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08 Jun 2013

The catering team at a Shrewsbury school has been named as winner of a new national award.

The staff at Prestfelde School, in London Road, led by chef-manager Spiro Milatos, have been presented with the first ‘Wilson Vale Achievement Award’.

They were singled out from 70 Wilson Vale catering operations nationwide to receive the award.

Judged under several categories,...

08 Jun 2013

Hawkstone Park Follies is set for an action-packed Father’s Day this Sunday 16th June 2013. The historic woodland fantasy in Shropshire with its cliffs, crags and caves makes it a unique setting for adventurous dads to spend quality time with their little explorers.

Visitors can test their survival skills with den building activities taking place by the 200-year-old monument nestled in...

07 Jun 2013

Some jobs are destined to take you to the top of the world, and that’s just where Caroline Wellon has found herself in her new job as Park Manager of Hawkstone Park Follies.

The park’s magical landscape and dramatic terrain offers unrivalled views across the Shropshire countryside.  Caroline’s role incorporates overseeing the whole visitor experience which includes four miles of...

07 Jun 2013

A Shropshire food centre is hosting an ‘Alternative Ascot’ this month, when all the excitement and glamour of Ladies Day will be re-created.

Heart of England fine foods (HEFF) is behind the event to be held on June 20 at their headquarters in Battlefield, Shrewsbury.

“This is our local alternative to Ladies Day and we expect it will be just as enjoyable as actually going to the...

07 Jun 2013

The new ale brewed by Hobsons Brewery especially for the Ludlow Arts Festival,  which is now only 3 weeks away,  has been named – Ludlow Festival Ale with a catchy strapeline of “Arty Farty Ale”.

Following a naming competition run last month, local ale drinker Mike Quigley of Ludlow came up with the name Ludlow Festival Ale. “After reading about the competition, I took a few days to...

06 Jun 2013

The photo shows a critical moment in an important match between Shrewsbury Croquet Club and Pendle CC, in the first round (and for Shrewsbury, sadly, the last round) of the Secretary's Shield, a prestigious competition between clubs that have headed their local leagues in the previous season.

As West Midland winners last year (and for several consecutive years), Shrewsbury had high...

05 Jun 2013

The launch of Shrewsburys Green Guide has been hailed a resounding success. The website helps local residents by providing a directory of organisations and services that promote a green life style. 

Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth used the Square to promote the new guide by demoing the site to visitors and shoppers.


04 Jun 2013

A Shropshire home builder has appointed its first apprentice, with the long-term aim of creating a managerial position at the end of his training.

19-year-old Michael Box will be working towards a City & Guilds, NVQ level two and three in carpentry at Shrewsbury based Saxonby. He is currently dividing his time between working at the company’s Liverpool Road development in...

03 Jun 2013

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski unexpectedly joined in the Hope House zip wire challenge yesterday [Sunday 02 June 2013] after a local businessman offered to donate £1,000 to see him take part.

The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury was the venue for the latest fundraising event with many thousands of pounds being raised by local people to support this amazing charity.


03 Jun 2013

A thriving recycling company is celebrating after securing a hugely prestigious accolade at a leading industry ceremony last week, which recognises the best businesses across the entire recycling sector UK-wide.

JBS Fibre Recovery, the largest independent mattress recycler in the UK, was awarded Recycling Business of the Year at the Let’s Recycle Awards for Excellence in Recycling and...


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