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Rugby dog walker opens play park for pooches

A dog walker has opened a play park for her woof pack to run around to their hearts’ content in Rugby.

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Brownsover Surgery community space ‘needs to get teens off streets’

Getting teenagers off the streets was the dominant suggestion from people in Brownsover when the Advertiser asked about the new surgery’s proposed community space.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey was unanimously backed to seek re-election by the Conservative Party. Photo: Mark Pawsey NNL-170428-114939001

Rugby MP unanimously backed as Tory candidate in general election

Conservative Rugby MP Mark Pawsey was unanimously supported by his party last night (Thursday, April 27) to stand in the general election.

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Grand opening of new shop in Rugby town centre

The grand opening of a new soft furnishings and furniture shop has taken place in Rugby town centre.

London to Paris bike ride is tribute to Rugby man’s bravery

London to Paris bike ride is tribute to Rugby man’s bravery

Family and friends of a much-loved Rugby man who died aged just 24 are saddling up to raise money for charity in his memory.

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Warwick Hospital’s maternity care unit still ‘requires improvement’ according to care commission

Warwick Hospital’s maternity department still ‘requires improvement’ along with its medical care, according to an update into a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Naomi Walsh, health care assistant, Cheryl Stokes, clinical sister, and Sarah Barker from the Knit and Natter Group trying out a selection of twiddlemuffs in the Bluebell Lounge at the hospital. NNL-170425-160717001

St Cross: Knitting groups get busy to help hospital

The Knit and Natter group, who meet at St Peter and St John’s Church in Rugby’s Clifton Road, have presented some ‘twiddlemuffs’ to nurses at the Hospital of St Cross.

Crescent School Year 3 pupils who will be in the new Year 4 classes this September with headmaster Huw Marshall. Photo: Crescent School NNL-170425-145541001

Rugby primary school doubling year to meet demand

An independent primary school in Rugby is doubling its Year 4 classes from September after a consultation.

‘Minor’ injuries after Straight Mile horsebox crash

‘Minor’ injuries after Straight Mile horsebox crash

A person suffered ‘minor’ injuries after a crash involving a car and a horsebox on Straight Mile near Rugby yesterday (Wednesday, April 26).

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‘Clear way forward’: Rugby council’s priorities plan approved

The ruling Rugby Conservative councillors’ plan for the next three years was approved on Tuesday with promises for their progress to be scrutinised annually.


Mayor gives pledge to protect pub closures

THE Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to help halt the decline in the number of pubs in the capital, as he released new figures that reveal the number of locals in have fallen by a quarter since 2001.

Louise Warner (Miss Mercia), Emily Bunce (Miss Coventry & Warwickshire), St. George (Scott Inskip), Vanishika Anand (Junior Miss Coventry & Warwickshire) & Sydney Wheatley (Junior Miss Rugby). NNL-170424-123521009

Community comes together to celebrate St George’s Day in Rugby

Rugby celebrated St George’s Day with a variety of fun events for all the family at the weekend.

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Councillors agree to tackle rural GPs shortage in Rugby borough

Councillors unanimously agreed at a meeting last night (Tuesday, April 25) to put pressure on the Health Secretary and Rugby’s MP in a bid to tackle the shortage of GPs in rural areas.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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WATCH: Kenilworth rescue dog with shaggy ruff which bares uncanny resemblance to Shakespeare

An animal charity in Kenwilworth is looking to re-home a rescue dog which bears an uncanny resemblance to another Warwickshire resident, William Shakespeare.

Draycote Water Sailing Club, hosted a learn to sail open day recently, offering the opportunity to have a go at sailing and wind surfing for free. NNL-170213-172316001

Draycote Water visitors urged to stay out of reservoir

Draycote Water visitors are being reminded to stay safe and out of the water.

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Police appealing for information after spate of cars thefts near Rugby

Police are appealing for information after three vehicles were stolen from homes near Rugby.

Employees of Roadchef's Watford Gap Services collect their award

Watford Gap Services scoop top prize for improvement

Watford Gap Services was voted as the most improved site of the year at a company awards ceremony this month.

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Thieves target sports clubs in Rugby

Police are reminding residents to be vigilant after three sports clubs in Rugby were broken into.

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