Shrewsbury

27 Jun 2017
A Shrewsbury College student scoops first place at National barbering competition. James Roberts, 16 from Bridgnorth got through to the finals of The British Barbers’ Association, National Student Barber of the Year 2017 last month, after stiff competition from other students across the UK. Following a photographic competition, which had over 380 entries from colleges and training providers...
27 Jun 2017
A restaurateur who moved away to study has returned to his hometown to take on an iconic building. Harry Wyatt, 27, opened House of Grain - formerly The Cornhouse - on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, this week (June 15) after spending around four months renovating the building. Harry, from Underdale, quit his job on a management graduate programme in Manchester and moved back in with his mum in Shrewsbury...
25 Jun 2017
The Shrewsbury Colleges Group Equality & Diversity Committee has recognised students who have overcome adversity for the fourth year running through the ‘Star Awards’. Adversity takes many forms and the Awards were open to any student (including Higher Education) or apprentice across the Group, who has faced a difficult or unpleasant situation this year and has overcome obstacles and risen to...
23 Jun 2017
Music Technology students at Shrewsbury College were rewarded for their efforts at their annual awards ceremony this week - with one scooping the main accolade named after former Charlatans’ drummer, Jon Brookes. The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour was established after Mr Brookes, former drummer with world-renowned British Indie band The Charlatans, became affiliated with the College when he...
20 Jun 2017
A French-themed reception to launch Beaufort Ridge, a stylish new development by Morris & Co Homes on The Mount, Shrewsbury, proved a winner in more ways than one. Guests at the preview were bowled over by the quality of the 11 four and five bedroom detached houses, and two lucky guests were presented with a Le Creuset pot worth £140 and a £50 Côte Brasserie voucher to celebrate the theme of...
14 Jun 2017
A residential home in Shrewsbury is opening its doors to the public this month as part of the National Care Home Open Day scheme. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Belle Vue, which is run by Coverage Care Services, is inviting people to join residents for afternoon tea and a tour around the gardens on June 23 from 3.30pm to 5pm. It will also be an opportunity for potential residents and their...
31 May 2017
A major £1.5 million scheme to provide a café, shop, heritage centre and improved accommodation for priests at Shrewsbury’s Roman Catholic Cathedral has been completed by a local company with specialist skills. Shrewsbury-based Morris Property, supported by its Morris Joinery team, carried out the demolition, rebuilding and refurbishment work over 11 months, carefully respecting its heritage. Two...
30 May 2017
An award-winning Shrewsbury artist and illustrator will be one of around 30 creative people showcasing their work at the county town’s summer ‘Open Studios’ events. Linda Edwards, whose work includes her range of ’Sunny Side Art’ prints, gifts and cards, featuring illustrations of Shewsbury’s streets and Shropshire landmarks, will be taking part in the two weekends on June 3-4 and June 10-11. “...
30 May 2017
A school in Shrewsbury is celebrating double success after travelling to the south of the county to compete in cricket and rounders tournaments. The under-11 boys from Prestfelde School got their season off to the best possible start by winning the Moor Park cricket tournament for the third time in four years, while the under-11 girls also got their rounders campaign off to a flying start. The...
24 May 2017
A family firm which manufactures vacuum lifting equipment, parts and components is to relocate to Shrewsbury’s Vanguard Park so it can expand and grow the business. Danvac has bought the last remaining unit of the Plot 19 development at the region’s premier trade park developed by Morris Properties. The materials handling company, which works with the glass, metal, wood and concrete industries,...
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