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Leamington man on the home stretch for his 56 challenges

A fundraiser from Leamington is on the home stretch for his 56 challenges to help raise awareness for the homeless. Steve Atherton, who now lives in Warwick, is taking on the challenges for the year that he is 56. He is hoping that by taking on the...

yesterday, 08:59 in Regional West
 

Now or Never campaign launches 2 Minute Litter Pick boards in Leamington

Clean Up Britain’s Now or Never campaign has brought two 2 Minute Litter Pick boards to Leamington having seen them inspire people on beaches around the country. The boards were first created for use on the coast, and have resulted in people around...

Friday, 17:54 in Regional West
 

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Devastation left behind by travellers at children's football club in Southam

The team at the Southam United Football Club have been left devastated after finding the mess left behind on their site by travellers. Earlier this week travellers gained access to Southam United FC. After the travellers left the site on Wednesday...

Friday, 17:20 in Regional West
 

Community rallying to help children's football club in Southam after devastation caused by travellers

The community is rallying together to help a children's football club in Southam after a trail of destruction was left by travellers. Earlier this week travellers gained access to Southam United FC. After the travellers left the site volunteers and...

Friday, 16:04 in Regional West
 

Inspirational film about Whitnash man’s cancer battle shows the power of community 
and amazing friendship

An inspirational documentary about the late Whitnash songwriter and journalist Matt Bates’s battle with cancer will be screened in Leamington. Matt, who worked for the Coventry Observer and Stratford Herald newspapers, died of Kidney cancer aged 27 in...

Friday, 16:04 in Regional West
 

Warwick’s first ‘Guy of Warwick Day’ this bank holiday

Warwick’s first ‘Guy of Warwick Day’ is set to take place over the bank holiday. The day is part of the first Warwick Festival, which runs from May 26 to May 28, and centres around the legend of ‘Guy of Warwick’. Theatre group the Slaughterhouse...

Friday, 13:22 in Regional West
 

Winners of this year's Worthies revealed at ceremony

The winners of this year’s Worthies, Kenilworth's unique awards, were revealed at a ceremony last night (Thursday May 24). The third edition of the awards, held at the Chesford Grange Hotel and organised by Kenilworth Chamber of Trade, celebrated the...

Friday, 13:22 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth School could get £1 million council loan to help planned move

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form may be given a loan of around £1 million by Warwick District Council to allow it to move to a new site. The school and sixth form, which are currently at Leyes Lane and Rouncil Lane respectively, plan to move to a...

Friday, 11:38 in Regional West
 

Stroke awareness event in Leamington will offer free blood pressure tests

The Stroke Association and Rotary International are joining forces to help raise awareness of one of the biggest risk factors for stroke - high blood pressure. They are inviting shoppers in Leamington to take a moment to have a simple free blood...

Friday, 11:16 in Regional West
 

Cafe at Warwick Hospital could stop selling sugary drinks

Volunteers running a coffee bar at Warwick Hospital are to be asked to stop selling sugary drinks. Guidelines laid out by NHS England say food outlets in hospitals should promote a healthy diet by making 70 per cent of drinks on offer sugar free. But...

Friday, 10:29 in Regional West
 

Campaign launched to help Smith Street in Warwick thrive

A Warwick café with the help of neighbouring traders has launched a campaign to increase awareness of the diverse range of independent businesses operating on Smith Street. The campaign known as #SeeYouOnSmithStreet is happening on both Instagram and...

Friday, 10:22 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth fundraiser airlifted to hospital after mountain fall

A fundraiser has expressed her thanks to the mountain helicopter crews and guides who rescued her when she fell down Snowdon on a charity event. Carol Pare, of Kenilworth, was taking on a charity climb for Young People First, which is based in...

Friday, 09:48 in Regional West
 

Body found during search for missing Radford Semele man

A body has been found as part of a search for a Radford Semele man who went missing last weekend. Matthew Ryan, 47, left his home in the afternoon Sunday May 20 after going to meet someone at the White Lion in Radford Semele. The body was discovered...

Friday, 08:28 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: Warwick Hospital's Birth and Babies Appeal calling for public's help

Warwick Hospital's Birth and Babies Appeal is calling for the public's help and support to fund a birth pool. The appeal is calling on the community’s support for their campaign to fund a birthing pool over a six-week period. The crowdfunding campaign...

Thursday, 16:57 in Regional West
 

Concerns over possible changes at Kenilworth children's centre in September

Concerns have been raised over possible changes to the services being provided from a children's centre in Kenilworth this September. Warwickshire County Council voted to close 25 children's centres across the county in November 2017 to save £1.12...

Thursday, 16:47 in Regional West
 
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