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Bell Court gears up to showcase iconic motoring exhibition

Bell Court will celebrate a significant chapter in local motoring history when it hosts a special exhibition of Riley cars including a replica of the very first model from 1898. The display, which is a new feature of this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring, also marks the Coventry car manufacturer’s inaugural journey from Coventry to… Keep Reading

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Egg-straordinary fun for Easter weekend at local pubs

EASTER excitement is descending on two Warwickshire pubs where there will be some eggs-tra tasty surprises for younger guests. On Saturday, April 16th eagle-eyed visitors to The Bell Inn in Ladbroke and The Castle at Edgehill can earn themselves a chocolatey treat by taking part in the pubs’ first Easter Egg Hunts. As part of… Keep Reading

Heart of England Rotary, Youth Speaks Competition
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Winning words speak volumes on debating day

A friendly war of words took centre stage in Warwickshire when young people gathered to compete in The 11th Heart of England Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks Finals Day. Thirty students from ten schools across the district took up the debating challenge for the return of the popular competition after three years due to lockdown. The… Keep Reading

Ladies First Network professional Development Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney, St Maur
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Evening celebrates business success

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire were among those celebrated at the fourth Ladies First Network Business Awards. More than 300 people assembled at Coombe Abbey on Thursday (March 24th) for the glittering awards ceremony, hosted by BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley. Winners were revealed across 30 categories ranging from Rising Stars, Young Achievers and Excellence Education… Keep Reading

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Amateur sailor prepares for Atlantic adventure after two-year delay

A Leamington woman is preparing for the adventure of a lifetime as a crew member on the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race – two years after she was originally due to set sail. Marie O’Riley will join a 20-strong crew for the final ‘Atlantic Homecoming’ leg from Bermuda on June 19th, via New… Keep Reading

St Maur, Earl of Yarmouth, mixology, cocktails
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From aristocracy to mixology for Warwickshire’s entrepreneurial Earl!

A WARWICKSHIRE aristocrat has learned the art of mixology to launch cocktail making master classes using his own brand of elderflower liqueur. The Earl of Yarmouth, William Seymour, is creating a stir among customers with his St Maur virtual experience which includes the brand’s own take on the appropriately named English Martini, made with gin… Keep Reading

Bramble Dining, fine dining chef, Alexander McQueen
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The sky’s the limit for Leamington chef following Alexander McQueen scoop

A Leamington chef who walked away from commercial kitchens to launch his private dining business in lockdown, is celebrating his latest collaboration – with an international luxury clothing brand. Bramble Dining was approached by Alexander McQueen fashion house to create a bespoke range of canapes and cocktails for the official launch of their much-anticipated ‘London… Keep Reading

Leamington Business Awards, Jonthan Smith,Matt Western MP, Talk Business UK
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Leamington Business Awards – winners celebrated

CELEBRATING success was the theme of the seventh Leamington Business Awards which returned to a live event for the first time in three years. Eleven winners were finally unveiled on Friday after being chosen from more than 180 nominations. The ceremony, hosted by DJ – and Leamingtonian – Kirsty Leahy, took place at 1 Mill… Keep Reading

Winchcombe Farm, Upper Tysoe, Steve Taylor, Jo Carroll
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Steve’s emotional reunion with the firefighter who saved his life

A south Warwickshire man has said thank you to the firefighter who saved his life following a recent blaze which destroyed his family’s home. Steve Taylor presented Pip Blair with a bouquet during an emotional reunion at Winchcombe Farm, a holiday retreat he runs with his wife Jo Carroll, in Upper Tysoe. Steve, 64, collapsed… Keep Reading

The Red Lion, Hellidon, fundraising, mental health awareness
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Swapping roles in memory of young man who took his own life

Staff at a pub swapped roles for a special night of fundraising in memory of a Warwickshire regular who took his own life on New Year’s Day. The Turning Tables dining experience last week raised nearly £1,000 and marks the first in a series of charity events organised by The Red Lion in Hellidon, in… Keep Reading

Leamington Business Awards 2022, Jonathan Smith
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Leamington Business Awards – finalists announced

The finalists of The Leamington Business Awards have been chosen from more than 180 entries. The decisions follow scores of nominations for the preliminary phase of the new Leamington Business Awards which recognised COVID Business Resilience, Business Pivoting and Lockdown Heroes of 2020/21. Established in 2014 by Jonathan Smith, of Talk Business UK, the LBAs… Keep Reading

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Well-known Warwick pub starts next chapter as botanical dining destination

A brand new restaurant is opening its doors in Warwick this week, marking the next chapter for one of the town’s well-known pubs. No. 34 Garden & Grill opens its doors on Thursday (March 3rd), transforming the former Racehorse pub on Stratford Road into a unique bar and restaurant for Warwickshire. The venue is the… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire woman launches unique business offering wallpaper that wows

A Warwickshire entrepreneur who had a career change during the Covid lockdown has launched a brand new business offering a range of bespoke wallpaper and murals allowing people to create unique, personalised walls in their own homes and businesses. Designer Claret offers original designs created by two experienced designers and illustrators as well as customised… Keep Reading

The Bell Inn, Ladbroke, steakhouse, Freespirit Pubs Company
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Ringing in the changes at The Bell

A popular village pub in Warwickshire has reopened its doors as a steakhouse following a takeover by the Freespirit Pub Company. The Bell Inn in Ladbroke is welcoming visitors again a few weeks after the departure of its previous landlords on New Year’s Eve. The Bell is the fifth and latest business to join The… Keep Reading

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Live events announced for local Cidery taproom

A packed programme of spring entertainment has been unveiled at Napton Cidery as the business continues its post-pandemic return to hosting live events. Music, comedy, quizzes and food and drink are all on the menu at the cidery’s taproom in Napton-on-the-Hill, as well as a brand new wine tasting experience. It will be hosted by… Keep Reading

Ladies Network Business Awards 2022, Tracey McAtamney
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Finalists announced for return of live business awards

INSPIRATIONAL achievers from Warwickshire are among the finalists named in the fourth Ladies First Network Business Awards, being held next month. Entrants from 25 categories have been selected from more than 270 nominations by a panel of 18 judges from across the UK at a special event in Coventry on Monday. The winners will be… Keep Reading

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Warwickshire burger restaurant Libertine eyes expansion with new home

Award-winning Libertine Burger has moved to a new home as part of exciting plans to expand across the UK. Leamington-based Libertine already has a second branch in Rugby, but has upgraded to bigger premises opposite its former home on Warwick Street. The move is part of a plan to grow the burger brand – which… Keep Reading

Revive Cafe Bar, new menu, executive chef, games, Warwick
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New executive chef heralds growth of popular café bar

A popular café bar has welcomed a new executive chef as part of plans to expand its offering just six months after opening its doors to customers in Warwick. Revive Café and Bar in Smith Street unveils its new menu under Filipino Catalino Bernal, formerly head chef at the nearby Pickled Crab. Diners are now… Keep Reading

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Pub in the Park returns to Warwick for 2022

The ultimate food and music festival is returning to Warwick again this June with legendary chefs, outstanding restaurants, delicious food and drink, great music and tickets are on sale NOW. Expect to see some of the hottest new talent in the food world, your TV favourites and some highly acclaimed Michelin-starred names. Celebrity chef James… Keep Reading

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