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23 Apr 2014
Online gaming is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world but especially in the UK. where over £2billion was spent last year in online casinos and bookmakers. About nine million Britons will gamble online this year. The industry has enjoyed massive growth over recent years, part of this strategy is recruiting new consumers from middle-class professions and among women.  However betting...
17 Apr 2014
Over Easter weekend Sunnycroft, the National Trust villa in Wellington, will be decorated for a traditional Easter at home with the Dining Room laid for an Easter breakfast and beautiful Edwardian Easter cards on display around the house. Visitors may even spot some costumed characters around the house and grounds over Easter weekend. For Easter weekend in the house there will be a free Easter...
12 Apr 2014
More than £3,500 will be awarded in prize money for the top riders competing in a major cycling event to be held in Shrewsbury in May. The large prize pot is thanks to Shropshire businesses Pure Communications, Cooper Green Pooks, Beaumont Lawrence and Stan Cycles, who are all sponsoring the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix on May 25. The event, organised by the Paramount Cycling Racing Team, is...
12 Apr 2014
Top Scottish fiddle Patsy Reid will be sharing the secrets of her skills at a workshop ahead of a gig at The Hive in Shrewsbury later this month. Patsy, who was one of the original members of Breabach and also performs with Vamm, will lead the session at the media and arts centre in Belmont on April 27 from 3pm to 4pm. Tickets, costing £12, are still on sale for the gig at 7.45pm that is hosted...
07 Apr 2014
Event: Eyton Races – South Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point Date: Monday 5th May 2014 Time: Gate opens 11am. First race 2:00pm; last race 5:40pm. Location: Eyton-on-Severn, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6PW. Eyton-on-Severn is located 7m SE of Shrewsbury, off the B4380 via the A5 and the M54 (exit 7). Postcode location: SY5 6PW. Enjoy May bank holiday Monday at Eyton Races.  The South...
07 Apr 2014
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has announced its final headline act for this year’s August event – Canadian band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. The Juno award winning group is flying over specifically to perform during the four day festival from August 22 to 25 at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road. The group joins Bellowhead, Lau, Seth Lakeman, The Full English and BBC Folk Singer of the Year...
05 Apr 2014
The prolific Paul Carrack is back on record and back on the road. 'Rain Or Shine' is the title of the new addition to his album catalogue, barely a year after the last, and he's already airing songs from it in UK shows just a few months after the completion of his most successful tour to date. The new album is the swift successor to 2012's chart album 'Good Feeling,' which produced such radio...
30 Mar 2014
A tearoom with ‘the best view in town’ is about to open its doors in Shrewsbury. Mark and Caroline Jones have just taken over the café at The Parade shopping arcade in St Mary’s Place and are looking forward to welcoming customers to their spectacular terrace. “We think we must have one of the best views in Shrewsbury – if not in the county - from our terrace as it overlooks the River Severn,...
28 Mar 2014
If you like swimming and running, Shrewsbury’s triathlon club, SYTri, is calling for you to combine the two in one of Shrewsbury’s most exciting sporting events. Darwin’s Challenge Aquathlon, now in its fourth year, is a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. Triathlon club coach, Sam Mountain, said: “Multisport events like aquathlons and triathlons are gaining...
Languages with Bright Owls in Shrewsbury
26 Mar 2014
Shrewsbury-based language school, Bright Owls, have unveiled their new, exciting Residential Spanish programmes! Promising to deliver an exciting and engaging cultural experience for children and young people, they offer a unique opportunity to learn Spanish in Spain itself!  They also have an exciting separate programme for Adults - contact us for details! New for 2014, there are two packages...
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