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21 Oct 2019
   I can remember my uncle Jim telling me about how, whilst on holiday, he once went into a Skoda dealer near Bodfari, in North Wales, and tried to crack a joke about a Skoda’s lack of performance. The dealer, no doubt used to a host of such “witty” quips, promptly, and politely reminded him that the Skoda Estelle (the model on sale at the time), thanks to its combination of light weight,...
21 Oct 2019
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to smash the £70,000 fundraising barrier for Hope House Children’s Hospices as the organisations celebrate their 11th year of working together.  Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, has received more than £7,800 from this year’s four-day music festival, including more than £2,000 from the...
20 Oct 2019
A new business which will be a market leader in advanced floatation tanks is to open in a village north of Shrewsbury. Meander Spas Limited has completed the letting of Alford House, a modern, detached commercial building in Myddle for a three-year term. Fit-out works are currently being carried out with the new business, trading as Shropshire Floatation, set to open in early December. Two state...
20 Oct 2019
Two brave Shropshire runners took on a personal challenge to raise vital funds for Oswestry based children’s charity, The Movement Centre. Claudia Campbell and Harriet Hamlet, from Shrewsbury, completed their first Metric Marathon in Chester this month. The MBNA Metric Marathon, which took place on the 6th October, is a 26.2km (16.3mile) race taking in Chester's iconic landmarks, including the...
20 Oct 2019
Saturday 18th January 2020    Xhosa Cole (saxophone); Jay Phelps (trumpet)  James Owston (bass) Jim Bashford (drums)   Saxophonist Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 brings together a quartet, featuring virtuoso trumpeter Jay Phelps, playing contemporary takes on standards and originals with passion and spontaneity inspired by jazz greats such as Sonny Rollins & Clifford Brown. The Hive...
19 Oct 2019
Students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are heading to Ghana to help build classrooms with deliveries of stationery from two local suppliers. The four students, who all study A Levels, attended a talk by the National Citizenship Service and heard about a range of volunteering roles. They were inspired by talks from those who had been on a similar trip to Africa last year and decided to join a...
19 Oct 2019
An excellent return of five wins from as many matches sealed promotion in style for Shropshire’s over-50s ladies team in the LTA’s Seniors’ Inter-County Championships.  Shropshire can now look forward to life in division two next year after topping the division three table with a 100 per cent record. Captain Sue Dunn was joined in the team during the successful season by Jane Davies, Aude Legeais...
Hencote general manager Mark Stevens
19 Oct 2019
A Shropshire vineyard will celebrate its first birthday next month with an exclusive menu relaunch and party as it continues to build on its great success. Hencote Estate opened ‘The View Restaurant and Bar’ in November 2018 and was the vision of the Stevens family which has since become one of Shropshire’s most premier destinations. Hencote owner Andy Stevens said: “Since founding Hencote the...
19 Oct 2019
Alan Barnes; Gilad Atzmon; Dean Masser (reeds); Neil Yates (trumpet); Mark Nightingale (trombone); Pat McCarthy  (guitar); Dave Green (bass); Sebastian De Krom (drums); Josie Moon (poetry) A second collaboration between Alan, Pat and Josie which examines in words and music the impact of a century of warfare. A moving, memorable and uplifting tribute for all who died in the conflict, and a call...
18 Oct 2019
Dumpsters are usually seen as a professional waste disposal tool, but they’re actually very useful for smaller jobs too, especially when they involve a lot of waste that needs to be thrown away. Small things like creating wall decorations can be solved with a plastic bag, but if you’re making a major adjustment to your home, it’s often worth having an entire dumpster there just in case. When You’...
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