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Rugby Pets at Home not selling rabbits at Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430+ stores, including its Rugby branch this Easter.

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Avon Valley School kickboxers Katelyn Bateman, Bobby Brannen, Liam Radburn and Cameron Mac will represent England at the World Martial Arts Organisations World Championships which will be held in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, in October. NNL-170328-152410001

Rugby school kickboxers to represent country at world championships

Three kickboxers from a Rugby school qualified to represent England at the martial arts world championships in Dublin later this year.

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The dedicated team at Feature hair and beauty.

Birthday highlights for salon

A hair and beauty salon in Coton Park will be celebrating a year of highlights next Friday.

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Dr Jag Barhey

Multi-talented Rugby GP retires at 45

Unlike a certain MP, a Rugby GP is stepping down from his main role to spend time on other projects, ranging from floating homes to fashion.

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Exciting challenges await Rugby people who join paras

Exciting challenges await Rugby people who join paras

Calling all new recuits in Rugby who are up for a challenge!

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Hammer thrower Craig Murch is being sponsored by Lime Tree Village retirement complex in Dunchurch NNL-170328-115329001

Dunchurch retirement community sponsors Rugby hammer thrower

A retirement community in Dunchurch is donating £300 to a well-known Rugby hammer thrower to help pay for this season’s costs.

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Cllr Howard Roberts pictured outside Rugby Town Hall. NNL-170322-102051001

Independent pair switch to Conservatives

In an era of political surprises, Rugby got in on the act last week as leading independent councillor Howard Roberts announced he was returning to the Conservative party.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Stuart opens the new library.

Award-winning author launches new library in Long Buckby

Children at Long Buckby Infant School have started an exciting new chapter thanks to the refurbishment of their library.

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Kellimarie Willis.

Ryton teenager needs your votes for Radio One Big Weekend dream

A teenage singer from Ryton is appealing for people to vote for her in a TV competition that could see her perform at Radio One’s Big Weekend.

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Witness appeal after Coventry City fan attacked by Bristol Rovers fan

Witness appeal after Coventry City fan attacked by Bristol Rovers fan

A 24-year-old Coventry City fan was attacked by a travelling Bristol Rovers fan after the two sides played each other at the Ricoh Arena this Saturday (March 25).

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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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Emergency services called to two incidents in Shilton area

Emergency services called to two incidents in Shilton area

Emergency services were called out to two incidents just one mile away from each other on the B4029 this morning.

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Free gelato at new Rugby ice cream parlour

A new ice cream parlour and cafe in Rugby town centre is offering free gelato from 3-5pm for its opening on Thursday (March 30).

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Kellimarie Willis

Ryton singer aiming to win competition to perform at major music festival

A teenage singer from Ryton is appealing for the public to help her win a TV competition that will see her perform at music festival Radio One’s Big Weekend.

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Be Clear on Cancer 'abdominal symptoms' roadshow event manager Chris Ryder at Bullring Shopping Centre. Photo by Jonathan Hipkiss/Public Health England NNL-170327-131302001

Cancer awareness roadshow in Rugby

A roadshow raising awareness about ‘tummy troubles’ lasting three weeks or more potentially being a sign of cancer is in Rugby today (Tuesday, March 28).

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Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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Two Rugby schools set to form multi-academy trust

Two schools in Rugby launched consultations on a proposal to form a co-operative multi-academy trust today (Monday, March 27).

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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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Former Rugby man convicted of sexual abuse of girl, 14

A former Rugby man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and has been remanded in custody while a pre-sentence report is prepared on him.

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