Shropshire

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26 Nov 2020
Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat.  A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.  30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and...
Bishop's Castle based Jesmonite expands global client base
26 Nov 2020
A Shropshire company is expanding its global client-base by welcoming four new international distributors - in Canada, Greece, Singapore and Korea. The move by Jesmonite is part of a plan to establish 20 new distributors worldwide in the next 12 months as the company continues to grow.  Jesmonite, based in Bishop’s Castle, produces a multi-purpose flexible product which can mimic any material and...
29 Oct 2020
The finishing touches were today being put to the latest star attraction at Shropshire’s world-famous Blists Hill Victorian Town – a spectacular outdoor ice rink. As part of their training programme, firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were pumping 22,000 litres of water into a specially prepared arena to create the new rink at the award-winning site. The rink – measuring 22...
16 Oct 2020
As this year’s White Ribbon Day approaches (November 25th), the High Sheriff of Shropshire has called on the county to get behind the campaign to end male violence towards women and girls. The day is part of the work undertaken by White Ribbon UK to eradicate abuse, which people can support by becoming champions, ambassadors or having their organisation work towards accreditation by the charity....
Adcote School, near Shrewsbury, has been  shortlisted as a finalist for Senior School of the Year 2020
13 Oct 2020
Adcote School, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Senior School of the Year 2020’. The news comes after the non-selective girl’s school won a national award for its Prep School and marks the fifth time in three years that Adcote has been shortlisted for a major national award. Last year Adcote was the winner of the national award for ‘Academic Excellence and...
01 Oct 2020
Becoming homeless could happen to any of us at any time – that’s the stark reminder from the High Sheriff of Shropshire as World Homeless Day approaches. The event, held annually on October 10th, is particularly poignant this year given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dean Harris has focused on domestic abuse, addiction, and childhood poverty and deprivation during her year as High...
Rural Charity new pop-up shop
24 Sep 2020
Volunteers of Shropshire’s Rural Charity have been busy creating a giant pop-up shop at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground to help clear some of the donations its charity shops have received. Following the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, members of the public have been taking their donations to the showground in Shrewsbury where stock is stored for 72 hours before being taken to the charity...
Jan Park, Vice Chair of the Secret Severn Art Trail, in her studio.
16 Sep 2020
The Secret Severn Art Trail is being extended with an exciting new exhibition after the number of visitors and sales of artists’ work for the 10-day event broke all previous years’ records. Organisers are celebrating the best year yet for the popular free Shropshire trail, centred around Jackfield, by opening again for two more long weekends this month (September).  People have another chance to...
Picture of Rob Griffiths in Shropshire countryside
07 Sep 2020
Things have been tough for many businesses and individuals recently and for one experienced recruiter, ironically, he found himself being made redundant, but… Rob Griffiths who has a decade of experience assisting job seekers and businesses with their recruitment needs took the bull by the horns and decided to create his own company, Blue Orchid Recruitment Ltd. Founder, Rob said, “I, like many...
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...
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