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BREAKING: Tour de France winners heading for Warwickshire

Two Tour de France winners will be heading for the roads of Warwickshire in the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain. Race organisers have announced that the two Team Sky riders, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome who placed first and third in July’s Tour de...

37 min. ago in Regional West
 

Staff shocked after Formula 1 driver's suit donated to Kenilworth charity shop

A Kenilworth charity shop received a surprise when a former Formula 1 driver's racing suit was donated to them. Staff at the Scope charity shop in Talisman square opened a bag of donations and were shocked to find six-time Grand Prix winner Ralf...

yesterday, 17:45 in Regional West
 

Police release CCTV image following Kenilworth car break in

Police are appealing for help to identify a man after a car was broken into in Kenilworth earlier this month. The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday August 5 on Southbank Road. Officers have released a CCTV image of a man who may have...

yesterday, 17:45 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth Station's private official opening costs taxpayers more than £2,000

The official opening of Kenilworth Station, which the public were not invited to, cost more than £2,000 of taxpayers' money. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP unveiled a new plaque outside the station's entrance on Friday July 20 along with other...

yesterday, 16:39 in Regional West
 

Leamington Lamp could get new home through Creative Quarter plans

Alternative education provider Leamington Lamp will work with Warwick District Council to try to find a permanent home after a motion to secure a long-term lease on a premises was 
rejected by the authority. Last week, Cllr Stef Parkins (Lab,...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional West
 

Charity fashion show to help Warwick district’s homeless

A fashion show is being held next month to support homeless charity Helping Hands. The event has been organised by the Fine and Country Foundation, which is linked to the estate agents. Helping Hands, which provide help and support for the homeless...

yesterday, 16:04 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth bike shop owner says elite cycle tours in town have boosted business

The owner of a Kenilworth cycling shop has said his business has been given a big boost thanks to Kenilworth playing host to the Women's Tour and the upcoming Tour of Britain. Mike Vaughan, who runs Mike Vaughan Cycles in High Street, said the two...

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional West
 

Another escape room set to open in Leamington

Another ‘escape room’ experience is set to open in Leamington. Plans for the attraction were granted planning permission last week. The ‘escape room’ is set to go on the current site of Broadribbs Cycle Shop, which is on Bedford Street. The plans are...

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional West
 

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

People smoking cannabis in their own homes continues to cause problems in some communities across our region. This can create a problem for neighbours who have to put up with the notoriously punch stench wafting towards them. While some people may not...

yesterday, 10:49 in Regional West
 

Parked vehicles and outbuilding broken into in Kenilworth

Parked vehicles and an outbuilding have been broken into by criminals over the past few weeks, police have confirmed. Many of the vehicles targeted were parked on Southbank Road. During the night of Saturday August 4 into Sunday August 5, offenders...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional West
 

One-time Game of Thrones actor jailed for restraining order breaches

A one-time Game of Thrones actor has been jailed once again for persistently breaching court orders to keep away from his former partner and her south Warwickshire home. And as Stuart Hawkins was led from the dock at Warwick Crown Court to begin an...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional West
 

Homebase stores in Leamington and Warwick are not on closure list

DIY retailer Homebase has not listed its branches in Leamington and Warwick among those which will be closed as part of a major restructuring of the company. Homebase has announced it will close 42 of its 241 stores over the next 16 months, putting up...

Tuesday, 15:51 in Regional West
 

Micropub in Warwick named Warwickshire Pub of the Year

A micropub in Warwick has beaten five other pubs in the county to win Warwickshire Pub of the Year 2018. The award from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) which is initially voted for by CAMRA members before ultimately being decided by judges who visit...

Tuesday, 14:57 in Regional West
 

MP wants meeting with Mike Ashley over future of Leamington branch of House of Fraser

Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western has called on Mike Ashley, CEO of Sports Direct, to meet with him urgently to discuss the possibility of keeping the Leamington branch of House of Fraser open, after the company was purchased for £90 million last...

Tuesday, 12:26 in Regional West
 

Warwick man gets the gold at British Transplant Games

A cancer survivor and transplant athlete from Warwick has returned from the British Transplant games with four gold medals. Simon Perkin was representing Anthony Nolan at the British Transplant Games in Birmingham earlier this month. Simon was...

Tuesday, 12:11 in Regional West
 
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