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Youngsters vaping without 'realising risks'

Youngsters vaping without 'realising risks'

YOUNGSTERS are vaping without realising the potential risks say researchers at Coventry University. A recent study at the university found more than half of e-cigarette users aged between 11 and 16 have never smoked a real cigarette. It has prompted...

today, 17:04 in Regional West
 
Opening of apartments gets off to tuneful start with barbershop quartet

Opening of apartments gets off to tuneful start with barbershop quartet

A BARBERSHOP quartet ensured the opening of new retirement apartments in Warwick got off to a tuneful start. Some 167 luxury flats are currently being buit at Inspired Villages retirement community in Heathcote. Several have already been completed and...

today, 12:03 in Regional West
 
Anti terrorism measures taken outside RSC

Anti terrorism measures taken outside RSC

ANTI-TERRORISM measures are being introduced outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. Bollards will be placed on the paving on Waterside in October following a number of terrorist attacks across Europe in which cars and lorries have been...

today, 07:37 in Regional West
 
Birmingham airport voted 'UK's friendliest'

Birmingham airport voted 'UK's friendliest'

BIRMINGHAM Airport has been named the most family friendly airport in the UK and Ireland. Netflights.com awarded Birmingham the accolade after working with parenting bloggers to measure 20 airports on their travel experience for families. The website...

yesterday, 17:02 in Regional West
 
Fitness fans can reach new heights on climbing wall

Fitness fans can reach new heights on climbing wall

A CLIMBING wall means fitness fanatics can reach new heights at Leamington’s Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre. The Clip and Climb centre is suitable for all ages and offers 13 different climbing experiences. Its opening signals the completion of work at...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional West
 
Warwickshire firefighters kitted out with a new look

Warwickshire firefighters kitted out with a new look

FIREFIGHTERS in Warwickshire are sporting a new look. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has kitted out crews with improved protective gear designed to be lighter, and closer fitting to give firefighters greater movement and flexibility. And a new...

yesterday, 07:43 in Regional West
 

Pampered pooch still looking for forever home after two years in kennels

A PAMPERED pooch is putting her best paw forward after waiting for more than two years to find her forever home. Six-year-old American Bulldog Snow arrived at Dogs Trust in Kenilworth through no fault of her own, and has had little interest from...

Friday, 17:02 in Regional West
 
Rescuers highlight importance of work

Rescuers highlight importance of work

RESCUERS have highlighted the importance of its work to Warwick Rotarians. The Warwickshire Search and Rescue charity is made up of some 30 professionally trained volunteers to assist the police when people go missing. It is one of 36 search and...

Friday, 12:01 in Regional West
 
Homes across Warwick district to get health check

Homes across Warwick district to get health check

HOMES across the district are getting a health check. Warwick District Council, as well as looking after 5,500 council homes, is also responsible for monitoring the quality of privately rented and owned homes. The council’s housing team undertakes a...

Friday, 10:17 in Regional West
 
Millennium Balti looking to serve up profit for charity

Millennium Balti looking to serve up profit for charity

MILLENNIUM Balti in Leamington Is hosting a charity-fund-raiser on Thursday August 23. The evening at the Bath Street restaurant will raise cash for charities Dogs for Good and Beauty with a Purpose. The doors will open at 5.30pm and booking in...

Friday, 09:52 in Regional West
 
Every business in enterprise hub broken into an £40,000 worth of property stolen

Every business in enterprise hub broken into an £40,000 worth of property stolen

EVERY single business at a Leamington enterprise hub was broken into, losing more than £40,000 worth of property, during a burglary blitz carried out over a single weekend. Burglar Kevin Woodward, who had been joined on one of the raids by his partner...

Friday, 07:47 in Regional West
 
Racing Club Warwick fight back to secure first FA Cup win in TEN years

Racing Club Warwick fight back to secure first FA Cup win in TEN years

RACING Club Warwick won their first FA Cup game in ten years after a thrilling comeback to down Coleshill Town. Coleshill, currently two levels above Warwick, raced into a 2-0 lead after the Racers wasted a couple of chances. However, a fine second...

Thursday, 18:31 in Sport
 
Royal Naval Club could be incorporated into Creative Quarter regeneration plan

Royal Naval Club could be incorporated into Creative Quarter regeneration plan

THE FORMER Royal Naval Club could be incorporated into plans for Leamington’s Creative Quarter. Warwick District Council had already voted for the vacant building on Adelaide Road to be leased out on a two year basis after the club announced dwindling...

Thursday, 17:03 in Regional West
 
A vital victory in Leamington's survival bid

A vital victory in Leamington's survival bid

LEAMINGTON boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from Birmingham League Division One with a confidence-boosting 51-run victory over basement boys Wellington. Wellington won a crucial toss on Saturday and asked Spa to bat. Leamington’s batting...

Thursday, 16:15 in Sport
 
Warwickshire County Council expects another year of top A level results

Warwickshire County Council expects another year of top A level results

WARWICKSHIRE County Council says it is expecting another year of top A level results. Some 6,000 17 and 18-year-olds sat exams at schools, sixth forms and colleges across the county earlier this year. And the council says although results will not be...

Thursday, 16:12 in Regional West
 
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