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FRONT PAGE: Let the good times roll in Coventry!

Les Reid 8th Jun, 2018 Updated: 8th Jun, 2018

LET the good times roll in Coventry!

None other than the world’s biggest band The Rolling Stones returned to the city in magnificent fashion, after 47 years.

And Coventry City Football Club’s triumphant promotion bus tour rolled into the city centre in scenes reminiscent of 1987 – that celebrated year when, famously, factory production increased with collective happiness.

It was days after ‘Roll With It’ Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and other globally known acts thrilled thousands of revellers at the national BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival at the War Memorial Park – on the same weekend the Sky Blues sealed their first promotion in 51 years at Wembley in front of 38,000 fans.

The feelgood factor continued with Motofest last weekend choosing Coventry’s ring road to bring back the UK’s first competitive car racing on a city centre circuit in 28 years.

With a glorious run of hot weather shining down on the historic celebrations, many Coventrians have been expressing their civic pride.

It comes amid the backdrop of being the host town for UK City of Culture 2021, which Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger mentioned during Saturday’s balmy summer Ricoh Arena night.

Coventry has encountered tough times, and huge challenges – from war, industrial decline, recession and much more.

But when the good times are here, Coventrians have again shown they know how to party – while those in need are not forgotten.

This edition of the Coventry Observer marks more of the events which, for many, is making this summer the ‘time of our lives’.

* Turn to pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 23 and back page.

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