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Chief officer behind Rugby's Local Plan set to leave council

The council officer in charge of Rugby's controversial Local Plan is set to leave the authority.
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One of the chief architects of Rugby's Local Plan steps down as cabinet member

One of the chief architects of Rugby's Local Plan has stepped down as cabinet member for the growth and investment portfolio.
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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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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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The count took place at the Benn Hall.

Rugby election: Conservatives boost council majority

After an overall turnout of 34% this year's borough election saw the Conservatives increase their council majority during a night leader Michael Stokes described as "fantastic".
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The votes are counted in the Benn Hall.

Rugby's local election - the results as we get them

The Advertiser is at the Benn Hall bringing you the local election results as we get them.
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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Rugby's town hall.

Rugby's political parties give their key policies ahead of the local election

Political parties are pitching their top priorities as candidates prepare to stand for Rugby’s local election on May 3.

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Rugby Labour candidate Beck Hemsley.

Tories apologise for ‘transphobic’ tweet about Rugby Labour candidate

A Twitter post was deleted and an apology issued after Rugby Conservatives retweeted a post directed at a Labour candidate which was perceived to be transphobic.

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Residents to leave Rugby flats

Work is to start on moving residents out of two blocks of flats in Rugby after a survey highlighted issues with the structure and fire resistance of the buildings.

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Rugby MP Mark Pawsey (File picture)

Rugby MP backs Syria strikes, Labour's candidate argues parliament should be have been consulted

The international community should not “stand idly” by, said Rugby MP Mark Pawsey as he responded to British, US and French air strikes on Syria.
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Residents could be asked to move out of multi-storey flat blocks in Rugby ahead of decision to repair or replace them

Households living in two flat blocks in Rugby could be asked to move into alternative accommodation to make way for works to the buildings.

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Last chance to register to vote in Rugby's local election

Time is fast running out for those who wish to register to vote in Rugby's local election.

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Second stage of Rugby's Local Plan public hearing to begin

The second stage of the Local Plan public hearing is set to resume – but the government inspector said this is not an indication that the plan is ‘sound’.
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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Rugby MP dismisses claims a million children will lose out on free school meals

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has described claims that one million children will lose out on free school meals as the result of a parliamentary vote he took part in as ‘simply wrong’.

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Work taking place at Rugby's Houlton development.

Will more land to build on solve Rugby's shortage of affordable housing?

More houses must be built in Rugby if we want affordable homes, a national group has claimed.

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The Benn Hall during the first stage of the hearings.

Next stage of Rugby's Local Plan hearing announced

The second stage of the Local Plan public hearing is set to resume – but the government inspector said this is not an indication that the plan is ‘sound’.

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A summit is being held to discuss the issue of homelessness in the Warwick District.

Warwickshire County Council to invest £300,000 to tackle homelessness

Warwickshire County Council has announced that it will be investing £300,000 to help tackle homelessness in the county.

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The Hall of Fame.

Rugby council hits back after Hall of Fame criticism in Private Eye magazine

Rugby council has hit back after being criticised in the Rotton Boroughs section of Private Eye magazine for its handling of the Hall of Fame.

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