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[12 NOV 01] THE ONE AND ONLY JUMPIN AT JAKS

Chesney HawkesRevellers in Coventry will get the chance to see ‘The One and Only’ chart topper of the nineties at a city nightspot.  MORE

[09 OCT 01] JASON DONOVAN RETURNS TO COVENTRY

Jason DonovanAustralian heart-throb Jason Donovan is to return to Coventry after performing a sell-out show in the city a year ago.  MORE

[16 AUG 01] ORANGE HOUSE GETS A TOP MAN

Ian Robinson, Orange House, Skydome CoventryOne of the leading lights of the leisure industry is bringing his expertise to Coventry after being asked to run the city’s newest bar and pub.  MORE

[05 AUG 01] ORANGE HOUSE EFFECT WARMS TO COVENTRY

Chris Teague, Orange House, Skydome CoventryEntertainment giant Luminar Leisure is investing £1.5 million in a new outlet at its SkyDome complex in Coventry.  MORE

[04 AUG 01] LIFEGUARD JUMPS IN AT CITY HOTSPOT

Chris Reader, Jumpin Jaks, Skydome CoventryA former lifeguard has answered an SOS to join the growing entertainment team at one of the city’s busiest nightspots.  MORE

[25 JUL 01] CHIPS ARE FRYING AT THE IKON

British ChippendalesA Coventry nightspot will get the pulses of the city’s women racing after being chosen as a tour stop for a real life version of The Full Monty.  MORE

[03 MAY 01] ATOMIC KITTEN HEADING FOR COVENTRY

Coventry's Skydome Arena has been chosen by a leading children's TV channel to host a star-studded event.  MORE

[03 MAY 01] BABY POPS UP AT JUMPIN JAKS CHARITY DO

The manager of a city nightspot was, quite literally, left holding the baby after a charity event at the weekend.  MORE

[26 APR 01] LOCAL BOXERS TAG ON TO KICKBOXING SHOWDOWN

Fight fans in Coventry will get the chance to see two of the city's hardest hitting boxers as they have never been seen before this weekend.  MORE

[25 APR 01] SPANDAU STAR SET FOR COVENTRY

One of the 80's top stars is looking forward to his first performance in Coventry. MORE

[29 MAR 01] COVENTRY GIRLS GATHER AT SHRINE OF HEAR'SAY 

Hundreds of Hear’Say fans put their education on hold today to queue for a glimpse of the stars as they visited Coventry.  MORE

[29 MAR 01] COCKTAIL PUSH CAUSES CITY STREET ROW

An attempt to breathe nightlife into a medieval Coventry street has been branded “a joke” by residents living nearby.  MORE

[27 MAR 01] CITY SKATERS TOP THE 300,000 MARK

A Nuneaton girl got more than she bargained for when she went to the Skydome for an afternoon of ice-skating.  MORE

[26 MAR 01] ALICE? WHERE THE *@&* IS ALICE?

If you live next door to someone called Alice you could be going to a free concert in Coventry later this week.  MORE

[23 MAR 01] DECKER RETURNS TO OLD STOMPING GROUND

When T'pau star Carol Decker performs in Coventry next week she will recognise some people in the sea of faces as her family live nearby and will be coming along.  MORE

[21 MAR 01] COVENTRY GIRLS LACK MODELLING APPEAL

Coventry girls have shunned the opportunity to become a top model, and the organisers of a competition are desperate for entries.  MORE

[16 MAR 01] SKYDOME BACKS THE SKY BLUES TO STAY UP

A Coventry nightspot is so confident that the Sky Blues will retain their top-flight status that it has already planned a Premiership survival party.  MORE

[15 MAR 01] COVENTRY GETS ITS PANTS OUT FOR A LAUGH

The men and women of Coventry will be showing their "panty lines" as the city drapes its underwear in the open in the name of charity tomorrow.  MORE

[15 MAR 01] HEARTY HOPES THAT CITY CLUBBERS WILL CHIP IN

A Coventry nightspot is hoping its customers will show they have big hearts when it hosts a charity night later this month.  MORE

[13 MAR 01] T'PAU CLASSICS COME TO COVENTRY

A Coventry night spot will fill with the sounds of one of the best-loved songs from the eighties later this month.  MORE

