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11 Dec 2017
An awards ceremony celebrating businesses in Shropshire which cater for children and young people has revealed its finalists for 2018. The Businesses for Children Awards, now in its fifth year, shines a light on the hard work undertaken by those working across the county to support children and young people. There are 12 categories for awards, including new business, educational business for five...
10 Dec 2017
      Figures were never really my strong-point, so let’s get them out of the way first shall we?     Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso is a 680bhp, 12 cylinder, 4 seater, 4 wheel-drive, 4 wheel-steer, 0-62 in 3.4 seconds, 0-125 mph in 10.5 seconds, 208 mph all-out super-coupe. It weighs 1,920kg, has a 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox (in fact it has 2 gearboxes, we’ll get to that later), and is nearly 5 metres...
08 Dec 2017
UK German Shepherd Rescue will be fundraising in the Square on Tuesday 12th December. Come along and say hello to our volunteers.  We will be selling Christmas gifts and bric a brac, or come and have a go on our christmas tombola. We will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
08 Dec 2017
Young sporting individuals and clubs in Shrewsbury are being urged to enter a scheme that gives them the chance to win £200,000 as the programme closes at the end of the year. Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme in May as part of a national initiative which aims to give away more than £600,000 in cash to sports groups and individuals. Under the scheme, a host of regional...
Photograph of Signal's sensory tree at St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival
07 Dec 2017
Shrewsbury-based charity Signal is encouraging people to include family members and friends with hearing loss in the festive conversations this Christmas time. Signal is raising awareness of how we can all communicate in a more inclusive way in this season of goodwill, by taking part in the annual Christmas Tree Festival in St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury. Dressed with colourful fabric and...
Unicorn Day Nursery, owned by Louise Batham-Willmore, will open at the former Maesbury Primary School next year
07 Dec 2017
A former Shropshire primary school is being transformed into a nursery for more than 100 youngsters. Unicorn Day Nursery will create up to 30 jobs when it opens at the old Maesbury Primary School near Oswestry. The building is currently undergoing a £100,000 refurbishment and an opening date has been earmarked for January or February. The move follows a chance visit to the area by Unicorn Day...
07 Dec 2017
Teenagers and young adults across Shropshire keen to pursue a career as a sports coach have the chance to sign up for an exciting new course in the new year. Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport have launched the Crossbar Sports Coaching Traineeship to be held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. It is open to males and females aged between 16 and 24. Starting on Monday, January 8, the...
07 Dec 2017
Top class wheelchair tennis returns to Shropshire this week as The Shrewsbury Club hosts the Tennis Foundation’s National Wheelchair Tennis Championships and the conclusion of the National Series Finals.   The action starts on the indoor courts at the Sundorne Road venue on Friday and will run until Sunday, with free admission for spectators.   Former GB Paralympian Dave Phillipson will be...
Help Santa find his elves in Shrewsbury
06 Dec 2017
A fun seasonal search has been launched to find Santa’s Elves who have run off from the North Pole to seek adventure in Shrewsbury town centre. A dozen of the distinctive 12-inch characters are hiding out in shop windows and shopping centres and the challenge, organised by Shrewsbury BID, is to spot eight of them for the chance to win great prizes. Special ‘Help Santa Find his Elves’ leaflets/...
Shrewsbury Abbey to host caring Christmas celebration
05 Dec 2017
Words and music designed to stir memories and look ahead to the festive season will feature in a special service at Shrewsbury Abbey created by and for the residents of Morris Care’s six care homes. Around 250 invited residents, staff, family and friends are expected at the Victorian Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday 12 December. Some will dress in Dickensian themed costume to celebrate the...
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