Travel agent rises to challenge of 'intense' month of Irma and airline chaos

An independent Shrewsbury travel agent has reported one of the most challenging few weeks of its 25-year history, assisting clients affected by Hurricane Irma, the Ryanair debacle and the Monarch Airlines collapse.

Staff at Peakes Travel Elite have dealt with more than 40 separate bookings affected by the natural disaster or airlines chaos which happened almost back-to-back between early September and early October.

Wace Morgan solicitor reacts to rising NHS legal costs

A Shropshire legal expert working with personal injury claimants in the county has responded to reports that the rising cost of litigation is threatening the financial health of the regional NHS trusts.

Clare Dalby, of Wace Morgan Solicitors, one of Shrewsbury’s largest law firms, says that her department is increasingly aware of the financial constraints placed on the trusts by claims.

Shropshire firework display is back for 2017

One of Shropshire’s biggest fireworks displays is back for 2017, with organisers hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Shrewsbury’s Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular will take place on Saturday November 4 at the Greenhous West Mid Showground.

There will be two fireworks displays this year - one at 6.15pm aimed for families with young children, and a later one at 7.45pm - with people being welcome to watch both.

Ian Bebbington, showground manager, said the organising committee had made some changes after listening to feedback following last year’s event.

The impending flu season threatens to be severe, Shropshire pharmacist gives advice

Experts have warned the impending flu season could be more severe and result in more illness than previous years - and a Shropshire pharmacist is urging people in the county to prepare.

NHS England have warned there could be more cases of flu than usual after Australia and New Zealand experienced their worst outbreak for several years.

Ian Swindell, of Lunts pharmacies, is urging those considered ‘at risk’ to get their flu vaccinations at their Shrewsbury stores.

Couple mark special anniversary of when they first met at college 45 years ago

Nearly half a century ago, a couple met while studying together at Shrewsbury College and now they return to the campus café on the same date every year to celebrate their romance.

Kevin and Elaine Nester (nee Hill) both attended Shrewsbury College 45 years ago where they studied A Levels. On 14 September, 1972, in their first Sociology class together, it was love at first sight.

End of October is Shropshire deadline for British Tennis Awards nominations

Tennis Shropshire is seeking local nominations by the end of October for the 2017 British Tennis Awards that reward people who deliver tennis in communities across Great Britain.

The awards, an initiative of the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis Foundation and 40 county/national tennis associations, are being held for a third year. 

Individuals and venues across the country, including here in Shropshire, are encouraged to nominate the volunteers and coaches who make a difference at a local level.

USA trip for Teresa ...

Stateside trip for Teresa …

A Shropshire social media expert who attended a seminar in America as a delegate last year has been asked to return, but this time as a guest speaker!

Chamber of Commerce member, Teresa Heath-Wareing, who runs THW Marketing of Telford, provides marketing and social media services to a wide range of businesses across the region and has lectured on the topic at several local and major UK events.

STFC Community support ...

 

Stag Capital Finance on the ball …

Shrewsbury Town in the Community, a charity committed to engage, inspire and strengthen people through the power of sport, has received a generous donation from a county businessman as part of its Friends of the Community initiative, which looks to improve links with local businesses.

Shrewsbury fireworks display back with a bang

One of Shropshire’s biggest fireworks displays is back for 2017, with organisers hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Shrewsbury’s Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular will take place on Saturday November 4 at the Greenhous West Mid Showground.

There will be two fireworks displays this year - one at 6.15pm aimed for families with young children, and a later one at 7.45pm - with people being welcome to watch both.

Shropshire mum publishes new children’s book

A Shropshire mum-of-two has combined her love of cats and Christmas to launch the first in a series of new children’s books.

Emma Blantern, who lives locally to Whitchurch, will officially launch picture book Teezel and the Christmas Witches at an event on October 14, at Whitchurch Library, starting at 11am.

The free event, which is open to all ages, will round off National Libraries week and will be an opportunity for children to hear a reading of the book and get involved with making their own tinsel-tailed cats.

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