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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

Tracey McAtamney, Platinum Champion Award
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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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Warwickshire media entrepreneurs in running for national awards

TWO south Warwickshire entrepreneurs are finalists in a national awards celebrating female inspirational achievers. Amanda Chalmers, from Warwick and Vicki Bravington, from Stratford, are among five women from across the UK competing for the crown in this year’s prestigious Woman Who Achieves Awards – Media and Marketing categories. Amanda, who launched Chalmers News PR four… Keep Reading

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Former Warwick man passes through home town as part of ultra challenge

A FORMER Warwick man is really stepping up for a local charity when he takes on one of the country’s toughest races – from Birmingham to London. Hamish Hanson is among around 100 ultra endurance runners in the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race starting on Friday (June 3rd). The towpath route, which starts at Birmingham’s… Keep Reading

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Finalists unveiled for second Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards

THE finalists in the second Coventry and Warwickshire Foodie Awards have been unveiled. The Foodie Awards 2022, in partnership with Visit Coventry and Visit Warwickshire, is a celebration of the best of the region’s food and drink scene. More than 50 food and drink businesses across the region will now come under the scrutiny of… Keep Reading

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Friends climb back in the pedalo for canal fundraiser for Molly Ollys

PEDAL power will once again be driving two Warwickshire fundraisers who are preparing to travel ten miles along The Grand Union Canal – in a pedalo! Friends Alex Pearson from Stratford and Emma Brayne from Warwick are preparing to navigate tunnels and locks as part of their intrepid challenge, in aid of local children’s charity… Keep Reading

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Rotary Club invites applications for humanitarian travel scholarship

AS part of its centenary celebrations this year, The Rotary Club of Rugby is offering residents the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship worth up to £2,500. The lucky recipient will be given the chance to embark on an international project that will also benefit their career path and in the areas of: Peacebuilding… Keep Reading

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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

Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge, golf, Molly Ollys, Solihull Age UK
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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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