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Rare hazel dormice released into Warwickshire woods in effort to boost wild population

A secluded wood in Warwickshire was the scene for the reintroduction of an endangered species yesterday (Tuesday June 21).

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David Pool, far left, with his group of friends on the Annual South Downs Way Walk. Picture: Shirley Rushmer

Visually impaired Kenilworth walker finishes 100-mile walk for talking book service

A visually impaired walker from Kenilworth took on a 100-mile walk in Sussex to raise money for a talking book service he often uses.

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Kenilworth gardens on display once again this weekend for charity

Kenilworth gardens on display once again this weekend for charity

A selection of Kenilworth gardens will be open for the public to enjoy this Sunday (June 18) to raise money for a national charity.

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The Guy's Cliffe Walled Garden will be one of the gardens open for the event.

Warwick Open Gardens event to return next month

The Warwickshire Garden Trust will once again be hosting their open gardens day in Warwick next month.

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The problem path in Abbey Fields

Steep Abbey Fields footpath could be improved

A steep footpath down a hill in Abbey Fields could now be made easier for people to use after Warwick District Council agreed to look at potentially improving it.

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Children at Busy Bees nursery in Warwick getting hands on with gardening in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Children at Warwick nursery enjoy gardening activities

Children at a nursery in Warwick had the opportunity to enjoy gardening activities last month in line with the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Warwick Prepatory School pupils learning about water usage. Photo from Severn Trent.

Severn Trent joins Warwick school pupils for Earth Day

Severn Trent staff paid a visit to a school in Warwick for their Earth Day.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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From left to right: Corenna Jennings (Barford Village Shop Manager), John Murphy (Parish Councillor - Barford, Sherbourne & Wasperton Joint Parish Council), Amanda Griffin (Chair of Barford village Shop), Keya Ray, Eve Baker and Zahra Nacer (Barford St. Peter's CE Primary School pupils).

Kenilworth and Barford benefit from new council grants

Kenilworth cricketers and Barford residents are the latest to benefit from improved outdoor facilities thanks to district council grants.

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Jojo Norris (supporter of Foundry Wood), Nicola Small (Warwickshire County Council), Kath Pasteur (Friend of Foundry Wood) and Kristie Naimo  (chair of Friends of Foundry wood).

Cycle way opens in Princes Drive

The Princes Drive cycle link to enhance sustainable access to the area has been declared open with an event aimed at encouraging cycling in the area.

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The fat blocked sewer in Warwick. Photo by Severn Trent.

Warwick sewers under attack from fat

Severn Trent bosses say Warwick residents ‘haven’t learnt their lesson’ after discovering fat was blocking part of the town’s sewers again.

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Ian Downie looking up at the street light that has been placed outside his house on West Street in Warwick.

Warwick residents’ anger over ‘40ft’ street light

The residents of a historical house in Warwick have become angry and concerned after the council placed a ‘40ft’ street light outside their home.

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A building that would be demolished for the application on Nelson Lane. Photo by Google Maps.

Plans to build 47 new homes in Warwick return

Plans have been resubmitted to demolish a former business premises and build nearly 50 homes in Warwick.

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Warwick District Council chairwoman Cllr Jane Knight takes notes while Dave Anderson the council's greenspace team manager speaks with  park user Malcolm Burns.

Victoria Park in Leamington has £200k budget set aside for development

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been set aside to develop Victoria Park in Leamington, it has been confirmed.

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The peregrine falcon chicks being fed by one of their parents in the tower at Leamington town hall. Pictre courtesy of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Leamington falcons become family of six

Four peregrine falcon chicks have hatched at the nest in Leamington town hall’s tower.

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Bob Sherman driving one of the Renault Zoe Cars for the Harbury e-Wheels scheme.

Harbury residents provided with more than 1,000 hours of free green transport by e-Wheels scheme

Harbury residents have been provided with more than 1,000 hours of free green transport thanks to the electric car scheme launched in the village almost two years ago.

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Cllr Ian Davidson (Green, Leamington Brunswick), shopkeeper David Jordan and Green Party campaigner Martin Luckhurst.

Green campaigners want action to stop pigeon poo ‘raining down’ from bridge in Old Town

Green Party campaigners want a rail operator to take responsibility for pigeon poo ‘raining down’ from a railway bridge in Old Town.

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A photo of swans on Abbey Fields' lake, taken by Bev Flowers

Friends of Abbey Fields launch photo competition for new calendar

Friends of Abbey Fields (FOAF) has announced a photo competition for its new calendar for 2018 - with the winner appearing on the front cover.

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The Kenilworth Greenway near the bridge over Coventry Road

Kenilworth Greenway volunteers get grant for tools to help their work

Volunteers who help look after the Kenilworth Greenway have received a boost after being given a grant for tools to help their work.

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