Shropshire

01 Dec 2018
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill.  Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last year the first tier of tickets were snapped up in less than 30 minutes and weekend tickets sold out a month before the...
Charles Green, CPRE Shropshire
29 Nov 2018
With Shropshire Council due to open its next round of consultation on the county’s housing need today (November 29 2018), one local campaigning group is using it as a platform to call for greater democracy. The Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has long questioned the validity of figures used by Shropshire Council to justify its call for increasingly high numbers...
The 12 months of charity representatives
28 Nov 2018
A specialist pensions advice company is launching a massive charity campaign next year to raise money for not one, but five local charities. Pensionlite based in Stafford Park is launching their ‘12 months of charity’ which will see staff and volunteers undertake a new challenge every month during 2019. The business will be raising money for Compton Care, Severn Hospice, Hope House, Lingen Davies...
01 Nov 2018
G O Davies (Westbury) Limited, which has been trading for over 55 years, is now thrusting forward into the future with brothers, Owain and Ed Roberts. Relatively new recruits to the well established business, this duo have brought brand new qualifications and a new dimension to the business. They are eager to embrace innovation, smart agriculture and science based research to guarantee a...
08 Oct 2018
This year has seen a lot of great events and work take place here at the British Ironwork centre but one of our most successful was by far our 2nd annual Proms in the Park. This year we threw all of our energy into ensuring that Proms 2018 was a regional success. We invested heavily in a special dome stage which looked simply spectacular when lit up, and we secured the very best in regional...
 Professor Anna Sutton (UCS), Charles Darwin, Katie Morris (Morris & Co) and Jake Evans
04 Oct 2018
Creative young people in Shropshire can let their imaginations soar and come up with ideas of where they would travel with Charles Darwin in a newly launched competition. ‘Dear Darwin’ is the theme of the 2019 Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition organised by Morris & Company with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Entrants aged seven to 16 are invited to write a letter to entice...
Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre & Chris Worman, Green Flag Judge
02 Oct 2018
The Daily Mail has recently reported that thousands of parks across the UK are falling into disrepair and left unattended to become unsafe no-go zones. 1 in 3 UK councils have sold off parks in the past year, meaning that many communities are left without the benefits of a greenery near their houses. Some say that this park crisis poses the biggest threat to British parks and public greens since...
01 Oct 2018
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner. Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, received more than £7,000 from this year’s four-day event, including a donation of more than £2,000 from festival organisers. The money will be used to fund music therapy sessions at the...
28 Sep 2018
It was a double bill for a Shropshire finance company as budding artist Ellie Perks was presented with a miniature duck that she designed for Telford’s Let’s Go Quackers art trail. Ellie’s design was chosen out of 700 entrants and turned into a giant creation which was on display with nine other colourful ducks in Ironbridge and Southwater. The duck then found its way into the office of...
24 Sep 2018
A new teaching resource to help educators explore themes of diversity and inclusion through dance has been unveiled by Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The 21-minute step-by-step guide on how to structure and deliver a workshop for primary school children has been published on the festival’s website for teachers to watch. The film, produced by Wem based Media Active, is one of the final outcomes of the...
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