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Meet the Covid heroes around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth who have been named on this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List; This year the honours focus on those people who have gone that extra mile during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jun 15, 2021 1153
Leamington care home resident who was a drummer in a band is still rocking and rolling at the age of 100; Walter Cheslin celebrated the birthday milestone last week. Jun 15, 2021 167
Plans approved to build new homes in south Warwickshire - in spite of concerns about visibility when leaving the properties; The four homes will be built on a patch of land in Priors Marston. Jun 11, 2021 303
Video: The curious case of the gnome 'abducted' from a Leamington carpet shop - with a [pounds sterling]6 reward on offer! "Head of security Ralph has been a key part of our team and we feel we owe it to him, to get him home safe and sound" said the business; "Head of security Ralph has been a key part of our team and we feel we owe it to him, to get him home safe and sound" said the business. Jun 10, 2021 269
'We need to change our business models or die': Warwick restaurater's stark warning to fellow hospitality bosses; Tasca Dali owner Alex Clayton's stark prediction comes ahead of an anticipated delay in the planned full easing of Covid restrictions for June 21, which he blames on 'Government inaction and incompetence'. Jun 10, 2021 371
Pedestriansation of the Parade in Leamington: residents and business owners react to the news that measures are set to be removed from the town centre soon; We have asked Courier readers to share their views on the matter. Jun 10, 2021 642
Council urged to reopen Kenilworth's outdoor swimming pool this summer; Town councilor Richard Dickson hopes his motion will encourage Warwick District Council to recognise the "significant benefit to many residents and visitors" of reopening the facility in Abbey Fields. Jun 9, 2021 503
Electoral boundary change proposals could lead to six areas moving from Warwick and Leamington to the Kenilworth and Southam constituency; Residents are being asked to contribute their views on the proposlas during the eight-week public consultation. Jun 9, 2021 245
New theme and extra location for Art in the Park Festival in Leamington this summer; Festival director Kate Livingston said the theme of 'connection' highlighted the importance of re-connecting the town particularly for those involved in the creative sector. Jun 9, 2021 501
Leamington man born just a year after the Titanic's maiden voyage is Warwickshire's oldest man at 108; Cubbinton Mill held a grand celebration over three days for resident John Farringdon's birthday which included classic Fords and a new Mustang in tribute to him having worked for the famous car manufacturer for 40 years. Jun 8, 2021 628
Pedestrianisation of The Parade in Leamington is due to end this month; Warwickshire County Council has said it is intending to remove 'all measures' soon but is waiting on the next government announcement before confirming this. Jun 8, 2021 160
Can you help a young Leamington man with a severely debilitating disease to 'get his health back' and live a normal life? Matthew Crowley has gastroparesis which causes severe stomach pain and vomiting on a regular basis and his family have launched a fundraising campaign to fund the cost of the operation he needs to "turn his life around"; Matthew Crowley has gastroparesis which causes severe stomach pain and vomiting on a regular basis and his family have launched a fundraising campaign to fund the cost of the operation he needs to "turn his life around". Jun 7, 2021 446
Myton Hospices receive cash boost from Leamington law firm; A cheque for [pounds sterling]1,300 was presented to the charity by Blythe Liggins which has supported the good cause for more than 25 years. Jun 7, 2021 163
'We have been left in limbo' says Leamington employee who is still waiting on news for the opening date of Leamington's Covid mega-lab; The worker, who wanted to remain anonymous, has also raised concerns that the operation will be privately run and they will not get the same benefits and perks of an NHS worker. Jun 7, 2021 646
Warwick District Foodbank's new warehhouse and office space in Leamington will allow it to reach vulnerable people more easily; Leamington law firm Wright Hassall donated its time to negotiate a five-year lease on the premises at Trident Business Centre for the organisation. Jun 4, 2021 478
Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds calls on Warwickshire sports fans to join the force of volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games; The five-time Paralympic swimming champion is among a trio of elite athletes who have appealed to people in Warwickshire who will be aged 18 by January 1 to apply to become part of the 13,000 strong Commonwealth Collective. Jun 4, 2021 392
Leamington man is pulling a 15-stone statue hundreds of miles to his grandfather's war grave to raise money to get armed forces veterans back into work; Reservist officer Robin Hood will be returning to his former home town with his 'new mascot' later this month. Jun 3, 2021 645
Leamington mayor gives [pounds sterling]7,000 boost to two good causes in the town; Due to restrictions last year, Councillor Susan Rasmussen will run her term of office for two years instead of the usual one and has made an interim payment to her chosen charities Motionhouse and the Warwickshire Wildlife Fund. Jun 2, 2021 312
Leamington dog trainer wins an internationally recognised award for having the 'best online' pet training services; Hannah Antrobus setup Pawsitively Pawsome Pups in 2017 and has since worked with dogs and their owners in Warwickshire, nationally and internationally in person but also via video call. Jun 2, 2021 642
Display in Kenilworth celebrates 125 years of the town's lido; Townspeople had been asked to share photographs and memorabilia related to the outdoor swimming pool in Abbey Fields to mark the milestone. Jun 2, 2021 352
Outdoor pool in Kenilworth could re-open for a 'short period' this summer; A review by Warwick District Council is currently underway to see if the council can cover the costs of repairing and running the outdoor pool so it can re-open after the next step of the Government's road map out of lockdown on June 21. Jun 2, 2021 482
New survey asks Kenilworth residents to help to direct millions of pounds of investment in the town over the next five to ten years; The survey, being distributed by the town council, asks townspeople how between [pounds sterling]3 million and [pounds sterling]5 million of community infrastructure levy funding should be spent. Jun 2, 2021 388
Rallying call for Leamington shoppers to support the many new businesses which opened in the town centre during the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic; Around 22 new businesses opened in the town centre in the last 12 months with others expanding into new premises and Steph Kerr, the director of Leamington's business improvement district (BID) organisation, is encouraging people to 'welcome them' after a particularly difficult year for retail. Jun 2, 2021 371
