Shrewsbury BID hosts Royal Wedding celebration

An open invitation to the Royal Wedding has been extended to the people of Shrewsbury and beyond to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

It’s not at Windsor Castle but closer to home in the grounds of historic St Alkmund’s Church, St Alkmund’s Square, where a giant screen will show BBC TV coverage of the big day in a carnival atmosphere.

New independent school given green light to launch later this year

New independent school given green light to launch later this year


Shrewsbury will welcome a new independent school in September this year after approval was given by both Ofsted and the Department for Education.

Launched by the team behind Shrewsbury Prepatoria, the new school will initially offer provision for pupils in Reception and Year One.

Monster trucks at "monster" County Show

Monster trucks will be helping to make a monster show at one of Shropshire’s biggest events this year.

The Shropshire County Show takes place in Shrewsbury on Saturday, May 26 and there will be a packed programme of events for the whole family to enjoy at the spacious Greenhous West Mid Showground - the home of the show for more than 140 years.

New Head Chef at the Ironworks, Forge Café

Food is always at the top of every visitor's mind here at the Ironworks. 

As they arrive, the first building they visit, our showroom and cafe, filled to the brim with the scent of home cooking, who can resist.
Once they have worked out where the enticing smell is coming from, they take a seat and peruse or menu, including the daily chef specials.
It's essential for us that this offering is the best it possibly can be as it truly is at the heart of the visitor's experience.

Shrewsbury Flower Show preparations are blooming

Preparations for this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show are in full swing with new exhibitors being added to the agenda every day.

With three months to go until the big weekend, numerous star names have been announced including Gardeners’ World favourite Chris Beardshaw and award-winning garden designer Penny Meadmore.

Food fans are in for a treat with appearances from Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Levi Roots on Friday and television chef and Saturday Kitchen presenter Matt Tebbutt on Saturday.

CPRE casts doubt on Council's housing targets

The Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) will today (Wednesday May 2nd) demand that Shropshire Council clearly explains its calculations around employment land requirements which CPRE has deemed misleading. 

Ahead of a question being posed to Shropshire Council’s Cabinet meeting taking place today, Charles Green, Spokesperson for CPRE Shropshire, commented:

Local joinery manufacturer shortlisted at Shropshire Business Awards

A local joinery manufacturer has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Shropshire Business Awards for its dedication to the employment of apprenticeship schemes.

Shrewsbury students prepare to wow audiences with their musical talents as part of annual Leavers’ Concert

Next week A Level students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group will be showcasing their musical talents for as they reach their final few months of College.

The annual Leavers’ Concert will be held at the English Bridge Campus on May 9. The event is one ‘last hurrah’ for the musical second year students to showcase their talents and play with the College bands.

Planet Doughnut lands in Shrewsbury town centre

A specialist doughnut producer which started life as a means of putting its creator’s baking skills to good use and make some extra money whilst on maternity leave, has enjoyed phenomenal growth and is now preparing to open its first town centre shop in Shrewsbury.  Legal support was provided by the commercial property team at FBC Manby Bowdler.

Double celebration for Shropshire wedding and events venue

A Shropshire venue is marking a double celebration after being revealed as finalists in the prestigious Shropshire Business Awards - and discovering one of their wedding couples had won West Midlands Wedding of the Year!

Staff at The Wroxeter, a wedding and events venue near Shrewsbury, hosts hundreds of weddings each year both within the hotel, in their woodland wedding and tipi area, and at a nearby county farm.


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