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Tennis Player Sonay Kartal stood with trophy at Shrewsbury Club
24 Jun 2022
Sonay Kartal, preparing to make her first Grand Slam appearance at Wimbledon next week, believes winning a tournament at The Shrewsbury Club last year served as a turning point in her career.   Rising star Kartal impressed Shropshire tennis fans when she was crowned UK Pro League women’s champion in November.   Having since climbed from just inside the world’s top 1,000 to her current ranking of...
Bellan House pupils have raised £2063 for Ukraine
21 Jun 2022
A Shropshire school has smashed its target of raising £2,000 to help charities supporting people in Ukraine thanks to a crazy hair day. Pupils at Bellan House in Oswestry, donated money for a chance to attend school on Friday 10 June 2022 with ‘crazy hair’ and raise vital funds for Ukrainian families in need of support due to the war in their country. The fundraising day, which was the last in a...
Goat playground
17 Jun 2022
Park Hall Countryside Experience in Oswestry has planned a series of themed weeks to keep Shropshire’s youngsters entertained over the upcoming summer holidays. The first themed week will be Pirates and Princesses Week from 23-31 July. Join the crew for daily shows featuring Hapless Jim the Pirate and Princess Pearl and take part in a Treasure Hunt. Visitors can meet the princesses and enter a...
Boy playing golf in the Quarry
17 Jun 2022
The award-winning local events business, Shropshire Festivals, has expressed their delight and pride at being chosen by Shropshire Council to collaborate on the celebrations surrounding the Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Shrewsbury on Monday 18 July. The Queen’s Baton Relay is travelling the length and breadth of England across a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for...
16 Jun 2022
Extra support for parents being abused by their children has been secured thanks to more than £300,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The social enterprise PEGS, which has its headquarters in Shropshire and helps those across the UK impacted by Child to Parent Abuse, has been awarded the money over the next three years in order to...
Community Resource outdoor walks
14 Jun 2022
A Shrewsbury-based charity is inviting people to get involved in volunteering to help isolated people become more active. The callout comes from Community Resource, an organisation that supports people and communities facing challenges across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Community Resource has over 50 people volunteering for projects including supporting people with hearing and sight loss,...
11 Jun 2022
The Bob Dylan Story Walker Theatre Theatre Severn 11. June. 2022   If you were around in the Sixties, maybe even if you weren’t you must be aware of the sense of revolution that was in the air. The Vietnam War was boiling away, grinding the best of American Youth to dust. Martin Luther King was shot and killed, Kennedy suffered the same fate and the air both here and stateside was full of a feel...
We Are Not Shellfish poster
08 Jun 2022
A heartfelt puppet show for families is being performed at the Ludlow Fringe Festival this July. Arts Alive have partnered with the festival to fund the performance from Sabotage Theatre Company. ‘We Are Not Shellfish’ combines a vibrant visual aesthetic with a provocative story of protest and rebellion. The story centres around Leah who finds a plastic bottle in the ocean with a phone number...
Sarah Evans is the new manager of Coverage Care’s Briarfields
06 Jun 2022
A carer who started her career with Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has taken up the reins as manager of one of its homes. Sarah Evans is the new manager of Coverage Care’s Briarfields, a 43-bed home in Shrewsbury, which recently opened a new dedicated dementia unit for up to 12 people. Sarah has previously also worked for a private care company, but she is no stranger to Coverage...
06 Jun 2022
With the busy lives we lead, it can be easy to make excuses when it comes to healthy eating. The convenience of ordering takeout can feel like the only option after a long day in the office and the quick sugar rush of snacking on candy can be appealing when you are in a mid-morning slump. Relying on a burst of caffeine to start the day is also common, which is why there are coffee shops on every...
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