Shropshire

23 Apr 2019
A Shropshire woman who only took up running six months ago is taking on the London Marathon to raise money for the local branch of the Armed Forces charity SSAFA. Alix Walker, 33, lives in Shawbury with husband Dave, an air traffic controller on his second posting at the local RAF base. She said it was important to her to raise money for SSAFA as she is from an RAF family. “I have known about...
 L to R - Christobel Cousins, headteacher at Lilleshall School, Robert Watson Jones, Chairman of Trustees at Newport & District Agricultural Society, and Sally Western, Show Manager for Newport Show with school children
22 Apr 2019
Children across Newport and beyond have been handed a box of seed potatoes and a bag of compost as part of this year’s Newport Show Great Potato Challenge. Children at 13 schools have been given the boxes by organisers of Shropshire’s premier one day show - and they have four months to grow the best potatoes they can. The potatoes will be chitted, planted and grown at the schools across Newport...
Pharmacist Ian Swindell
22 Apr 2019
A Shropshire pharmacist has said local residents have shown a great respect for their own health after the number of people getting a flu vaccine increased by 20per cent this season - despite numbers remaining stagnant across the whole of Shropshire. Pharmacist Ian Swindell administered flu vaccinations at the family owned business in Hereford Road, Shrewsbury, and pharmacist Helen Grass...
22 Apr 2019
An internationally renowned security company based in Shropshire is celebrating 35 years in business - and continues to go from strength to strength. Bulldog Security Products is now based in Much Wenlock but started life as a one-man band when company founder Ray Jordan created a caravan stabiliser in a shed at his home in Bridgnorth in 1984. The company has grown and evolved over the years and...
17 Apr 2019
Carjackings are on the increase but it’s not just a city risk, a Shropshire security firm warned today. It comes after West Midlands Police launched a crackdown on car crime late last year with nearly 600 arrests being made in a matter of weeks following what the crime commissioner described as an ‘epidemic’. While the problem is more prevalent in city areas, bosses at Bulldog Security Products...
16 Apr 2019
A local businessman has fought his way to victory after literally beating off stiff competition as well as winning best fundraiser at a charity boxing match last month. Alan S. Adams, business coach and owner of Horizons Consultants, won over the judges with his three-round performance at the Ultra White Collar Boxing match in Shrewsbury on 30th March. The event takes place throughout the year...
Adcote School, RAF helicopter, House Challenge Day
03 Apr 2019
Students could not believe their eyes when an RAF helicopter and flight crew landed on the front lawn of their Shropshire school to take part in an action-packed inter-house Challenge Day. The crew, from the Defence Flying School, based at RAF Shawbury, joined soldiers from E Company 8 Rifles and British Airways pilots to inspire and challenge students at Adcote School for Girls, at Little Ness....
22 Mar 2019
Recognised nationally as a long-established and greatly-respected awarding body, The British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTA) aim to honour and award those in the industry who are truly exceptional at what they do for coach trips and their visitors across the UK. The awards are as much an honour as they are a representation of what all coach tourism industry professionals should aspire to be. Nominees...
19 Mar 2019
One of the UK’s leading nutrition experts will be demonstrating how to make healthy snacks and lunchboxes at Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival. Jenny Tschiesche, known as the Lunchbox Doctor, will be showing families how to avoid the white bread ham sandwich, biscuit and crisps monotony at Frestival, which will take place at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury on May 18....
18 Mar 2019
Award winning office recruitment specialists, Red Recruitment Solutions and leading business coaching consultants ActionCOACH have formed a partnership in order for both organisations to offer and provide a wider range of services to their clients. Gareth Hughes an RAF veteran turned business growth specialist manages the Shropshire branch of ActionCOACH, the UK’s leading business coaching...
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