Glamping retreat and luxury chef join forces to beat Covid-19

Two Warwickshire businesses have teamed up in their latest bid to try and take the heat out of the pandemic fears for staycationers. Luxury glamping retreat Winchcombe Farm in Tysoe, is working with an award-winning private chef from Leamington by bringing a great night out ‘indoors’ for their guests. Bramble Dining will cook a fine […]

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A classic Mk1 Jaguar is in the market and it’s ready to race

A classic Mk1 Jaguar has gone on the market and it’s ready and raring to race. Kent-based historic motorsport specialist DM Historics is selling the fully FIA-qualified example of one of the most-loved Jaguars ever built. The Mk1 Jaguar spearheaded the Coventry car maker’s foray into the small luxury car market, and was produced between […]

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New-look Leamington business awards will honour local COVID heroes

Nomination are being invited to recognise COVID Resilience as part of a new-look preliminary event for next year’s Leamington Business Awards. Newly named The Leamington Business Resilience Awards, the seventh annual event will see the introduction of three additional categories recognising Business Resilience, Business Pivoting and Lockdown Hero for those who have excelled during the […]

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New look and more for the Jaguar XF

Jaguar has unveiled the latest version of its XF saloon and the Sportbrake estate version of the same model. Both the XF saloon and Sportbrake get a makeover for 2021 with refreshed design lines, an all-new interior and new engines. The two models benefit from styling tweaks, an all-new interior incorporating luxurious new materials, and  […]

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Martin Lewis has a warning for homeowners and buyers ahead of stamp duty change

Martin Lewis has warned those buying homes or with existing mortgages that changes to stamp duty could have a big knock-on effect on their finances. The Money Saving Expert issued the warning in his latest Money Saving Expert Newsletter. Combined with tightening criteria due to the coronaviurs pandemic, it means high loan-to-value mortgages – for […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting for these roles right now

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt deeply – with the pain likely to continue for some time. One of the industrial sectors that has been hit hardest is automotive and it has proved a rough period for Britain’s biggest car maker Jaguar Land Rover. The Coventry-based company had been having a […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Ricoh Arena ‘masterplan’ with new tenant and restaurant revealed

The Ricoh Arena is to set to undergo huge changes – including the building of a new sports bar and restaurant and a significant renovation of its exhibition halls – as it welcomes a new ‘long-term’ tenant. CoventryLive can exclusively reveal the latest projects in an overall ‘masterplan’ for the Wasps Group-owned arena, that also […]

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Jaguar Land Rover pledges to use this strange new material in its future cars

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to use ocean and landfill plastic waste in its next generation of models. The interiors of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles going forward will utilise an innovative material called ECONYL nylon. Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with ECONYL fibre from recycled industrial plastic, […]

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Former JLR designer hired to create the cars of the future

An acclaimed automotive designer – who worked for Jaguar Land Rover and other leading car makers – has joined a Coventry firm which is helping to create the cars of the future. Wayne Burgess, who studied industrial design and transportation at Coventry University, is to oversee Paramex’s expanding design operations.  Paramex is a global design […]

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Seven announcements from Rishi Sunak as furlough ends

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out the next phase of the government’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis as the furlough scheme winds to a close. Millions of workers have been supported by the jobs retention scheme launched at the height of the pandemic in spring. However under government plans it will be wound up […]

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New look for Jaguar F-Pace SUV and a plug-in hybrid version too

A new-look Jaguar F-Pace has been unveiled and there’s plenty of changes inside and out for the marque’s largest SUV. In addition there’s a new engine line-up including both plug-in (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) models for the first time. The plug-in hybrid F-Pace, which combines petrol and electric power, uses Jaguar Land Rover’s P400e […]

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Just weeks to save auto sector from “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit

UK automotive leaders have joined a Europe-wide warning about the “catastrophic” impact on the industry of a no-deal Brexit. Business groups across Europe called for the urgent agreement of a free trade deal before the end of the transition period in 15 weeks. Production of three million EU and UK-built cars and vans would be […]

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Exhall firm behind London Olympics torch collapses

The firm which made the 2012 London Olympic torch has gone into liquidation. Premier Sheet Metals, part of Premier Group, based in Exhall, has confirmed it had fallen victim to the coronavirus crisis and, after 25 years, had been forced to close. The firm brought huge acclaim not only to Nuneaton and Bedworth, but also […]

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Call to build a gigafactory in Coventry or Warwickshire

A Coventry business leader and former minister has called on the Government to back Midlands manufacturing as the region looks to recover from the Covid-19 crisis. A key part of achieving that would be to build a gigafactory in Coventry or Warwickshire to make batteries for electric vehicles. Margot James, the former MP for Stourbridge […]

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Martin Lewis tells viewers how they could get £5,000

Homeowners could get their hands on £5,000 to improve their homes according to money saving expert Martin Lewis. The financial guru returned to screens last night with his consumer advice show. And he told viewers some may be entitled to a government payout as part of a green scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak reports […]

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End of an era as Jaguar Land Rover boss signs off

Jaguar Land Rover boss Sir Ralf Speth has signed off after ten years at the helm of Britain’s biggest car maker. Sir Ralf steps down from his role as chief executive officer but will retain a place on the Tata Motors board, which is the parent company of the Coventry-based company. It has been a […]

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Coventry taxi maker LEVC expands German operations

Coventry taxi maker the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has continued its European expansion with the opening of new dealers in two major German cities. The company, which produces an electric version of the famous London black cab at its factory in Ansty Park on the edge of Coventry, has announced the opening of new […]

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Could electric military vehicles be made in Coventry?

Electric military vehicles could end up being made in Coventry if a pioneering partnership involving a city defence specialist bears fruit. Foleshill-based NP Aerospace has been awarded a £3million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to demonstrate hybrid electric-drive systems on Foxhound and Jackal vehicles. The project will be delivered in partnership with […]

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JLR supplier makes millions of PPE items during Covid-19 crisis

A Jaguar Land Rover supplier based in Warwickshire, has manufactured and supplied millions of PPE items since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Rugby-based Autins Group designs, manufactures and supplies acoustic and thermal insulation. But the Covid-19 crisis prompted a diversification which has seen it produce nearly 200,000 face masks and millions of parts for […]

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