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Publication: 25th August 2015

Pedalling in pounds for painted dogs!

Dudley Zoo staff will be getting on their bikes next week as part of a week-long effort to raise money and awareness for endangered African hunting dogs in the wild.

Publication: 25th August 2015

TRADITIONAL FAMILY FUN DAY Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

Head to Middleton Hall for some Traditional Family Fun this August bank holiday Monday, 31st August.

Publication: 25th August 2015

The Joseph Arch to host a 3 day family fun bank holiday weekend extravaganza!

The Joseph Arch in Barford is to host a special family fun bank holiday weekend extravaganza and beer festival from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 August.

Publication: 25th August 2015

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! Join us at our fantastical Victorian Fete, the fabulous finale to Witley Court’s summer season.

Round up the family for a packed Bank Holiday day out when Witley Court’s Victorian Summer Fete & Travelling Show rolls into town on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August.

Publication: 25th August 2015


Bank Holiday Coracle Regatta on the River Severn, Shropshire on Monday 31st August

Publication: 19th August 2015

Ragley Battle Proms raises £8,986 for Combat Stress

A record crowd of 7,000 invaded Ragley for the 5th annual Battle Proms open air picnic concert on Saturday night, enjoying a breath-taking display by the RAF Falcons parachute display team followed by a carefully choreographed Spitfire display to the dramatic Nimrod by Elgar, performed by the New English Concert Orchestra and conducted by Douglas Coombes.

Publication: 19th August 2015

Leamington Food and Drink Festival

The hugely popular Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival is set for a sizzling return on the first weekend of September.

Publication: 19th August 2015

Meet artist and author James Mayhew at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 18th – 23rd August

Come and meet James Mayhew, well known illustrator and author of the much loved Katie series of children’s books at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge during the museum’s Victorian Childhood themed event from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd August.

Publication: 19th August 2015


Early morning ramblers, dog walkers and holidaymakers got a shock this week when a gang of pirates stormed and commandeered a holiday narrowboat on the Grand Union canal, near Warwick.

Publication: 17th August 2015

Nostalgic 'Buses Festival' returns to Heritage Motor Centre!

The nostalgic Buses Festival is set to return to the Heritage Motor Centre on Sunday 23 August for the enjoyment of bus and coach enthusiasts.

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