Appointment of new Headmaster at Shrewsbury School

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

100% job success rate for Shrewsbury College students

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 their fields and are on their way to a successful career doing what they love.

Family wins holiday thanks to selfie competition

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 with a fun snap of son Ivan, 9, and daughter Beatrice, 7, lying on the sands at Aberdovey alongside a ‘sand’ character dubbed Mr Seaweed.

Wace Morgan expert warns unmarried couples

Hundreds of unmarried couples in Shropshire are at risk of losing everything if their relationship breaks down, a family law expert has warned.
Robert Adams of Shrewsbury-based Wace Morgan Solicitors has called on such couples in the county to take action to protect themselves, as they could be financially vulnerable.
Solicitor and family arbitrator Mr Adams made the call as part of a national Cohabitation Awareness Week, starting on November 27.

Steve Bull and Kevin Drake entertain guests at The Shrewsbury Club dinner

Wolves legend Steve Bull and inspirational Invictus Games gold medalist Kevin Drake were guest speakers at The Shrewsbury Club’s latest sports dinner.

They shared stories of their eventful careers with guests at the dinner held on the eve of the club staging the final of the Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s tennis tournament.

Dave Courteen, the managing director of The Shrewsbury Club, which has recently undergone a £1.4 million refurbishment, said the night was a great success.

He added: “They were two very engaging speakers, with Kevin’s story truly inspirational.

Concern for traders on Wyle Cop amid roadworks and hiked rates

Independent traders in Shrewsbury are launching a campaign to highlight the thriving area - amid roadworks and hiked business rates.

The Wyle Cop Traders Group will begin a series of events celebrating occasions such as Remembrance Day and independent shops on December 2.

Jenny Thomas, who manages a number of shops in the street and elsewhere in the town, said Wyle Cop was a Shrewsbury treasure that needed to be cherished.
She said: “We have had roadworks going on since the beginning of the year and traders are starting to struggle.

You can now check in at a new pet hotel in Shropshire

Pets of all shapes and sizes are now able to pack their bags with renewed expectations and set off for a well-deserved break at a new specialised hotel in the Shropshire countryside.

Haleswood Pet Hotel at Marsh Green, Longdon Upon Tern, is now open for business under family ownership with the aim of accommodating pets of all kinds.

Mother and daughter Heather and Holly Lowe bought the business, formerly called Haleswood Kennels and Cattery, and have their sights set on a much broader spectrum of animals looking to spend a holiday there.

Shrewsbury group celebrates windfall

Shrewsbury beneficiaries of a charity campaign which has seen more than £1.5m given to good causes nationwide gathered to celebrate their success.

More than 1,800 charities and groups have benefited from Persimmon Homes’ hugely successful Community Champions campaign nationwide, including more than 60 from the company’s West Midlands branch, which covers Shropshire Staffordshire and parts of the West Midlands.

New future proposed for The Stew

A new plan to preserve and develop a Shrewsbury building has been revealed.

Gallery Design and Developments has submitted proposals to breathe new life into The Stew in Frankwell with a ground floor spa, coffee shop, office space and garages, with seven residential apartments on the upper floors.

Singer Carol Decker really did push her dreams when she attended Shrewsbury College’s art course

Shrewsbury Colleges Group has welcomed one of its most well-known past student to its alumni, a music star who lives and studied in the town in the 1980s and wrote her biggest hit which topped the charts for 5 weeks 30 years ago this month!

Carol Decker, lead singer with the band T’Pau, studied the Foundation Art Course at the Wakeman School of Art in 1979, just before the course and facilities were moved to the London Road site.


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