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06 Jun 2019
Budding landscape photographers across Shropshire are being encouraged to capture photos of the county’s stunning countryside in a competition being launched this week to mark the 70th anniversary of the Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). Running with the theme “My Shropshire”, the charity is asking photographers to enter images of the county’s beautiful and...
04 Jun 2019
The Inland Waterways Association is launching its Pull Snap Stomp campaign which aims to stamp out the spread of Himalayan balsam along river and canal banks.  Himalayan balsam is a non-native, invasive plant species that can be found along the banks of the UK’s waterways. It grows so quickly that it crowds out native wildflowers and takes over large swathes of ground. Growing up to three metres...
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09 Nov 2018
Take a step back in time and a giant stride into the future to learn more about Shrewsbury’s Quarry on Sunday 18 November 2018 as part of a UK-wide festival of humanities. Co-organised by Dr Liz Oakley-Brown (Senior Lecturer in English Literature) and Dr Anna Mackenzie (Deputy Head of Events) of Lancaster University, with independent Shrewsbury researcher Advolly Richmond and artist Jamila Walker...
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03 Jun 2014
Looking for a lovely day out in Shropshire? Well you could do a lot worse that taking a trip to Wood Lane in Ellesmere.  Now bear in mind when you're packing your picnic that Wood Lane is a 81 hectare industrial site, which combines sand and gravel quarrying, concrete production and (the reason I discovered it in the first place) an active landfill site, waste transfer station and recycling...
Vanishing of the bees
08 Jan 2013
Several organisations are joining forces to organise a special half-term event, as part of the exciting Darwin Festival 2013. Taking place in February at the Hive Music and Media Centre; the Vanishing of the Bees event aims to highlight the plight of the humble Bee in Britain, through fun, interactive activities and the power of cinema. Bees are disappearing at an alarming rate and nobody really...
Walking in Shrewsbury for health in countryside
25 Jun 2012
Joining a health walk is a great way to stay active, meet new people from the local area and explore new walks in your surroundings. As the county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury benefits from immediate access to glorious countryside within a few minutes - and as such, provides the perfect location for participation in the new health walks initiative, which is now in force across the country...
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