CHILDREN and staff at a privately-run youth jail near Rugby feared for their lives due to ‘astounding’ unsafe conditions which prompted the government to remove all children from the site. Justice minister Robert Buckland removed inmates from Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre, based between Dunchurch and Barby, after children and staff told inspectors they did not feel safe, fearing someone was going to die or be seriously harmed.
A 38-year-old man from Whitnash who crashed into a row of parked cars at Bigfoot festival at Ragley Hall in the early hours of Sunday morning was among ten people were arrested on suspicion of drink and drug drive offences over the weekend. This included: -A 43-year-old man from Gun Hill arrested and charged with drink driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance after officers reported finding him slumped over the steering wheel of his car in Deepend Road, Nuneaton on Friday evening.
The incident occurred on June 20 A Rugby man who managed to crash his car into a parked vehicle on Bridget Street in the early hours of Sunday morning now faces a long list of charges. The 39-year-old has since been arrested and charged with drink driving, driving without a licence, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving without a licence and possession of amphetamine.
Former Rugby Advertiser reporter John Phillpott investigates the legend of a lost township that once stood on Rugby’s doorstep… Rugby boasts a fine museum with many subjects covered, not least of which is the section devoted to the game that William Webb Ellis so famously bequeathed to the world.
CHILDREN have been removed from a privately-run youth jail near Rugby amid ‘serious ongoing concerns about safety and performance’. The Lord Chancellor took the decision to move inmates from Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre after private provider MTC failed to address concerns children were being treated unacceptably under a ‘bleak regime’.
Three more Rovers players tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend. A fourth Betfred Super League fixture of the season has fallen victim to coronavirus. Friday’s round 11 fixture between Hull KR and St Helens at Craven Park has been postponed after three more Rovers players tested positive over the weekend.
A fourth Betfred Super League fixture of the season has fallen victim to coronavirus. Friday's round 11 fixture between Hull KR and St Helens at Craven Park has been postponed after three more Rovers players tested positive over the weekend. That follows two positive tests last week while nine other players have been forced to isolate as close contacts.
Rugby morning headlines as South African journalist who launched tirade at Alun Wyn Jones doubles down on 3-0 Springboks prediction
This is your rugby news from Wales and elsewhere in the world on Sunday June 20 Journo who hammered Alun Wyn predicts Springboks will thrash Lions The South African journalist who launched a ferocious blast at Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones has doubled down on his position in predicting a 3-0 hiding for Warren Gatland's team in the coming weeks.
IT’S FATHER’S Day every month for two Rugby dads – who are looking for more male volunteers to help run their stay-and-play sessions. Volunteers Dylan Watt and Gavin Lewis set up SaturDads – a monthly stay and play session just for dads – four years ago.
#3. Partner His long-term partner is Barrie Jones-Davies, a primary school teacher from Llandovery. In October 2019, Jones-Davies joined Owens in Tokyo to support him during the Rugby World Cup. View this post on Instagram Blwyddyn newydd dda I chi gyd, a ga i ddymuno pob lwc a iechyd I bob un ohonoch.
MIKE TINDALL had a hilarious reaction to the publication of a picture of him from his early 20s. The Instagram account of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast co-hosted by Mike recently published a throwback snap of Zara's husband. The picture was taken in the late 1990s, when Mike was a member of the Bath rugby team.
Five Scots have been named in Team GB’s Rugby 7s squads for this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hannah Smith has been selected in the women’s squad, while Max McFarland, Robbie Fergusson, Ross McCann and Alex Coombes are in the men’s squad.
Rugby MP takes to parliament to reiterate calls for A&E at St Cross because of the town's rapid growth
Mr Pawsey raised the issue in parliament yesterday Rugby MP Mark Pawsey spoke yesterday, June 17, in parliament to echo the calls of residents for an A&E to return to St Cross in light of Rugby's rapid growth. He said: "In Rugby, we are providing new homes 25 per cent faster than the rate in the country as a whole.
A STRONG-WILLED mum and business-owner who was diagnosed with cancer during lockdown is stepping up to raise money for the nurses who have been supporting her. Lynne Greaves from Rugby is putting on her walking boots to take part in a charity walk next month – and has already raised over £8,600 in sponsorships for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sessions for road and trail runners start on June 29 Rugby & Northampton AC are looking to widen their appeal to road and trail runners in Rugby and will launch two new running groups in the town on Tuesday, June 29. The new groups will be mixed (men and women) and are aimed at runners who typically run 5k in between 26 and 35 minutes.
The little girl has been spreading happiness to elderly people throughout Rugby Photo: Seven-year-old Sophia from Rugby A primary school pupil from Rugby is spreading happiness to elderly people throughout the community with her art. Seven-year-old Sophia has dedicated her spare time throughout lockdown to creating colourful hand-drawn pictures which she gifts to elderly clients at Home Instead Rugby.
Calls to halt 5,000-home South West Rugby Plan this evening - but ruling group says that debate ended in 2019
The development was given the go-ahead in 2019 The lead-up to a routine meeting to decide on some of the finer points of the 5,000-home South West Rugby development has brought forward calls to halt the plan entirely. The South West Rugby development was approved in 2019 as part of Rugby’s 12,400-home Local Plan and since then a series of meetings and consultations have been held to develop the SW Rugby site's 'Supplementary Planning Document'.
He remains in custody A Rugby man has been arrested on suspicion of committing criminal damage after allegedly smashing a pane of glass on the front door of the town's police station. The incident occurred on the evening of Wednesday, June 16. The 31-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of harassment following an incident in Rugby town centre earlier that same day.
Mr Pawsey has issued a statement to explain his decision Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has branded the four-week delay to the lifting of many lockdown measures 'deeply unfair and wrong' in a statement explaining why he voted against the delay in parliament. Mr Pawsey said he voted against the delay after listening to messages from Rugbeians and carefully considering the case.