News archive from 27 February 2017

Mixed reactions over 'bold' healthcare plans

Mixed reactions over 'bold' healthcare plans

CONCERNS have been raised over a controversial report which would see healthcare transformed across Coventry and Warwickshire. The Coventry and Warwickshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is set to shape the future for patients at South...

 
Man with Leamington connections wanted on recall to prison

Man with Leamington connections wanted on recall to prison

A MAN with connections to Leamington is wanted on recall to prison. Duane Taylor is around 6ft tall and of slim build. The 26 year-old is wanted for escape from lawful custody and on prison recall. People are urged to call police on 101 with any...

 
Warwickshire Trading Standards seize thousands of illegal cigarettes in Leamington

Warwickshire Trading Standards seize thousands of illegal cigarettes in Leamington

THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes have been seized in Leamington. Police, trading standards officers and a sniffer dog team swooped on several shops acting in the search for non-duty paid cigarettes and tobacco. Over 23,400 suspected illicit cigarettes...

 
Can you help spread some festive cheer to homeless pets?

Can you help spread some festive cheer to homeless pets?

FESTIVE vets are appealing for help to provide gifts for homeless pets this Christmas. Avonvale Vets is hoping to spread festive cheer to those less fortunate, and is looking for contributions towards shoeboxes which will be delivered to local animal...

 

Could you give one of these 12 Dogs of Christmas a loving home?

A DOG is for life, not just for Christmas, but a local rehoming centre are calling on dog lovers serious about getting a pet to look at the four-legged friends they have up for adoption. The Dogs Trust slogan is pasted everywhere this time of year,...

 
Hundreds of car thefts across South Warwickshire

Hundreds of car thefts across South Warwickshire

POLICE have launched a car crime crackdown in Leamington. There were 535 vehicle thefts reported in Warwickshire during October – approaching double the number for the same month the previous year. South Warwickshire saw nearly 300 thefts with...

 
Help ensure blood service can keep running this Christmas

Help ensure blood service can keep running this Christmas

BLOOD donors are being reminded blood is needed all year round, especially at Christmas. NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors to make and keep appointments to donate blood this month, to ensure hospitals can continue to treat patients over the...

 
Council look to buy Wellesbourne Airfield

Council look to buy Wellesbourne Airfield

WELLESBOURNE Airfield could be bought by Stratford District Council to safeguard its future. The move comes after the council received notice from current owners the Littler family proposing to demolish some buildings on the site – prompting concern...

 
Hotel to be turned into luxury student accommodation

Hotel to be turned into luxury student accommodation

A HOTEL in Kenilworth is set to be turned into luxury student housing despite numerous objections. Victoria Lodge Hotel on Warwick Road will be transformed into a ‘house in multiple occupation’ – with 11 en-suite bedrooms, a shared kitchen and...

 
More committing suicide in Warwickshire than dying on county roads

More committing suicide in Warwickshire than dying on county roads

MORE people commit suicide in Warwickshire than die on the county’s roads. The shocking statistic has prompted the launch of a new suicide prevention campaign in a bid to reduce the number of people taking their own lives. Warwickshire Coroners...

 
Huge shop and student flat development to be created in Kenilworth

Huge shop and student flat development to be created in Kenilworth

Plans to create over 100 student flats in Kenilworth town centre have been given the green light. Cobalt Estates, in association with developers Discovery Properties, was granted planning permission to carry out a £10million re-development at Talisman...

 
Nightclub to be demolished to make way for student accommodation

Nightclub to be demolished to make way for student accommodation

MAJOR plans for new student accommodation in Leamington have both been given the go-ahead. Plans were passed to demolish Leamington nightclub Rio’s to make way for student accommodation in a new four storey building containing 46 bedrooms – with...

 
Nursery moving to Racing Club Warwick Football Club

Nursery moving to Racing Club Warwick Football Club

A NURSERY is setting up home at Racing Club Warwick Football Club. The club will continue to use the Hampton Road site, but more than half of the clubhouse building will be transformed into Kings Meadow Children’s Nursery, which currently operates...

 
Don't leave it too late before picking up prescriptions, patients warned

Don't leave it too late before picking up prescriptions, patients warned

PATIENTS are being urged to ease the pressure on health services in South Warwickshire over Christmas by not leaving it too late to order repeat prescriptions. NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) issued the reminder after GP...

 
House which was suggested as base for Syrian refugees to be sold

House which was suggested as base for Syrian refugees to be sold

A CHURCH-owned mansion near Leamington which had been considered as a temporary home for Syrian refugees is now to be sold. Plans were originally in the pipeline to use the 18th century Church of England-owned Offa House at Offchurch as short term...

 


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