Bwengu Projects Malawi, Rotary Club of Rugby, Africa
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“Before we were in darkness, you now have brought the light.” Local Rotarians support African projects

A RUGBY-based charity has completed the latest project in its continuing work to improve education in the poorest parts of Africa, thanks to local Rotarians. A refurbished toilet block at Isyalikila Junior School in Malawi marks the latest collaboration between Rugby Rotary Club and The Bwengu Project, a charity that funds and undertakes education and… Keep Reading

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Alcester liqueur wins international acclaim in Las Vegas

ARISTOCRATIC entrepreneurs from Alcester are celebrating further international success for their liqueur within the first 18 months of trading. The Las Vegas Global Spirits Gold Award becomes the latest in a series of prestigious industry accolades for St Maur Elderflower Liqueur, produced by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and Countess of Yarmouth. Chosen among 700… Keep Reading

runyourfleet.com, Henley-n-Arden, What Van Awards
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Henley business celebrates national industry awards

A Warwickshire business is celebrating after receiving two prestigious national industry awards. Fleet management company runyourfleet.com, in Henley-in-Arden, has been awarded the Technology award for their innovative cloud-based Fleet Management platform as well as being Highly Commended in the Telematics category at the prestigious What Van? Awards. The ceremony, hosted by former Eastenders actor Sean… Keep Reading

Boom Battle Bar
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BOOM BATTLE BAR opens its doors at brand new Coventry venue

BOOM BATTLE BAR has arrived in Coventry and opens its doors on Saturday, 18th December. BOOM BATTLE BAR, the UK’s first and only Battle Bar, has already opened bookings for the new 7,000sq ft Coventry venue in Cathedral Lanes complex, Broadgate, and will welcome its first guests at the weekend. The venue combines a premium… Keep Reading

Molly Olly's Wishes, Coventry Memorial Park, anniversary
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Widower, 72, overcomes heart bypass for mammoth fundraising effort

A 72-year-old great-grandad who underwent a quadruple heart bypass is pledging to walk ten miles a day throughout 2022 to raise funds for a Warwick children’s charity in its milestone anniversary year. Tony Cunningham, from Coventry, is hoping to run up a huge total for Molly Olly’s Wishes by completing laps around the city’s Memorial… Keep Reading

Ladies First Business Development Awards, Tracey McAtamney
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Still time to enter awards celebrating female achievers

THERE are just a few weeks left for Warwickshire businesses to enter a new-look awards dedicated to recognising growth and resilience throughout the pandemic. The fourth Ladies First Professional Development Awards will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for two Midlands charities, St Basils and Suited For Success. New categories introduced this… Keep Reading

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

CREATE A ‘HOME SWEET HOME’ THIS FESTIVE SEASON WITH PEACH PERFECT GIFT Boutique online gift shop Peach Perfect is the first choice for people looking for beautiful, practical presents with the personal touch this Christmas!  Their inspiring collections range from craft kits to crystal ornaments and birthstone gifts, from gardening goodies to hand crafted homeware and scented… Keep Reading

Napton Cidery, crowdfunding, expansion
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New cidery crowdfunding will enable £250k expansion

A quarter-of-a -million-pound expansion plans have been unveiled by the owners of a family-run Warwickshire cidery who are launching their second crowdfunding campaign within a year. Jolyon and Charlotte Olivier are growing their award-winning Napton Cidery to help fulfil major new contracts as well as fund an extension to the production facilities and taproom. The… Keep Reading

Winchcombe Farm, Jo Carroll
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Winchcombe Farm Holidays: Luxury on another level!

THE phrase five-star luxury is much overused when it comes to holiday accommodation. But it’s not until I’ve considered it an inadequate description for somewhere I’ve stayed. Winchcombe Farm Holidays in Upper Tysoe, is quite simply, luxury on another level. I am lucky enough to be among those qualified to speak first hand as I’ve… Keep Reading

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Proud day finally arrives for Coventry entrepreneur

A leading West Midlands business figure collected her MBE at Windsor Castle this week almost two years after it was announced – and after nearly missing out altogether. It marked a proud milestone for professional business mentor Sandra Garlick, from Coventry, who was presented with an MBE for Services to Women In Business in the… Keep Reading

