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10 Jun 2013

Organisers of the popular Shrewsbury Folk Festival say 80 per cent of tickets to this year’s event over August Bank Holiday have been sold.

Only 20 per cent of the allocation of weekend tickets - giving access to all four days at the County Showground in Berwick Road from August 23 to 26 – remain. All Friday, Saturday and Sunday day tickets have been snapped up with just a handful of...

10 Jun 2013

A forum for carers in Shropshire was officially launched at Monkmoor in Shrewsbury last week,
The new Carers Forum is designed to build a stronger voice for carers from across the region, help develop new skills to influence services and share views on local services.
The launch was held at Mears Group Shropshire Home Services at Hartley Business Centre and was supported by...

08 Jun 2013

Shrewsbury Morris were formed in 1976, providing an opportunity for both men and women to practice and perform traditional and contemporary dances in the traditional style, to stay fit, healthy and happy and to celebrate and keep alive the rich heritage of our country.

We are comprised of three teams: The Shrewsbury Lasses, The Bull & Pump Morris Men and Shrewsbury Clog.

The...

08 Jun 2013

Shoppers are in for a rare treat on Wednesday June 12 when a choir from Zambia will bring the colour and sound of Africa to Shrewsbury Market Hall.

The Chililabombwe Praise Choir, currently touring the UK, will take to the stage in The Bird’s Nest Café between 2.30 and 3.30pm.

“This is going to be a memorable event. The Chililabomwe win fans all over the country where they...

08 Jun 2013

The Shrewsbury, District and North Wales branch of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is making a splash at the Shrewsbury River Festival on Sunday 9 June.

This will be an opportunity for visitors to hear about the various projects to reopen canals in and around Shropshire, to chat to experienced waterway users, and a chance to meet Les Etheridge, IWA National Chairman.

For...

06 Jun 2013

A Shropshire cycling racing team is seeing winning results come flying in as its top riders recently smashed first place in a number of high profile races.
The elite Paramount Performance Cycling Racing Team was set up as part of Paramount CRT, a competitive club affiliated to British Cycling, with the aim of becoming one of the best teams in the West Midlands.
With its first...

06 Jun 2013

The search is now on for people who want to play a vital role at the heart of health services for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a new Chair, as well as two Non-Executive Directors to help ensure that the county's hospitals are relentless in their pursuit of the patient's interests.

This...

04 Jun 2013

NHS trusts will come under the spotlight as Data Protection regulations undergo significant changes in order to protect sensitive patient information, Shropshire business consultants warned today.

Private companies are subject to compulsory ICO audits under the Data Protection Act unlike the NHS where data audits are currently only consensual.
Consultants from The Business...

04 Jun 2013

The razzamatazz of Twenty20 cricket makes a welcome return to the county next week when Shropshire host first class neighbours Worcestershire in what has become a popular annual fixture.
Shropshire will take on the Pears at Shifnal Cricket Club on Wednesday, June 12 (5.30pm), with county skipper Richard Oliver hoping a big crowd turns out to enjoy the occasion.
“I love all...

04 Jun 2013

Volunteers from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service set off early today (Monday, June 3rd) on a 1,800 mile aid trip to transport more much needed fire engines to Romania.

Two fire engines and a Land Rover with 500 firefighting uniforms on board left fire stations in Shrewsbury and Telford bound for Targu Mures in Romania at 3.30am today (Monday June 3).

They will be the 13th UK...

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