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House of Commons launch for sixth Ladies First Awards celebrating inspirational achievers

A prestigious event at London’s House of Commons this week marked the launch of a national awards campaign to celebrate some the country’s most inspirational female achievers. The sixth – and biggest – Ladies First Professional Development Awards, will highlight success stories as well as raise funds for The Giles Trust Brain Tumour Fund at […]

First properties available at West Midlands neighbourhood by Spitfire Homes

First properties available at West Midlands neighbourhood by Spitfire Homes Award-winning Spitfire Homes is creating 48 new homes in Wolston, Warwickshire Collection offers a range of two to four-bedroom homes designed to suit modern lifestyles All homes feature solar PV panels, energy-efficient air source heat pumps, underfloor heating, and electric car charging points as standard […]

Review: The Full Monty (Belgrade Theatre)

We’ve all seen the iconic 90s movie and now the award-winning hit play puts the heartfelt story – and other things(!) – front and centre at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre this week. This brand new production of The Full Monty proves to be still very much of our time. Set against the backdrop of a cost […]

Woman whose life has been shaped by grief takes support into the workplace

A Balsall Common woman is taking her own experience with grief into the workplace following an increased demand for fostering mental wellbeing among employees. Tracey McAtamney, who was herself widowed at a young age, runs the Surviving Bereavement Foundation as well as a growing number of bereavement cafes across south Warwickshire and the West Midlands. […]

Feed The Hungry boss gives first hand account of his visit to Ukraine frontline

Ukraine, Feed The Hungry

On July 19th the CEO of Coventry-based charity Feed The Hungry UK, Gwyn Williams, headed off to go to Ukraine to visit Pastor Yan Horsu who works with charity partner Bread of Life in distributing food to Churches and communities across Ukraine. Since the start of the War FTH internationally have been responsible in sending […]

Coventry Food Bank’s fresh appeal for support ahead of toughest time of year

Coventry Food bank

The team behind Coventry Foodbank have issued a fresh appeal for support ahead of a predicted spike in demand over the school holidays next week (w/c July 24th). The city’s 14 food banks are bracing themselves for increased demand at the same time as a forecast 25% drop in donations as the summer break leaves […]

Local ladies among those celebrating business success

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the fifth Ladies First Professional Development Network Business Awards. More than 300 people assembled at Coombe Abbey on Thursday (March 23rd) for the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by local musician and BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley. Winners included Emily Biddle who was awarded Business Woman of […]

Foodbank appeals to public to give that bit egg-stra this Easter

Coventry Foodbank is appealing for urgent items as well as the usual chocolate eggs this Easter as they record the second ever busiest year for the service. Volunteers are calling for people to donate the most-needed items as well as the eggs to keep pace with escalating demand as the cost of living crisis continues […]