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Local independents join foodie’s call to Eat Cake For Cancer

Let them eat cake for cancer! That’s the rallying call of Leamington’s Bianca Rodrigues-Perry who is joining forces with an army of local independent businesses to organise a special charity event. The well-known foodie champion and host of Bia’s Kitchen Show is organising Bia’s Great Macmillan Afternoon Tea Party, on September 1st, in conjunction with […]

The Golden Grimoire: Can you unlock the Secrets of Merlin’s Magical Manuscript?

Step into the magical new adventure at the Magic Alley Mystical Museum of Mythology and Magic! Immerse yourself in a world of the shadows where history meets the mysterious, with the recent unveiling of Merlin’s original Book of Shadows—a treasure trove of secrets and spells that have remained hidden until now. This magical manuscript is […]

Young ‘Charity Ambassador’ raises more than £1k for local charity

Molly Ollys, Hugo Wright

  A kind-hearted Warwick youngster has raised more than £1,000 for local children’s charity Molly Ollys, following a string of his own fundraising initiatives. As ten-year-old Hugo Wright prepares to move to senior school this year, his primary school has created a new Year Six Charity Ambassador role to continue the legacy of his good […]

First community boxing event and awards set to become calendar regular

Hundreds of people attended a new community boxing event which also honoured inspirational and upcoming achievers in the local ring. The event, last weekend (June 30th) was organised by Warwickshire Crimebeat and hosted by Cleary’s Boxing Gym in Leamington. Its aim was to inspire and empower more young people by learning about the sport – […]

Two-day family festival to mark licensees’ anniversary hailed success

Families and fun-seekers are being thanked by the hosts of a new two-day festival for helping them celebrate a special anniversary. Nick and Emma Woodhouse have hailed the event, which marks their first decade at The Fleur de Lys in Lowsonford, a huge success. Photos by We Are The Clarkes Hundreds of people flocked to […]

It’s three cheers for local sporting anniversary thanks to Leamington distiller

A local distiller has partnered with Leamington Lawn Tennis & Squash Club to create a special gin celebrating its milestone anniversary. The 1874 has been released as a limited-edition by Warwickshire Gin Company to mark the 150th year since the arrival of lawn tennis in Leamington, and the formation of the first club in the […]

First boxing event and awards aim to ‘inspire and empower’ young people

Young people are being invited to a special community boxing event on Sunday which aims to help them ‘find structure and focus in their lives and keep them on the right side of the tracks.’ The event, the first of its kind, is being organised by Warwickshire Crimebeat and hosted by Clearys Boxing Gym in […]

Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC

Sometimes overlooked in favour of Shakespeare’s headline comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor is, in my opinion, an absolute triumph of comic writing and, thanks to the RSC’s latest adaptation, my new favourite. This fast-paced suburban fantasy is a deliciously madcap story of middle-class mayhem revolving around John Falstaff’s ambitions to woo, not one, but […]

Local winners pick up Ladies First Awards

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Coventry and Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the sixth Ladies First Professional Development Network Business Awards. Four hundred people assembled at Dallas Burston Polo Club, in Southam for the glittering ceremony on Thursday (June 13th), hosted by Kirsty Leahy, Karen Jones and ‘Roberto.’ The evening’s entertainment also included performances by Birmingham’s […]