'Worrying increase' in children across Warwickshire seeking help for mental health issues

A spokesperson for mental health services for young people in Warwickshire has spoken of a ‘worrying’ trend after data obtained by the Advertiser revealed referrals increased by more than half in the last five years.

Dozens of jobs at Age UK Warwickshire at risk

Age UK Warwickshire has responded to suggestions it may be planning to make up to 90 staff members redundant.
Queens Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Olympic star to host free swimming class in Rugby

Olympic silver medallist and two-time world 10km open water swimming champion Keri-anne Payne will be hosting a free swimming masterclass at Queens Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, Rugby on Sunday October 22.

(Right) Mike Fielding.

Retired Rugby teacher sets up Sierra Leone school

A retired Rugby teacher has returned from Sierra Leone and spoken of his time battling government corruption, teaching  ex-child soldiers and taking measures to protect villagers from Ebola.

Traffic news.

Lane closed on major Rugby road

One lane of a major Rugby road is closed, causing traffic to move slowly.

Buy pumpkins from 'reliable' source, say police following spate of Warwickshire thefts

Those planning to buy pumpkins for Halloween are being advised to ensure they use a reliable source after a spate of thefts in the area.
Warwickshire Police give Halloween safety advice

Warwickshire Police give Halloween safety advice

Police are offering tips for a safe and fun halloween - including 'trick-or-treat' etiquette that could help spare awkwardness.
Crime news

Rugby police appeal after ATM theft

Detectives in Rugby are appealing for information after an ATM was stolen from Hollowell Way during the early hours of Tuesday, October 17.

Knives handed in at Leamington police station.

Knife amnesty sees 600 knives taken off streets

600 knives have been handed in to police stations across Warwickshire and West Mercia as part of a knife surrender campaign.

Police at the Avon Mill roundabout, looking north on Leicester Road. Credit: Tom Buxton.

Major Rugby road closed due to ongoing incident

Police closed a major Rugby road due to an incident earlier today.
Crime news

Rugby Police appeal after teenage girl sexually assaulted

Detectives from Rugby are appealing for witnesses following a recent report of a sexual assault on a teenage girl on Friday September 29.

Chloe Wilkins

Girl, nine, decides to cut hair to help charity

A nine-year-old girl from Bilton is raising money and is set to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust - a charity which uses donated hair to make wigs for seriously ill children.

St Peter's Church, Wolfhampcote

Petition demands Facebook fixes 'plague village' error

A photographer has set up a petition to Facebook to demand the site fixes a geo-tagging error which is saying posts across Warwickshire are coming from an abandoned ‘plague’ village.

Latest news

New nightclub set to open in Rugby

A new nightclub is set to open in Rugby town centre later this month.

Work on the retail park extension

Elliott's Field developer launches green community grant scheme

The developer behind the £20 million Elliott's Field retail park extension has launched a community grant scheme which will see local groups supported with environmental projects.

Mr Javid (front right) speaking with Richard Coppell, development director for Urban & Civic during the visit.

Government minister views progress at Houlton housing development

Communities secretary Sajid Javid visited the Houlton mast site development in Rugby to view its 'progress'.
Crime news.

Police warning after scam calls

Police are warning the public to vigilant after a number of reports from residents across the Rugby borough about scam phone calls.

Work is underway on the new Argos store within Sainsburys on Dunchurch Road.

Argos set to open new Rugby store in November

Argos will open a digital store in Rugby on November 1.

Left to right: Linda Wainscot, Andrew Taylor and Richard Coppell, development director for Urban & Civic, outside St Gabriels CofE Primary Academy.

Rugby's newest school opens doors to parents

Rugby’s newest school is set to open its doors to parents this week in a series of information events ahead of the school welcoming its first children in September 2018.

Paddox Primary School.

Rugby school 'delighted' over police plan to tackle problem parking

Rugby Town East Safer Neighbourhood team is set to patrol Paddox Primary School after residents identified unsafe parking as a serious issue in the area.
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