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Praying Mantis arrives in Stratford-upon-Avon from Europe!

14th October 2021

A European Praying Mantis or Mantis religiosa which was discovered at Bordon Hill Nurseries in Stratford-upon-Avon, has been rehomed at Stratford Butterfly Farm. Named “Clare” after one of its workers, the Mantis was discovered two months ago and has been looked after by those that work there....

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Heritage Open Days return!

8th September 2021

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s...

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Pull on a cape and show you care at Hero Walk!

3rd August 2021

Pull on a cape and show you care at Hero Walk! Attention all heroes! Will you join in on Saturday 25th September to make memories in a mask with a 5km Hero Walk? The fun begins at Hero Hub, where you’ll enjoy games, refreshments and pose for some super family snaps before setting off on your...

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Birmingham's own 'Perry the Bull' is the official mascot for the Commonwealth Games 2022

22nd March 2021

The official mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is revealed today as Perry, a bull adorned with a patchwork of multi-coloured hexagons. Perry becomes the first mascot at any multi-sport Games who will be brought to life through augmented reality, giving people the opportunity to #PoseWithPerry...

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