Shropshire

19 Jun 2019
Armed Forces Day is less than a month away and our team of volunteers will once again be hitting the streets of Shrewsbury, raising vital funds to aid the work we do at SSAFA - and we need your help! The street collection is being organised by Sue Beighton and Brian Glendinning. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, in the town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who would like to help us...
Longnor Flower Festival
17 Jun 2019
Longnor Flower Festival - Sat 22nd-Sun 23rd June It’s all now crystal clear at St Mary’s Church, Longnor, where volunteers have been tackling the delicate job of cleaning the historic windows ready for the big Flower Festival this coming Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. Church Warden Annabel Warburg said: “The old windows appear not to have been cleaned in living memory. Now, thanks to our...
17 Jun 2019
A national provider of business tax reliefs is continuing to promote the achievements of SMEs across the region following an evening of celebrations on Friday. Catax, which helps businesses to access beneficial tax reliefs for patents, Capital Allowances and Research & Development, sponsored two award categories at the prestigious Shropshire Chamber Business Awards 2019 through its business...
12 Jun 2019
A World Heritage Site hotel is teaming up with other local enterprises in a bid to boost visitor numbers to the area. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a series of packages to encourage visitors to the area and support local businesses.  They want to work alongside firms in and around the town to offer accommodation and activity packages that promote the skills and...
Photo f previous firework display created by MLE Pyrotechnic.
12 Jun 2019
Visitors to Shrewsbury Flower Show can be assured of a real whizz-bang finale this year with the news of a new company coming on board to put on the traditional fireworks display. The display has closed the Show for more than 100 years with thousands of people watching the spectacular on both nights. This year’s show will again take place in The Quarry on Friday 9thand Saturday 10th August....
12 Jun 2019
A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony last week (May 2019). Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to the Duke of Gloucester...
Friends of the WSTN visit the recording studio
11 Jun 2019
Launch of Talking Newspaper Friends The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) has launched a Friends group for people who would like to support this local charity, but who are not able to take part as hands-on volunteers. At a special event in the Roy Fletcher Centre, Shrewsbury on 6 June 2019  chairman Peter Waller welcomed some of the first Friends who have signed up with standing order...
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...
31 May 2019
Shropshire's leading independent care home provider has announced a new appointment to its senior management team. Carla Jackson has taken over as Finance Director at Coverage Care Services from Chris Wall, who has recently become Chief Executive of the not-for-profit organisation that operates 14 residential and nursing homes in the county. The qualified accountant joins Coverage Care from a...
29 May 2019
A rallying call has gone out to Shropshire’s “world-class businesses” to bid for national recognition by entering the UK’s most prestigious award scheme. The Marches LEP joined forces with Anna Turner, the new Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, to host the Shropshire launch of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise last Thursday. LEP Chairman Graham Wynn OBE welcomed businesses from across the county to...
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