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04 Jan 2018
For 15 years Shropshire artist Graham Andrews has been bringing some of the county’s classic vehicles to life and they’ve been posted to hundreds of members of the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club in time for Christmas. Graham, who lives near Shrewsbury, is himself a vehicle enthusiast, but instead of owning any vehicles, he adds his natural artistic flair and paints them instead. He met the then...
02 Jan 2018
All You Need to Know About Your Consumer Rights The Consumer Rights Act (2015) is available to provide shoppers with much-needed protection against retailers and manufacturers. After buying a range of gifts and items at Christmas, you might be wondering where you stand when it comes to refunds, returns and faulty items. Here’s all you need to know about your consumer rights. Refunds Every...
30 Dec 2017
Dave, 71 who began volunteering with the British Red Cross in 1977, has taught first aid to thousands of young people and adults across the region. Dave Williams said: “I am surprised and thrilled to be honoured in this way. I would like to thank all my family and British Red Cross colleagues who have helped and supported me throughout my journey as a volunteer over the past 40 years. “My wife...
29 Dec 2017
    The arrival of Suzuki’s new Swift complete with Boosterjet engine and in SZ5 spec I might add, here at Chez Bird also coincided with a Ferrari GTC4Lusso being here too. I know, go on… say it: how I suffer for my art. And it’s at this point that you’re probably thinking “I bet that Suzuki didn’t get much use then did it?”  Well, you’d be wrong.     You see, both the Swift, and, err… the very...
Sarah Barker receives her award
20 Dec 2017
A Shropshire woman, described as “having care DNA”, has won a top accolade in the Great West Midlands Care Awards. Sarah Baker, who works for Home Instead Senior Care Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Oswestry, was presented with the Home Care Worker Award at a prestigious ceremony held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.  “Sarah stands out in a very competitive category as a born carer. She has care DNA. If...
19 Dec 2017
Severnside Housing has donated £200 to the Shrewsbury Food Bank to help fund festive food parcels for those most in need this Christmas. Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, is run by a group of volunteers who organise and distribute parcels of donated food to individuals and families every week. They are dedicated to helping people who find themselves in times of real hardship by...
19 Dec 2017
A home in Shrewsbury that provides respite care for adults with learning disabilities has received the latest in a series of positive reports from the watchdog set up to monitor health and social care services. It is the fifth time in a row that the Care Quality Commission has labelled Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which is run by Coverage Care, as ‘good’. Barleyfields achieved the rating across...
18 Dec 2017
Shrewsbury Colleges Group is launching a new vocational rugby course at its London Road Campus for September 2018. Rugby enthusiasts will have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport that will be focused on the skills and coaching techniques of rugby. Students on the course will be taught how to coach all abilities, from young children to elite professionals. During this two...
Bright Owls After--School Clubs
14 Dec 2017
Children have the exciting opportunity to enhance their language abilities thanks to the return of specialised After-School Clubs - delivered by leading languages provider, Bright Owls.   Bright Owls professional After-School Clubs offer the perfect chance for children aged 5-11 years to gain friendly, high-quality assistance with their language skills at both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.   After...
Bright Owls languages provider in Shrewsbury
14 Dec 2017
Leading language service provider Bright Owls, of Shrewsbury town centre, are celebrating this month following their nomination for the Businesses for Children Awards 2018. Now they have been shortlisted for the category of 'BCA Educational Business for Young People 2018'   Businesses for Children Awards exist to help reward businesses in Shropshire that educate, support or provide engaging...
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