[12 MAR 01] JUDGE TO DELIVER VERDICT ON COVENTRY CLUB

A leading Radio One DJ has given his verdict on Coventry nightlife by choosing to perform in the city ahead of several top venues.  MORE

[12 MAR 01] SWAINS TO SUPPORT SMOKIE IN THE CITY

Top Coventry band the Swains have been handed the chance to play to their biggest audience in the city.  MORE

[06 MAR 01] GLAMOUR GIRLS TO POSE IN COVENTRY CLUB

A Coventry nightspot has been chosen to host a major modelling competition in an attempt to discover the new Kate Moss or Cindy Crawford.  MORE

[02 MAR 01] SEVENTIES STARS KICK OFF SKYDOME CONCERTS

Coventry's Skydome Arena will be welcoming pop stars from the 1970s to kick a series of monthly concerts.  MORE

[02 MAR 01] PHIL MITCHELL SHOOTING SUSPECT VISITS CITY

Coventry students will be able to launch their own investigation into the Eastenders 'Who Shot Phil Mitchell' storyline when one of the main suspects appears in the city..  MORE

[01 MAR 01] WEDDING BELLS RING OUT AT CITY NIGHTCLUB

A Coventry entertainer has literally found Love in a city nightspot and his colleague will be 'banking' on him for life when they swap the stage for the altar after agreeing to marry.  MORE

[22 FEB 01] JOHN BRINGS HIS ICE MESSAGE TO COVENTRY

Coventry's new love affair with ice-skating has spelled good news for John Neville who has been moved in from Milton Keynes to manage the ice at the Skydome Arena.  MORE

[21 FEB 01] YOUNG SPARKS TO GET TURN ON ICE

Youngsters are to be given the chance to follow the Coventry Blaze on to the ice to see if they can become the hockey stars of the future.  MORE

[15 FEB 01] COVENTRY KIDS READY FOR FIRST BIRTHDAY BASH

Coventry teenagers are all set to celebrate the first anniversary of an event which has put them on the map.  MORE

[08 FEB 01] FULL MONTY FLESH FEST TO ENTICE CLUB LOVERS

Dancers will be strutting their stuff all in the name of love when they take their hats off and do the Full Monty at a Coventry nightspot next week.  MORE

[01 FEB 01] 18-YEAR-OLDS TO BE LET INTO IKON

Eighteen-year-olds are to be allowed into a Coventry nightspot after management altered their door policy following hundreds of letters from revellers.  MORE

[01 FEB 01] ROD STEWART AND TINA TURNER IN CITY FACE-OFF

A Coventry entertainment venue has stepped into a family row over which member of a husband and wife couple is 'Simply the Best'.  MORE

[24 JAN 01] ARTFUL DODGER WEAVES INTO COVENTRY

Coventry is getting ready for a visit from the Artful Dodger - but it will be tunes that are being picked and not pockets.  MORE

[10 JAN 01] 'RICKY MARTIN' BRINGS LA VIDA LOCA TO COVENTRY

A Coventry nightspot is ready to set female pulses racing by bringing some Latino flair to the city.  MORE

[21 DEC 00] DRUNKEN CLUBBERS HELP SALLY ARMY 

Drunken clubbers who forget to take their coats home will be helping the homeless keep warm this Christmas after a Coventry nightspot teamed up with the Salvation Army.  MORE

[18 DEC 00] EXCLUSIVE: LEO SAYER TALKS TO CWN

Leo Sayer will be performing in Coventry tomorrow, before heading off for a nice digital Christmas working hard in his studio. MORE

[12 DEC 00] LEO SAYER TO SING IN COVENTRY

Seventies idol Leo Sayer will make Jumpin Jaks regulars feel like dancing when he performs in Coventry next week. MORE

[11 DEC 00] REVIEW: MAMA MIA! CHILLY BUT FUN

In spite of the half-filled (and cold) arena this proved to be an enjoyable evening’s entertainment for young and old alike.  MORE

[06 DEC 00] SKYDOME GETS READY FOR ABBA MANIA

Every day Kevin Locke runs a comb through his long hair, pulls on high-heeled boots and heads off to earn some money.  MORE

