Shropshire

13 Jul 2021
Last Sunday, 11th July, saw 30 of the top German Wirehaired Pointers from across the UK, descend upon the British Ironwork Centre for their breed only open show for the title of Best in Show.  Judge, Tom Mather, Chairman of Crufts, assessed each dog based on their closeness to the breed standard, a list of requirements for movement, appearance, and temperament. Having already judged at three...
01 Jul 2021
On Sunday 11th July, the top winning German Wirehaired Pointers will be attending the British Ironwork Centre to compete in their breed only open show for the title of Best in Show. This Kennel Club licensed event will be the first time, the dogs and their owners, have come together since the pandemic in 2020 and will be the first dog show ever held at the Centre.  Judge Mr Tom Mather, Crufts...
24 Jun 2021
A showpiece Shropshire conference investigating the way technology can help tackle the climate change crisis has been hailed a huge success. Shropshire Council’s two-day Tech Severn 21 event attracted experts from across the country - and a global audience – as it shone a light on the ways innovation can help protect the environment. The virtual conference ran across June 16 and 17 and featured...
17 Jun 2021
A Shrophire vineyard has created history after winning a second gold medal for a red wine at the world’s most prestigious wine competition. The Hencote vineyard struck gold with its Mark I 2018 wine at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) – widely regarded as the Olympics of the industry. The award means the vineyard is the first in the UK to have won gold for two different still red wines,...
A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of building work on the UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans.
15 Jun 2021
A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of building work on the UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans. The pioneering facility at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) in Gobowen will be built by Pave Aways Building Contractors, which is based just eight miles from the world-renowned Shropshire hospital. The £6m two-...
15 Jun 2021
The humble cheese and ham toastie has been crowned the nation’s favourite cheese sandwich, as part of a special World Cup of Cheese Sandwiches tournament! More than 1,100 public votes were cast during the competition, organised by UK company Bridge Cheese, with some of the nation’s biggest brands including Branston Pickle and Marmite ‘wheying’ in! The mouth-watering ham and cheese melt beat off...
19 May 2021
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed its plans for a covid-safe festival including a refreshed line up to celebrate the best of British based folk artists.  Organisers have elected for outside stages and more outdoor activities to ensure it can meet any possible covid related regulations that might be in place by August Bank Holiday when the four-day festival takes place. The new line up...
17 May 2021
The British Ironwork Centre is a firm believer of bringing dogs along for an adventure with the whole family. With their own private entranceway, complimentary dog bags and Bonio biscuit on arrival, the site has three dog friendly routes around the site, which includes dog waste bins and water stations. So, when Marketing Manager and Secretary of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club, Alice Turnbull...
04 May 2021
Tenants in Shropshire will have more involvement in the management of their homes after the creation of a new role by a housing association. Shropshire Rural Housing Association is based near Shrewsbury and manages about 300 homes across the county - and its board has made a pledge to increase the involvement of tenants in the future. The board has recently agreed a new set of vision and values...
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...
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