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Lion Margaret Barretto, British Heart Foundation fundraising manager Donna Stokes as 'Hearty' and Hannah Mitchell, assistant front of house at Packwood House launch Heart of England Bike Ride.

Have a heart and sign up for bike ride

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the annual Heart of England Bike Ride on Sunday, July 20, to help raise money for a collection of charities.

Volunteer guides needed at Packwood House

The National Trust’s Packwood House is looking for new volunteers

Doors open to the public

A church at the centre of a major restoration, and a masonic temple, are among the borough buildings opening for Heritage Weekend

Big hug sees Carl through to the finish

A FATHER of two from Dorridge conquered the London Marathon in three hours and 29 minutes last Sunday in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

On the trail of Easter fun

LOCAL attractions Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton will both have some family fun on offer over the Easter holidays with Cadbury’s eggs on offer for successful searchers on their Easter Egg trails.

Helpers needed at Trust houses

Two local tourist attractions are seeking volunteers to help share their fascinating stories with visitors.

Cycling fun

  • Sky

A 30 mile cycle ride and a gentler trip round Edgbaston reservoir are the latest two Energy Saving Trust-sponsored Sky Ride Local events to take place.

Record total for Knowle and Dorridge Lions Bikeathon

OUT on two legs or two wheels - local people turned out in their hundreds for a pair of charity events last weekend.

Get on your bike to boost charity

KNOWLE and Dorridge Lions are inviting everyone to join them for a great fundraising day out at Packwood House in Solihull on Sunday, July 11 sponsored by Bannatyne’s Health Club.

Time to take a stroll

KNOWLE fun runners have no time to rest on their laurels!

Show set against backdrop of beautiful open-air venue

OUTDOOR troupe, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, will be packing out Packwood House next month.

Houses promise plenty of family half term fun

TWO Warwickshire tourist attractions are inviting young explorers to enjoy a summer filled with fun and adventure.

Homely setting for art

AN ARTIST has drawn inspiration from some of the country’s most historic buildings.

Picturesque way to help beat leukaemia

CYCLISTS in Solihull and Warwickshire are being urged to get on their bikes for the Solihull and Warwickshire Bikeathon on July 12 and raise funds for Leukaemia Research.

Merry play at country house

THE classic Shakespeare comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor is coming to Packwood House near Lapworth next weekend.


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