[06 DEC 00] SKYDOME GETS READY FOR ABBA MANIA

Every day Kevin Locke runs a comb through his long hair, pulls on high-heeled boots and heads off to earn some money.  MORE

[30 NOV 00] SHOLA AMA AND GARAGE TOUR COME TO COVENTRY

Shola Ama is to lead an array of top musicians to Coventry as the Pure Garage III tour leaves London for the first time.  MORE

[28 NOV 00] HUGGY BEAR PAYS SURPRISE VISIT TO COVENTRY

Managers and customers at a Coventry nightspot were stunned when Starsky and Hutch star Huggy Bear dropped in for a drink.  MORE

[24 NOV 00] CWN CAMERAS ALLOW GLIMPSE OF SKYDOME

People unable to get a ticket for this week’s international basketball games at Coventry Skydome can get a glimpse of the action thanks to webcams in the arena.  MORE

[23 NOV 00] SKYDOME SIGNS NEW DEAL TO HOST BASKETBALL

Coventry is to be the home of English basketball for the next three years in a deal that will also promote the sport to youngsters in the city.  MORE

[21 NOV 00] EXHAUSTED MARTINE PULLS OUT OF CITY GIG

Former EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon has cancelled a visit to a Coventry nightspot after suffering a recurrence of exhaustion.  MORE

[20 NOV 00] ENGLAND WARMS UP FOR COVENTRY TIP-OFF

England's senior men basketball team travelled to Portugal to warm up for next week’s international games at Coventry Skydome.  MORE

[20 NOV 00] IKON SHOWS OFF ITS NEW RECRUTIS

One of the leisure industry's leading young talents has joined the management team at Coventry's SkyDome entertainment complex.  MORE

[16 NOV 00] SLAM DUNKERS TO SLEEP WITH VILLAGE PEOPLE

Stars from the England basketball side have been eying up a good place to hit the sack when they come to Coventry later this month.  MORE

[14 NOV 00] CHEGGERS KEEPS HIS CLOTHES ON FOR NOW

Celebrity nudist Keith Chegwin will have to wait to get his wedding tackle out after putting his honeymoon on hold in favour of a night in Coventry.  MORE

[13 NOV 00] SKYDOME BLAZES AWAY TO SELL-OUT WEEKEND

The Daniel O'Donnell concert at the Skydome Arena next March is a sell out after the venue's most successful weekend, with a record crowd going to last night’s ice hockey mauling by the Coventry Blaze.  MORE

[10 NOV 00] DANIEL O'DONNELL FANS CAN QUEUE IN COMFORT

Potty Daniel O’Donnell fans won’t be caught short when the queue for tickets starts tonight as a portable loo has been installed outside Coventry’s Skydome arena.  MORE

[08 NOV 00] CHEGGERS POPS UP AT CITY STUDENT NIGHT

Coventry students are bracing themselves for an unpredictable night next week after a city nightspot announced nudist Keith Chegwin will be popping out.  MORE

[03 NOV 00] MARTINE TO WOW THE CROWDS AT JAKS

Coventry party-goers are to be given a 'Perfect Moment' when Martine McCutcheon plays at Jumpin Jaks bar at the SkyDome complex.  MORE

[03 NOV 00] SLAM DUNKIN TIME TO COME AT SKYDOME

Coventry’s Skydome is preparing to play host to national basketball when the England team plays a series of matches there later this month.  MORE

[23 OCT 00] COVENTRY TEENAGERS GET INTO CLUB CULTURE

Coventry teenagers are leading the way when it comes to partying, according to a firm which runs nights for youngsters in the city.  MORE

[18 OCT 00] SKYDOME GETS READY FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY

Eighties pop group Bucks Fizz will be among the host of celebrities coming to Coventry later this month to help the SkyDome complex mark its first birthday.  MORE

[16 OCT 00] DAMAGE AT SKYDOME AS TREVOR NELSON RETURNS

Radio One DJ Trevor Nelson is visiting Coventry’s SkyDome tomorrow along with British five-piece r ‘n b group Damage – and Baby Spice Emma Bunton could also be in the house.  MORE

[13 OCT 00] GROUNDFORCE DUO'S RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Bill Greeno, one of the duelling pianists at Coventry bar Jumpin Jaks, found himself in a battle of a different sort recently when he invited the BBC Groundforce team into his home.  MORE

