Shropshire

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...
shropshire survey children food insecurity research food poverty alliance
26 Nov 2020
Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat.  A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.  30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and...
24 Nov 2020
Television celebrities Keith Lemon and Richard Blackwood enjoyed all the fun of the fair at Shropshire’s leading visitor attraction as they filmed a revealing interview for a hit ITV show. The comedy duo took a ride on the famous swing boats at Blists Hill Victorian Town, had a go on the coconut shy, visited the Victorian school, shops and buildings and enjoyed a pint at the town’s New Inn as...
20 Nov 2020
A leading environmental education charity has welcomed progress towards the development of a new GCSE which would encourage students to spend more time outdoors studying the natural world.  The Field Studies Council, which has its headquarters located at Preston Montford near Shrewsbury, is supporting proposals for the new Natural History GCSE which have recently been submitted to the Department...
Polar bears on the roof at Morris and Company in Shrewsbury
12 Nov 2020
Shrewsbury’s most popular illuminated polar bears made an early appearance today in a bid to bring some extra sparkle during lockdown. The eight bears usually feature on the roof of Morris & Company’s Shrewsbury headquarters in December, much to the delight of local people. Every year these artic friends attract scores of positive comments online as they light up the skyline on the Welsh...
09 Nov 2020
Shropshire’s leading tourist attraction has unwrapped a brand new early Christmas present – personalised video messages from Father Christmas. Santa has agreed to film the exclusive, bespoke messages to children and adults from his workshop at Blists Hill Victorian Town as an extra-special treat this year. But because he is so busy, he is also warning that the offer is limited to the next few...
04 Nov 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust today promised a Christmas to remember to help the region emerge from the November lockdown. The museum has been forced to close its doors until the 2nd December under the terms of the Government’s latest lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust chief executive Nick Ralls said the closure was ‘a disappointment but understandable with...
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