Christmas

14 Dec 2017
It’s the eternal problem at this time of year – what to give the person who has everything? If you’ve decided to make cash gifts to family, friends or charity this Christmas, a Shropshire lawyer has issued important advice. Andrew Vernon, a Partner in the Wills, Probate & Lifetime Planning Department at FBC Manby Bowdler, said more people should be aiming to maximise their opportunities for...
Help Santa find his elves in Shrewsbury
06 Dec 2017
A fun seasonal search has been launched to find Santa’s Elves who have run off from the North Pole to seek adventure in Shrewsbury town centre. A dozen of the distinctive 12-inch characters are hiding out in shop windows and shopping centres and the challenge, organised by Shrewsbury BID, is to spot eight of them for the chance to win great prizes. Special ‘Help Santa Find his Elves’ leaflets/...
Shrewsbury Abbey to host caring Christmas celebration
05 Dec 2017
Words and music designed to stir memories and look ahead to the festive season will feature in a special service at Shrewsbury Abbey created by and for the residents of Morris Care’s six care homes. Around 250 invited residents, staff, family and friends are expected at the Victorian Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday 12 December. Some will dress in Dickensian themed costume to celebrate the...
Ian Swindell of Lunts Pharmacies says Christmas falling on a Monday means there is even less time to sort medication
30 Nov 2017
Residents across Shropshire are being urged to try and reduce the number of emergency calls made to Shropdoc this Christmas by making sure they have ordered any prescriptions for medicine by the end of this week. Every year Shropdoc receives thousands of calls over the festive period from residents requiring medical assistance. But, Ian Swindell, pharmacist for Lunts Pharmacies which has premises...
Nita from Appleyards
28 Nov 2017
Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has stepped in to co-ordinate and sponsor the mini Christmas trees giving festive sparkle to town centre businesses and shops. The BID acted to maintain the popular tradition after the previous partner came to the end of its successful co-ordination of the event. It has also reduced the costs for businesses taking part from £55.20 to £40. More than...
24 Oct 2017
The first print run of the annual Shrewsbury Calendar from local photographer Adam Telford has already sold out. Shrewsbury town enthusiasts and appreciators are encouraged to reserve their copies ASAP! This year’s calendar, once again produced by Adam via his successful photography business APT Photography - features another stunning array of images which highlight Shrewsbury’s unique beauty at...
Sarah Knowles and Fran Robinson at Big Little Things are celebrating
20 Oct 2017
A booming Shropshire firm is celebrating a successful two years at their shop by teaming up with a National Trust property. Big Little Things, a florist and gift shop in Norton, was asked by bosses at Dudmaston Hall in Quatt, Bridgnorth, to host a Christmas wreath workshop there. The company, which has grown from two to six members of staff since they opened their shop in the courtyard of Apley...
23 Dec 2016
Severnside Housing’s Community Chest Fund has granted funding to Shrewsbury Food Bank to deliver Christmas food parcels to those most in need this Christmas. The Shrewsbury Food Bank, based in Longden Coleham, applied to Severnside’s Community Chest Fund for funding after identifying 50 vulnerable families who they felt needed extra help this Christmas.  Following consultation with the Community...
29 Nov 2016
Shrewsbury Abbey is to host a special, heart-warming Christmas Carols Service created by and for the residents of Morris Care’s six care homes to celebrate in a traditional and personal style. Over 200 invited residents, staff, family and friends will join in the festivities on Tuesday 13 December, with readings and music chosen by the Homes. Christmas songs from Shropshire Brass Quintet, mince...
07 Nov 2016
Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury on 26th November 10am-3.30pm. There will be lots of lovely stall holders selling Christmas gifts, plus mulled wine and cakes to get you in the mood for Christmas!  All this pre-Christmas spirit, whilst supporting the vital services provided by the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity.
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