COVENTRY NEWS AND FEATURES
(December and November, 2008)
Man killed then set on fire
A MAN was killed and then set alight on a Warwickshire motorway, police have revealed.
Detectives launched a murder hunt today following the discovery of a burning body on the M45. Read
Body discovered at motorway blaze
A FINGERTIP search of Warwickshire motorway was underway today after a body was discovered on an embankment.
Police closed the M45 near Dunchurch at 1.35pm Read
No white Christmas for Coventry
Put the carrot back in the fridge … there’ll be no snowmen in Coventry this Christmas.
Despite parts of the city’s canal icing over this month forecasters say there is little prospect of snow. Read
Residents back city redevelopment
FUTURISTIC plans for Coventry city centre have been given the thumbs up by residents.
In September the city council unveiled adventurous £1billion proposals for what the city could look like. Read
Lead in George Devonish murder case
MURDERERS who killed a Coventry father may have stolen jewellery before fleeing, police revealed today. Detectives have released pictures of the stolen items as the eight-year-old son of murdered George ... Read
No Christmas turkey for jailbirds
COPS in Coventry are fighting crime … with Christmas cards.
In a quirky campaign 800 crooks have been given cards inspired by the popular Marks and Spencer ... Read
New £36m building plans revealed
THESE are the first images of a new Coventry University building.
If given the green light by councillors on Thursday - December 18 - it will open in the autumn of 2010. Read
Pass the coffee ... it tastes great
A RARE coffee made from animal poo is proving a hit in Coventry.
Since Alma's coffee shop started stocking Kopi Luak drinkers have gulped down more than ... Read more
Who's a naughty boy then?
Someone’s having jolly good laugh.
Jokers building Coventry’s Belgrade Plaza have hoisted a pirate’s flag – just yards from a sign boasting they are “improving the image of construction”. Read more
Bargains on the Coventry high street
We’ve found you the best voucher offers for Coventry restaurants and stores.
Money off vouchers for Monsoon, H&M, New Look, Pizza Express, blockbusters and many more. Read more
Robbers raid Foleshill bank
A REWARD of up to £25,000 has been put on the heads of robbers who raided a Coventry bank.
Lloyds TSB in Foleshill Road was still closed today as detectives investigated ... Read more
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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New comedy night for Coventry
A NEW comedy night will be launched in Coventry this week.
On Thursday Taylor John’s House is set to host its first Laughter Lounge. Read more
Guards beaten in Tesco robbery
ROBBERS beat two security guards around the legs with baseball bats during a raid at a Coventry supermarket.
The Securicor guards were attacked outside Tesco Express in Quorn Way after refusing ... Read more
Grandmother's hair set on fire
A GRANDMOTHER'S hair was set ablaze as she sat on a Coventry bus.
The woman, 50, was on the number 27 in Fairfax Street when she was attacked. Read more
Serious crashes in Coventry fall
DEATHS and serious injuries on Coventry’s roads more than halved in the last decade, new figures show.
Crash statistics reveal that between 1994 and 1998 there was an average of 322 casualties ... Read more
Robbers threaten seven-year-old girl
ARMED robbers raided a Coventry DIY store days after stealing their getaway car from a mum and daughter.
Three men – equipped with a crowbar, shotgun and pistol – targeted B&Q; in Brandon Road ... Read more
Coventry Ring Road crashes rise
CRASHES on Coventry Ring Road could be on the rise, new figures show.
Between 2003 and 2007 there was a steady decline in the number of crashes ... Read story and see video
Coventry's best five free attractions
Everyone loves freebies.
Here's our tribute to Coventry's finest five - you'll be surprised how much entertainment there is for so little.
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