[11 OCT 00] O'DONNELL TO SING IN CITY ON ST PATRICK'S DAY

Irish singing legend Daniel O’Donnell is to play at the Coventry Skydome on St Partrick’s Day, it has been revealed.  MORE

[05 OCT 00] ALL IN TO COVENTRY FOR WRESTLING

Coventry will be getting a tough taste of the orient this Saturday when the Skydome Arena welcomes wrestler Shinjiro Ohtani. MORE

[05 OCT 00] SKYDOME HITS THE MILLION MARK

A Coventry entertainment complex has shattered the one million visitors mark - before it has even been open for a year by attracting people from far and wide. MORE

[29 SEP 00] SKYDOME WELCOMES THE BEER BOSSES

Coventry’s SkyDome Arena has added another string to its bow by winning a resounding vote of confidence after hosting its first major corporate conference. MORE

[20 SEP 00] MADISON AVENUE TO TRAVEL MANY ROADS

Australian chart toppers Madison Avenue are to hurtle round the nightspots of Coventry and Rugby in a whistle-stop visit later this month.  MORE

[14 SEP 00] NEW SKYDOME BROOM TO BEAT A DIFFERENT TUNE

The Skydome Arena has a new man at the helm after a reshuffle by its owners to bring more music to the Coventry venue.  MORE

[04 SEP 00] CANCER CASH IS GOAL AS TEAM NETS DEAL

A Kenilworth-based football team is hoping to net hundreds of pounds for Walsgrave Hospital after striking a unique sponsorship deal.  MORE

[15 AUG 00] SWEDES COME TO SET COVENTRY ABLAZE

New ice hockey club Coventry Blaze have completed their roster with a double Swedish swoop just a fortnight ahead of the start of the league season.  MORE

[09 AUG 00] COVENTRY TO BE UNCOVERED BY FILM CREW

Outrageous Coventry club-goers are set to be exposed after a city nightclub was chosen to be the subject of a TV documentary.  MORE

[28 JUL 00] EASTENDERS STAR STANDS UP SKYDOME

Angry SkyDome bosses were today investigating the mystery behind the non-appearance  of Eastenders star Marc Bannerman last night.  MORE

[27 JUL 00] CROWD ON ICE FOR GREASEY SHOW

Coventry kids can chill out during their holidays while skating away to some top tunes from Grease at the SkyDome Arena.  MORE

[26 JUL 00] TEENAGE NIGHTS TO CONTINUE AT SKYDOME

It’s time for the kids to party in Coventry, with the city’s largest nightclub being given over to teenagers for two evenings in August.  MORE

[21 JUL 00] JASON DONOVAN TO GET JAKS JUMPIN

Australian heart-throb Jason Donovan is set to appear in a one-off performance in Coventry next month.  MORE

[18 JUL 00] EASTENDERS BAD GUY TO VISIT IKON NIGHTCLUB

Eastenders bad guy Dan Sullivan may not be the flavour of the month on the BBC soap but later this week he'll be the main man at the Skydome's Ikon nightclub.  MORE

[26 JUN 00] SKYDOME DJ POWERS UP CHARTS FOR LOVE

A dance track created for Coventry revellers has soared into the top ten of the charts.  MORE

[23 JUN 00] BOSSES ANSWER SKYDOME FEARS

The managers of the SkyDome have responded to concerns raised by the Spon End community about troublemakers causing noise and damage in the area.  MORE

[22 JUN 00] TRADERS UNITE AGAINST SKYDOME TROUBLEMAKERS

A landlady of a successful city centre pub might quit because of the noise and destruction caused by revellers leaving the SkyDome complex.  MORE

[21 JUN 00] COVENTRY IN THE RING FOR TOP NOTCH BOXING

Coventry could soon become a regular host to top class international boxing.  MORE

[14 JUN 00] TREVOR NELSON RETURNS TO SKYDOME

Coventry's entertainment scene has received a massive vote of confidence from one of the biggest names in the music industry.  MORE

[07 JUN 00] COVENTRY BLAZE SIGN EXCITING TRIO

Coventry Blaze, the new ice hockey team based at Coventry's Skydome Arena, have pulled off a hat-trick of signings.  MORE

