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.

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.


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.

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.

One of the recycling bags for the coffee pods. Photo supplied by Warwick District Council.

Recycling trial for coffee pods launched in Warwick district

Residents in the Warwick district will be able to take part in recycling trial for their coffee machine pods.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust staff Pete Thorne, Louise Barrack, Philippa Truman and Debbie Wright with biscuit wrappers. Photos by Paula Irish (WWT) 2018.

Warwickshire residents can enjoy a sweet treat and help fight the war on plastic

Residents in Warwickshire can now enjoy a sweet treat and help do more to help fight the war on plastic.

The Forest School area. Photo supplied by Woodloes Primary School.

Volunteers needed to help develop Warwick primary school’s forest area

A primary school in Warwick is looking for volunteers to help them develop their Forest School area.

Matt Western

Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western stands down as Warwickshire county councillor

Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western has resigned from his role as a Warwickshire County Councillor.
Carillion is one of the major contractors of HS2

Feature: action group highlights impact of HS2 on Cubbington

Losing parts of their ancient woodland to the HS2 high-speed rail project will have a lasting impact on people in Cubbington, villagers have said.

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Water supplies cut off to houses in Southam this morning

Households in Southam have been left without water this morning.

Jo Harper.

Leamington woman’s appeal for community to switch lights off

A Leamington woman is appealing for the community to join a global event.

Some of the volunteers who helped clean up the town. Photo by Robin Woolgar

More than 60 Warwick residents come together to clean up their community

More than 60 Warwick residents came together at the weekend to help clean up their community.

Henry Dingle with two lambs

Meet the first lambs of spring at Moreton Morrell College

Animal lovers are being invited to come and meet the first lambs of spring at Moreton Morrell College this weekend.

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Feature: are too many trees being felled across our district?

** Concerns have been raised that too many trees are making way for development across the Warwick district and not being replaced. We spoke to the Warwick Tree Wardens and the district council about the situation ***

There will be a community litter pick taking place in Warwick this weekend.

Litter pick set to take place in Warwick this weekend

A community litter pick is being held in Warwick this weekend.

Badgers could come under threat of a cull in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire badger culling - have your say

A two week public consultation into badger culling in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire began on Monday.

There will be a community litter pick taking place in Warwick this weekend.

Warwick community litter pick postponed

A community litter pick is that was due to be held in Warwick this weekend has now been postponed because of the weather.

The proposed development site on Gallows Hill, Warwick.

Plans for 250 homes in Warwick refused planning permission for a third time

Plans that would see 250 homes built in Warwick have been refused planning permission for a third time.

The Greens have called for more to be done to tackle pollution

Green Party claim more action needed on air pollution in Warwick district after experiment

Warwick district’s Green Party is calling for more to be done to tackle air pollution after an experiment showed certain areas may be breaching safe levels.

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