Generous donation helps Maternity move to paperless records

Midwives will soon be able to use new laptops to improve the way they take notes thanks to a generous donation of almost £19,000, which will help efforts to move to paperless patient records.

The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has donated £18,900 which has paid for seven mobile carts with laptops which will allow care to be recorded in real-time at a patient’s bedside in the hospital’s Maternity unit.

Michael Michael

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Croquet comes to Shrewsbury

Let me introduce myself: I am a croquet player. I don't just play croquet, I live and breathe the game. I am an, I am a fanatic. I am nuts about knocking 4 one-pound balls around a piece of flat grass one quarter of an acre in size.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Goodnight Vienna.....and other great songs.

Well may I be about the last possible person to offer you a Happy New Year. Is it really  that long since we have spoken? My last review was for the hilarious, record breaking pantomime and then it was time to rest my aching brain. That took a day or so and then it was party time. All done and here I am back with you.

I wonder if being the last person to offer such wishes makes me a record breaker. I don’t know, but last Thursday I could have asked the team of the Record Breakers Science show that arrived in the Theatre Severn.

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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Latest fundraiser for Shropshire Disability Network

Shropshire Disability Network had a very busy 2012.

"2012 was a busy year for us not least because we became a Registered Charity and held our first Geoff Forgie
Memorial Disability Challenge", said Ruby Hartshorn, Press/Publicity Officer for SDN. This year is also going to be
another busy year, so we need your support as we receive more enquiries and requests for help as a result of
Welfare Reforms.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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New craft website launched by Shropshire couple to showcase talent

A new website showcasing the best of British designers and other unique artists from across the world launched by a Shropshire couple is inspiring people to learn new crafts and hobbies.

Frank Wagstaffe and Rosie Beswick launched the online company - Seek It Out - due to their passion to uncover the unique talent and creativity hidden across the UK.

The couple from Westbury, near Shrewsbury, are already shipping products, including their own special Inter-Twine project bags across the world.

Shrewsbury optician urges community to help give the gift of sight

A Shrewsbury optician is urging residents to donate old, unwanted specs to help people in the Third World whose lives are blighted by poor eyesight.

Stephen Ellerker of Ellerker opticians  – a Kodak Lens Vision Centre in Mardol, Shrewsbury has launched the campaign through The Second Sight Project - part of a national scheme run in partnership with Vision Aid Overseas, which asks for specs to be dropped off at the Vision Centre along with a £1 donation. 

Towns Young people invited to visit college roadshow


Young people and their parents from across Wellington are being invited to a special event next week that will help them decide on the next step of their educational journey.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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EDW Wrestling this Friday!

Local group EDW Wrestling are making final preparations for their first show of the year which will be held at the Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury. The popular wrestling group will host Collision Course at the venue this coming Friday night, offering an exciting display of live entertainment and professional wrestling action.

Fundraising gig for Alzheimer's Society

A local student from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is organising a charitable concert to take place at the Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury next month. The aim of the event is to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society and the gig will feature performances from some of Shropshire's finest young bands!

Chimeny Fires up as Cold weather strikes



Chimney fires are on the increase in Shropshire as householders continue to ignore warnings to get their chimney swept.


As temperatures plunge, more home owners turn to open fires and wood burners to stay warm - leading to 28 fires in the first 28 days of January.


Firefighters from across the county have been turning out to deal with incidents involving log burners, Rayburns and open fires.


Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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