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Police advise to be safe this Halloween

Warwickshire Police are advising people to have a safe Halloween this year, With the spooky holiday approaching fast the police are urging people who are going trick or treating or having a party to stay safe. They have advised that adults should always

today, 15:03 in Regional West

Boy band announced as special guests at 2016 Rugby Christmas lights switch-on

Popular boy band Union J will be the star guests at the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights this year. The festive extravaganza, which organisers say will be bigger and better than before, will take place in the town centre on Sunday, November 20

today, 13:38 in Regional West

Millions of Brits risking home security

Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found. One in five leave their doors unlocked all or most of the time on a typical day and 48 per cen

today, 12:21 in Regional West

Rugby company fined after employee’s hand was crushed

A COMPANY providing packaging for fruit and vegetables has been fined £40,000 after a prosecution brought by Rugby Borough Council. IFCO Systems UK, formerly of Cosford Lane, Rugby, where the accident happened, pleaded guilty to health and safety breache

today, 12:21 in Regional West

OAP sufferes head injuries after fall from bicycle in Rugby

An elderly woman has suffered potentially serious head injuries after falling from her bicycle in Rugby. The incident, which did not involve any vehicles, happened outside the Raglan Arms pub in Dunchurch Road, Rugby at just after noon yesterday. A param

today, 12:21 in Regional West

When do the clocks go back?

It’s almost that time - don’t get caught out. The lighter nights officially come to an end on Sunday October 30 when the clocks go back an hour, finally seeing off British Summer Time (BST). Greenwich Mean Time kicks at 2am, when the clocks go back to 1a

today, 12:21 in Regional West

New fivers put into the pot for Braunston boating charity

A Braunston-based charity has celebrated its 35th birthday by reliving the ‘first fiver’ donations which heralded its beginnings. But they did it by adopting the social media trend of donating their first new-look £5 note to charity. LNBP at Braunston, f

today, 10:04 in Regional West

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional West

Rugby Rotary Clubs join forces to tackle polio

The three Rotary Clubs in Rugby have joined forces to plant thousands of purple crocuses. For more than 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to helping eradicate polio across the world. The Purple4Polio campaign is designed to engage comm

yesterday, 14:56 in Regional West

CCTV image released of men who may have information on alleged theft in Rugby

Police have released a CCTV image of two men they are trying to locate and identify who may have vital information relating to an alleged theft from a vehicle which took place in Rugby. The incident is believed to have taken place in the Technology Drive

yesterday, 14:25 in Regional West

Finals for songstress Gracie

A singer from rugby has made it through to the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year 2016 Grand Final on Sunday. Gracie Falls is one of four femals selected to compete in the competition that recognises songwriting talent. The finalists have just been selec

yesterday, 14:02 in Regional West

Bilton unites against unnecessary housing plans

A packed protest meeting at Rugby High School last Tuesday evening heard a rousing speech against the town being bullied into unnecessary housing. More than 300 people attended the event staged by the Woodlands Residents Association which stressed the ne

yesterday, 11:59 in Regional West

House fire in Bilton

A house fire in Bilton during the early hours of the morning (Sunday October 23) kept fire crews occupied for over an hour and a half. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in Wolsey Road at around 1.05am, and started in a fuse box

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional West

One in five parents stressed out by half-term as extra costs hit £323

A fifth of parents have admitted that they find the half-term break stressful, with the additional costs the holiday brings being the source of much of the worry. With the week off fast approaching in England and Wales and already a distant memory for so

Sunday, 14:56 in Regional West

Migraine sufferers ‘should avoid processed meats and leafy greens’

Migraine sufferers should avoid eating processed meats and leafy greens because they increase the level of nitrates which may cause the debilitating headaches. Researchers discovered that people with migraines harbour significantly more nitrate microbes

Sunday, 08:13 in Regional West

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