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Girlguiding award given to woman for 40 year service

Girlguiding award given to woman for 40 year service

DEDICATED Diane Gough has been honoured for her services to Girlguiding. Diane, of Cubbington Rangers, was recently presented with a 40 year Long Service Award for Leadership with Girlguiding. The Ranger Guider started her leadership training in...

today, 17:01 in Regional West
 

Tributes paid to man who died in Wellesbourne car crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 28-year-old from Wellesbourne who died in a car crash. Christopher Aston died on Sunday (October 21) when the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree in Newbold Road, between Wellesbourne and Newbold Pacey, at...

today, 14:50 in Regional West
 

Police appeal to public to identify man in CCTV footage

POLICE are appealing to the public to help identify a man seen kicking the window of a Leamington business. Warwickshire Police has released the footage in the hope they can get in touch with the man after criminal damage was caused. The incident...

today, 14:28 in Regional West
 

Mop brings all the fun of the fair to town

TRADITIONAL thrills were once again on offer in Warwick at the weekend. While millions today may immerse themselves in the world of gaming, there are still plenty who also enjoy the real thrill of a fun fair ride. And thrill-seekers were spoilt for...

today, 08:25 in Regional West
 
Young man had images of mutilation 'to make his mates cringe'

Young man had images of mutilation 'to make his mates cringe'

A YOUNG Whitnash man who had horrific clips of acts of mutilation on his phone has been told to consider how desperate people must be to allow themselves to be abused in such a way. But Wade Timms escaped being jailed after the court heard he had the...

today, 07:39 in Regional West
 

Businessman replicating prison escape swimming from Alcatraz to raise hospital funds

A BUSINESSMAN from Kenilworth is planning a great escape Stateside – but for a good reason. Neil Curtis, managing director of online marketing agency Net Visibility, will be aiming to swim from Alcatraz Island back to shore in San Francisco to...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional West
 
Pupils jump in at agility competition

Pupils jump in at agility competition

ACTIVE pupils ran, jumped and threw at Kingsley Preparatory School’s Infant Agility competition. More than 500 pupils showed determination and teamwork as they were cheered on in the annual event. Schools taking part included Briar Hill, Brookhurst,...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional West
 

Downsizing at Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

BEER brewing vats, a steam powered saw bench, and a haunted mansion were among the more unusual things on show at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. This year’s show at the Warwickshire Event Centre near Leamington attracted...

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional West
 
Driver dies after car hits tree

Driver dies after car hits tree

A MAN has died following a crash in Newbold Pacey. The driver was confirmed dead at the scene after the car hit a tree yesterday evening (Sunday). Another man was cut out of the car before he being rushed to hospital with potentially serious injuries.

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional West
 

Life-saving training given across district

LIFESAVERS across Warwick district have been taught how to restart a heart. Every pupil at Kenilworth School and Campion School in Leamington have been given CPR and defibrillator training to help people who suffer cardiac arrest. Administration staff...

yesterday, 08:01 in Regional West
 
Cost of dying to rise after council agrees to funeral price hikes

Cost of dying to rise after council agrees to funeral price hikes

THE COST of dying is set to rise in Warwick district after councillors agreed to funeral price hikes. Plans to increase charges for cremations and burials have been approved by Warwick District Council’s executive. Prices for cremation services are...

Sunday, 17:03 in Regional West
 
Sparkle and shine ball a glittering success

Sparkle and shine ball a glittering success

A SPARKLE and Shine Ball has been hailed a glittering success for local maternity services. More than 130 people attended the ball at Ettington Chase Hotel in aid of Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit and the Birth & Babies Appeal – which...

Sunday, 15:14 in Regional West
 
Treats aplenty to be found along Leamington's Pumpkin Path

Treats aplenty to be found along Leamington's Pumpkin Path

HALLOWEEN will be providing plenty of treats along Leamington’s Pumpkin Path. Forty businesses have so far signed up to be part of the trail of pumpkins leading to prizes totalling £500. The Pumpkin Path, now in its third year, is organised by BID...

Sunday, 11:19 in Regional West
 
Hospital worker with blood phobia loses £140,000 unfair dismissal appeal

Hospital worker with blood phobia loses £140,000 unfair dismissal appeal

A HOSPITAL worker has lost a £140,000 appeal for damages after claiming he was unfairly dismissed due to his phobia of blood. Andrew Brangwyn was employed as an occupational therapy technician at the former Leamington Hospital – now the Central...

Sunday, 07:33 in Regional West
 
Painting group helps budding artists cope with disability or isolation

Painting group helps budding artists cope with disability or isolation

BUDDING artists who use art to help with disability or to cope with isolation have spoken out about what a colourful charity means to them. Painting for Pleasure has been running in Leamington for nearly 25 years supporting disabled residents and...

Saturday, 17:13 in Regional West
 
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