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Car on Bilton driveway found on fire

A car on the driveway of a Bilton house was found on fire last night (Saturday May 19).

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.
Leamington District Scouts members

Feature: popularity of scouting is on the rise in Warwickshire as leaders receive royal awards

Scouting’s popularity in Warwickshire is on the rise - and it is claimed that people’s mental wellbeing is benefitting as a result.


Royal Wedding: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle tomorrow

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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.


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.
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.

MOT test changes: the strict new rules being introduced in the next week that could affect your car

The MOT test is to get a major overhaul and introduce new rules that could make it harder for cars to pass.

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Knightcote murder trial: defendant has ‘no idea’ how many times he hit estranged wife

An airline pilot has told a jury he has no idea how many times he hit his estranged wife as he kicked, stamped and beat her to death in the kitchen of their former matrimonial home.

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.


REVEALED IN PICTURES: OCD clutter scale will tell you if you have a hoarding problem

A hoarding support group is raising awareness of the compulsive disorder as part of National Hoarding Awareness Week (14-18 May).

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.
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.

More than 150 animals have been rescued by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue over a five-year period

More than 150 animals rescued by firefighters in Warwickshire over five years

More than 150 animals have been rescued by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service over five years, new figures have revealed.

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Knightcote murder trial: jury shown saucepan used in killing of Patricia McIntosh

A jury has been handed the dented and bloodstained saucepan with which airline pilot Andrew McIntosh smashed his estranged wife to her head and face in the kitchen of her Knightcote home.


Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

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Airline pilot in court accused of murder of his estranged wife in Warwickshire village

A commercial airline pilot killed his estranged wife with a saucepan because she refused to lower the sale price of their marital home after they broke up, a court has heard.

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