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    Well, Cov's in with a chance then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    It's still being thought about: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35773288 . The City Council don't seem too bothered, though, seeing as they cut the funding for the priory exhibition, forcing it to close.
    Good to see it reopening: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-40056170

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    Sadly, I suspect it will be short lived. Even as a social enterprise it will need funding, but I wish them well.

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    Coventry's made it onto the shortlist. If it's up against Stoke & Sunderland, and Hull won last time, Cov. might be in with a chance: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40611161

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    I actually think this whole thing is a case of 'The emperors new clothes'. I really can't see this benefiting the city financially.

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    There are a lot of people who take an interest in urban decay, Coventry might do quite well out of this

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    That actually made me laugh. Thanks Lex

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    Not a problem

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    Oh God, Warwickshire's in on the act now: http://www.stratford-herald.com/7873...lture-bid.html

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    The Emperor's new clothes!

    Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.

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    Create a sentence that includes the words 'barrel' & 'scraping': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42272675

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    I can only pray that this doesn't cost the citizens

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    I see the council are 'giving away'27 Historic buildings in Coventry to a trust to look after.
    Wonder where the 'saved' money will go. I guess into the same mysterious purse as the parking money.
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    I've just heard we are now becoming the City of Culture!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathidaw View Post
    I see the council are 'giving away'27 Historic buildings in Coventry to a trust to look after.
    Wonder where the 'saved' money will go. I guess into the same mysterious purse as the parking money.
    As always with CCC, I smell an unsavory whiff. But as always, nothing will ever be proven.

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