Shropshire Businesses invited to launch of College pilot to have a say in the future landscape of vocational education

A number of businesses across Shropshire were invited to a special launch dinner at Shrewsbury Colleges group, which is taking part in a Government pilot to help shape the vocational education landscape of the future.

The move comes a Lord Sainsbury undertook a review vocational education, which resulted in the Post 16 Skills Plan being written. It suggests a change to the current qualification structures and the introduction of 15 new Technical or ‘T Levels.

Great prizes for great ideas

Young people in Shropshire have just a month to get their thinking caps on and come up with a big idea to win exciting prizes from a hot air balloon ride to a Night with Dinosaurs experience in London’s Natural History Museum.

University Centre Shrewsbury Free Reading Group Session to discuss forgotten novel, ‘The History of Sir Richard Calmady’ by Lucas Malet

A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet.

The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.”

Leach to continue as Shropshire captain - with Parton to lead county’s new T20 side.

Steve Leach will skipper Shropshire again next season while Will Parton has been appointed vice-captain and will also lead the county in a newly-launched Twenty20 competition.

Leach, the Shifnal opener who topped Shropshire’s Championship batting averages in the 2017 season, has been elected Shropshire captain for a third successive year.

He will also continue to lèad the county in the revamped Unicorns Trophy.

Busy working mother makes time for beauty


A successful working mother from Shrewsbury is diversifying her business portfolio with the launch of a new, luxury nail and brow boutique.

Dog charity in fundraising drive to pay for puppies heart operation

A SHROPSHIRE canine charity is desperate to raise £4,000 to pay for life-changing operations to help a puppy called Louis and his brother who were rescued from a home where they were subject to neglect.

Finding Furever Homes is a volunteer-run charity that helps to rescue and rehome dogs throughout England and Wales. As a charitable trust, they provide funding to sponsor kennels and foster homes, and often part or fully subsidise veterinary care and specialist diets for dogs in a poor condition.

Morris Joinery appoints new Assistant Manager to support growth

Leading local business, Morris Joinery has appointed Matthew Tyrrell as its new Assistant Joinery Manager to support growth at its Bicton workshop.

Serving up Shrewsbury style

Waiters at the popular late night food and drink event at Shrewsbury’s Market Hall will be sporting stylish new aprons depicting scenes from around the town.

The aprons have been designed by local illustrator and artist Linda Edwards and will be showcased by some of the staff at the open evening on November 4.

They are part of her Sunny Side Art collection, which also includes cards, ceramics and pictures.

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The ELO Experience

Theatre Severn

Friday October 27th

A lot of tribute bands give themselves the accolade of being an experience. Some fall short of delivering that experience …some don’t! ELO Experience does exactly what it say on the tin. With a full band including a string section the ELO Experience played, sang and delivered the greatest tribute that Jeff Lynne and ELO could ever hope for.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet.

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New fast food restaurant opens at popular Shrewsbury rental unit

A new fast food restaurant has opened at a popular Shrewsbury retail base - the latest in a raft of businesses flocking to the area.

Subway has opened a new base at Rent a Space on Battlefield Road - just a few months after Climbing the Walls, the bespoke rock climbing centre, opened.

The building, which offers retails units, industrial units, office space and domestic storage space, is fast becoming a high quality business village, according to bosses.


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