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City marks 550th birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Sikhs have gathered at the city’s prestigious St Mary’s Guildhall to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. A special dinner was organised by Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Abdul Khan on Friday 15th November to coincide with his birthday.

Campaign for new Royal Navy ship to be named HMS Coventry gathers steam

Coventry Conservatives have launched a campaign to persuade the Royal Navy to name one of their new frigates HMS Coventry. It follows an announcement in September by the government that it intends to purchase five new type 31 frigates at a cost of £1.3bn which could enter service by 2023.

Councillors request review of ‘dangerous’ Broad Lane junction

Councillors representing Woodlands Ward in Coventry are calling for a review of the layout of a busy junction in Tile Hill. They’re concerned that the layout of the A45/ Broad Lane junction could be contributing to a poor safety record, noise pollution and traffic delays.

Conservative candidates selected for city seats

Conservative members in Coventry have been voting to decide who will represent the party in the next set of local elections in May 2020. At a packed meeting four candidates were selected to contest some of the key battleground seats in the city.

Conservatives hold Wainbody seat with increased majority

Coventry Conservatives are celebrating after holding onto Wainbody Ward with an increased majority. The result means that Conservative candidate Mattie Heaven will join Cllr John Blundell and Cllr Tim Sawdon, who also represent Wainbody Ward, at the Council House.

Councillors to debate bullying allegations

Councillors will meet next week to consider calls for an independent investigation into bullying at Coventry City Council. It follows the release of a survey by a trades union which found that 85% of respondents felt they had been bullied at some point.