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Royal choir to perform in Warwick

Royal choir to perform in Warwick

A ROYAL choir is set to perform a one-off festive concert in Warwick to raise money for charity. The Gentlemen from the Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace will be performing a Christmas charity concert in aid of Rufus’ Friends’...

38 min. ago in Regional West
 
Warwick get the better of eight-goal Staffordshire thriller

Warwick get the better of eight-goal Staffordshire thriller

HOCKEY: WARWICK returned from a trip to Staffordshire with a win in the bag after getting the better of an eight-goal contest. The county town side were helped when a reverse stick shot helped Warwick take an uncharacteristic lead against North...

today, 15:36 in Sport
 
New and improved play for children in Whitnash

New and improved play for children in Whitnash

NEW play equipment is set to brighten the days of children in Whitnash. Whitnash Town Council pumped a whopping £100,000 worth of play equipment into a play area at Washbourne Field. And Mayor Coun Tony Heath officially announced the area ready for...

today, 14:01 in Regional West
 
£13m for road safety along HS2 in West Midlands

£13m for road safety along HS2 in West Midlands

GOVERNMENT funding for road safety in Solihull and the West Midlands along the HS2 route has been announced today. An extra £30 million for improvements for cyclists and motorists along phase one of the planned HS2 route has been awarded as part of...

today, 13:46 in Regional West
 
Future looks bright for Leamington ABC

Future looks bright for Leamington ABC

BOXING: LEAMINGTON boxing club were well represented at the weekend as both Rhys Anderson and Chanon James earned wins. Boxing Ryan Hickey of Heart of England ABC, Anderson’s fight was stopped in the second round. A series of hard-hitting body shots,...

today, 12:51 in Sport
 
Masterson piles praise on youthful Bears side

Masterson piles praise on youthful Bears side

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: BEARS coach Tom Masterson heaped praise on his side as they came away from Swindon with a convincing First Division South win to continue their winning groove. Boosted by the news that youngster Aaron Grant had been selected for...

today, 12:51 in Sport
 
Blue skies greet Striders for Cotswolds half marathon

Blue skies greet Striders for Cotswolds half marathon

RUNNING: BLUE skies greeted Spa Striders on Sunday morning as 14 athletes faced Broadway’s half or full marathon. Hosted in near perfect conditions, rain from the previous day made conditions extremely heavy. In the Marathon, Bethan Gwynn (4:11:04)...

today, 10:18 in Sport
 
Guide Dogs to hold double festive fundraiser this weekend

Guide Dogs to hold double festive fundraiser this weekend

GUIDE Dogs hold a double festive fundraiser this weekend. A Chrismas market takes place at the National Breeding Centre on Banbury Road on Saturday (November 25). There will be Gifts, raffles, refreshments and a chance to meet the dogs from 11am to...

today, 10:09 in Regional West
 
Thieves attempt to ram-raid cash machine with stolen JCB

Thieves attempt to ram-raid cash machine with stolen JCB

THIEVES who attempted to ram-raid a cash machine with a stolen JCB are being hunted by police. The yellow JCB, taken from the Long Itchington area, was driven into the Co-op building on  Church Road at around 11pm on Wednesday (November 22) in an...

today, 09:27 in Regional West
 
Teacher who had sex with pupil acted in 'immoral' manner but actions not illegal rules judge

Teacher who had sex with pupil acted in 'immoral' manner but actions not illegal rules judge

A WARWICK School teacher behaved in an ‘immoral and shabby’ manner in having sex with a 17-year-old schoolgirl – but his actions were not illegal, a judge has ruled. Bryan Schalch, of Chestnut Grove, Moreton Morrell, had pleaded not guilty at Warwick...

today, 08:18 in Regional West
 

Leamington photojournalist highlights plight of animals affected by palm oil production

AN INTREPID photojournalist from Leamington has highlighted the plight of animals whose homes are torn down for palm oil. Aaron Gekoski’s photo, Palm Oil Survivors – taken in Borneo – recently bagged a Wildlife Photojournalist award. Aaron captured...

today, 07:43 in Regional West
 

Guide Dog helps owner travel 100 miles to work each day

A GUIDE dog who changed his owner’s life helps her travel 100 miles each day to work for the charity. Nicola Harvey and guide dog Dollar leave their home in Leicester at 6am each morning to reach the Leamington centre. Together they take three trains,...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional West
 
Science extravaganza promised at Christmas university lectures

Science extravaganza promised at Christmas university lectures

EXPLODING ping pong balls and plenty of fireworks are among the spectacles promised at this year’s Christmas Lectures at Warwick University. The first lecture of the annual science extravaganza – entitled Pop, Fizz, Bang – will be packed with live...

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional West
 
Council tenant prosecuted for illegally subletting home

Council tenant prosecuted for illegally subletting home

COUNCIL tenants in Warwick district face losing their home if they illegally rent it out. The stark warning follows the prosecution of former tenant Mark Skinner after he sublet his Princes Street property in Leamington when he moved out in 2014 –...

yesterday, 10:32 in Regional West
 
Three charged amid investigation into kidnap and indecent assault of teenage girl in 1990s

Three charged amid investigation into kidnap and indecent assault of teenage girl in 1990s

THREE people have been charged amid an investigation into the kidnap and indecent assault of a teenage girl in the 1990s. Helen Thompson, 43, of Morris Close, Rugby, has been charged with the kidnap of the girl in Rugby in 1998. Raymond Nathaniel...

yesterday, 10:04 in Regional West
 
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