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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)

Credit: The Pet Industry Federation

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.

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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

Disruption between Leamington Spa due to fallen tree

There is disruption between Leamington Spa and Banbury due to fallen tree on the line.

The incident is causing disruption to journeys between these stations with trains likely to be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Trains will be unable to run from Banbury towards Leamington Spa until the line has been cleared.

Watch moment Sikh protest takes place in Leamington Gurdwara temple before 55 arrested

In the footage released by the 'Daily Sikh Updates' site on Facebook the group of approximately 55 protestors can be heard chanting at the marriage between a Sikh and a non Sikh couple at the temple.

Warwickshire Police have confirmed that 54 of those arrested have now been released on bail with a further one man remaining in police custody at this time on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

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