Shropshire

02 Jul 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are Good To Go – and that’s official. The museums – which start to reopen from Saturday after a three-month lockdown – have been awarded ‘We’re Good To Go’ status by England’s national tourism organisation to confirm they have done everything possible to meet current Covid-19 safety guidelines. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust – a registered heritage conservation and...
01 Jul 2020
Posh prize for Annaliza … A Shropshire NHS worker will be driving into the sunset in fine style after winning the loan of a top of the range vehicle and a hotel stay for the weekend. Health care worker Annaliza Bottomley won the prize during a 90’s revival live DJ set, broadcast by Dave Prince and fellow long-standing Shrewsbury DJ Paul Bennett, who have been hosting ‘Lockdown Live’ broadcasts on...
01 Jul 2020
The reopening of Shropshire’s leading museum will give families the chance to enjoy a fantastic educational day out – and shake off lockdown lethargy with a return to the classroom. Justin Tose, Visitor Engagement Director, says the Ironbridge Gorge Museums – the first of which reopen on Saturday – have a rich heritage of firing up children's interest in history by showing them just what life was...
30 Jun 2020
Dog owners are being urged to give their pets a real treat – by spending a day out with them at the world-famous Blists Hill Victorian Town. Blists Hill will reopen for the first time in three months on Saturday after extensive work to ensure the site meets all the Government’s coronavirus regulations. And staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust say the Victorian town and surrounding grounds...
26 Jun 2020
The world-famous Ironbridge Gorge museums today confirmed they will start to reopen their doors on July 4 – and revealed they have been inundated with a huge demand for tickets. Tickets went on sale on Tuesday as the Prime Minister announced a new easing of the lockdown restrictions – allowing a safe, phased reopening of the historic museums in line with Government guidelines on July 4. The...
26 Jun 2020
Room to breathe, run and play in wide open spaces was the invitation sent today by a UK charity as it opened its doors to British families looking to escape this summer.  Offering a return to the adventurous rock-pooling, pond-dipping, rolling-down-banks, no-frills holidays of yesteryear, the ‘Stay With Us’ breaks offer a simple, affordable family get-away at 12 locations across the UK.  They...
23 Jun 2020
Shrewsbury’s independent retailers outnumber big chains by almost half. There are endless boutiques and quirky independents, all tucked away in little crooked medieval alleyways that criss-cross the town centre. They even have the longest uninterrupted row of independent shops in the UK!  However, being independent means just that - virtually no assistance from anyone.  So what with Brexit,...
Jon Cook, Acting Home Manager at Corbrook Park with staff thanking their local community
22 Jun 2020
This week, family-run Morris Care is shining a spotlight on the local communities that surround its six Nursing Homes to extend a heartfelt thank you. Over the last three months, local businesses and community groups have gone the extra mile to help both staff and residents within the Homes to feel supported. From impromptu visits by the Fire Brigade clapping for the Morris care team on Thursday...
12 Jun 2020
Pride was brimming over at Radbrook Nursing Home this week when Care Supervisor Patricia Hodnett was surprised by Morris Care Chief Executive Lucy Holl who arrived bearing a huge box of chocolates to deliver a personal thank you to her during Carers Week.  This week Patricia celebrates 24 amazing years caring and supporting residents at the renowned nursing home in Shrewsbury and is one of the...
10 Jun 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Furnace Kitchen is reopening today (WEDS) – the first of the museum sites to open its doors since the coronavirus lockdown began. The Coalbrookdale restaurant will serve locally-sourced takeaway food – including a pizza night on Friday and full roast dinner on Sundays – as it returns to life for the first time since March. Executive head chef Marcus Bean said he was...
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