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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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It is claimed people have been left struggling with bills since the introduction of Universal Credit.

Rugby group says benefit system is an attack on the poor - but MP stands by it

The spokesperson for a Rugby political group has denounced Universal Credit as an “attack on the poor” after collecting reports of residents’ struggles with the benefit system.

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(Left) the existing constituency and (right), the proposed changes.

Rugby political groups speak out over proposed boundary changes

Political groups are having their say over proposals to alter Rugby constituency - with one group branding the plans 'an affront to democracy'.
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Diane Abbott meets Conservative Rugby MP, Mark Pawsey. Photo: Rugby Labour.

'Road to Downing Street' passes through town, says Diane Abbott during Rugby visit

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott paid a visit to the town on Saturday and declared that the ‘Road to Downing Street’ passes through the town.

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Rugby council officer and wife took their own lives hears inquest

A dedicated officer from Rugby Borough Council and his wife took their own lives after struggling with her condition following a stroke, an inquest has heard.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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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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‘Big victory’ for Hillmorton group after council throws out plans for 220 houses near Barby Lane

‘Big victory’ for Hillmorton group after council throws out plans for 220 houses near Barby Lane

A Hillmorton campaign group is celebrating a ‘big victory’ after 10 Rugby councillors voted unanimously to refuse planning permission for two applications to build a total of 220 homes in Barby Lane near Rains Brook Valley.

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Shire Hall, where Warwickshire County Council sits

Children’s services in Warwickshire ‘require improvement’

An Ofsted inspection has found services for vulnerable children in Warwickshire require improvement.

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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.

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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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Rugby MP welcomes contaminated blood inquiry

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey welcomed the government’s announcement of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal as a constituent is among those affected.

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Peter Realf (left) with Rugby MP Mark Pawsey at the relaunch of the All-Party Parliamenty Group on Brain Tumours NNL-171207-100927001

Bereaved Rugby dad hopeful for ‘new era’ in brain tumour research funding

A Rugby father who lost his only son to a brain tumour has welcomed what he hopes will be a ‘new era’ for patients and their families.

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Rugby Local Plan submitted to government for inspection

Rugby’s draft plan for housing and business development to 2031 is one step closer to being set in stone as the council has submitted it for inspection by the government.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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The back garden of Chen's Takeway in Rugby, which was fined �2,000 for food hygiene offences. The photo was taken during the inspection.

Chinese takeaway in Rugby fined thousands of pounds for food hygiene offences

Flies were found hovering over bowls of cooked pork which were left in the back garden of a Chinese takeaway near Rugby town centre.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Rugby MP Mark Pawsey in the House of Commons NNL-170702-114528001

Rugby MP explains public sector pay cap amendment vote

Rugby’s MP Mark Pawsey explained why he voted against an amendment criticising the Queen’s Speech for not having the cap on public sector pay lifted.

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