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Hollywood star Russell Crowe spotted at Warwick Castle

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Hollywood star Russell Crowe has been spotted taking in the sights around Warwickshire with a visit to Warwick Castle.

The Oscar winning actor was photographed wondering around with a toy sword tucked under his arm - perhaps bringing back memories of his role as Nottinghamshire legend Robin Hood.

The Australian actor also stopped off in the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to do some sightseeing with his son before heading to Warwick.

He is currently filming 'The Mummy' in Oxfordshire with fellow A-lister Tom Cruise.

Russell Crowe stops for a selfie with a fan in Stratford-upon-Avon. Credit: David Evans

Teenage cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

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A teenage cyclist has been airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital after a crash involving a car on Nuneaton Road in Warwickshire.

It happened between Over Whitacre and Church End just before 8.15pm on Monday 4th July 2016.

An air ambulance was called because of the 15-year-old cyclists serious injuries.

The driver of the car was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The teenager had suffered a number of injuries and was semi-conscious. The doctor from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance anaesthetised him at the scene before he was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Will Rosie get a ‘furrytail’ ending just in time for her 11th birthday?

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The Labrador was first taken in by Kenilworth Dogs Trust as a puppy in 2006. Since coming into the centre she has been rehomed and returned three times.

Staff at the centre have described Rosie as a “gorgeous lady who has a real zest for life”.

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Rosie is house trained, good with other dogs and is good to travel in cars. However she will need some time to adjust to living in a house again after spending so long in kennels.

Her carers have said that if she must be alone, then that needs to be built up over time and she needs to be left with some toys to keep her entertained.

Rosie really enjoys life and we are desperate to see her finally be able to do all the things she enjoys in a loving home.

Rosie has been at the rehoming centre so long and her affectionate personality has made a big impression on the staff who are very keen to see her find the love she deserves.

We have our fingers firmly crossed that she will achieve objective one of her list and find a loving new owner.

She can be quite timid when meeting new people so would prefer a quiet adult home with understanding owners who will help her settle into a home after so long in a kennel environment.

– Jane Hirons, Dogs Trust Kenilworth supporter relations officer

Woman collapses in Rugby after taking 'ecstasy' tablet

Police in Rugby have issued a warning after a woman suffered an adverse reaction to what is believed to be an MDMA tablet, also known as ecstasy.

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At around 4am today police were notified by West Midlands Ambulance Service that a 20-year-old woman was having an adverse reaction after she was thought to have taken a tablet in a nightclub on Church Street in Rugby.

She was taken to hospital and has now been discharged.

The woman admitted taking the tablet, described as purple in colour, which was sold to her by a man described as smartly dressed and in his late 20s.

Anyone who may have also taken one of these tablets should seek medical attention as soon as possible. We would like to remind anyone thinking of taking illegal drugs that you really don't know what the substances are made of and how they will affect you.

Police are working hard to find those responsible for bringing class the A drugs to Rugby. Anyone with any information should call police on 101.

– Detective Sergeant Alistair Knight
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Weekend Picks: Meet the Maasai

Meet the Maasai: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd July (Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire)

This weekend meet the Oloip Maasai dancers who’ve travelled from the Great Rift Valley in Kenya to show off their world-famous dancing at Twycross Zoo.

Oloip Maasai dancers from Kenya at Twycross Zoo Credit: Sharon Redrobe

Dressed in brightly coloured robes and intricate beaded jewellery, the dancers will have drumming and dancing sessions and storytelling where they will be sharing stories about cultural heritage.

There will also be craft lessons demonstrating bush skills and audiences will learn how to make traditional jewellery.

This is a fantastic opportunity for all our visitors to learn about life in a traditional Maasai village in Kenya and what it is like to live in a wonderfully diverse habitat with animals like our giraffe and zebra and to support the Oloip Maasai dancers in their bid to raise awareness.”

– Dr Charlotte Macdonald, Director of Life Sciences

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Brit Marcus Willis to take on Federer

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British tennis player Marcus Willis' first appearance on Wimbledon's Centre Court will see him take on Roger Federer in the last match on court.

Willis, ranked 772nd in the world, beat world number 54 Ricardas Berankis on Monday booking his second round clash with the Swiss.

He came close to quitting tennis earlier in the year, but his girlfriend, Jenny, convinced him to give it another go.

Rain saw a number of matches postponed on Tuesday, including that of Brit Heather Watson who was due to take on Annika Beck.


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