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County councillor steps down from cabinet following ‘breach of protocol’

A Warwickshire county councillor has stepped down from his cabinet role following an ‘unintended breach of protocol’.

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Rugby Local Plan’s big day looms - with a twist in store

The next big vote on Rugby Borough Council’s Local Plan takes place at The Benn Hall tomorrow evening, Wednesday, at 7pm, open to all.

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Rugby council warns people to resist open water swimming

Residents have been warned by Rugby Borough Council to keep out of open water as temperatures continue to soar to avoid cold shock.

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Plans to replace eight Rugby children’s centres with three ‘family hubs’

Children’s services in Rugby are under threat as the county council is consulting on plans to replace eight centres with ‘family hubs’.

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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Warwickshire parents pay for council letters sent without postage

Parents across Warwickshire were made to pay to receive letters from the county council as they were accidentally sent without postage.

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Rugby council website applauded as example of best practice

Rugby Borough Council’s website was commended for its accessibility for the second year running and hailed as an example of best practice.

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Jeremy Wright was re-elected MP for Kenilworth and Southam

ELECTION: Conservative candidate Jeremy Wright holds Kenilworth and Southam

The Conservative candidate Jeremy Wright was re-elected as MP for Kenilworth and Southam in the early hours of this morning (Friday June 9) after Thursday’s general election.

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Mark Pawsey re-elected as Conservative MP for Rugby

Mark Pawsey was re-elected as Conservative MP for Rugby & Bulkington, increasing his share of the vote to more than 50 per cent.

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GENERAL ELECTION LIVE: Conservative candidate Jeremy Wright retains seat

GENERAL ELECTION LIVE: Conservative candidate Jeremy Wright retains seat

Conservative candidate Jeremy Wright has retained his seat in Kenilworth and Southam with 31,207 votes.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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The general election candidates for Rugby and Bulkington. (L-R clockwise) Graham Bliss, Claire Edwards, Mark Pawsey, Jerry Roodhouse. NNL-170531-173533001

GENERAL ELECTION LIVE: Mark Pawsey re-elected as Rugby MP

Conservative Party candidate Mark Pawsey has been re-elected as Rugby and Bulkington MP.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Poetry workshop at Rugby Library to mark Refugee Week

Rugby Library is hosting a poetry workshop and performance to mark the start of Refugee Week next Saturday (June 17).

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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From left: Rob Ballantyne (Greens), Harry Cottam (UKIP), Richard Dickson (Lib Dems), Bally Singh (Labour), Jeremy Wright (Conservatives)

Meet the general election candidates for Kenilworth and Southam

Five candidates are standing for the Kenilworth and Southam seat on Thursday’s general election, and here are their reasons on why you should vote for them:

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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The general election candidates for Rugby and Bulkington. (L-R clockwise) Graham Bliss, Claire Edwards, Mark Pawsey, Jerry Roodhouse. NNL-170531-173533001

Meet the general election candidates for Rugby

Meet the candidates hoping to win your vote in the general election to become MP for Rugby and Bulkington.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Anger over all Conservative chair roles for Warwickshire council’s scrutiny committees

Warwickshire’s Conservative group has been accused of ‘attempting to restrict democracy’ following the appointment of scrutiny committee chairperson roles on the county council.

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