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21 Oct 2019
   I can remember my uncle Jim telling me about how, whilst on holiday, he once went into a Skoda dealer near Bodfari, in North Wales, and tried to crack a joke about a Skoda’s lack of performance. The dealer, no doubt used to a host of such “witty” quips, promptly, and politely reminded him that the Skoda Estelle (the model on sale at the time), thanks to its combination of light weight,...
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11 Oct 2019
Join Village Water & Rotary Club of Shrewsbury Darwin for a spooktacular night of monster mashin', time warpin', fancy dress, Salopian real ale, wine bar & food - all for a good cause.   Friday 1st November  7.30 - 11:00pm Radbrook Community Centre Fancy dress encouraged - prizes for the best   All ages welcome, tickets:    £12 adults £5 chldren   **Includes food******   Buy online:...
Richard Hughes, of Chrisbeon, and his son Tom.
30 Sep 2019
A lot of things have changed over the past 30 years - and Shropshire Business Chrisbeon is most definitely one of them. 1989 was the year that Madonna’s Like a Prayer hit the charts, Licence to Kill hit the cinemas and the Berlin Wall came down…. It was also the year that company Partner Richard Hughes joined the family business, then based at the Priorslee Trading Estate. He says: “Chrisbeon was...
15 Aug 2019
The British Science Association (BSA) has recently unveiled the full programme and opened bookings for the British Science Festival 2019. This year’s line-up is notable for its diverse and entertaining programme of events. Held in partnership with the University of Warwick, the Festival will transform Coventry and Warwickshire into a celebration of science and culture from Tuesday 10 – Friday 13...
06 Aug 2019
    It’s almost hard to believe that Suzuki’s Vitara is now celebrating its 30th year in production. It’s been through some changes of course, you can’t buy a soft-top one anymore, the V6 Grand Vitara is all but a distant memory, so too the three-door. Bluetooth and Climate control are now standard-fit across all Vitaras these days; 30 years ago we didn’t even know what they were. It’s time...
10 Jul 2019
Family-owned businesses now have an additional two weeks to enter the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards as the deadline has been extended to Friday 26 July. The extension will cater for the high volume of late requests and applications to the UK’s independent, not-for-profit annual family business awards and all nominations sent up until midnight on 26th July will be considered. With ten free-...
24 Jun 2019
    According to the general consensus amongst all who rode in it, the Bentley Bentayga diesel I was fortunate to spend a few days with last year, was “one of the nicest cars” I’ve ever had. But then of course, so it damn well should be. It’s a Bentley for starters, and as you’re no doubt very aware they don’t come cheap. If my memory serves me correctly “my” Bentayga rang the tills at £139,100...
31 May 2019
   Quite when we British car buyers will get tired of the SUV I really can’t say, but I’m in no doubt it will happen, eventually. People carriers were once very much the thing to have, so too hot-hatches. Both have fallen from favour and are now to be found clogging up the small ads.    So, and based upon the old adage of what-goes-around comes-around, here’s my prediction as to what the next...
15 Apr 2019
No fault divorce – what’s changing? The government has announced plans to introduce a new “no fault” divorce system in the biggest overhaul of divorce laws in nearly 50 years. This article looks at what the changes may mean in practice and whether it really is possible to divorce without blame. Currently, even if both parties agree that the marriage has ended they have to wait until they have...
04 Apr 2019
Celebrate spring down on the farm Fordhall Family Spring Fair returns on the 28th April.  The event celebrates the spring season by getting back to nature in a community spirited day for the whole family.   Fordhall Organic Farm, based in Market Drayton, has been organic for over 65 years and is England’s first community owned farm, owned by over 8000 community shareholders. The event will...
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