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Nuneaton News [last updated 08 November 2008 09:50]

[26 MAR 01]  FOOT AND MOUTH SPREADS IN COUNTY

A third case of foot and mouth disease has been discovered in Warwickshire, while restrictions have been put in place in a suspect abattoir.  MORE

[19 MAR 01] NEW FOOT AND MOUTH CASE DISCOVERED

Foot and mouth disease has spread closer to Coventry, with a fresh outbreak being discovered on a farm that borders a school on the outskirts of Nuneaton.  MORE

[13 MAR 01] ROBBER'S VIOLENT STREAK CONTINUES

Shopkeepers in Coventry and north Warwickshire have been told to be alert following a spate of attacks on cashiers that may have been carried out by the same man.  MORE

[07 MAR 01] THREE SHOPS HIT BY ROBBERS

Three shop cashiers were attacked in Coventry and Nuneaton yesterday in another string of robberies that could be linked.  MORE

[02 MAR 01] DON'T LET THE DOGS OUT IN DISEASE AREA

Stray dogs found in Nuneaton and Bedworth are to be rounded up by the council to prevent foot and mouth spreading in the infected area.  MORE

[28 FEB 01] FOOT AND MOUTH CASE FOUND NEAR NUNEATON

The worst fears of farmers in Warwickshire were confirmed this evening when a case of foot and mouth disease was discovered at a farm near Nuneaton.  MORE

[26 FEB 01] ELEVEN CARS ATTACKED IN VANDAL SPREE

Knife-wielding vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage when they went on a late-night slashing spree, attacking parked cars.   MORE

[14 FEB 01] OVERDOSED TEENAGER ATTACKS AMBULANCE CREW

Paramedics called to treat a teenager who had taken a drug overdose were attacked by the patient, who then stole their ambulance.  MORE

[13 FEB 01] BOROUGH DESPAIR AS STADIUM PLAN THROWN OUT

Nuneaton Borough FCNuneaton Borough FC has suffered a major set-back in its bid for league status after a planning application for a new stadium was refused.  MORE

[12 FEB 01] FEARS GROW FOR MISSING SCHOOLGIRLS

Fears are growing for the safety of three schoolgirls who have all gone missing from their homes in the last week.  MORE

[08 FEB 01] GUN USED IN CLUB ROBBERY

A steward was threatened with a gun by an armed robber as he prepared to open a club for business yesterday evening.  MORE

[07 FEB 01] GUN POINTED AT SECURITY GUARD IN STREET

A security guard was confronted in the street by armed raiders who grabbed a cash box.  MORE

[05 FEB 01] MAN KILLED AS CAR HITS LAMPPOST

A 23-year-old man was killed on Saturday when his car crashed into a lamppost on a busy dual-carriageway.  MORE

[30 JAN 01] FEARS MOUNT OVER MISSING COVENTRY GIRL

Charlene PiggottConcern is mounting over the safety and welfare of a 14-year-old Coventry girl who has been missing for a month and is believed to be in Bedworth or Nuneaton.  MORE

[29 JAN 01] TAXI DRIVER STABBED BY PASSENGER

A taxi driver was stabbed in the neck as his two passengers tried to rob him of his takings.  MORE

[19 JAN 01] CAR CHASE ENDS WITH STING IN THE TAIL

A Coventry teenager is in police custody after a 45-minute car chase went through three towns early this morning.  MORE

[10 JAN 01] WOMEN ATTACK CAR IN ROAD RAGE ATTACK

Police are hunting two women who allegedly attacked a motorist in a road rage incident near a nightclub.  MORE

[20 DEC 00] ARMED RAIDER THREATENS POST OFFICE

A man armed with a sawn-off double-barrelled shot gun pointed it at a postmaster and his wife as he tried to hold up a post office yesterday.  MORE

[19 DEC 00] PLEA TO RECYCLE CHRISTMAS WASTE

As rubbish sacks fill with Christmas waste, people are being urged to consider a trip to their nearest recycling banks.  MORE

[18 DEC 00] MAN RESCUED AS FLAT TORCHED BY ARSONISTS

A 62-year-old man had to be rescued by firefighters when he was overcome by fumes after a flat was set alight by arsonists yesterday.  MORE

[15 DEC 00] POLICE TO PATROL A&E DEPARTMENT

Police are to be stationed in an A& E Unit at a hospital this weekend to prevent staff being attacked and to encourage victims of violence to report their crimes.  MORE

