18 Feb 2014
Martin Wood, Shrewsbury’s larger than life town crier, was filmed in London on Friday (14/02/14), as he prepares to go head to head against nine other shortlisted nominees from around the country for the title of Tourism Superstar 2014.
VisitEngland has teamed up with national newspaper, The Daily Mirror to host an online public vote to crown the winner. From 1 – 21 March, a short film of all...
17 Jan 2014
Monday 20th January 2014, 16:30
Just when you thought it was safe to venture out... Jedward’s Big Adventure is back on the CBBC channel, with 10 brand new episodes showcasing historical hot spots from around the UK.
The series is a rip-roaring ride through history with worldwide pop sensations John and Edward Grimes learning key facts at each destination and leading their own unique...
23 Dec 2013
From the world’s rarest beer and mushroom and seaweed chocolates to leopard-print Dutch bikes and books signed by famous authors, The Market Hall, in Shrewsbury, has become a destination for unusual gift ideas this Christmas.
Craft beer purists have been travelling from as far as London to get their hands on a bottle of the world’s rarest beer, Westvleteren 12, sold by the French crêperie, Les...
14 Dec 2013
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I spend far too much time in the Shrewsbury Coffee House, so when the opportunity to eat at a pop up restaurant came along I was straight there.
It was my first time at a pop up restaurant and I wasn't sure what to expect. On arrival we choose to sit on a long bench with the other diners, it's not often you sit with people you don't know in a restaurant...
06 Dec 2013
Shoppers are being urged to cast their votes to help Shrewsbury Market Hall secure the title of Britain’s Favourite Market.
Online voting in the national competition has now opened and will run throughout December.
The popular indoor market, which was narrowly beaten to the title two years ago, now hopes to go one better and scoop the top prize.
The search for Britain’s Favourite Market is part...
05 Dec 2013
Record numbers of visitors flooded through the gates at Attingham Park for its 9th annual Frost Fair.
More than 15,000 people visited the National Trust site over three days - the largest ever crowd experienced, and over 1,000 more visitors than last year.
General Manager Mark Agnew has praised the huge number of staff and volunteers, who worked hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
26 Nov 2013
More than 40 people planning to tie the knot came along to an open day at a country house in Shropshire.
And as a result of their visit to Leighton Hall, near Wroxeter on Sunday 6th October, three couples have already booked their big day with Historic House Weddings and several more have asked for further information.
Hannah Hall, owner of The Wroxeter Hotel, set up Historic House Weddings two...
21 Nov 2013
A Shropshire children’s hospice has benefitted from a funding boost to the tune of nearly £32,000 thanks to its long-term partnership with the county’s biggest music festival.
The organisers of Shrewsbury Folk Festival have revealed that visitors have helped Hope House Hospice to raise £31,985 since it became the event’s charity partner six years ago.
The cash goes towards music therapy...
13 Nov 2013
A wholefoods business that launched to carry on the mantle of one of Shrewsbury’s most popular health food shops, after it closed following 30 years in the town, has gone from strength to strength.
Snapdragon Wholefoods, based in Shrewsbury’s indoor market, is celebrating an expansion, a new apointment and its third year of trading.
The business, which stocks 100 different loose herbs and spices...
12 Nov 2013
Launched at this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show, The People’s Prize Photography Competition, sponsored by camera specialists Jessop’s, aimed to encourage youngsters to get creative with their lenses, inspiring some fantastic results.
With the theme “Shropshire in Bloom,” budding young photographers aged 18 years and under let their creativity blossom and got snapping across the county in the hope...