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Wildlife-loving youngster helping endangered rhinos in South Africa

Wildlife-loving youngster helping endangered rhinos in South Africa

A WILDLIFE-loving youngster has been helping endangered rhinos in South Africa. Imogen Biggs, a pupil at Leamington’s Kingsley School, took a trip to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre after raising £120 to help endangered and orphaned rhinos. The

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional West
 
Flood summit will look at ways of holding back waters in Warwickshire

Flood summit will look at ways of holding back waters in Warwickshire

A FLOOD summit will be looking at ways of holding back the waters in Warwickshire. The free to attend ‘Warwickshire Flood Strategy – is it working? event will be offering information and advice at Stratford Artshouse on April 1, from 10am to 4.30pm. The

yesterday, 16:01 in Regional West
 

10K reward offered for information on stolen 'irreplaceable jewellery'

A REWARD of up to £10,000 is being offered for the recovery of ‘irreplaceable items’ stolen during a burglary near Kenilworth. A gold wedding ring, diamond engagement ring, and a rare ladies watch were among the haul taken from a home in on Red Lane in B

yesterday, 16:01 in Regional West
 
Giant eight foot bear is guarding Warwick Castle's Bear Tower

Giant eight foot bear is guarding Warwick Castle's Bear Tower

A GIANT eight foot bear is guarding Warwick Castle’s aptly named Bear Tower. The sculpture has been erected ahead of Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair in May and is the creation of weaving artist Juliette Hamilton. The piece which took her one month to mak

yesterday, 12:28 in Regional West
 
Police warning after a man called at Leamington house asking for money

Police warning after a man called at Leamington house asking for money

PEOPLE are being urged to be on guard after a man called at a Leamington house asking for money. The man, believed to be in his late 20s, called at a house on Princes Drive saying he needed money for a train ticket around 12.30pm on March 20. It is suspe

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional West
 

Speedway fans turned out in force to support Coventry Bees

DEDICATED speedway fans turned out in force to support our sister paper The Coventry Observer’s Save Our Bees campaign. On a day where brake-less bikes were scheduled to be speeding around the popular motorsport venue for the annual Bees press and practi

yesterday, 08:14 in Regional West
 
Peachicks growing up quick at castle

Peachicks growing up quick at castle

THE PEACHICKS at Warwick castle are growing up fast. The youngsters, born last July, are getting used to their historic surroundings, and the many visitors the castle attracts. Michael and Lynn Sargent are annual pass holders and regular visitors and hav

Sunday, 16:09 in Regional West
 
Wellesbourne villagers get active at new centre

Wellesbourne villagers get active at new centre

ACTIVE villagers in Wellesbourne have been making the most of their new sports centre. The Wellesbourne Sports and Community Centre already has 200 members signed up to its gym and residents will soon see two multi-use games areas and two tennis courts b

Sunday, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Operator found for leisure centres

Operator found for leisure centres

A FIRM has been appointed to manage and operate district council-run leisure centres over the next ten years. Sports and Leisure Management Ltd (SLM), which trade as Everyone Active, will take over the management of the newly refurbished Newbold Comyn an

Sunday, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Chefs cooked up a storm for the Rotary District Young Chef competition

Chefs cooked up a storm for the Rotary District Young Chef competition

BUDDING chefs cooked up a storm in the final of The Rotary District Young Chef competition. Thirteen year-olds Abigail and Emily, from Southam College, took top spot with a winning three course meal and table dressed to impress at Rugby College. Prizes w

Saturday, 18:02 in Regional West
 

Model rail fans made tracks to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

MODEL rail fans made tracks to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. The Midlands Garden Rail Show attracted railway buffs young and old from across the country. The exhibition – regarded as one of the leading garden railway exhibitions in the UK – featured 13

Saturday, 16:00 in Regional West
 
Staff force emergency meeting at University of Warwick in jobs row

Staff force emergency meeting at University of Warwick in jobs row

STAFF at the University of Warwick have forced an emergency meeting of academics over concerns that the university is seeking to rip up the rule book surrounding academic freedom and employment rights. The University and College Union (UCU) on Monday tri

Saturday, 08:02 in Regional West
 
Keen cook scoops scholarship

Keen cook scoops scholarship

SOME of Rachel Carroll’s fondest memories are of helping her grandmother baking. And her continuing passion for food has earned her a scholarship at Harper Adams University in Shropshire where she studies Food and Consumer Studies. The 21 year-old from W

Friday, 16:05 in Regional West
 
Business leaders vow to 'make Brexit work'

Business leaders vow to 'make Brexit work'

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have vowed to ‘make Brexit work’ despite fears as Brexit gets underway. The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce launched a Brexit Club to prepare companies for the UK’s exit which will formally begi

Friday, 14:23 in Regional West
 

Leamington peace campaigner's first hand account of Westminster terror attack

A DEDICATED peace campaigner from Leamington narrowly missed being caught up in the Westminster terror attack. Gian Clare, as chair of the Warwick District United Nations Association, had been invited to a parliamentary meeting at the House of Parliament

Friday, 14:23 in Regional West
 
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