Shropshire

01 Apr 2020
Hundreds of elderly residents across Shropshire have been getting to grips with new technology as they seek to stay in touch with family amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Coverage Care Services, a not-for-profit organisation which operates 14 care homes in the county, purchased 30 new laptops when it introduced measures two weeks ago to actively restrict non essential visitors to avoid...
12 Mar 2020
A new project launched at a Shropshire care home is helping residents to keep fit and active. Staff at Innage Grange in Bridgnorth are encouraging those living at the home to walk as far as they can each day and record their efforts as part of a new mobility campaign. Home manager Claire Childs, who is helping to run the initiative, said residents had responded positively to the challenge with...
09 Mar 2020
One of the Midlands’ leading music festivals is offering folk stars of the future a platform to showcase their talents and reach new audiences.  Shrewsbury Folk Festival has opened applications for its Launchpad stage that offers young musicians the chance to gain experience playing a major music event.  The festival is looking for bands, duos or solo musicians aged 16 to 26 who live in...
04 Mar 2020
A £1.64 million project to boost biodiversity skills and expand the UK’s scientific database of ‘unloved’ invertebrate species is being led by a Shropshire-based charity. FSC BioLinks is a five year-long training and skills development project run by the Field Studies Council (FSC), an environmental education charity based in Shrewsbury, and funded by a £1.23 million National Lottery Heritage...
06 Feb 2020
A Shropshire hairdresser is jetting off across the Atlantic to style top catwalk models at New York Fashion Week. Nicky Marcar, of Salon Ten, in Much Wenlock, is working as part of the styling team at the international fashion event which showcases the Autumn/Winter 2020 collections of the world’s top designers. Nicky will be working hair styling on catwalk shows every day until February 10th As...
01 Dec 2019
The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale. Globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez will make his festival debut and organisers have secured the only UK festival performance of The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and...
Julie Williams, Butterfly Conservation CEO, receiving a cheque from Toby and Terri Siveter from Wood’s
26 Nov 2019
This month the Wood Brewery attended the Butterfly Conservation’s AGM lunch to hand over a cheque following their Wood White fundraising campaign. The brewery raised £1,000 through sales of their limited-edition Wood White beer, which was released earlier this year. The cloudy, Belgian style white beer – which is also vegan - was produced to raise money for one of the West Midlands rarest...
23 Nov 2019
Join our Walking Festival for a great choice of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, all in small groups with experienced leaders amid the fabulous unspoiled countryside of the Shropshire Hills. Meet new people, enjoy evening events and savour the unique Bishop's Castle experience. www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk
19 Nov 2019
The Wood Brewery have launched a new membership scheme which they believe makes the perfect stocking filler for Shropshire beer fans. Members of ‘The Brew Crew’ are privy to exclusive events, discounts and special offers across all of the Wood Brewery’s pubs.     Stephen O’Neill, joint managing director at Wood’s, said, “I think it is fair to say most of us struggle for gift ideas over the...
15 Nov 2019
A leading UK outdoor education charity which has its headquarters in Shropshire has been recognised for being a national ‘game changer’ when it comes to leading the way on sustainability issues. The Field Studies Council (FSC), which operates a network of field study centres across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and has its HQ at Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury, has a long-standing...
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