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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 […]

Volunteers sought for The Myton Hospices’ Leamington Spa Half Marathon this weekend

Volunteers are being invited to step forward and lend their support to ensure the smooth running of the sixth Leamington Spa Half Marathon, which returns this weekend. The event, organised by Raceways CIC, has again partnered with Myton, which has three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and have the only Hospice Inpatient beds in […]

Local foodie champion helps ensure new festival has the recipe for success

Local entrepreneur and foodie champion Bianca Rodrigues-Perry will be shining a spotlight on some of the best independent street food chefs when she hosts Warwick’s first Pursuits Festival this weekend. Bianca, who fronts Bia’s Kitchen Show, will be taste testing many of the culinary offerings from her festival stage as well as hosting two exclusive […]

Independent distillery claims triple international awards win

A Warwickshire distiller is celebrating triple awards success on the international stage after drinks from its gin, rum and vodka ranges were all recognised. Warwickshire Gin Company has scooped Gold for its Kingmaker Vodka in the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition, along with Bronze for both its signature gin, Leamington on Parade and its […]

Leamington distillery packs a punch with latest sporting ambassador Johnny Nelson MBE

Former professional boxer and well-known boxing pundit Johnny Nelson MBE is putting his weight behind a Leamington distillery brand which is inspired by boxing. Johnny announced his collaboration with Warwickshire Gin Company during a recent visit to the county where he met local amateur boxers at Cleary’s Boxing Gym. Nelson, now a boxing pundit & […]

ALSO24 Festival latest line-up announced

More than 100 events have been added to the line-up for ALSO Festival’s upcoming 11th edition: ALSO24, taking place 12th – 14th July at Park Farm, Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, including Stratford’s own BAFTA Award-winning creatives, The McLeod Brothers. This year’s theme of Heavenly Bodies sets out to create a magical, immersive festival experience akin […]

New-look Italian restaurant opens its doors in Leamington this week

Locals will be able to get their first glimpse of Leamington’s newest restaurant on Friday when the doors finally open to Tavola. It marks an exciting new chapter in the history of the well-known 200-year-old venue, in Clarendon Street, following a period of closure and transformation. The former 44 Café reopens in its new guise […]

Bargain bridal gowns set to raise funds for charity

Brides-to-be will have the opportunity to bag a bougie bargain while also supporting two Warwick charities, at a fundraising Wedding Fayre in Warwick. More than 40 brand new wedding dresses and accessories in a variety of styles and sizes will be available to buy at knockdown prices during the one-off event, organised by The Gap […]

First glimpse at new look for well-known venue as it closes its doors to the public

A new chapter is being marked in the 200-year-old history of a popular Leamington watering hole, as work gets under way on its major transformation into a new-look Italian restaurant. The first glimpse of the new design for Tavola has been unveiled – inspired by Italian surrealist painters of the 1920’s – as the doors […]