Town’s park comes out on top at awards

A park in Rugby has been crowned the most improved Fields in Trust site across whole of the UK.

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Green bins

Petition to asks for a re-think on green bins suspension

A petition is to be launched next week calling on Rugby Borough Council to reverse its controversial decision to suspend the green bins service for three months.

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Colin Horton, a green spaces officer at Rugby Borough Council, and Cllr Lisa Parker, the council's portfolio holder for environment and public realm, at the park in Hollowell Way. NNL-161125-175002001

Brownsover park is in the money

The refurbishment of Brownsover’s Hollowell Way park has been boosted by a £50,000 grant from Suez Communities Trust.

Yep, food recycling's a winner. Warwickshire County Council Waste Management representatives Caroline Faulkner (left) and Ruth Payne being presented with WCCs Gold Green Apple Award by Francois Sonnet  founder of the Solar Coin  at the Houses of Parliament. NNL-161121-145715001

Guess what... food recycling in green bins is a winner

Would you believe it... just as Rugby Borough prepares to stop green bin collections for three months, the county council has won an award for food waste recycling.

The big bins are saving big money. NNL-161115-094546001

Big bin bonanza for Rugby

Rugby Borough Council has reduced its annual waste collections by 49,591 in 12 months after replacing 56 traditional bins with 23 ‘smart’ units.

Mr Pawsey with Severn Trents Nicole Westcott and Malcolm Smith. NNL-161114-163321001

Keep Brinklow safe - keep nappies and wipes out of the sewers

MP Mark Pawsey has visited the Severn Trent sewage treatment works in Brinklow to see the problems caused by people flushing nappies, wipes and sanitary products down their toilets. Earlier this year, a key piece of equipment had to shut down at Brinklow because of a build-up of products such as wipes and nappies


VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Cllrs Sue Roodhouse, Bill Lewis, Jerry Roodhouse, Marion Nash and Tim Douglas give the thumbs down to Rugby's decision

Green bin suspension slammed by local Lib Dems

The decision to suspend Rugby’s green bin collection service for three months over Christmas has been labelled a waste of money.

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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Anna Perry presents her Rokeby protest song. NNL-161017-162205001

If music be the food of protest, Rokeby hopes to play on

Rokeby residents campaigning to keep their playing fields as an open space were given a pleasant surprise at the weekend.

Caldecott Park.

Rugby scoops gold at Britain in Bloom awards

Hard work has paid off once again for Rugby as the town won gold in the Britain in Bloom awards last night (Friday).

Rokeby residents enjoying their treasured green space. NNL-161010-133410001

Rokeby’s fight to save green space steps up a gear

The campaign against the controversial plans for two new schools to be built on Rokeby’s precious green space has taken a new twist.

Kill The Quarry protesters prepare for the next stage of the fight against the quarry, off the straight mile near Bourton-on-Dunsmore.

Campaigners vow to continue Straight Mile quarry fight

The size of the threatened quarry along the Straight Mile has been reduced but is still number one in the county council’s list of new sites.

One of the kilns discovered during excavation.

Roman settlement uncovered in Hillmorton

Archaeologists have made some exciting finds just off the Ashlawn Road in Hillmorton.

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Killer Asian Hornets UK invasion worse than we thought

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed.

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The collections will resume in March.

Rugby green bin collections to be put on hold for three months at Christmas

Rugby’s green bin collection service is set to be suspended for a three-month period over Christmas.

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Residents at Vicarage Road were named winners of the competition.

Competition victory for Vicarage Road residents

Greenfingered residents at one of New Direction’s homes for learning and physically disabled people have won the charity’s annual gardening competition.

Huge swathes of green space around Rugby are under threat from Rugby's draft Local Plan. NNL-160928-093953001

Big turnout expected for rally against Rugby’s draft Local Plan

The campaign to stop huge swathes of countryside around Rugby being swamped by housing many people say is unnecessary is in full swing.

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