Shropshire

18 Sep 2018
A Shropshire farmer is taking on a marathon cycling challenge from London to Paris this month to raise money for the fight against blood cancers. Richard Gough, from Fenemere, near Shrewsbury, will be tackling the route over four days from September 20 and money raised from the London 2 Paris 2018 challenge event will go to Cure Leukaemia. Richard, a trustee of the West Midlands Agricultural...
Alistair O'Brien
16 Sep 2018
Acing their computer science A-Level has earned two Ellesmere College students a prestigious prize. Maks Graczyk and Alistair O’Brien will be rewarded with a trip to Bath and a prize for scoring among the top 50 students across the country in the AQA Computer Science A-Level course. Maks, who is from Jeziora in Poland, not only achieved an A* in Computer Science but attained the top grade in his...
Edina Jones enjoys VR headsets produced by Ellesmere College which are being used around the world
13 Sep 2018
Virtual reality technology is helping to bring a Shropshire school to life in homes across the globe. Potential students of Ellesmere College can now experience just what it is like to walk around the campus in north Shropshire while sat in their bedroom in China, Russia, Malaysia and many other countries. The forward-thinking College has developed personalised branded VR headsets to send around...
Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff from Lunts pharmacy at Roushill where you can get a free blood pressure check this month
13 Sep 2018
A pharmacy in Shrewsbury is urging residents in the town to have a free blood pressure check and not just rely on an internet quiz. September is a month of action at Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill and last year they carried out around 60 blood pressure checks - but staff want more people to come in for one this year following the rise of an NHS website check. The heart age check was in the news last...
10 Sep 2018
GAME is returning to Shrewsbury after a six month absence from the town.  The new store will be on Shoplatch under the Market Hall and still prides itself on being the UK's leading games retailer with great deals on video games, consoles, phones, accessories and more.  The new Shrewsbury GAME Store Manager Rob Walker said “It’s unbelievable to be back and a part of this amazing community. Myself...
05 Sep 2018
A Shropshire company coming to the aid of job seekers and employers is also smoothing the career path of the next generation of workers by taking on eight new apprentices. DM Recruitment has offices in Shrewsbury, Stafford and Welshpool and is committed to ensuring youngsters get the best possible start to their working life by providing them with invaluable work experience. The eight new...
04 Sep 2018
Guests at an Alice in Wonderland themed event are set to be grinning from ear to ear. The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea will be held at The Wroxeter Hotel on Saturday, September 15th, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Themed around Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, the event takes place inside the venue’s giant tipis in the grounds. Food will include sandwiches, jam tarts, macaroons, sausage rolls and homemade...
Liam Holohan, left, on the podium after coming third in the 2018 Haute Route Alps
03 Sep 2018
After a fierce battle on the French roads, a Shropshire cyclist has finished on the podium in the 2018 Haute Route Alps. Liam Holohan, of Rhino Velo Race Team, came third overall, just missing out on first and second place to Italian Carlo Fino and Australian Tristan Cardew, making him the fastest Brit in the race. The event saw 400 riders cycle nearly 800 km, climb more than 20,000 metres in...
16 Aug 2018
Morris Care’s Stretton Hall in Church Stretton, Shropshire, held a ‘Platinum Party’ for a special couple on their 70th wedding anniversary.   Neville Mansfield, aged 92, and wife Joyce, aged 91, were joined by their friends, family and fellow residents to commemorate an incredible 70 years together as a happily married couple. Residents were cordially invited to attend the celebrations where...
23 Jul 2018
An innovative eco business that turns food waste into renewable energy has enlisted leading contractor Morris Property to help deliver a £3 million expansion at its Staffordshire farm. Lower Reule Bioenergy Ltd is to move its food waste collection and first-step processing operations from Four Ashes, Wolverhampton, to Gnosall, where its anaerobic digestion plant is based. The plant recycles food...
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