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Stepping back in time at Rugby’s museum

Almost 500 Rugbeians, including mayor Tom Mahoney, stepped into the Middle Ages to meet knights, princesses and dragons at the town’s Night at Thy Museum.

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Last year's fete.

Dunchurch fete limited by health and safety but organisers say it will be as 'lively as ever'

Increasing costs and tighter traffic rules have seen organisers of Dunchurch’s fete procession have to scale the event back.
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In Pictures: Crowds fill the town centre for Rugby Bikefest 2018

Glorious sunshine partnered with Rugby Bikefest to give the town a weekend it won’t forget.

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The car park.

First-aider gets £60 fine in Rugby car park after assisting elderly woman waiting for ambulance

A woman who was handed a parking ticket as she looked after an elderly lady who required an ambulance is set to receive a refund after the Advertiser intervened.
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Kilsby Tunnel. Photo: GBickerdike.

Historic Kilsby railway feature preserved in £3.5m refurbishment

A grade two listed rail landmark near Rugby has been preserved thanks to a £3.5 million refurbishment project which took nine months.

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Cllr Mahoney giving his first speech as mayor.

Army veteran Labour Cllr becomes Rugby's new mayor

Rugby's new mayor, an Army veteran and Labour Cllr, said the theme for his mayoral year will be service.
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The bridge is re-opened.

Residents celebrate re-opening of King's Newnham footbridge

Church Lawford and King’s Newnham residents are celebrating the re-opening of a footbridge which connects the two villages.

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Bikefest.

Are you set for Rugby Bikefest?

Rugby Bikefest is set to thunder into town on Sunday – and it looks like it’s going to be the best yet.
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£1m scheme to help people explore Dunsmore countryside is launched

A £1 million scheme to help people to enjoy the countryside between Rugby, east Coventry and north Leamington was launched at Ryton Pools Country Park.
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Ischia Gooda.

WATCH: Rugby School duo record a song fit for royalty

A world-class trumpeter and a BBC chorister, both from Rugby School, have recorded a song as a wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Stephanie Clifford and Captain Tim Hosker, both of RRUG.

Blackpool beckons in Rugby railway boost

A Rugby-based campaign group is celebrating ahead of the start of additional railway services for the town, which will include a link to Blackpool.

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Rugby grammar heads: £50m funding a welcome gesture but won't have a big impact

An additional £50 million of funding for grammar schools is not likely to have a dramatic impact, said the head teachers of Rugby’s two grammar schools.

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Protesters from one of the many Lodge Farm protests.

BREAKING: Government inspector recommends 1,500 home Lodge Farm plan be scrapped from Rugby's Local Plan

The Lodge Farm, Brinklow and Coton House housing plans should be axed from the Local Plan, said Government inspector Mike Hayden.
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Police warning after potentially dangerous medication stolen from a Rugby churchyard

Police have issued a warning after a man's carrier bag containing potentially harmful medication was stolen from a Rugby church yard last night.
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Peter Realf was at a meeting with Dame Tessa Jowell  at the Cabinet offices in Whitehall.

Rugby campaigner for brain cancer funding praises Dame Tessa Jowell's impact

A Rugby man whose family’s campaign was instrumental in securing extra funding for brain cancer research has paid tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell after her death.

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20-year-old stabbed and one arrested after large group with weapons fight in Brownsover

A 20-year-old man was stabbed yesterday evening as a large group with weapons fought on Hollowell Way.

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Police: Avoid road in Rugby following crash

Police are advising motorists to avoid a stretch of Rugby road if possible following a crash.
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Rugby pair arrested after leaving man with "nasty" head injuries outside St Andrew's

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault after leaving a man with head injuries outside St Andrew's Church.

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Labour's candidate Debbie Bannigan and Keir Starmer, QC MP. Image: West Midlands Labour.

Shadow Brexit secretary visits Rugby power company

A Rugby firm received a visit from the shadow Brexit secretary on Thursday, May 10.
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Decision to reject plan for Grandborough pig farm is appealed

Rugby planning committee’s decision to reject plans to build a pig farm near Grandborough is being appealed by applicant John Evans.
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