College facilities receive facelift

Shrewsbury College’s latest £1 million refurbishment project has been completed, College officials have announced.

Electrical Installation, Plumbing and Gas students studying at the College’s London Road campus will all benefit from improved teaching and training areas.

Local schools compete to recycle more electrical items

Over 20 schools and 3,000 pupils across Shropshire are taking part in a competition to collect the most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The initiative has been organised by Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with Shropshire Council and Arbitel Recycling.

Children and staff are invited to bring in their broken or unwanted electrical items, from home and help their school win prizes. The school which collects the highest weight of WEEE per head of student during a week period will win a prize of £500.

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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College students get composting

Along with our contractor Veolia we've been helping some adults with learning difficulities who are studying horticulture and environmental studies at Radbrook College in Shrewsbury.   

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Vanity fitness raising money for Severn Hospice

A team of 5 has been entered by Dave Hamlet of Vanity fitness into an event called tough mudder this is a 12 mile obstacle course happening on the 18th of november.  Its cost each of us £96 to enter and we have chosen to raise as much money as we can for severn hospice.

Rainbow Unit set to become training centre for doctors and nurses

The Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has approved the proposal for the Rainbow Unit to become a clinical training centre for its doctors and nurses when children’s cancer services move to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford in 2014. 

Brickie builds a bright future

An eighteen year old brickwork apprentice from Telford will compete in the final round of the UK’s largest construction skills competition next week.

Ryan Stevens, who is currently studying at Shrewsbury College, will go head to head with more than 15 other young bricklayers from across the country as part of the WorldSkills 2012 competition at the Birmingham NEC arena [1].

“I won the Welsh heat of SkillBuild earlier this year,” said Ryan. “But this is a much harder and bigger competition.”

New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats.

Keep up with the Kardashians at the Darwin Centre

Keep up with the Kardashians at the Darwin Centre

America’s first family of fashion will have their exclusive new UK clothing range unveiled in Shrewsbury this month.

The glamorous Kardashian sisters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, have each given their own individual stamp to the Kardashian Kollection for fashion store Dorothy Perkins, in the town’s busy Darwin Centre.

The Dorothy Perkins store will open at 8.30am on Thursday, November 8, to reveal their sensational and extensive new range.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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What The Dickens? Don't Look Behind You!

The Haunting
Theatre Severn
Monday 5th…Saturday 10th November

A ghostly pallor hangs over the auditorium of Theatre Severn this week as the spectres and ghosts that filled Charles Dickens’ Mind have moved en masse into the Shrewsbury theatre. Well that isn’t exactly true but certainly there are a fair percentage of them. All of them waiting patiently until its their turn to bang a door or a window in the lavishly built scenery that is all set for, The Haunting.

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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King Eric Signs up for 10th Shrewsbury Panto

BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Eric Smith has been signed up to appear in Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Severn later this year, his 10th pantomime role in Shrewsbury. The popular family show opens on Thursday 6 December and runs until Sunday 13 January.


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