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Paralympian supporting Coventry rugby project

Paralympian supporting Coventry rugby project

A THREE-TIME Paralympian has thrown his support behind a project teaching Coventry and Warwickshire’s young people life values through the game of rugby. Former Great Britain wheelchair rugby player Mandip Sehmi, from Leamington, has been named as an amb

49 min. ago in Sport
 
Olney too strong for Kenilworth in cup contest

Olney too strong for Kenilworth in cup contest

Kenilworth 14 Olney 22 Midlands Intermediate Cup round one BUCKINGHAMSHIRE-based Olney proved too strong for Kenilworth as they ended the Glasshouse Lane side’s Intermediate Cup hopes in the first round on Saturday, writes Sophie Freestone. The last time

49 min. ago in Sport
 
Bonfire at Warwick Racecourse set to go with a bang

Bonfire at Warwick Racecourse set to go with a bang

A BONFIRE night with a difference is set to go with a bang at Warwick Racecourse. The event, organised by Warwick Lions and Warwick Rotary, is to be held on Saturday November 4. There will be two fireworks displays, a smaller one for children at 6pm and

today, 16:01 in Regional West
 

Classic cars to go under the hammer at Warwickshire firm's one-day auction

RARE and classic cars will go under the hammer at a Warwickshire firm’s biggest ever one-day auction on Saturday (September 23). Classic Car Auctions (CCA) will sell off 172 cars from the likes of Jaguar, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and Aston Martin – invitin

today, 16:01 in Regional West
 
TK Maxx opens this week

TK Maxx opens this week

TK Maxx is set to open in Leamington, creating more than 40 jobs in the town. The designer discount store will open on Thursday (September 21) in The Shires on Tachbrook Drive. The shop offers clothes, homeware, accessories and various other items.

today, 14:02 in Regional West
 
Charity launches project where users create items to sell

Charity launches project where users create items to sell

ADULTS with additional needs will have the chance to learn new skills while raising awareness of disability. Charity ILEAP has launched a ‘Skills for Life Marketability’ project in Kenilworth where disabled members of the community make shabby chic items

today, 14:02 in Regional West
 
Herd of cows rescued from canal in Leamington

Herd of cows rescued from canal in Leamington

A HERD of cows had to be rescued from the Grand Union Canal. Firefighters were called to Offchurch Lane in Leamington at around 3pm on Monday (September 18) where they found 12 cows marooned in the water. An inflatable walkway and boats had to be used to

today, 10:07 in Regional West
 

Blade amnesty launched amid rise in Warwickshire knife crime

KNIFE crime in Warwickshire has risen by nearly 30 per cent in Warwickshire in the last year, revealed police as they launched a month-long blade amnesty. There were 215 recorded knife crimes in the county from April 2016 to March 2017 – up from 168 in t

today, 10:07 in Regional West
 
Police helicopter and dogs called to burglary

Police helicopter and dogs called to burglary

POLICE used a stinger to pop the wheels of a car before arresting the driver for burglary. At around 5pm on Sunday (September 17) police were called to Cherington, near Shipston, where a villagers reported seeing a suspicious man. A police dog ran to a F

yesterday, 17:53 in Regional West
 
'Significant' rise in number of illegal traveller encampments

'Significant' rise in number of illegal traveller encampments

A ‘SIGNIFICANT’ increase in the number of unauthorised traveller encampments has led councillors to call for a permanent site. Parish, town and district councillors met at Leamington Town Hall to discuss the ‘pressing’ need for permanent and temporary gy

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional West
 
Southam College recognised for cultural values

Southam College recognised for cultural values

SOUTHAM College has been hailed for its cultural values and focus on global issues. The college received an ‘International Schools Award’ from education organisation the British Council. It recognised their dedication to multiculturism including activiti

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional West
 
Concerns raised about sharing healthcare information

Concerns raised about sharing healthcare information

CONCERNS have been raised about letters telling residents their health information will be shared. In recent months households have been told their data will be shared between health and social care organisations unless they opt out at their GP surgery.

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional West
 

Rugby woman spent 36 'horrific' hours huddled in bathroom as Hurricane Irma tore apart her Tortola home

A SURVIVOR of Hurricane Irma who moved from Rugby to Tortola just five months ago spent 36 ‘horrific’ hours huddled in a shower cubicle as her new home was torn apart around her. Lifelong Rugbeian Erin Breen, 31, is heading back to the UK after she and h

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional West
 
Compton Verney exhibition shines some light on interpretation

Compton Verney exhibition shines some light on interpretation

THIS little girl was captivated by the light on a visit to Compton Verney. The country house art gallery’s latest exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception explores how artists have exploited the ways in which we interpret what we see. Containing

yesterday, 08:16 in Regional West
 
Events planned to commemorate King James I's visit to Warwick

Events planned to commemorate King James I's visit to Warwick

REVELLERS can party like it’s 1617 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of King James I’s visit to Warwick. The three day event begins on Friday November 3 and marks the anniversary of the feast held by Sir Fulke Greville at Lord Leycester Hospital’s Gre

Sunday, 16:41 in Regional West
 
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