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Bell Court helps ring in Stratford’s royal celebrations

ROYAL Jubilee fever will be taking over Bell Court in Stratford when it plays host to live music and events throughout the extended bank holiday weekend. The leisure and retail space will showcase a range of live entertainment as well as family fun activities in collaboration with Orchestra of The Swan and Escape Arts. It… Keep Reading

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The Castle hosts first Gin Festival celebrating local distillers

LOCAL producers will be celebrated at the first Gin Festival hosted by The Castle at Edgehill in Oxfordshire, on July 2nd. The brand new event, which brings together gin brands from across the county, will include plenty of G&Ts to sample as well as live music and food in the gardens, which overlook the historic… Keep Reading

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Final chance to enter second Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards

TIME is running out to enter The Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards, which returns to celebrate the best of the region’s food and drink scene – with the backing of two celebrity Michelin Star chefs. The Awards, in partnership with Visit Coventry and Visit Warwickshire, will culminate in a ceremony at The Box at Fargo… Keep Reading

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‘Sock it to me’ – Rotarians’ appeal for support to help homeless

A COVENTRY podiatrist has joined forces with local Rotarians and a Birmingham charity to help the homeless get back on their feet again – quite literally. Gary Dancer, who runs a private chiropody clinic in the city, is working with The Rotary Club of Erdington and Have A Hart, Help The Homeless to provide much-needed… Keep Reading

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Putting the heart over the Heart of England for the Queen’s Jubilee

Love is in the air at this summer’s Midlands Air Festival in Alcester – thanks to local entrepreneurs who have agreed to suspend their annual harvest, insisting ‘the show must go on.’ It will be all eyes to the skies for the Queen’s Jubilee in June – but only after William and Kelsey Seymour agreed… Keep Reading

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Rotarians on course for 37th Pro-Am Golf fundraiser

AMATEUR golfers are being invited to help drive the fundraising for two local charities at an annual event organised by The Rotary Club of Knowle & Dorridge. The Club’s 37th Charity Pro-Am Golf Competition will take place at Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle on June 13th in aid of Molly Ollys and Age UK… Keep Reading

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Bell Court gears up to showcase iconic motoring exhibition

Bell Court will celebrate a significant chapter in local motoring history when it hosts a special exhibition of Riley cars including a replica of the very first model from 1898. The display, which is a new feature of this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring, also marks the Coventry car manufacturer’s inaugural journey from Coventry to… Keep Reading

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Egg-straordinary fun for Easter weekend at local pubs

EASTER excitement is descending on two Warwickshire pubs where there will be some eggs-tra tasty surprises for younger guests. On Saturday, April 16th eagle-eyed visitors to The Bell Inn in Ladbroke and The Castle at Edgehill can earn themselves a chocolatey treat by taking part in the pubs’ first Easter Egg Hunts. As part of… Keep Reading

Heart of England Rotary, Youth Speaks Competition
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Winning words speak volumes on debating day

A friendly war of words took centre stage in Warwickshire when young people gathered to compete in The 11th Heart of England Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks Finals Day. Thirty students from ten schools across the district took up the debating challenge for the return of the popular competition after three years due to lockdown. The… Keep Reading

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Evening celebrates business success

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the fourth Ladies First Network Business Awards. More than 300 people assembled at Coombe Abbey on Thursday (March 24th) for the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley. Winners were revealed across 30 categories ranging from Rising Stars, Young Achievers and Excellence Education… Keep Reading

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Amateur sailor prepares for Atlantic adventure after two-year delay

A Leamington woman is preparing for the adventure of a lifetime as a crew member on the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race – two years after she was originally due to set sail. Marie O’Riley will join a 20-strong crew for the final ‘Atlantic Homecoming’ leg from Bermuda on June 19th, via New… Keep Reading

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From aristocracy to mixology for Warwickshire’s entrepreneurial Earl!

A WARWICKSHIRE aristocrat has learned the art of mixology to launch cocktail making master classes using his own brand of elderflower liqueur. The Earl of Yarmouth, William Seymour, is creating a stir among customers with his St Maur virtual experience which includes the brand’s own take on the appropriately named English Martini, made with gin… Keep Reading

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The sky’s the limit for Leamington chef following Alexander McQueen scoop

A Leamington chef who walked away from commercial kitchens to launch his private dining business in lockdown, is celebrating his latest collaboration – with an international luxury clothing brand. Bramble Dining was approached by Alexander McQueen fashion house to create a bespoke range of canapes and cocktails for the official launch of their much-anticipated ‘London… Keep Reading

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Leamington Business Awards – winners celebrated

CELEBRATING success was the theme of the seventh Leamington Business Awards which returned to a live event for the first time in three years. Eleven winners were finally unveiled on Friday after being chosen from more than 180 nominations. The ceremony, hosted by DJ – and Leamingtonian – Kirsty Leahy, took place at 1 Mill… Keep Reading

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Steve’s emotional reunion with the firefighter who saved his life

A south Warwickshire man has said thank you to the firefighter who saved his life following a recent blaze which destroyed his family’s home. Steve Taylor presented Pip Blair with a bouquet during an emotional reunion at Winchcombe Farm, a holiday retreat he runs with his wife Jo Carroll, in Upper Tysoe. Steve, 64, collapsed… Keep Reading

The Red Lion, Hellidon, fundraising, mental health awareness
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Swapping roles in memory of young man who took his own life

Staff at a pub swapped roles for a special night of fundraising in memory of a Warwickshire regular who took his own life on New Year’s Day. The Turning Tables dining experience last week raised nearly £1,000 and marks the first in a series of charity events organised by The Red Lion in Hellidon, in… Keep Reading

Leamington Business Awards 2022, Jonathan Smith
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Leamington Business Awards – finalists announced

The finalists of The Leamington Business Awards have been chosen from more than 180 entries. The decisions follow scores of nominations for the preliminary phase of the new Leamington Business Awards which recognised COVID Business Resilience, Business Pivoting and Lockdown Heroes of 2020/21. Established in 2014 by Jonathan Smith, of Talk Business UK, the LBAs… Keep Reading

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Well-known Warwick pub starts next chapter as botanical dining destination

A brand new restaurant is opening its doors in Warwick this week, marking the next chapter for one of the town’s well-known pubs. No. 34 Garden & Grill opens its doors on Thursday (March 3rd), transforming the former Racehorse pub on Stratford Road into a unique bar and restaurant for Warwickshire. The venue is the… Keep Reading

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