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The retail chain has announced plans to open base at Warwickshire Shopping Park next month. The new store will open next month following a major refit at the Warwickshire Shopping Park in Binley. The new store has created around 20 new jobs — both full and part-time positions — and will open on Thursday, June 4 at 11am. On the launch day, there will be an abundance of fun activities for everyone to enjoy whilst shopping.
Goody bags will be handed out to customers in the queue and there will be a DJ on the decks throughout the day and plenty of fun activities for the little ones, including balloon-modelling and face painting from 11am to 7pm. On its official launch day, eager shoppers queued for up to an hour to get inside. The chain now has a portfolio of locations across the UK and Republic of Ireland and this week opened their largest store in the world, in New York.
Last month, fashion retailer Peacocks revealed it would be opening another store in Coventry. The Wales-based value retail chain opened a new base at Cannon Retail Park last week. And in April, discount retailer Aldi announced it could be opening another store in Coventry at the Airport Retail Park.
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Weather Snow by Halloween: Polar Vortex set to spark plunging temperatures WeatherAction is forecasting temperatures so low they could break October records. Type 42 destroyers were fitted with the Sea Dart surface-to-air missiles designed in the s to counter threats from manned aircraft.
Sea Dart was constrained by limitations on its firing capacity and reaction time, but did prove itself during the Falklands War with seven kills, three of these attributed to Coventry. Coventry was commissioned on 10 November under the command of Captain C. Following post-commissioning trials, the ship was used to trial the operation of the new Westland Lynx helicopter from the Type 42 platform, to test the combination's safe operating limits.
The ship's first major deployment came in when she was sent to the Far East; in September of that year, alongside Antrim and Alacrity , she became the first British warship to visit the People's Republic of China in 30 years. En route back to the UK, Coventry was diverted to the Persian Gulf following the outbreak of the Iran—Iraq War , where the ship remained on patrol for six weeks until relieved by the start of the permanent Armilla patrol consisting of Ardent and Apollo.
Coventry was taking part in the Exercise Springtrain 82 near the British base of Gibraltar , during March Along with other vessels involved in the exercise she was detailed for service in the Falklands Campaign. She had a Union Flag painted on the roof of her bridge and a black line painted through her funnel to her waterline to aid recognition, as the Argentines also operated two Type 42 destroyers. Alongside Sheffield and Glasgow , Coventry would form the air defence vanguard for the aircraft carriers following behind.
Coventry ' s contribution to the Falklands War was considerable. Her helicopter was the first to fire Sea Skua air-to-surface anti-ship missiles in action. Glasgow ' s Lynx fired two more Sea Skua, and the vessel retreated, with eight crew killed, eight wounded and heavy damage.
Her damaged bridge is now on display at the Naval Museum in Tigre , Argentina. The vessel remains in service in the Argentine Navy. Coventry was the first warship to fire Sea Dart surface-to-air missiles in anger when the ship fired three on 9 May at two Learjets of Escuadrón Fénix , just missing the aircraft. Broadsword reported that her radar tracked the missiles merging with the pair of contacts call signs Litro and Pepe , but they missed the aircraft.
However, both were actually lost to bad weather, and both wrecks were found on South Jason Island ,  one on the northwest side of the cliffs, the other in shallow waters on the southwest. Lt Casco and Lt Farias were both killed. The first confirmed kill made by Coventry was an Aérospatiale Puma helicopter of Assault Helicopter Battalion , shot down by a Sea Dart over Choiseul Sound , killing its three-man crew. Coventry had been one of three Type 42 destroyers providing anti-aircraft cover for the fleet.
With the loss of Sheffield and damage to Glasgow on 12 May, forcing her to return to the UK, Coventry was left to carry out the role alone, until other ships could arrive from the UK. Following the loss of Sheffield , a new air defence tactic was devised to try to maximise the task group's remaining assets. This saw the two remaining Type 42s paired with the two Type 22 frigates a pairing unofficially termed Type 64 and deployed much further ahead of the main force in an effort to draw attacking aircraft away from the carriers.
The idea was that in the event of Sea Dart being unable to function, the short range Sea Wolf advanced point defence missile fitted to the frigates could be used. In this, Coventry was paired with Broadsword.
On 25 May , Coventry and Broadsword were ordered to take up position to the north-west of Falkland Sound. There she would act as a decoy to draw Argentinian aircraft away from other ships at San Carlos Bay. In this position, close to land, with not enough open sea between her and the coast, her Sea Dart missiles would be less effective. His body was washed ashore in a dinghy at Golding Island in Garcia's wingman, Teniente Ricardo Lucero, was also shot down during the raid on San Carlos by a Rapier Missile from 'T' Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery, but he was luckier, and ejected into captivity, in front of waiting news crews.
The two ships then came under attack by two waves of two Argentine A-4 Skyhawks. The four Skyhawks flew so low that Coventry ' s targeting radar could not distinguish between them and the land and failed to lock on.
Of the bombs released, one bounced off the sea and struck Broadsword ' s flight deck and, though it failed to explode, wrecked the ship's Lynx helicopter. Marcos Carballo in the tail with small arms fire, although the aircraft returned safely to Argentina. In fact, Carballo's plane was hit under the right wing by a piece of shrapnel on his way in, that pierced his aircraft's right fuel tank. Velasco and Alférez Leonardo Barrionuevo , headed for Coventry 90 seconds later at a degree angle to her port bow.
Still unable to gain a missile lock, Coventry launched a Sea Dart in an attempt to distract them and turned hard to starboard to reduce her profile. On Broadsword the Sea Wolf system had been reset and successfully acquired the attacking aircraft, but was unable to fire as Coventry ' s turn took her directly into the line of fire.
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