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Tree-Mendous Christmas Treats for Meerkats

Keepers at West Midland Safari Park have been getting into the Christmas spirit this week by treating their mob of mischievous meerkats to their very own Christmas tree.  Read more

Plans for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Thursday saw the 5th AGM for local charity, Grow Cook Learn at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. And what an exciting one it was as the team of staff and trustees of the charity introduced their new development ideas for the site.  Read more

18 Unique Motoring Shows for 2020

The British Motor Museum has announced a schedule of 18 unique motoring shows for 2020, including the return of its Gaydon Land Rover Show and the National Metro & Mini Show which will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Metro. There’s also the opportunity to see the popular and thought-provoking exhibition ‘The Car. The Future. Me’ which runs until July 2020.  Read more

Children Rap up Stratford Literary

Last week, Thomas Jolyffe Primary School enjoyed a visit from author Steve Cole, and surprised him with a very special performance.  Read more

Unique Gift Ideas from British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum has everything all wrapped up for Christmas whether it’s a day out admiring over 300 British classic cars or a thoughtful and unique gift. The Museums gift voucher includes 2 admission tickets and a souvenir guidebook as a memento. The gift, which is attractively presented in a red envelope, costs just £25+p&p, a saving of £6.  Read more

Halloween Treats for Hungry Hippos...

West Midland Safari Park has been celebrating the spookiest of seasons by treating their hippos to a game of ‘pumpkin bobbing’!  Read more

Ludlow Farm Shop's Butchers Award

Shropshire butcher crowned runner up competing for England at Five Nations International Butchery Championship  Read more

5 Must Do things in Ironbridge

Top five ‘must do’ experiences for groups at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in 2020  Read more

Worlds Oldest Donkey - Bubbles!

Hatton Adventure World is celebrating the 60th birthday of its pet Donkey “Bubbles” who also happens to be the oldest donkey in the world! Bubbles is believed to have been born in 1959 which is the date shown on her pet passport, making her around 20 years older than most donkeys hope to live to.  Read more

Stratford Literary Festival Initiative

Over the next few months, Stratford Literary Festival will be engaging with young people across Stratford to get everyone reading, and loving words and books.  Read more

Jet2 Expansion at Birmingham Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announces bumper expansion to Summer 20 programme from Birmingham Airport  Read more

Ludlow Farmshop Recognised at Awards

A company from Bromfield, Ludlow has been named one of the best rural businesses in the country after being recognised at the regional Rural Business Award.  Read more

Stratford Butterfly Farm raise money

Stratford Butterfly Farm raise £540 at charity event  Read more

Lysander Restored to Former Glory

A Second World War Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving Special Duties variant of its type has been restored to its former glory at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.    Read more

Fast Track Tickets Available for Bonfire!

Tickets are now available for the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bonfire and Fireworks!  Read more

1971 Morris Marina donated to the BMM

A 1971 Morris Marina 1.3 deluxe has been donated to the British Motor Museum by Mr and Mrs Gooding from Essex who purchased the car in 1973. The Marina, which has been their everyday car for more than 40 years, has 130,000 miles on the clock, and has been cherished and meticulously maintained. Mr Gooding, who is now in his 80s, wanted his car to be looked after and cared for by the British Motor Museum.  Read more

Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon is No.1!

Within just four months of opening, Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon is officially the number one ranked hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on TripAdvisor.  Read more

AGTO adds four new directors to board

AGTO, the Association of Group Travel Organisers, has appointed four new directors as it moves forward to further strengthen membership and travel trade engagement.  Read more

Date decided for 2020 AGTO Showcase Weekend

AGTO, the Association of Group Travel Organisers, has announced the date for the 2020 ‘AGTO Showcase Weekend’.  Read more

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