Warning Over ‘You Have Dropped £10’ Distraction Thieves

Police in Shropshire today warned shoppers to be alert to distraction thieves claiming they have ‘dropped £10' before stealing their bank cards.

Three incidents, one in Shrewsbury, one in Telford and another in Wellington, were reported to police on Thursday 17th January 2012.

Two of the offences happened in supermarkets and police believe all the incidents are linked and may have been committed by the same group of people.

Shrewsbury care company celebrates 21st anniversary

Bosses and staff at an award-winning Shropshire company are celebrating 21 years of business after caring for adults with learning disabilities from across the county.

Joe Kwaterski, business development director at Adelphi Care Services in Shrewsbury, said  he was “extremely proud” that they had reached the special anniversary.

The company has expanded greatly since it was launched following the establishment of The Orchard School in Shrewsbury which opened its doors 21 years ago. The school marked the beginning of what became Adelphi Care Services.

Intern for Build It International

Build It International is on the lookout for an Intern to assist with the communications and research work that underpins fundraising at the charity’s office in Shrewsbury.

Build It are looking for somebody who has a belief in their work, a passion for communications and a desire to make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest communities in Africa.

Castlefields Christmas Cardboard Collection

The Castlefields Christmas Cardboard Collection initiative, on Jan 5th  was a major success with hundreds of people, including many family groups, bringing cardboard to the Precinct car park for recycling. 

It felt like a real community event and congratulations must go to Judy Coleridge (see attachment) as the main coordinator.  Also, many thanks to the many local people who came along to help (see attachment) and North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours who served as a collection point and distributed hundreds of leaflets.

Golden Oldies celebrate Golden Hits

Friends and family have joined residents at a nursing home in Bicton for an evening of entertainment from star performer, singer Paulo Pinto.

Residents at Morris Care’s Isle Court Nursing Home were treated to a medley of golden oldies including hits from Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole.

The residents were quite taken with Paulo, taking a turn on the dance floor with the singer and some even enjoyed being personally serenaded.

After the performance residents dined with their guests, with tea and homemade cakes to finish.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Local Consultant Gets Goverment Recognition

LOCAL CONSULTANT GETS GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION

A local business consultant has been officially recognised as a coach for a new multi-million pound government scheme, which provides businesses with expert support and guidance.

Shropshire-based Alan Adams who is Director of Horizons Consultants has been accepted onto the GrowthAccelerator programme as an approved coach, and will be working with businesses across the county to help them develop and grow.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Pupils Help Plant Trees To Mark Jubilee

PUPILS HELP PLANT TREES TO MARK JUBILEE

Pupils from a Shrewsbury School have taken part in tree planting exercise as part of the Jubilee Wood Planting scheme.

Children from Meole Brace Junior School planted a mix of trees, including Hazel, Cherry, Dogwood, Hawthorne and Silver Birch at Masterfields, in Radbrook, in December.

A special Oak tree, grown from an acorn on the Queen’s estate was also planted to mark the jubilee.

Michael Michael

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Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental steers drivers towards safer winter driving with top tips and free safety pack

A campaign to keep commercial drivers safe on the road during winter has been launched by Shrewsbury-based Burnt Tree Vehicle Hire, the UK's largest independent car, van and specialist vehicle rental, leasing & contract hire company.

Customers hiring one of Burnt Tree’s fleet of 13,000 vehicles in January will be given a ‘top tips’ guide to safer driving along with a specially produced winter safety pack in case anything untoward should happen.

And for every rental agreement taken out a donation will be made to Brake, the national road safety charity. 

Michael Michael

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Creative students launch pop-up shop

Shoppers in Shrewsbury will be given a unique opportunity to purchase artwork created by local students when their new temporary store opens in the town’s Darwin Centre tomorrow.

The Art & Design students, who are all currently studying at Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, are opening the ‘pop-up shop’ in a vacant unit from 9.30am – 3.30pm on 11 – 18 January as part of an audience engagement module.

Michael Michael

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Shrewsbury Ramblers

Record numbers joined Shrewsbury Ramblers to follow the Lost Waterways walk from their recently published book of 20 Walks In and Around Shrewsbury, taking in a guided tour of The Ditherington Flaxmill & Maltings on their way.

Michael Michael

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