REVEALED: Taxpayers billed £320,000 for failed Warwick and Stratford district council merger

A failed merger between Warwick and Stratford councils has cost district taxpayers nearly £160,000. Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western says the Conservative leaderships of the district councils have spurned the money despite years of council tax rises and a...

Residents with family hiding from Taliban in Afghanistan question refugee schemes ‘double standards’

Residents with family hiding from the Taliban have questioned the difference in generosity between Ukrainian and Afghan refugee resettlement schemes. Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to raise his constituents’ concerns over the...

Bus operator threatens not to serve 200-home planned ‘mega cul-de-sac’ estate in Leamington

A major bus operator has threatened not to serve a planned 200-home ‘mega cul-de-sac’ estate in south Leamington. Developer AC Lloyd is seeking approval for the final details of the controversial development off Chesterton Gardens estate in Sydenham, Whitnash. But...

Huge waste of taxpayers’ cash on delayed and under-capacity Leamington mega-laboratory

Hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash have been ‘wasted’ on the delayed and under-capacity Leamington Covid testing mega-laboratory. An investigation by The Independent newspaper has found it processed thousands of incorrect test results and is subject to major...