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09 Jun 2021
      Not so long ago we used to consider Kia as very much a budget brand, their cars the kind of things you would buy simply because you needed (rather than wanted) a cheap run-around – albeit always a cheerful and reliable one. Kia though had other ideas. They headhunted their now chief designer from Audi, and moved their design centre from their home in Korea to central Europe, so as to appeal...
happy dog in a park
22 Apr 2021
As lockdown restrictions start to lift, and the warmer weather starts rolling in, families can finally start to plan some fun days out in the sunshine. For families with dogs, that means planning activities that include your furry friend - but look no further, as ABC Boat Hire have compiled a list of the 10 best rated dog friendly activities in Shropshire. After compiling a list of all of the...
18 Nov 2020
A family of five from Shrewsbury are enjoying the benefits of living in their first permanent home – which also has all the space they need. When Kate and David Onions found out that plans had been approved for 228 new homes at Bellway’s Copthorne Keep development in their hometown of Shrewsbury, the couple quickly decided to make it their goal to find their first home there. The couple, who have...
21 Oct 2020
   You probably don’t need me to tell you that life is chock-full of compromises, and especially-so when it comes to buying the family car. As the driver you’ll no-doubt want something that does at least possess some potential to entertain; an element of involvement, after all, goes a long way. Running costs too need careful consideration; monthly payments, residual values, miles per gallon etc....
23 Sep 2020
Visitors to Cadbury World can expect no tricks and plenty of treats as the attraction launches its fang-tastic Halloween Spooktacular, every day from Saturday 17th October – Sunday 1st November. Guests, young and old alike, will love the frightfully fun Halloween activities and entertainment on offer at the Bournville-based attraction this scary season. In the Cadbury World Marquee, visitors can...
Artist Maggie Humphry
21 Aug 2020
Organisers of a popular free event on the Shropshire arts calendar are thrilled to announce that it will go ahead next month (September) with more venues and artists taking part than ever. The Secret Severn Art Trail, which is centred around Jackfield, will run from Thursday 3 September to Sunday 13 September. People are invited to enjoy artwork from the best local established and up-and-coming...
10 Apr 2020
      If ever there was a name to evoke images of neat little British post-war sports-cars, then surely it would be MG. Their famous octagonal badge has graced the radiators of some of the most instantly recognisable roadsters ever built; perfect Sunday morning soft-tops such the T-type, the Midget, the MGA, probably most famously the MGB and MGBGT, the rarer MGC,  and the relatively more recent...
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...
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