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18 Oct 2017
Awful Auntie Birmingham Stage Company Theatre Severn Wednesday 18th October… Saturday 21st October (Matinee Wednesday 18th) If you are heading to see David Walliams’s, “Awful Auntie,” and you suspect it will be as much fun as his “Gangsta Granny,” which toured last year, sadly you may well be wrong. Clearly as a children’s show it has to offer all the bells and whistles and embrace the new...
17 Oct 2017
   Quite where the line is drawn between what makes an SUV an SUV, and what constitutes a crossover these days is hard to determine, but what can’t be argued is the fact that we car-buyers love ‘em – and especially so if they’re considered “premium”.    At the time a writing, and just a couple of weeks after their glitzy unveilings at The Frankfurt Motorshow, I can name at least another half-...
15 Oct 2017
The traditional trip to the local bank or building society has long been a part of many businesses’ journeys towards success. Securing the funding needed to pay for a first office, new company car or even a market stall started with a request for a loan, but is this changing? Bank branches are beginning to disappear from the streets of many Shropshire towns. A report last month revealed that more...
12 Oct 2017
Let’s Twist Again Non Stop Nostalgia-Hit after Hit Theatre Severn Thursday 12th October There is absolutely nothing wrong with the title of this show, it truly does offer hit after nostalgic hit and it was nigh impossible to sit quietly especially as the constant war-cry from the stage was ,“Come on everyone let’s hear you.” Hear ‘em they did as everyone sang, jigged and clapped through a...
11 Oct 2017
A charity in Shrewsbury which prepares people for a career in motor and manufacturing industries has been given a cash boost thanks to a regional builder. Hope Initiatives (Shrewsbury) received £450 after applying to Persimmon Homes West Midlands to become one of its Community Champions. The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for a match-funded donation from a national fund, with...
10 Oct 2017
Nearly half a century ago, a couple met while studying together at Shrewsbury College and now they return to the campus café on the same date every year to celebrate their romance. Kevin and Elaine Nester (nee Hill) both attended Shrewsbury College 45 years ago where they studied A Levels. On 14 September, 1972, in their first Sociology class together, it was love at first sight. Kevin Nester...
10 Oct 2017
Tennis Shropshire is seeking local nominations by the end of October for the 2017 British Tennis Awards that reward people who deliver tennis in communities across Great Britain. The awards, an initiative of the Lawn Tennis Association, Tennis Foundation and 40 county/national tennis associations, are being held for a third year.  Individuals and venues across the country, including here in...
10 Oct 2017
Larissa Jones has become the first apprentice with Shropshire and West Midlands surveyors Towler Shaw Roberts. The 19-year-old from Condover, near Shrewsbury, is excited to have secured an apprenticeship which will help in her quest to be a qualified chartered surveyor.    Toby Shaw, a partner at TSR, said the firm were delighted to welcome Larissa to the team. He added: "We’ve looked at...
06 Oct 2017
  Stag Capital Finance on the ball … 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. Mark Pilsbury, of Stag Capital Finance, has donated funds to support...
Children from ABC Day Nursery held a Harvest festival and collected food to donate to a local church
06 Oct 2017
A group of nurseries in Telford is giving food donations to people across the town after holding a harvest festival. ABC Day Nursery, which has bases in Holinswood, Lightmoor, Hadley and Hoo, has collected crate loads of food which is now being delivered to those nearby. The food collected by the children at Hoo is being given to St Lawrence’s Church in Preston upon the Weald Moors, who will...
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