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14 Jan 2021
Residents and staff at two north Shropshire care homes are starting the new year with two new managers.  Greenfields in Whitchurch has appointed Jonathan Cook as the new general manager whilst Woodcroft in Market Drayton has welcomed Sarah Parker.  Both homes are run by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider Coverage Care Services Ltd and look after elderly residents from their local...
Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite
11 Jan 2021
Peakes Travel Elite, Shrewsbury’s award-winning travel agent, are offering virtual coffee mornings to offer travel inspiration and reassurance to holidaymakers, ready for when the latest restrictions are lifted. The travel agency has set-up a series of online sessions and will be inviting one of their favourite tour operators to each one. Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite,...
10 Jan 2021
A Shrewsbury based messy play group, Ready Steady Let’s Get Messy which has been unable to operate since March has pivoted to creating activity boxes for toddlers and babies. For the group owner, Laura White, it was a big change from the sessions she was used to delivering. She made an initial 20 Halloween themed boxes to test the water, they sold within 24 hours.  She set a more ambitious target...
08 Jan 2021
Shropshire’s High Sheriff has been raising awareness of adults being abused by their children during her year in office. There is a perception domestic abuse is only between those who are, or have been, intimate partners but it is estimated up to 10% of families experience child to parent abuse (CPA), also sometimes called adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA). Throughout her shrieval...
Georgia enjoying the 90’s Revival livestreams at home
07 Jan 2021
DJ duo, the 90’s Revival, will be bringing back their weekly lockdown live sets to raise money for charity. The 90’s livestreams will be free to watch, and supporters will be able to make a donation to a different charity each week. The first livestream on January 16 will be dedicated to their number one fan, Georgia, and will be raising money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Georgia, 16, has...
Kelda Wood
31 Dec 2020
Kelda Wood has been recommended to Her Majesty the Queen for the honour of an MBE in the New Years Honour List 2021, published on December 31, 2020. An accident in 2002 left Kelda with a leg injury that ended her dreams of becoming an Olympic horse rider. After rebuilding her confidence, Kelda changed her focus and eventually retrained as an outdoor instructor. In 2010 she launched the charity...
28 Dec 2020
A Shropshire woman’s search to find sustainable equestrian products has become a reality after she launched her own company. Keen horsewoman Faith Page, of Bomere Heath, is galloping into 2021 with her new environmentally friendly brand. Eco Equestrian took off after Faith attended a startup Masterclass run by Bridgnorth-based business consultancy Good2Great. “I had been looking for some...
23 Dec 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shown real value for cash reserves following the unprecedented ripple effect it has had on economies across the world. As all non-essential shops were forced to temporarily close their doors in the UK, with many later operating on an online-only or reduced basis, emergency cash provided a fighting chance to the many.  Government restrictions affected the trading...
23 Dec 2020
A Shropshire charity which has been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of people living with learning disabilities is celebrating 25 successful years with the publication of an inspirational new book.  Landau, which has its headquarters based in Wellington, Shropshire, is a leading provider of supported employment and training.  Since becoming a registered charity in 1995, it has...
23 Dec 2020
Businesses in Shrewsbury are celebrating after putting themselves in the shop window for a Christmas competition.  Shrewsbury Business Chamber in partnership with Shrewsbury BID organised the Christmas Window competition - and the winners, Heart and Arrow, Templeton Jones and Home Essentials were announced today.  The chamber has organised an annual Christmas window dressing event in the town for...
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