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Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire

MAKING MORE OF LIVE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN WARWICKSHIRE Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire (Age UK C&W) provide a wide range of support for over 50’s in our community. They have sixteen charity shops across Coventry & Warwickshire; you have probably found yourself browsing in at least one of them. These shops provide a huge… Keep Reading

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SEW Unique Crafts

MAKING MEMORY BEARS & MORE FROM RECYCLED CLOTHING Loss, personal health struggles and a global pandemic proved the perfect storm for Warwick woman Julie Brown but who has now turned her life around with the launch of a new business. The fifty-year-old mum, who battles multiple sclerosis, recently established SEW Unique Crafts which specialises in… Keep Reading

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South Warwickshire’s NHS Foundation Trust Charity

SPRINKLING SOME MAGIC OVER SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE’S HOSPITALS! Sprinkle Some Magic is SWFT’s slogan and it couldn’t be more appropriate. We all need a little bit of magic. SWFT Charity (South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust) aims to enhance the services and equipment provided at the NHS core offering, to provide better care and facilities for our… Keep Reading

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Rebecca’s Kitchen

MALK KILN FARM X REBECCA’S CATERING = A DELICIOUS FARM TO FORK CAFE! The heart of Rebecca Louise Catering is, of course, the proprietor; Rebecca Kirton. We have been fortunate to catch up with this food lover to discuss how her catering company started and what lead her to open Rebecca’s Kitchen; based at Malt… Keep Reading

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Relaxing The 2m Rule Saved My Restaurant!

AWARD-WINNING SPANISH RESTAURANT IN WARWICK SET TO REOPEN The owner of an award-winning – but famously compact – Spanish restaurant in Warwick claims relaxing the 2m distancing rule has saved his business from closure. Alex Clayton was forced to shut Tasca Dali at the start of lockdown, resorting, like many others, to offering meal deliveries… Keep Reading

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Staycations Set To Save Business After Lockdown

WINCHCOMBE FARM HOLIDAYS The owners of a boutique glamping retreat in Warwickshire say they hope a ‘surge in ‘staycationers’ will help them bounce back from a three-month lockdown that is forecast to have cost the business more than £100k. Jo Carroll and Steve Taylor are now ready to welcome back guests after taking comprehensive steps… Keep Reading

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Sofya & I – Where Are They Now?

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE – AND DREAMS! To read our first article featuring Sofya & I back in June 2019 CLICK HERE When Russian teenager Anya Gunkova moved to the UK with her mother to start a new life, it was a time of hope, aspiration – and brand new beginnings. Twenty-three years later –… Keep Reading

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Our Charity Raffle Feature By The Coventry Telegraph – CoventryLive

Entrepreneur’s raffle to raise cash for five Warwickshire charities Source: Coventry Telegraph (Sarah Cheney has teamed up with over 40 Warwickshire businesses for a charity raffle) Warwickshire businesses have joined forces to raise money for charities in their community. Entrepreneur and blogger Sarah Cheney, from Rugby, has organised a charity raffle to support five Warwickshire charities. The… Keep Reading

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Napton Cidery – Craft Cider

DID YOU KNOW THE MIDLANDS HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF CRAFT CIDER DRINKERS IN THE UK? Neither did we, but with cider mills like Napton Cidery on our doorstep, it doesn’t come as much surprise. Charlotte and Jolyon Olivier started making cider for their friends and family from the apple tree in their own back… Keep Reading

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The magic formula to surviving lock-down with Dad

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET HIM A GREAT GIFT THIS FATHER’S DAY! CARDS on the table – many of our dads are seen as a bit of a joke when it comes to their entertaining skills. But it seems now they can now turn that all around, thanks to a unique new professional comedy… Keep Reading

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The Warwickshire Reviews Charity Raffle Featured By Rugby Observer

HOSPITAL CHARITIES IN WARWICKSHIRE AMONG THOSE HOPING FOR BOOST FROM RAFFLE Source: Rugby Observer HOSPITAL charities in Warwickshire will be among those to benefit from a raffle to help good causes in the county. Organisers of Warwickshire’s Summer 2020 Charity Raffle hope to raise £5,000 to share between five Warwickshire charities. The charities are University… Keep Reading

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University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Charity

SUPPORT OUR NHS SUPERHEROES University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity (UHCW) have been supporting and enhancing our local NHS facilities for patients, carers, and families since 1996. UHCW Charity aims to support and enhance the wellbeing of patients and staff at University Hospital, Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, as well as community… Keep Reading

