16 Feb 2018


    Park Hyundai’s i30N next to a VW Golf GTi and it’s easy to see where the Koreans have firmly set their sights. The Golf of course has long been the go-to hatchback bench-mark, and it’s not stretching the imagination too far to say that, even in their respective milder forms, both the i30 and the definitive people’s car share certain similarities: Size for starters, plus the...

Martin Lunt with Mary Lewis and Lorraine Anderson celebrating the Lunts Pharmacy 50th year
16 Feb 2018

Pharmacies and delivery vans across Shropshire are being given new branding as an independent family-owned business gears up for a golden year in 2018.

Lunts Pharmacies, which has two stores in Shrewsbury and well as stores in Pontesbury and Craven Arms, will have been serving the community for 50 years this year.

To mark the occasion the company has had its 50th anniversary logo...

16 Feb 2018

Shropshire children have the chance to enjoy a fun introduction to life in the military during next week’s half-term break thanks to a county charity.

The Crossbar Foundation has again teamed up with Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport to put together a fun-packed programme of sports and dance clubs together with holiday clubs around the county.

The theme for the Foundation’s...

15 Feb 2018

This year 16 students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been offered places to study at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities– a record for the College and the first time the number has reached double figures for a number of years.

The students, who hail from all across the county, are currently studying A Levels at the colleges’ English Bridge and Welsh...

15 Feb 2018

Leading Shropshire building company Galliers Homes has served up a sponsorship deal which will supports talented young tennis players.

The Shrewsbury-based firm, which builds housing developments throughout the county, including one at Sundorne, has agreed to back the performance programme, based at The Shrewsbury Club, which helps develop up and coming tennis aces aged from five to 13...

15 Feb 2018

A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities.

Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and respite care to...

15 Feb 2018

When buying a house, there are many advantages to hiring a conveyancer, or a solicitor who specialises in property law. A conveyancer can assist you in drawing up a contract, as well as helping coordinate legal issues like Stamp Duty. With a rise in technology, there are more options than ever for choosing your conveyancer, giving you the option of small local offices and larger firms. When...

Joy Vance and Noreen Maddox, of The Market Buffet
15 Feb 2018

After half a century of serving ‘legendary’ homemade lunches, puddings and cakes to generations of Salopians the family behind one of Shrewsbury’s most popular ever cafes is bowing out to retirement.

An era will come to an end when members of the Maddox family, which launched The Market Buffet back in 1968, hang up their aprons for the very last time at the end of February.

It is...

14 Feb 2018

A Shropshire web hosting firm are getting behind a charity bike ride event, donating hosting services and a free website to help get the event off the ground.

The Midnight Ride event, now in its fourth year, will set off from Oswestry and travel through Welshpool to Lake Vyrnwy and back to Oswestry – totalling 85 miles, leaving at midnight on Saturday 23 June and returning at sunrise on...

Secret Supper 2018
13 Feb 2018

Shrewsbury-based charity Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six ‘secret’ restaurants in the town to organise Shrewsbury’s ‘Secret Supper’ dining event on Tuesday 24th April.

Fundraising Officer Steph Smith said the event had raised close to £20,000 for Self Help Africa since 2014, with many guests returning year on year: 

“Marking the...


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