Shropshire

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...
Bath Tub Bike
23 Sep 2018
Have you ever been told to take a bath?? Well 54 year old father of 4, from Warwick, Stuart Kettell (aka @themadfool) may have taken that a bit literally as he attemts to take his bath over 1000 miles from John O'groats to Land's End! On Sunday 16th September,  Stuart set off on his gruelling challenge to cycle his bath tub - bike along the famous JOG LE run. Why you may ask yourself- well Stuart...
17 Sep 2018
Residents at a Shropshire care home are on the path to a more active lifestyle, thanks to a £5,000 grant. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Shrewsbury, has revamped its outdoor environment with activities such as a bug hotel, hopscotch, basketball hoops, a wildflower garden and light and sound arch as well as installing a ‘man cave’ in the grounds to entice people to the great outdoors. The work has...
17 Sep 2018
The British Hill Climb Championship goes down to the wire at Loton Park, near Shrewsbury this coming weekend, as all is still to play for. Reigning champion Trevor Willis of Worcester has lead the table all year but two emphatic wins for second placed driver Will Hall at Doune in Scotland over the weekend sees him with a realistic chance of snatching the title at Loton Park’s season finale event...
13 Sep 2018
Rybrook lining up for Loton Park … Getting ready for the show, staff of Rybrook BMW and MINI at Shrewsbury who are the main sponsors of the big season ‘Finale’ event of the MSA (Motor Sports Association) British Hill Climb Championship being staged at Loton Park, near Shrewsbury over next weekend of 22nd/23rd Sept. Around 150 of the top cars and drivers from across the UK will be competing for...
04 Sep 2018
A specialist pensions advice company in Telford has out bid a host of other businesses to win one of the famous giant ducks which have been seen on display in Ironbridge and the Southwater complex. Pensionlite based in Stafford Park won their charity auction for the nine foot duck which was being held in aid of Severn Hospice and the Jayne Sargent Foundation. The colourful duck called C-Ellie-...
Shrewsbury High Street Award
24 Aug 2018
Shrewsbury is showcasing its vibrant town centre and appeal as an original destination to vie for the title of best High Street in the country. Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has entered the town in the Great British High Street Awards 2018 to celebrate its achievements and gain wider recognition. It has put Shrewsbury forward in the Champion High Street category on behalf of...
13 Aug 2018
Kudos Blends are supporting two compassionate local students in their mission to help change the lives of schoolchildren in Tanzania. Along with a group of classmates from Lacon Childe school in Cleobury Mortimer, Harvey Locke and Charlie Brown have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Tanzania in Summer 2019. The pair will be making a huge difference to an impoverished village...
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