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Staff evacuated from council HQ in Leamington after smoke scare

Warwick District Council's Riverside House headquarters in Leamington has been evacuated this afternoon (Thursday December 13) after smoke was in a roof space triggered the building's alarm. Firefighters had to cut the power to the building which...

today, 17:18 in Regional West
 

Thief swipes purse from woman's handbag in Kenilworth

A woman had her purse stolen from her handbag while out in Warwick Road yesterday (Wednesday). At around 5pm, the woman's dark pink purse containing cash, a railcard and bank cards, was stolen. One of the bank cards was then used to withdraw £300 from...

today, 15:56 in Regional West
 

Slip road closed on M40 at Warwick Services

The slip road onto the northbound M40 at Warwick Services has been closed after an accident blocked the road this afternoon (Thursday). One lane has been closed on the approach to the junction, and traffic is backing up towards junction 12 Gaydon....

today, 15:34 in Regional West
 

Seafaring Leamington resident Daphe’s still going strong aged 100

During the Second World War Daphne Hinton was a WREN who became part of the code-breaking team at Bletchley Park. The resident of Arden House in Leamington - the town in which she lived for most of her life - has celebrated her 100th birthday. Despite...

today, 14:11 in Regional West
 

'Carols at the Abbey' coming to Kenilworth soon

Kenilworth Lions' Carols at the Abbey concert is returning soon following its successful launch last year. And visitors to the concert can now donate to the organisation online before they attend. The concert will be held on Saturday December 22 in...

today, 11:57 in Regional West
 

Rumours of 24-hour opening for Warwick Mcdonald’s put to bed

McDonald’s is set to arrive in Warwick and now rumours of a 24-hour restaurant have been put to bed. The go ahead was given for a two-storey drive-thru restaurant on the Tesco Superstore car park in Emscote Road. When the plans were submitted there...

today, 10:33 in Regional West
 

Young Whitnash footballers score new kit

Budding Beckhams have scored a brand new kit thanks to support from a major developer. The under-14s team at Whitnash FC will be kicking off the new year with new jerseys, shorts and socks after housebuilder Taylor Wimpey provided a generous £500...

today, 10:28 in Regional West
 

Thousands of patients in south Warwickshire waiting three weeks to see GP, figures show

More than 10,000 patients in south Warwickshire are waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures reveal. The long waits continue despite doctors saying it is important to treat patients early to "avoid conditions getting worse". NHS...

today, 09:53 in Regional West
 

Huge industrial plan on former green belt land near Coventry Airport approved

Plans to build a huge development comprising of industrial units, warehouses and a large park on former green belt land near Baginton and Bubbenhall were approved by councillors this week. The ‘Gateway South’ project will see the land to the south of...

today, 09:39 in Regional West
 

Warwick Church team celebrate another successful Christmas tree festival

The team at a church in Warwick are celebrating another successful Christmas tree festival. From November 29 until Sunday December 9 St Mary’s Church was host to the annual festival, which saw more than 40 deecorated trees places inside the church....

today, 09:39 in Regional West
 

Two arrested after car reaches 70mph during police pursuit through Leamington

A man and woman have been arrested following a police pursuit in Leamington which saw the target car reach speeds of 70mph. The pursuit started after police attempted to stop a Subaru Impreza in Church Street on the night of Friday December 7. The...

yesterday, 17:55 in Regional West
 

Warwick and Leamington MP has say on vote of no confidence for Theresa May

Warwick and Leamington Labour MP Matt Western has accused the Conservative party of "denying democracy" to both the public and opposition MPs as it as it attempts to resolve its internal differences over Brexit. Earlier today Conservative...

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional West
 

Families - fancy a little trip to see The Snowman? No flying required

Everyone's favourite carrot nose will be making an appearance in Coventry to spread Christmas cheer to festive shoppers of all ages. West Orchards shopping centre are excited to announce that Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™ is coming to West Orchards to...

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional West
 

Student flats could be built above Kenilworth shops

A plan has been submitted to build student flats with five bedrooms above a set of shops in Warwick Road. The row of shops consisting of computer shop Techpoint, haberdashers Karen Delahunty Sewing & Knitting Centre, and salon Cutz, would be...

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional West
 

Can you help those in need across the district this winter?

A major campaign has been launched which will support some of the most vulnerable people across Warwick district and the county this season. Heart of England Community Foundation has launched its 2018 Surviving Winter appeal to provide much-needed...

yesterday, 12:41 in Regional West
 
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