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Weekend Picks: Classic Car Motor Show

Classic Car Motor Show: Sun 29th - Sat 30th May (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Performer Jayne Darling will be at the Classic Motor Show this weekend Credit: Ragley Hall

The new look classic car motor show takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.

Organisers say thousands are expected over the two days to see more than 600 vintage, classic, American, kit and custom cars as well as motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

New for 2016 is an interactive arena where visitors can find out more about the vehicles, as well as listen to live music and classic memories from the 1940’ to 1980’s.

Several car clubs will be in attendance at the event including the Metropolitan Owners Club and Austin 10 Driver Club celebrating the history of local car production at Longbridge.

The Lotus Drivers Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special display on the Sunday.

“We are delighted to host the classic car show over the May bank holiday weekend … With something for everyone, the show is a great day out for all the family and not just motor enthusiasts!”

– Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall & Gardens

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

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Weekend Picks: Warwick Food Festival

Warwick Food Festival: Sun 29th May (Market Square, Warwick)

There'll be street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers and wines Credit: Warwick Food Festival

There'll be more than 60 stalls offering some of the finest produce around Warwickshire when the Warwick Food Festival returns this weekend for the second year.

The festival celebrates all things local to the town and will host a range of food and drink producers from across the region.

Traders will be selling everything from street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers, wines and soft drinks.

There’ll also be music, dance performances, and children’s activities, plus cookery demonstrations for aspiring chefs in the area.

This year's food festival is going to be an action packed day. We have a great range of food, drink and entertainment on offer.

This event is a fantastic showcase of the local produce available in our area and this is a festival you don't want to miss."

– CJ's Events Warwickshire spokesperson

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.warwickfoodfestival.co.uk/

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Paramedics attend crash in their own hospital car park

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Hospital staff were left stunned after they responded to reports of a car on top of a 4×4 and another two vehicles damaged in their own car park.

The incident happened at Warwick Hospital at about 4.20pm on Wednesday (16 March) afternoon.

An ambulance crew ran to the scene and were backed up by a further ambulance and a paramedic area support officer.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver of the 4x4 Land Rover appeared to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel. The vehicle then collided with a white van and a red Seat. The Seat had been pushed through a small wall and had come to rest on the bonnet of a silver BMW.

The driver of the Land Rover was taken into the hospital for further tests. No one else was injured.

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Weekend Picks: Beer Festival

Moseley and Kings Heath Beer Festival: Fri 5th - Sat 6th Feb (Moseley, Birmingham)

Visitors can choose from more than forty craft beers Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Back for its third year, this weekend Moseley Roundtables are holding a charity beer festival.

Visitors will be able to choose from more than forty craft beers and more than 15 bespoke ciders. There’ll also be live entertainment and hot food available on both dates.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.moseleyandkingsheathbeerfestival.co.uk

New 'treadmill desk' lets staff exercise as they work

The treadmill desk Credit: BPM Media

A university in the Midlands has found a new way to help its staff keep healthy - by installing a desk in their office which doubles up as a treadmill.

The University of Warwick has invested thousands of pounds in the new apparatus, named the ‘Lifespan Treadmill Desk’.

The new piece of kit is made up of a moving walkway attached to a large desk top. The desk can be adjusted to let different members of staff use it comfortably.

But staff won’t be breaking any world records just yet - they can only reach speeds of up to four miles per hour as they work.

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