Send them to Coventry! Posted On 28 May 2021

A city royally worth visiting   Being sent to Coventry usually means to deliberately ostracise someone, often by ignoring their existence. Coined during the civil war, captured Royalists were imprisoned within the city walls. However, the cathedral city of Warwickshire is quickly proving that it should not be ignored. Steeped in history, Coventry is said …

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Spring Bank Holiday ideas Posted On 28 May 2021

Ideas for all the family this Spring bank holiday   It’s here… it’s finally here… Not just the bank holiday, but by the weather forecast, the sunshine too. Summer has finally arrived and with it a whole host of exciting things to do this bank holiday. So, whether it’s just you; you and a partner; …

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Seas the day Posted On 27 May 2021

Summer day trip essentials   Shut your eyes, bask in the warmth of the sun and gaze at the red haze in front of you. Bliss, right? Whether your summer day out involves exploring a nearby city, meandering along the shore or hitting up a theme park, packing for the occasion can be the difference …

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Japanese Knotweed and what it means for your dream home Posted On 26 May 2021

With an unseasonably cold May, Japanese Knotweed is predicted to be rife this year   Japanese Knotweed is a contentious plant that can depreciate the value of a property. The invasive plant’s roots can grow 10cm per day and because of this speed it can monopolize gardens and cause damage to property foundations including cracks …

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What’s on at the cinema now they’re open Posted On 25 May 2021

The cinemas have been open for a couple of weeks now, and big movies have been released   COVID had a huge effect on everyone’s lives, and Hollywood blockbusters weren’t immune. With cinemas closed, a huge number of films were available online, however, not everyone wanted to pay over the odds without having the cinema …

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Cover-up job Posted On 24 May 2021

With a June heatwave predicted, what are the best ways to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays?   With a predicted heatwave coming in June, there’s nothing quite like lounging in the sun, catching a few rays. A beer, a book, a basting session … it’s what summer’s all about, right? Well, no. Because …

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Tree cheers as council’s planting mission makes great start Posted On 21 May 2021

Now they are calling on landowners, schools and hotels to get involved    Solihull Council’s ambitious 10-year plan to plant a quarter of a million trees over the next 10 years is firmly on track. Their Climate Change Prospectus has outlined their plans to make the town carbon neutral by 2030 with the borough hitting …

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Premier League Final day – The race for Europe Posted On 21 May 2021

With the relegation places decided a few weeks ago, and the title already won by Man City, we look at who can still qualify for Europe   Man City sealed the Premier League title last week, while Leicester’s loss to Chelsea guaranteed Man Utd second place and a spot in next year’s Champion’s League, which …

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We’re Buzzing about World Bee Day Posted On 20 May 2021

                  As it does every year, World Bee Day will take place on May 20th, to coincide with the birthday of Anton Janša, who pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in the 18th Century. And with the pandemic having negatively impacted the beekeeping industry, it is more vital than …

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Average asking price for UK homes hits record amount Posted On 19 May 2021

The average house price has increased yet again in May   The average asking price of homes coming on to the UK property market hit a high of a third of a million pounds in May, according to figures from the property portal website Rightmove. The average asking price has increased by 1.8%, or £5,767, …

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International Museum Day 2021 Posted On 18 May 2021

Today is International Museum day, and this year’s theme is ‘The Future of Museums: Recover and Imagine.’   International Museum day is an event run by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Although it began officially in 1977, it can be traced back to 1951 to a meeting called the Crusade for Museums. The ICOM …

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The Best Beach Breaks this Summer Posted On 17 May 2021

As we move towards Summer, heads will inevitably turn to getting away on a much deserved break   However, with the current travel lists and price of flights, a UK beach getaway might be the safest, and most popular way forward. So, whether you love fun in the sand, or walks along coastlines, we’ve put …

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Solihull couple backing Foster Care Fortnight Posted On 14 May 2021

Plea for other families to make a difference and help vulnerable children   For 40 years they have been “making a difference” to the lives of young people and children. And now a Hampton in Arden couple are urging other families to follow their example. Named only as Jean and Ken, the couple have thrown …

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