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Results are in for Warwick by-election

The results are in for the Warwick by-election.

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First group of Syrian refugees resettled in Warwickshire

First group of Syrian refugees resettled in Warwickshire

The first group of Syrian refugees have been successfully resettled in the county.

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Kenilworth is planned to be paired with Leamington - but Conservatives would be happy to see it merge with south Coventry

Kenilworth Lib Dems oppose Tories’ idea to merge Kenilworth with Coventry

A Conservative-led idea to merge Kenilworth and the south of Coventry into one parliamentary constituency has been strongly opposed by the town’s Liberal Democrats.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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The Army Cadet Force doing first aid training.Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix .

New £600,000 cadet centre to open in Warwick

A new £600,000 cadet centre is set to open in Warwick this weekend.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Plans for 100-bedroom student accomodation on land between Leamington and Kenilworth

Plans have been put forward to build accommodation for 100 students on rural land between Leamington and Kenilworth.

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(front left) Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations at Waterloo Housing Group, with representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency, Warwick District Council, AC Lloyd and Stagecoach.

Hundreds of houses set to be built near Leamington Station

Construction work has started to build 212 new homes near Leamington Station.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Warwick Remembrance Day to be more sensitive to veterans

Warwick Remembrance Day to be more sensitive to veterans

Warwick’s Remembrance Service will be changing this year to be more sensitive towards veterans.

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Charlotte Dubber, 8, with her 'Save the Refugees' banner

Kenilworth schoolgirl to step into shoes of child refugees

An eight-year-old Kenilworth schoolgirl will be stepping into the shoes of a child refugee in order to raise money for charity.

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Kenilworth is planned to be paired with Leamington - but Conservatives would be happy to see it merge with south Coventry

District set to respond to boundary proposals

District councillors will be asked to support the campaign to stop Leamington and Warwick being separated in proposed electoral boundary changes.

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Kenilworth is planned to be paired with Leamington - but Conservatives would be happy to see it merge with south Coventry

Where next for Kenilworth’s voters if Warwick and Leamington remains as one?

Kenilworth’s voters could be paired with a variety of new areas if Warwick and Leamington stays together as a constituency, district council officers have said.

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Left to right: Anthony Holt (Orbit), Peter Deeley and Martin Gallagher and (both Deeley Construction) and Councillor Ann Morrison

Topping out ceremony for new housing estate in Leamington

A new affordable family housing development in Leamington has hit a high point – thanks to the town’s Mayor.

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Calls for Warwickshire people to ‘stand up and fight’ council cuts

Calls for Warwickshire people to ‘stand up and fight’ council cuts

A councillor has urged residents to speak up over budget cuts of £67million to the county’s budget.

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Warwickshire trading standards: ‘ham and cheese’ pizzas did not contain ham or cheese

Warwickshire trading standards: ‘ham and cheese’ pizzas did not contain ham or cheese

Cheese that was actually non-dairy fat oil and ham that was really turkey or chicken were just two problems identified with takeaway pizzas examined by Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards.

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Shire Hall, Warwick. NNL-161201-211317009

County says no to new grammar schools

New grammar schools have been officially opposed by county councillors after they debated the idea in a meeting last week.

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