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Changes to the tourism landscape

Government PortalFollowing the publication of the Prime Minister’s Five Point Plan for Tourism, the government have announced a number of changes to strengthen co-ordination and collaboration across the tourism landscape.

Guidance: Changes to the tourism landscape

Bus Services Bill to help deliver more regular services for passengers

Government PortalNew buses bill will give councils new powers to deliver better journeys for passengers, and help cut rush hour congestion

News story: Bus Services Bill to help deliver more regular services for passengers

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: register of undertakings and assurances

Government PortalThis register provides information on the commitments made in relation to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill: register of undertakings and assurances

THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 evaluation

Government PortalSummarises pre and post campaign evaluation research, evaluating THINK! 2015 drink drive campaign.

Research and analysis: THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 evaluation

THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 creative development research

Government PortalSummarises quantitative research to test potential creative solutions for the THINK! drink drive campaign.

Research and analysis: THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 creative development research

THINK! road safety biennial survey 2006 to 2015

Government PortalFocus of the THINK! biennial survey research on measuring road safety attitudes and behaviour among the British population.

Research and analysis: THINK! road safety biennial survey 2006 to 2015

THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 evaluation

Government PortalFocus of the THINK! biennial survey research on measuring road safety attitudes and behaviour among the British population.

THINK! drink drive campaign 2015 evaluation

Changes aren’t an improvement

Dear Sir:  Do the people who make decisions on route and bus changes in our area ever actually use the buses they are mucking about with?  In a recent article Stagecoach announced that, among others, the X16 bus was going to be scrapped – why?

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Thousands of apprentices to take part in major pay study

Government PortalThe 2016 Apprenticeship Pay Survey is an important research project providing information on training, hours and pay from current apprentices.

News story: Thousands of apprentices to take part in major pay study

A ‘Bar too far’ petition launched

Swanswell, the Warwickshire based recovery charity has set up a petition calling on the government to end licensed bars at child-centred events in primary schools.

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Wrecked railings remain unrepaired

Warwickshire County Council have not yet given a date for the repair of wrecked railings on the edge of a stretch of canal in Nuneaton.

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Too much traffic for our roads

Dear Sir:  I have noticed a sudden proliferation of traffic monitoring cameras all over the place.  Would someone be able to tell us why they’re there?…………….writes Name and Address supplied.

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Food and drink on show for festival

Warwick’s Food and Drink Festival is being held on Sunday in Market Place.

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Time to tackle speeding drivers

Dear Sir:  Being a resident for over 25 years I am becoming increasingly concerned about the excess speed of some drivers using Dalehouse Lane………….writes A Towle via email

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Polo club land subject to major housing plan

At the 600-acre Dallas Burston Polo Club near Southam have submitted plans to Stratford District Council this week, plans to build up to 700 homes and a primary school.

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Gelato firm signs key deal with wholesaler

Joe Delucci, which is an authentic Italian gelato brand based in Lighthorne, has secured a new contract with Bidvest Foodservices to supply wholesaler with nine of its gelato and sorbet products.

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Exam stress ‘among teen suicide causes’

BBCExam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to research. Experts at the University of Manchester also found bullying and family bereavement were linked to suicides.

Exam stress ‘among teen suicide causes’

Police vow to enforce new ‘legal high’ ban

Police are vowing to use new powers to stop the supply, production and importation of the so called ‘legal highs’.   A jail term of up to seven years could be handed out to anyone caught with new psychoactive substances with intent to supply them.

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Ticket Websites ‘Must Do More To Identify Touts’

Sky NewsMore needs to be done to help people identify ticket touts online, according to a report commissioned by the Government. The report follows a warning by the LGA last week that around £5 million was lost to online ticket fraud in the UK in 2015 – up from £3.35 million in 2014. On average, customers who bought fake tickets lost £444 per transaction, with social media sites accounting for nearly half of all scams.

Ticket Websites ‘Must Do More To Identify Touts’

‘No quick fix’ at Ash Green

Ash Green School is continuing to experience problems with lessons being disrupted as building problems don’t seem to have a ‘quick fix’, with some students still having to work from home for safety reasons until the problems have been rectified.

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Credit to campaigners and the News

In his weekly column, Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones writes: One of the biggest talking points for local people over the last few years has been the local road infrastructure and the need to improve it, particularly in the context of all the new development taking place………………..

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Buses scrapped in final district route changes

Stagecoach buses has announced a number of changes to bus services across the district and which will come into force within weeks when final details including removal of routes which has been confirmed.

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Wilko is set to open in Leamington in late June

In late June, Wilko, the home and garden retailer is to open a new store at the Royal Priors Shopping Centre in Leamington, which will create 40 jobs.

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