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27 Jun 2017
A Shrewsbury College student scoops first place at National barbering competition. James Roberts, 16 from Bridgnorth got through to the finals of The British Barbers’ Association, National Student Barber of the Year 2017 last month, after stiff competition from other students across the UK. Following a photographic competition, which had over 380 entries from colleges and training providers...
27 Jun 2017
A restaurateur who moved away to study has returned to his hometown to take on an iconic building. Harry Wyatt, 27, opened House of Grain - formerly The Cornhouse - on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, this week (June 15) after spending around four months renovating the building. Harry, from Underdale, quit his job on a management graduate programme in Manchester and moved back in with his mum in Shrewsbury...
26 Jun 2017
   I’m pretty sure that if you asked a teenage boy to draw you a sportscar the end result would bear a striking resemblance to a Subaru BRZ. Long bonnet, short tail, two doors, coupe roofline… and if the sketches were anything like the ones I used to scribble on the back of my exercise book during double biology, wheels that look a tad too small and struggle to fill the arches. I never could get...
25 Jun 2017
The Shrewsbury Colleges Group Equality & Diversity Committee has recognised students who have overcome adversity for the fourth year running through the ‘Star Awards’. Adversity takes many forms and the Awards were open to any student (including Higher Education) or apprentice across the Group, who has faced a difficult or unpleasant situation this year and has overcome obstacles and risen to...
24 Jun 2017
Rhythm Of The Dance Theatre Severn Saturday 24th June 2017   Since 1988 this show has toured the world. Initially set up as a three week gig, Rhythm of the Dance has become one of the top Irish Step Dancing shows that is constantly touring the Globe. Full of traditional steps and modern theatrical techniques this show peeps into a secret world the world of Irish Dancing.  It would be difficult to...
24 Jun 2017
A Shropshire man confined to a wheelchair has successfully completed five marathons in five days - raising more than £3,000 for a local charity in the process. Craig Nicholson, 40, from Craven Arms, completed the 137 miles between Eastbourne and Poole with two friends, also in wheelchairs, and one on a bike in aid of CasCa - Community Arts Sports Craven Arms - an arm of the charity The Furniture...
23 Jun 2017
Music Technology students at Shrewsbury College were rewarded for their efforts at their annual awards ceremony this week - with one scooping the main accolade named after former Charlatans’ drummer, Jon Brookes. The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour was established after Mr Brookes, former drummer with world-renowned British Indie band The Charlatans, became affiliated with the College when he...
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21 Jun 2017
During the recent british heatwave many of us have found ourselevs hidden away inside, arctic fans on and complaining about the heat. This includes me. During this time however, I decided to become productive. I asked myself the BIG questions. What do i want to do? Where do i see myself in 5 years? How shall i do my hair? Admittedly i spent a lot of time thinking about the latter, but in all...
21 Jun 2017
A Shropshire care company is hosting a bake sale in August to raise funds for a blood cancer charity. Sentinel Care Services is planning the event at Southwater, Telford Town Centre, on August 19 between 9am and 5pm and staff from the firm will be baking on the run-up to the day in the hope of raising as much money as possible for Bloodwise. Other attractions are being planned for the day and...
21 Jun 2017
Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive has installed its free-to-play piano on the second floor in The Market Hall Shrewsbury. Based on an idea originated by the worldwide Street Pianos organisation, the aim is to encourage budding musicians to showcase their talents while at the same time entertain the public. The upcycled piano, donated to Reviive in 2015, was previously located...
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