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Cara Mia Photography

Capturing the happiest of memories for you to share forever is the core motivator for our latest Warwickshire based business owner, Cara Mia Shindler. On her website, Cara tells you just how much the laughter and joy in each of her photography sessions really means to her and we can see why this experienced photographer… Keep Reading

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Coventry & Warwickshire Mind

FOR A BETTER MENTAL HEALTH IN WARWICKSHIRE We know we’re not alone at the beginning of this article in having many personal thanks to make to Coventry and Warwickshire Mind (C&W Mind). Many of us struggle with our mental health, in fact, C&W Mind supported 27,390 people last year alone. So it is with great… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire’s Summer 2020 Charity Raffle

We’re running a raffle with the aim to raise £5,000 for 5 local charities; to help them continue to provide their invaluable services to Warwickshire throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.We have over £1,000 worth of prizes to be won, all kindly donated by 42 Warwickshire businesses. We want to raise £1,000 for each of… Keep Reading

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Kilsby’s Children’s Writing Competition

If you haven’t heard of Kilsby, it’s a beautiful little village just outside Hillmorton, Rugby; on the border of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Albeit a small village, there’s a primary school, a pre-school, 2 pubs (The Red Lion & The George (which has been closed for a year or so)), as well as a community-run Shop.… Keep Reading

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Myton Hospice

Source: MytonHospice.org What is Myton Hospice? Myton provides specialist care and support for terminally ill patients and their families in Coventry & Warwickshire. They provide high-quality care through their 3 hospices and in the community to those whose condition no longer responds to curative treatment, from diagnosis to death. They meet their patient’s physical, psychological,… Keep Reading

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Sparkle Kirsty’s Holistic Therapies

FIND YOUR INNER SPARKLE Established with the intention of providing a destination for holistic care and support for the local community, Sparkle Kirsty’s Holistic Therapies is a new venture that is sure to achieve great things! Established little over a month ago, on the 10th March 2020, Kirsty aims to provide the people of Warwickshire… Keep Reading

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“With A Little Help From My Friends”

Musicians form North Oxfordhsire and South Warwickshire have made an impressive remote recording of the classic song “With A Little Help From My Friends”. A song that’s very apt and reflects the current situation pretty well with people coming together with great community spirit, despite the current distancing situation. They have all donated their time… Keep Reading

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REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS

DOWNLOAD: HAPPY TO HELP SLIPS There are so many elderly and vulnerable people are out there who are too proud or too embarrassed to ask for help, for example, when they’re running out of food, experiencing loneliness or need their medication collecting. Some people don’t have family or friends they can rely on to run… Keep Reading

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHARITIES

This page is to raise awareness of the charities in Warwickshire that require the public’s support to cope with the extra strain on their services during the Coronavirus outbreak. Most charities have had to cancel the majority of their fundraising events for the rest of the year due to social distancing restrictions, and are also… Keep Reading

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10 Things To Do With Kids At Home In Lock-Down

We’ve put together a list of 10 different things you can do with your kids to keep them entertained during the COVID-19 ‘stay at home lockdown’. You will find links to plenty of resources as you look through this list. Don’t forget to tag us @thewarwickshirereview on social media to let us know which activities… Keep Reading

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & HELPLINES

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help, it is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength” So the country has gone into lock-down, social distancing has become very real and isolation at home is necessary. We must all stay at home to protect our NHS, save lives and keep the country as… Keep Reading

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THERAPY ROOMS RUGBY

RUGBY’S HEALTH & WELLNESS HUB Therapy Rooms Rugby offers something truly unique for its local community. With wellbeing and care at the forefront of its mission, Rugby is treated to a therapy service that offers more than most. Jamie Fearn and Chirag Govind had always dreamed of having their own clinic in which services across… Keep Reading

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THE ECO STITCH

UPCYCLING, ALTERATIONS & SUSTAINABLE FASHION The Eco Stitch, founded by Debbie Cromarty in July last year, is built on the foundation of giving back. Debbie has a background in the fashion industry and while pursuing this career path, she found herself becoming more aware of the fast fashion culture and the waste created from this.… Keep Reading

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GLITZ GLAM AND INDULGENCE

Event Planning With A Difference! When two creative individuals got together to start an events company with a difference, Glitz Glam and Indulgence was born. Warwickshire natives, Sonia Bourne and Nancy Mobhe launched their events company in December 2017. Specialising in fashion, psychic evenings, burlesque and events, their company offers packages that are completely unique.… Keep Reading

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CORONAVIRUS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The coronavirus is spreading across the world and has now reached over 60 countries, including the UK. Here’s some useful information about this new virus from the NHS website…. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. What’s the risk of coronavirus in the… Keep Reading

