Shropshire

17 Jun 2021
A Shrophire vineyard has created history after winning a second gold medal for a red wine at the world’s most prestigious wine competition. The Hencote vineyard struck gold with its Mark I 2018 wine at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) – widely regarded as the Olympics of the industry. The award means the vineyard is the first in the UK to have won gold for two different still red wines,...
A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of building work on the UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans.
15 Jun 2021
A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of building work on the UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans. The pioneering facility at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) in Gobowen will be built by Pave Aways Building Contractors, which is based just eight miles from the world-renowned Shropshire hospital. The £6m two-...
15 Jun 2021
The humble cheese and ham toastie has been crowned the nation’s favourite cheese sandwich, as part of a special World Cup of Cheese Sandwiches tournament! More than 1,100 public votes were cast during the competition, organised by UK company Bridge Cheese, with some of the nation’s biggest brands including Branston Pickle and Marmite ‘wheying’ in! The mouth-watering ham and cheese melt beat off...
19 May 2021
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed its plans for a covid-safe festival including a refreshed line up to celebrate the best of British based folk artists.  Organisers have elected for outside stages and more outdoor activities to ensure it can meet any possible covid related regulations that might be in place by August Bank Holiday when the four-day festival takes place. The new line up...
17 May 2021
The British Ironwork Centre is a firm believer of bringing dogs along for an adventure with the whole family. With their own private entranceway, complimentary dog bags and Bonio biscuit on arrival, the site has three dog friendly routes around the site, which includes dog waste bins and water stations. So, when Marketing Manager and Secretary of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club, Alice Turnbull...
04 May 2021
Tenants in Shropshire will have more involvement in the management of their homes after the creation of a new role by a housing association. Shropshire Rural Housing Association is based near Shrewsbury and manages about 300 homes across the county - and its board has made a pledge to increase the involvement of tenants in the future. The board has recently agreed a new set of vision and values...
Ian Williams, Director of Sport at Ellesmere College, is delighted that the schol has been ranked 17th in the country for sport
04 Feb 2021
Shropshire’s Ellesmere College is celebrating being named the 17th best school for sport in the whole of the UK.  The prestigious honour was revealed in the latest annual ranking of the top 200 sporting schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by School Sport Magazine. The scale of the achievement in this latest table, covering 2020, is huge with the nearest geographical...
25 Jan 2021
The role of women in business across the Marches will be celebrated at a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The Marches Growth Hub, businesswoman Hollie Whittles and the Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up to organise the annual high-profile event on March 8. The online event – which gets under way at 10am - will include inspirational talks from a host of keynote speakers...
09 Dec 2020
Father Christmas and his elves will be all dressed up for the festive season at one of the region’s leading visitor attractions thanks to a massive team effort from a dedicated costume team. The Costume Project at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums has created around 50 pieces of individually-designed and hand-made costume for this year’s festive celebrations in a three-month race against the clock....
01 Dec 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has made its first major line-up announcement for 2021 after managing to secure the majority of its performers from this year's festival that was postponed due to coronavirus. American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou...
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