Morris Joinery crafts win in Shropshire Business Awards

A local joinery manufacturer has won a prized Shropshire Business Award for its commitment to growing skills through apprenticeships.

Victorian-inspired magic show heads to Edinburgh Fringe

A magician known across Shropshire for her beyond-belief tricks is set to wow audiences this summer at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Sylvia Sceptre will be appearing at Edinburgh Fringe with her Phantasmagorical show - combining ‘psychological artifice and impossible mind-reading with the eerie world of the Victorian seance’.

The show will run from August 2nd to 26th (inclusive) at 12.15pm in the Long Room at  Cabaret Voltaire, a Laughing Horse venue.

How Technology Can Help Your Business Efficiency

Technology has done wonders for different industries over the past couple of decades.

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Muirhead/England Jones/Sansom/Young Quartet


Ben Muirhead (bass), Chris Young (alto sax), Elliot Sansom (piano), Nathan England Jones (drums)

This collaborative project combines four exceptional young musical talents who have built their musical careers in diverse genres playing with, amongst others, Stan Sulzmann, Clark Tracey, Greg Abate, Hans Koller and Andy Panayi. The vibe of this band is variety, delivering groove, creativity and togetherness with a free-flowing unrestricted contemporary sound.

How to Take Care of Every Employee

Happy employees are reportedly 12% more productive, and they are also less likely to leave your business for another company. Any business owner wanting to increase internal efficiency, reduce turnover, and maintain client or customer satisfaction must try to increase employee morale.

You must, therefore, find ways to make your team feel happy to come into work each day, and safeguard their health and wellbeing as much as possible. If you want to make your staff regularly feel listened to and appreciated, read the following tips on how to take care of every employee.

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Be a part of the Guinness World Record Charleston attempt

In an attempt to see Shropshire in the Guinness Book of Records in a fun, active and inclusive way, Revel-in-Dance is getting Shrewsbury in a flap!

The aim is to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to dance the Charleston at one time. The current record is 975 people and is held by ‘Swing Patrol’ in London; so with this hefty figure to beat Revel in Dance really needs your feet! Our record attempt is set to take place on Shrewsbury Quarry Park at 1pm on Saturday 22 September 2018.

TEN ƱP An Omega care for life 10th Anniversary Celebration Event

Live music event celebrating 10 years of the charity Omega supporting carers, former carers, the bereaved, the frail-elderly and the socially isolated.

Featuring live music by:

YouTube star Henry Maybury (Lost Days)
Folk group Rapsquillion
Soloist Ruth Lewis
Concert band Second Wind

Plus additional music by Alph.

Hosted by Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre's Wynndebagge ('The best people's entertainer I have seen' - John Sessions).

Couple Transform 17th Century Shrewsbury Home with Modern 'Through The Floor' Home Lift

A couple from Shrewsbury have somehow transformed their compact 17th century home by installing a unique ‘through the floor’ lift to make it easier to travel between floors.  

Maurice Allen was having to crawl upstairs every night to reach his bedroom after a spinal condition, he had been suffering from for the last decade, became progressively worst.

The 81-year-old has a prolapsed disc which causes lower back pain and muscle weakness in the lower body. He uses crutches to move around and also an electric wheelchair.

University Centre Shrewsbury passes benefits of recovery research on to Shrewsbury Town FC

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is sharing new medical rehabilitation and therapy research technology and know-how to help Shrewsbury Town Football Club (STFC) players recover after matches, training or an injury.

The technology is known as External Counter Pulsation (ECP), and has only recently and exclusively been used by a number of leading Premier League clubs.

Free event will explore business opportunities offered by growing availability of geographic data

A free workshop at University Centre Shrewsbury will highlight new opportunities for businesses created by a national move to make more geographic data available to the public.

The event on Tuesday June 26, 2018, organised by The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology at University Centre Shrewsbury ([email protected]), will explore the benefits for businesses in using geospatial data.


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