Carved Bear At The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Given Name

A name has been chosen for a carved bear at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital which has become a talking point among staff and visitors.

The bear has been called Charlie after the name was put forward in a competition run by The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, in conjunction with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

The competition took place over the summer and gave people a chance to choose the name of the bear, in the courtyard at the back of the League of Friends Coffee Shop in Outpatients, and raise vital funds at the same time.

Rebekah Jones - Shropshire Council’s Internship Programme

I studied Criminal Justice at Glyndwr University and during my studies I developed an interest in the relationship between citizens and the state, particularly the role that service delivery has to play within society. In the current economic climate, and with changing social values, service delivery is an important factor that has the ability to create a more beneficial relationship between the government and society. I have been particularly interested in how the role of the state is changing within the public sector, and services now have to be innovative and cost effective.

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Laura Herbert is the Graduate & Apprentice Manager for Shropshire Council and the manager of ShropGrad, the organisation’s Graduate Programme. Over the next few months, the graduates on the programme will be chronicling their progress, discussing key themes within graduate employment and offering advice and shadowing opportunities for local graduates.

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Major wall painting unveiled at Shrewsbury Church

It is the first major religious wall painting of its kind to be unveiled in a Shropshire church in hundreds of years.

The 10ft high by 20ft wide painting, depicting Christ ‘throned in glory’, situated above the altar of the Shrewsbury Orthodox Church, in Sutton, Shrewsbury, is the work of the renowned liturgical artist Aidan Hart.

Drawing on Romanesque and Byzantine stylistic influences, it has been painted using fresco and secco painting techniques that are thousands of years old.

Care Home Charity Rounders Raises Money for Parkinson’s UK

Following a successful fundraising rounders match, Morris Care Ltd, Shrewsbury, has donated £100 to national charity Parkinson’s UK.

The donation was made by on behalf of employees from Radbrook nursing home, who took part in Morris Care’s annual inter-home rounders match under the team name ‘Radbrook Rebels’. After an hour and a half’s play with colleagues from the five other Morris Care nursing homes, Radbrook placed triumphantly in second place.

Staff and residents from Radbrook chose the Parkinson’s UK as the charity to receive the funds.

Free special offer vouchers for October half term

With October half term nearly upon us, Shropshire Tourism is reminding Shropshire residents to take advantage of exclusive special offers for local attractions, as part of their ongoing ‘Shropshire Days Out’ promotion.

No Win No Fee Law Change

COURTS should expect a rise in compensation cases in the next six months as victims realise they will receive reduced damages under an imminent change in the law, according to a leading lawyer.

From April 2013 changes to the law governing compensation claims under ‘No win, No fee’ court cases for personal injury and clinical negligence will mean successful claimants will have to pay up to 25 per cent of their compensation for pain, suffering and past losses in legal costs.

Morris Car Celebrating National Recognition

Morris Care Celebrating National Recognition
for Second Year Running

Morris Care is celebrating after receiving national recognition following an announcement in the finals of the National Care Awards 2012.

Following her successful nomination, Sue Austin, Nurse Manager at Radbrook nursing home in Shrewsbury, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Care Manager of the Year award.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Moving Forward

Two weeks ago, Fight The Dice released their very first music video, recorded with local video production company All Ablaze Productions. Soon after, the boys returned to the O2 Academy in Birmingham to support US band The Ex Senators on their UK tour with Jar Music Live. Now, the five Shropshire lads are looking ahead to even bigger things.

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Local band Fight The Dice.

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New Platform for Shropshire Business

Businesses and organisations supporting elderly people now have a platform to showcase their products and services.

Shrewsbury Hospital Midwife raises more than £2000 in charity skydive


A Midwife at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has raised more than £2,000 for charity after taking part in a 10,000ft tandem skydive over the Shropshire countryside.

Maggie Kennerley, Lead Midwife at the hospital’s Maternity Department, said her skydive at Higher Heath last Saturday (20 October) was “amazing” and the whole day had been “fantastic”.


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