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‘Human chain’ protest over planned houses to be built on green belt near Burton Green

Almost 300 people linked hands to form a ‘human chain’ last weekend in protest over houses planned to be built in and around Burton Green on green belt land. Groups of protestors from Burton Green and Coventry all got together in Green Lane, Finham, on S

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Burglar who stole from Kenilworth dentists jailed

A burglar who forced his way into the staff room of a Kenilworth dental practice while his accomplice distracted the receptionist by booking an appointment has been jailed. Warwick Crown Court heard that ‘professional burglar’ Darren McKinlay escaped wit

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Inquest next week into engineer’s death in Warwick

An inquest will be held next week into the death of a man who fell down a lift shaft in Warwick. James Merritt, who lived in Hampton Magna, was working on the site at Telant Technologies Services in Warwick on October 11. The 39-year-old joined Zurich En

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Travellers set up camp on private land in Leamington

A group of travellers have set up camp on private land in Leamington after accessing the land yesterday evening (Monday July 17). Warwickshire Police said they received reports of travellers accessing a site off Rock Mill Lane near the Portobello Bridge

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Warwick beer festival organisers remain positive despite on-going sign issues

Organisers of an annual beer and cider festival in Warwick remain positive about the event this week despite on-going sign issues. The Warwick Beer Festival, which takes place at Warwick Racecourse, features some of the UK’s best beers and ciders. The tw

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Plans for escape room in Leamington given green light

Plans for an ‘escape room experience’ in Leamington had been given the green light. The application was submitted by Experimental Escape Ltd for a change of use to 69 Warwick Street, which was used as an office space. The second floor office space is set

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Man to stand trial over incident at Sikh temple in Leamington

A man accused of ripping up a laminated sign during a protest against a mixed-faith wedding being held at Leamington’s Sikh temple is to stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Following legal arguments about the charge, Kulvinder Bir Singh pleaded not gu

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Warwick primary school pupils presented trophy for fire safety efforts

Pupils and teachers at a Warwick primary school have been presented with a trophy for their fire safety work. The year 5 pupils at Wolverton Primary School were presented with the trophy this week for achieving a 100 per cent return of their home fire sa

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Contracts for Warwickshire section of HS2 awarded by government

Contracts for constructing the section of HS2 which passes through Warwickshire have been announced by the government today (Monday July 17). The section of the high-speed line which bisect through Burton Green, and will carry on near to Cubbington, Offc

18 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Photos: Thousands enjoyed Leamington carnival

Fabulous floats and wacky walkers were a feature of the Leamington Carnival Parade which took place in the town centre on Saturday. More than 15 organisations got involved in the event, which supported good causes in and around Leamington through bucket

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 

New food festival coming to Kenilworth this Sunday

Lovers of food and drink will be catered for in Kenilworth this Sunday (July 23) as new food festival comes to the town. Kenilworth Food Festival will run from 10am to 4pm om the day, with more than 50 sellers of food and drink lining Warwick Road for pe

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Car fire on M40 near Gaydon causing delays

A car on fire on the southbound M40 near Gaydon is causing delays to drivers. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance on the southbound entry slip road at junction 12 of the M40. One lane is currently blocked.

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Warwick folk club appealing for help in finding new home

A Warwick music club that has been running for around 45 years is appealing for help in finding a new home so 
members can save their club. The Warwick Folk Club has used many different venues in the town over the years but for the last ten years they ha

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth man jailed after attacking man with vacuum cleaner tube

A Kenilworth man who left his victim needing nine stitches in a wound to his head after attacking him with the tube from a vacuum cleaner has been jailed. Neil Wake, 45, of School Lane, had denied wounding his victim with intent to cause him grievous bod

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed. A shocking 43 per cent of kids aged between five and 12 are no longer getting their recommended 60 minutes of physic

17 July 2017 in Regional West
 
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