"World class" improvements made to Leamington lawn bowls club house for Commonwealth Games next year; The work carried out on the clubhouse in Victoria Park is part of a package of improvements being completed in Leamington in preparation for when the town hosts the bowls and para bowls events at the games. Jun 2, 2021 340
Commonwealth Games bowls zone plan "threatens easy access" to Leamington Park during peak summer months next year says community group; The Friends of Victoria Park are objecting to an application by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organising committee which seeks permission for the temporary use of an area of Victoria Park from the beginning of June to the end of August 2022 so that many temporary structures can be erected in preparation for hosting the lawn bowls events. Jun 1, 2021 578
School pupils and college students in Warwickshire are being urged to continue with twice weekly rapid Covid-19 testing; The county council is reminding residents that it is recommended that young people attending secondary school or college take a lateral flow test (LFT), also known as rapid COVID-19 tests, at home every three to four days. Jun 1, 2021 606
Games art degree course taught in the heart of Leamington's Silicon Spa is one of only eight in the country to receive accreditation by industry body; In 2019, 60 per cent of students on Royal Leamington Spa College's foundation and bachelor degrees in games art went straight into employment. May 28, 2021 568
Independent Leamington shoe shop shows support for schools in and around the town; Naturally Kids Shoes will be paying a total of [pounds sterling]1,290 to schools. May 28, 2021 389
Leamington FC academy players help England's top coaches work towards their UEFA B Licences; More than 20 players from the academy travelled to the home of England's football teams and FA education St George's Park for the two-day visit. May 16, 2021 569
Leamington youngsters can take part in anti-knife crime group's free boxing sessions; Change Your Life Put Down Your Knife will run the free sessions at venues in Leamington from June 1 with the aim of providing children aged from 10 to 16 with something positive. May 15, 2021 177
Plans to create cycle tracks at Newbold Comyn golf course in Leamington are recommended for approval; The plans have divided opinion among townspeople with some, including cycling group members, wanting the redevelopment to go ahead while others are gravely concerned about the impact the changes would have on the comyn. May 14, 2021 278
Kenilworth theatre actors have celebrated the Royal British Legion's Centenary by performing in an audio show of war poetry readings; The Talisman Theatre actors have read pieces such as Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen and In Flanders' Fields by John McCrae for the piece which can be listened to online from Friday May 14. May 13, 2021 416
Important chapter in the future of education in Kenilworth is about to begin; Headmaster Hayden Abbott has said the new school and sixth form set to open in 2023 will provide 'modern educational facilities to accommodate the changing needs of the school community' for years to come. May 13, 2021 394
Covid-19 testing centre in Leamington will soon be reducing its opening hours due to drop in demand; Warwickshire County Council has said the Coronavirus testing centre in Lillington's opening hours from Monday to Friday will be reduced in a couple of weeks' time due to a reduction in cases and a reduction in people using the site. May 12, 2021 355
Leamington supermarket gives out 'seeds of hope' to help people connect with nature; Schoolchildren, care home residents and members of community groups have all been planting the sunflower seeds which have been given to them for free by Morrisons. May 12, 2021 377
How you can enjoy the Glastonbury Festival - without leaving Leamington (or getting muddy!); Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday May 12) for the live screening at Vue Leamington of Glastonbury Presents - Live at Worthy Farm which will include five hours of performances by music superstars Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, Wolf Alice, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and more performances by. May 11, 2021 206
New outdoor gym at Leamington park; The gym equipment installed at Victoria Park, using [pounds sterling]20,000 funds from AC Lloyd and [pounds sterling]5,000 from Leamington Rotary Club, is open to the public and has an astro-turf floor for all-weather use. May 11, 2021 481
Wish you were here: many people want Primark to replace outgoing M&S branch at Leamington shopping centre; M&S confirmed last week that it was closing its store at the Royal Priors in the town centre and The Courier asked its Facebook followers what other retailer they would like to move into the large two-floor unit. May 10, 2021 374
Ongoing support for people in Warwickshire facing hardship during the Coronavirus pandemic; Warwickshire County Council is provide financial support and advice for people to meet the costs ofa[euro]¯food, energy and other essentials. It also signposts to further support available from other services around the county. May 10, 2021 468
Have your say on the future of our housing, jobs and schools following the planned merger of Warwick and Stratford councils; Both councils are also asking to suggest potential sites that could be allocated for a variety of land uses. May 10, 2021 286
Leamington charity which offers mentoring and residential programme for young men is seeking volunteers; A Band of Brothers Leamington was set up three years ago and has built a community of older men trained to deliver an intense residential rites of passage weekend and 12-week mentoring programme providing transformative change to the younger men who participate. May 7, 2021 336
Another blow for retail in Leamington as Argos confirms closure of its town centre branch; The site was listed online as being temporarily closed during lockdown but the company's signage has now been removed from the front of site in Guy Street and the permanent closure of the site has now been confirmed. May 7, 2021 491
Stalwart Leamington Society member to stand down from committee after helping to make the town 'a better place for us all' over nearly two decades; Archie Pitts will be on the society's committee for the last time at its online AGM on Thursday and members have paid tribute to his work since he joined in 2002. May 6, 2021 705
M&S reaction: Leamington shopping centre management 'confident' of finding a replacement for M&S; The major retailer will close its site inside the Royal Priors, as it plans to open a larger store on the edge of Leamington and Warwick. May 5, 2021 498

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