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Fight continues against Rokeby Fields plan

Protesters fighting to save Rokeby Playing Fields are urging residents to oppose a planning application to build two schools on the site.

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Warwickshire County Council

Warwickshire Conservatives’ cuts plan would keep firefighters in jobs but hundreds of council staff would still lose theirs

Plans made by Warwickshire County Council’s Conservative Group in the face of large budget cuts could mean that Firefighters will keep their jobs and more social workers will be employed.

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Warwickshire County Council

Hundreds of jobs at risk in county council cuts

Hundreds of jobs could be lost at Warwickshire County Council as part of cuts which will affect some of the most vulnerable people across the area.

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Grieving relatives upset by thoughtless drivers at Rugby cemetery

A call to ban vehicles from using a cemetery in Rugby has been made by a resident who has complained to the council after seeing cars driving close to grave plots.

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Petition to asks for a re-think on green bins suspension

A petition is to be launched next week calling on Rugby Borough Council to reverse its controversial decision to suspend the green bins service for three months.

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New chance to have a say on Rugby local plan begins

After a dramatic consultation period over the controversial Local Plan, the unexpected second phase kicked off yesterday, Wednesday.

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Warwickshire County Council

Rugby borough takes in two Syrian refugee families

A group of Syrian refugees has been successfully resettled in the county with two families being re-homed in Rugby.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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A computer image of what the proposed retail park could look like

Call for action to halt further decline of Rugby town centre

Rugby’s town centre management company is urging the borough council to take action before approving plans to expand an out-of-town shopping centre.

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Cllrs Sue Roodhouse, Bill Lewis, Jerry Roodhouse, Marion Nash and Tim Douglas give the thumbs down to Rugby's decision

Green bin suspension slammed by local Lib Dems

The decision to suspend Rugby’s green bin collection service for three months over Christmas has been labelled a waste of money.

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People have been queuing up to have their say at the advice sessions being held around the borough.

Advice teams help Rugby local plan objections to grow

The sterling work of a number of the campaign groups fighting the draft Local Plan is ensuring people’s protests are heard.

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Calls for Warwickshire people to ‘stand up and fight’ council cuts

Calls for Warwickshire people to ‘stand up and fight’ council cuts

A councillor has urged residents to speak up over budget cuts of £67million to the county’s budget.

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Warwickshire trading standards: ‘ham and cheese’ pizzas did not contain ham or cheese

Warwickshire trading standards: ‘ham and cheese’ pizzas did not contain ham or cheese

Cheese that was actually non-dairy fat oil and ham that was really turkey or chicken were just two problems identified with takeaway pizzas examined by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

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Rugby BC rejects Rugby MP’s plea on Local Plan

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey wrote to Rugby Borough Council requesting that the period of consultation on the updated Local Plan is doubled from six to 12 weeks.

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County says no to new grammar schools

New grammar schools have been officially opposed by county councillors after they debated the idea in a meeting last week.

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