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Publication: 29th November 2012

Santa swops his sleigh for a classic sports car to deliver presents to diners at The Belfry on Christmas Day

Christmas Cheer Overflows At The Belfry

A record number of Christmas party nights are being thrown at The Belfry this year with extra dates having to be added to meet demand.

Publication: 28th November 2012

Kids playing on Sculpture

Landscape to Sculpture: John Bridgeman (1916 – 2004)

An exhibition of the work of the sculptor John Bridgeman will open at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum on 25 January 2013.

Publication: 27th November 2012

Dudley Zoo keepers Neil Flockhart and Cerys Grove who have successfully completed exams.

Dudley Zoo keepers pass exams. . .

Two Dudley Zoo keepers have passed their first year exams with flying colours.

Publication: 26th November 2012

The Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury, Councillor Keith and Mrs Catherine Roberts get ready for the lantern parade with some of the participants

Switch-on turns out to be a real cracker

Huge crowds gathered in Shrewsbury for a dazzling evening of entertainment to mark the launch of the Christmas lights and the start of late night shopping yesterday.

Publication: 25th November 2012

Ronnie Having His Teeth Checked

Big teeth for Dudley Zoo tapir, Ronnie . . .

Ronnie, our juvenile Brazilian tapir is starting to lose his baby teeth.

Publication: 23rd November 2012

Brown-banded Bamboo shark

Baby Shark Bonanza in Birmingham

A record 11 baby bamboo sharks have been born in the space of just two months at Birmingham’s National Sea Life Centre.

Publication: 23rd November 2012

Father Christmas arrives at Cadbury World this weekend!

Discover a whole world of chocolatey fun and enjoy a scrumptious day out at Cadbury World this Christmas.

Publication: 19th November 2012

Shrewsbury Shopping town center with the Christmas lights on

Christmas event set to be a real cracker

Organisers have revealed details of this year’s Christmas Cracker event in Shrewsbury which marks the launch of the town’s Christmas lights and the start of late night shopping.

Publication: 18th November 2012

Boy’s own: lone male Macleays spectre stick insect, Bruce

Mistaken identity at Dudley Zoo

It was a case of mistaken identity for a group of Macleays spectre stick insects when they translocated to DZG from Edinburgh Zoo.

Publication: 17th November 2012

Shugborough prepares for a spectacular Christmas

Shugborough prepares for a spectacular Christmas

Shugborough is preparing for a bumper Christmas as the estate gets ready for its first Gifts for Christmas & Winter Fayre event.

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