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Family-owned cidery owners celebrate latest awards haul

Success is bringing plenty of cheer to the owners of a Warwickshire craft cider business who are celebrating a haul of new national awards. Napton Cidery has scooped Great Taste Awards for three of its recipes, No. 4, No.5 and Lost Apple Cider. No.5 and No. 3 have also earned coveted International Cider Challenge Silver… Keep Reading

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Rotarians appeal for help at food packing event to Feed the Hungry

Rotarians in Coventry and Warwickshire are helping to lead the way in tackling world hunger with the return of their food packing initiative in partnership with Feed The Hungry. It will be all hands on deck when members of The Rotary Club of Warwick, Southam, Leamington, Kenilworth and Henley-in-Arden and Coventry Jubilee, Coventry Phoenix and… Keep Reading

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Kenilworth Castle to host ‘Evening Eats & Beats’ event

Food and music fans can enjoy an evening of ‘eats and beats’ in the stunning setting of Kenilworth Castle in August thanks to a brand new event from a Warwickshire company. CJ’s Events Warwickshire, which runs markets, festivals and events across the county and beyond, is launching its inaugural ‘Evening Eats & Beats’ event on… Keep Reading

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Full house adds up to funds for charity

BINGO numbers added up to a successful evening of fundraising for five charities in Coventry and Warwickshire, thanks to local law firm Alsters Kelley. More than £2,000 proceeds will be divided between Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington, Safeline in Warwick, The Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton, Coventry Women’s Haven and Southam Fosse Foodbank.… Keep Reading

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Award-winning South Warwickshire drinks brands collaborate for launch of new cider

Napton Cidery is celebrating a pivotal partnership thanks to the launch of Purity Brewing Co.’s new cider. The two award-winning businesses have announced an exciting collaboration to create the brewers’ medium dry Pure Cider recipe, now available in pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the UK. The partnership, to produce both 330ml cans and 50-litre kegs… Keep Reading

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Youngster loses long locks in aid of children’s charity

A nine-year-old girl from Alcester had 15 inches lopped off her hair to help children with life-threatening illnesses in the UK. Sophia Esler was nervous about doing it, but she wants to help children who have lost their hair through illnesses like cancer. She has so far raised more than £1,000 for the Warwick-based charity,… Keep Reading

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Rotarians step up for disadvantaged children

Schoolchildren in Coventry were among more than 700 disadvantaged youngsters who enjoyed a day at Drayton Manor Theme Park thanks to local Rotarians who once again teamed up with the KidsOut charity. Young thrill-seekers were able to spend a fun-packed day at the Tamworth attraction as part of the National Rotary Kids Day Out scheme,… Keep Reading

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The White Lions roars back into life

There’s a buzz around Radford Semele – and its fast spreading around the area- thanks to the much-anticipated reopening of The White Lion. This beautiful thatched country pub began welcoming visitors again last month following a transformative, but sympathetic, refurbishment by its new owners. It becomes the fifth business to join the award-winning Peach Pubs… Keep Reading

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Five new businesses add to Bell Court’s customer offering

A host of new food, drink and retail offerings are arriving in Bell Court this summer. Gifts, art and homewares created by independent designers can all be found under one roof at Jampuppy, which is already proving a popular addition to the retail centre after opening on June 30th. Entrepreneur and graphic designer Rianna Low… Keep Reading

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Successful gin festival set to become first of many

IT was cheers all round at The Castle at Edgehill’s inaugural Gin Festival last week, which brought together local producers from across the county. There were plenty of G&T samples on offer as well as live music and food in the gardens on Friday, which overlook the historic Edgehill battlefields. There was also the opportunity… Keep Reading

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Nine-year-old Sophia’s pledge for local children’s charity

A nine-year-old girl from Alcester is having 15 inches of her hair cut off to help children with life-threatening illnesses in the UK. Sophia Esler is nervous about doing it, but she wants to help children who have lost their hair through illnesses like cancer. She has so far raised more than £800 for the… Keep Reading

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Cheers to Castle’s first Gin Festival

IT was cheers all round at The Castle at Edgehill’s inaugural Gin Festival last week, which brought together local producers from across the county. There were plenty of G&T samples on offer as well as live music and food in the gardens on Friday, which overlook the historic Edgehill battlefields. There was also the opportunity… Keep Reading

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Ben Foster shows his support for epic three-day charity cycle challenge

Leamington-born former England footballer Ben Foster has shared a message of support to help propel fundraisers ahead of a gruelling 180-mile bike ride in aid of Warwick charity Molly Ollys. Foster, himself an avid cyclist, produces a YouTube channel called The Cycling GK – and has put his weight behind the epic challenge, involving 52… Keep Reading

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South Warwickshire media business owners scoop new national awards

TWO south Warwickshire entrepreneurs are the winners of two new categories in a national Awards celebrating female inspirational achievers. Amanda Chalmers, from Warwick and Vicki Bravington, from Stratford, are among more than 20 women chosen from hundreds across the UK to be recognised in this year’s prestigious Woman Who Achieves Awards. Amanda, who launched Chalmers… Keep Reading

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Winning students prove they have heads for business

Savvy sixth formers at Alcester Grammar School in Warwickshire, proved they had a head for business after winning a competition hosted by The University of Birmingham. A team of seven Year 12 Business students beat off stiff competition from four other Midlands schools at the annual event, organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance… Keep Reading

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Second Foodie Awards celebrates excellence in Coventry & Warwickshire

AN evening of celebration shone a light on some of the region’s best hospitality businesses at the second Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards last week. In partnership with Visit Warwickshire and Visit Coventry, the awards, hosted by Fargo Village in Coventry, brought together more than 50 businesses vying for success across 17 food and drink… Keep Reading

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Coventry crowds come out in force for city centre food festival and music events

Thousands of food and music lovers braved sweltering temperatures and torrential rain to enjoy Coventry BID’s Food Festival and Music Live events at the weekend. Coventrians and people from further afield flocked to the city centre for the return of the BID’s Coventry Food Festival, last held in 2019. They basked in soaring temperatures on… Keep Reading

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Bereavement volunteer named as ‘Platinum Champion’

A charity founder who runs monthly bereavement cafes in Warwickshire and the West Midlands, has been named as a Platinum Champion as part of a national Jubilee awards celebrating dedication to volunteering. Tracey McAtamney was recognised for her work as the founder of Surviving Bereavement foundation, which she established in memory of her late husband… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire-based Kidvelo Bikes scoops double industry award

A Leamington couple who both walked away from their successful careers to set up a balance bike business, are celebrating an international industry award double. Kidvelo Bikes, run by Karen and Gary Wood from, has received the coveted Platinum Best Buy Award and the Platinum Best Ride on 1-3 years at this year’s Loved By… Keep Reading

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Back in the saddle for Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington

Cyclists of all abilities are invited to sign up for this year’s Cotswold Tour d’Ilmington, organised by Shipston Rotary Club. The popular event on July 3rd, will see fundraisers taking part in one of three rides across 10-, 30- or 100-mile courses, all starting and finishing from Newbold on Stour Village Hall. Rotarians hope it… Keep Reading

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