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Leamington hotel to get new lease of life after sale

Hundreds of thousands of pounds will be spent on refurbishing a Leamington hotel which now has a new owner and management. The Falstaff Hotel, in Warwick New Road, was sold to property investment company Turnbrook Limited on March 15. Turnbrook has...

today, 17:20 in Regional West
 

First Dates Fred Siriex to appear at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park in Warwick

Fred Siriex from Channel 4's First Dates is set to appear at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park event in Warwick later this year. TV chef Tom Kerridge will be bringing his popular Pub in the Park Festival to Warwick in July with a star-studded chef and...

today, 17:20 in Regional West
 

Warwickshire Police 101 call service "not good enough" says commissioner

Warwickshire’s 101 police service which is used for reporting non-emergency incidents is not good enough according to the man tasked with overseeing law and order in the county. And he urged those struggling to get through to treat it just like any...

today, 15:29 in Regional West
 

Leamington Regency run taking steps towards going plastic-free

Leamington’s Regency 10K run has taken a big step towards going plastic-free after introducing edible water sachets and plant-based water bottles for next month’s eagerly-awaited run. Organisers Leamington Round Table have agreed a sponsorship deal...

today, 15:29 in Regional West
 

Art in the Park festival to return to Leamington in August

Free arts festival Art in the Park returns for a sixth year to Jephson Gardens in Leamington on August 3 and 4. The festival team is aiming for the event to repeat its success of 2018 which led to 42,000 people passing through the gardens and town...

today, 13:43 in Regional West
 

Plans for 130 homes in Hampton Magna recommended for approval

Plans for 130 homes in Hampton Magna have been recommended for approval. The plans, which have been submitted by Miller Homes, would see the homes build on land off Arras Boulevard. This site, which is an L- shape development, is also allocated for...

today, 11:29 in Regional West
 

Kenilworth Lido campaign group set to launch legal challenge

Campaign group Restore Kenilworth Lido is set to launch a legal challenge against Warwick District Council's decision to remove the outdoor swimming pool in Abbey Fields. After a successful crowdfunding campaign which has raised more than £2,500 the...

today, 10:59 in Regional West
 

Another movie event to be hosted in Warwick

Another movie event is set to take place at the Court House in Warwick. After a sell-out performance of ‘The Greatest Showman’ in January, The Big Picture Show is teaming up with the team at the Court House for another movie screening in the...

today, 09:24 in Regional West
 

New chairman for Kenilworth Twinning Association

A new chairman of the Kenilworth Twinning Association (KTA) has been elected. Tony Jones has taken over the role following the decision of the previous chair Sheila Skinner to stand down after seven years in the post. The handover was made at the...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional West
 

Police pursuit in Warwick district leads to recovery of stolen vehicle

A police pursuit that took place in the Warwick district last night (Saturday) has led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. The Operational Patrol Unit for Warwickshire Police, known as OPU Warwickshire, seized the vehicle after a speeding incident in...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional West
 

Warwickshire Police spot 124 offences in four days on M40

Warwickshire Police spotted 124 offences across four days on the M40. With a national seat belt enforcement campaign running this week, Warwickshire Police and Highways England took part in 'Operation Tramline', which is aimed at changing driver...

Friday, 15:21 in Regional West
 

New memorial bench for historic Warwick garden in remembrance of last head gardener of estate

A new memorial bench has been installed at an historic garden in Warwick in remembrance of the last head gardener of the estate. On March 10 volunteers and trustees gathered at Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden, which is off Coventry Road, for the...

Friday, 12:35 in Regional West
 

Leamington takeaway operator admits 21 hygiene offences

A takeaway operator in Leamington has admitted to 21 hygiene offences. On March 19, at Nuneaton Magistrates Court, Mr Ishtiaq Ahmed, the operator of Spicy Bites Pizzeria in Clemens Street pleaded guilty to 21 hygiene offences discovered during visits...

Friday, 11:46 in Regional West
 

Great Wall trek for Leamington fundraisers

Revellers in a Leamington night-spot enjoyed a night of ‘psychotic rock n roll’ last week, and helped two locals raise money towards a Great Wall of China Trek in aid of Myton Hospice. Popular ‘Rockin Psychobilly’ act, The Jack O’Bones, supported by...

Friday, 11:41 in Regional West
 

Violence at Southam wedding leads to community sentence for man

A doorman suffered a dislocated knee and a cut to his head after violence marred what should have been a bride’s happiest day at a Southam wedding venue. But after a judge at Warwick Crown Court accepted that wedding guest Christopher Stroud had not...

Friday, 11:28 in Regional West
 
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