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30 May 2013

A local legal expert argues that major changes to how personal injury cases are dealt with don’t signal the death of ‘no win, no fee’ claims and has urged residents with genuine injuries to ensure they still obtain professional legal advice.

Government ministers recently introduced a number of significant reforms to rules affecting personal injury claims, which have banned referral fees...

30 May 2013

A new team has been appointed to help lead an expansion programme at a Shropshire company which is going from strength to strength.

Four new members of staff are now in place at Pure Telecom, based on Shrewsbury’s Business Park.

Rachel Hughes, Kate Campbell, Struan Malcolm and James Hosie will be responsible for customer service and business development at the firm, which...

27 May 2013

Twenty people went back to school last week, but the lessons were of a rather high octane nature as the venue was Shropshire’s premier motor sport venue, Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, near Shrewsbury.

Hagley Car Club which organises events at Loton Park held a ‘driver’s school’ for members of the public to sample the tight and twisting course in their own road cars, either received as a...

26 May 2013

Staff at Shropshire’s largest independent furniture retailer are proving they have what it takes when it comes to helping others in need across the world.

For one employee at Alan Ward in Shrewsbury will be making a trip of a lifetime to care for animals at a sanctuary in Africa while another has been helping to ensure poor communities have access to vital medical supplies.

Gemma...

26 May 2013

A talented Shrewsbury pupil has won first prize in a new music competition and is heading for a bright future as a young composer.

Harry Sargeant (17), who is a sixth form student at Shrewsbury School, was awarded first place in the Nock Deighton Challenge 2013.

The new initiative, part of the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, was launched to encourage young people’s interest...

25 May 2013

Have you got the Chelsea bug and want to get inspired by even more florals? On 9th and 10th August, Shrewsbury Flower, the UK’s longest running flower show, will celebrate 126 years! This Great British institution has grown from a small County Gooseberry Show to being one the of the UK’s most acclaimed independent flower shows and a garden party like no other!

This year’s headline acts...

25 May 2013

Join Shrewsbury Ladies' Circle at their Summer Fete for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun, with traditional carnival games, prizes to win and an appearance from ZooLab where you can get up close and personal to a range of animals! There will also be local craft and produce stalls providing the opportunity to purchase items made locally.

The event will take place on Saturday 20th July...

24 May 2013

Market traders in Shrewsbury have got behind a new scheme to provide extra support for the 30,000 carers in the county.

The I-Care Card, organised by the Carers Support Service of Shropshire Rural Community Council, is a joint scheme with shops and businesses throughout the region to provide discounts for the hidden army of family carers who look after relatives, friends or neighbours,...

21 May 2013

We have two tickets to give away for this event, simply answer the following question:

Ludlow is a town in which county?

a) Shropshire
b) Hampshire
c) Cornwall

Please send your answers to [email protected]

21 May 2013

As you can see from this happy scene, croquet really is all go.

You can congratulate tournament manager, Graham Clough, the eventual winner of the croquet club's 14 point Handicap event ( on May 18th ) is sitting out while his opponent, Robert Parsons, goes round to the peg and seems, from the amusement of the spectators, to have done something rather silly.

Both finalists gave...

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