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Residents brighten Caldecott Park with vegetables and a striking poppy display

Caldecott Park is now adorned with neatly kept vegetable patches and a striking poppy display – thanks to the hard work of staff and users from a Rugby support centre.

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The gate has puzzled residents.

Standalone gate puzzles Hillmorton residents

The appearance of a standalone five bar gate in Hillmorton left residents baffled.

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Another shortage of processed water in Rugby prompts questions over town's expansion

Last weekend saw some Rugbeians once again left with low water pressure or with no water at all - prompting residents to question how Severn Trent plans to deal with the town's expansion.
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File picture: A floral display at Caldecott Park.

Rugby council to stop using hoses and sprinklers following water shortage

Rugby council is cutting back on watering its floral displays following calls from Severn Trent for people to scale-back their water usage after shortages.
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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Devastation left behind by travellers at children's football club in Southam

The team at the Southam United Football Club have been left devastated after finding the mess left behind on their site by travellers.
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The mess left behind at the Southam United Football Club clubhouse.

Community rallying to help children's football club in Southam after devastation caused by travellers

The community is rallying together to help a children's football club in Southam after a trail of destruction was left by travellers.
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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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Peter Healey and his Wife who own Greenleaf Nursery, Banbury Road, Southam, face having to move both their business and home where they  have been for over 20 years. The proposed HS2 line, will run straight through the site. NNL-180105-222716009

Southam family will lose home and business when HS2 is built

Continuing our ongoing coverage of the impact of the high-speed railway project HS2 on residents and businesses, our reporter Kirstie Smith speaks with Peter Healey, owner of Greenleaf Nursery near Southam. When the HS2 project starts being built, Peter and his family will be turfed off the land forcing them to move not just their business but also their family home.

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A peregrine falcon photographed by Kevin Richards in 2016 on the Cemex tower

UPDATE: Protected rare falcon shot in Rugby town centre

A rare and protected bird has been reported as being shot in rugby town centre.
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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Warwickshire Wildlife Trust staff Pete Thorne, Louise Barrack, Philippa Truman and Debbie Wright with biscuit wrappers. Photos by Paula Irish (WWT) 2018.

Warwickshire residents can enjoy a sweet treat and help fight the war on plastic

Residents in Warwickshire can now enjoy a sweet treat and help do more to help fight the war on plastic.

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There could be a cull of badgers in all or part of Warwickshire.

Badger cull threat in Rugby area 'a travesty' says nature group

News that there has been interest in a licensed badger cull in Warwickshire has been met with 'astonishment and anger' by a county badger protection group.
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Water supplies cut off to houses in Southam this morning

Households in Southam have been left without water this morning.

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Part of the plans for the site.

Disused quarry in heart of Rugby to become a park

Plans to transform the  disused Parkfield Road  Quarry into grassland, ponds and woodland have been  unveiled by CEMEX UK.

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Badgers could come under threat of a cull in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire badger culling - have your say

A two week public consultation into badger culling in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire began on Monday.

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Council unveils plans for Whitehall Recreation ground improvements

New footpaths, an adventure playground and a skate park are among the additions to be made to Whitehall Recreation ground as part of Rugby Borough Council's recently unveiled plans.

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Old Laurentians RFC move leads to fears of more homes

Concerns have been raised for the future of Fenley Field after Old Laurentians RFC announced plans to relocate to Bilton Grange.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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