Fantastic – let’s recycle more plastic

Residents across Shropshire are now recycling a wider range of plastic.  Since the start of October 2012, Shropshire Council, has been able to collect most types of household plastic food and drinks packaging.  Simply wash and squash and put your plastic pots, tubs and trays into your recycling box along with your plastic bottles, tins and cans.

Every household has received a leaflet which explains what they need to do.  The following items can be recycled as part of the recycling collection service:

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Special Prize for Client to Mark Six Years for Shropshire Business

A loyal client at a Shropshire aromatherapy practice was all smiles after scooping a special prize to mark the practice’s sixth year in business.

Revive Aromatherapy, based in the Parade Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury, launched in 2006 after Jen Hawkins decided to give up her role as head of English in a secondary school and follow her dream.

And to mark six years of successful trading Jen teamed up with Nigel and Sharon Huxley at Draper’s Hall in Shrewsbury to offer one client a special gift.

Saxonby Director Appointed to Voluntary New Role with Strategic Public Sector Housing Advisory Board

A director of a Shropshire home builder and affordable housing specialist has beaten stiff competition to become the latest person appointed to the key advisory group that provides advice and recommendations to Shropshire Council Landlord Services.

Andrew Copson from Shrewsbury based Saxonby is now a non-paid shadow board member for Shropshire Council Landlord Services Shadow Challenge Board (SCLSSCB). Established in 2009 and now looking after approximately 4200 properties in the county SCLSSCB’s main aims are to:

Get Your Wigle On invites you our guest!

With autumn well and truly in place and Christmas is, (dare we say it) on the horizon it seems only too right that some some well deserved magic be brought back into Shrewsbury's theatre.
And who better to bring it, than the ever popular theatre company Get Your Wigle On as they invite you to 'be our guest' as they present to you Disney's Beauty and the Beast!

Kerri Jones Kerri Jones
Freelance writer, fashion student and Oxjam Shrewsbury Takeover manager...and a general lover of our fair town of Shrewsbury :)

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An Afternoon of Battles and Battenberg for Morris Care

Residents of Morris Care’s Isle Court Nursing Home, Bicton, have been transported back to 1403 during a historical tour of the medieval church St Mary Magdalene, just outside Shrewsbury.
Taking the specially adapted Morris Care minibus, residents visited the church which marks the exact location of the battle of Shrewsbury and is believed to have been built to commemorate those that lost their lives during the battle.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Hr Manager honoured by invitation to remembrance day parade


Hospital HR Manager Bridget Chambers is heading to London this weekend to take part in the traditional Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph as a representative for the British Red Cross.

Bridget works for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and is based at the Princess Royal, but has also served as a volunteer for the Red Cross for the past 30 years.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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And Now For The Broadsword Rapper;Dude!

The Lock In
The Demon Barbers
Walker Theatre

There is quite a debate to be had about fusion yet before its allowed to stampede its way through everything once held sacred. Currently we see fusion in food, in fashion, in art and now in The Demon Barbers theatre show The Lock In.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at

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Admiral Benbow

Admiral John Benbow (1653-1702), often referred to by historians as, ‘The Nelson of His times’, did not only achieve one of the highest ranks within the Royal Navy, but also fought Barbary Corsairs, designed Tall Sail ships, was the Head Master at Deptford Dockyard, and helped to found the first Military hospital in England, The Greenwich Hospital. He was also involved in the design and construction of the first lighthouse, the Eddystone lighthouse, and engaged in battles against the magnificent fleets of Louis XIV.

Mercedes Benz SLK 250 CDI

Petrol or diesel? It’s a question most of us have been asking ourselves recently, especially when the time comes to change the car. Petrol engines promise more power, less rattle and more refinement, whereas diesels deliver more torque and better mpg; providing of course you can cope with the noise. Pass by your local filling station and the decision becomes ever harder. Diesel is more expensive, but then it goes further, right? So the extra few pence per litre are offset by how much further it will take you. Well that’s the theory anyway; the argument goes on and on.

Liam Bird Liam Bird

I'm Liam Bird, a freelance Motoring Writer based in the South Shropshire Marches. I currently write car reviews and road tests for a number of regional lifestyle magazines and newspapers which are distributed throughout Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, most of Wales and beyond.

As a member of the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers I'm as happy behind the wheel of a super-mini as I am in the latest super-car. I have press accreditation with most of the major motor manufacturers, meaning that as well as always being on the look out for further commissions, I always have a number of cars arriving each month ready to review.

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Two Shropshire businesses have joined together to secure the future of a county football team.

Two Shropshire businesses have joined together to secure the future of a county football team.
Andy Robinson, of Robinson’s Valeting Services, and Andy Lawrence, of Hometyre, will sponsor the 2012/13 season kit and rainjackets for the Charles Darwin Football Club.
Scott Bishop, of the team based at the Charles Darwin Pub in Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, said it is extremely difficult to keep a local team running due to the costs.


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