A Level Reform Consultation

With the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) consultation into the future of A Levels in England now closed, and the further and higher education industries eagerly anticipating its conclusions, Martin Ward, Principal of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, outlines his concern that agreeing to too many of the demands made by universities could lead to ‘the baby being thrown out with the bath water’.

Shropshire County Show Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza

The Shropshire and West Midland Agricultural Society is delighted to announce details of their 2012 Bonfire and Firework extravaganza. Hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire’s Eric Smith, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s outstanding success when over 8,000 people attended.

Chairman doubles up as inaugural golf day proves a big success

Chairman doubles up as inaugural golf day proves a big success

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Top citizen award for Esme

A 16 year old student, who was diagnosed with cancer of the brain and given just a 30% chance of living to the age of ten, was acknowledged for her fundraising efforts last week at the West Mercia Police Young Good Citizen of the Year Awards.

Shrewsbury College Start Up student, Esme Ramsden, was named as one of ten young people recognised at the awards evening, which was held at the Force Headquarters at Hindlip Hall, Worcester.

Michael Michael

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Discovering Pitcairn's bounty in Shrewsbury

What I love about my newly acquired role as co-owner of an antiques shop in Shrewsbury are all the fascinating objects that come into our possession, even if only for a short time. As a former archaeology graduate things with a history have always interested me. But I am now learning about places I admittedly knew very little about before, through the items we have at It’s a nomad life.

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Vicky runs local antiques business It's a nomad life with her partner Sam Handbury-Madin. The shop, which moved from Wyle Cop to Green Lane in 2015, sells Tribal and Asian art and collectables from around the world. Vicky is a Shropshire lass, who moved back to Shrewsbury in 2008 after time spent in Italy, London and St. Andrews (where she studied archaeology and ancient history). She met her husband Sam on her return and they opened It's a nomad life in 2012, combining their love of travel and old things! Vicky also works as a Freelance Fundraising Consultant.

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BC Allskas

BC Allskas hail from Bishops Castle (hence the BC in their name) a place you wouldn’t instantly associate with Ska music, but there must be something in the water because the Allskas have been known to show up to gigs with 10 or 11 members.

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Shropshire Radio DJ Rob Fanner.

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Shrewsbury Students prepare for Athens adventure

A group of 21 students will embark on a trip of a lifetime this weekend, when they jet off for a two week long, all expenses paid work experience placement in the resort of Glyfada, Athens.

The students, who are currently studying Hospitality & Catering or Travel & Tourism courses at Shrewsbury College, were selected as part of the European Commissions’ Leonardo programme.

Michael Michael

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Minimise mistakes to secure success , recruiter urges.

Jobseekers across Shropshire are being urged by a local employment agency to ensure their CV is up to scratch to stand the best possible chance of standing out in the crowded jobs market.

With an average of 60 applications per vacancy posted in the county, Shrewsbury-based Red Recruitment has emphasised the importance of a perfect CV when applying for jobs, and is warning jobseekers that an application including even just one basic spelling or grammatical error could make all the difference between securing a job or not.

Michael Michael

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Welcome to Shropshire Grad

Finishing University should be an exciting time for any hard-working and ambitious student. The culmination of three years hard-work (with a little bit of self-indulgence thrown in for good measure), a sense of achievement, pride and nervousness awaits them at graduation. Growing up during the time of Labour’s ‘Education, Education, Education’ political agenda, many of the current generation believed going on to tertiary education would grant a crucial step up the social mobility ladder, the chance to chase ambitions and realise dreams.

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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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Manager Martin Picks up M&S Top Award

The manager of Shrewsbury’s high performing Marks and Spencer store has picked up a prestigious award.

Martin Woodhouse, who is in his second spell in charge of the busy Darwin Shopping Centre store, is the Regional Manager of the Month for August after a bumper performance by the branch.

The 44-year-old father of two from Stourbridge came top and was delighted with the accolade: “This is the first time I’ve won it and the first time for some time that the Shrewsbury branch has won this award.

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