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Police hunt robbers following string of raids in Warwickshire

Police hunt robbers following string of raids in Warwickshire

POLICE are appealing for information following a series of robberies in Warwickshire. The first incident happened in Southam at the BP Garage in Coventry Road at 6.30am on Wednesday July 18. Three men with knives got out of a black BMW before making...

today, 08:38 in Regional West
 
Bereavement support groups launched for those affected by suicide

Bereavement support groups launched for those affected by suicide

BEREAVEMENT support groups for those who have lost loved ones through suicide have been launched across Warwickshire. Mental health and wellbeing charity Kaleidopscope Plus Group is working with Warwickshire County Council to deliver a Suicide...

yesterday, 22:53 in Regional West
 
Jurassic fossils go on display in Warwick

Jurassic fossils go on display in Warwick

JURASSIC fossils have gone on display at Market Hall Museum in Warwick. Local collector Nic Reast has given the museum his vast collection of fossil shells, with many from across Warwickshire. Nic says he has spent hundreds of hours preparing the...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional West
 
Shoppers looking for peace and quiet can enjoy dedicated hour in Leamington

Shoppers looking for peace and quiet can enjoy dedicated hour in Leamington

SHOPPERS looking for some peace and quiet can enjoy a dedicated hour in Morrisons. Customers who struggle with music and noise associated with supermarket shopping are invited to a ‘quieter hour’ at the Old Warwick Road Store between 9am and 10am...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional West
 
Savvy pupils turn disused block into business hub

Savvy pupils turn disused block into business hub

BUSINESS-minded students will be given a boost thanks to a new support project. Using a £30,000 grant from Warwickshire County Council (WCC), pupils at Kineton High School have turned a disused block at the school into a business hub. The ‘Konnect’...

Saturday, 12:01 in Regional West
 
Warwick Folk Festival to turn up the volume with the best in roots music

Warwick Folk Festival to turn up the volume with the best in roots music

WARWICK Folk Festival will be tuning up with the best in roots music from July 26 to 29. The family friendly festival will be welcoming some of some of the biggest names on the world folk music stage to the main site at Warwick School, and there will...

Saturday, 07:48 in Regional West
 
Warning to dog owners after bone nearly costs elderly labrador its life

Warning to dog owners after bone nearly costs elderly labrador its life

A WARNING has been issued to dog owners after a ‘harmless looking’ bone nearly cost an elderly labrador its life. Rescue pup Brumy was given a ham bone to enjoy along with fellow pups Shadow and Paddy. James Pedley, who was looking after the dogs for...

Friday, 21:53 in Regional West
 
Black smoke over Leamington following lorry fire

Black smoke over Leamington following lorry fire

A PLUME of black smoke was seen over Leamington after a lorry was engulfed by fire. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Harbury Lane in Heathcote this morning (Friday). The vehicle carrying slurry – which was non-flammable- , was completely...

Friday, 21:53 in Regional West
 
Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event

Head record store welcomes local bands for official launch event

THE newly-reopened Head store is set to officially open its doors with a performance by Leamington bands. Local rockers Luna Kiss will be joined by The Ellipsis and Freezacrowd at the event in the Royal Priors between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday (July...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional West
 
Charity founder battles snow, snakes and black widow spiders during 3,000 mile bike ride

Charity founder battles snow, snakes and black widow spiders during 3,000 mile bike ride

A FUND-RAISING charity founder battled snow, snakes and black widow spiders to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Founder of Kids Run Free, Martine Verweij and husband Brian cycled more than 100 miles a day for 26 consecutive days to complete...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional West
 
Youth became 'third strike' burglar days after turning 18

Youth became 'third strike' burglar days after turning 18

A YOUTH from Leamington became a ‘third strike’ burglar just ten days after his 18th birthday when he raided a Rugby home. Callum Taylor was jailed for more than three years after pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the burglary, committed while...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional West
 
Archaeologists to talk about unearthed discoveries including Roman villa and Shipston finds

Archaeologists to talk about unearthed discoveries including Roman villa and Shipston finds

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been digging up Warwickshire’s hidden past. The team who unearthed a Roman villa in Warwick and carried out excavations in Shipston will be holding a series of talks about recent finds. At the events at Market Hall Museum in...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional West
 
Man charged after police chase across county

Man charged after police chase across county

A MAN has been charged following a police chase through Warwickshire and Coventry. Officers spotted a vehicle on the A46 near Leamington during the early hours of Thursday morning (July 19) after the driver allegedly failed to stop for police. It was...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional West
 
Leamington closer to drop after nine-wicket defeat and zero points

Leamington closer to drop after nine-wicket defeat and zero points

LEAMINGTON made the trip to Barnards Green on Saturday in Birmingham League Division One and returned completely empty-handed as they failed to collect a single bonus point in a nine-wicket defeat. Captain Jon Wigley decided to bat first on winning...

Friday, 14:30 in Sport
 
Kenilworth Wardens edging closer to the top

Kenilworth Wardens edging closer to the top

KENILWORTH Wardens moved to within touching distance of the top three teams in the Birmingham League Premier Division after coming away with a winning draw at lowly Walsall. After being invited to bat at Gorway Road, Nick Seager again made a positive...

Friday, 14:30 in Sport
 
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