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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found. Researchers claim that men find disparaging jokes about women and gay people funny when they feel their masculinity is being threa

today, 08:41 in Regional West

Rugby dog walker opens play park for pooches

A dog walker has opened a play park for her woof pack to run around to their hearts’ content in Rugby. Abbie Weston was struggling with taking out more and more dogs, and had nowhere to let them off the lead safely so she decided to get a place herself.

today, 06:28 in Regional West

Warning over contaminated food link to C. diff superbug

The notorious hospital super bug C. diff could be spread through contaminated food, a new study warned. The bug Clostridium difficile, known as C. difficile or C. diff, which causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea, could come from contaminated food and may

today, 06:28 in Regional West

Hummus be joking! UK in meltdown over dip shortage

Fans of the popular dip hummus have been hit by the news supplies are at critical levels. The single-dip recession kicked off when Sainsbury’s withdrew some lines of the chickpea-based snack due to “taste issues”. M&S similarly pulling products...

today, 06:28 in Regional West

Brownsover Surgery community space ‘needs to get teens off streets’

Getting teenagers off the streets was the dominant suggestion from people in Brownsover when the Advertiser asked about the new surgery’s proposed community space. NHS England is hoping to open the new doctors’ surgery on Bow Fell in summer 2018 – a plan

yesterday, 08:50 in Regional West

Grand opening of new shop in Rugby town centre

The grand opening of a new soft furnishings and furniture shop has taken place in Rugby town centre. Rugby Home, in refurbished premises in Albert Street, first opened as a ‘pop-up’ shop. But it is the latest business to open in the town centre and recei

Friday, 20:01 in Regional West

Rugby MP unanimously backed as Tory candidate in general election

Conservative Rugby MP Mark Pawsey was unanimously supported by his party last night (Thursday, April 27) to stand in the general election. The Rugby Conservative association met at its headquarters on Castle Street to decide whether to back Mr Pawsey as

Friday, 15:23 in Regional West

London to Paris bike ride is tribute to Rugby man’s bravery

Family and friends of a much-loved Rugby man who died aged just 24 are saddling up to raise money for charity in his memory. Their aim is to raise £10,000 to be split between three charities in honour of Stuart Patrick, who battled leukaemia. He sadly di

Friday, 12:07 in Regional West

Warwick Hospital’s maternity care unit still ‘requires improvement’ according to care commission

Warwick Hospital’s maternity department still ‘requires improvement’ along with its medical care, according to an update into a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The department has been expanded to accommodate up to 200 births a year that would h

Friday, 10:06 in Regional West

‘Minor’ injuries after Straight Mile horsebox crash

A person suffered ‘minor’ injuries after a crash involving a car and a horsebox on Straight Mile near Rugby yesterday (Wednesday, April 26). Police and paramedics were called to the B4453 after reports of a two-vehicle crash near the A45 and A4071 at aro

Thursday, 15:10 in Regional West

St Cross: Knitting groups get busy to help hospital

The Knit and Natter group, who meet at St Peter and St John’s Church in Rugby’s Clifton Road, have presented some ‘twiddlemuffs’ to nurses at the Hospital of St Cross. Twiddlemuffs are hand muffs with textured items attached, which help patients with dem

Thursday, 15:10 in Regional West

Rugby primary school doubling year to meet demand

An independent primary school in Rugby is doubling its Year 4 classes from September after a consultation. Crescent School will have two classes of between 16-18 pupils, breaking the traditional cap of 24 children per year. Interest in the school on Bawn

Thursday, 12:12 in Regional West

‘Clear way forward’: Rugby council’s priorities plan approved

The ruling Rugby Conservative councillors’ plan for the next three years was approved on Tuesday with promises for their progress to be scrutinised annually. Rugby Borough Council’s corporate plan sets out the executive’s priorities for the future: value

Thursday, 11:37 in Regional West

Mayor gives pledge to protect pub closures

THE Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to help halt the decline in the number of pubs in the capital, as he released new figures that reveal the number of locals in have fallen by a quarter since 2001. The figures show 1,220 pubs have been lost in th

Thursday, 10:29 in Regional West

Community comes together to celebrate St George’s Day in Rugby

Rugby celebrated St George’s Day with a variety of fun events for all the family at the weekend. Birds of prey displays, magic shows and St George on his horse entertained the crowds on Saturday, before the Scouts paraded around town on Sunday. Organiser

Thursday, 06:02 in Regional West

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