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Local girl guide receives nomination for Queen’s Baton Relay

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be welcomed to Warwick District this Friday 22 July as part of the final leg of its journey across the Commonwealth.   Starting at Kenilworth High Street at 8am the team of specially selected Batonbearers will make their way to the grounds of Kenilworth Castle where there will be the opportunity for photos with the Baton. The party then departs for Whitnash for […]

today20/07/2022

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Solihull Careers Hub making positive impact in local community

Young people in Solihull have been benefiting from careers education in schools and colleges thanks to Solihull Careers Hub, and this year’s successes were celebrated at an event on Tuesday 12 July. The celebration took place at Hogarths Hotel and was attended by young people, employers, local schools and colleges, and stakeholders, to showcase the positive impact the Careers Hub has had during this academic year. The Mayor of Solihull, […]

today20/07/2022

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Council discusses opening new doors for the people of Solihull

Solihull Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board will discuss a new five year strategy for adult day opportunities at its meeting on Monday 18 July.   Day opportunities can help people with care and support needs to develop new skills, prepare for or find a job, meet with and make friends, and sometimes also be supported while their carers have a break.   Cllr Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member […]

today20/07/2022

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Sustainability is the name of the game for Warwick District

Residents in private properties in Warwick District can apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their home through the Sustainable Warmth Competition.   Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the scheme aims to help improve the energy efficiency of low income private households in the District with free improvements to their home including solar PV panels, insulation and air source heat pumps.   […]

today12/07/2022

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Local cyclist fulfills long kept promise

A Walsall cyclist who became the first to complete the famous Trans-Pennine Trail route in a hand powered cycle has been presented with a medal after raising more than £1,000 for charity.   Disability campaigner Andrew Moult, who has restricted mobility, took the challenge in a three-wheeled adapted hand cycle to raise funds for the charity Shine, which supports those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.   He was joined by […]

today12/07/2022

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Business come together to help battle homelessness in Coventry

Coventry residents are being given a safe place to live and the chance to rebuild their lives, as part of a national programme aiming to end rough sleeping.   Specialist housing provider Stonewater has welcomed five new customers following the launch of its newest specialist accommodation service.   They (Stonewater)  awarded funding though the government’s Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme (RSAP), enabling the housing association to purchase five one-bedroom apartments in […]

today06/07/2022

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Birmingham going full steam ahead to become home of Great British Railways

West Midlands leaders have issued a rallying cry to the region to get behind Birmingham’s bid to become the new national headquarters for Great British Railways.   The #DESTINATIONGBR #VOTEBRUM campaign is now launched after Birmingham’s bid, led by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), was among those shortlisted by the Department for Transport.   GBR is the new body set up by the Government to oversee the nation’s rail […]

today06/07/2022

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Coventry’s makeover continues as building achieves peak status

Two Friargate, Coventry’s premier new office building, has marked the major milestone of reaching its highest point during construction – known as ‘topping out’.    Set to be the city’s most iconic office building, as well as its most sustainable, Two Friargate is the second building to be delivered as part of the wider Friargate Business District. Adjacent to Coventry Train Station, the Business District will also include bars, restaurants, […]

today30/06/2022

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Moseley Folk announce bursary in honour of broadcasting legend

Hello You! The Janice Long Bursary has been set up to support new and emerging artists. Janice, who tragically passed away in December 2021, was the regular compere  at Moseley Folk and Arts Festival. Enthusiastically introducing artists to the stage, while also catching up with them behind the scenes.  Launching the bursary, Moseley Folk Manager, John Fell, said: “ We’ll remember her most importantly as an irreplaceable friend, but also […]

today29/06/2022

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