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Weekend Picks: The Game Fair

The Game Fair: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Ariel view of Ragley Hall Credit: Marketing Aloud / Ragley Hall

Now in its 58th year, the Game Fair takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.

The event celebrates British country life and field sports. More than 100,000 people are expected to take part in a range of activities this weekend including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.

There will also be food and drink, shopping stalls, as well as outdoor off-road driving.

“We are delighted to be hosting the 58th Game Fair which has always been one of the most popular shows at Ragley Hall.

From those passionate about country pursuits to families looking for a fun-filled day out, The Game Fair it set to be a great day out for everyone”.

– Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall

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Weekend Picks: Family Art & Science Festival

Family Festival of Art & Science: Sun 21st July (British Motor Museum, Warwickshire)

Visitors can learn how to make their own Shaun the Sheep clay model Credit: British Motor Museum

A new Family Festival of art and science will take place this Sunday.

Visitors can learn from an Aardman expert model maker how to make their own Shaun the Sheep clay model to take home.

There’ll also be a Go Kart track for 4-10 year olds, as well workshops, storytelling and drop in activities for all the family.

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Weekend Picks: Warwick Folk Festival

Warwick Folk Festival: Thurs 21st - Sun 24th July (Warwick School, Warwick)

Thousands are expected at the Warwick Folk Festival this weekend Credit: Warwick Folk Festival / Marketing Aloud

The 37th Warwick Folk Festival takes place this weekend and it is expected to attract thousands of visitors.

For the first time, the organisers are offering one-night camping options for those that can only attend for one night.

This year the Festival is organising a dedicated programme of workshops, performances and activities for those aged 12 - 25. Also new for this year is the Kids Zone which has been moved into one space on the main stage, close to the craft fair & food stalls.

"Ticket sales are going exceptionally well and I would strongly urge those who want to attend to book their tickets now.

With many superb headline acts and something for everyone, the Festival promises to be a fantastic fun-filled 4 day weekend of first-class entertainment for all tastes and ages”.

– Dick Dixon, Festival Director

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Pair remanded in custody over Bethany Hill's death

Credit: Warwickshire Police

Two people have denied murdering a woman found with neck injuries.

Jack Williams and Kayleigh Louise Woods from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, entered not guilty pleas on Thursday to killing 20-year-old Bethany Hill.

Williams, in a white t-shirt and with his hair cropped short, and Woods, wearing a white blouse with long black hair held back with a head-band, sat in the dock of Warwick Crown Court during the brief hearing.

The pair spoke only to confirm their names and to deny murdering Ms Hill, who was found dead at an address in Hertford Road, Stratford, on February 3.

Williams, 20, of Redlands Crescent, and Woods, 22, of Hertford Road, were remanded in custody for a trial which is scheduled to start on August 1.

Concluding the hearing, Judge Richard Griffith Jones said: "I shall adjourn the case until August 1.

"The defendants shall be remanded in custody until then."

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