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Publication: 30th January 2015

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Gents are being given tips of a different kind ahead of the next stand-out raceday at Warwick Racecourse.

The racecourse is encouraging men to look their best for the Gentlemen’s Kingmaker Chase Day to have the chance of winning £500 to spend at independent menswear shop, Jacks of Warwick, and two tickets to Gold Cup Day at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Publication: 29th January 2015

A STATELY VALENTINE’S TREAT - WESTON PARK

Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border has a truly romantic Valentines in store for couples this year. On Saturday 14th February Head Chef Guy Day will serve a delicious 7-course tasting menu full of flavours to tantalise the taste buds with dishes including duck consommé, beetroot carpaccio with smoked trout pate, guinea fowl and asparagus and a trio of chocolate.

Publication: 28th January 2015

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Half term fun for Airfix model makers

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.

Publication: 28th January 2015

Me and my mum: a two-week old Lar gibbon is making good progress at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Born on January 16, the youngster is the offspring of mum, Meo and dad, Huggy and will not be named until staff discover its sex in a few weeks time.

Endangered gibbon born at Dudley Zoological Gardens . . .

Primates staff at DZG are delighted with the progress of a two-week-old Lar gibbon. The youngster was born on January 16 at the leading Midlands tourist attraction to mum, Meo and dad, Huggy who also have a two-year-old daughter, Penny.

Publication: 23rd January 2015

Cadbury World's Snow White & the Chuckle Beans: 31st January & 1st February

Cadbury World is giving visitors another chance to enjoy its popular pantomime, as ‘Snow White and the Chuckle Beans’ returns to the attraction next weekend. The live performance is based on the classic children’s tale with a unique chocolatey twist, as Cadbury World’s own Chuckle Beans race to save Snow White from the Evil Queen. The enchanting story encourages laughter and audience participation; all the key ingredients for a show the whole family can enjoy.

Publication: 23rd January 2015

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The SVR needs your vote!

The Severn Valley Railway has been shortlisted as one of the UK’s top historic gems by the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine, and now needs your vote to be crowned the number one Heritage Site in Britain. The SVR is one of five famous UK tourist attractions shortlisted in the Heritage Site of the Year category of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2014/15, which celebrate the best of the British countryside.

Publication: 23rd January 2015

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Minister takes Tecton Tour at Dudley Zoological Gardens . . .

Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Ed Vaizey today discovered the magic of four Modernist structures at DZG that have been restored to their 1930’s glory.

Publication: 21st January 2015

February half term fun!

Drayton Manor Park will be open daily from 14 - 22 February 2015 (10.30am-4pm) and will feature a number of rides and attractions, which include;

Publication: 21st January 2015

Discover Shakespeare’s England in 2015

Discover Shakespeare’s England in 2015 and enjoy a host of exciting events and activities for all the family. See a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of The Merchant of Venice, visit Wicked Warwick and Evolution – Merlin Dragon Tower at Warwick Castle, see new exhibitions at Compton Verney, wander around the new Museum Collections Centre at the Heritage Motor Centre or simply stroll around the stunning gardens that the area has to offer. Make 2015 the year you discover the magic of Shakespeare’s England.

Publication: 21st January 2015

Entries are now open for Stratford Festival of Motoring on Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May!

The hugely popular Stratford Festival of Motoring 2015 will accelerate into action in Stratford on Avon town centre on Sunday 3rd and on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May. This unique event is one of the few times in a year where the streets of Stratford are closed.