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Ian Kerry from Arts Alive and Beth Heath from Shropshire Festivals
18 Feb 2020
Shropshire Festivals have announced they are partnering with local initiative, Arts Alive. The rural touring scheme partners with local people to organise over 1000 high quality events each year in Shropshire and Herefordshire, including live music, theatre, dance and storytelling shows. Within Arts Alive, Flicks in the Sticks brings cinema to rural areas, with film nights being held in village...
17 Feb 2020
A former Art student from Shrewsbury has written and illustrated a book she is launching at  a town wine bar this month. Morgan Grice, 22, from Shrewsbury, graduated for SCG (where she attended the then sixth form college) in 2016. She studied Art & Design, Graphics and Classical Civilisation A Levels and then returned to study an Art Foundation Course at the College. She is currently in her...
17 Feb 2020
Help for Heroes has revealed that injury has forced almost 40,000 men and women to leave the military over the past 20 years. Over 25% of these have been since the end of the war in Afghanistan, despite the British Armed Forces not being engaged in active conflict during this period. The number of Service Personnel whose lives have been derailed by injury grows every day. In new polling* released...
14 Feb 2020
An award-winning Shropshire care company has decided to smash through the current salaries for care staff and introduce whopping pay rises of up to 55% above minimum wage. Bluebird Care, with offices in Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, and Oswestry town centre, is on a mission to recruit as many new Care Assistants to the sector as it can, and to reward the staff who already work for it. The company not...
14 Feb 2020
Shropshire tennis ace Rob Rue insists he’s “absolutely thrilled” to have received his first international call up from Wales. Rob, who has born in Neath and has lived in Shrewsbury for the last 30 years, has been selected to represent Wales in the men’s over-65 age group at the Four Nations Championships at Bolton Arena in May. He will be part of a Wales team competing against England, Ireland...
Claire Moore and the Celebrity Apex
11 Feb 2020
Claire Moore, managing director at Peakes Travel Elite in Shrewsbury, has recently had the honour of an exclusive preview of a brand new innovative cruise ship. Work on the ‘Celebrity Apex’ is being completed ahead of its maiden voyage, on the 1st April in Southampton. The ship has been billed as “the ultimate holiday at sea” with luxury accommodation, world-class dining, and a “rule-breaking...
11 Feb 2020
Kicking off the 2020 Darwin Festival on a creative note, the 20 finalists of this year’s Young Thinkers’ Competition enjoyed a fantastic night of appreciation and celebration with six Highly Commended entries announced and 12-year-old Vivian Wang from Packwood Haugh School crowned this year’s winner. Over eighty family, friends and teachers attended to support the finalists whose work was proudly...
10 Feb 2020
Education inspectorate Ofsted is to re-open their inspection into Shrewsbury Colleges Group.  James Staniforth, Principal, said: “Ofsted inspected the College in November and their draft report criticised our safeguarding provision. “We submitted a formal complaint because we considered the inspection team involved had run out of time and weren’t able to review the available evidence. “Ofsted...
07 Feb 2020
Staff at a Shropshire care home have been helping residents to stay fit and healthy after organising their very own sports day. A specially designed indoor track and finish line meant not even the dreary winter weather could put a dampener on the afternoon fun at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth. Home manager Claire Childs, who came up with the idea of a winter sports day along with activities...
07 Feb 2020
A company which supplies high-quality hot tubs, swim spas, wooden garden buildings and thatched gazebos has opened a new showroom at Shrewsbury’s Vanguard Trade Park. All Weather Leisure Midlands Limited has completed the letting of Unit A, Plot 28 at the popular Vanguard Park in Battlefield, creating two new jobs with the potential for more in the future. It is the family-run company’s second...
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