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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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Where the work will take place. Copyright: Google Earth

Tree preservation work to take place in Abbey Fields

Important work to preserve trees in Abbey Fields will take place this week, Warwick District Council has confirmed.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Warwickshire pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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The new Skate Park in Victoria Park was officially opened in November 2016. People had fun trying it out. MHLC-05-11-16 Skate Park NNL-160511-220825009

New Warwick skate park plans starting to come together

Plans are taking shape to secure a new £300,000 skate park in Warwick.

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The section of Jubilee House's car park where the repair work is happening

Clean-up of fuel spillage in Kenilworth drags on

A fuel spillage in Jubilee House’s car park has been causing disruption to its tenants for more than two months.

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The 2nd Warwick Seascouts came out on Sunday to help clean up the River Avon.

Warwick scout group help clean up River Avon

A scout group in Warwick got together to help clean rubbish from the River Avon at the weekend.

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The outline of the site of Myton Green.

Work ahead of major housing development between Leamington and Warwick approved

Infrastructure works planned for land between Leamington and Warwick ahead of a new residential development have been given the go ahead.

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Pictured: Heidi Meyer, Master at the Lord Leycester Hospital, two of the brothers and Sandra Jebb, head gardener at the Lord Leycester Hospital gardens. NNL-170329-095832009

Fundraising bid to replace greenhouse in historical Warwick gardens

A gardener who has worked at historical gardens in Warwick for nearly 24 years has taken on the mammoth task of raising £10,000 for a new greenhouse.

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