Three Cheers For The Little Guy

I have talked to a great many people over recent months about their experiences in the job market. Unsurprisingly during a recession many people felt pessimistic about their chances of getting the job they really wanted, but I did speak to a fair number of people who were more upbeat. So on the basis of that, and a hunch about the beginnings of a recovery in Shropshire prompted by a recent flurry of new openings in the town centre, I decided to do a little digging of my own.

Dean Carroll Dean Carroll

Dean is a councillor on Shrewsbury Town Council, and is involved in many different aspects of town life. His interests range from politics and history to music and football, and he aims to put a local perspective on many of the big stories that have caught his eye recently.

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Former Shrewsbury College student launches lingerie line

A former Shrewsbury College student, who returned to learning after taking time out to raise a family, has launched her debut range of exclusive luxury lingerie.

Kerry Bristow, 40, completed her HNC in Fashion in July and launched her new business, Goddess Lingerie, shortly after.

“This is my dream,” said Kerry. “I’ve always wanted a career in fashion but took a step back to start a family. Now the children are older I have been able to go back to something I love, creating beautiful, handmade designs that truly bring out the inner goddess in any woman.”

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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ShrewsTrust Blog

After just 2 points from their last 4 games, Shrewsbury Town went into last Tuesdays Johnsons Paint Trophy game against Crewe needing a little confidence boost. From the start of the game it was clear that Alex were not in the mood to give anything away and were more likely to take something. So it wasn't a big surprise when the visitors took advantage of a rebound from a Joe Anyon save to take the lead. 10 minutes later and Town's misery was compounded when Anyon limped off with a jarred knee.

ShrewsTrust ShrewsTrust

Shrewstrust is Shrewsbury Towns only democratic supporters group, so has a unique position between supporters and the football club. Initially set up as part of a government initiative called Supporters Direct, supporters trusts are designed as a structure to help if a football club becomes bankrupt. Put simply, supporters trusts are like an insurance policy for football clubs that swings into operation if the worst should happen. Luckily, at Shrewsbury Town we have an excellent club which is well run and will be for the foreseeable future, but things can change quickly in football, so every club needs a supporters trust. For further details please go to

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Abominable? Anything but!

For a while it seemed, you weren’t allowed to like 4x4’s anymore.  The merest mention of the words range or rover in the same sentence and would have your local Chums-of –the-World representatives chaining  themselves to whatever most resembled a production line before you could say “the end of the world is nigh”. It was said the majority of 4x4’s were bought by fashion conscious families who never so much as mounted a kerb, and being seen on the school run in a two tonne monster with a transfer box became “so very last year darling”. 

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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Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa PROM FAYRE

Thursday 18th October 2012 until

Come along for a FREE fun filled evening
Make your prom night the best ever.....

Shrewsbury Cricketers Dan Bowen and Richard Oliver scoop top awards

Shrewsbury paceman Dan Bowen and consistent opening batsman Richard Oliver scooped the top awards as Shropshire reflected on an eventful Minor Counties campaign.
Bowen and Oliver, both former Whitchurch players, were two of Shropshire's most consistent performers during 2012 with their efforts recognised at the club's end of season dinner at Shrewsbury's Peach Tree.
Bowen was named as Shropshire's top bowler and Oliver walked off with the top batsman trophy, with county skipper Ed Foster leading the plaudits for the promising duo. 

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Halloween Cruise

Hypnotist, Illusionist, Mind-reader and all-round Magician ROB CHAPMAN will be joining us on Sabrina Boat for a spooky Halloween Cruise!!!
He will be walking around the boat performing acts at all the different tables, so everyone will get involved in the magic!

Fancy dress is encouraged on the night, and the boat will be decked out in spooky decorations. Our bar will be available until 1AM 'raise the spirits'.

Tickets are £10pp and it's going to be a wicked night!!

Shrewsbury Brass Band Concert Date

The new Shrewsbury Brass Band conducted by Stephen Pritchard-Jones will perform a candlelight concert at St George’s Church, Pontesbury on Saturday 27th October 2012 at 7.00pm. 

The Shrewsbury Brass Band have already made a mark on the Shropshire music scene performing at the Mayors Charity concert at St Chads, St Marys Church raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign UK and at The Ironbridge Festival of Brass to raise funds for the Severn Hospice.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Halloween Party

Come to Rocco's Play Centre this Halloween for our Terror-ific party! For the standard entrance fee your little monsters can run wild in our play centre, play our scary games, have some fun with arts and crafts and take part in our fancy dress costume competition! So get your gloomy gladrags on and dress to make our skin crawl!

The mayhem starts at 11am till 4pm - Come if you dare!

Local Business Celebrates First Anniversary

Local Shrewsbury based business PipeKit is celebrating the first anniversary of its online presence and heralds as pivotal to the success of the business both locally and further afield.


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