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Publication: 16th May 2016

Croc Swap

We’ve bid farewell to Janet, our West African dwarf female crocodile, but said bonjour to a new arrival, who’ve swapped places as part of a European breeding programme.

Publication: 10th May 2016


Birmingham’s NEC, which turned 40 in February, has recorded business growth for the financial year 15/16 having contracted 22 new exhibitions worth a rental value of £3million and exceeding its revenue targets by an impressive 6.14%.

Publication: 9th May 2016

Kenilworth Show and Warwick Racecourse launch partnership

The Kenilworth Agricultural Show and Warwick Racecourse have forged a new partnership with the aim of driving tourism in the local area.

Publication: 9th May 2016

Exclusive ‘Mister Maker’ Workshops at Sea Life Centres

Kids TV arts and craft sensation Mister Maker is to help thousands of youngsters create their own sea creatures at Sea Life centres.

Publication: 9th May 2016

Fire, flame and fun as River Festival flows on

Amazing aqua antics, creative capers, marvellous music, watery wonders and fabulous fire and flame sculptures brought a frenzy of activity and entertainment to Vauxhall Fields in Monmouth on Saturday, May 7, when the Wye Valley River Festival was in town.

Publication: 9th May 2016


Organisers of Birmingham Pride have unveiled the Pride Bus in Victoria Square, in Birmingham city centre today, which is wrapped in the events logo to mark their 20th year.

Publication: 5th May 2016

Top Talent Crowned As 2016 RHS Malvern Medal Winners Announced

RHS Malvern Spring Festival will tomorrow open its gates to welcome floods of visitors to the impressive four-day event at the Three Counties Showground. Top talent from the gardening world will be celebrating as five RHS Gold medals have been awarded.

Publication: 4th May 2016

Lorikeets land!

The first Australian Rainbow Lorikeets have arrived at Dudley Zoo to take up residence in the new Lorikeet Lookout.

Publication: 3rd May 2016

Town set to turn out for Proudly Warwick Twilight Raceday

Thousands of Warwickshire residents and businesses are set to join forces at the Proudly Warwick Twilight Raceday on Saturday, May 7. at the Proudly Warwick Twilight Raceday on Saturday, May 7. Warwick Racecourse’s only evening fixture of the season is the second instalment of the inaugural Warwick May Racing Carnival and has already attracted huge interest in the town and surrounding region.

Publication: 2nd May 2016

Watery 'Wow' - Wye Valley River Festival Launch

A fire and flame spectacular around a ceremonial Giant Samovar heralded the start of the Wye Valley River Festival in Hereford on Friday April 29, setting off a programme of riverside events which comes to Monmouth this weekend (May 6 and 7) and culminates in a fabulous finale in Chepstow on May 15.

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