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Publication: 27th December 2012

Willem Verhoeven

Dutchman Flying In As New General Manager

A new general manager has been appointed at The Belfry as the resort looks forward to exciting plans for its development under new ownership and management.

Publication: 24th December 2012

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The Search for Newcomen: Public Archaeology Session at Coalbrookdale

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting history enthusiasts to join in a fascinating free public archaeology session on Saturday, 1st December.

Publication: 23rd December 2012

Trainee keeper Alex Randle, of Kinver,  with one of five Aylesbury ducks that have moved into the farm.

Luv at duck for Xmas at Dudley Zoo. . .

Five Aylesbury ducks will enjoy Christmas with goats, chickens, geese and pigs down on Dudley Zoo's farm.

Publication: 22nd December 2012

Amanda Macchi (left) and Emma Pride at The Belfry

Exciting times at The Belfry for two key appointments

The new director of sales at The Belfry needed no introduction to the business, golf and leisure resort in Sutton Coldfield.

Publication: 21st December 2012

John craven for country file at ragley hall

Ragley to star in special Christmas BBC 1 Countryfile episode!

Ragley, Warwickshire’s most stunning stately home, is set to star in the BBC1 Countryfile Christmas special which will air on Sunday 23 December to over 8 million viewers.

Publication: 20th December 2012

Last chance to meet Santa before the big day!

Santa will be at Cadbury World again this weekend in his festive Christmas grotto where each child will receive a small free gift.

Publication: 20th December 2012

That's nice, deer: Trainee keeper Jo Turner puts one of Santa's reindeer through his paces at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Learn about Santa's reindeer at Dudley Zoo. . .

Young visitors to Dudley Zoological Gardens have a chance to learn all about Santa's very own reindeer with daily talk and feed sessions through to New Year.

Publication: 19th December 2012

Festival organiser, Adrian Grubb (centre) with Stratford classic car enthusiast John Atkinson (left) and Tony Merrygold (right) route planner of the Test Hills Run and Managing Director of festival partner, Shakespeare Country.  The cars featured (l-

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon to host spring festival of motoring

Stratforward is delighted to announce the launch of the Stratford Festival of Motoring in 2013. The inaugural event will take place during the early May bank holiday, on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May.

Publication: 18th December 2012

The Ironbridge

Christmas Concert at Enginuity in aid of Hope House 21 December

The Ironbridge Friends of Hope House Group are organising a fund-raising Christmas Concert in aid of the charity, which will be held on Friday, 21 December starting at 7pm at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge.

Publication: 13th December 2012

Cadbury World will be open between Christmas and New Year!

Don’t get the post-Christmas blues this year. Instead why not come and visit Cadbury World from the 27th - 30th December 2012.