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Hundreds of jobs at risk in county council cuts

Hundreds of jobs could be lost at Warwickshire County Council as part of cuts which will affect some of the most vulnerable people across the area. The authority’s cabinet members are today (Thursday) voting on a new budget proposal to make savings from

yesterday, 17:49 in Regional West

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

yesterday, 14:32 in Regional West

Grant for cancer centre

A Rugby charity which supports people with cancer has been given a £1,000 grant. The money has been given to the Hummingbird Centre by the Heart of England Community Foundation as part of a slice of £136,190 given to groups and organisations in the Midla

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional West

“Gold” from Spandau Ballet star

Staff at Connells in Rugby walked away with gold at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards. At a gala ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Connells picked up Gold in the National Estate Agency of the Year category as part of parent co

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional West

Homelessness issue in Rugby laid bare in report

New statistics released by a charity show that Rugby has the fifth-highest number of homeless people in the entire West Midlands. Homelessness charity Shelter published a report last Thursday showing what it called the ‘shocking true scale’ of homelessne

yesterday, 08:24 in Regional West

Town’s park comes out on top at awards

A park in Rugby has been crowned the most improved Fields in Trust site across whole of the UK. Centenary Park, which is located on Parkfield Road, was shortlisted for the title alongside the King George V Playing Field in Barford, near Warwick. Work on

yesterday, 08:24 in Regional West

Rise in vehicle crime across Warwickshire leads to police operation launch

Warwickshire Police have launched a campaign to reduce vehicle crime after recording a significant rise across the county. Between September 30 and November 2 there were 535 recorded incidents of theft of motor vehicles, theft from motor vehicles and veh

Wednesday, 16:04 in Regional West

Fears over future of Warwickshire health services remain after STP plan is published

No hospitals across Coventry and Warwickshire will close and maternity and A&E services will remain in Rugby as part of plans to shape the future of health services across these areas. These are the words of Professor Andy Hardy - the man leading...

Wednesday, 12:49 in Regional West

Police to wear body-worn cameras

Police in Warwickshire will be wearing body-worn cameras as of next year. The new equipment comes as part of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe’s new police and crime plan to invest in technology modernisation. Police in Warwi

Wednesday, 12:11 in Regional West

Record year for Dunchurch

Dunchurch Festival Group has had a record year and donated £8,839 to village projects. The presentation took place in Dunchurch on Saturday. Michael Judge, who is on Dunchurch Festival Group committee, said: “This was a real bumper year for the group and

Wednesday, 11:42 in Regional West

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research. Although wealth is often regarded as the sign you have made it, seven in 10 UK adults reckon being content is the tr

Wednesday, 11:00 in Regional West


Students from Warwickshire College visited a care home in Rugby for a hair-raising stunt. They helped raise awareness of testicular cancer by shaving off moustaches grown by staff at Overslade House. Overslade House activities co-ordinator Jo Sawyer said

Wednesday, 11:00 in Regional West

Award creates a a buzz

Newbold’s Centenary Park has won a Bees’ Needs Award. The national award recognises parks and green spaces which have pollinator-friendly environments to support the needs of bees and any other pollinating insects. Centenary Park was created on the forme

Wednesday, 10:39 in Regional West

Miss Rugby stars in video

Miss Rugby stars in a charity music video for an internationally distributed Christmas single called “Our World”. Chloe Mann, who was a finalist in this year’s Miss England, is featured with fellow finalist Reho Parnell. The music video for the track was

Wednesday, 10:36 in Regional West

School’s new £1.4 million sports hall to open early

A Rugby school’s new £1.4 million sports hall looks set to open earlier than anticipated. Rugby High School, which has more than 800 pupils, celebrated gaining the large sum of government funding for their new sports hall in March. Before the school was

Wednesday, 06:59 in Regional West

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