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30 Sep 2022
A family run flooring company has opened a new showroom in Shrewsbury as part of its expansion. PRJ Flooring Services has completed the letting of Unit A, 38 Vanguard Way at the popular Vanguard Trade Park. It is the company’s second showroom following the success of the one they already have in the Warwickshire town of Shipston-on-Stour. Paul Johnson, director of PRJ Flooring Services, is...
29 Sep 2022
Shrewsbury’s popular 10K running event has attracted new sponsors ahead of taking place for the eighth time next March. The road race event, which will be held on Sunday, March 12, will now be sponsored by Shropshire legal firm Wace Morgan Solicitors. Entries are open for people, from aged 15 upwards, to sign up for the run, with 2,000 places available. Starting and finishing at The Quarry, the...
28 Sep 2022
Three ambitious projects have won nearly £3.5million funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership to boost the region’s energy security and meet Net Zero targets. The three schemes were selected from 29 different projects which applied for cash from the LEP’s innovative Marches Energy Fund. Marches LEP chair Mandy Thorn MBE said the successful schemes would make a vital contribution to...
28 Sep 2022
More than £60,000 of grant funding is being made available to schools by Shropshire charity the Field Studies Council to ensure that pupils don’t miss out on outdoor learning opportunities amid growing fears school trips will be axed due to rising costs. The Grants for Schools is one of several cost-saving measures to be launched by the environmental education charity to help schools tackle...
27 Sep 2022
A ground-breaking green energy project, which uses innovative technology made in Telford to save social housing tenants money on their bills and reduce their carbon emissions has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.   Telford-based renewable energy and battery specialists AceOn provided the equipment for the Wrekin Housing Group retrofit scheme, which has been shortlisted for the...
26 Sep 2022
Mersey Beatles Theatre Severn 25/September/2022 I think the most amazing truth about the Beatles music is the fact that just 18 years after the West and the East met in Berlin to destroy fascism together; The Beatles were riding high at number one with “I wanna hold your hand.” Doesn’t it make you wonder, did the one lead to the other? Would have love been all you need if we had never had the...
Dyslexia Award winners 2022
26 Sep 2022
Inspirational dyslexics, supportive employers and educators were celebrated at a special awards night in Shropshire. Amongst the winners of the UK Dyslexia Awards were Clive Knowles, founder of the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry who scooped Entrepreneur Award; Samantha Jones from Lawley, Telford, who won the Special Educational Needs (SENCO) Award and Morgan Jones from Shrewsbury who won the...
The Climbing Out group on one of the summits
26 Sep 2022
A Shropshire based charity took on the Welsh 3000s on their latest outdoor programme. Climbing Out helps adults rebuild mental resilience to move their lives forward following a physical or mental trauma. They run eight outdoor programmes a year, taking groups on residential trips across the UK. The charity combines outdoor activities, such as kayaking and abseiling, with mental resilience...
26 Sep 2022
Four new apprentices have taken the next step to becoming fully qualified solicitors with a leading Shropshire law firm. The four apprentice solicitors have started their training with FBC Manby Bowdler’s Shrewsbury office. Maisie Addinell, who works in the property litigation team, joined the firm in February and has been working as a business support assistant. Another who was already working...
The Shropshire GOAT logo, the shadow of a goat rests one hoof on the silhouette of the Wrekin
23 Sep 2022
A new online magazine has landed in Shropshire. Written by award-winning food & drink author Laura Hadland, it charts her journey of discovery. Having moved to the county from Leicestershire, Laura is determined to uncover Shropshire's Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) ways to spend her precious leisure time - and give you some top tips about how to spend yours. I am absolutely in love with my new...
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