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Centenary tribute paid to working class hero and founder of union

TRIBUTE has been paid to a working class hero on the centenary of his death. Joseph Arch from Barford was the founder of the Warwickshire Agricultural Union in the late 1800s and helped create agricultural unions across the country. He was also the...

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional West
 

Holleran lambasts slow start after the Brakes are out-done by Blyth Spartans

LEAMINGTON slipped to a 2-1 defeat last weekend, after an early double salvo from Blyth Spartans inside the opening seven minutes left the hosts chasing the game. Manager Paul Holleran rued the defensive mistakes made by his side, and says the Brakes...

yesterday, 12:18 in Sport
 

Race on to keep Roman coin hoard in Warwickshire

THE RACE is on to keep a major hoard of Roman coins discovered in Warwickshire in the county. The hoard made up of 440 silver denarii coins was unearthed during an archaeological dig at a Roman site at Edge Hill in 2015. They were buried in a ceramic...

yesterday, 11:04 in Regional West
 
Class A drugs seized and two arrested near Kenilworth

Class A drugs seized and two arrested near Kenilworth

CLASS A drugs have been seized and two men arrested near Kenilworth. The two men, aged 40 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of drug offences after officers stopped their car in Gibbet Hill on Thursday February 14. Cocaine, cannabis, cash and phones...

yesterday, 08:44 in Regional West
 
Cases of animals caught up in plastic across Warwickshire rise

Cases of animals caught up in plastic across Warwickshire rise

PLASTIC is not just a problem for the world’s marine life as animals in Warwickshire are increasingly discovering. David Attenborough startlingly highlighted the devastating impact plastic waste was having on the ocean in his series Blue Planet II....

yesterday, 08:06 in Regional West
 
Environmentalists keep Sydenham clean after filling nearly 30 bags with litter

Environmentalists keep Sydenham clean after filling nearly 30 bags with litter

ENVIRONMENTALISTS cleaned up in Sydenham. Sydenham Together Action Group (STAG) held a litter pick and filled nearly 30 bags with rubbish from along the canal and Whitnash Brook. Volunteers also cut back overgrown hedges and helped maintain the new...

Sunday, 17:39 in Regional West
 
Calls to donate clothes to help Leamington's homeless

Calls to donate clothes to help Leamington's homeless

COMPASSIONATE folk at a Leamington care home are calling on the community to help the homeless. Residents at Care UK’s Priors House are collecting warm clothing to help the homeless during the winter months. Staff and residents from the home plan to...

Sunday, 17:39 in Regional West
 
Sweet take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at this year's Wags Gang Show

Sweet take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at this year's Wags Gang Show

SWEET-TOOTHED youngsters are preparing to dazzle at this year’s Wags Gang Show. The variety show returns to Leamington’s Spa Centre from February 26 to March 2, with a matinee on Saturday March 2 at 2.30pm. And among the performances, cubs will be...

Sunday, 12:15 in Regional West
 
Silicon Spa games festival praised by council bosses

Silicon Spa games festival praised by council bosses

THE SUCCESS of the inaugural ‘Interactive Futures Games Festival’ in Leamington has been praised by council bosses. Over 1700 games enthusiasts, students and industry professionals flocked to Silicon Spa – the nickname for the town which is the third...

Saturday, 17:03 in Regional West
 
Lillington Panthers U9's delighted by Côte Brasserie sponsorship deal

Lillington Panthers U9's delighted by Côte Brasserie sponsorship deal

LILLINGTON FC’s U9’s Panthers are celebrating the support of their new sponsorship deal for the next two years. Local Leamington Spa restaurant Côte Brasserie have kindly committed to supporting the club – who are an approved FA Wildcat team. The...

Saturday, 12:43 in Sport
 
Talented youngsters brush up on their painting skills

Talented youngsters brush up on their painting skills

YOUNG artists have been showing off their skills. The Exhibition of Young Local Artists, hosted by Warwick School, saw pupils from 29 local schools take part. Works, displayed for a week, exhibited ranged from dinosaur eyes to lighthouses. Andrew...

Saturday, 12:01 in Regional West
 
Snakes slither in to Hatton Country World

Snakes slither in to Hatton Country World

SNAKES have slithered into Hatton Adventure World. The half-term attraction is offering visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a Macklot, Blood Burmese, Macklot and Reticulated Pythons, Boa Constrictors, and two types of Tegu. The...

Saturday, 12:00 in Regional West
 
Pervert pensioner jailed for sexually abusing teenage boy in 1980s

Pervert pensioner jailed for sexually abusing teenage boy in 1980s

A PENSIONER from Leamington has been jailed for sexually abusing a teenage boy more than 35 years ago. Peter Graham Brown had originally denied committing a number of sexual offences against the boy in the early 1980s. But on the day of his trial at...

Saturday, 09:17 in Regional West
 

Vet prepares for life on the ocean wave as he sails across the world

A VET is waving goodbye to his practice as he prepares to sail the ocean wave on a 29,500 mile trip across the world. And it will be a real family affair as Russell Hall, a clinical director at Warwickshire-based Avonvale Veterinary Centres, is taking...

Saturday, 08:06 in Regional West
 
Wasps players visit hospital to help patients limber up

Wasps players visit hospital to help patients limber up

RUGBY stars offered hospital patients a few tips on limbering up. Wasps players James Gaskell, Jake Cooper-Woolley, Gaby Lovobalavu and Rob Miller visited Warwick Hospital’s new Frailty Assessment Area – which has 17 beds and aims to reduce hospital...

Friday, 17:02 in Regional West
 
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