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Air Ambulance clocks up 30,000 rescue missions

Air Ambulance clocks up 30,000 rescue missions

A LIFE-saving charity has clocked up 30,000 helicopter rescue missions. The Air Ambulance Service has reached the milestone having stayed airborne for 15 years. The charity operates two emergency helicopters – the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air...

today, 17:02 in Regional West
 
Sea Scouts receive cash boost thanks to choir

Sea Scouts receive cash boost thanks to choir

SEA Scouts have received a cash boost thanks to a Warwick-based choir. Village Voices’ Christmas concert, which was supported by Stagecoach Choir, raised some £1,250 for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts. Money came from ticket sales, donations and a...

today, 12:01 in Regional West
 
Holy Trinity Church hopes to secure lottery cash for repairs

Holy Trinity Church hopes to secure lottery cash for repairs

A CHURCH in Leamington is hoping to secure lottery cash to carry out major repairs. Holy Trinity Church is preparing a bid for £205,900 for repairs to the roof and the structure of the Grade II listed Beauchamp Avenue church. The Victorian church...

today, 07:34 in Regional West
 
Appeal lodged to turn charity HQ into flats

Appeal lodged to turn charity HQ into flats

AN APPEAL has been lodged following a failed application to build flats on the site of a former charity headquarters. Leamington Spa Developments hoped to turn the former Life Headquarters on Mill Street into 11 two and three-bedroom flats. But...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional West
 
Old Leamingtonians Ladies beaten at home by Buckingham Swans

Old Leamingtonians Ladies beaten at home by Buckingham Swans

OLD Leamingtonians Ladies suffered a disappointing 36-17 defeat on home soil to Women’s Championship Midlands Two high-fliers Buckingham Swans on Sunday. Swans kicked off to start the game, with OLs receiving the ball and going on a formidable...

yesterday, 15:58 in Sport
 
Warwick Fourths six points clear after Harborne stalemate

Warwick Fourths six points clear after Harborne stalemate

WARWICK Men’s 4s sit six points of Central League West Midlands Premier Division leaders Olton & West Warwick following a disappointing 1-1 home draw with Harborne 5s. Mike Edwards was in goal and yet again put in a good performance which was...

yesterday, 13:15 in Sport
 
Leamington society say debate should be held into future of Newbold Comyn

Leamington society say debate should be held into future of Newbold Comyn

A PUBLIC debate should be held on the future of Newbold Comyn in Leamington. That is the view of the Leamington Society in the wake of Warwick District Council’s decision to severe ties with management company Mack Golf after it withdrew from its...

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional West
 
Excitement as new Wildmoor Spa season nears

Excitement as new Wildmoor Spa season nears

A NEAR record entry of 47 teams is expected at the AGM of the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League. It also announced a takeover of the second year of a renewed three-year deal which was made in 2017 with original owner Anthony Bird. This has been honoured for...

yesterday, 11:32 in Sport
 
Determined Claverdon get back on track

Determined Claverdon get back on track

CLAVERDON picked up just their second Midlands Four West (South) victory of 2018 with a 33-20 home win over Burbage. The first 20 minutes was all Burbage as Claverdon could not get a hold of the ball. And the visitors drew first blood with a kick...

yesterday, 09:49 in Sport
 
Sensory therapy being offered in Leamington

Sensory therapy being offered in Leamington

SENSORY therapy is being offered to people with physical and learning disabilities in Leamington. Sensory Place – operated and launched by charity Heart of England Mencap in 2017 – is usually for the sole use of its members. But now the service at...

yesterday, 07:38 in Regional West
 
Narrow win is boost for Brakes

Narrow win is boost for Brakes

BRAKES boss Paul Holleran was pleased with the way his team responded to a disappointing run of results with a 1-0 victory over Boston United to boost their National League North survival hopes. Ahmed Obeng’s 53rd minute strike ultimately proved to be...

yesterday, 07:06 in Sport
 
Fun in store for all the family at Warwick Races

Fun in store for all the family at Warwick Races

WITH entry to the main enclosure reduced to just £5 for adults and children admitted free, Warwick’s Budbroke Chase Family Fun Day on Friday is very much aimed at those looking for entertainment during the half-term holiday, writes David Hucker....

Friday, 19:20 in Sport
 
Harbury back on the winning trail

Harbury back on the winning trail

HARBURY picked up their first Midlands Four West (South) victory since the beginning of November with a 28-12 home success over basement boys Tenbury. Harbury started positively and moved the ball quickly along the back line and excellent following by...

Friday, 17:37 in Sport
 
Angry parents say special needs school mislead them over GCSEs

Angry parents say special needs school mislead them over GCSEs

ANGRY parents claim they were wrongly told their children could sit GCSEs. The Observer recently highlighted the plight of 13-year-old Charlie Medcalf who attends Round Oak School in Warwick and who was left devastated after being told the school did...

Friday, 17:01 in Regional West
 
Late heartbreak for Kenilworth at Barkers Butts

Late heartbreak for Kenilworth at Barkers Butts

KENILWORTH suffered a heart-breaking 46-41 defeat on Saturday with Barkers’ Butts scoring an injury time try to give them victory in a Midlands One West thriller at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone. In match which saw the lead change hands on...

Friday, 15:04 in Sport
 
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