[15 DEC 00] £30m ROAD SCHEMES GIVEN GO-AHEAD

Traffic schemes in Warwickshire costing more than £30 million have been given the go-ahead by the government.  MORE

[14 DEC 00] FINGERS WAGGED AT PARENTS OF TRUANTS

Nearly 50 children were stopped by police and social workers during a clampdown on truancy, and parents were often to blame for the youngsters being out of school.  MORE

[11 DEC 00] FOOTBALL FANS KILLED IN MOTORWAY TRAGEDY

Nuneaton Borough FA Cup run ended in tragedy at the weekend when three fans returning from the game were killed in a motorway accident.  MORE

[08 DEC 00] FURNACE STOKED TO SAVE ENERGY

Hundreds of houses in Nuneaton and Bedworth are to be fitted with cavity walls as part of an energy-saving scheme.  MORE

[08 DEC 00] SILVER SURFERS HOPE TO SPREAD THE E-WORD

A £2m bid has been made to improve internet access for older people in Nuneaton and Bedworth.  MORE

[07 DEC 00] SECURITY GUARD STABBED IN TUSSLE

A security guard was slashed in the face as he struggled with an alleged shoplifter in a street yesterday.  MORE

[28 NOV 00] MAN DRAGGED FROM BED AND KIDNAPPED

A man was dragged from his bed, driven to a quarry and attacked when he was kidnapped by two men.  MORE

[27 NOV 00] FIVE TEENAGERS KILLED IN HORRIFIC CRASH

Five teenage friends were killed when their car was in a head-on collision with a lorry on a country road.  MORE

[27 NOV 00] STUDENTS WEEP AS THEY RECALL DEAD FRIENDS

Friends of the five teenagers killed in Friday’s tragedy clung to each other and wept today as they tried to describe what the loss meant to them.  MORE

[23 NOV 00] FOOTBALL FANS COULD HOLD KEY TO VIOLENCE

Football fans are being urged to come forward as witnesses after a gang marauded through a railway station, attacking staff and passengers and smashing windows.  MORE

[23 NOV 00] MAN ARRESTED AFTER ROOFTOP CHASE

A man was in custody awaiting interview today after a rooftop chase through Nuneaton finally ended in his arrest.  MORE

[22 NOV 00] NUNEATON BOROUGH 1  STOKE CITY 0

Nuneaton Borough have caused one of the biggest upsets of this year’s FA Cup so far by knocking out second division Stoke with an injury-time winner.  MORE

[22 NOV 00] LOBBY BOBBY IN ANT-CRIME PUSH

Police in Nuneaton are going on a Christmas offensive to stop people becoming festive victims of crime.  MORE

[21 NOV 00] JUDGEMENT DAY NEARS FOR STADIUM

People living near the proposed new stadium that is being planned by Nuneaton Borough will be able to have their say on the development at a special meeting next month.  MORE

[17 NOV 00] CROC'S AWAY AS SNAKE LEFT HOME ALONE

Caiman crocodileThe RSPCA is calling for tighter controls on the trade an ownership of exotic pets after a crocodile was found in a shed in Rugby and househunters found an abandoned snake in Nuneaton.  MORE

[14 NOV 00] CIGARETTES SWIPED IN NUNEATON GRAB AND CARRY

Cigarettes and phone cards worth £800 were grabbed from a cash and carry supermarket as staff were unloading goods.  MORE

[01 NOV 00] NUNEATON THUGS SLAUGHTER SMALL ANIMALS

Thugs killed chickens, gerbils and guinea pigs when they set a cage of ferrets on them at a small-holding near Nuneaton.  MORE

[26 OCT 00] NEIGHBOURS ESCAPE ARSON TOXIC FUMES

People living near a house set alight by arsonists in Nuneaton early today had a lucky escape when toxic fumes billowed into their home.  MORE

[18 OCT 00] CYCLISTS BEING URGED TO TAKE CARE IN THE DARK

Cyclists in Warwickshire are being issued with a safety checklist before the clocks go back, with courses being held for children in Nuneaton and Bedworth.  MORE

[12 OCT 00] FREDDIE MERCURY EXHIBITION IN NUNEATON

Freddie MercuryAlmost 100 images of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be on show in Nuneaton next week as part of a national touring exhibition. MORE

[10 OCT 00] HAVE A COMFY LOOK AT GEORGE ELIOT COUNTRY

Residents and tourists are being given the chance to take a look at the different sights of George Eliot country in comfort in Nuneaton next week. MORE

