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Pioneering BBC project secures local democracy reporter for Warwickshire

The Leamington Courier and Rugby Advertiser will be taking on a local democracy reporter to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.
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The Lodge Farm protesters have been in the forefront of the fight against the draft Local Plan NNL-170517-100632001

Dates confirmed for hearings into Rugby’s Local Plan

Public hearings into Rugby’s local plan will be starting early next year.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Azza Soliman, lawyer, Head of the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Aid and co-ordinator of the Feminist Coalition

LETTER OF THE DAY: Amnesty International’s ‘Write for Rights’ event

Once again Amnesty International have organised their Write for Rights campaign where anyone can write in support of any of ten people and groups suffering human rights abuses.

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Photo: Rugby Liberal Democrats.

Rugby council responds to Lib Dem green bin concerns

Rugby Borough Council has responded to criticism from Rugby Liberal Democrats over its planned suspension of green bin collections over Christmas.
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP (middle) speaking to journalists about her visit

Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits Leamington to meet victims of domestic violence and hear concerns over funding

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP visited Leamington today (Thursday November 30) to meet victims of domestic violence and hear their concerns over funding for services in Warwickshire.
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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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House prices continue to rise.

UK house price trends: how Warwickshire compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Warwickshire have risen 8.3% in a year, higher than the national average.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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It is claimed people have been left struggling with bills since the introduction of Universal Credit.

Rugby group says benefit system is an attack on the poor - but MP stands by it

The spokesperson for a Rugby political group has denounced Universal Credit as an “attack on the poor” after collecting reports of residents’ struggles with the benefit system.

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(Left) the existing constituency and (right), the proposed changes.

Rugby political groups speak out over proposed boundary changes

Political groups are having their say over proposals to alter Rugby constituency - with one group branding the plans 'an affront to democracy'.
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Diane Abbott meets Conservative Rugby MP, Mark Pawsey. Photo: Rugby Labour.

'Road to Downing Street' passes through town, says Diane Abbott during Rugby visit

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott paid a visit to the town on Saturday and declared that the ‘Road to Downing Street’ passes through the town.

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Rugby council officer and wife took their own lives hears inquest

A dedicated officer from Rugby Borough Council and his wife took their own lives after struggling with her condition following a stroke, an inquest has heard.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Campaigners welcome Rugby council’s formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec

Rugby Borough Council has submitted a formal offer to buy Oakfield Rec in a bid to get the much-loved green space reopened since being fenced off by its owners, much to the .

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‘Big victory’ for Hillmorton group after council throws out plans for 220 houses near Barby Lane

‘Big victory’ for Hillmorton group after council throws out plans for 220 houses near Barby Lane

A Hillmorton campaign group is celebrating a ‘big victory’ after 10 Rugby councillors voted unanimously to refuse planning permission for two applications to build a total of 220 homes in Barby Lane near Rains Brook Valley.

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Shire Hall, where Warwickshire County Council sits

Children’s services in Warwickshire ‘require improvement’

An Ofsted inspection has found services for vulnerable children in Warwickshire require improvement.

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Mark Pawsey MP with Cancer Research UK ambassador Dr Chris Tasker NNL-170726-092812001

Rugby MP backs Cancer Research UK’s aim to keep cancer a top priority for Parliament

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey backed Cancer Research UK’s aim to keep cancer at the top of Parliament’s agenda in a parliamentary event held by the charity in Westminster last week.

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