescued after a blaze broke out in a derelict building.
Thirty firefighters spent nine hours tackling the fire in Bishop Street, Coventry. Read
Top accolade for city photographer
A HAUNTING image has earned Coventry hospital worker Emma Linnane a place in an internationally renowned photography festival.
Emma, 21, a University Hospital ... Read
Free theatre tickets for Coventry
FREE theatre tickets are up for grabs at The Belgrade and Warwick Arts Centre.
Both theatres are giving away £30,000-worth of tickets to people under 26. Read
20-stone man impaled on fence spike
A HEROIC factory worker today told how he helped save a man who had impaled himself on a 6ft fence spike.
For 15 minutes Jason Hart, 38, took the weight of the 20 stone man who had tried to climb ... Read
Coventry candles banned from Gaza
PLANS to take 600,000 candles from Coventry to Gaza have been scuppered after claims they could be used to make bombs.
City restaurateur Manal Timraz had ... Read
Coventry hair arsonist sentenced
A DRUNKEN man who set a mum’s hair alight on a busy Coventry bus has been ordered to pay £500 compensation.
Seamus O’Callaghan, 51, of Ventnor Close ... Read
Video of Coventry hamster display
UNUSUALLY furry visitors made an appearance at Fillongley Village Hall.
Around 300 cuddly creatures from across Britain were due at Coventry Hamster Show but ... Watch
Police catch car thieves on camera
FOOTAGE of crooks breaking into cars has been released by West Midlands Police.
A short video shows criminals targeting police decoy vehicles fitted with surveillance cameras. Watch
Injuries rise as snow falls in Coventry
It may look pretty but snow and ice has led to a rise in injuries in Coventry, figures reveal.
West Midlands Ambulance Service say falls and slips usually account for about 10 per cent ... Read
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