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07 Oct 2015
A Telford personal training company celebrating a record year has moved into new premises and is now looking to support other expanding businesses. Stuart Henderson, who runs Ideal Fitness, relocated to a larger studio in the Business Development Centre on Stafford Park earlier this month to offer his expanding client base a wider range of services. The new studio has also been kitted out with a...
25 Aug 2015
Cancer patients in Shropshire could have had a greater chance of survival if new guidelines had been introduced earlier. That’s the view of lawyers at one of the county’s largest law firms, whose clinical negligence team has seen heartbreaking cases of late cancer diagnosis which has led to death. Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors has offices across the county and experts have welcomed the new National...
03 Aug 2015
Care staff at a company in Telford and Shrewsbury have been handed awards for their dedication and hard work. Carewatch (Mid Shropshire), based at Stafford Park, Telford, has handed out the honours after customers voted for their favourite staff. Stephanie Bodkin, HR clerk at Carewatch, said it was a good way to recognise their staff for all the effort they put in. She said: “For the first time...
John Gentle from The Pharmacy @ Caxton is concerned about how patients will respond when they find out the cost of prescriptions
06 Jul 2015
A pharmacist in Shropshire has warned a government plan to display how much prescription medicines cost the taxpayer could put lives at risk. John Gentle, superintendent pharmacist at The Pharmacy @ Caxton in Oswestry, said the plans announced last week could have unintended consequences. He said: “I sympathise with the government’s aims here and agree that there is a lot of medicine being wasted...
21 May 2015
The out-of-hours GP service for Shropshire has achieved the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Standard. Assessors who visited the Shropdoc head office in Shrewsbury said staff should be “proud” of having met the standard with such a good level of compliance. The standard, developed because the Government wanted services for all that were efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and...
03 May 2015
A former Telford lecturer who underwent life saving brain surgery almost two years ago to prevent him from having severe epileptic fits is now preparing to have part of his skull reconstructed. Mike Ransom underwent an operation at the end of last month (April) where an inflated balloon was fitted inside his head. The balloon will help stretch the skin so that a titanium plate can be fitted...
20 Apr 2015
A fitness instructor from Shropshire is gearing up to run three marathons this year - starting with the London Marathon later this week. Ben Auger, who works at Pace Health Club at The Park Inn by Radisson in Telford, is hoping to raise £2,500 for charity by undertaking the challenges. He is running the London Marathon for Caudwell Children, a charity which helps improve the lives of children...
Steve Harris, of Carewatch (Mid Shropshire) is launching a new dementia service
17 Apr 2015
People with questions about dementia are being urged to take part in a live web chat with Shropshire experts as they launch a new specialised dementia service. The chat will be held on Facebook on April 27 at 10am with the managing director of Carewatch (Mid Shropshire) Steve Harris, dementia specialist Yvette Whitehouse, Rob Cartwright, who was named Carewatch UK Care Worker of the Year at an...
Lee Evans, butchery manager and Kay Badley, operations director, welcome new school menu
13 Apr 2015
A butcher has backed a new school menu in the town and calls by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for all children to be given food education. Kay Badley, who owns G.N. Badley & Sons butchers in Gibbons Road, Trench, has welcomed the healthier menu for Lawley Primary School unveiled this week and has committed to signing Jamie Oliver’s petition for change. Mrs Badley said: “I heard about the new...
09 Apr 2015
A complementary health and wellness centre in Shrewsbury is staging an open day on Saturday April 11. The Centre for Integral Health, in St Austin’s Friars, will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm with a host of free taster treatments and classes for visitors to experience. Mini classes are also being held on mindfulness, meditation and Chi Kung and the centre will be serving tea and ‘healthy...
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