SISU, drop the case and prove you care
1602: The Bodleian Library at Oxford University opened to the public.
1674: The blind English poet John Milton died at the age of 65.
1847: Dracula creator Bram Stoker was born in Dublin.
1886: Fred Archer, English champion jockey who won the Derby five times, shot himself, aged only 29.
1932: Franklin D Roosevelt swept into the White House on a landslide in the US presidential election. 1960: John F Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon to become US president.
1966: Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke became the first African American elected to the US Senate.
1967: Radio Leicester, the first
BBC local radio station, opened. 1974: The famous fruit and vegetable market at Covent
Garden in London closed after more than 300 years.
1987: An IRA bomb exploded shortly before a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing 11 people.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Bitterns, a wetland bird which was once extinct in the UK, are booming with populations at a record high, conservationists said. Parker Posey, Jane Danson and Roy Wood I, LIKE all Coventry City fans, am sick to death of SISU slowly leading the club to the edge of extinction.
I refer to the comments made by the club’s chief executive in the match day programme last Saturday which were repeated in Andy Turner’s report (Oct 31).
The chief executive called for all parties to come together to resolve the Ricoh row so that the football club can continue to play at the Ricoh Arena in the future. He knows Wasps won’t get involved until the court case is dropped, whether the football club is involved or not.
His comments painted a very black picture of how the club would be affected if they were not able to play at the Ricoh next year and also intimated that the club could lose it’s Football League status. It wouldn’t be Wasps’ fault.
Trying to divorce the football club from the court case and expecting Wasps to drop their objections to SISU carrying on with court case I feel is totally unrealistic. The chief executive surely can’t expect Wasps to waive their objection to the court case after all this time. Painting a picture of pending doom for the future of the football club to lure them to the negotiating table is a long shot indeed. Wasps are not the bad guys, SISU are.
I know, the players know, the fans know, all SISU officials know, the local media know, elected councillors and MPs know, the Government minister knows, in fact everyone knows that the only way to get Wasps to the negotiating table is for SISU to drop the court case and prove they do care for the club and its fans. Chris Norman
Stoke Hill IT’S great news that the council is to back the former Coventry Avoidance rail route combined cycle route and walkway.
At a time when PE lessons have been cut back as other higher target priority subjects steal the time and some school playing fields have been lost to housing, never have families and young people needed ways to keep fit at any time since the Second World War.
On top of this, junk food, too much sugar in the diet and a tendency to spend far too much time staring into a computer or tablet screen is creating a generation of overweight young people who most medical experts agree will lead to children being buried before their parents in far to many instances, and cost us all in higher taxation, as the UK government will have to increase NHS funding to deal with this dire set of factors.
The two-mile route will help both young people and families to all keep fit in a totally safe, traffic-free 02476 500 337 02476 500 515 02476 500 343
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0333 202 8000 community asset. Now is the time for cycle clubs and residents’ associations to set up a committee to apply for lottery and other grants to create a much larger system, ideally in place prior to the 2021 City of Culture year.
The proposed route could be extended at Charterhouse fields to connect to routes passing Whitley Technology Park, heading under the A45/46 to connect to the industrial estate off Rowley Road and the Lunt Fort at Baginton.
During 2021 and thereafter, tourists could hire cycles at Far Gosford Street and call in at the Charterhouse and the Lunt Fort. This would mean staying overnight in a Coventry hotel and eating out – so creating many more jobs.
Thousands could ditch their cars and cycle to work without the worry of being hit by a powered vehicle with far fewer traffic fumes to clog their lungs.
Not only this but the River Sowe valley could have its own route connecting to the Sherbourne route.
If any cycling or residents’ group is interested in getting this scheme in motion, email me at paulhillock@ hotmail.co.uk and with a suitable response I will arrange a public meeting. These two river valley routes will give young people and families no excuse not to keep fit, and some two-car families could reduce to a single car and cycle to work, saving cash.
Stoke Green Village idiots and other hicks Retain an interest in politics Unaware of the fallacy
Of a spurious democracy
MPs think they serve the folk
But are in fact a corny joke
None of them know any answers Back down like limbo dancers Still they seek to rule the nation Blind to the concatenation
It’s a series of linked events That’s made us malcontents Take it with a pinch of salt Flawed system is at fault.
There was a young soap star called
Who sported a poet’s cute bonnet, But the show was a flop
And she got the chop –
When she took off the hat and sat