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Sep 23, 2021

We forged ahead with Black Country Living Museum

Providing children from all over the country with an opportunity to learn through the skills required to be a 1940s Co-op shopkeeper.;

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Sep 23, 2021

Guide to Climate Change

"Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics." Sir David Attenborough;

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Sep 23, 2021

Black History Month 2021

An opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture in Britain and across the world.;

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Sep 20, 2021

Two more Central England Co-op stores receive makeovers in Birmingham and Norfolk

The stores in Chelmsley Wood and Brundall have relaunched following significant investments.;

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Sep 17, 2021

Central England Co-op officially opens new £600k store to support new Warwickshire community

New Houlton store opens with ribbon cut by local schoolchildren;

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Sep 15, 2021

Summer Food Bank Appeal creates over 50,000 meals for children

Central England Co-operative can today reveal that kind-hearted shoppers have donated enough food to feed 50,000 children at risk of going hungry this summer. The retailer’s Summer Food Bank Appeal collected 175,000 items during a three-month period which has then been used by food bank partners...

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Sep 11, 2021

Lichfield Community Games are back!!

The weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September sees the return of the Lichfield Community Games to Beacon Park in Lichfield. The event supported by Central England Co-op Member and Community Council (MCC) for the last 4 years returns to inspire the everyone in the community to try something...

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Sep 10, 2021

Launch date and first look at store in brand new Warwickshire community revealed

Central England Co-op can today give a first look at the progress of its brand-new community store opening in Warwickshire and have revealed when it is set to open its doors. The retailer will officially open its new store in Houlton, near Rugby on Friday, 17 September, with confirmed features i...

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Sep 08, 2021

Co-op customers help create almost 128,000 meals for people at risk of going hungry thanks to £32,000 donation to FareShare

Central England Co-op shoppers have helped raise almost £32,000 to feed people at risk of going hungry after heeding the call to ‘go bananas’ over the summer holidays. Between July 17 to August 28, any purchase of Fairtrade bananas made in the retailer’s 262 food stores saw Central England Co-op...

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Sep 07, 2021

Wythall Transport Museum set to host Co-op heritage weekend

This weekend, a special Co-op Heritage Weekend will take place at Wythall Transport Museum to mark its 140th anniversary. The event comes after, 140 years ago, a group of Midland Railway workers formed the Birmingham Industrial Co-operative Society to supply themselves with good food at fair pri...

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Sep 07, 2021

Artefact Launches Co-op Principles Art Exhibition

Shaz Rahman, Member and Community Council member for Central England Co-op has written a blog about our involvement with local Co-op Cafe Artefact. Artefact [https://www.artefactstirchley.co.uk/] is a collective of artists and creative people who have formed a workers co-op in South Birmingham....

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