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.

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.

Cllr Lisa Parker.

Rugby cycleway project given green light thanks to £50,000 grant

An ambitious plan to improve the stretch of Rugby’s Great Central Way between the Pytchley and Hillmorton bridges can go ahead thanks to a generous grant.

Campaigners looked for the Local Plan in Rugby Library on Monday but it wasn't there. NNL-160926-164847001

Protest group quick to provoke action from Rugby Borough Council over missing plan documents

Consultation on Rugby’s controversial Local Plan started today, Monday and provoked an immediate response from campaign group About Turn.

Protesters at a rally earlier in the summer, get their message across. NNL-160921-104022001

Time to speak out on Rugby’s Local Plan

Let battle commence... opposition to Rugby Borough Council’s Local Plan has been gathering momentum and the official time to speak out starts today.

The opening ceremony for Centenary Park in Newbold, which received praise in the judges comments.

Rugby takes gold in Heart of England in Bloom competition

Rugby has been presented with yet another gold award by Heart of England in Bloom judges.

Youngsters will have the chance to learn about their environment at a Bug Hunt in Hillmorton this month.

Chance for kids to explore the great outdoors in Hillmorton

Youngsters in Hillmorton will have the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and learn about nature next weekend.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Celebrations earlier in the summer for the grant from SITA Trust, now the SUEZ Communities Trust. NNL-160830-132414001

Great news for Rugby park life

Work to expand the play area at Millennium Green in Rugby has started thanks to a £50,000 grant from WREN, meaning the revamp of the Craven Road park has now secured more than £100,000 in funding.

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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At Centenary Park are Green Spaces Officer Colin Horton, and Parks and Grounds Manager Chris Worman.

Two of Rugby’s parks scoop Green Flag prizes

Two parks in Rugby have picked up a prestigious Green Flag awards thanks to their high levels of care and unique designs.

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