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A Message From Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, along with its partners and friends, would like to speak to Coventry residents to ask for their warmth and generosity in donating any spare accommodation they may have to support Ukrainian refugees. Over this past year, the world has been a witness to what in no doubt will be considered some of history’s worst humanitarian crises, firstly Afghanistan and now Ukraine. We are witnessing some […]

today03/03/2022

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Lateral Flow Test sites in Coventry to close

Lateral Flow Test sites have been operating in the city for the last 15 months, but with current funding from the Department of Health and Social Care coming to an end, alongside a reduction in demand for supervised tests, all sites will close. Overseen by trained non-clinicians, asymptomatic testing began as a small pilot centred around 450 Coventry City Council staff at Whitley Depot, before being made available to all […]

today23/02/2022

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West Midlands Hit By Earthquake Tremor

Residents of the West Midlands have taken to social media, stating they felt an 'earthquake type tremor' around 23:00 (21/02/22). People from Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and as far as Worcestershire all felt the same tremor, described by one person as a "rumbling noise". Another described the experience  "as though the whole house was shaking". The tremor was minutes later confirmed and recorded by volcanodiscovery.com as a Magnitude […]

today21/02/2022

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Volunteers Wanted For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have begun the search to find the volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs who will bring this summer’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies to life. The Birmingham 2022 Ceremonies Team is made up of some of the finest West Midlands creative talent, including, theatre director Iqbal Khan, award-winning writer Maeve Clarke, rapper Joshua 'RTKal' Holness, and Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight.  This team […]

today13/01/2022

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New children’s home to help young people with disabilities

Councillors have approved plans to create a new home in the city for children who are looked after by the authority and have a disability. Currently any child with a disability has to live outside Coventry because there is no appropriate home within the city boundary, following the closure of a privately run home. There is a national shortage of homes for children with disabilities and councillors said there was […]

today12/01/2022

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War Memorial Park café outlets to close for refurbishment

The two cafes at War Memorial Park will be closing from 12 January for approximately 3 months while they undergo a refurbishment. The two cafes, located inside the Visitor Centre and near the tennis courts, will be refurbished and modernised, allowing for takeaways and outdoor seating. An ice cream kiosk is also set to be installed and operated during the summer months. Whilst the upgrade goes ahead, the team at […]

today12/01/2022

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Police Enter 4th Day Of Stand Off At A Coventry Home

A Coventry man continues to barricade himself in his home for a fourth day in Earlsdon today (12 Jan). The 41-year-old has his eight-year-old son with him in the ground floor flat and is believed to be armed with weapons. Armed response officers remain outside the property and specialist negotiators are continuing to speak to the man in an effort to bring the situation to a safe conclusion. The impact […]

today12/01/2022

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