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Male otter in River Severn by Kevin Wells
18 Jul 2022
As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations, Shropshire Wildlife Trust is calling for residents and organisations to support its new appeal to raise vital funds to continue wildlife conservation in the county. Shropshire’s beautiful countryside is home to some incredible species, but behind the scenery there is another story, wildlife is in crisis. Lapwing are declining and threatened with...
Theo who benefits from a motability vehicle
18 Jul 2022
Family Fund charity today announces new funding, of £5million a year, for the Family Fund Mobility Support (FFMS) scheme, which will give vital support to families raising a disabled, or seriously ill, child under the age of three, who has significant mobility needs. Subject to relevant eligibility criteria, the scheme will give families with very young children, who have complex needs, access...
14 Jul 2022
Calum McColl & Peggy Seeger Walker Theatre Theatre Severn 14/ July/2022 Well this was a long awaited concert due two years ago, it now finally came: Calum McColl and Peggy Seeger with their own brand of music and a hand full of songs to share with the audience. An audience  that had waited for so long to see this Folk icon in the flesh and listen to her songs and maybe even hear how much like...
13 Jul 2022
Shropshire’s brand-new fitness and Wellbeing event, the Wellbeing Festival is fast approaching and has been incredibly well accepted. With many people excited to attend and get involved. The Wellbeing Festival will be coming to Shrewsbury Quarry on the 3rd September to inspire audiences with local and nationally acclaimed specialists talking, demonstrating, and engaging in the field of Wellbeing...
Steve Wyatt - mono photograph of a man restoring wooden furniture
12 Jul 2022
A former drug addict and ex-prisoner who turned his life around after meeting Shropshire-based celebrity furniture restorer Jay Blades will give an inspirational talk to job seekers at an event at Shrewsbury prison later this month. Steve Wyatt, who has overcome a 22-year addiction to drugs, to follow his dream of running his own furniture restoration shop, will attend the Building Shropshire...
Group of five people - two men, one woman and two young people - stood with a large cheque and balloon creating the number 10
12 Jul 2022
The team behind a Shropshire charity is celebrating after winning a £10,000 grant thanks to the support of a county financial adviser. Shrewsbury-based SYA (formerly Shropshire Youth Association) runs youth clubs, activities for young people and support groups across the county. Jack Fallows, a financial adviser at Herald Wealth Management, an appointed representative of St. James’s Place, ...
Mark and Lizzi Smith sat on mopeds for Community Resource and Wheels to Work Silverstone
11 Jul 2022
A prominent Shrewsbury-based charity is working with an established motorcycle hire firm to provide low-cost travel solutions for people in Shropshire.  Community Resource is working with Wheels to Work Silverstone to offer an enhanced and expanded moped hire scheme in Shropshire from 11 July. The charity has run its own affordable transport scheme since 1995, which has offered short-term moped...
Athletics legend Kriss Akabusi with Adcote School Head Girls Mya Chogugudza, 12, and Eleni Higgins, 18.
11 Jul 2022
Athletics legend Kriss Akabusi told students to “dream big”, seize opportunities and embrace people who recognise their potential when he was the guest of honour at a Shropshire School’s Speech Day and prize-giving. The triple Olympic medallist and holder of World, European and Commonwealth titles was at Adcote School, in Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, to award prizes to students and inspire them...
 Danny Minshall, left, sales director at Budgen Motors, and Jamie Haynes, director of The Crossbar Group, with two of the laptops learners on Crossbar’s Alternative Provision programme will be able to use.
08 Jul 2022
A Shropshire company which delivers alternative education programmes has teamed up with a county car dealership to enhance what it can offer learners. The Crossbar Group’s Crossbar Alternative Provision (CAP) provides bespoke educational opportunities for vulnerable children and young adults from primary and secondary school ages, and post 16 up to the age of 25, in need of a different...
07 Jul 2022
Supporting young people in the Marches area with the best possible careers education is the priority for the new face at the helm. Andriané Usherwood-Brown has been appointed as strategic lead for the Marches Careers Hub, where she was previously enterprise co-ordinator for the Telford & Wrekin area. Andriané said: “I’m really looking forward to continuing the work the hub has been doing...
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