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The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Sweet-natured Greyhound Diego looking for fur-ever home

The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Sweet-natured Greyhound Diego looking for fur-ever home

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 last year – which saw three pups rehomed – we are again appealing to readers to find a place...

today, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Callous thieves steal hospice vans - halving retail fleet and affecting income at busiest time of year

Callous thieves steal hospice vans - halving retail fleet and affecting income at busiest time of year

CALLOUS thieves have stolen two vans from Myton Hospice– halving its retail fleet and affecting income at the busiest time of year. The hospice has four vans which are used to transfer donations from its Distribution Centre in Coventry to its 25...

today, 09:56 in Regional West
 
Warwick Christmas Lunch welcomes those facing Christmas alone

Warwick Christmas Lunch welcomes those facing Christmas alone

THOSE who faced nowhere to go on December 25 have once again been offered a place at the table of Warwick Christmas Lunch. Organisers Terry and Liz Morris will be welcoming 85 people of all ages to the Court House in Jury Street for a three course...

today, 07:45 in Regional West
 

Poorly fox with pneumonia found collapsed at Stoneleigh Park now back on her feet

A POORLY fox with pneumonia who was found collapsed at Stoneleigh Park is now back in the wild after being successfully treated by vets. The badly-dehydrated fox was taken to Avonvale Veterinary Centre’s Cubbington practice by a member of the public...

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional West
 
Police scheme saves county residents from losing thousands to fraud

Police scheme saves county residents from losing thousands to fraud

NEARLY a quarter of a million pounds worth of bank fraud has been prevented by a Warwickshire Police scheme. A Banking Protocol introduced by the force has saved around 50 potential fraud victims in the county from losing a total of £227,000 since...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Pup who featured in last year's appeal still waiting to find home

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 last year – which saw three pups rehomed – we are again appealing to readers to find a place...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional West
 
Bishop of Coventry's Christmas message

Bishop of Coventry's Christmas message

The Bishop of Coventry’s Christmas Message On the way to Christmas shopping, a poster caught my eye – ‘Every second a child is missing puts them closer to danger – will you help us find every missing child?’ Jesus, even before he was born, was getting...

yesterday, 10:15 in Regional West
 
Violent young man jailed for six years following string of attacks

Violent young man jailed for six years following string of attacks

A VIOLENT young man who carried out a number of totally unprovoked attacks, breaking one victim’s cheekbone in four places and another one’s jaw has been jailed for a total of six years. The last of vicious Oliver McKinney’s attacks had come after a...

yesterday, 07:48 in Regional West
 

Festive cheer spread to Warwick Hospital patients

SANTA has been spreading some seasonal cheer to patients at Warwick Hospital. Joined by Mrs Claus and his elves, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the hospital on his brightly decorated bus. The visit was organised by Stratford-based...

Monday, 17:05 in Regional West
 
Two charged with robbery appear in magistrates

Two charged with robbery appear in magistrates

A TEENAGER and a man have been charged with robbery. The 15-year-old and 22-year-old, who is from Whitnash, were arrested after an incident in Leamington in the early hours of yesterday(Sunday). The teen was also charged with possession/control of...

Monday, 13:22 in Regional West
 
The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Dogs Trust's oldest resident needs a home

The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Dogs Trust's oldest resident needs a home

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 last year – which saw three pups rehomed – we are again appealing to readers to find a place...

Monday, 12:12 in Regional West
 
Council urges people to recycle this Christmas

Council urges people to recycle this Christmas

COUNCIL chiefs are urging residents to bear the planet in mind as they indulge in festivities this year. With enough cards and packaging used in the UK to cover Big Ben nearly 260,000 times, and enough wrapping paper to wrap around the equator nine...

Monday, 07:53 in Regional West
 
Rotary Club looking for new members to ensure survival

Rotary Club looking for new members to ensure survival

WARWICK Rotary Club is looking for new blood. The club – which organises events such as Carols at the Castle and the Thai Festival – has a membership of mostly people in their 70s and 80s. And now they are calling for younger members to join their...

Sunday, 17:04 in Regional West
 
The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Cheeky Patterdale cross Monty wants somewhere to put his paws up

The 12 Dogs of Christmas - Cheeky Patterdale cross Monty wants somewhere to put his paws up

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 last year – which saw three pups rehomed – we are again appealing to readers to find a place...

Sunday, 12:08 in Regional West
 
Former TV actor running writing sessions for those struggling with their mental health

Former TV actor running writing sessions for those struggling with their mental health

A TV actor from Kenilworth is giving back to the community by running writing sessions for those struggling with their mental health. Chris Jury is best known for playing Eric Catchpole in BBC’s Lovejoy but has been a writer and director since he left...

Sunday, 07:38 in Regional West
 
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