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19 Jun 2019
Armed Forces Day is less than a month away and our team of volunteers will once again be hitting the streets of Shrewsbury, raising vital funds to aid the work we do at SSAFA - and we need your help! The street collection is being organised by Sue Beighton and Brian Glendinning. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, in the town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us...
18 Jun 2019
Anything for Love: The Meatloaf Story Theatre Severn Tuesday 18th –Wednesday 19th June Its fair to say that one expected the theatre to be full to capacity tonight and admittedly one was not disappointed. The reason why…Well quite apart from the amazing Meat Loaf  score, reputation precedes Steve Steinman as he is well known to Shrewsbury theatre goers. Normally he is with his fun show, Vampire’s...
17 Jun 2019
A Shropshire care home provider is supporting veteran cyclists after sponsoring one of the UK’s most unique cycle events. Coverage Care Services Ltd, which operates 14 care homes across the county, has thrown its support behind the 2019 Queen Victoria Cyclocross event which will take place at Blists Hill Victorian Town on June 29. The event attracts hundreds of competitors from across the country...
17 Jun 2019
The chairman of one of the UK’s leading environmental education charities is to be added to an A-list of highly influential ecologists alongside Britain’s national treasure Sir David Attenborough. Professor Des Thompson, chairman of the Field Studies Council (FSC) which operates 20 outdoor education centres across the UK and has its headquarters in Shropshire, has been recognised for his...
17 Jun 2019
Shropshire’s first ever dedicated fitness spectacular, offering an all-day extravaganza of more than 60 classes, workshops and demonstrations, will launch next month.   Shropshire FitFest 2019, which will showcase all that the county has to offer in fitness, health and wellbeing, takes place at Shrewsbury’s London Road Sports Centre on Saturday July 6.   Organised by fitness experts Simon...
14 Jun 2019
A leading law firm will be helping to cook up a storm in Shrewsbury this summer when a major food festival returns to town. FBC Manby Bowdler are sponsors of the Cookery School at the 2019 Shrewsbury Food Festival which will take place on June 29 and 30 at Quarry Park and around parts of the historic town centre. The Cookery School is one of the key highlights of the event giving thousands of...
Zambia Cycle Challenge
14 Jun 2019
Andrew Jowett, CEO of Shrewsbury based charity Build It International, will take part in a gruelling 500km cycle challenge across Zambia to raise vital funds to build brighter futures for young people in Zambia. Andrew is hosting an African Film Night in aid of the cycle challenge – ‘Rising from Ashes’; a fascinating and compelling film, which illustrates how Rwanda’s cycling team transformed...
12 Jun 2019
Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre Severn Wednesday 12th-Saturday 15th June (Matinee 14.30 Saturday)   Back in the day there was a big buzz on London stages. They had gone musical theatre mad for a while but Rogers and Hammerstein soon finished providing the shows that our parents loved. Then Wow, didn’t the Musical take off? Probably it’s the most successful genre...
12 Jun 2019
A World Heritage Site hotel is teaming up with other local enterprises in a bid to boost visitor numbers to the area. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a series of packages to encourage visitors to the area and support local businesses.  They want to work alongside firms in and around the town to offer accommodation and activity packages that promote the skills and...
12 Jun 2019
A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony last week (May 2019). Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to the Duke of Gloucester...
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