Watch: Latest update on Land Rover Defender rival the Grenadier

Ineos Automotive has revealed its latest update on the forthcoming Grenadier off-roader – dubbed the rival to the Land Rover Defender. The firm is charting the development of the Grenadier on its Facebook page, offering regular engineering updates for would-be owners and enthusiasts. The updates are in the form of short documentary videos and the […]

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Get £300 for SLEEPING as a professional snoozer

If getting paid for sleeping is what your dreams are made of, look no further. Silentnight is looking for ‘snuggle enthusiasts’ to take on the once in a lifetime opportunity to get paid for sleeping on the job. The five winning applicants will be paid £300 to sleep, sent a « snuggle bundle » of mattresses, pillows, […]

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Jaguar’s most affordable SUV gets a major upgrade

Jaguar’s smallest and most affordable SUV has been given a major makeoever and the added option of a plug-in hybrid version. The Jaguar E-Pace is being updated with design changes inside and out and new engines. The new line up will be priced from £32,575 and sees the introduction of a P300e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) […]

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JLR to develop a smart city hub to test self-driving cars

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled a futuristic partnership to create a smart city hub that will enable the real-world testing of self-driving cars. The Coventry car maker is teaming-up with global software, mobility and telecoms companies to create the facility near Limerick in the Republic of Ireland. The Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) will allow […]

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£1.4m farmhouse could be your escape to the country

If country living is your style, look no further – as long as you’ve got £1.4m to spare. This barn conversion comes with no fewer than five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms, and has beautiful countryside views and a village location to boot. It’s not far from Coventry, in the Meriden, area and […]

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Take a look around £1.4m barn conversion in Meriden

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Speculation mounts on £25,000 ‘baby’ Land Rover Defender

Speculation is mounting that a ‘baby’ Land Rover Defender, which would be available from just £25,000, is not far off. UK automotive magazine What Car? has included the baby Defender in a list of what it believes will be Jaguar Land Rover’s forthcoming models. CoventryLive has also speculated on what models Jaguar Land Rover might […]

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Upmarket apartments – including a penthouse – are up for grabs in Coventry now

Upmarket apartments have gone on the market in Earlsdon – including a three-bedroom penthouse flat. The Berkeley Court development comprises 18 new apartments, which range in size from 450 sq ft to 1,280 sq ft. The agents selling the apartments at Berkeley Court say all come with “swanky kitchens” and “luxurious living” offering “the chic […]

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Coventry businesses call for plan to keep economy open

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms now need to see a plan for keeping the economy open. Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce made the call for clarity after welcoming Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the furlough scheme until March 2021. Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and […]

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ADVERTORIAL: Warwickshire family firm saw orders double in the pandemic

Midlands-born, award-winning packaging business Invopak has been shortlisted for three major awards. The family firm has been nominated for Mid-Market Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, and Customer Experience & Loyalty. The awards ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday, November 10 and will take place virtually. Previous winners include Hotel Chocolat, fitness […]

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Production of new electric van starts in Coventry

The company which makes the famous London taxi on the edge of Coventry has started production of it’s newest model – an electric van. The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is producing the VN5 at its factory in Ansty. The modern factory already produces the TX electric taxi. The first deliveries of the VN5, which […]

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Jaguar has slashed the price of two of its models

Jaguar Land Rover has slashed the price of two Jaguar models as part of a drive to boost sales in the remaining months of 2020 and into the New Year. The Coventry car maker is offering hefty savings on two Jaguar saloons – both of which have recently been given major upgrades. The two models […]

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Tell us about your black owned business using #IAMBOB

Black Pound Day is fast approaching on November 7 and CoventryLive, along with our parent company Reach Plc, are campaigning to champion our city’s black entrepreneurs. We want to showcase those companies, whether new or old, on our social media pages using the #IAMBOB hashtag. The idea behind the campaign is to help support the […]

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The places that can stay open during the second national lockdown

Businesses are bracing for a second national lockdown starting from Thursday. The drastic step was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a press conference on Saturday as he set out a dire picture of rising Covid-19 cases across the country. While some areas were already facing tough restrictions, other areas with lower infection rates […]

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JLR supplier works with Dyson to make ventilators

A luxury car parts maker which supplies JLR and Aston Martin turned its expertise to make up to 10,000 ventilators to help critically ill Covid-19 patients. With the help of manufacturer Dyson, Park Sheet Metal was called on to use its expertise as Covid-19 swept the UK. The Coventry-based firm was able to step up […]

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Coventry’s longest running nightclub is up for sale

What is claimed to be Coventry’s longest-running nightclub – Scholars in Far Gosford Street – is on the market. The fully fitted-out club, bar and music venue has been a popular location on Coventry’s social circuit since it opened in 1995. Scholars shut-up shop at the start of the lockdown in March and its owners […]

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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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