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Police appealing for information after spate of robberies across Warwickshire

Police are appealing for information following a series of robberies in the county this week. The first incident occurred at the BP Garage in Coventry Road, Southam, at 6.30am on Wednesday (July 18). Three men with knives got out of a black BMW before...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional West
 

Youngsters scoop prizes in Rugby's Got Talent

A final at St Andrew’s Church  saw some of our town’s best and brightest young people recognised through Rugby’s Got Talent. Kieran Taylour, a 23-year-old singer, won first prize, with joint second going to 16-year-old singer Emily Goodwin and...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional West
 

Flats approved for Rugby town centre 'gateway' site

Nearly 100 apartments are to be built on a scruffy, overgrown stretch of land which forms one of the main gateways into Rugby. Increased traffic, air quality worries and potential parking problems were all considered by councillors at this week’s...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional West
 

Jail for youth who burgled Rugby house ten days after his 18th birthday

A youth who became a ‘third strike’ burglar with a break-in carried out in Rugby just ten days after his 18th birthday has been jailed for more than three years. Callum Taylor pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the burglary, committed while he...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

Rugby MP discusses universal credit's shortcomings with government minister

Rugby's MP Mark Pawsey met with a government minister to discuss the shortcomings of universal credit following the release of a report which crit On Monday July 16 Mr Pawsey met with minister of state for employment, Alok Sharma, to raise some of the...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

More information is needed about cost of Rugby lottery idea, say councillors

More information is needed surrounding the cost of setting up and running a local lottery in Rugby borough, say councillors. Lottery experts are to be sent questions by members of Rugby Borough Council’s Whittle Overview and Scrutiny Committee about...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

“The character of this street is changing and the community is breaking down" argues councillor speaking...

Concerns over the impact of houses in multiple occupation (HMO) leads committee to block application for another one in Rugby The growing number of houses in HMOs in parts of Rugby has prompted district councillors to take a stand and refuse plans to...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional West
 

UPDATE: Longbow-wielding Rugby man has been charged

A Rugby man who was arrested at a property on Avon Street last night after police received reports of a man wielding 'something that resembled a longbow' has been charged. 39-year-old Andrjez Adrian Wisniewski, of Avon Court, has been charged with...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional West
 

Rugby borough councillors make a stand on green belt traveller pitches

A group of villagers has lost faith in the planning system after a series of Gypsy and Traveller sites were set up near their homes. That was the message from Cllr Tony Gillias (Con Revel and Binley Woods) who urged fellow councillors at this week’s...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional West
 

Councillors reject 16-home Ansty development

Plans for a 16-home development on the outskirts of a Warwickshire village have been rejected because they would have been built on Green Belt land. Councillors at this week’s Rugby Borough Council Planning Committee also considered that the scheme on...

Thursday, 18:59 in Regional West
 

Send us your summer pictures for a chance to become a national winner

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures have hit a high over the past few weeks, everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun. And whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty...

Thursday, 17:19 in Regional West
 

VIDEO: WW2 guns found in canal in Warwick

Weapons from the Second World War have been discovered in a canal in Warwick. A number of guns were found by Paul Price and his family, who are from Long Lawford in Rugby, when they were magnet fishing in the Grand Union Canal in Warwick. Paul said:...

Thursday, 14:55 in Regional West
 

Man wielding longbow arrested in Rugby

A 39-year-old Rugby man was arrested at a property on Avon Street last night after police received reports of a man wielding 'something that resembled a longbow'. The man, who has not been named, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an...

Thursday, 12:20 in Regional West
 

Rugby man convicted of abusing young boy in the 1990s

A Rugby man who sexually abused a young boy on two occasions in the 1990s has heard that ‘the nature of the sentence is inevitable.’ Ronald Brown had denied three charges of indecently assaulting the boy and one of gross indecency with him. And...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional West
 

Rugby's MP votes against government in key EU bill

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey was one of 14 Conservatives who rebelled against the government line by voting against a Brexit Customs Bill amendment on tariffs. Mr Pawsey voted against the amendment, which had been added to the bill as a concession to a...

Thursday, 09:47 in Regional West
 
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