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23 Nov 2017

Shrewsbury based Saxonby Group has launched a new haulage and muck-away operation to complement the company’s other activities.  

Headed up by Jason Tanulak, who with nearly ten years as an experienced driver and operator, Saxonby will offer haulage and muck-away services to the construction sector, from large civil engineering and utilities companies to SMEs, as well as removal and...

22 Nov 2017

A local playwright will be debuting a festive short play at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End this December. ‘Jesus, Mary & Jacob’s Crackers’ is a comedy written by Vicki Duckett that has been selected by Encompass Productions to be performed as part of their BARE ESSENTIALS showcase. This event is one of London's longest-running independent new writing nights which promotes emerging...

Mike from Wrekin Whiskeys, Gillian from Blushies, Jonathan from The Soden Collection, Trish from Vinterior, Jeanette from E & J Jewellers, Gill from Cooking Kneads
22 Nov 2017

Independent traders on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop will come together to support Small Business Saturday on 2nd December and celebrate their value to a thriving town centre.

Christmas shopping traditionally steps up a gear on the first Saturday in December and this nationwide campaign uses it to focus on and promote the importance of small businesses.

Wyle Cop’s array of independents...

Matthew Hill Head of Development at Connexus Housing Group and Floreat Homes Peter Brown Group Chief Executive at Connexus Housing Group
22 Nov 2017

Work has begun in earnest at the former Radbrook College site, as Floreat Homes commence phase 1 of their plans to transform the seminal victorian building and create a vibrant community of 126 architect-designed new homes that will include 22 independent living units.

The history of the college itself is woven into the history of Shrewsbury.  Starting life as the Shropshire Technical...

Wayne Jenson from Buckatree Hall Hotel and Reuben Crouch of Hobsons Brewery celebrate newly available Shropshire Stout
21 Nov 2017

A hotel near one of the county’s most popular landmarks has been chosen to launch a speciality beer celebrating all things Shropshire.

Buckatree Hall Hotel, at the foot of the Wrekin, will exclusively supply Shropshire Stout, created by Cleobury Mortimer-based Hobsons Brewery.
Reuben Crouch, commercial director at Hobsons, said: “I always enjoy coming to Buckatree Hall Hotel and...

21 Nov 2017

Shrewsbury School has announced the appointment of Leo Winkley as its next Headmaster. He will take up his position in September 2018.

Leo Winkley has been Headmaster of St Peter’s School, York since 2010. He is also currently Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association and of the City of York Independent State School Partnership. He has previously taught at Ardingly College and...

21 Nov 2017

Beauty Therapies and Hospitality and Catering students who achieved their qualifications from Shrewsbury College, London Road Campus, in summer 2017; have excelled in their first steps after education.

The fifteen Level 3 students studying Beauty Therapy and Complementary Therapy, and the nine Level 3 students studying Professional Cookery have all acquired jobs in...

The winning holiday selfie photograph
21 Nov 2017

When a Shrewsbury travel agency threw down the gauntlet to find the best family holiday ‘selfie’ they were overwhelmed by the hundreds of entries they received.

And one Shropshire family in particular took the art of the selfie to new heights with avid smartphone photographer and mum Claudia Baker taking more than 200 photos.

Claudia entered six photos and won the competition...

20 Nov 2017

Two well-known Shropshire organisations have joined forces to support the first national initiative to offer an ethical shopping alternative to Black Friday.

Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive along with Severn Hospice will be promoting Buy Nothing New Day on Friday 24 November. In addition Reviive will be offering a ten percent discount to all customers purchasing from...

19 Nov 2017

     From January onwards you’ll no longer be able to walk into your local Volkswagen dealer and order a 3-door Polo, they’re not going to make them anymore. You can’t buy a 3-door version of the new SEAT Ibiza either, or the Skoda Fabia for that matter either. As people downsize (and ironically cars get bigger) the people in (the predominately German) suits have declared that there’s no...

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