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Warwick School eyes Twickenham final

Warwick School eyes Twickenham final

FOUR-MIDABLE Warwick School are one match away from a Twickenham appearance in the U18s Schools Cup final after reaching the semi-finals for a fourth successive season. The school’s first XV ground out a 14-8 win against a strong Queen Elizabeth...

yesterday, 19:17 in Sport
 
Car sales focus of new archive at British Motor Museum

Car sales focus of new archive at British Motor Museum

SELLING cars is the focus of an important historic archive being unveiled by the British Motor Museum. The Gaydon museum will unveil an online catalogue entitled ‘The Art of Selling’ on Monday December 23. The unique collection of sales and press...

yesterday, 17:05 in Regional West
 
Warwick get back to winning ways

Warwick get back to winning ways

WARWICK men’s first team recorded a first win in five games by beating Worcester 5-1 to move into seventh place in Midlands Division One. Tim Williams-Ellis fluffed an early chance to register on the scoreboard when opting to tee up teammate Ben...

yesterday, 16:49 in Sport
 
OL buoyant ahead of trip to strugglers

OL buoyant ahead of trip to strugglers

OLD Leamingtonians head to Bedworth on Saturday (2.15pm) hoping to build on their current position of seventh, after a 13-10 victory against Alcester at Bericote Road last weekend. OL were made to put in a resilient display to shut out a powerful...

yesterday, 15:18 in Sport
 
Extinction Rebellion organise cycling event calling for more bike-friendly roads in district

Extinction Rebellion organise cycling event calling for more bike-friendly roads in district

CAMPAIGNING cyclists are taking to the saddle to highlight the need for more cycle friendly roads in Leamington and Warwick. The critical mass cycle event, organised by climate change campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR), is urging riders to join...

yesterday, 15:18 in Regional West
 
Kumar warms up for Cleary's home show with points victory

Kumar warms up for Cleary's home show with points victory

LEAMINGTON’S Aman Kumar warmed up for Saturday’s Cleary’s home show with a unanimous points decision win against Billy Davies last weekend. In a contest that was fought to a high standard, 14-year-old Kumar came out on top against the New Saints ABC...

yesterday, 12:14 in Sport
 
12 Dogs of Christmas - Flossy wants a comfy bed and lap to curl up on

12 Dogs of Christmas - Flossy wants a comfy bed and lap to curl up on

HOMELESS dogs are hoping to find somewhere to put their paws up this Christmas. After the success of the Observer and Dogs Trust’s 12 Dogs of Christmas appeal in recent years – we are again appealing to readers to find a place in their hearts and...

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional West
 
'Mate crime' will not be tolerated in Warwickshire warn police chiefs as callous woman jailed

'Mate crime' will not be tolerated in Warwickshire warn police chiefs as callous woman jailed

POLICE chiefs are warning so-called ‘mate crime’ will not be tolerated in Warwickshire. The message comes after a callous woman targeted elderly and vulnerable men by ‘befriending’ them before burgling their homes and stealing from them. Calculating...

yesterday, 10:49 in Regional West
 
Matt Western narrowly holds Warwick & Leamington seat for Labour

Matt Western narrowly holds Warwick & Leamington seat for Labour

MATT Western has narrowly held onto the Warwick & Leamington seat for Labour. Mr Western was defending a slim 1,206 majority after winning the seat from Conservative Chris White at the 2017 election. That was reduced to 789. On a bad night for his...

yesterday, 05:30 in Regional West
 

PICTURES - Global spirit of Christmas celebrated with nativity set display

THE GLOBAL spirit of Christmas is once again being celebrated in the district. More than 120 nativity scenes from across the world are on display at Abbey Hill United Reform Church in Kenilworth until Saturday (December 14), between 10am to 4pm,...

Thursday, 17:28 in Regional West
 

Christmas Tree Festival proves success at St Mary's Church in Warwick

MORE than 4,000 festive folk attended the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Warwick. The 11-day festival helped raise much-needed funds for the restoration and maintenance of the church. A spokeswoman said: “With 35 trees from local...

Thursday, 09:16 in Regional West
 
Memorial service to celebrate Saskia Jones' life at Stratford's Holy Trinity Church

Memorial service to celebrate Saskia Jones' life at Stratford's Holy Trinity Church

A MEMORIAL service to celebrate the life of London Bridge terrorist attack victim Saskia Jones takes place at Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church next week. The 23-year-old from Stratford, together with her friend and fellow Cambridge University graduate,...

Thursday, 08:48 in Regional West
 
Man trapped after car overturns on ice

Man trapped after car overturns on ice

A MAN was left trapped after his car overturned on the ice. Emergency services were called to Napton Road, between Napton and Stockon at around 11pm last night (Wednesday) after a car overturned. The driver suffered minor injuries. A spokesman for...

Thursday, 08:48 in Regional West
 
Voters in district head to the polls in general election

Voters in district head to the polls in general election

VOTERS will be going to the polls today to select the next MPs for Warwick and Leamington and Kenilworth and Southam respectively. Seven candidates are vying the Warwick and Leamington seat as voters choose their MP at the third general election in...

Thursday, 07:40 in Regional West
 
Perverted rector who downloaded pictures and movie clips of children and babies being raped jailed

Perverted rector who downloaded pictures and movie clips of children and babies being raped jailed

A DISGRACED south Warwickshire rector who downloaded pictures and movie clips of children and babies being raped and fantasised about having sex with a young girl has been jailed. Christopher Goble, who was Rector at St Mary Church in Ilmington, had...

Wednesday, 19:09 in Regional West
 
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