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PAPER PERSONALITIES UK

AN EVER GROWING SELECTION OF HANDMADE GREETING CARDS Paper Personalities UK, based in Ryton on Dunsmore, first began in 2014. Owner and curator of all products, Helen Sutton utilised her years of experience working in retail to develop a personalised handmade cards company that puts the customer experience at the forefront of its goals. Ensuring… Keep Reading

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JUEBAGS

Beautiful Handmade Soft Furnishings Juebags was inspired by an episode of Money for Nothing. Juliet Claridge, the founder, and owner of Juebags, fondly recalls two paintings that hung on the walls of her Nan’s house as a child. These paintings became the driving force behind the creation of Juebags. Juliet’s Nan loved the paintings that… Keep Reading

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Clean Air Zone Scrapped In Coventry

Source: Coventry Live Controversial plans for a Clean Air Zone in Coventry have been scrapped, it has been confirmed. The government has given backing for Coventry City Council’s plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions without the need for a controversial CAZ. A Class D charging zone was imposed by the government last March which… Keep Reading

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust rated as ‘good’ up from ‘requires improvement’

Source: Rugby Advertiser  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust as ‘good’ which up from their previous ‘requires improvement’ rating. The Trust, which operates both University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and St Cross Hospital which is in Rugby, received its new rating after Inspectors visited in October… Keep Reading

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Coventry Ikea – the first big UK outlet the company has ever shut

Source: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Ikea has announced the closure of its Coventry store – the first big UK outlet the company has ever shut. The news saw “Ikea” trend on Twitter and caused a stir among the brand’s many fans. With the chain raising concerns over visitor numbers, do people still want the Ikea… Keep Reading

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What to do in Leamington Spa: A One Day Budget Itinerary

Source: Get Lost Travel Blog Royal Leamington Spa, more commonly known as Leamington Spa, started out as a small village, which grew into a spa town in the 18th-century thanks to its water, which was reputed to have medicinal qualities. Today, the town offers a number of parks and attractions for visitors, most of which are free.… Keep Reading

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Nicola Payne: ‘Credible’ information led to renewed hunt

Source: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Police searching a stretch of canal outside Coventry in the hunt for missing mother Nicola Payne say it was prompted by “credible” new information. It is almost 30 years since she went missing, but West Midlands Police have continued to follow up leads in recent years…. READ MORE   Keep Reading

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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO OUR COUNTY – Shakespeare’s County

If you associate anywhere in England with William Shakespeare, it’s likely Stratford-Upon-Avon, hometown of that most famous of playwrights. But travel to England’s Heartland and you’ll find out there’s more to the story of the Bard (and the land that inspired him) than any one place. Welcome to Shakespeare’s England, a region of South Warwickshire… Keep Reading

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Know Your South Warwickshire Hospitals

The South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for South Warwickshire from four hospitals in Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford, and Shipston-on-Stour.Click the links below to find out about staying and visiting the hospitals, their locations, car parking facilities, and information about keeping you safe while you’re there. Warwick Hospital Leamington Spa Hospital Stratford Hospital… Keep Reading

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Find your nearest recycling centre

Do you know where your nearest recycling centre is? Have a look at the list below to see all the recycling centres in Warwickshire. Then click on the one nearest to you to find out its address, opening times, restrictions, types of waste that can be disposed of there, commercial waste information, its reuse shop… Keep Reading

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39 Warwickshire drivers failed roadside drink and drug tests over Christmas

[Source Rugbyobserver.co.uk] POLICE have praised those who reported suspected drink drivers over the Christmas period. A total of 32 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving – nine of them following a crash – and seven on suspicion of drug driving between December 18 and 31. They included motorists carrying young children as passengers,… Keep Reading

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ALBIES BOUTIQUE

HANDMADE LUXURY FOR THE PET YOU ADORE Albie’s Boutique set in the heart of the wonderfully eclectic Fargo Village in Coventry, was started by Sarah Mills and her dog Albie. Fargo Village allows unique small businesses to have a platform and space for selling their products and marketing their creative ideas. At a reasonable price… Keep Reading

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LAVELLE BRIDAL COUTURE

FIND YOUR UNIQUE WEDDING DRESS IN WARWICK For an experience outside of the hustle and bustle of main cities that is also personal, fun and exclusive, Lavelle Bridal Couture is certainly taking the bridal market by storm. Bridal couture is one of the few businesses that cannot be taken online exclusively and when Becky Lavelle… Keep Reading

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