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Police warning after telephone scam in Rugby

Police are warning Rugbeians to remain vigilant after receiving reports of two suspected telephone scams last week.

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Villager threatened with a screwdriver during aggravated burglary

Villager threatened with a screwdriver during aggravated burglary

Two men forced their way into a village home before threatening the occupant with a weapon.

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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.

Environment

VIDEO: Warwickshire Hunt slammed after hounds run amok through village of Oxhill as mum is forced to snatch child to safety in own home

Astonishing scenes as Warwickshire Hunt are slammed after hounds run amok in Oxhill as a mum snatches child to safety when foxhound enters house.

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Vandalism on the Memorial Gates.Photo credit: Bethany Goodwin.

Vandals target second Rugby war memorial

A second Rugby war memorial has been targeted by vandals.
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Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Very strong winds will affect most of England this week with a new yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office today.

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Police appealing for help in locating medication lost in Rugby

Police are asking members of the public for help after medication was lost in Rugby on Saturday.

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Harbans Kaur Lally.

Police appeal over Rugby woman's 1985 disappearance

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Sikh woman who grew up in Rugby and then lived in Leeds in the 1980s are appealing for information following the arrest of two people on suspicion of her murder.

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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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Car break-ins are on the rise

Motorists warned after rise in car break-ins

Almost a quarter of a million cars were broken into according to new figures, with more than half of all police forces in England, Scotland and Wales reporting an increase in thefts from cars over the previous year.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Kieran Large taking part in the first stage of his fundraising challenge.

Rugby boy takes on running challenge for hospital charity

A 10-year-old from Bilton is battling autism, ADHD and a rare metabolic disease to run 50 miles over 12 months to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Rugby man to stand trial after shotgun allegedly fired at window

A man is to stand trial after a sawn-off shotgun was said to have been fired at the window of a Rugby house while there were people inside.

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Doing this could cost you big

Driving through a puddle in your car in Rugby could land you a £5,000 fine

If you drive your car through puddles and splash people in Rugby, you could be heading for a £5,000 fine.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Police appeal after occupant assaulted and locked in toilet during Rugby burglary

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a Rugby home in which the occupant was threatened, assaulted and locked in a toilet.

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The Memorial Gates.

Vandals target historic Rugby war memorial

Mindless vandals have targeted Rugby’s Memorial Gates with what appears to be spray paint.

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