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26 Mar 2020
     No car manufacturer these days is without a selection of SUVs in its line-up, and everyone from Aston Martin to Volvo are getting in in the act. But then who can blame them? So called Sports Utility Vehicles are definitely, currently, where the money is. So surely, the bigger the choice you offer, the bigger your potential profit.     Think about, luxury brands aside, most mainstream motor...
29 Feb 2020
    Rarely does the booking of a press car correspond with the week’s weather. Such is my luck – or the apparent lack of it, I’ve driven Morgan’s through thunderstorms, handed back a Mercedes Benz G-Wagen just hours before flash flooding (Its 700mm wading depth would’ve proved very handy) and spent many an hour driving a non-air-conditoned budget-buy in the heat of summer. Just for once, though,...
03 Feb 2020
  I knew it!  I said they would… Apparently, European SUV sales of are beginning to drop. It’s as a result of environmental concerns. Owners of SUVs aren’t replacing them like-for-like because of their fuel consumption, and their – the owners that is – carbon footprint. Or so I’ve heard…  But the source of said rumours is a good one: Peugeot’s CEO, Jean-Philippe Imperato. And let’s face it, if...
13 Nov 2019
Clun Valley Music returns this December to present a weekend of diverse and dynamic music, including a Junk Percussion workshop and two recitals from world class ensembles.  All events take place at St George's Church Clun, SY7 8JH - for more info and tickets, visit https://www.clunvalleymusic.co.uk/cvm-season-2019-20 Saturday 7th December  1pm Aurora Percussion Duo in Recital : A World of...
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,...
Join our Rockin Horror Halloween Party
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-...
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