Rainbow Unit set to become training centre for doctors and nurses

The Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has approved the proposal for the Rainbow Unit to become a clinical training centre for its doctors and nurses when children’s cancer services move to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford in 2014. 

Brickie builds a bright future

An eighteen year old brickwork apprentice from Telford will compete in the final round of the UK’s largest construction skills competition next week.

Ryan Stevens, who is currently studying at Shrewsbury College, will go head to head with more than 15 other young bricklayers from across the country as part of the WorldSkills 2012 competition at the Birmingham NEC arena [1].

“I won the Welsh heat of SkillBuild earlier this year,” said Ryan. “But this is a much harder and bigger competition.”

New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats.

Keep up with the Kardashians at the Darwin Centre

Keep up with the Kardashians at the Darwin Centre

America’s first family of fashion will have their exclusive new UK clothing range unveiled in Shrewsbury this month.

The glamorous Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, have each given their own individual stamp to the Kardashian Kollection for fashion store Dorothy Perkins, in the town’s busy Darwin Centre.

The Dorothy Perkins store will open at 8.30am on Thursday, November 8, to reveal their sensational and extensive new range.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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What The Dickens? Don't Look Behind You!

The Haunting
Theatre Severn
Monday 5th…Saturday 10th November

A ghostly pallor hangs over the auditorium of Theatre Severn this week as the spectres and ghosts that filled Charles Dickens’ Mind have moved en masse into the Shrewsbury theatre. Well that isn’t exactly true but certainly there are a fair percentage of them. All of them waiting patiently until its their turn to bang a door or a window in the lavishly built scenery that is all set for, The Haunting.

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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King Eric Signs up for 10th Shrewsbury Panto

BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Eric Smith has been signed up to appear in Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Severn later this year, his 10th pantomime role in Shrewsbury. The popular family show opens on Thursday 6 December and runs until Sunday 13 January.

Local Solar Firm Launches Solar Sense

Shrewsbury based Salop Energy Ltd has launched a specialist loan scheme aimed at homeowners wishing to install solar panels who previously did not have the cash or could not raise the necessary finance.

The new initiative which involves Salop Energy Ltd and Hitachi Consumer Capital Finance is called SolarSense. With a value up to £50,000 the loan comes at a fixed rate of 7.9 per cent APR, can be taken over a period between three and ten years and repaid in full at any time without an early repayment charge.

Help us Raise £25,000 to support the care of cancer patients across the whole of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Hosted at The Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury on Friday 30th November, 7pm. In aid of local Charity - Lingen Davis Cancer Fund


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