Top Stories for May 2013

Hagley Car Club display at Shrewsbury…

Hagley Car Club, organisers of competitions at Loton Park, at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, is staging a large display next week in the car park of Meole Brace Retail Park in Shrewsbury.
The event takes place from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 12th May and will feature a wide range of competition vehicles, from motorcycles, road-going saloon and sports cars, through to purpose-built specialist racing cars.

Club member and event organiser Jane Salisbury said: “We would really like to encourage more women to take part in motorsport, whether that be competing or as a volunteer marshal...

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May Day celebrations at Shropshire hotel to raise funds for local church

A traditional May Day Fayre will take place at a Shropshire hotel to raise much-needed funds for a county church.

The event on May 6 (Bank Holiday Monday) will celebrate a great British tradition with a day out for all the family at The Wroxeter Hotel, between Shrewsbury and Telford.

All funds raised will go to St Mary the Virgin, Eaton Constantine’s parish church.

“It will include traditional May Day fun,” said Hannah Hall of The Wroxeter Hotel. “We have hosted the event for three years now and it’s always been very popular.

“We’re excited to have it here again...

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New Solicitor Joins Lanyon Bowdler's Personal Injury Team

An experienced personal injury solicitor has joined Shrewsbury legal practice Lanyon Bowdler.

Liz Hoskin, who was raised and educated in north Shropshire, is an accredited Senior Litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  Her areas of specialism include claims on behalf of the elderly as a result of abuse or neglect in care homes or hospitals, defective product claims, and complex cases involving accidents at work and road traffic accidents.  Liz qualified as a solicitor in 2001, following which she has worked solely on behalf of injured people.


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Mums-to-be in Shropshire

Pregnancy is an exciting time but for many women it also comes with an aching back, stiff shoulders and sore hips.

Now a Shropshire-based therapeutic aromatherapy and massage practice is offering mums-to-be a chance to relax and take some of the pressure off their tired feet.

Owner of Revive Aromatherapy Jen Hawkins has just completed an advanced qualification in aromatherapy and pregnancy massage and to celebrate she is asking blossoming pregnant women to tell her in 100 words why they would benefit from pregnancy massage - with the winning mum-to-be receiving a free...

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Exclusive fitness studio in Telford celebrates 60 per cent boom in business

Business is booming at a Shropshire personal training studio as people ditch New Year gym memberships to look for an alternative way to get fit.

Gareth Connell and Maz Bedson, who run Purity Health and Fitness in Wellington, said they had been inundated with people fed up at not achieving their fitness goals just four months after joining a conventional gym.

The boom has resulted in their custom base increasing by 60 per cent compared to this time last year.

Gareth said: “A number of the people who have come to us have jumped in and paid upfront for 12 months...

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Shrewsbury furniture store bosses back return of annual town regatta

Bosses at Shropshire’s largest independent furniture store have backed the return of the county regatta by helping to sponsor the popular rowing event after last year’s event was called off due to floods.

Alan Ward will be giving its support to the Shrewsbury Regatta for the first time.

And organisers are hoping it will help to make the Shrewsbury event on May 11 and 12 even more successful in 2013 after they were forced to call it off last year because of flooding.

Kathy Lesser, marketing manager at Alan Ward, said: “We are delighted to be involved with such an...

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Serenity £40,000 Refurbishment

Dozens of people from across the county turned out to celebrate the opening of the exclusive new spa facilities at Serenity in Shrewsbury this week.

Guests to the wellness spa situated in one of the town’s historic buildings near Shrewsbury Castle enjoyed drinks and canapes while touring the brand new Sanctuary Spa, complete with Salt Cave and Arabian Rasul.

The £40,000 refurbishment of the spa took place over Easter and guests at the launch event on Thursday evening (April 25th) were able to enjoy complimentary beauty treatments along with a taster of the hot-rock style food...

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Citroen C3 VTR

It’s been said that there’s no such thing as a bad car anymore. Regardless of what you’ve got, or how much you paid for it the chances are your car is comfortable, safe and reliable. No matter how much you abuse it, it starts in the morning. Whether you wash it or not, it doesn’t rust. Love it or hate it your car does exactly what you bought it for; it transports you in relative comfort, reliably, whenever you call upon it to do so.

And that’s all down to technology: Whether you drive a supermini or a supercar you can rest assured that an army of sensors and electrickery will keep...

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Short Croquet

The weekend of April 20/21 saw the first event on Shrewsbury croquet club's calendar, the annual Short Croquet tournament. On Saturday the high handicapped players were in action and Isobel Ellerslie took the winner's trophy.

The above line-up is of Sunday's more advanced croqueteers, with John Jennings holding the Ludlow Mallet, awarded to the day's winner, while Edward Knapton came second in a tight contest. Manager Tony Hudson is on the right. In one month's time the 14 point weekend will be held.

Prospective members should phone 01939 233 196.

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Leading Shropshire nursery school given opportunity to expand

A £1.5 million fund launched a year ago in order to breathe new life in to redundant buildings across Herefordshire and Shropshire, is celebrating its first year with the announcement that grants totalling over half a million pounds have already been awarded, and in the region of 110 new jobs will be created as a result.  

The Marches Redundant Building Grant Scheme (RBG) was launched to give small businesses and start-ups across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin the opportunity to bid for grants that would bring unused buildings back into productive economic use.  ...

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