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09 Nov 2017
A new gallery in Shrewsbury has just opened its doors, with a rare £50,000 drawing by renowned British artist LS Lowry as a centrepiece. Young entrepreneur Jonathan Soden has fulfilled a dream by launching the venture in Wyle Cop. The new business, called The Soden Collection, will also feature modern and contemporary pieces by leading names, including David Hockney, Damien Hirst and Banksy,...
09 Nov 2017
A Shropshire hotel is celebrating retaining its two-rosette status - an achievement it has now held for 18 years. Bosses at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge say the award highlights the commitment to maintaining a consistently high standard of food. The AA Rosette Awards are long established and are a much sought after honour throughout the restaurant industry - with only 10 percent of...
09 Nov 2017
A restaurant which will serve up an authentic taste of America is to open in Shrewsbury’s Mardol. Big Pig Smokehouse Ltd has completed the letting of 58-59 Mardol, a substantial Grade II listed building which was previously used as a sports bar.   Amie Lingwood, who handled the letting for Towler Shaw Roberts, said: “The premises attracted significant interest and has been taken on a 15-year...
09 Nov 2017
Land next to a recreation ground in Shrewsbury has been sold to a county development company.   Towler Shaw Roberts has completed the sale of a site adjacent to Greenfields Recreation Ground, which extends to approximately 0.94 acres, to CSE Shropshire Ltd.   Outline planning permission has been granted for eight three or four bedroom detached houses, each with garage and gardens, located just...
07 Nov 2017
One of Shropshire’s leading web and IT companies has recently revealed its new logos and branding, to support its growth to becoming one of the region’s best technological companies. The new branding follows a previous office move within Shrewsbury, which has allowed Information Solutions and its sister company, The Web Orchard, to hire additional staff to support their commitment to providing...
Selby Martin
07 Nov 2017
A former Shrewsbury School master and leading civic campaigner has published a book about his colourful life and career, including 16 years working in the diplomatic service during the height of the Cold War. Selby Martin’s memoir ‘From Communism to Community’ lifts the lid on life serving as a British diplomat, handling often ‘tricky’ public figures and his fight to save some of Shrewsbury’s...
06 Nov 2017
Students and staff from Shrewsbury Colleges Group will be concurrently performing Remembrance services at their three campuses on Friday. The poppy nets are already proudly cascading from each building and are visible to passers-by at the London Road, English Bridge and Welsh Bridge Campuses. The poignant services, which will involve staff and students across the whole group, will pay tribute to...
06 Nov 2017
Shropshire law firm Wace Morgan has stepped up its support for the Armed Forces by launching a new service. The Wace Morgan Military Law Service is designed to strengthen the firm’s links with service personnel and offer additional help and guidance to them.   Shrewsbury-based Wace Morgan has specialised in this sector of legal work for many years, being founder members of Forces Law, a national...
06 Nov 2017
The beauty industry is big. Tapping into that market is a great idea for many self-start-ups to get in to. There is so much demand for beauty products and services that it only makes sense that women all over should consider opening their own salon. We are in an age where self-care is prioritized and salon care is considered the epitome of relaxing and taking some time for yourself. Tap into that...
03 Nov 2017
A number of businesses across Shropshire were invited to a special launch dinner at Shrewsbury Colleges group, which is taking part in a Government pilot to help shape the vocational education landscape of the future. The move comes a Lord Sainsbury undertook a review vocational education, which resulted in the Post 16 Skills Plan being written. It suggests a change to the current qualification...
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