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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Political parties put point across after budget for Warwickshire is set

Warwickshire County Council has set out its budget for the coming year under “challenging circumstances” which mean the authority must again make large cuts.

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Warwickshire County Council budget includes tax rise of four per cent and job cuts are likely

Tax payers in Warwickshire will pay extra to soften the blow of budget cuts on social services and to ensure the jobs of tens of fire and rescue service staff are not lost over the next three years.

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Last-ditch attempt to see off green bin charge defeated

An opt-in garden waste collection service costing £40 a year will launch in April, after approval was given at a meeting of Rugby Borough Council held yesterday, Tuesday, February 7.

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Warwickshire County Council websites were 'attacked' over the weekend.

Warwickshire County Council websites hacked

Warwickshire County Council were forced to take down some of their websites today after they were ‘attacked’ over the weekend.

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Rugby council rents in line for a cut

Rugby Borough Council rents are set to drop by one per cent from April. This would see average weekly rents reduce from £84.06 per week to £83.22 per week, with service charges set to stay roughly the same.

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Warwickshire County Council Budget: tax rise will barely soften service funding cuts blow

Taxpayers will have to pay more to help Warwickshire County Council contend with further budget cuts of £34 million this year which will lead to a reduction in funding for several important services in the county.

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Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright

Kenilworth MP explains why he backed Brexit Bill

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright voted in support of last night’s Brexit Bill despite backing the Remain campaign last year.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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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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