My Darling, Sandra Godley, National Grief Awareness Week
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Coventry musician’s heartfelt remix for Grief Awareness Week

A MOBO Award-nominated musician from Coventry is releasing a poignant remixed version of her charity record to mark National Grief Awareness Week from Thursday. A new orchestral mix of My Darling, will be available to download on Friday, a song which its writer Sandra Godley, hopes will provide some support for those grieving at Christmas.… Keep Reading

Shipston Rotary Club, Santa sleigh, ice rink
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Festive fun unveiled in Shipston

The familiar jingle of festive bells will be returning to Shipston’s streets next month thanks to friendly local Rotarians. Members of The Rotary Club of Shipston will be joined by volunteers when they take their sleigh out and about as children gear up for some pre-Christmas excitement – all in the name of festive cheer,… Keep Reading

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History at the heart of new Castle Gin School collaboration

An award-winning gin distiller whose business started from his Kineton kitchen three years ago, is joining forces with the hotelier who became his first customer – for the launch of a new Warwickshire gin school. A transformed formerly derelict 17th-century castle tower is the unique setting for The Castle Gin School, which opens on February… Keep Reading

Rotary Club of Arbury, Nuneaton, Santa sleigh
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Santa Claus is coming (back) to town!

The familiar jingle of festive bells will be returning to Nuneaton’s streets next month thanks to friendly local Rotarians. Members of The Rotary Club of Arbury will be joined by volunteers when they take their sleigh out and about in December as children gear up for some pre-Christmas excitement – all in the name of… Keep Reading

Molly Olly's Wishes, Morrisons, fundraising
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‘Fun-draising’ boosts children’s charity coffers

PEDAL power, pumpkins and bananas were among the wide range of fundraising themes resulting in donations of more than £2,600 to a Warwick children’s charity. Leamington Morrisons community champion Alex Pearson and her friend Emma Brayne from Warwick were joined by Alex’s two canine companions as they travelled almost 12km – and negotiated 27 locks… Keep Reading

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Love story at the ‘heart’ of aristocratic couple’s expanding liqueur business

AN enterprising aristocratic couple’s own love story is the inspiration behind their ‘blossoming’ Alcester business launched in lockdown – but now set for expansion. Described as ‘a little drop of England’s heart,’ St Maur Elderflower Liqueur has already earned its proud producers three prestigious industry awards. Those producers are William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and… Keep Reading

Napton Cidery, Budget
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Budget’s Alcohol Duty Reform announcements welcomed by Warwickshire cidery owners

THE owners of an award-winning family-run cidery in Warwickshire have welcomed the Budget’s Alcohol Duty reform which they claim will bolster the growth of their business post-pandemic. Jolyon Olivier, who runs Napton Cidery, say the Chancellor’s new measures around duty bands for alcohol will save their business tens of thousands of pounds a year. The… Keep Reading

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20 years serving Warwickshire for print and design business Prontaprint. 

Local print and design business Prontaprint is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of its first print centre in Warwickshire. The first branch was in Stratford-upon-Avon. Its success led to centres opening in Leamington Spa and more recently Coventry. Director and founder Alex Graham says a lot has changed in 20 years. “We have… Keep Reading

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Christmas declared at Hatton Arms

‘The most magical Christmas yet’ has been declared at The Hatton Arms in Warwick with the launch of a new seasonal menu that promises to satisfy the huge local appetite for this year’s festivities. With sweeping views of the idyllic Hatton Locks, the award-winning country pub has established a reputation among locals for authentic dining… Keep Reading

Ladies First Professional Development Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney
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Local entries invited for new-look post-pandemic awards

WARWICKSHIRE businesses are being invited to enter a new-look awards dedicated to recognising growth and resilience throughout the pandemic. The fourth Ladies First Professional Development Awards will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for two Midlands charities, St Basils and Suited For Success. Nominations are open in 26 categories, including a host… Keep Reading

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Baby Loss Awareness

HOLDING her baby tight to her chest, Sharon cried uncontrollably. She had been desperate to meet her son but tragically he had died in her womb just days earlier. The first-time mum, from Warwickshire, carried him to full-term & gave birth knowing that he had already sadly passed away. Sharon said: “A parent’s worst nightmare… Keep Reading

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