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Rotary champions peace opportunity for school

With so much conflict throughout the world, and with so many countries resorting to warfare and locally with the increase in knife crime, encouraging young people to think about what peace means to them and how conflict can be avoided without resorting to violence, has become even more important. To support schools with their peace […]

Appeal for support to help launch new bereavement cafés

A woman whose own experience with grief inspired her to launch bereavement cafés, is now appealing for volunteers to help open one in Stratford and Nuneaton. Tracey McAtamney who runs the Surviving Bereavement Foundation, needs help to keep pace with the demand for her monthly cafés which were first established in 2019. The popular two-hour […]

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 […]

Cancer survivor has raised more than £250k for local hospitals

Two-time cancer survivor Sue Cressman who was also nearly paralysed after breaking her neck, appreciates more than most the vital service her local hospitals provide. The 63-year-old, who underwent a mastectomy ten years ago, has been continuing to give back by donating £250k worth of life-saving medical equipment to local hospitals. At just 32 years […]

Finalists announced for fifth inspirational women awards

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Coventry and Warwickshire have been named among the finalists in the fifth Ladies First Network Business and Inspirational Women Awards. Entrants have been selected from nearly 300 nominations by a panel of judges from across the UK. The finalists will now be invited to an independent judging day at Metropolis in Coventry […]

Still time to enter awards celebrating female achievers

THERE are just a few weeks left for people in Warwickshire to enter awards dedicated to recognising inspirational women across the UK. The fifth Ladies First Professional Development Awards will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for two Midlands charities, The Memory Box Foundation and Coventry Foodbank. New categories celebrating creatives will […]

Farmers and fundraisers gear up for light show with a difference

A Christmas convoy of tractors will soon be blazing a bright trail through south Warwickshire in aid of two local charities. More than 40 tractors and farm vehicles festooned in festive lights will parade through towns and villages on December 13th to raise money for The Warwickshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and Warwick children’s […]

Rotarians appeal for help at food packing event to Feed the Hungry

Rotarians in Coventry and Warwickshire are helping to lead the way in tackling world hunger with the return of their food packing initiative in partnership with Feed The Hungry. It will be all hands on deck when members of The Rotary Club of Warwick, Southam, Leamington, Kenilworth and Henley-in-Arden and Coventry Jubilee, Coventry Phoenix and […]