Police called in as Barford housing row gets heated

Opposition is growing to a planning application that would see more than 60 
houses built on a green field site in Barford.


COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

Chris White MP in Warwick.

Warwick and Leamington MP supports snap election decision

Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White will seek to be re-elected in the forthcoming general election on June 8.

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Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright aims for re-election

The MP for Kenilworth and Southam Jeremy Wright has confirmed his intention to stand for re-election.

Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan will finally be made public

The publication date for the delayed Kenilworth Neighbourhood Plan, which will help shape future development in the town, has finally been agreed.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Local Plan consultation ‘a sham’, claims rural group

Local Plan consultation ‘a sham’, claims rural group

A rural organisation has claimed the latest consultation on Warwick District’s Local Plan is ‘a sham’ because of the ‘secretive way’ it was changed.

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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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Dale Street Methodist Church in Leamington, where the meeting will be held. Copyright: Google Street View

Parents urged to fight against school cuts in Warwickshire at emergency meeting

Parents are being urged to show support for their school by attending an emergency meeting in response to 
potential Government cuts to education budgets.

Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Trinity School students: Erin Green, Jodie McCarthy and Ciara Wilson. With John McDonnell MP, Helen Adkins (Labours candidate for Warwick North Division) and John McDonnell MP.

Labour Shadow Chancellor backs Trinity School campaign to keep sixth form open

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP visited Trinity School to back the campaign to keep the school’s sixth form open.

The area in yellow shows the sites that are earmarked for housing, while the shaded area in red is for educational allocation. The orange shaded areas are designated for leisure/recreation. The blue area is for retail and the white is for employment allocations. The red dotted line to the right of the map shows the area that will be affected by the HS2 line.

Mixed reaction in Kenilworth after changes to Local Plan

News that thousands of houses are still coming to Kenilworth in Warwick district’s Local Plan has received a mixed reaction.

Andrea Fisher and her partnerSteve Antino have had their 'dream shattered'due to the problems they've had with their new build Cala Home, in Bishops Itchington.

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Bishops Itchington couple say their new build house has been a nightmare

A Bishops Itchington couple say they have had their hopes of having a dream home “shattered” because of ongoing issues with their newly built house.

The rough outline of the site where the units will be built. Copyright: Google Earth

Dozens of residents object to planned new homes in Common Lane Industrial Estate

Dozens of objections have been received by Warwick District Council against a plan to build new homes in Common Lane Industrial Estate.

Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Trinity Catholic School is one of seven that have written to parents urging them to campaign against government cuts

Headteachers unite against school cuts in and around Warwick district

Headteachers of seven secondary schools in and around Warwick district have united against Government proposals which could result in schools’ funding being slashed.

Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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‘Whitnash Rottweiler’ Bernard Kirton to step down from county council position

Formidable Whitnash County Councillor Bernard Kirton, affectionately known as the “Whitnash Rottweiler”, has announced he will be standing down from his county council position in May.

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