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WATCH: Warwick and Leamington MP debates fairness of councils granting themselves planning permission after HQ move approval

Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western debated the fairness of councils granting themselves planning permission after Warwick District Council approved their own HQ move.

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An artist's impression of what the finished building could look like

More student flats will be added to major Kenilworth development after council approval

Plans to add more student flats to an already controversial development in Talisman square have been approved by councillors.
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Update: Newbold Comyn Golf Course land to be maintained while negotiations over closure take place

Newbold Comyn Golf Course will still be maintained despite the company which managed the site having “walked away” from its contract.

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The Mercia Metals site on Wise Street. Photo from Google Street View.

Plans for student flats in Leamington refused

Plans that would see the demolition of a scrap yard and surrounding buildings in Leamington to provide accommodation for 200 students have been refused.

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What the new council HQ and car park could look like

Council HQ move and major Riverside House development in Leamington given green light

Plans for two major developments in Leamington, including the district council moving its HQ to a new site, have been given the green light.
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What Abbotsford House could look like once completed

Conversion of old Kenilworth primary school site into houses 'progressing well'

A project to convert the site of an old Kenilworth primary school into houses is 'progressing well', developers have claimed.
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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Nationally 216,000 homes have been empty for six months or more

Almost 600 homes are empty across Warwick district

Almost 600 houses are currently empty across the Warwick district, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

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The old Zaika Lounge has been recommended to be converted into student flats. Copyright: Google Street View

Student flats recommended to replace former Indian restaurant in Kenilworth

A plan to convert a former Indian restaurant in Kenilworth into student flats has been recommended for approval despite concerns over parking.

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An artist's impression of what the development could look like

Plan to increase student flats in major Kenilworth development recommended for approval

A plan to increase the number of student flats in a controversial new development in Talisman square has been recommended for approval despite several objections.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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The proposed development site on Gallows Hill, Warwick.

Plans for more than 200 homes in Warwick return for third time

Plans that would see more than 200 homes built near Warwick Castle Park have returned for a third time.

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Call for sprinklers in Leamington tower blocks in light of Grenfell Tower disaster

A call for action has been made to get sprinkler systems installed in tower blocks in the Warwick district following the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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The old Zaika Lounge has been recommended to be converted into student flats. Copyright: Google Street View

New student flats plan for old Indian restaurant in Kenilworth objected to again

A new plan to convert a former Indian restaurant into student flats has been objected to once again by Kenilworth Town Council.

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Warwickshire Police could get more funding next year - but local taxpayers will have to contribute to most of it

Council taxpayers may pay more to fund Warwickshire Police next year after government announcement

More funding from council taxpayers could be used to help fund Warwickshire Police next year after new rules on increasing police budgets were announced by the government this week.
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'Crackley Triangle' - the site where Bloor Homes wish to build 93 homes. Copyright: Google Earth

Flooding concerns over 93-home plan for land off Common Lane

Concerns over flooding, affordable homes and electric vehicles have been raised by Kenilworth Town Council over plans to build 93 homes on land off Common Lane.

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What the plan could look like

Town council against 135-home plan next to Kenilworth Cricket Club

Voices against plans to build up to 135 homes next to Kenilworth Cricket Club are growing as Kenilworth Town Council objected to the plans.
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Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press

Pioneering BBC project secures local democracy reporter for Warwickshire

The Leamington Courier and Rugby Advertiser will be taking on a local democracy reporter to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP talking to journalists during her visit to Warwickshire Justice Centre

Home Secretary Amber Rudd responds to Kenilworth Town Council's concerns over police funding

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP has responded to Kenilworth Town Council’s concerns over a lack of police presence in the town.
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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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