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Rugby needs a new Deputy Mayor after councillor quits

Rugby is looking for a new Deputy Mayor after Helen Taylor stepped down from her role as a Conservative borough councillor.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Rugby Labour campaigns against rail fare rises

Labour Party campaigners gathered outside Rugby railway station on Tuesday to hand out more than 400 leaflets about fare rises to commuters.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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U-turn over Rugby green bin collections

Green bin collections will start again after Rugby Borough Council brokered a funding deal to resume the service.

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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 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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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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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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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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