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Coffee Shop Plans – correction / clarification

Following up yesterday’s item on the plans for a coffee shop in the former NatWest Bank in Earlsdon Street, we stated in that post that the toilets would be on the first floor, raising access issues. Prompted by a reader’s comment, we have checked again – one version of the plans shows a single ground …

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Massive House Planned for Canley Gardens

A planning application (ref. FUL/2018/3439) has been made to demolish 23 Innis Road and replace it with a large, 5 bedroom house of 3 storeys. The building would be 50% larger than the existing property and would be taller and very close to the properties on either side. As well as dominating the street scene …

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Another Coffee Shop?

A planning application (ref. FUL/2018/0138) has been made to turn the former NatWest bank in Earlsdon Street into a coffee shop with seating for 60-80 people on the ground floor which would be open Monday to Sunday 9am to 11pm. The plans show a kitchen and details are given for fume extraction etc. but there …

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ECHO Prize Competitions

The deadline is looming for submitting entries for the prize competitions in our December / January issue. There is a £25 prize for the winning entry in each of the following: • Anagrams • Crossword • Quiz of the Year • Wordsearch You have until 12 noon on Friday 4th January to submit your entries …

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Christmas Star Shines Once More

In a short ceremony this morning, attended by a small but hardy group in freezing conditions, the refurbished Christmas Star at Hearsall Baptist Church was switched on re-dedicated in memory of all those people who have contributed to its design, maintenance and operation over more than half a century. The star has come to be …

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Lloyds Bank email Address Error in ECHO

We have realised that there was an error in the address for Matthew Harris in the November issue. We printed Matthew.MFHarris@lloydsbanking.com It should have been Matthew.MF.Harris@lloydsbanking.com – i.e. there are 2 full stops in his name. Our apologies to anyone who has had an email returned as undeliverable.

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Farewell to World War Two Veteran Frank

A fitting tribute from the Coventry Telegraph to Frank Knee, a WW2 veteran and one of their own long serving employees who was a long time resident of the ECHO area, in Mount Street and then Canley Road. Any Coventry RFC fans above a certain age would know of his son Paul and nephew Russ …

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Philip Larkin book – update

Further to the review in the November ECHO of Chris Arnot’s new book Larkin About In Coventry, the book is now on sale locally at Beer Gonzo, the Phone Shop and Earlsdon Cobblers as well as Earlsdon Street Post Office. It should be in Waterstone’s in the city centre shortly and is already on sale …

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Petition Against Lloyds Closure

There has been a strong reaction from residents, businesses and political representatives to the proposed closure of the Earlsdon Street branch of Lloyds Bank, the last remaining bank in our area. Businesses hosting the petition against this proposal are as follows: • Albany Cycles • Albany News & Wine • Antiques of Earlsdon • AP …

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