[05 OCT 00] MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN ACCIDENT

A motorcyclist died early this morning when his bike hit chevron boards on a country road near Nuneaton. MORE

[28 SEP 00] COUNCIL TO BRING IN ORGANIC RUBBISH COLLECTION

Nuneaton and Bedworth are going green – not because of mold, but it is to do with rubbish. MORE

[27 SEP 00] MEN IN MASKS ROB RURAL POST OFFICE

Masked men on motorbikes raided a rural post office in North Warwickshire making the owner flee in terror. MORE

[18 SEP 00] TRUNCHEON USED TO ROB NUNEATON TAXI DRIVER 

A policeman’s truncheon and a beer bottle were used to attack a Nuneaton taxi driver when two passengers tried to rob him.  MORE

[11 SEP 00] FUEL BLOCKADES SPREAD TO WARWICKSHIRE

Two Warwickshire sites have been targetted by farmers and lorry drivers as the country is gripped by unrest over fuel prices.  MORE

[08 SEP 00] PLEDGE TO TAKE THE BUS OR WALK TO WORK

The streets of Nuneaton and Bedworth should be quieter later this month – as people are encouraged to take part in a scheme to leave their cars at home.  MORE

[29 AUG 00] NUNEATON SHOP STAFF ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Shop staff in Nuneaton were robbed at gunpoint by three men who took cash and cigarettes.  MORE

[29 AUG 00] PASSENGERS ATTACK AND ROB TAXI DRIVER

A Nuneaton taxi driver needed hospital treatment after he was robbed and assaulted by two passengers in Bedworth.  MORE

[25 AUG 00] WORKERS TO SPEND FOUR MONTHS IN COMMUNITY

Workers at an industrial plant in Nuneaton have been ‘loaned’ to the council after their factory was burned to the ground.  MORE

[17 AUG 00] MORE COUNCIL HOUSES SET TO BE TRANSFERRED?

Council houses in Nuneaton and Bedworth could be transferred into the private sector, giving a new landlord to thousands of people who now live in local authority homes. MORE

[11 AUG 00] NEW POOL SCHEME FLOATED FOR NUNEATON

The designs are being finalised to spend £7 million and put Nuneaton in the swim with a new pool. A floating-floor will be one of the features in the new leisure complex. MORE

[11 AUG 00] TEENAGER DIES IN ROAD CRASH

A teenager was killed last night when the car in which he was driving lost control and hit a tree near Nuneaton.  MORE

[08 AUG 00] PIZZA DELIVERER ATTACKED AROUND THE HEAD

A Nuneaton pizza delivery driver needed hospital treatment after he was robbed while taking food to a Keresley address.  MORE

[31 JUL 00] TWO DIE IN NORTH WARWICKSHIRE CRASHES

Two men died on North Warwickshire roads in separate single-vehicle collisions over the weekend.  MORE

[26 JUL 00] CYCLIST KILLED IN A444 RUSH-HOUR SMASH

A cyclist was killed this morning in a crash that left a main road in north Warwickshire closed through the rush hour.  MORE

[22 JUL 00] NUNEATON RAPE WAS A HOAX

A hunt for a rapist in Nuneaton has been called off after the alleged victim confessed she made the incident up.  MORE

[17 JUL 00] DUCROS GOES WEST TO KIDDERMINSTER

Former Sky Blues striker Andrew Ducros is heading back into the football league after he was snapped up from Nuneaton Borough.  MORE

[03 JUL 00] TWO INJURED IN NUNEATON RAID

Thieves with guns struck at a Nuneaton venue, fleeing with hundreds of pounds after injuring two people in a raid.  MORE

[01 JUL 00] FOUR WOMEN IN RIVER ANKER CRASH

Four young women from Nuneaton, involved in the accident where their car left the road and went into the river Anker in north Warwickshire, have been named.  MORE

[29 JUN 00] WARNING - KEEP AWAY FROM THE RIVER ANKER

Fish were killed, and people warned to keep away from the river after polluted water from a chemical factory leaked into a watercourse.  MORE

[22 JUN 00] STAFF STRUGGLE WITH MASKED RAIDERS

Two masked raiders struggled with shop staff at a Bulkington convenience store before fleeing with money from the till..  MORE

[21 JUN 00] RAPE VICTIM'S MOVEMENTS TO BE RETRACED

Detectives hunting the man who raped a Nuneaton teenager have issued this picture of the attacker and are to reconstruct his victim’s movements.  MORE

