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Schoolchildren put down their pens for a day training as warrior Vikings

Schoolchildren put down their pens for a day training as warrior Vikings

VICIOUS vikings recently invaded a Kenilworth school. Youngsters at Crackley Hall left modern day Britain behind for the world of Norsemen. Children and staff came to school in viking costumes, took viking names and spent the whole day finding out about

today, 16:14 in Regional West
 
Patient raises money for unit where he receives cancer treatment

Patient raises money for unit where he receives cancer treatment

A GRATEFUL patient has raised more than £800 to say thank you for for his recent cancer care. Keith Chadwick held a night of comedy and music in aid of the Aylesford Unit at Warwick Hospital. The 57 year-old said: “While waiting for my regular clinic app

today, 12:03 in Regional West
 
Police launch urgent appeal to trace missing 16 year-old boy

Police launch urgent appeal to trace missing 16 year-old boy

POLICE have launched an urgent appeal to trace a missing 16-year-old boy from Kenilworth. Jamie Sidwell has not been seen since he left his home in Raglan Grove on Thursday (25 May) at around 11.30pm He is described as  5ft 11ins tall, of a slim build wi

yesterday, 19:11 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire Pride's Got Talent set to be 'bigger and better than ever'

Warwickshire Pride's Got Talent set to be 'bigger and better than ever'

ORGANISERS of this year’s Warwickshire Pride’s Got Talent say this year’s contest will be bigger and better than ever. The talent competition will see performers show off their skills in front of a panel of judges – including drag queen Sassi Afrika – an

yesterday, 18:01 in Regional West
 
Chance to discover more about how your fruit and veg is grown

Chance to discover more about how your fruit and veg is grown

HEALTHY eaters are being invited to see exactly how their fruit and veg is grown. Canalside Community Food is welcoming people to explore its vegetable and fruit growing fields on Open Farm Sunday on June 11. The project , based near Radford Semele, grow

yesterday, 16:18 in Regional West
 
Higher police presence in Warwickshire over bank holiday weekend

Higher police presence in Warwickshire over bank holiday weekend

PEOPLE out and about in Warwickshire over the bank holiday weekend an expect to see more police. The higher visible police presence follows the Manchester terror attack which resulted in Prime Minster Teresa May raise the terror threat alert to ‘critical

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire secures wheely big world record

Warwickshire secures wheely big world record

WARWICKSHIRE now holds a wheely big world record. Pupils and staff at Kenilworth School were joined by staff from Warwickshire County Council to create the “Largest Human Image of a Bicycle” ever seen. The Guinness World Records attempt at Kenilworth Sch

yesterday, 10:39 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire tourism given cash boost

Warwickshire tourism given cash boost

TOURISM in Warwickshire is being given a boost. A new £500k grant fund to help support and grow the tourism sector across the county has been launched. The funding is aimed at landowners, rural communities, charities and public bodies in the Coventry and

yesterday, 09:06 in Regional West
 
Budding carpenter 'honoured' after scooping job in Kenilworth Castle grounds

Budding carpenter 'honoured' after scooping job in Kenilworth Castle grounds

A BUDDING carpenter is carving a name for himself after being chosen to recreate a new ‘mayor’s bench.’ The old bench at Kenilworth Castle, which features plaques with names of all the town’s mayor’s, is being replaced after many years in the castle grou

yesterday, 08:05 in Regional West
 
Volunteer celebrates British Empire Medal honour at Buckingham Palace

Volunteer celebrates British Empire Medal honour at Buckingham Palace

A DEVOTED volunteer has been celebrating a royal honour at Buckingham Palace. Margaret Kite from Kenilworth was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of more than two decades of charity collecting. And the 85 year-o

Friday, 16:26 in Regional West
 
Tourist attractions step up security following Manchester attack

Tourist attractions step up security following Manchester attack

SECURITY measures have been stepped up at tourist attractions in the area following the Manchester terror attack. Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country’s national security state to critical – the highest state of alert – following Monday’s attack

Friday, 14:10 in Regional West
 
Residents hit by same computer virus used to attack NHS

Residents hit by same computer virus used to attack NHS

POLICE are warning internet users to be vigilant after receiving reports of victims handing over money to ‘tech support’ scammers. Scammers claiming to be from Microsoft have been using the same ‘ransomware’ virus that recently caused chaos for hospitals

Friday, 12:06 in Regional West
 
Two Castles preparations well-underway

Two Castles preparations well-underway

PREPARATIONS for the 4,000-strong annual Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth are well under way. The event, which is organised by Kenilworth Rotary Club and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club and raises around £100,000 for charity each...

Friday, 11:56 in Regional West
 
Appeal for organ donors as countdown to World Transplant Games begins

Appeal for organ donors as countdown to World Transplant Games begins

TRANSPLANT athlete Simon Perkin is aiming to inspire people to sign-up to donate their organs. The Warwick resident will be taking to the track as part of Team GB at this year’s World Transplant Games in Malaga. He is one of 200 GB athletes taking part.

Friday, 11:23 in Regional West
 
Former castle owner and motor pioneer subject of new Kenilworth exhibition

Former castle owner and motor pioneer subject of new Kenilworth exhibition

MOTORING pioneer John Siddeley is the focus of a new exhibition at Kenilworth Castle – which he once owned. ‘Speed and Power: John Siddeley, Pioneer of the Motor Age’ celebrates the life and career of John Davenport Siddeley, 1st Baron Kenilworth, the fo

Friday, 08:45 in Regional West
 
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