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First female ‘master’ employed at historic Warwick building in 445 years

An historic building in Warwick has appointed its first female ‘master’ in it’s 445-year history. Heidi Meyer has assumed the role at the Lord Leycester Hospital, which since the time of Elizabeth I has only been filled by male clergymen and retired mili

today, 13:42 in Regional West
 

New A46 link road at Stoneleigh to ease HS2 traffic formally approved

A new ‘link road’ off the A46 at Stoneleigh which could help ease traffic during HS2’s construction has been formally approved by Warwickshire County Council. The road’s construction will be separated into three phases over the next 10 years. The council

today, 12:38 in Regional West
 

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads. Liz Truss MP said the Johnston Press Drive for Justice campaign worked ‘tirelessly’ for victims’ families. It comes just days after the Ministry

today, 11:32 in Regional West
 

Leamington mechanics were quick to recognise the problem when customer suffered a stroke

Quick-thinking and caring mechanics at a Leamington garage helped an elderly customer after she suffered a stroke while she was at home on her own. Margaret Cotton, 85, who lives in Lilington, had called the Crescent Garage in Rugby Road, Milverton, last

today, 10:39 in Regional West
 

Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed. Watchdogs laid bare the scale of the issue they described as the most serious form of c

today, 10:39 in Regional West
 

Warwickshire Conservatives’ cuts plan would keep firefighters in jobs but hundreds of council staff would...

Plans made by Warwickshire County Council’s Conservative Group in the face of large budget cuts could mean that Firefighters will keep their jobs and more social workers will be employed. But this will come at a cost to the taxpayer and would also mean t

today, 09:25 in Regional West
 

Warwick town centre plan could get go ahead today

Plans to change Warwick town centre could get the go ahead today. A working group has been developing the proposals to transform the traffic flow in the town centre for the last three years. The proposals include; a 20mph zone for the town centre, wider

yesterday, 17:21 in Regional West
 

County’s homeless getting more support

More support is being 
provided to help get people 
off the streets. Warwickshire P3, a charity that offers services for people at a time and in a way that they need it, was awarded the contract to deliver outreach services to rough sleepers across the c

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional West
 

Enjoy Stories with Santa at Warwick Castle

Young visitors to Warwick Castle can settle in for all new stories with Santa included in the price of entry over the Christmas period. This heart warming festive attraction takes Children on a magical twenty-minute journey through three fully immersive

yesterday, 13:09 in Regional West
 

Wellesbourne Airfield demolition plans ignite anger

Wellesbourne Airfield could still be demolished despite a plan to build 1,500 homes on the site being refused. The airfield’s owners, the Littler family, wish to go ahead with demolition even though this goes against Stratford District Council’s Core Str

yesterday, 12:32 in Regional West
 

Rio’s a ‘boil on the backside’ of town, says councillor before approving its demolition

Rio’s nightclub in Bedford Street was described as “a boil on the backside of Leamington” by a district councillor at a planning meeting yesterday (Tuesday December 6) before its demolition was approved. Cllr Terry Morris (Con, Saltisford) made the comme

yesterday, 12:32 in Regional West
 

Reviewing the situation: Oliver! at the Loft Theatre in Leamington

Loft Theatre, Leamington
Until Saturday December 17
Tickets: 800360 Showing ambition without overreaching is obviously one the biggest challenges for a theatre company of the size of the Loft when staging famous and much-loved musicals such as Oliver! In

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional West
 

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional West
 

£10 million Talisman development approved despite no support from Kenilworth’s councillors

Over 100 student apartments and five new shops are coming to Talisman in a divisive £10 million plan after councillors gave developers the go-ahead. Warwick District Council’s planning committee voted to approve the plans on Tuesday December 6 by seven v

yesterday, 10:56 in Regional West
 

Rise in vehicle crime across Warwickshire leads to police operation launch

Warwickshire Police have launched a campaign to reduce vehicle crime after recording a significant rise across the county. Between September 30 and November 2 there were 535 recorded incidents of theft of motor vehicles, theft from motor vehicles and veh

Wednesday, 16:48 in Regional West
 
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