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09 Feb 2019
A Shropshire grandmother is to mark her 70th birthday by taking on the fastest and longest zip line in Europe. Maretta Jerrett, from Shrewsbury, has set herself the challenge in order to raise money for Autism Bedfordshire which is being threatened with closure due to the withdrawal of council funding. The charity helps autistic people and their families by providing places where they can go and...
09 Feb 2019
Three of Shrewsbury’s independent businesses linked up for a successful event recently. Acoustic Boutique, the television and audio retailer based in the town, hosted a ‘Sound Revolution’ evening at its High Street store. They were joined by Mike Hale from specialist drinks supplier Wrekin Whiskies on Wyle Cop, who organised a gin tasting including two Shropshire gins, and Jonathan Soden of...
09 Feb 2019
'Clean Stream' is an exhibition about keeping plastic out of water. If it goes into our rivers and streams it ends up in the ocean, killing sealife and entering the food chain. This exhibition focuses on how we can reduce our plastic consumption; there is a map showing you where to shop plastic-free locally in Shrewsbury. It showcases the Love Your Magnificent Severn project, their plastic-bottle...
09 Feb 2019
Rising British star Maia Lumsden insists she is excited about returning to Shropshire next week to play in the Budgen Motors World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament.  Lumsden, who celebrated her 21st birthday last month, has fond memories of her last visit to The Shrewsbury Club in November when she emerged from the qualifying rounds to win the first $25,000 title of her career. That...
07 Feb 2019
A Shropshire law expert has welcomed the government’s decision to provide extra funding for legal aid services. Emma Kenvyn, a family executive with Wace Morgan Solicitors, which employs around 100 people at their Shrewsbury head office, says that the step is good news for some people who cannot afford legal representation. “The Ministry of Justice has just announced an extra £6.5 million for...
06 Feb 2019
A 50km ultra-marathon run in memory of Mike Lindsey, who was known locally and died suddenly on 21 November 2017, has led to a very generous £3000 donation to The Shrewsbury Ark. Last year Hungarian writer Eva Cserhati, who lives in Shrewsbury and was a friend of Mike’s, decided to run the South Wales ultra-marathon in his memory. Friends and family of Mike generously supported her fundraising...
05 Feb 2019
      The premium mid-sized SUV is the current motoring must-have. Every manufacturer worth their salt makes one, and every middle manager worth their sales bonus (or not, perhaps?) wants one. Can you imagine what they’d say at the golf club if you didn’t?  As for me, I’ve never been quite so enamoured. SUVs, premium or not, are not exactly what you call exciting. Nevertheless, one should always...
04 Feb 2019
Peter James’ The House On Cold Hill Theatre Severn Monday4th…Saturday9th February 2019   Everyone loves a good ghost story especially when Winter stretches ahead like an interminable dark sentence, we love to illuminate the darkness with scary and blood curdling tales. We have done since the days we sat round the camp fire in furs and for sure we will go on doing it because it’s fun to be scared...
03 Feb 2019
A group of 30 students and three teachers from a Danish School have made the most of a trip to see how education works in England. The students from Slotshaven Gymnasium in Holbæk, Denmark, have attended lessons, had lunch in the dining hall and heard a talk on the International Baccalaureate qualification at Ellesmere College. The 16 to 19-year-olds visited as part of a project to see the...
01 Feb 2019
We are delighted to again be hosting Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular on Saturday 23rd March 2019. This will be the most exciting festival offering fun and excitement for all to enjoy. Our Steampunk events are immensely popular, appealing to families, couples the young and not so young! It really does capture the imagination of everyone. It will be the most splendid and spectacular show and is...
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