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Florence, by Louise Jordan. Photo credit: Richard Budd Photography
30 Jun 2020
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world’s best-known nurse, Florence Nightingale. Songwriter and performer, Louise Jordan, has produced a one-woman show which shines a light on Florence Nightingale’s pioneering work as a statistician and reformer. Arts Alive are sharing a recording of an extract from the show, as part of their ‘at home’ programme of events during lockdown. They...
30 Jun 2020
A Shrewsbury children's drama group has launched a new 'fly on the wall' initiative to encourage shy children to take the first step into a class. The Glasshouse Mini drama workshops aim to improve confidence, raise self-esteem, expand imagination and improve communication skills for children aged 4 to 11. But many children in need of more confidence, self-esteem and communication skills are very...
Sheep at Park Hall Countryside Experience
30 Jun 2020
Following the latest Government announcements, Park Hall Countryside Experience is set to re-open their farm attraction in Oswestry on the 10th July for their annual members, and from the 13th July for all. The countryside experience has been closed since mid March due to Covid-19. Visitor numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing can take place, and tickets will need to be purchased in...
29 Jun 2020
The centre of Shrewsbury is set to remain traffic-free during the day for the rest of the summer to help keep people safe and help businesses to maximise their potential over the summer.  High Street will be closed to traffic between 11am and 4pm - a change from the original timing of 11am to 6pm - and Wyle Cop will be open to outward bound traffic only, on a 24-hour basis.  All car parks remain...
27 Jun 2020
  Bang! There’s one. Bang! Sorry, there’s another. Oof! That was close. Look out for the next one…     I’m para-phrasing, but that’s pretty close to how a recent conversation played-out whilst driving the new Ford Focus ST. Pot holes are not its friend. And sadly, the B-roads that criss-cross the Shropshire/Welsh border, the very roads upon which a fast Ford should shine, are littered with them....
24 Jun 2020
Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has invested almost £50,000 in state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras as it prepares to reopen its homes to visitors for the first time in nearly three months. Coverage Care Services, which cares for in the region of 800 residents and employs around 1,200 staff, is in the process of installing the cameras at each of its care homes as part of a...
23 Jun 2020
Shrewsbury’s independent retailers outnumber big chains by almost half. There are endless boutiques and quirky independents, all tucked away in little crooked medieval alleyways that criss-cross the town centre. They even have the longest uninterrupted row of independent shops in the UK!  However, being independent means just that - virtually no assistance from anyone.  So what with Brexit,...
Jon Cook, Acting Home Manager at Corbrook Park with staff thanking their local community
22 Jun 2020
This week, family-run Morris Care is shining a spotlight on the local communities that surround its six Nursing Homes to extend a heartfelt thank you. Over the last three months, local businesses and community groups have gone the extra mile to help both staff and residents within the Homes to feel supported. From impromptu visits by the Fire Brigade clapping for the Morris care team on Thursday...
22 Jun 2020
When your life takes a down-turn, do you give up, or do you become an internationally renowned yoga teacher, create the business of your dreams and publish a book? That’s what Emma Burton from Shropshire has done. Emma, 45 from Shrewsbury, has been the owner and Director of My Soul Space, in Shrewsbury, which is for sale, for six years and a qualified yoga teacher for 18 years. Emma decided to...
The cast from The Most Spectacular Show
18 Jun 2020
Shropshire Festivals have released more drive-in event dates in the wake of the first show selling out in less than a week. Tickets are now sale for the new dates, with more events in the pipeline. A much-needed night of laughter will be delivered on Friday 10th July with a comedy night. The delightfully saucy Karen Bayley will combine her killer wit and devastating one-liners to MC for the night...
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