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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The scene at the Crackley Triangle site after trees next to the Greenway were felled. Picture: Jenny Jones

Work starts on new homes at controversial Crackley Triangle site

Work has already started on a controversial plan to build 93 homes on a site near Common Lane.

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

Plans for 30 new homes on ‘wasted space’ in Kenilworth industrial estate

Plans to demolish a warehouse and a nearby bungalow in Inchbrook Road to build 30 new ‘live-work’ homes and an office building on a site in Common Lane Industrial Estate have been submitted.

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Pictures of fly-tipping sent into the Courier by our readers.

Review into district’s fly-tipping enforcement

A review into fly-tipping enforcement in the Warwick district will be carried out amid concerns about offenders not being prosecuted.

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Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, with  Members to the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs).

Warwickshire youth parliament results revealed

The newest representatives for the Warwickshire youth elections have been selected.

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Fly-tipping.

Fly-tippers in Warwick District not prosecuted

Nearly 3,000 cases of fly-tipping has been reported in the district over the last three years but no one has been prosecuted for any of these crimes.

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Council tax up by 3.3 per cent in district council budget

Council tax up by 3.3 per cent in district council budget

Part of homeowners’ council tax will rise by more than three per cent this year after Warwick District Council’s executive approved its budget for 2017/18.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Cllr Izzi Seccombe

Political parties put point across after budget for Warwickshire is set

Warwickshire County Council has set out its budget for the coming year under “challenging circumstances” which mean the authority must again make large cuts.

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Warwickshire County Council budget includes tax rise of four per cent and job cuts are likely

Tax payers in Warwickshire will pay extra to soften the blow of budget cuts on social services and to ensure the jobs of tens of fire and rescue service staff are not lost over the next three years.

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Aerial view of Newbold Comyn leisure centre

Warwick district Labour councillors raise concerns over ‘risky’ leisure centres costs

Concerns have been raised over ‘high-risk’ additional costs for the multi-million pound project to revamp leisure centres in Leamington and Warwick.

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Warwick District is in need of 'urgent' affordable housing.

Warwick District in ‘urgent’ need of affordable housing

The Warwick District is in ‘urgent’ need of more affordable housing after a new report reveals people would need a minimum income of £70,000 to secure a mortgage.

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Cllr John Whitehouse when the Connect2 bridge was opened over Coventry Road in 2011.

‘An honour’ to serve Kenilworth, says county councillor who will step down after 12 years

A Warwickshire county councillor has said it has been ‘an honour’ to represent part of Kenilworth for 12 years as he announced his intention to step down before the next election in May.

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