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19 Jun 2013

Despite global concerns about falling bee numbers, one small colony tucked away in Shrewsbury is continuing to thrive.

The beekeeping society at Shrewsbury School is reporting that it has managed to keep most of its hives healthy and that a bumper crop of summer honey is expected this year.

“This is the most important part of the year for us because during late June the lime...

17 Jun 2013

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski has sent his thanks to the organisers of Shrewsbury Carnival for making this year’s event a huge success.

The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury was the meeting point for floats for the latest Shrewsbury Carnival and show; with many thousands of pounds being raised for local charities and voluntary organisations.

Daniel Kawczynski MP said:
“...

17 Jun 2013

A local firm of solicitors is celebrating a quarter of a century of continued service from one of its employees.

Shropshire-based PCB Solicitors has honoured one of its longest serving employees, Alison Haughton a Licensed Conveyancer based in its Shrewsbury office, with a special commemorative watch.

Alison began her career with the firm in January 1988, initially on a two-week...

17 Jun 2013

It has just been announced that the exciting singer/songwriter duo Miss 600 (Hannah Garner and David Amar) who were discovered playing an acoustic set at the famous Ryan’s Bar in Derby by James Morrison in 2011 will support 10cc on Saturday 22 June at the Ludlow Arts Festival.

Since their debut single “Twist” made the BBC Radio 2 A-list and remained there for an incredible seven weeks...

16 Jun 2013

To celebrate national bike week, a Shrewsbury insurance firm is encouraging its employees to get on their bikes, get fit and explore the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

A keen cyclist himself, Ben Lawrence, managing director of independent commercial broker Beaumont Lawrence & Co Ltd. has created his own cycle-to-work scheme for his employees to share his passion for the sport....

16 Jun 2013

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, a Shrewsbury based charity held a special reception in the House of Lords, hosted by the Lord Speaker Baroness D’Souza which was joined by the Town’s MP.

Daniel Kawczynski joined charity ‘Village Water’ in celebrating their significant achievements supporting approximately 150,000 people with safe water, sanitation and hygiene education in rural Zambia...

16 Jun 2013

The Shropshire branch of a national charity that enables primary school children to gain confidence from improved literacy, through the sustained support of trained volunteers, recently celebrated the organisation’s 40th birthday.

Beanstalk, formerly known as Volunteer Reading Help, was originally founded in 1973 by Susan Belgrave MBE. Established in 1999, the Shropshire area office is...

15 Jun 2013

The Inner Wheel of Shrewsbury held its AGM at the Lord Hill Hotel where new officers were elected and a cheque from the year’s fundraising events was presented to the Carers Appeal of Shropshire Rural Community Council.

Out-going president Trixie Cooper said: “We set out to raise as much money as possible for local charities and we were absolutely delighted with the response and support...

15 Jun 2013

A team of parents and teachers from Hadnall C of E Primary School are going the extra mile for fundraising by running the Shrewsbury Half Marathon on 23rd June.

The small village school, based outside Shrewsbury, is raising funds for new thermal markings for the playground.  Mrs Potts, headteacher of the school stated, “Our playground is desperately in need of cheering up so adding some...

15 Jun 2013

A new cocktail which takes inspiration of Shrewsbury’s medieval heritage has been launched in the town.

The ‘Bosworth’ has been developed by specialist bar staff at one of Shrewsbury’s newest venues, Henry Tudor House, situated off Wyle Cop.

The basis for the drink is mead, a mixture of honey and wine which was popular in medieval times, and the HTH is now part of the new...

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