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17 Oct 2017
   Quite where the line is drawn between what makes an SUV an SUV, and what constitutes a crossover these days is hard to determine, but what can’t be argued is the fact that we car-buyers love ‘em – and especially so if they’re considered “premium”.    At the time a writing, and just a couple of weeks after their glitzy unveilings at The Frankfurt Motorshow, I can name at least another half-...
17 Aug 2017
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a collection of the newest and most mesmerising ocean films to the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday 20 September.   Get up close and personal with the world’s weirdest marine creatures, witness rarely seen footage of the least-explored depths of the planet, and meet the unique characters who dedicate their lives to the sea’s salt spray – all...
11 Aug 2017
     The last time I drove a SEAT Ateca was in Manchester, as part of its UK launch, and like many motoring writer that day I returned full of praise for what is the Spanish manufacturer’s first foray into the ever-growing, and indeed ever-popular, family SUV market place.    It was Autocar Magazine however that really put the Ateca on the map by bestowing upon it their “Game changer Award”; one...
01 Aug 2017
What is Ride+Stride? Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family! Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for...
16 Jul 2017
    A friend of mine, we’ll call him Tim, often asks me if I can come up with a one word review for the car I’m currently driving. Over the years I’ve used words such as imperious, luxurious, capable, charming, swift, brilliant, stunning, dreadful, awful, excellent, challenging, and many more besides to succinctly describe my feelings for everything from Adams to Audis, Fiesta to Ferraris,...
Shrewsbury Open Studios. June 2017  3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th
06 May 2017
Welcome to Shrewsbury Open Studios. An informal organisation of professional artists, designers and makers. Enjoy seeing original works of art? Curious about how and where artists and makers work, the materials they use, and how they get their ideas? Shrewsbury is full of creative people, and the Open Studios events give you the chance to meet some of them, and see their work close-up. Opening...
14 Apr 2017
      We car buyers are a fickle and fashion led bunch. Not so long ago we snapped-up MPVs like… well, they were going out of fashion. No self-respecting school run parent was without a Sharan, a Galaxy, a Touran, an S-Max, an Alhambra, a Zafira, a Carens… Or of course an Espace or Grand Scenic, it was after all Renault and their Espace that kicked this whole mono-box family mini-bus thing off in...
29 Mar 2017
   Another week, another SUV. Or is this one a cross-over? The line between the two seems to become ever blurred as more and more manufacturers get in on the act of making higher riding machines that offer – or at least appear to offer – varying modicums of off-road prowess. Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati and even Rolls-Royce all now have, or are soon to have, SUVs in their luxury...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
Marie McCreadie and her daughter Nikki
06 Mar 2017
A Telford businesswoman at the helm of two cleaning companies has spoken out against a practice which sees nearly a million workers in the UK not guaranteed regular hours. Marie McCreadie, managing director of MR Cleaning Supplies and Cleveland Cleaning, does not offer zero hours contracts to any of her staff and has pledged to keep this policy in place. Currently MR Cleaning Supplies employ 84...
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