Coventry company wins national accolade

An award-winning education and training company based in Coventry has secured another accolade for the high standard of its work. PET-Xi Training in Westwood Business Park is among only 19 organisations in the UK and Ireland to have been presented with an Outstanding Centre of Excellence from Prodigy Learning, which is licensed by Microsoft as […]

#OnThisDay 3rd July: Foundation stone laid, the 9th Bishop of Coventry is consecrated

On This Day 1839: St. John’s Parish Schools foundation stone laid by benefactor Richard Rotherham. On This Day 2008: Reverend Canon Dr Christopher John Cocksworth BA, PhD, PGCE consecrated as the 9th Bishop of Coventry. The Rev Canon Christopher Cocksworth, a father of five boys, was named as the city’s next bishop in 2008. At the […]

Flypast and Hawk! Highlights of the upcoming RAF100 event

A spectacular flypast by a Dakota and an iconic Hawk aircraft are among the stunning highlights of a three-day celebration to mark Coventry and Warwickshire’s long association with the Royal Air Force as part of the nationwide RAF100 centenary celebrations. There will be a number of military vehicles, static displays, stands, exhibitions and displays connected […]

Homeless households have increased by 1,163% since 2010

In 2010 there were 22 homeless households in Coventry, now there is 278, of which 210 are families with children, with a total of 505 children. Labour MP for Coventry North East, Colleen Fletcher, highlighted this statistic in a question to James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in the House […]

#OnThisDay 2nd July: Railway carriages derailed, IRA bomb at Coventry Rail Station

On This Day 1904: Railway carriages derailed on Albany Road bridge run down the embankment and across Broomfield Road. Although no-one was injured this accident drew crowds from all over the city to see the four railway carriages which had rolled down the bank on to the Albany Road. The accident occurred during the early […]

Major RAF 100 event happening in Coventry

The newly-elected Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell, and leading UK businessman Sir Peter Rigby DL are to co-host a special three-day showcase in Coventry city centre and Coventry Airport to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, on 6-8 July 2018. The event, which is sponsored by Rigby Group, will celebrate the […]

Hereward College

Employment Hub launched for young disabled people

A new Employment Hub has been launched to help young people with disabilities gain employment in Coventry and Warwickshire. Hereward College in Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, invited representatives from around 60 businesses, schools and local authorities to hear more about its work with employers to bridge the disability employment gap. Caption: From the left, […]