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The Vegan Hub at The Parade Shops reopening
13 Apr 2021
Shrewsbury’s independent shopping centre has opened its doors again following the latest lifting of Covid restrictions. The centre, which is a haven for small businesses, has reported a healthy footfall on its first day of being open on April 12 since January 4, with customers queueing for Second Chapter Books and Hinces Barbershop yesterday morning. After one of the most challenging years for...
12 Apr 2021
The Shrewsbury Club has completed an impressive £255,000 transformation of its gym ahead of reopening. Club members will have the first opportunity to exercise in the newly-refurbished gym, which has also been extended, from today (Monday, April 12).   An extensive new range of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance machines have been introduced, with the refurbishment also including new...
09 Apr 2021
Having baseboards or not in a home is something every homeowner has to decide. This piece is addressing all there is to know about having floor trims. This will enable you to make the right decision when designing and structuring your home. Let’s get right to it. Lots of homes have baseboards, but you have to know if yours need one as well. With the advancements of interior design materials, most...
08 Apr 2021
A Shrewsbury kitchen company has donated one of its showroom kitchens to the Greenhous West Mid Showground to aid its recovery after it was devastated by floods. Before Covid hit last year, the showground, which hosts the Shropshire County Show and Shrewsbury Folk Festival amongst many other community events, was completely overwhelmed with flood water - with every single building affected.  The...
07 Apr 2021
A Shropshire care company is launching a new initiative this month to offer new customers a week’s free care. Bluebird Care Shropshire has launched the ‘First Week Free’ care campaign, worth up to £1350 to any new clients who want any type of at-home care the company provides, including domiciliary and live-in care. The initiative is available to any new customer who signs up for four weeks of...
Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite
06 Apr 2021
Peakes Travel Elite, Shrewsbury’s award-winning travel agent, are staying ahead of their competitors and at the forefront of customer opinion on travel with the results they have collected from an AITO travel insights survey. The survey revealed 48% of respondents would like to book a holiday in the next 12 months and uncovered that just 3% of customers are unsure about travelling again. Being...
04 Apr 2021
  If you passed your driving test in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s, I’m willing to bet that you did-so a Fiesta. On the other hand, was it a Micra, a Corsa, or a Clio? I used to teach people to drive in a Corsa: BSM pyramid, phone number on the side…  Anyway as I was saying, back then Lancia Deltas, and Toyota Corollas fought over World Rally Championships, the Sierra Cosworth dominated the British...
01 Apr 2021
LivingWell 2021 free family festival brings together around 100 local wellbeing and holistic practitioners from around the region as well as some internationally acclaimed workshop leaders and speakers.  We will have a variety of talks, demonstrations and activities throughout the day including a sensory garden and labyrinth.  There will be meditations, mindful walks and talks on Buddhism, ...
01 Apr 2021
An ambitious Shropshire financial services company is to open a new office in Shrewsbury town centre as part of its expansion. Q Financial Services, which launched in 2016, has impressive headquarters at Haygate Road in Wellington. Now the company is to open its second office, this time in the county town, at The Old School House, 4 St Austin’s Friars, just off Lower Claremont Bank.   Q Financial...
01 Apr 2021
Shropshire primary school pupils eligible for free school meals are to be offered free places at popular Easter holiday clubs. The Crossbar Foundation has been awarded funding by Shropshire Council’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, which will fund places for youngsters to stay active by attending the fun clubs. Held in partnership with Crossbar Education in Sport, the clubs will be held at...
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