Oswestry

15 Aug 2017
Staff at Shropshire building contractor Pave Aways have raised more than £5,000 in memory of a colleague by trekking the length of Hadrian’s Wall - dressed as Roman soldiers. The team donned traditional tunics and metal helmets to complete the 90-mile coast to coast challenge in just three days to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The charity helped to build, and continues to fund, the Centre 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,...
30 May 2017
A street in Oswestry is to get new life as two empty shops are taken over. The former Clinton’s Cards in Cross Street is to become Nightingale House and the former Chrissie’s in the same street has been signed as a pop up shop called Jolt. The shops, both let by Halls Commercial, are due to be open in time for the town’s Food Festival in July. Rebecca Welch, of Halls, said: “These are two...
23 May 2017
An Oswestry-based financial specialist has joined an accountancy firm in Shropshire as it expands its payroll team. Emma Vollmer, who lives in Oswestry and specialises in payroll administration, has joined KEW Accountants to help with the firm’s growing workload. Karen Whitehead, managing director of KEW Accountants which works with clients across Shropshire, said she was delighted that Emma was...
28 Dec 2016
This is the third National Festival of LGBT History, which is taking place in Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter, Preston, london, York...and Shrewsbury (17th - 19th February)! On offer is another weekend of presentations, key note speakers, contributions from schools, entertainment, film and more!  Friday Night Launch - University Centre Shrewsbury - free, but ticketed...last...
05 Dec 2016
Bluebird Care Shropshire is supporting The Alzheimer's Society this Friday as they take part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. The company, which was recently graded ‘Good’ across the board by the Care Quality Commission, provides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, Ellesmere and the surrounding areas. It will be holding activities at...
28 Sep 2016
This friday the staff of the British Ironwork Centre will be baking up some sweet treats in order to raise funds for the wonderful ‘Macmillan’ Cancer Support charity. The delicious results will be on sale in the showroom on September 30th ( this Friday )between 9.00am-12.00pm to tempt our visitors. 50% of our coffee and cake sales , are being directly donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Funds...
11 Aug 2016
A charity which provides valuable life skills and safety advice to youngsters has won a £1,000 donation from leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes West Midlands. Shrewsbury and Oswestry Crucial Crew made a successful bid to the builder’s Community Champions Fund and says the cash will help fund an annual two-week event targeting pupils who are about to move on to secondary school. Alan Howls, who...
10 May 2016
Shropshire homes win praise from Care Quality Commission The Care Quality Commission has rated two Shropshire homes as delivering a ‘good’ standard of care. New Fairholme in Oswestry and Crowmoor House in Shrewsbury, which are both run by not-for-profit firm Coverage Care Services, received the assessments after unannounced visits in February. The inspectors made their findings after speaking to...
20 Apr 2016
A Shropshire Care Company has officially opened a new office in the heart of Oswestry and created a new management structure as part of its expansion. To cement its growth, the multi-award winning company, which is based in Bayston Hill, has invested in a new satellite office with new staff and has substantially grown its senior team. The company, which was established eight years ago, has been...
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