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16 Feb 2018
      Park Hyundai’s i30N next to a VW Golf GTi and it’s easy to see where the Koreans have firmly set their sights. The Golf of course has long been the go-to hatchback bench-mark, and it’s not stretching the imagination too far to say that, even in their respective milder forms, both the i30 and the definitive people’s car share certain similarities: Size for starters, plus the ability to seat...
16 Feb 2018
Shropshire children have the chance to enjoy a fun introduction to life in the military during next week’s half-term break thanks to a county charity. The Crossbar Foundation has again teamed up with Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport to put together a fun-packed programme of sports and dance clubs together with holiday clubs around the county. The theme for the Foundation’s holiday clubs, to...
15 Feb 2018
This year 16 students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been offered places to study at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities– a record for the College and the first time the number has reached double figures for a number of years. The students, who hail from all across the county, are currently studying A Levels at the colleges’ English Bridge and Welsh Bridge Campuses and will...
15 Feb 2018
Leading Shropshire building company Galliers Homes has served up a sponsorship deal which will supports talented young tennis players. The Shrewsbury-based firm, which builds housing developments throughout the county, including one at Sundorne, has agreed to back the performance programme, based at The Shrewsbury Club, which helps develop up and coming tennis aces aged from five to 13 from...
15 Feb 2018
A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and respite care to adults with a...
Joy Vance and Noreen Maddox, of The Market Buffet
15 Feb 2018
After half a century of serving ‘legendary’ homemade lunches, puddings and cakes to generations of Salopians the family behind one of Shrewsbury’s most popular ever cafes is bowing out to retirement. An era will come to an end when members of the Maddox family, which launched The Market Buffet back in 1968, hang up their aprons for the very last time at the end of February. It is estimated, that...
14 Feb 2018
A Shropshire web hosting firm are getting behind a charity bike ride event, donating hosting services and a free website to help get the event off the ground. The Midnight Ride event, now in its fourth year, will set off from Oswestry and travel through Welshpool to Lake Vyrnwy and back to Oswestry – totalling 85 miles, leaving at midnight on Saturday 23 June and returning at sunrise on Sunday 24...
13 Feb 2018
A Shropshire law firm has won a national award for its outstanding commitment to training.   FBC Manby Bowdler was voted as the winner of the category, which recognised a business that goes above and beyond the usual remit for staff development, at the Modern Law Awards 2017/18.   The firm, which employs more than 200 people at offices in Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Telford and Bridgnorth, was...
Picture of Louis who wants a home via Finding Furever Homes
13 Feb 2018
  Heart Op Puppy In Need Of Love To Mend Broken Heart This Valentine’s Day   A NEGLECTED PUPPY who survived lifesaving surgery to mend a broken heart is looking for a home of his own for Valentine’s day and the rest of his life.   Louis was rescued as part of a cruelty case from a home with 14 dogs, where they had no access to a garden or any form of exercise or stimulation in West Mercia. Many...
12 Feb 2018
It's almost impossible to have a discussion about the UK economy without also considering Brexit, as the tense negotiations between the EU and the Conservative government continue at length. Of course, the nature of the deal that the UK are able to achieve is intrinsically linked to their future economic performance, regardless of the polarised opinions that exist on both sides of the divide. So...
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