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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...
28 Oct 2020
Thousands of students could become part of a lost generation of learners unless England and Wales follow Scotland’s lead in pledging vital funding to support outdoor learning centres.  That is the warning from leading UK charity the Field Studies Council (FSC), which has its headquarters near Shrewsbury and welcomes 150,000 students each year to its network of residential centres.  The charity ...
28 Oct 2020
A Shrewsbury businesswoman has welcomed the announcement that a regular business event which enables people to support each other, whilst exchanging ideas and information, is set to continue it until next year.   Shrewsbury’s Heather Crowe of Calluna Graphix is a regular attendant at the Friday Hub Zoom Room, hosted by Bridgnorth-based consultancy Good2Great in partnership with The Marches Growth...
21 Oct 2020
A bespoke adventure playground could be created at the award-winning Blists Hill Victorian Town under ambitious plans to attract a new generation of families and visitors to the historic site. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wants to develop the playground – inspired by the industrial history of the site – as part of its new three year plan and says it will play a key part in boosting revenue...
12 Oct 2020
hrewsbury Folk Festival has been awarded £93,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.  The four-day annual event is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £...
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