New season preparations at Loton Park ...

Around 30 volunteer club members turned up to the second of a series of working parties held at Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, in the village of Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, to prepare the venue for the new season which  starts at Easter.

Tasks included the repair and preparation of the signage around the course, together with maintenance work to the many tyre walls which form some of the track safety barriers and general tidying of the seating and grounds.

Pharmacy celebrates golden year with branded stores and vans

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 printed on all its vans and prescription collection bags in across the county.

From France to Market Drayton - restaurateur brings his expertise to Shropshire

A new restaurant has opened in Market Drayton creating 10 jobs.

Daniel Derrington, 32, opened The Town House in Cheshire Street this month (Feb 6), having run a restaurant in France since 2011.

He has moved to be with his Shropshire-born fiancee Rebecca Foulkes, 27, who he met in the Alps while living there.

“I am really excited to open the restaurant, we put in planning permission in February last year so it has been a long time coming,” he said.

“We realised there was nowhere really to eat out here so decided that we need to change that.

Crossbar launch recruitment drive for cadets to enjoy fun school holiday clubs

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 holiday clubs, to be held at eight Shropshire primary schools, is Crossbar Cadets, with bookings pouring in from parents keen for their youngsters to be active during the holidays.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group's super 16 offered places at Oxford and Cambridge

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 Bridge Campuses and will take their exams this summer before heading off to study at Oxford or Cambridge.

End of an era at popular cafe after 50 years

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.

Shrewsbury Secret Supper 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: 

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