11 Jul 2013

A local solicitor is urging local residents to gain legal advice before using a ‘DIY’ divorce package, following a predicted surge in those going it alone.

The rise in DIY divorces follows the removal of legal aid in April, which provided a vital lifeline to over 120,000 families a year who go through the breakdown of a marriage. Sandy Edwards, Family Solicitor at Telford-based PCB...

09 Jul 2013

Almost 50 individuals and teams from across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have been honoured in the national NHS Heroes scheme.
The recognition scheme was launched last year to celebrate the daily efforts of staff covering everything that they do on a daily basis that really makes a difference for both our patients and colleagues.
In the first two rounds of NHS...

08 Jul 2013

More than 90 higher education students1 were recognised at Shrewsbury College of Art & Technology’s annual cap and gown ceremony last week [Friday 5 July].

Graduates came together for the Higher Awards Ceremony, which has become a major event in the College’s calendar. The ceremony was held at St Chad’s Church and was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury. Business Board...

08 Jul 2013


A charity that has run Almhouses in Shrewsbury since 1444 today met with a Government Minister to advise of their expertise in the sector whilst lobbying for better regulations and provisions for Almshouses.

The charitable work of the Drapers has been continuous since 1444 when they established almshouses for widows and spinsters who received money, fuel and clothing from the...

07 Jul 2013

An independent youth arts charity working across Shropshire is appealing for new trustees to join their existing board, presenting an opportunity for local people to get involved with one of the County’s most prominent entertainment venues and community arts organisations.

The Hive is based in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre and works across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the...

07 Jul 2013

The Adventure Rope Course in Shrewsbury has been hailed as one of the top 10% best performing businesses in the world by TripAdvisor.

The Adventure Rope Course – a multi-activity adventure centre based in the grounds of the Mercure Albrighton Hall Hotel in Shrewsbury today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. This prestigious award is only...

06 Jul 2013


elford has welcomed the Chief Executive of VisitEngland to officially launch the first ever Tourism and Leisure Awards for the region.

James Berresford joined tourism chiefs from across Telford and Shropshire to unveil the scheme which has been designed to showcase the very best that the region has to offer, and to recognise and reward the tourism industry’s finest.


06 Jul 2013

See how a signal box works, witness restoration work in action and get on board a diesel train cab – all part of a special Peep Behind the Scenes day at the Severn Valley Railway.
SVR will be opening its engine shed doors for the much-anticipated event, on Saturday, 20th July, offering visitors the chance to see what goes on throughout the year to keep the attraction running.

06 Jul 2013

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s archaeology team, supported by volunteers, are inviting visitors to join in a fantastic range of activities, many of which are free, during the Festival of Archaeology 13th – 28th July. This national Festival is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and is a great opportunity to discover your inner archaeologist and to meet the experts. Whether you...

05 Jul 2013

A newlywed Shropshire couple wowed party guests with a unique attraction - the world’s only giant bouncy castle in the shape of a JCB.

George and Emma Fenton, who had previously married at Olu Deniz, The Blue Lagoon in Turkey, threw an unusual and lavish blessing celebration for family and friends at The Wroxeter Hotel on Saturday 29th June 2013.

The enormous inflatable, a one...


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