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Men suffer serious burns as van fuel tank explodes

Men suffer serious burns as van fuel tank explodes

TWO men were rushed to hospital after suffering serious flash burns after the fuel tank of a van exploded in Shipston. A volunteer community first responder (CFR) treated two men in Gerrards Road shortly after 8pm on Thursday. A West Midlands Ambulance S

today, 12:17 in Regional West
 
Rocketman from Leamington leads the way in space travel

Rocketman from Leamington leads the way in space travel

‘IT’S not rocket science’, as the saying goes, as to where those in the highly respected profession get their inspiration from – as Alan Bond revealed upon receiving an honorary degree at the University of Warwick. One of the UK’s leading rocket scientis

yesterday, 19:13 in Regional West
 
Stoneleigh physiotherapist supporting Team GB at World Games

Stoneleigh physiotherapist supporting Team GB at World Games

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST based at Stoneleigh Park is supporting Team GB at the World Games. Louise Curley, who runs Rejuven8 Physiotherapy Clinic, has travelled with the gymnastics team as the their physiotherapist for the Games in Poland. The World Games take

yesterday, 18:32 in Regional West
 
Council open wallet in bid to stop illegal traveller camps

Council open wallet in bid to stop illegal traveller camps

COUNCIL chiefs are spending £170,000 in a bid to stop travellers illegally setting up camp in the district. Warwick District Council is heightening security at many of its car-parks, parks and open space in an effort to prevent unauthorised access by tra

yesterday, 16:04 in Regional West
 

'Huge steps' taken in Kenilworth Railway Station development

EXCITEMENT is growing in Kenilworth as ‘huge steps’ are taken towards the completion of its new £12million railway station. Earlier this month a ‘major milestone’ was reached with the installation of the new footbridge and lift shafts.. The work included

yesterday, 14:29 in Regional West
 

Motorcyclists take to the saddle in memory of fallen soldier

MOTORCYCLISTS took to the saddle in memory of fallen soldier Conrad Lewis. Some 200 bikers set off on ‘Conrad’s Ride’ from Ragley Hall to the Old Leamingtonians RFC in Leamington via Warwick Castle. The paratrooper – who enjoyed both rugby and motorcycli

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional West
 
Council to crack down on-fly tippers

Council to crack down on-fly tippers

WARWICK District Council is teaming-up to tackle fly-tipping. Council chiefs have agreed to work with Rugby Borough Council’s enforcement team to start investigating and prosecuting fly-tippers. The suggested plan would see Warwick collect evidence and p

yesterday, 12:39 in Regional West
 
Peter Kay dances his way to Coventry

Peter Kay dances his way to Coventry

PETER Kay will be dancing his way to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in the new year. The comedian will bring his charity dance-a-thon Dance For Life to the Ericsson Indoor Arena on January 26 and 27. All profits from the three hour shows will go to Cancer Resear

yesterday, 10:39 in Regional West
 
Wigley shines as Leamington edge away from danger

Wigley shines as Leamington edge away from danger

JON WIGLEY produced a man-of-the-match performance to help Leamington Firsts claim a vital winning draw against relegation rivals Wellington. Wigley hit 51 with the bat and then took five wickets with the ball as Leamington moved 15 points ahead of their

yesterday, 10:17 in Sport
 
Employment tribunal claimant fee scrap welcomed by Blythe Liggins

Employment tribunal claimant fee scrap welcomed by Blythe Liggins

AN EMPLOYMENT  lawyer has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap fees for claimants at employment tribunals. Richard Moon, head of employment law at Blythe Liggins Solicitors in Leamington, said the government would now have to repay up to £32 mi

yesterday, 10:10 in Regional West
 
Tributes paid to long-serving Leamington teacher

Tributes paid to long-serving Leamington teacher

TRIBUTES were paid to a long-serving teacher at Kingsley School in Leamington. Assistant headteacher Rebecca Dyson – whose school-life began as a history teacher – is leaving after 36 years of service. Ms Dyson was honoured in a surprise assembly, which

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional West
 
Fundraisers to take giant leap of faith for charity

Fundraisers to take giant leap of faith for charity

DARE-DEVIL fundraisers will be taking a giant leap of faith when they complete a charity skydive. The six-strong team are raising funds for different charities – the MS Society, Alzheimer’s Society and Joey’s Legacy Boxer Rescue – as well as Heart of Eng

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional West
 
All paws on deck for new Pump Rooms attraction

All paws on deck for new Pump Rooms attraction

FAMILIES visiting Leamington Art Gallery & Museum will encounter an unusual tour guide this summer. Boss Cat, a one-eyed kitty who lived in the Pump Rooms many moons ago, will be on hand to lead young visitors around the museum in a new audio...

yesterday, 09:11 in Regional West
 
Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail

Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail

A TAXI driver from Leamington who grabbed a woman between her legs when she got out of his cab following a row about the fare has been warned to expect an immediate prison sentence. Balvinder Singh had denied sexually assaulting the woman after driving h

yesterday, 08:57 in Regional West
 

The First Kenilworth Food Festival proves mouth-watering success

THE FIRST Kenilworth Food Festival proved a mouth-watering success. Thousands of food-lovers descended on the town on Sunday where more than 50 food, drink and produce stalls filled Warwick Road, offering everything from hot dogs and burritos, to macaroo

yesterday, 08:57 in Regional West
 
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