Corrie Star Tyrone Launches Midcounties Travel Branch in Shrewsbury


Coronation Street star ‘Tyrone Dobbs’ will draw the crowds when he officially launches a new independent travel agency branch in Shrewsbury on Saturday (22 September).

Actor Alan Halsall, who plays the loveable character in the TV soap, will meet fans and sign autographs from 11am to 1pm as the VIP guest at The Midcounties Co-op Travel branch in Pride Hill.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Local MP Calls Constituents To Support Produce Market


A local MP is encouraging constituents to support a fantastic new produce market that is opening in Shrewsbury’s Square this weekend.

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski has been working closely with Stuart Jones from Asterley Events, who runs the popular Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market, in developing the initiative which will welcome a number of renowned food and drink producers from across the county, including Battlefield 1403 and Salop Pickle Works and Heather’s Harvest.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Shropshire Design Agency Celebrates Coming of Age


Shrewsbury based brand and communications agency Source Design recently celebrated its 21st birthday with a coming-of-age party attended by staff and clients and held in the garden at the company’s Frankwell office.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Theatre of Blues Festival 2013

April 5th & 6th / Shrewsbury

After the much heralded success of the first Theatre of Blues Festival earlier this year, organisers are delighted to announce that in 2013, the festival will include an extra evening’s entertainment on Friday 5th April with the addition of The Lion Hotel as a venue as well as the Walker Theatre at Theatre Severn, which will host the bands on Saturday 6th April 2013.

Headway Shropshire Staff Prepare to Vogue For Charity

Headway Shropshire Staff Prepare To Vogue For Charity!

Headway Shropshire Staff and one or two friends of Headway Shropshire are preparing to walk the catwalk next week in order to raise funds for the charity they work for. The event is being organised by The Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Shrewsbury and the charity is indebted to them for being prepared to let models, very much in training, loose on the catwalk!

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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New Cancer Centre Opens To Widespread Acclaim


Staff and patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital had reason to celebrate today as the eagerly-anticipated Lingen Davies Centre enjoyed a smooth opening.

The £5 million building for cancer patients is based on two floors and includes a new reception area, an outpatient unit for haematology, head and neck, and oncology patients as well as the day unit for chemotherapy.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Step All Change for Shrewsbury Dance School

Local dance school Dance2gether are very excited to announce that as of September 2012 the school will change its name to Footlights Dance School.   As well as the name change the dance school will be moving its dance studio from the United Reform Church to Mereside Community Centre where classes will take place on Wednesdays from 4pm.

Fiat Panda

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of driving BMW’s 640d to Northumberland and back. The 3litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine made light work of the near 700 mile round trip, the interior was a place of serenity and arrived home feeling more relaxed than I did when I left. But what exactly has any of that got to do with Fiat’s new Panda?

The answer is: You can buy a new Panda; a complete car with warranty, 0 miles and factory fresh paint – even that new car smell – for less than the options fitted to my northern bound Beemer. Puts things in to perspective doesn’t it?

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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Offer - Save £10 on Top Gear Live Tickets

Further to our Top Gear Live Competition yesterday we have a great offer where Love Shrewsbury readers can save £10 when booking weekday Silver tickets.

Simply use the code PR05 when ordering.

Top Gear Live tickets are priced from £49* and can be booked at or by calling 0871 230 5588. 

Mum backs bag-athon appeal at BHF store

A mum whose daughter has overcome a serious heart condition is backing a major charity appeal.

Elaine Emberton’s daughter, Megan, was born with a hole in the heart and Elaine, who works at the British Heart Foundation’s store in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin Shopping Centre is calling for donation to the their Great British Bag-athon.

Elaine, 45, from Shrewsbury, who works some paid hours as well as giving up more of her time to work on a voluntary basis at the furniture and electrical store, says stock donations are needed urgently if the charity is to continue its vital work.


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