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12 Dec 2019
A project aimed at pimping up elderly people’s zimmer frames has been reignited by a Shropshire care home – but this time with an additional dose of sparkle. Coverage Care’s Woodcroft home in Market Drayton introduced the ‘Pimp My Zimmer’ initiative last year as a way of reducing the number of falls among residents. The project encouraged those living at the home to personalise their walking aids...
11 Dec 2019
The illuminated polar bears on the roof of Morris & Company’s Shrewsbury headquarters have grown in number – from six to eight – and in size, much to the delight of local people. A video of the annual festive display has been viewed by over 6,000 people on social media and other online channels, with scores of positive comments welcoming the sparkle it adds to the Welsh Bridge end of town....
09 Dec 2019
Two teams of engineering apprentices from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been crowned the best in the UK after designing and building a remote-control crane from scratch. The teams were two of only six selected from regional heats across Great Britain to make it to the Worldskills UK finals at the NEC. The National finals took place at the end of November at the NEC, Birmingham. The team had to...
09 Dec 2019
A family-run Shrewsbury Construction firm is celebrating the naming of the street one of its latest housing developments is being built on. TC Homes, based in Coleham, Shrewsbury, and West Midlands Housing Association, approached Devonshire Junior Academy in Sandwell, to ask the school children to name the new road. ‘Symphony Drive’ was selected as the winning name and Maja Kuzimska in Year 6 was...
09 Dec 2019
Staff at a Shropshire hairdressing salon are celebrating after being named as some of the best in the country. The team at Toni & Guy in Shrewsbury have just received a UK award for outstanding quality of service. The accolade has been presented by an independent assessment company, using feedback from customers throughout an 11-month period. Gavin Pulham, owner of the salon in Castle Street...
06 Dec 2019
Aladdin Theatre Severn 4th December 2019-12th January 2020 For Matinees see Theatre Severn Guide Well it is that time of year again. It cannot be believed that a full twelve months whizzed by since I was writing last year’s Panto review. However a year has passed, I need to get over it and move on to this year’s wonderful panto…Aladdin. I have said many times that Bradd Fitt is the the funniest...
04 Dec 2019
Extra parking had to be laid on due to the number of people attending the annual Shropshire Handmade and Creative Christmas Gift Fair. The organiser kept her promise to “launch this year’s festive season with a bang” as more than 10,000 people flocked to the event on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24. More than 60 local traders offered handmade, home designed and artisan products and food...
03 Dec 2019
A Shrewsbury-based provider of business tax reliefs is showcasing its commitment to supporting business health and wellbeing across Shropshire and beyond with its sponsorship of The Shrewsbury Club. Reclaim Tax UK, located at Shrewsbury’s Battlefield Enterprise Park, employs numerous innovation consultants and specialises in working with SMEs to provide advice and guidance on how they can access...
03 Dec 2019
On the boarder of Shropshire and Staffordshire, Church Eaton’s Royal Oak has been busy raising money for charity throughout 2019. The pub’s efforts have been recognised with a nomination for the 2020 Countryside Alliance Awards, which are nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars.’ The awards celebrate businesses that operate across the UK countryside. The pub held a festival for the local community at their...
03 Dec 2019
A Shropshire accountancy firm is supporting a local charity and its local arts centre with a special charity movie night showcasing the Christmas family classic Home Alone. The firm, based in Telford, was launched five years ago by brothers-in-law; Rob Chadderton and Alex Stone. The Home Alone cinema night on Sunday, 15 December will be held at Wellington Orbit, a Cinema, Arts and Community...
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