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02 Apr 2020
As one of the county’s largest community institutions, Shrewsbury Colleges Group has been doing all it can to support a huge range of people and organisations during the outbreak of COVID-19. As soon as the Government made the decision to close schools and colleges, SCG quickly enacted a plan to roll-out home learning for its entire student population. Students have been provided with work to...
Vala Health CEO Pete Trainor
30 Mar 2020
AN ONLINE doctor service is asking for real stories from Shropshire people recovering from COVID-19 in a bid to help the public better understand what it may be like for the majority of people. UK-wide service Vala Health hopes by getting people to share their personal experiences of having the virus, it will help the public understand what catching coronavirus might be like for the ‘average’...
30 Mar 2020
Seven Shrewsbury Colleges Group students have been offered places to study at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The students, who hail from all across the county, are currently studying A Levels at the colleges’ English Bridge and Welsh Bridge Campuses and will take their exams this summer before heading off to study at Oxford or Cambridge. The successful students have offers to...
28 Mar 2020
One of Shrewsbury’s most historic and longest-serving fine dining restaurants has launched a new not-for-profit ‘ready meal’ delivery service to support people during the coronavirus crisis. Drapers Hall Restaurant in Saint Mary’s Place set up its new online service in less than 24 hours after the Government ordered a full shutdown of cafes and restaurants to avoid the unnecessary spread of Covid...
28 Mar 2020
As you move forward in your career, it's easy to become disenchanted with the concept of working for an employer just to earn some money. Often, we enter adulthood feeling that we will get satisfaction from our work and that we can make a difference in the world. The reality, many times, is that companies and bosses simply treat employees as expendable, replaceable parts like you would find in a...
26 Mar 2020
Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can...
26 Mar 2020
     No car manufacturer these days is without a selection of SUVs in its line-up, and everyone from Aston Martin to Volvo are getting in in the act. But then who can blame them? So called Sports Utility Vehicles are definitely, currently, where the money is. So surely, the bigger the choice you offer, the bigger your potential profit.     Think about, luxury brands aside, most mainstream motor...
23 Mar 2020
A much-loved registered nurse who worked with a Shropshire care home provider for 19 years before retiring a few months ago, has returned to help her ex-colleagues in this time of need. Sue Austin Chief Operating Officer at Morris Care which operates six nursing homes in Shropshire and Cheshire, was overjoyed to welcome Lydia Tyanase back to the fold as she started work at Radbrook Nursing Home...
23 Mar 2020
As businesses across the nation face unprecedented challenges, a recruitment firm with branches in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, and Powys has adapted its business model to give support to local businesses. DM Recruitment are offering their services at cost price to new and existing clients to aid recruitment of temporary workers to curtail staff shortages, which in turn will help the...
20 Mar 2020
West Shropshire Talking Newspaper makes changes in order to continue publications during the crisis Blind and partially sighted listeners to the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper are going to be able to continue to enjoy their weekly audio updates of local news and features during the current coronavirus crisis. But the volunteers producing the weekly 90-minute programme have had to make some...
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