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12 Jun 2019
A professional circus is coming to town on Father’s Day to raise funds for a Telford school. The big top will arrive on the playing fields of Lawley Primary School before the National Festival Circus entertain hundreds of people in three shows on Sunday June 16th. The Lawley Big Top extravaganza will see the guests entertained by professional circus entertainers who will include acrobats,...
Friends of the WSTN visit the recording studio
11 Jun 2019
Launch of Talking Newspaper Friends The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) has launched a Friends group for people who would like to support this local charity, but who are not able to take part as hands-on volunteers. At a special event in the Roy Fletcher Centre, Shrewsbury on 6 June 2019  chairman Peter Waller welcomed some of the first Friends who have signed up with standing order...
11 Jun 2019
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has awarded Falck Ambulance UK patient transport services in Shropshire a rating of ‘Good’ following an unannounced inspection earlier this year. Falck, based at Atcham Business Park, near Shrewsbury, gained the accolade in five key domains, being assessed by the CQC for the first time on the same scale as other healthcare and care service providers. The...
11 Jun 2019
The final preparations are taking place ahead of the 32ndannual Shropshire Vintage Show next month (July 6 & 7) and some of ‘vintage vehicles’ on display will include 10 ‘heavy’ horses. Heavy horses are a type of horse, traditionally used in farming to pull ploughing and other equipment to help work the land, until they were replaced by tractors in the 1940s. The horses being brought on the...
11 Jun 2019
Students at a Staffordshire school are aiming to strike a chord with visitors when they stage a major musical extravaganza. The youngsters at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, have been busy tuning up for the event which will feature all ages and a wide variety of styles of music in a packed programme of entertainment on June 12. It all starts at 2pm and the outdoor concert, weather...
11 Jun 2019
A Shropshire society which misplaced a coveted cup for over 100 years is to give people the chance to reenact the search for the precious silverware. The Peplow Challenge Cup mysteriously went missing from Newport & District Agricultural Society in 1904 and was not seen until it appeared for sale on the popular BBC TV show Flog It!, originally recorded in 2012. After the 42oz cup, worth £600...
11 Jun 2019
The sun shone and more than 8,000 visitors turned out to help make the 2019 Shropshire County Show another major success. The packed programme of entertainment at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury offered something to suit all tastes and ages - with the added bonus this year of under 16s getting into the show free. Neale Sadler, Show Chairman, said: “There was some speculation about...
08 Jun 2019
The Bob Dylan Story Walker Theatre Saturday June 8th  2019   It was encouraging to see the Walker Theatre sold out, one knows something good is about to go down. Tonight one was not disappointed as something big did go down. The Bob Dylan Story. Led by Bill Lennon as Bob himself, the hits just kept on coming and something big certainly went down. There aren’t enough people looking at the poetry...
07 Jun 2019
A growing Shropshire financial services company which offers a range of services has added to its team. Q Financial Services, which has offices in both Shrewsbury and Telford, has appointed Ben Wootton and Hannah Jennings as mortgage and protection advisers. The roles represent an exciting new challenge for both of the company’s latest additions. Ben, from Pontesbury, near Shrewsbury, said: “It’s...
07 Jun 2019
Two adventurous Shrewsbury women are saddling up for an epic charity cycling challenge which will see them pedal nearly 400km from London to Paris.    Dawn Tretton and Nicky Ellis have signed up to take part in the Women v Cancer challenge in September, raising money for causes close to their hearts - Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.    The two friends are...
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