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Police called after alleged assault during Kenilworth tree felling protest

Police were called after an alleged assault at a protest over tree felling in a rural part of Kenilworth this morning (Monday May 21).
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One of the trees felled yesterday

Warning signs put up about Kenilworth tree felling a day too late

Warning signs have been put up about tree felling in a rural part of Kenilworth - a day after the work started.

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One of the trees felled yesterday

'No evidence' of wildlife crime where Kenilworth trees felled yesterday

A police officer who visited the site of extensive tree felling in Kenilworth yesterday (Thursday May 17) found 'no evidence' of any wildlife crime.
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From left: Cllr Sue Gallagher, Joshua Tebby (son of Rouncil Farm owner Ray Tebby), and Cllr Alan Cockburn (leaseholder of the land)

Fury as formerly protected Kenilworth trees suddenly felled

Several trees in a rural part of Kenilworth on land rented by a county councillor have been felled this morning (Thursday May 17), to the fury of nearby residents.

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Members of the Hatton Park community helped recently cleaned up their community.

Hatton Park residents help clean up community

Residents in the Hatton Park area recently braved the rain to take part in a litter pick to help clean up their community.

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Trees and hedges have been chopped down by HS2. Photo: Andrea Ball

Concerns for wildlife as HS2 workers cut down trees and hedges near Kenilworth

Residents living near where the HS2 line near Kenilworth will be built have expressed concern for wildlife as workers cut down trees and hedges in preparation for its construction.
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New play equipment at Bates Memorial Park. From left: Jonathan Huxley (green space development officer at WDC), Cllr Moira-Ann Granger, Kenilworth mayor Cllr Kate Dickson, Cllr John Cooke and Cllr Pat Cain

Play equipment at Kenilworth parks almost ready

New play equipment at two Kenilworth parks is almost ready to be used by the public after long delays.
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Artist impression of the Myton Green site.

Work set to start on major housing development in Warwick

The first phase of major infrastructure works for a major housing development in Warwick is due to start.

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The Waterside Inn is having problems with McDonalds next door in that customers of the fast food chain are using the pub's car park and then dropping litter there. The pub has now brought in a company to issue parking enforcement notices to try to tackle the problem.''Pictured: Nicholas Fayolle (Business Development Manager). NNL-180105-222126009

Leamington pub’s ongoing battle with litter - and McDonald’s

A Leamington pub’s new manager has explained why he has had to call in a company to issue parking fines as part of its ongoing fight against litter and the motorists who drop it.

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Warwick and Leamington MP demands more funding to tackle potholes in our towns

Our campaign to improve the surfaces of roads in and around our towns has gained a valuable supporter this week.

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Peter Healey and his Wife who own Greenleaf Nursery, Banbury Road, Southam, face having to move both their business and home where they  have been for over 20 years. The proposed HS2 line, will run straight through the site. NNL-180105-222716009

Southam family will lose home and business when HS2 is built

Continuing our ongoing coverage of the impact of the high-speed railway project HS2 on residents and businesses, our reporter Kirstie Smith speaks with Peter Healey, owner of Greenleaf Nursery near Southam. When the HS2 project starts being built, Peter and his family will be turfed off the land forcing them to move not just their business but also their family home.

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Pollution in Leamington exceeds safe levels, the WHO's latest report shows

Air pollution in Leamington breaches safe levels, report shows

Air pollution in Leamington breaches safe levels, new figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown.
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The Peregrines on top of Leamington Town Hall. Photo from the webcams set up in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Warwick District Council and Baydale Control Systems.

Peregrines at Leamington Town Hall welcome new arrivals

Peregrines that have nested on top of Leamington Town Hall have welcomed their new arrivals.

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Is this a rare wood duck in Leamington? Photo by Steve Melville.

Excitement for bird spotters as rare duck is spotted in Leamington park

A rare American duck has been spotted in Leamington.

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Major anti-litter campaign launched in Leamington

Leamington will be the town trialled in a major campaign to tackle the problems of litter.
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Town councillor Richard Dickson outside Bates Memorial Park

Council apologises for long delays to improve play equipment at two Kenilworth parks

Warwick District Council has apologised for the long delays in repairing and improving play equipment at two Kenilworth parks.
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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Paul Crowe, of Steve Crowe and Son Butchers, has changed his packaging from plastic to paper

Kenilworth butcher swaps plastic for paper

A Kenilworth butcher is taking a stand against pollution and aiming to boost sales by making the switch from plastic to paper packaging.

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PICTURE GALLERY: 20 years on from the Good Friday floods in Leamington

Twenty years ago on this day the River Leam burst its banks flooding most of Leamington town centre in just an hour and a half.

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St Mary's Lands.

Delivery of masterplan for land in Warwick takes another step forward

The delivery of a masterplan for common land in Warwick has taken another step forward.

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