[19 JUN 00]  BRICK THROWN AT CAR IN BEDWORTH

A Nuneaton woman narrowly escaped injury when a brick was thrown at her car as she drove down a Bedworth street yesterday.  MORE

[14 JUN 00] EXPERTS BROUGHT IN TO CRACK  RAPE CASE

Police hunting the Nuneaton sex attacker who raped an 18-year-old at knifepoint last week have brought in a “Cracker” expert to profile the offender.   MORE

[12 JUN 00] POLICE FIND KNIFE IN NUNEATON RAPIST HUNT

Forty police officers and support staff have been called in to hunt for the man who raped a Nuneaton teenager at knifepoint on Friday.  MORE

[10 JUN 00] TEENAGER RAPED IN NUNEATON

A Nuneaton teenager was raped at knifepoint as she walked her dog near a railway line.  MORE

[10 JUN 00] ARMED RAID ON NUNEATON SUPERMARKET

Two masked robbers held up a Nuneaton supermarket with guns yesterday.  MORE

[07 JUN 00] RAGING BULL CHEATS DEATH IN NUNEATON ESCAPE

A bull decided to take its life into its own hooves yesterday when it escaped from a Nuneaton abattoir.  MORE

[02 JUN 00] POLICE HUNT NUNEATON ARSONISTS 

Police are hunting arsonists after a block of flats was set on fire in Nuneaton early this morning.  MORE

[23 MAY 00] BODY FOUND IN BLAZING NUNEATON CAR

A body of a man was discovered in a blazing car in Nuneaton last night.  MORE

[22 MAY 00] EXTRA OFFICERS MOBILISED IN NUNEATON FRACAS

Police were called to Nuneaton town centre from all over north Warwickshire last night as a mass brawl broke out.  MORE

[20 MAY 00] WITNESS APPEAL AFTER NUNEATON KIDNAP

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 67-year-old man was charged with kidnap in Nuneaton.  MORE

[17 MAY 00]  BULKINGTON PEOPLE INVITED TO SEE CENTRE

Villagers in Bulkington are being invited along to an open day marking the success of four years’ hard work in creating a community venue.  MORE

[12 MAY 00] NIGHT ON THE TOWN COULD LEAD TO ICELAND

A Nuneaton nightspot is hoping that two lucky revellers will turn a night out on the town into a holiday in Iceland.  MORE

[11 MAY 00]  BULKINGTON VILLAGE CENTRE READY TO OPEN

A village centre that has been built in a disused school and equipped by the community is to throw open its doors for the first time next week. MORE

[10 MAY 00] RECYCLING GROUPS URGED TO SIGN UP

Charities and organisations in Nuneaton and Bedworth are being encouraged to get involved in recycling or collecting reusable goods.  MORE

[03 MAY 00] YOUTHS CHASED BY GUN-ToTING TEENAGER

Armed police were scrambled yesterday following reports of a gang of youths chasing another group and firing shots at them in Nuneaton.  MORE

[27 APR 00] PAINTBRUSHES AT DAWN IN FIGHT AGAINST ARENA

Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres are to get a lick of paint as a spruce up in the battle with Coventry City's Arena 2000.  MORE

[26 APR 00] WITNESSES SOUGHT AFTER NUNEATON BLAZE

Witnesses are being sought after a fire was started in a hallway in a Nuneaton house yesterday.  MORE

[25 APR 00] MAN CHARGED WITH NUNEATON MURDER

A man was due to appear in court today following the suspicious death of a 14-month-old baby in Nuneaton.  MORE

[21 APR 00] GOOD DOG CAMPAIGN COMPETITION 2000

[20 APR 00] EASTER EGGS PILE HIGH FOR NUNEATON CHILDREN

[11 APR 00] NUNEATON STORE HIT BY ARSONISTS

[10 APR 00] GUN WARNING AFTER SPATE OF SCARES

[07 APR 00] POLICE QUIZ YOUTHS OVER NUNEATON BLAZE

[04 APR 00] FIRE PROBE AT NUNEATON SCHOOL

[03 APR 00] NUNEATON MAN KILLED IN BEDWORTH SMASH

[31 MAR 00] POLICE WARN OF TELEPHONE TRICKSTER

[31 MAR 00] WATCHDOG PRAISES INVESTMENT PLAN

[27 MAR 00] TWO KILLED IN NUNEATON SMASH

[23 MAR 00] NUNEATON SPORTS FACILITIES FACELIFT

[03 MAR 00] ADAMS CHILDSRENWEAR CHOSES PHM AGAIN
 

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