Shropshire artist behind delightful Shropshire Vintage Show Christmas Cards!

For 15 years Shropshire artist Graham Andrews has been bringing some of the county’s classic vehicles to life and they’ve been posted to hundreds of members of the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club in time for Christmas.

Graham, who lives near Shrewsbury, is himself a vehicle enthusiast, but instead of owning any vehicles, he adds his natural artistic flair and paints them instead.

Shrewsbury volunteer who has dedicated 40 years to the British Red Cross recognised in New Year’s Honours list 2018

Dave, 71 who began volunteering with the British Red Cross in 1977, has taught first aid to thousands of young people and adults across the region.

Dave Williams said: “I am surprised and thrilled to be honoured in this way. I would like to thank all my family and British Red Cross colleagues who have helped and supported me throughout my journey as a volunteer over the past 40 years.

Morris Care offers short stays to combat loneliness for older people

It’s a sad fact that Christmas and New Year, the celebratory season of love and goodwill, can also be one of the loneliest times for the elderly. According to Age UK, more than two million people in England at the age of 75 live alone.

Festive food parcels for those in need

Severnside Housing has donated £200 to the Shrewsbury Food Bank to help fund festive food parcels for those most in need this Christmas.

Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, is run by a group of volunteers who organise and distribute parcels of donated food to individuals and families every week.

They are dedicated to helping people who find themselves in times of real hardship by addressing their most basic need - food.

Unique After-School Clubs

Children have the exciting opportunity to enhance their language abilities thanks to the return of specialised After-School Clubs - delivered by leading languages provider, Bright Owls.
Bright Owls professional After-School Clubs offer the perfect chance for children aged 5-11 years to gain friendly, high-quality assistance with their language skills at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
After-School Clubs are delivered on a termly basis, with support provided in both French and Spanish.

Santa to visit Crossbar’s popular festive holiday clubs next week

Father Christmas will visit a host of festive holiday courses run by a Shropshire sports coaching company next week to give the children who attend a gift.

Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport, renowned for its popular clubs for youngsters around the county, has come up with an exciting itinerary for its Christmas-themed sports and dance courses.

They are also running a series of popular festive-themed holiday clubs in aid of the Crossbar Foundation, with the proceeds used to help support a number of community projects in deprived areas of Shropshire.

New Shrewsbury Night Bus Service Launched

A brand new festive night bus service is coming as a trial to Shrewsbury every Friday and Saturday night throughout December, bringing a cheap and easy way to travel for those coming in to enjoy the town’s vibrant night time entertainment offer.

The new Arriva bus service will operate on the hour every hour (excluding 10pm) between 8pm to 2am with two buses using existing bus routes catering for those travelling from north and south of the town – for just £1 each way.

Christmas festivities for Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been working hard on their performances for their annual Christmas Concert, which is open to the public.

The students, who study at the English and Welsh Bridge Campuses, are putting on their festive concert in the Wakeman Hall tonight (13 Dec) at 7.30pm to family, friends and members of the public.

Four new recruits at Wace Morgan Solicitors

The private client team at Wace Morgan Solicitors of Shrewsbury has been strengthened with the recruitment of three new members of staff.


Private client executive Toni Mathieson has been working in the legal industry since 2009, at several Shropshire firms. She has experience in residential conveyancing and private client work, starting her career as a legal assistant and going on to specialise in private client work.


Shrewsbury Market Hall makes into Britain's Favourite Market finals

Shrewsbury Market Hall has been voted one of Britain’s top favourite markets after getting through to the final round of a national competition.

The market attracted a large number of public votes to make it as one of the top six finalists in ‘Britain’s Favourite Market ‘competition.

It will now go through to the final judging round alongside the five other market finalists of Barrow in Furness, Cambridge, Leeds Kirkgate, Norwich and Skipton.


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