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Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Having spent decades away from British sitcoms, veteran comedy performer John Cleese is returning to television for a starring role in new retirement comedy, Hold the Sunset. Cleese’s last major work on a British sitcom was back in 1979, when he wrote...

today, 06:21 in Regional West

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age. Because while it is often easy to forget, there was a time when even...

today, 06:21 in Regional West

Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base. The new black pizzas, which were launched earlier this week, promise a taste sensation as they celebrate the UK’s love of pizza whilst...

today, 06:21 in Regional West

Burglary reported in Burton Green yesterday

Burglars broke into a house in Burton Green yesterday (Thursday February 15). Between 1pm and 6.45pm , offenders broke into a home in Cromwell Lane, by smashing through the house's rear doors. Once inside the house, the offenders carried out an untidy...

Friday, 17:40 in Regional West

Top French chef will cook at Kenilworth restaurant in March

A French chef who runs one of the best restaurants in the world will be cooking at The Cross for two days in March. Jacques Marcon, head chef at the three Michelin-starred Régis et Jacques in France, will cook a six-course lunch for £75 on Thursday...

Friday, 16:09 in Regional West

Leamington man stole friend's car after drinking and crashed it into lamppost

A Leamington man took his friend's car after he had been drinking and crashed it into a lamppost, a court heard today (Friday February 16). Simon Wood, 21, of Southway, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking and failing to provide a sample during...

Friday, 15:40 in Regional West

Hampton Magna man avoids jail after having change of heart over using knife in fight

A Hampton Magna man who took a knife to a fight following a threat to his grandchildren, but later thought better of it, has avoided jail. Jason Clowsley, 49, of Slade Hill, had pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article at a previous hearing held...

Friday, 14:06 in Regional West

New Olympic-standard centre for gymnastics being built near Leamington

A new Olympic-standard centre for gymnasts is currently being built near Leamington. Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club’s (LWGC’s) new facility is close to Radford Semele, and has been designed to the exacting requirements of its British...

Friday, 09:13 in Regional West

Leamington woman taking a leap of faith for charity

Leamington businesswoman Samantha White is taking a leap of faith in May when she joins the ‘Skydive for Sight’ team. Samantha met Warwick fundraiser Debbie White (no relation) through work and was touched by her story of living with sight loss - so...

Friday, 09:13 in Regional West

Appeal for help in securing Warwick museum’s future

The trustees of a military museum in Warwick are appealing for help in keeping the museum alive for future generations. Last week The Courier ran a story online about the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (The Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Museum potentially...

Friday, 08:49 in Regional West

Another mammoth year of fundraising ahead for Warwick mum

A Warwick mum who has raised thousands for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Warwick Hospital will be continuing her fundraising with another year of events. Lucy Field, with the help of her close friend Nicki Scott, raised £10,000 for the hospital...

Friday, 08:49 in Regional West

Leamington GP warns against ignoring prostate cancer symptoms in light of new report

A Leamington GP is warning men not to ignore symptoms of prostate cancer following a report which revealed deaths from the disease have now overtaken breast cancer for the first time. Figures released by Prostate Cancer UK show that in 2015 there were...

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional West

Roadworks in Warwick set to finish on time

Improvement works to roads in Warwick town centre are on track to be completed as scheduled. The works, which started on January 8, have been taking place along Priory Road. A temporary road closure and traffic diversion was put in place to help...

Thursday, 15:04 in Regional West

Leamington Rotary Club is again offering inexpensive holidays to Blackpool

Leamington and Kenilworth Rotary Clubs are offering an inexpensive week at the seaside during July and August, These holidays to Blackpool are offered to anyone who would benefit from an affordable holiday and particularly older people. The holidays...

Thursday, 13:17 in Regional West

Helping Hands’ new cafe opens in Warwick

A charity that helps vulnerable and homeless people in the Warwick District has set up a new cafe. Helping Hands, which is based in Leamington, works with vulnerable and homeless people in the district by providing much-needed help through a soup...

Thursday, 12:12 in Regional West

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