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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 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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63 per cent said they feel like a taxi service

Rugby taxi drivers will be trained to spot child sexual exploitation signs

Taxi and private hire drivers in Rugby will be trained in spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation as a requirement of their licence.

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Cllr Alan Cockburn

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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Ed Balls visited Claremont Children's Centre in 2009 as the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, accompanied by former Rugby MP Andy King

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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PM Theresa May

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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One of the letters sent to parents by Warwickshire County Council without postage. Photo: Dale Keeling NNL-171206-122446001

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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