Ghost Town: Coventry fears a return to the '80s

by News Update

Coventry was a city hit hard by the recession of the 1980s.

An energy crisis and rising inflation sent unemployment soaring – the mood was captured by Coventry band The Specials in their song Ghost Town.

Becky Johnson visits the city and talks to residents about their fears.

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Tom Belavive August 6, 2022 - 1:40 AM

Downvoted without comment.

m a r y bailey August 6, 2022 - 1:41 AM

she doesn't look like she is necessarily starving

Elizabeth Hurtado August 6, 2022 - 1:42 AM


thomas lynch August 6, 2022 - 1:42 AM

Dumb dumb sky news !

thomas lynch August 6, 2022 - 1:43 AM

Let’s me like Fox News 🤡

Mr Smith August 6, 2022 - 1:44 AM

Coventry is a dump and has been for over 50 years.

The song Ghost Town was written decades ago about this place.

Miller Forester August 6, 2022 - 1:45 AM

A little plastic cup of something with Oreos in it is one reason there isn't enough money to buy food. People waste what money they have on junk

campervanjohn August 6, 2022 - 1:47 AM

Should show a real family struggling on universal credit.

Amfear Liathmor August 6, 2022 - 1:57 AM

My friend used to live in Coventry after moving from Dundee. He said his first day there was seeing an Asian fellow getting thrown through a shop front window by half a dozen NF skinheads in DMs during a riot like My Beautiful Laundrette. Said he had a good time back in the early 80s compared to the awful days we have today.

Lee Vancleef August 6, 2022 - 2:02 AM

Isn't Britain already in a recession..

Yodle Boone August 6, 2022 - 2:25 AM

Liz Truss be in #Aftermath and its no matter for the blind, to see, how many have financially benefited from this. I suppose if she wishes to go appealling, not Cheese and Wine, but appalling, well she can go for it. Smith and Keenan. Not sure on my spelling. Vegetable leaks all over the place. Monarchy abolishment double blinker. So the FCC won't let me be or let be me so let me C+

Dozer D Dog August 6, 2022 - 2:42 AM

1984… the book

Badma Wededu August 6, 2022 - 2:44 AM

Your Car, TV, Computer, cloth, bicycle and every human made thing loses its value when it is in use. It has also an age limit. The only thing it has an age limit but its values are getting higher and higher every time is a house. How come? Is it because of the capitalists can easily speculate and cheat the citizens by changing the narrative when it come to the house? Increasing the house price or rent in the west particularly in UK, US and the likes is really the worst criminal activities the capitalists are doing against the society working together with the so called politicians elected by the victim citizens.

Gaming Tonight August 6, 2022 - 2:48 AM

… And all because the world is still addicted to fossil fuels…