22 Jun 2013


A local security provider is celebrating the success of its apprenticeship programme by marking the anniversary of its first full-time apprentice joining the company.

Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton-based Taybar Ltd is celebrating the one year anniversary of apprentice and former Thomas Adams School pupil, Chloe Humphreys, as well as...

21 Jun 2013


International comedian and comedy A-lister Dylan Moran is to bring the Shrewsbury Fields Forever festival to a laughing finale as he is set to headline the Sunday Jestival tent at this year’s show.

After the successful introduction of a comedy tent to the 2012 festival, this year’s comedy...

20 Jun 2013

A PA at a Shropshire driver education company who steers the organisation’s charity raising has won an award for her efforts.

Nicola Rees, PA to the directors at the award winning TTC Group, received the Employee of the Month award and a £50 voucher after winning the votes of colleagues.

She regularly organises the Telford firm’s charity raising which has collected thousands of...

20 Jun 2013

A Shropshire care home is celebrating the success of a global link-up which saw two of its key members of staff passing on their expertise and knowledge to carers in Hong Kong and Australia.
Mandy Thorn, who is managing director of The Uplands at Oxon nursing home in Shrewsbury, and nurse manager Carey Bloomer, recently returned from the globe-trotting trip having made a big impression...

19 Jun 2013

Twice platinum selling British indie heavyweights Athlete are confirmed to perform at Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival this September – in what is promised to be their biggest and strongest line up yet.

Since bouncing to prominence seven years ago with the spirited, electro-tinged, indie-pop of their Mercury-nominated debut, ‘Vehicles and Animals’, Athlete have established themselves...

18 Jun 2013

A Shropshire care company is raising awareness of the dangers of falling for elderly and vulnerable people by holding a jam-packed community drop-in tea party with a host of experts on hand.
Bluebird Care, which  offers a professional home care service enabling clients to stay in their own homes and live as independently as possible, will also be taking the tea party to clients around...

18 Jun 2013

This is the report of a win by Shrewsbury CC in the West Midlands League. 4 games to 3 against Stourbridge at Shrewsbury's home ground at Monkmoor.

The photograph has nothing whatsoever to do with that match but I thought you'd like to see what Jim Penny - left out of the last blog picture because he was busy eating bacon butties and a close-up of that might not have passed the censor...

18 Jun 2013

Customers at a Shrewsbury shop will be able to experience fashion and food from around the world at an event this week.
ZigZag womenswear is hosting an international celebration at its premises in The Parade Shopping Centre on Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22.
“We have increased our range of clothes from around the globe and now sell brands from around 20 different countries...

18 Jun 2013


A local firm of solicitors is celebrating a quarter of a century of continued service from one of its employees.

Shropshire-based PCB Solicitors has honoured one of its longest serving employees, Alison Haughton a Licensed Conveyancer based in its Shrewsbury office, with a special commemorative watch.

Alison began her...

17 Jun 2013

A simple tweet message by Shropshire Disability Network asking if someone would run Lake Vrynwy Half Marathon on September 15th resulted in an offer by SDN Member & now a Volunteer to run Shrewsbury Marathon much to the delight of the Fund-raising Sub Group Group. Ruby Hartshorn, Press/Publicity Officer told us this week “This was great news for SDN, Vic from Church Stretton has severe...


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