Independent pair switch to Conservatives

In an era of political surprises, Rugby got in on the act last week as leading independent councillor Howard Roberts announced he was returning to the Conservative party.

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Radio 4’s Any Questions? in Rugby this week

Westminster’s only Green MP, a leading economic commentator and Jonathan Dimbleby will be among the high-profile visitors to Rugby tomorrow, Friday.

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Rugby MP: ‘We owe our safety to brave security forces’

The Rugby MP praised the ‘bravery’ of the security services at Westminster ‘keeping MPs safe’ as he spoke to the Advertiser while locked in the Commons Chamber due to the terrorist incident.

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Rugby MP ‘safe’ after ‘terrorist incident’ outside Parliament

An aide for Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said he is safe along with the rest of the MPs after a ‘terrorist incident’ outside the Houses of Parliament today (Wednesday, March 22).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Borough council takes it to the max for tax rise

Rugby Borough Council’s share of the council tax will be going up by the maximum possible before it would need to call a referendum.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Rugby residents asked to have their say on local issues

Residents are being asked what issues they would like to see their councillors focus on this year.

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Rugby Local Plan delayed again

Plans that will shape the 
future of Rugby have been
delayed again - this time by
two months.

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

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 hacked

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 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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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.

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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