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Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry will host the prestigious title of UK City of Culture 2021, Arts Minister John Glen announced today. The decision was made after an independent panel of culture experts, chaired by television producer and screenwriter Phil Redmond, visited each of the five candidate cities before recommending Coventry as the winner.
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Cadbury World unveils won-deer-ful Christmas creation

Weighing in at over 11 stone, Cadbury World’s chocolatiers have revealed a fantastically festive chocolate creation to celebrate the arrival of the attraction’s Christmas Celebration Weekends. Inspired by one of the characters found on Cadbury selection boxes, yule be surprised to hear that 70kg of milk and white chocolate went into bringing Santa’s favourite reindeer to life.
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Tiny Tots Trail of Treats set to enchant little ones at Blists Hill Victorian Town in December

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is putting some magic into Christmas especially for their youngest visitors with an enchanting festive trail for under fives. Available on selected days leading up to Christmas, the fun, new Tiny Tots Trail of Treats will delight children and their grown-ups as they follow clues to find treats around the Town on 29-30 November and 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 December.
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Charley Boorman to drive a 1904 car from the British Motor Museum in this year's London to Brighton Veteran Car Run!

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the British Motor Museum, is again supporting the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox, which is taking place this Sunday 5 November.
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Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 4th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 4th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.
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Gruesome Goodrich

Join us for a bone-chilling day out this Halloween half term. With a feast of frightening fun and spooky stories from Goodrich’s gruesome past, your little horrors are in for a frightfully good time! Family-friendly guided tours will examine two ghostly tales associated with the castle, including the tale of an Irish chieftain imprisoned in the dungeon, and the story of two lovers who tried to escape the castle across the River Wye during the Civil War, only to be swept to their deaths in the raging torrent.
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire... visit official website

Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.


You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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