Multiple Maths challenges tackled by top class students

Every year, sixth form students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group take part in the UK Mathematics Trust Individual Senior Maths Challenge (UKMT).

In November, 51 students took part in this multiple choice question test, which is designed to stimulate interest in maths in pupils. The students gained multiple awards, with 17 achieving a bronze certificate, 16 achieving silver and 10 achieving gold. Nine of these students gained enough marks to take part in further challenges, where most gained merit awards.

A New Place to Shop Safely for Used Cars

A brand new used car supermarket is opening in Shrewsbury in February. This is welcome news because it will bring nearly 50 jobs to the area and provide residents with a reliable place to buy affordable used cars. The dealership, which will be opening in Battlefield, will be a Car Store dealership from automotive retailer Evans Halshaw. This will be the 15th Car Store operating in the UK and the dealership has enjoyed a lot of success so far thanks to their wide range of stock and after-sales service.

The New Facility

New and exciting Nerf Wars parties for children launched in Shrewsbury

Two Shropshire children’s attractions have joined forces to launch new and exciting Nerf Wars parties for youngsters.

The Little Rascals Indoor Play Centre and X-Strike Arena have teamed up for a new venture, which they believe will prove a big hit with county children keen to take aim.

The parties will be held at the Shrewsbury headquarters of Little Rascals, with X-Strike providing the nerf guns and inflatables. 

Tennis broadcaster David Law to be guest speaker at Shrewsbury sports dinner

Tennis broadcaster David Law will be guest speaker at a sports dinner at The Shrewsbury Club next week.
A limited number of tickets remain for the event on Friday, February 16, to be held on the eve of the Sundorne Road venue hosting the final of the $25,000 men’s Budgen Motors GB Pro-Series tournament the following afternoon.

Follies Fest

Friday 29th June -  The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute show

Relive the Magic of Michael Jackson 

James Baker Productions invites you to witness history once again with this electrifying production as we celebrate over 30 years of the King of Pop’s music.

With an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance show and the World’s Number 1 Michael Jackson soundalike, this show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar to leave even the most die hard MJ fans crying out for more!

SCG students learn from renowned Chinese Imperial Costumes and Textiles lecturer

Art and Design students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group had the privilege of listening to a renowned Chinese Imperial Costumes and Textiles lecturer as part of their syllabus.

David Rosier, an accredited National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) lecturer, travelled from Scotland and gave up his free time to give Shrewsbury Colleges Group students a one-off learning experience. He worked in Asia for 25 years, during which time he took an interest in clothing of the Chinese court and created a collection of over 700 pieces.

Wace Morgan receives employment award

A Shropshire law firm has taken a further step to strengthen its links with the armed forces.

Wace Morgan Solicitors, based in Shrewsbury, has received recognition in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which encourages employers to support defence personnel and inspire others to do the same.

The government initiative encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence personnel and the armed forces community.

Shropshire LGBT History Month Events - this month

Having had two fantastic weekend festivals in 2016/2017, this one is a bit different. Instead of one weekend packed full of LGBT Heritage, we thought a whole month would be better!

And - instead of doing most of the organising ourselves, this year we invited others to put their LGBT History events into one programme...and what a wonderful programme it is. There are events in Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Church Stretton and Wellington...and something for everyone! 

All are welcome.

An Evening on Rural Women

Join us at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery with our wonderful panel discussing the role of rural women on Friday 16th February at 7:30

What are the misconceptions around the roles that women have played in rural life? What does it mean to be rural women in the 21st century? Come and hear different perspectives exploring the role of women in rural communities, from Land Girls to the contemporary WI. Featuring a panel of feminists, journalists, experts and writers on Rural Women at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 16 February, 7.30pm.

Exciting chance to win a brand new car as Budgen Motors sponsors Shrewsbury tennis tournament

Tennis fans have the chance to win a brand new car when the Budgen Motors GB Pro-Series men’s tournament gets under way at The Shrewsbury Club this weekend.

Shropshire car dealers Budgen Motors, the new sponsors of the popular $25,000 event, have come up with an exciting competition, with the prize up for grabs a new Citroen C3.

Anyone who correctly guesses the winner of the tournament, together with how many aces and double faults will be served throughout the tournament, will receive the keys and drive away with a great prize.


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