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28 Jun 2013

Four Shropshire mums - and visitors to an annual county agricultural show - have raised the funds to buy brand new books for poorly youngsters to enjoy.

Kate L’argent, of Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury, Tracey Thomas, of Meole Village, Shrewsbury, Kath Saunders, of Telford Estate, Shrewsbury, and Rhea Alton, of Bayston Hill, launched the fundraising drive at the Shropshire County Show on...

27 Jun 2013

A Shropshire father is running 200 miles in just one month to raise funds for the neonatal unit which cared for his extremely premature daughter.

Poppy Richards was born at just 24 weeks gestation in 2010. Weighing only 1lb 7oz, she was critically ill and unable to breathe unaided. Although the outlook was bleak, the Neonatal Unit took amazing care of her during her 100 day stay there....

26 Jun 2013

We have a new method of coaching at Shrewsbury Croquet Club:  Group teaching is out; new members or prospective members are taken under the wing of one or two established players and given intensive, individual training geared to their aptitude - or otherwise - for the game.

Once the basics have been explained and understood a simple game of doubles is played with each newcomer...

26 Jun 2013

As You Like It by William Shakespeare will be performed outdoors in the grounds of Shrewsbury High School this summer when The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to the town by popular demand and as part of Shrewsbury Summer Season. Tuesday 13 August will see the UK’s premier open-air touring theatre company present Shakespeare’s best loved comedies as it would have been in the Bard’s day - in...

24 Jun 2013

A world of alternative cinema will soon be making its way onto big screens across Shropshire, along with cinema ‘pop ups’ in unexpected places, and a series of fascinating introductory talks on the genres of Documentary Film, World Cinema and Artists’ Moving Image.

Adventures in Alternative Cinema is an initiative of Wem Town Hall...

21 Jun 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 Company....

21 Jun 2013

Guest post by UFOlogist Darren Perks.

I welcome this final release, and although I believe that not 'all' documents will have been released as some will no doubt have been kept back due to the information contained in them, its always good to see letters and responses in these files from the MoD.

I disagree with their...

20 Jun 2013

A teenage entrepreneur who set up his business with support from Telford-based Young Britain has unveiled ambitious plans to create up to 150 jobs over the next 18 months.

Jordan Bowen, the founder of Jacob’s Jams and Spices Ltd, is already in talks with a high-end retail store to produce and supply authentic Asian food products. 

And the 18-year-old, whose fledgling company in...

20 Jun 2013

Two Shrewsbury police officers who pulled a semi conscious motorist to safety seconds before his car was engulfed in flames after a road crash in Telford have been praised for their bravery.

Alex Saxton and Tim Blackham received the Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for conspicuous bravery while saving life from fire.

Making the award, Paul Raymond said: This is a very rare award...

20 Jun 2013

Shrewsbury Flower Show has just announced that renowned Food Writer and Chef, Sean Bird will be appearing at the show on the 9th and 10th of August 2013.

The ever popular food writer and columnist, originally from Shropshire has had an impressive culinary career before gaining recognition for his original self penned seasonal recipes that now appear in many local, national and...

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