News archive from 28 February 2017

Solar farm could be built in Stockton to help cut fuel poverty

Solar farm could be built in Stockton to help cut fuel poverty

A SOLAR farm looks set to be built in Stockon in a bid to help slash fuel bills and poverty. The four acre former landfill site off Rugby Road is just one proposed by Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to help meet new plans to reduce energy costs....

 
Kenilworth parents want to give son medical cannabis oil to treat epilepsy

Kenilworth parents want to give son medical cannabis oil to treat epilepsy

PARENTS are hoping to take their five year-old son abroad where he can legally be given medical cannabis oil to treat his debilitating seizures. Kenilworth youngster Alfie Dingley suffers with severe epilepsy which has deteriorated since he was first...

 

Morris dancers take to Long Itchington streets

THEY were dancing traditional in the streets in Long Itchington at the weekend. Warwick-based Plum Jerkum Border Morris were joined by friends from Ansty, Shakespeare and Hereburgh Morris for a jig around the village. Fun it may have been for all...

 
Nine arrested on suspected immigration offences

Nine arrested on suspected immigration offences

EIGHT people will be turned over to Immigration Enforcement after jumping off a lorry near Wellesbourne. Police arrested nine people on suspected immigration offences after reports of people getting out of the back of a lorry on the B4087 near Oakley...

 
Quilters needed to support poorly children

Quilters needed to support poorly children

QUILTERS in Warwick are looking for more volunteers to help cheer up poorly children. The Sew and Chatter Group meet in the Quaker Community Cafe in High Street every Friday from 10am to noon where they create colourful patchwork quilts which the...

 
Four dogs suffering suspected poisoning after walking at Victoria Park

Four dogs suffering suspected poisoning after walking at Victoria Park

DOG owners who walk their pets at Victoria Park are urged to be vigilant after four dogs were taken to the vets with suspected poisoning. Rainsbrook Vets say they have had a number of dogs taken in this morning (Thursday January 26) suffering with...

 
Leamington park revamp underway

Leamington park revamp underway

A NEW play area and footpaths will soon be unveiled at Villiers Street Recreation Ground. The Leamington park is closed until mid-February while work is done to fit play equipment which will make the park accessible for more children. An extension is...

 
Volunteer spends months away from home helping in poverty-stricken Nepal

Volunteer spends months away from home helping in poverty-stricken Nepal

A MAN from Charlecote is spending the start of the year 4,000 miles from home helping people living in poverty. Thomas Meredith joined a team of volunteers working on a project in Nepal where around a quarter of the population live on less then $1.25...

 
Man left with hand injuries following brawl outside Leamington nightclub

Man left with hand injuries following brawl outside Leamington nightclub

A MAN has been left with slight injuries to his hand following a brawl outside a Leamington nightclub. Two men are understood to have been involved in an altercation in Clink Bar on Sunday (January 22) morning at around 2.15am. The pair were escorted...

 
Homeless thief and drug addict turns life around to become church pastor

Homeless thief and drug addict turns life around to become church pastor

A THIEF and drug addict from Leamington has turned his life around and is now a church pastor. John – not his real name as he wishes to remain anonymous – found himself stealing from friends and family to fuel his drug addiction, which was costing...

 
Witness appeal following attempted robbery near Shrewley

Witness appeal following attempted robbery near Shrewley

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery near Shrewley. A man was driving a white van between Shrewley and the Five Ways Roundabout around 2.30pm on Thursday January 26 when a dark green flat-bed van loaded with scrap overtook him....

 
Teletubbies creator awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters

Teletubbies creator awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters

TELETUBBIES creator Anne Wood has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick. The 79 year-old originally trained as a secondary school teacher and became an early pioneer of a children’s paperback book club scheme for...

 
Minister visits college site to meet apprentices

Minister visits college site to meet apprentices

APPRENTICES at Warwick Trident College put their skills on show when they were visited by the Minister of State for Apprenticeship and Skills. Robert Halfon dropped in to meet apprentices and take a tour of the college’s state-of-the-art engineering...

 
Lunchtime talks focus on Leamington's history

Lunchtime talks focus on Leamington's history

FRIDAYS in February will focus on local history at Leamington Art Gallery & Museum. The free lunchtime Friday Focus talks will cover the town’s history, collections at the Pump Rooms and more starting at 1pm on February 10 with Warwickshire-based...

 
Warwick HSBC set to close

Warwick HSBC set to close

DISAPPOINTMENT has been expressed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after HSBC decided to close 62 of its local branches, including Warwick. The latest round of closures will leave smaller businesses without access to counter services –...

 


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