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String Of New Enterprises Inspired By The Worst Loss Of All

STILLBIRTH, ARRANGED MARRIAGE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & CRIPPLING CONDITION – INSPIRES AWARD-WINNING CHARITY, NEW BOOKS, & ECO-FRIENDLY MENTAL HEALTH CLOTHING BUSINESS Sharon Luca-Chatha will boast to anyone who asks that she is a proud mum of two. But there’s an unmistakable heartbreak behind her smile. Her first son Luca, whom she refers to as her ‘angel… Keep Reading

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Rugby Retailer’s Brand New Online Shop Proves A Hit

“CLOTHING ISN’T JUST ABOUT WHAT YOU WEAR OR HOW YOU LOOK. IT’S ABOUT HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL. IT’S ABOUT WHO YOU ARE. AT ALBIE & LONNIE’S WE GET THAT” Popular Rugby-based retailer Albie & Lonnie’s is battling back after a difficult few months by taking its unique service and quality brands to people in… Keep Reading

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Serving up the great outdoors in Hatton

WHAT’S NEW AT HATTON’S ADVENTURE WORLD, PUB & SHOPPING VILLAGE? The owner of Hatton Estate has hailed the great outdoors and the Chancellor’s latest business support measures as a big step forward in the fight against ‘widespread carnage of the hospitality sector.’Johnnie Arkwright, who runs Hatton Arms and Hatton Country World between Warwick and Solihull,… Keep Reading

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SEW Unique Crafts

MAKING MEMORY BEARS & MORE FROM RECYCLED CLOTHING Loss, personal health struggles and a global pandemic proved the perfect storm for Warwick woman Julie Brown but who has now turned her life around with the launch of a new business. The fifty-year-old mum, who battles multiple sclerosis, recently established SEW Unique Crafts which specialises in… Keep Reading

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Napton Cidery – Craft Cider

DID YOU KNOW THE MIDLANDS HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF CRAFT CIDER DRINKERS IN THE UK? Neither did we, but with cider mills like Napton Cidery on our doorstep, it doesn’t come as much surprise. Charlotte and Jolyon Olivier started making cider for their friends and family from the apple tree in their own back… Keep Reading

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REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS

DOWNLOAD: HAPPY TO HELP SLIPS There are so many elderly and vulnerable people are out there who are too proud or too embarrassed to ask for help, for example, when they’re running out of food, experiencing loneliness or need their medication collecting. Some people don’t have family or friends they can rely on to run… Keep Reading

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THE ECO STITCH

UPCYCLING, ALTERATIONS & SUSTAINABLE FASHION The Eco Stitch, founded by Debbie Cromarty in July last year, is built on the foundation of giving back. Debbie has a background in the fashion industry and while pursuing this career path, she found herself becoming more aware of the fast fashion culture and the waste created from this.… Keep Reading

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PAPER PERSONALITIES UK

AN EVER GROWING SELECTION OF HANDMADE GREETING CARDS Paper Personalities UK, based in Ryton on Dunsmore, first began in 2014. Owner and curator of all products, Helen Sutton utilised her years of experience working in retail to develop a personalised handmade cards company that puts the customer experience at the forefront of its goals. Ensuring… Keep Reading

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JUEBAGS

Beautiful Handmade Soft Furnishings Juebags was inspired by an episode of Money for Nothing. Juliet Claridge, the founder, and owner of Juebags, fondly recalls two paintings that hung on the walls of her Nan’s house as a child. These paintings became the driving force behind the creation of Juebags. Juliet’s Nan loved the paintings that… Keep Reading

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Coventry Ikea – the first big UK outlet the company has ever shut

Source: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Ikea has announced the closure of its Coventry store – the first big UK outlet the company has ever shut. The news saw “Ikea” trend on Twitter and caused a stir among the brand’s many fans. With the chain raising concerns over visitor numbers, do people still want the Ikea… Keep Reading

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