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PhiliPamInCoventry
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1 of 72  Thu 19th Jul 2012 3:20pm  
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Hi all, Wave It is quite a while since the Coventry Evening Telegraph changed its brand name to Coventry Telegraph, but you would not think so if you were waiting for a bus, outside of the Belgrade. Hey! Smile
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dutchman
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2 of 72  Thu 19th Jul 2012 3:44pm  
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Well spotted Philip! Thumbs up I lived in nearby Bond Street when the offices first opened and have a vague recollection of there being a newsagents outlet built into that part of the facade? We used to buy war comics from there.
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Beesman
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3 of 72  Thu 19th Jul 2012 4:01pm  
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I remember that too dutchman. Did it sell confectionery as well as papers or am I thinking of a different selling point?
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dutchman
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4 of 72  Thu 19th Jul 2012 4:54pm  
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I think so Beesman as we tended to buy sweets at the same time as we bought comics. It was always a Sunday when the only kind of shop open back then was a newsagents.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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5 of 72  Thu 19th Jul 2012 7:19pm  
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Hi, Dutchman & thank you. Wave Corporate identity is such a hot issue with business companies. Look at the fuss with signage just now at the Ricoh! I knew a huge multi-national company that when it changed its brand name, destroyed everything where there was the slightest link with the past, including every cup & plate in the dining rooms, & every other item that had a previous logo on them. The Telegraph building does not seem to add up some how. Oh my
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TonyS
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6 of 72  Fri 20th Jul 2012 8:10am  
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While we are on the subject, does everyone know what the Coventry Telegraph building is to become? No, it's not a competition. Even MORE student accommodation! It seems outline planning was applied for last February - and an interesting document can be found HERE which shows a map of the planned size of the development and photos of the area. And apparently the owners of the ABC Motel next door are also purchasing the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers building and converting BOTH of these to student flats.
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DBC
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7 of 72  Fri 20th Jul 2012 10:29am  
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Quite a large chunk of proposed building work:- "An up to 14 storey student residential block, with its main elevation facing Corporation Street and flank elevation on Upper Well Street; An up to 6 storey hotel block facing Upper Well Street; An up to 8 storey hotel block facing Upper Well Street; An up to 6 storey hotel block, replacing the existing block facing the Old City Wall; An up to 7 storey residential building at the north-west corner of the site, in part on Lamb Street."
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dutchman
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8 of 72  Sat 4th Aug 2012 6:16pm  
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I only just noticed the street sign on the building says "Upper Well Street". It's actually "Fretton Street"! Oh my "Upper Well Street" doesn't begin until the other side of Bond Street. The building that once stood on this side of the T-junction was originally "Fretton House" although it became "Loveitt House" after the war.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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9 of 72  Sat 6th Jun 2015 1:19pm  
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Hi all. Wave Newspaper jobs to go.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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10 of 72  Sat 6th Jun 2015 5:57pm  
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The Coventry Telegraph is terrible. We used to get it some years ago, but stopped when it became full of adverts and had little local news in it. Most of what they did have was old.
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dutchman
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11 of 72  Sat 6th Jun 2015 6:30pm  
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Sales of regional newspapers have declined nationally, the Telegraph has performed no worse in that respect than any other regional title.
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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12 of 72  Mon 8th Jun 2015 11:07am  
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Used to read it regularly in the seventies, even had it delivered for a while, but then only started getting the relevant issues when I was either looking for a new job or wanting to move house. I still buy a paper once a week for the crossword and the TV / Radio guide. One of the main problems is that by definition anything in a newspaper is yesterday's news so we can get it all online or via TV quicker. Even the 'hatched, matched and dispatched' section is scarcely used nowadays, thinking about it I don't think we have ever put an announcement in.
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Midland Red
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13 of 72  Wed 10th Jun 2015 10:53pm  
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Copied from another forum: One Trinity Mirror sentence that spells the death knell of journalism Roy Greenslade ‘The days are long gone when we could afford to be a paper of record and dutifully report everything that happened on our patch’ The implications of Trinity Mirror’s Birmingham memo are awesome. Contemplate the awesome implications of this single sentence: “The days are long gone when we could afford to be a paper of record and dutifully report everything that happened on our patch”. That isn’t a spoof. It is a statement in a memo issued by Britain’s largest regional newspaper publisher, Trinity Mirror, about its daily titles in Birmingham and Coventry. It is an abject admission that the paper is no longer able to fulfil its journalistic mission to provide comprehensive coverage in two major British cities. The memo gives a lie to claims that job cuts at the Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph are being instituted because digital tools enable fewer staff to do the work without any reduction in the quantity and quality of output. Just the opposite is the case. The cuts reveal a truth that Trinity Mirror (and other publishers) have previously denied: they are all about private profit and not about public interest. To put this in economic terms, publishers are elevating exchange value above use value. In this case, Trinity Mirror is letting down both the public and its journalists. That shaming memo, which followed the announcement that Trinity is demanding 25 redundancies in Birmingham and Coventry, was the management’s response to a question-and-answer session with worried editorial staff. They wanted to know how, with fewer journalists, would it be possible “to cover the whole of Birmingham as fully as we do now?” The answer, that it is no longer possible, is shocking. But I also concede that it is candid. It is the first time that a publisher has told the truth. It is the awful reality of our declining regional and local press. Of course, Trinity Mirror tries to sugar the pill with some digital gobbledegook, as the rest of the memo illustrates: “With our digital content approach, we are increasingly understanding what content works for more people across the city. We are very confident that we will be producing both the right kind of content for our audiences as well as enough content for our print products”. And it also plans to put greater pressure on its remaining staff too. Individual targets will be set for journalists in terms of attracting readers online. Call them clickbait payments! “Targets are important to help everyone understand how their work contributes to our ambition of growing our online audiences. “Targets will take into account the subjects and geography you cover, your historic performance, and the growth we need across the board... “The focus will be on achieving growth in all areas… everyone will be expected – and helped – to grow their audiences, albeit from different starting points”. That time-and-motion-study approach to journalism spells the death knell of reporting that takes time and effort. And it appears that Trinity Mirror’s retreat from journalistic quality extends to Scotland, where 20 job losses are due to occur on the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Paisley Daily Express and various local titles. The email to staff from managing director Alan Rennie (as reported by Press Gazette) said: “With fewer people, there will be fewer checks”. Think also of the implications behind that sentence: to comply with that command there will be safety-first story-getting, meaning PR pap. The digital revolution enables us to be free of restrictions. But mainstream media is engaged in a counter revolution. It is perverting the ethos of that revolution because it views the online world through the prism of profit and not public benefit. It makes much of using digital tools, but that’s a facade to enable staff reductions. Labour-intensive journalism is not required. Just bang it out as quickly as possible, stick it up and move on to the next “story” about a cat with two tails.
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Harrier
Coventry
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14 of 72  Thu 5th Nov 2015 9:57pm  
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There has been several critical comments about the Telegraph recently - their news service has not picked up the following details, so the newspaper was informed of the relevant facts, but still nothing has appeared in the local press. The IPC World Championships has just taken place in Doha, the championships for disable athletes. In the 800m wheelchair race final, Great Britain gained Gold, Silver and Bronze medals (first, second and third placing). ALL THREE ATHLETES ARE MEMBERS OF COVENTRY GODIVA HARRIERS, and the Telegraph printed a great big nothing!!!!
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dutchman
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15 of 72  Sun 8th Nov 2015 12:11am  
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They got the name of Frank Whittle's test plane wrong too! Bid to raise £15,000 to stop Sir Frank Whittle statue being scrapped It’s a Gloster Whittle, not a Gloster Meteor.
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