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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.

Shropshire community charity to donate £5,000 to county sports clubs

A Shropshire charity is to donate £5,000 to county sports clubs to mark the launch of its new website.

The Crossbar Foundation, which supports the lives of young people in deprived Shropshire communities, often through sporting initiatives, is excited to announce The £5K Giveaway.

The charity will now invite applications from sports clubs around the county that would like to benefit from a donation.

Contracts won by Shropshire firm who want to transform the school PE kit

An online sports retailer, based in Shrewsbury is celebrating after winning contracts to supply sportswear to two more schools.

Sportsjam was selected to supply kit to 1800 pupils at Stratford upon Avon School and to 400 pupils at The De La Salle Academy in Liverpool. This is in addition to the 100 schools and colleges who the firm already supplies, including Meole Brace, The Priory and The Marches Schools.

In Darwin’s Footsteps – Calling Shropshire Young Thinkers

Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) have joined together to find Shropshire’s greatest Young Thinkers of 2018 in a creative competition launched this month to discover ‘ONE Great Idea to Change the World’.

Healthy alliance to tackle mental health issues

A leading Shropshire care firm has joined forces with a Midlands mental health solutions service to launch a series of courses to help tackle mental health issues in the community.

Quil Care Group and Merulae Limited’s training programmes are based around the awareness, wellbeing and prevention of issues surrounding mental health.

They will be held at Quil Care’s new Centre for Healthcare Excellence at the Sansaw Business Park at Hadnall near Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury's pop up charity Christmas card shop

Shrewsbury's pop up charity Christmas card shop opens on Friday 20th October at 10.15am.

41 local and national charities will be selling their Christmas cards and a small selection of other stationary in St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury.

Charities receive over 96% of the sale value of their cards, as the shop is staffed by volunteers and our costs are low, making us probably the best place to buy charity cards.

Refurbishment of Shrewsbury School Library completes

A £750,000 refurbishment of the Moser Library at Shrewsbury School has been completed by Shrewsbury-based Morris Joinery, supported by Morris Property.

Works included crafting and fitting new bookcases for over 30,000 books, crafting desks which would allow students to use online resources alongside printed books and journals, new doors and windows, as well as building and installing a raised mezzanine classroom with a sliding archive store below.

Russian State Opera Take A Traditional Approach to Tosca

Russian State Opera,


Theatre Severn,

Wednesday September 27th    2017


What a tangled web of lies, deceit, passion, love, betrayal and emotion this show is. Puccini is at his toughest with this highly engaging but nevertheless challenging piece.

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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