Community News June/July 18

Community News From Around Our Area

Volunteers Needed as Hospice Expands Vital ‘Support at Home’ Service

Birmingham St Mary’s is encouraging sensitive and caring individuals to sign up as ‘Support at Home’ volunteers – and offer a listening ear to local people living with life-limiting illness. […]

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Strictly Learn To Dance 2018 Finale

Ten intrepid couples battled it out and wowed their families, friends and colleagues on the stage at the Civic Hall, Bedworth on Saturday 21st April for a chance to win the coveted Mary Ann Evans Hospice ‘Strictly Learn to Dance Glitter Ball Trophy’.  […]

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Kenilworth Welcomes Award-Winning British Bakery

Warrens Bakery, the UK’s leading craft bakery, opened its new Kenilworth store on Thursday 5th April to the delight of locals. A staggering 1,508 pasties were sold during the store’s first four days, 870 of which were Warrens Bakery’s iconic medium steak pasties, as local Kenilworth residents gain a taste for the premium craft bakery’s award-winning signature bake.  […]

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What’s Happening at Kenilworth Town Council?  

We welcomed the arrival of our new Mayor Cllr. Mike Hitchins on the 17th May and wished him well as he commenced his year in office. We also took the opportunity to thank our outgoing Mayor Cllr. Kate Dickson for all the work she has undertaken during her successful year in office. […]

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Use Your Spare Time to Help Save Lives in Coventry!

An appeal is being made to people in the Coventry area, who have some time to spare, to consider taking on a voluntary role at a lifesaving local charity. […]

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Glow in the Moonlight for Myton!

To celebrate The Myton Hospice’s 10th year of Glow in the Moonlight they are going to bring the party spirit to Warwick and will be celebrating at a brand new venue – Warwick Racecourse! On Saturday 15th September hundreds of supporters will pull on their pyjamas and join them for this year’s party special! […]

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43rd Allesley Festival 30th June – 8th July 2018, ‘Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales’

The countdown to Allesley Festival 2018 has begun! Last year’s Festival was hugely successful, raising over £7,000 for charities. Our thanks go to everyone involved for all their hard work and support. Our ‘Musicals’ theme in the 2017 procession was fantastic. The worthy winning float was entered by Burton Close and friends portraying the musical ‘Bugsy Malone’. Well done to all concerned and we eagerly await all the float entries for this year’s procession. This year’s Festival promises to be just as fun filled, with an array of events to bring all of the community together. […]

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Mind Over Matters June/July 18

Self-Worth and Anxiety by Richard Nicholls

Studies into the psychological theory of what’s called ‘The Resources and Perception Model’ have shown us that feeling physically low can influence the way we see our external world. When tired, we tend to guess the gradient of a hill as greater and destinations in the distance are estimated as further away. But what we also find is that things that we might perceive as threatening, like tarantulas, are perceived as being closer to us rather than further away. This shows us that things that should be manageable actually feel more difficult than they actually are and so we could miss out on opportunities if we’re not careful. […]

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Gardening: Geraniums June/July 18

Geraniums by Martin Blow

Easy Plants For Difficult Places

Hardy geraniums are well-loved plants: they’re easy to grow, give great value in the garden and there are varieties that do well in the most difficult spots.

Commonly called Cranesbills (due to the shape of their seed pods) they are completely different to the half-hardy bedding plants many gardeners call Geraniums – these are really Pelargoniums. […]

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Tom’s Column June/July 18

When Did Comedy Lose its Right to Make the Powerful Feel Uncomfortable? by Tom Beasley

The rules of a comedic ‘roast’ are very simple. Nothing is off limits, as long as it’s funny. A roast is built on brutality and on the person at the centre of it all being enough of a good sport to understand the game that is being played. Unfortunately, the phrase “good sport” is not one that anyone would connect with Donald Trump and his administration. […]

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