14 Jun 2013


Wildlife enthusiast Ted Barber recently became aware that something was stealing fish from his pond. He erected night-time surveillance cameras in hopes of catching the mystery thief red-handed.

The culprit turned out to be a large male otter, attracted to the easy pickings in his carp pond. Mr Barber...

14 Jun 2013

Sainsbury’s of Meole Brace Retail Park in Shrewsbury is staging a display in its superstore entrance in support of National Carers Week, to highlight and showcase work done by the Carers Support Group of Shropshire Rural Community Council in assisting the hidden army of over 34,000 carers in the county who look after a partner, neighbour, friend or relative. Pictured with the display are Lisa...

13 Jun 2013

Mates’ rates are a great thing.  It feels good to be able to support your friends, people in the same part of the world or the same line of work as you, people you like.

But there can be a problem, and I think it’s a peculiarly British one.

It can be hard to ask for ‘mates’ rates’, because you don’t want to be perceived as taking advantage of a friendship.

Also, I’ve found...

13 Jun 2013

Staff at the Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre have said a big thank
you to Sarah and Steve Tidmarsh for their recent donation of £178. The couple raised the money by asking people who attended the 3rd Birthday Party of  their twins; Jack and Francesca to make donations to the Centre’s ‘Hope for Life Support Group’ instead of buying presents.  This is the second donation the...

13 Jun 2013

Work is well underway to create six new departments at Shropshire’s largest independent furniture store as part of a £100,000 redevelopment programme to put the store on the map for gifts and home accessories.
This is the first step in a complete revamp of the ground floor at Alan Ward in Shrewsbury and creates three new jobs for the town.
The redesign, due to be finished at the...

12 Jun 2013

A Shropshire artist’s nine-month project to create a wallpaper made up of photographs of hundreds of women’s breasts has gone on show in Birmingham.

Sam Pooley this week unveiled her wallpaper installation at the Birmingham City University Fine Art Degree Show.

A total of 840 women from Shropshire and around the country had volunteered to take part. The images of 264 women were...

12 Jun 2013

A Nearly New Children's Table Top Sale to raise funds for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Neonatal Unit is being held later this month.

The event will take place at The Grove School in Market Drayton on 22 June 2013, from 10am until noon. People are asked to make a 50p donation to the Neonatal Unit on entry.

It is the latest of a series of events that have been organised by...

12 Jun 2013

Discover more about the many animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday, 20th July. Chat to their keepers, watch the horses being harnessed, meet the pigs and see the chickens in their enclosure behind the New Inn.

A highlight will be a special talk about the horses and their care outside the printer’s workshop by their keeper; afterwards...

12 Jun 2013

Shrewsbury College students will showcase their creative talent next week and stage their annual End of Year Fashion Show at Theatre Severn.

The glamorous event will take place at the Shrewsbury theatre on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June at 7.30pm. There will also be a free matinee show for Shropshire schoolchildren at 1.15pm on Thursday 20 June.

Shrewsbury College’s Programme...

11 Jun 2013

Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday, 15th June. Chat to their keepers, watch harnessing demonstrations and see the farrier at work shoeing horses in the blacksmiths forge. Then join with the residents and take a ride around the town in the horse-drawn open carriage.

A highlight will be a special talk...


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