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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Northlands Primary School pupils help build a pond dipping area at Draycote Water. Photo: Severn Trent NNL-170519-151846001

School children help build new habitat at Draycote Water

Schoolchildren were invited to help contractors build a pond dipping area at Draycote Water in a great example of teamwork.

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Cllr Neil Sandison, Cllr Dale Keeling, Keith Ward, Colleen Stevens and Cllr Sue Roodhouse called for action to save the bandstand in October NNL-160310-170428001

Work begins to restore Whitehall Rec as funds secured

Improvements to Whitehall Recreation Ground began on Friday (May 5) after securing funds to restore the cordoned-off bandstand and give the park a facelift.

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UPDATE: Apology after burst pipe leaves hundreds without water in Rugby

Severn Trent apologised after a burst pipe left hundreds of Rugby residents without water or with low pressure this morning (Thursday, May 4).

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Families will love pond dipping at Wildfest. Photo: Lee Griffiths/Warwickshire Wildlife Trust NNL-170420-163426001

A truly wild day out at Brandon Marsh

A truly wild day out is in store for all ages at Brandon Marsh with a variety of outdoor activities organised by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday (April 29).

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Photo by Rugby Borough Council

Appeal for witnesses after seven tonnes of rubbish dumped on the Fosse Way

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after seven tonnes of rubbish was dumped in a lay-by on the Fosse Way.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Warwickshire pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Oakfield protesters before the Co-op closed the rec. NNL-170304-152751001

Save Oakfield urges Co-op to sell up after it withdraws housing appeal

There’s been a major twist to the controversial application by Heart of England Co-op for houses to be built on Oakfield Rec in Rugby.

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You will have to pay �40 to have your garden waste collected by the council NNL-170802-171943001

Free green bin collection ends today

Today (Friday, March 31) is the last day of free green bin collections in Rugby – the new paid service starts on Monday.

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Dog owners warned after Alabama Rot case confirmed near Warwick

Dog owners warned after Alabama Rot case confirmed near Warwick

A local veterinary group is warning dog owners to be vigilant after a case of the Alabama Rot disease was confirmed near Warwick this week.

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Water voles are starting to reappear in north Warwickshire. Photo by Margaret Holland/Warkwickshire Wildlife Trust NNL-170328-103713001

Saving Ratty: Rugby canals enhanced to help water voles

A stretch of the Oxford Canal north of Rugby is being made more water vole-friendly by Warkwickshire Wildlife Trust with the help of a £61,600 grant.

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Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, and pupils from Brownsover Community School launch Rugby in Bloom at the Sir Frank Whittle sculpture in Chestnut Fields. Photo by Rugby Borough Council NNL-170327-112841001

Sir Frank Whittle inspires Rugby In Bloom theme

The 80th anniversary of the first successful test Sir Frank Whittle’s jet engine inspired this year’s Rugby in Bloom theme.

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The roadworks have a new finishing date

End almost in sight for roundabout work

The latest revised version of the finishing date for the Cawston roundabout works has been confirmed by the county council – with an apology for the delays. The changes to the roundabout were triggered by the planning permission for the new homes on the Lime Tree Village side of the road

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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The protests have continued at Oakfield Rec - though this protest banner and the Co-op agents official sign it was placed over, were blown down by Storm Doris. NNL-170315-094014001

Save Oakfield campaign gears up for Co-op battle

It’s been a long and bitter battle and now Save Oakfield campaigners are calling for support ahead of the next, crucial stage of their fight.

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New petition launched against Rugby Borough’s green bin charge

The council tax bills came out around Rugby borough as promised last week and appeared to trigger a swift response about the charges for garden waste collections.

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Cllr Jerry Roodhouse. NNL-170227-111932001

Rugby residents urged to get composting

In the wake of the borough council’s decision to charge residents £40 a year for a green bin from April, Rugby Lib Dems are calling for a compost revolution to improve how we recycle food and green waste.

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Chris Worman, Rugby Borough Council's parks and grounds manager, receives his MBE medal from Prince Charles. (Photo courtesy of The Crown)

Rugby parks manager presented with MBE by Prince Charles

A parks and ground manager for Rugby Borough Council has been presented an MBE medal.

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Photos taken at Rugby Grill House. 
Photos by Rugby Borough Council.

Rugby takeaway owner prosecuted after breaching 10 food hygiene regulations

A mouldy pizza from a Rugby takeaway prompted inspections that led to the discovery of 10 breaches of food hygiene regulations.

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