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Billion pound deal to change West Midlands rail operator

A £1bn deal to provide longer trains has been revealed as a new operator will be taking over the West Midlands franchise to replace London Midland.

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A road sweeper caught fire on the M69. Photo: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

VIDEO: Road sweeper devastated after catching fire on M69

A road sweeper was left devastated after catching fire on the M69 near Wolvey yesterday (Monday, August 7).

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Dignitaries at the link road site off Hillmorton Lane. (L-R) Urban&Civic project director Richard Coppell, Stephen Tomkins from Galliford Try, Warwickshire County Council officer Mark Ryder, Lindsey Richards from Homes and Communities Agency, Rugby Borough Council deputy leader Heather Timms, county council oortfolio holder for environment Cllr Jeff Clarke, Rob Back from the borough council and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey MP. Photo: Urban&Civic NNL-170728-172513001

Ground broken to begin work on Houlton link road

Dignitaries gathered on the site of a 1.5-mile link road which will connect the new mast site development of Houlton and Rugby town centre to mark work beginning today (Friday, July 28).

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No trains to London Euston from Rugby on bank holiday weekend

No trains to London Euston from Rugby on bank holiday weekend

There will be no trains from Rugby to London Euston on Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

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Rosie the cat was run over on The Kent. Photo: Ann Palmer NNL-170721-155034001

Hillmorton speeding concerns in spotlight after kitten killed by car

A Hillmorton resident is heart-broken after her beloved kitten was run over and killed – putting speeding motorists on a notorious road back in the spotlight.

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VIDEO: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how “all hell broke loose” as the plane she was travelling on dropped towards the sea.

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Jet2 has apologised after the incident

Terrifying moment plane ‘fell from the sky’ during flight home from Ibiza as passenger texted his goodbyes

An airline passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on plummeted towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

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A car crashed into the railings on North Street in Rugby town centre on Saturday. Photo: Rugby Town Centre

Relief no one was hurt in Rugby town centre car crash

A car smashed into railings in Rugby town centre on Saturday (July 15) - fortunately no one was hurt but bystanders were worried it could have been much worse.
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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Bilton car crash

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Bilton car crash

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Bilton yesterday evening (Thursday, July 13).

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‘Truly missed’: Family tribute to motorist killed in M45 crash

The man who died in a crash on the M45 near Dunchurch has been named and his family said he will be ‘truly missed’ in a tribute released today (Friday, July 14).

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Major rail delays between Rugby and London after fault

An earlier fault with the signalling system is causing major delays between Rugby and London today (Thursday, July 13).

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Three-vehicle crash on A5 near Wibtoft

A crash involving two cars and a HGV lorry on the A5 near Wibtoft caused delays for motorists this afternoon (Wednesday, July 12).

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HORRIFIC: The scene of the crash

GRAPHIC VIDEO: The devastating crash footage police want drivers using their phone at the wheel to see

Police are urging drivers who continue to use their phones at the wheel to watch this devastating crash footage.

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Traffic on the A45 eastbound after a crash on the M45. NNL-170607-084432001

Man dies in ‘serious’ crash on M45 near Dunchurch

A man died after a ‘serious’ crash on the M45 near Dunchurch earlier this morning (Thursday, July 6).

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Two people die in M1 crash at Catthorpe interchange

Two people die in M1 crash at Catthorpe interchange

Two people died in a crash on the M1 at the Catthorpe interchange yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, July 4).

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An artist's impression of the Houlton link road bridge. Photo: Urban&Civic

Find out more about Rugby mast site link road

Developers of the new neighbourhood on the mast site are holding an information event about the link road connecting it to Rugby tomorrow (Wednesday, July 5).

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Three people hospitalised in two-car crash near Wolvey

Three people hospitalised in two-car crash near Wolvey

Three people were taken to hospital, with one suspended upside down in his car, after a crash near Wolvey today (Monday, July 3).

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Harrison Ballantyne, 11, died near a rail depot in Daventry on June 27.

Parents of Northamptonshire boy killed on railway lines pay tribute to “thoughtful” and “talented” son

The parents of a boy who lost his life earlier this week on a freight line in Northamptonshire have paid tribute to their “beautiful son”.
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Flowers have been left near to where a boy died after being electrocuted at DIRFT rail repot near Crick. Photo: British Transport Police NNL-170628-160230001

VIDEO: Trespass warning as police name boy who died at rail depot near Rugby

Police are warning people about the dangers of trespassing following the death of a young boy electrocuted at the DIRFT depot near Rugby yesterday (Tuesday, June 27).

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Boy, 11, dies after electrocution at rail depot near Rugby

An 11-year-old boy died after being electrocuted at an international rail freight depot near Rugby yesterday (Tuesday, June 27).

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