[16 MAY 00] CRUSADERS' DAMP SQUIB AT SKYDOME ARENA

Coventry Crusaders’ prestige debut game in the SkyDome Arena was halted last night because of condensation on the court.  MORE

[12 MAY 00] DJ SPOONY PARKS HIS GARAGE IN COVENTRY

A Coventry entertainment agency is making rapid progress towards putting the city at the top of the fashion stakes when it comes to music.  MORE

[10 MAY 00] COVENTRY DJ LETS POWER OF LOVE LOOSE

A dance record created by a Coventry DJ is set to be one of the biggest selling hits of the summer.  MORE

[09 MAY 00] COVENTRY LURES ICE HOCKEY FROM SOLIHULL

Coventry is to have its own ice hockey team in a deal announced by the Skydome Arena today.  MORE

[25 APR 00] SKYDOME ARENA CLOSES AS ICE MELTS

Skaters visiting Coventry’s SkyDome arena were being turned away today because the ice was melting.  MORE

[22 APR 00] CRUSADERS SIGN UP FOR SKYDOME ARENA

Coventry Crusaders are poised to step up into basketball’s elite next season after signing a contract to play their home games at the new £7 million Skydome Arena.  MORE

[09 APR 00] SKYDOME ARENA SUPPORTS ROUND TABLE

A Coventry charity has been given the opportunity for worldwide exposure thanks to the city’s new SkyDome Arena.  MORE

[04 APR 00] ARENA BID TO LURE ICE HOCKEY TO COVENTRY

The SkyDome Arena is casting its net across Europe to find a team that will bring top competitive ice hockey to the city.  MORE

[30 MAR 00] NEW BOX OFFICE FOR COVENTRY ARENA

A box office for the new SkyDome Arena is to be opened at a neighbouring supermarket.  MORE

[14 FEB 00] DJ TREVOR NELSON COMING TO COVENTRY

The rising popularity of Coventry as an entertainment venue is continuing after another nationally renowned name has agreed to perform in the city.  MORE

[14 FEB 00] POLICE EXAMINE SKYDOME DRUGS SUCCESS

Coventry police are to set to extend a new drugs and security policy across the city.  MORE

[25 JAN 00] SKYDOME WELCOMES 250,000TH VISITOR

A new £40 million entertainment complex in Coventry was celebrating this week after welcoming its 250,000th visitor.  MORE

[28 DEC 99] FURTHER DELAYS WITH SKYDOME ARENA

General Manager Sean Coleman has announced that the Crusaders will be playing most or all of the rest of their home games this season at the Coventry Sports Centre.   MORE

[21 DEC 99] SAFETY FEARS AFTER SKYDOME LORRY SMASH

Today a lorry struck the SkyDome Coventry building in Spon Street causing extensive damage.  MORE

[11 NOV 99] SKYDOME ARENA DELAYED

The opening of Coventry’s state-of-the-art £6 million Arena will not be until the new Millennium.  MORE

[20 OCT 99] SKYDOME SALE TO NORTHERN LEISURE

Part of the Rank Group’s SkyDome Coventry leisure complex has been sold to Northern Leisure.  MORE

[28 SEP 99] TOP SECURITY FOR SKYDOME

Coventry’s newest entertainment complex will be among the safest in the country – showcasing state-of-the-art technology.  MORE

[31 AUG 99] LATIN DANCE FOR SKYDOME

Latin fever is set to hit Coventry as the city becomes the home of the hottest dance craze in the country.  MORE

[30 AUG 99] SKYDOME LOOKS FOR LOCAL BANDS

Coventry and Warwickshire musicians are being offered a £40 million stage to showcase their talents.  MORE

[24 AUG 99] SKYDOME BOOM ON ITS WAY

The man in charge of the new £40 million SkyDome Coventry entertainment complex has warned local businesses to expect a boom in trade.  MORE

[30 MAR 99] LEISUREWORLD CONTRACTORS HICCUP

Developers of Coventry’s state of the art ‘fun palace’ faced more problems today when a second major contractor claimed it was owed money.  MORE

[10 MAR 99] LEISUREWORLD ONLY SIX MONTHS AWAY

The biggest entertainment complex ever to be built in Coventry is only six months away from being launched on the city’s public with a huge extravaganza.  MORE

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