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07 Dec 2021
Shropshire children attending action-packed Christmas holiday clubs later this month will receive a festive gift as part of the fun. Crossbar Education in Sport, in partnership with the Crossbar Foundation, is running Christmas-themed clubs from Monday, December 20 to Thursday, December 23 as the countdown to the celebrations continues. Two further days of activities are lined up the following...
07 Dec 2021
Coaches and supporters of a junior football club near Shrewsbury are undertaking a 5K run with a festive twist to help raise vital funds. Members of Bayston Hill Juniors Football Club are donning red suits and hats for a special Santa Dash around the village on Sunday December 12 - and people are being encouraged to come out and offer their support. The Santa Dash starts from The Beeches pub at...
07 Dec 2021
Two Shropshire success stories have teamed up to launch a new partnership.  Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the country’s leading folk events, has welcomed Turtle Doves, the designer and manufacturer of recycled cashmere accessories, as the new sponsor of its main stage. Turtle Doves, which has its flagship store on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop, has a long association with the festival as part of its...
01 Dec 2021
A young couple who clocked up more than 1,000 miles running and cycling during lockdown have gifted the money they raised to residents at a Shropshire care home.  Tom Williams and his girlfriend Laura Humphreys covered a total distance of 1,083 miles in 245 days as part of the Lands End to John O’Groats Virtual Challenge which they started in lockdown last year.  They set themselves the challenge...
30 Nov 2021
An online personalised tourist trail linking parts of South West Shropshire, Powys and North Herefordshire has been given the go-ahead after receiving a £50,000 grant from Shropshire Council. The Blue Forgotten Hills project crosses county and country borders, enabling visitors old and new to savour the rich history, outstanding scenery, produce and culture in the rarely visited hill country The...
Guide Dogs staff member is training a guide dog owner and a dog inside the hotel
30 Nov 2021
The Holiday Inn in Telford-Ironbridge has become a welcoming venue for Guide Dogs and staff are now trained to support customers with sight loss. If you were to book a hotel room at the Holiday Inn in Telford-Ironbridge, you might be pleasantly surprised to be a guest alongside some of the best-behaved dogs in the country. That’s because Guide Dogs has started to use the hotel as one of its...
29 Nov 2021
A special film celebrating Shrewsbury at Christmas has been launched – and has already been shared hundreds of times on social media.  The short film, commissioned by Shrewsbury BID, and co-funded by the Invest in Shropshire Economic Recovery Programme, to promote the town centre at Christmas, has received rave reviews since being premiered at the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.  A crew of...
26 Nov 2021
People are being asked to have their say on the new weekend traffic arrangements in Shrewsbury.  The centre of Shrewsbury - Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street and Shoplatch - are currently closed to through-traffic from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays to help reduce traffic in the town at weekends.  An official consultation has been launched which will help councillors decide whether to make the...
26 Nov 2021
A major campaign which aims to help adults stay connected to nature post-pandemic and promote a love of life-long learning has been launched by a leading environmental education charity in Shropshire.  The Field Studies Council (FSC), which has its headquarters located at Montford Bridge near Shrewsbury, has compiled an exciting programme of new introductory nature and biodiversity-related...
26 Nov 2021
A Whitchurch care home is investing in trailblazing dementia training and making a long-term commitment to staff development as it looks to take on new recruits.  The move by Greenfields, which is located on Liverpool Road, comes as operator Coverage Care Services rolls out its new county-wide dementia strategy and faces a rising number of residents in need of dementia care.  Sam Woosnam, head of...
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