Twingo Twingo little star

It’s difficult not to have an affinity for Renault’s Twingo. The original slightly wedged shaped, bug-eyed, left-hand-drive-only version was rarely seen this side of the channel and as such was something you used to associate with European travel.

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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Shropshire Tourism Opens Up Membership to all

In a far-reaching move to support Shropshire’s visitor economy, Shropshire Tourism is now offering FREE membership to any business, individual, organisation or group interested or involved in any way with the visitor economy in the county.

Two Shropshire Artists in Simultaneous Open Studio Event

Two Shropshire based artists have decided to come together and have an Open Studio event simultaneously.

Volunteers Needed for Weight Loss Trial

Miruji Health & Wellbeing, the company behind the successful Beach Spa in Shrewsbury, are looking for 50 volunteers to take part in a 6 month Sit & Slim weight loss programme, which they have previously tested on staff at a Hospital in Norwich.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Glenn Miller Without The Tin Hat

Glenn Miller Without The Tin Hat

The most horrendous war ever to come to our shores happened sixty seven years ago. It was of course, the Second World War. Nightly disruptions, blitzes, shortage, losses and fear were what the majority of the population at that time, put up with. It is always humbling when one meets someone who lived through such a challenging time. I don’t know if we could do it today. Let’s hope we never have to find out.

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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Six Month Success

A Shropshire woman is flying high with nearly a full diary of bookings for weddings and birthday parties for 2013 just six months after launching her own specialist balloon business.

Andrea Marston launched Balloon-a-tics Oswestry at the beginning of March in a bid to offer bespoke balloon displays and arrangements for special occasions and charity events.

She said she had been “overwhelmed” at the response she has had and has even passed work on to other balloon companies due to the demand.

40 years on super salesman Nigel is still there

When super salesman Nigel Davies turned up for a job interview as an 18-year-old he was asked, ‘Can you start right away?’

Forty years later Nigel is still with Currys Digital in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin Centre and still clocking up the sales awards.

He has won the 25 consecutive national sales awards with the electrical retail giants but he still recalls that first day at the store which was then in the town’s Mardol Head.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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ShropGeek Theory of (R)Evolution

It's not very often that Shropshire gets a web conference and last nights ShropGeek Theory of (R)Evolution certainly didn't disappoint. The four speakers gave fascinating insights into their past and current projects and it was interesting to see the success and failure.

Pete White Pete White

Love Shrewsbury editor and chief developer at The Web Orchard, find out more on

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Shropshire Media Network Spooky Film Making workshops for young people

The Shropshire Media Network in collaboration with Appletree Theatre & Film, are proud to present:
One day Film making workshops for young people (age 7-16) in Ludlow.

Back due to popular demand, the Shropshire Media Network will be holding another 2 days of film making fun in Ludlow.  The aim is get youngsters involved behind and in front of the camera, learn some skills, and get inspired to make short films.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Breast Screening Service Going Digital Thanks To League of Friends


A £138,000 donation from the Shrewsbury League of Friends is helping the Breast Screening service at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust to offer a fully-digital 21st Century service.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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