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Special needs youngsters compete in second Rotary Cricket Tournament

Sporting youngsters with special needs in Warwickshire were among those who competed in a cricket competition organised by Erdington Rotary Club. More than 120 children from 11 schools in the area were bowled over to be invited to the Special Needs Six-A-Side Softball Indoor Cricket Tournament, in Stockland Green. Taking part from Warwickshire were Corley […]

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 & […]

Landlords mark decade at historic pub with two-day family festival

Families are being invited to a new two-day festival to help the licensees celebrate a decade in charge of their popular village pub. Nick and Emma Woodhouse say the event, on June 29th and 30th, is their way of saying thank you to the community which has supported them since arriving at the Fleur de […]

Fundraisers offer food for thought on Foodbankathon

Fundraisers offered ‘food’ for thought on Monday when they took to Coventry’s streets to raise awareness and funds for the city’s foodbank. Coventry Foodbank founder Canon Gavin Kibble MBE was joined by supporters dressed as food items, as he took on a 34km route around the city’s 15 foodbank centres. The second Foodbankathon, starting from […]

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 […]

Magic Alley’s very own criminologist presents: A Mummified Murder

Visitors to Stratford are being invited to channel their inner detective by solving the modern-day mysteries of A Mummified Murder in The Mystical Museum of Mythology! In this latest Magic Alley experience, Head of Events Dr Sam Jenkins, is inviting people into a world she knows only too well as she brings her background as […]

Excitement hots up for local foodie vying for triple national awards success

When it comes to awards, Leamington’s favourite food champion Bianca Rodrigues-Perry certainly has an appetite for winning! The Brazilian-born entrepreneur is making a big mark on her new community, after being named as a finalist for three national awards. In June she will learn if she’s been named Outstanding Entrepreneur or Start-up of the Year […]