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02 Jun 2020
In recognition of the exceptional work and many, many hours undertaken to support Shropshire’s homeless and vulnerable, the 60 plus strong team of volunteers behind The Shrewsbury Ark and The Shrewsbury Ark charity shop has been honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.  The Shrewsbury Ark runs day centre and outreach...
Adcote School wins ISA national award
20 Nov 2019
Adcote School has won a major national award for academic innovation and achievement. The school, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, won the accolade at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) annual awards – the equivalent of The Oscars for the independent schooling sector. The non-selective all-girl’s school, which caters for students aged 7 to 18, was one of 14 winners who were awarded...
25 Feb 2019
Staff at a Shropshire hotel are celebrating after scooping a prestigious ‘Oscar’ of the wedding industry. The team at The Hundred House at Norton, near Telford, scooped the “Highly Commended Town Wedding Venue of the Year” at The Wedding Industry Awards. The win came following a vigorous judging process and votes from couples who have got married at the venue. It is a double celebration for the...
Ross Whetton, founder and owner of UK Fresh Meats based in Telford.
23 Oct 2018
A Shropshire firm specialising in a home meat delivery service and supplying hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs has its sights set on a national expansion after picking up a prestigious award. UK Fresh Meats, based at Trench Lock in Telford, was launched in January last year and walked away with a Special Recognition Award in the Exceptional Meat Supplier category at the Food England Awards...
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...
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...
21 Jun 2018
A firm of Shropshire architects has beaten off competition from across the Midlands to win a prestigious award for its inspiring design that transformed a Shrewsbury home. Base Architecture and Design, which worked with building contractors KRM and the property owners Mark Groome and Becky Walker to transform the River House in Water Lane, scooped the title in the Best Extension or Alteration to...
Students from Ellesmere College were presented with DUke of Edinburgh awards at Buckingham Palace
07 Jun 2018
Past and present students from a Shropshire college have attended Buckingham Palace to receive their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award. Sixteen current and former students of Ellesmere College were among 3,000 people from across the country who picked up their awards at the event hosted by Prince Edward, a trustee of the awards scheme, and attended by fellow royals The Duke of Cambridge, Sophie...
30 May 2018
Shrewsbury Flower Show has been crowned the UK’s Favourite Flower and Garden show for 2018 - following a massive response from the public. The show triumphed over stiff opposition from 11 other entries by gaining 60 per cent of the votes in the online competition organised by HolidayLettings.co.uk, a TripAdvisor company. The results were announced following a voting frenzy by supporters of the...
27 Apr 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a special scheme to recognise the local business community as part of the celebrations around Telford’s 50th anniversary.   The Telford50 Award has been designed to acknowledge how businesses across Telford have made a positive impact to the town’s development during anytime within the last 50 years, with businesses of all shapes and sizes invited to...
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