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Warwick District set to celebrate World Parkinson’s Day

Leisure centres in Warwick district are set to offer free membership to people living with Parkinson’s from this month.  St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Meadows Community Sports Centre and John Atkinson Sports Centre  are all taking part in the new initiative alongside charity Parkinson’s UK which will launch on World Parkinson’s Day – Monday, April 11. The free membership will give access to gym, swim and […]

today06/04/2022

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ICG 2022 build up just beginning to get serious

Another Team Coventry selection event took place yesterday at Barr’s Hill School to select Coventry’s girls' basketball 3x3 team for the International Children’s Games this summer.     Eight girls aged 12-15 were selected and will now go to the basketball 3x3 boot camp in the build up to the Games.    Coventry University Basketball Coach, Rob Eddon and Barr’s Hill School's Head of P.E, Natalie Marks, helped organise the event […]

today30/03/2022

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Households in Coventry to receive £150 boost with energy bills

Payments to Coventry households to help with energy price increases will get underway in the coming weeks as part of a new energy rebate scheme.    The Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced the ‘Council Tax Energy Rebate’ scheme in February which local Councils are required to administer.    The energy rebate is a £150 payment to all occupied households occupying properties in council tax bands […]

today30/03/2022

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Warwick District hoping to celebrate Platinum Jubilee in style

With Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee just two months away, Warwick District Council is offering its support to help the local community to celebrate this unique milestone.   Residents hoping to organise a street party for the celebrations over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend (Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June) can apply to the Council for a road closure and advice on holding a successful, inclusive event.   The […]

today28/03/2022

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Our region once again showing the way forward in sustainable public transport

A fleet of 124 new environmentally friendly hydrogen fuelled buses will be taking to the streets of the West Midlands following the approval of a £30 million Department for Transport grant.   It follows a successful bid to the Zero-emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) fund to promote cleaner and greener bus transport and will cover the cost of a  refuelling facility as well as the new vehicles.   24 of […]

today28/03/2022

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Black Country given major tourism boost by WMCA

An exciting £30m tourism project that will whisk people back in time to the Black Country’s post-war heydays is set to get a major investment boost from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).   The Forging Ahead project is the museum’s largest and most ambitious development since it opened in 1978. It will see a brand-new visitor welcome centre, learning spaces, industrial quarter and an historic town.   Andrew Lovett, […]

today23/03/2022

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Solihull helping to break barriers this month

Next week is World Autism Acceptance Week, 28 March – 3 April 2022 and to celebrate, Everyone Active is shining a light on people who live with autism and sharing their inspirational stories..       Lucy Hall is one of Everyone Active’s Shining Stars – and has won a month’s free membership at North Solihull Sports Centre after sharing her journey.   Lucy lives with autism and has battled with mental […]

today23/03/2022

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Godiva Festival back with a bang in 2022

Godiva Festival 2022 will be held on 2-4 September in Coventry’s War Memorial Park.   The hugely popular event will once again bring incredible live music from both top name acts and local artists, as well as creative and interactive family-friendly entertainment.  To ensure the sustainability, safety and high quality of the Godiva Festival, the festival will continue to be a ticketed event this year.   Organisers are currently hard […]

today23/03/2022

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Birmingham showing everyone the way forward in bike travel

Five virtual docking stations have been launched in Harborne, thanks to the support of Harborne Village Business Improvement District (BID).   This trial is the first time virtual docking stations have been used as part of West Midlands Cycle Hire and will enable users to end their ride and park their bike in a signposted and branded area, rather than in a traditional physical dock.   In addition, it makes […]

today17/03/2022

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