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TRAINS: DELAYS - BIRMINGHAM - LEAMINGTON SPA

There are delays on these train services between Birmingham and Leamington Spa. Credit: PA Images

Train lines are currently blocked between Birmingham and Leamington Spa due to a fire next to the track which is causing signalling problems.

National Rail are estimating that there are currently delays of up to an hour for passengers and cancellations are possible.

Chiltern Railways, London Midland and CrossCountry services are all being affected, with disruption expected to continue until at least 10pm tonight.

Buses are operating in place of the trains due to the fire which is blocking lines at Tyseley.

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Man pleads not guilty after alleged Leamington Sikh temple incident

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A man has pleaded not guilty to religiously aggravated assault after an alleged incident at a Sikh temple in Leamington in September.

Gursharan Singh, 33, of Coventry is charged with racially/religiously aggravated common assault after a Warwickshire Police investigation.

Singh pleaded not guilty after appearing at court this afternoon and is to appear before Leamington Justice Centre on February 10th.

55 people were originally arrested after an alleged disturbance at the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Leamington Spa, in September, Gursharan Singh was one of 2 people charged.

Weekend Picks: Leamington Lantern Parade

Leamington: December 4th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join in and bring along your handmade lanterns to light up Royal Leamington Spa this weekend.

The colourful annual event brings the community and visitors together in a creative way to share in the spirit of Christmas.

Meet new people, create something wonderful and have a fun, magical evening lighting up the Regency town centre.

The parade sets off from the Bandstand at approximately 4.30pm and is e accompanied by a local band and performers and will finish with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights at the town hall. How do I make my own lantern?

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Weekend Picks: British Dog Grooming Championships

British Dog Grooming Championships: Sun 2nd Oct (Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa)

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This weekend the British Dog Grooming Championship will determine this year’s Groomer of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year.

Last year 120 groomers competed and hundreds more watched as groomers clipped, trimmed and scissored their way to success.

For times, prices and more information: http://www.petcare.org.uk/index.php/british-dog-cship

Plumb Center owner set to axe up to 800 jobs

A general view of a Plumb Center depot. Credit: PA Images

Plumb Center owner Wolseley, which has its headquarters in Leamington Spa, is set to axe up to 800 jobs.

It's part of a restructuring programme that will see it shut 80 branches and a distribution centre. The shake-up will cost the firm £100 million.

The group employs 6,000 people in the UK and operates across 750 branches.

The closure of around 80 branches and one distribution centre is expected to lead to up to 800 job losses, the impact of which we will minimise through redeployment and attrition as far as possible.

The programme is subject to consultation which will commence shortly and is expected to take 90 days.

– Wolseley spokesperson
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