Shropshire

23 May 2018
A leading care provider is to mark Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) by rolling out an awareness campaign in its six nursing homes to encourage more people to become Dementia Friends. Morris Care, which has six nursing homes in Shropshire and Cheshire, will engage all new members of staff in the Alzheimer’s Society initiative, Dementia Friends, as part of their induction. From carers to...
22 May 2018
A mix of independent and major brands which have just opened in Shrewsbury, having taken on vacant units, have been welcomed by Seb Slater, Executive Director of Shrewsbury BID. Internationally acclaimed coffee and sandwich chain Pret a Manger took over the revamped former Bank store in Pride Hill in the same week that burger brand Wimpy opened a 100-seat venue in Claremont Street. Seb Slater...
22 May 2018
Unknown to many outside of Shropshire, our countryside boasts qualities and beauty that creates a paradise for cyclists. Typically locations like Yorkshire and the Cotswolds are areas that amass fame in cycling, so areas around Shrewsbury remain a close guarded secret. Here are four reasons as to why Shropshire is a county to recognise for two wheeled lovers. Countryside and terrain Leading out...
21 May 2018
Shrewsbury Flower Show has been shortlisted for the final of the UK’s Favourite Flower and Garden Festival Award - but needs assistance urgently from the public to help scoop the winning title.   The show, which will be held on August 10 and 11, is among 12 locations in the running for the award in an online voting competition, but time is short and votes need to be cast as soon as possible.  ...
21 May 2018
Final preparations are underway for the first three-day elite cycling race through the Shropshire countryside this weekend. Organisers are expecting hundreds of spectators to watch the Giro Del Mon, which will take place from May 26-28. One of the highlights of the event will be a day of racing at RAF Shawbury to celebrate the RAF’s 100 year anniversary. Live updates will be available on the Giro...
17 May 2018
This September, a new round of degree-level courses will begin at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, which has been successfully teaching higher education (HE) courses for over 20 years. Among the full and part-time courses on offer are a Foundation Degree in Sports and Physical Education, HNC in Performing Arts, 13 engineering and construction degrees including a Foundation Degree in Mechanical...
Professor John Buckley and Cindy Lim
16 May 2018
A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) postgraduate student has presented her research on improving people’s heart and lung health to clinicians and scientists at one of the world’s most respected cardiovascular disease prevention conferences. Cindy Lim, who is a physiotherapist based at the Singapore Heart Foundation and one of UCS’s first international Masters’ students studying Exercise Medicine...
Book and flowers
16 May 2018
A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) study day will explore the work of two writers who found inspiration in very different regions of the Midlands. The ‘Writing the Midlands: A Sense of Place in the Works of Mary Webb and Arnold Bennett’ event will take place at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, on Saturday May 26, from 10am to 4pm. Professor Deborah Wynne from UCS, one of the...
14 May 2018
Morris Care ‘said it with flowers’ to recognise the dedication of their Nurses and mark International Nurses Day on Saturday 12th May. The leading care provider delivered beautiful bouquets to the nursing stations at its six nursing homes in Shropshire and Cheshire with a personal note from Director, Timothy Morris. The valued contribution of nurses all over the world is celebrated every year on...
Napoleon Bonaparte
03 May 2018
Art and history enthusiasts are invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to find out how “all is not as it appears” in France’s past when it is portrayed through images. Professor Claire Griffiths will present a free talk at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 1pm on Wednesday May 16, exploring ‘Revolutions in Art: Reality and Subterfuge in Painting French History’. Claire is...
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