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Warwickshire residents encouraged to ‘fight fat’ in sewers by recycling

Severn Trent is encouraging people across Warwickshire to ‘fight fat’ and help keep the sewers clear of blockages.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Tesco to clear dumped River Avon trolleys

Tesco has agreed to clear dumped trolleys from the River Avon near its Leicester Road superstore in Rugby after Rugby Green Party called the issue a disgrace.

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Man says council let park grow into a wilderness

A man has spoken out against Rugby Borough Council over a park he says has been left to grow into a wilderness after a tree-planting project.

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Campaigners welcome Rugby council’s formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec

Rugby Borough Council has submitted a formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec in a bid to get the much-loved green space reopened since being fenced off by its owners, much to the .

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Pupils cut the ribbon to open The Hideout with Karl Curtis, director of reserves and community engagement. Photo: Paula Irish/Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. NNL-170725-135445001

Pupils open new bird hide at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Primary school pupils have officially opened a new bird hide at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve in time for the school summer holidays.

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Pictured at Millennium Green celebrating Rugby's five Green Flags are (back row L-R) Cllr Maggie O'Rourke, New Bilton edible gardening project (Gladstone Green); Cllr Lisa Parker (seated) Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm; Chris Greer, Rainsbrook Crematorium; Colin Horton, Rugby Borough Council parks team (front row L-R) Ryan Chambers (kneeling) Caldecott Park; Beatric Noble with mum Amber Merrick Potter, Benn's Friends (Millennium Green); Katelyn Cartwright with mum Alison Jack, Benn's Friends; Steve Wright, Benn's Friends; Trevor Hoyte (kneeling) Caldecott Park. NNL-170718-101408001

Five Rugby parks recognised in prestigious Green Flag Awards

Five parks in Rugby are among the best in the world after being awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award, it was announced today (Tuesday, July 18).

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Burst water pipe in Rugby leaves houses flooded

A burst water pipe in Rugby yesterday morning (Sunday July 16) caused three houses to be flooded.

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The Rugby Road, Dunchurch, footpath was mown to improve cyclists' visibility. Photo: Ilke Cochrane NNL-170626-171359001

Complaints after wildflowers on Dunchurch footpath cut down

Beautiful wildflowers next to a footpath in Dunchurch were mown down because of concerns for cyclists’ visibility, much to the dismay of residents.

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Travellers facing eviction after moving onto Rugby park

Travellers facing eviction after moving onto Rugby park

Travellers are facing court proceedings as the council aims to evict them after setting up a ‘camp’ at a park in Rugby last night (Tuesday, June 20).

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Hazel dormice were being introduced into the Warwickshire population at a secret location on Tuesday. MHLC-20-06-17 hazel dormice NNL-170620-221618009

Rare hazel dormice released into Warwickshire woods in effort to boost wild population

A secluded wood in Warwickshire was the scene for the reintroduction of an endangered species yesterday (Tuesday June 21).

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Residents and horse stables staff, that are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, if the pig farm gets the go ahead. NNL-170613-231723009

Stables ‘in jeopardy’ from Grandborough pig farm plan

A stables providing riding lessons for the disabled near Grandborough claims its future is in jeopardy if a proposed pig farm next door is given planning permission.

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Beekeeper finds Rugby swarm a new home

An eagle-eyed passer-by spotted a swarm of bees attracted to a tree in Addison Road park in Rugby on Saturday and contacted the Warwickshire Bee Keeping Association (WBKA).

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Bishop of Leicester pays tribute to Rugby couple found dead

The Bishop of Leicester said he was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the deaths of Rugby couple Mary and Sean Lawson.

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Council environment chief and wife found dead at Rugby home

One of Rugby Borough Council’s chief officers and his wife were found dead at their Rugby home on Sunday (May 28).

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

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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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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