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Warwickshire County Council to invest £300,000 to tackle homelessness

Warwickshire County Council has announced that it will be investing £300,000 to help tackle homelessness in the county. The two-year programme will focus on those with mental health, drugs and/or alcohol problems. The council will work with district...

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional West
 

Shoppers in Leamington and Warwick encouraged to support ‘Fairtrade fortnight’

Shoppers in Leamington and Warwick are being encouraged shop Fairtrade. The Midcounties Co-operative, which has stores in Cape Road in Warwick and on the Parade in Leamington, is encouraging shoppers to put Fairtrade in their food shop and will also...

yesterday, 08:16 in Regional West
 

Two days of ‘persistent snow’ forecast for Warwickshire with Met Office warning of potential power cuts and...

The Met Office have taken the rare step of issuing a snow warning for Warwickshire for two days in a row. The Met Office is forecasting “persistent snow showers on from 4pm on Monday and throughout Tuesday. A Met Office spokesman said: “Snow showers...

Friday, 16:27 in Regional West
 

MP calls for more funding for Warwickshire's mental health services after five-year decline

Warwick and Leamington’s MP has called for more government support for mental health services in Warwickshire after new figures showed a five-year decline in funding. Labour MP Matt Western raised his concerns after news broke that Coventry and...

Friday, 14:39 in Regional West
 

How next week’s cold weather could affect your mobile phone

Bitterly cold weather is on the way in the coming days and the Met Office has issued a warning to mobile phone users. The weather service has this morning issued a Yellow Warning for snow for much of the country and the wintry blast could affect your...

Friday, 12:11 in Regional West
 

REGIONAL: Family ‘distraught’ as brothers, aged two and six, killed in hit and run

A two-year-old boy and his six-year-old brother were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Coventry yesterday (Thursday). Police are continuing to investigate how the two young brothers died in a non-stop collision. The boys, aged two and six, were with...

Friday, 12:04 in Regional West
 

Tree removal works to take place in Warwick as part of road improvement scheme

Tree removal and other works will be taking place over the next few weeks as part of a road improvement scheme in Warwick. Between the end of February and early March, tree removal, vegetation clearance and pruning will be taking place to facilitate...

Friday, 11:45 in Regional West
 

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Central England Co-op has today announced that it is putting in place an age limit for sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels. From March 1, customers who buy energy drinks that contain 150mg or more caffeine per litre will be asked to prove...

Friday, 10:57 in Regional West
 

Plans for more than 200 homes in Warwick recommended for approval

Plans that would see 250 homes built in Warwick have been recommended for approval. The developer, William Davis Limited and Hallam Land Management Limited, has resubmitted plans for a third time, now for up to 250 homes on the site south of Gallows...

Friday, 10:40 in Regional West
 

Calls for police boss to address crime concerns in Kenillworth after PCSO leaves town

Kenilworth Town Council has called on Warwickshire Police's Chief Constable to address concerns over crime levels in the town after a PCSO left the town's force. At a town council meeting yesterday (Thursday February 22), Cllr Dave Shilton (Con, Park...

Friday, 10:40 in Regional West
 

New scheme to help reduce plastic wate could be coming to Leamington

A scheme to reduce plastic waste could be coming to Leamington. Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western has joined forces with BID Leamington to promote an idea that has already gained traction in other parts of the country. The ‘Refill’ scheme...

Friday, 09:53 in Regional West
 

Warwick jewellery shop owner overwhelmed by community’s support after robbery

A jewellery shop owner in Warwick has been overwhelmed by the amount of continued support he has received after his shop was robbed in January. On January 16 Hamlington’s Fine Jewellery, which is in Market Place, was targeted by three masked men, one...

Friday, 09:35 in Regional West
 

Corby Glen seeks bigger council

The village of Corby Glen is growing so much, its parish council wants to make itself bigger. At present, Corby Glen Parish Council has seven members, but there are plans to make it nine. Now, the parish council has asked South Kesteven District...

Thursday, 17:16 in Regional West
 

Have your say on council and police services at Leamington community meeting

Residents are being invited to air their views on council and police services in north Leamington at an open meeting taking place next Thursday, March 1. The meeting, at Lillington Communty Centre in Mason Avenue, starts at 6.30pm, although people can...

Thursday, 16:38 in Regional West
 

Council Tax for residents in Warwick District set to rise

Council tax for residents in the Warwick district is set to rise in April. Warwick District Council’s budget for 2018/19 was approved at the Full Council meeting held yesterday (Wednesday February 21). Councillors also agreed to a £5 rise in the...

Thursday, 16:21 in Regional West
 
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