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Game of Thrones star to become patron of theatre in Warwick

Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, is to become a patron of Playbox Theatre in Warwick.

Sophie was born in Northampton and grew up in Warwick. She plays Sansa Stark in the series of Game of Thrones.

The 18-year-old was a member of the local theatre group from an early age.

Family of dead kayaker thank emergency services

Gareth Lockyer's body was found on Monday Credit: Family photo

Relatives of 34-year-old Gareth Lockyer from Warwick who died after kayaking in mid Wales have issued a heartfelt message of thanks to emergency workers who tried to save his life.

He was reported missing at the weekend after going out on a boating trip on the River Usk, in Powys.


Scientist comes up with the perfect curry formula

A scientist from the university of Warwick says he's come up with the perfect curry formula Credit: Paul Seheult/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

A scientist from the the University of Warwick is claiming to have come up with the formula for a perfect curry.

Dr Mark Hadley from the Department of Physics at the university says every forkful of curry should include meat or vegetable, sauce and rice in a ratio of 1:1:1.

The golden ratio, which dates back to Ancient Greece, is said to be the most aesthetically pleasing, while satisfying taste and texture when it comes to certain foods.

Woman trapped for nearly an hour after crash near Warwick

The car had overturned near Warwick Credit: West Midlands Ambulance

A woman, believed to be in her 20s, has been taken to hospital after a crash near Warwick.

Ambulance crews were called to The Cumsey in Claverdon at just before 11:20pm last night.

The car had overturned and she was trapped for nearly an hour.

The woman was treated for pelvic, head and back injuries and was taken to University Hospital Coventry.

Potential travellers' sites for Warwick to be chosen

Permanent caravan site Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sites which could be set aside for gypsy and traveller accommodation will be chosen by Warwick District Council tonight. The selected locations will then be put out for public consultation.

The Council says it needs to find 31 permanent sites within the next 15 years, 25 of those within the next five years.

Identifying sites to accommodate Gypsy and Traveller communities is something required by law and in the National Planning polices.


Bird handler denies reports eagle search is off

Stan has been at Warwick Castle for almost ten years and has flown away before but only hours at a time Credit: Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle's bird handler Chris O'Donnell has said the search for the missing eagle Stan is ongoing following reports it had been called off.

Stan the white tipped sea eagle flew away from Warwick Castle four months ago during a show.

Many sightings lead Chris and his team to the bird of prey since he disappeared but have been unable to catch him.

The White Tailed Sea Eagle which has a wing span of 6 and a half feet, has been at the tourist attraction since 2004, he has flown away before but only for 2 or 3 hours.

The last person to see Stan was his handler Chris, one month ago in Daventry.

Chris said "we haven't had any sightings for four weeks so we don't know where to look, as soon as we have a report of a sighting we will follow it up. If Stan was safe in the wild we would be happy to leave him but there are hazards, like if he is scavenging for food by a road for example."

Reports that search for Warwick Castle's missing sea eagle called off

With a wing span of 6.5 feet, he is easy to spot soaring in the English countryside Credit: Warwick Castle

There are reports the search for Warwick Castle's missing sea eagle have been called off, 4 months after he flew away during a falconry display.

Stan the eagle has a 6.5 foot wingspan and handlers at the castle were initially tracking the bird to try and get him back.

But it's being reported that attempts to try and find him have failed, and he is being left to live in the wild.

Staff at Warwick Castle have given up the search for Stan Credit: Warwick Castle

Bird handlers at the castle initially thought Stan would not survive in the wild as he was bred in captivity and would not be able to hunt for himself.

But it seems the eagle's natural instincts have kicked in, and he is fending for himself somewhere in the Warwickshire countryside or beyond.

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