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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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Warwickshire Police flying the LGBT+ flag for 50th anniversary of Sexual Offences Act

Warwickshire Police flying the LGBT+ flag for 50th anniversary of Sexual Offences Act

Warwickshire Police are flying the LGBT+ flag today (Thursday July 27) to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act.

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Rugby woman braves the shave to thank charity for support after mum’s tumour op

A school day assistant from Rugby will have her head shaved for a brain injury charity as a thank-you for providing support after her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour last November.

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Water supplies affected after burst pipe in Dunchurch

Water supplies may be affected for people in Dunchurch after a pipe burst this morning (Thursday, July 27).

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No trains to London Euston from Rugby on bank holiday weekend

No trains to London Euston from Rugby on bank holiday weekend

There will be no trains from Rugby to London Euston on Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

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Sergeant’s ‘party-pooping’ plea to keep children safe this summer

A police sergeant from Northamptonshire police has written what he calls a ‘party-pooping plea’ letter to be circulated in schools for parents and carers to read.

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Police release CCTV image after wallet stolen in Rugby nightclub

Warwickshire Police has released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a wallet was stolen in Rugby.

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Perfect job is a 4 day, 24 hour week - with free fruit

Perfect job is a 4 day, 24 hour week - with free fruit

The perfect job is a four-day, 24 hour week with a salary of £61,000-a-year, free fruit and a boss who likes a pint, it has emerged.

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Mark Pawsey MP with Cancer Research UK ambassador Dr Chris Tasker NNL-170726-092812001

Rugby MP backs Cancer Research UK’s aim to keep cancer a top priority for Parliament

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey backed Cancer Research UK’s aim to keep cancer at the top of Parliament’s agenda in a parliamentary event held by the charity in Westminster last week.

Health
Graham Coupland outside his home in Wolvey where the explosion happened. Photo: Slater & Gordon NNL-170725-165702001

Dad still fighting for compensation after Wolvey boiler explosion

A retired father from Wolvey is still fighting for compensation after his coal fire exploded just feet from where he sat on Christmas Day three years ago.

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Volunteer tradesmen and workers helping to repair the drive on Saturday July 23 after cowboy traders left Emily Mackie's drive in a mess

Southam woman ‘overwhelmed’ by community’s response after cowboy traders con her out of thousands

An elderly woman conned out of thousands by cowboy traders was left ‘overwhelmed’ after her community rallied together to repair her unfinished driveway.

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Jessica Smith won the Jordan Shields Sports Coach of the Year trophy

Rugby College students celebrate end of courses with special presentations

Rugby College students have been celebrating their achievements at a special further education awards ceremony at the college.

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Thousands invested in Bilton pub ahead of reopening

A Bilton pub was officially taken over by new owners yesterday (Monday, July 24) and £150,000 was immediately invested to refurbish it ahead of its reopening next month.

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Shire Hall, where Warwickshire County Council sits

Conservatives block Labour motion to extend children’s centres consultation

The deadline for people to give feedback on possible children’s centres cuts in Warwickshire will not be extended after a Labour motion to do so was defeated.

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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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Members of the bowel screening team at the Hospital of St Cross. (L-R) Dr Steve Smith, Lisa Morgan, Kath Woods, Tani Galsinh, Denise Harfield, Linda Partridge, Sarah Orcherton, Kelly Greenhalgh, Lucie Mercer, Dionne Trivedi.

St Cross bowel cancer screening hub honoured for work with fire service

The bowel screening team at the Hospital of St Cross is celebrating after the pioneering project it is part of won a national award for improving cancer treatment outcomes.

Health
Russel Gallacher is walking in aid of PTSD Resolution. NNL-170724-170437001

Hillmorton veteran walking 198 miles for PTSD charity after losing friend

A Hillmorton army veteran of 12 years is set to walk 198 miles to raise money for PTSD Resolution after losing an ex-Royal Marine friend to suicide last year.

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Teens spared jail after stealing more than 20,000 Red Bull cans from lorry near Rugby

The adverts say Red Bull ‘gives you wings’ – but a more than 20,000 cans of the energy drink needed some help to fly off the back of a lorry parked overnight in a layby near Rugby.

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Jason Boon

Southam man lost in Gaydon steals Aston Martin from HQ and drives it home

A Southam man who was stranded in Gaydon in the middle of the night, with no way of getting home, found his way to the Aston Martin headquarters – and drove off in a £200,000 super car.

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