Shropshire

09 Feb 2020
Staff at a Shropshire based commercial insurance firm are celebrating after winning triple figure year-on-year growth since the business was launched seven years ago - but that’s just for starters as they have just moved offices to plan for further growth over the next five years. 1st Choice Insurance, based on Shrewsbury Business Park boasts a UK-wide client base, where bosses are looking to...
04 Feb 2020
COMEDY FESTIVAL FULL WEEKEND LINE UP ANNOUNCED The full line up for this year’s Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICFest) has been announced, with a host of new faces plus returning favourites to keep the county town amused. As ever, the weekend kicks off with a Festival Jesters show on the Thursday in the Walker Theatre (Theatre Severn) hosted by regular compere Dan Nightingale &...
30 Jan 2020
The star of Channel 4 cookery programme Crazy Delicious will be headlining at a Shropshire festival specialising in free-from foods and those suffering with allergies. Adam Purnell, known as the Shropshire Lad, won the first episode of the new show, a magical cookery competition judged by chefs Heston Blumenthal, Carla Hall and Niklas Ekstedt. He will be demonstrating his unique cooking skills at...
Teachers Anna Hopwood (left) and Hannah Fox with students from the Wilfred Owen School at the Wroxeter Hotel.
30 Jan 2020
Children from a Shropshire school are busy planning their own community event after they were treated to a traditional afternoon tea at a county hotel. Sixty pupils from Shrewsbury’s Wilfred Owen School enjoyed dainty sandwiches, scones and decadent cakes at the Wroxeter Hotel, between Shrewsbury and Telford. The tea party was part of the primary school pupils’ community work as they will now...
Kevin, Suzie and Iseabeul Guerin from Shropshire Floats
04 Dec 2019
A family from Ironbridge are launching a new business in the county which will deliver Shropshire’s first ever flotation therapy. Kevin and Suzie Guerin are launching Shropshire Floats this month. The couple became aware of the therapy whilst living in America 30 years ago and have since been planning how to introduce the unique treatment in Shropshire. The flotation process involves lying in a...
11 Nov 2019
A couple born within minutes of each other celebrated their wedding at a Shropshire hotel on their 30th birthdays. Ben Ellis was born on October 5, 1989, at 6.30am and Célestine Onomo was born on the same date at 7.45am in France - just 15 minutes apart without the time difference! 27 years later the pair would meet on the internet dating site Tinder and on October 5, 2019, as they celebrated...
Head chef Barry Workman celebrates 25 years service at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge.
30 Oct 2019
A head chef is marking 25 years service at a Shropshire hotel with a meal - cooked by someone else! Barry Workman is head chef at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge and this year marks a double silver celebration for the family as wife Helen completes 25 years working at Broseley Medical Practice. The Valley Hotel has the enviable record of retaining two AA rosettes for the last 20 years...
Niamh Kelly, director of the HR Department Shropshire.
30 Oct 2019
A Shropshire woman who launched her own HR business just 18 months ago has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Niamh Kelly, from Shrewsbury, is one of 11 finalists named in the Best New Business category in the National Business Women’s Awards - now in its second year. The winners will be named at a special ceremony in London on December 6. Ms Kelly launched The HR Dept Shropshire...
Ian Jordan, Bulldog managing director
30 Oct 2019
A leading Shropshire security firm has developed its own bespoke alarm system which can be fitted by homeowners in under 60 minutes. The insurance-rated system eliminates installation fees, the need for costly service and rental contracts, emergency callout fees and additional extras often hidden in basic offers designed to lure in customers. The Bulldog Secure Alarm has been developed by Much...
30 Oct 2019
More than 100 people of all ages gathered together at a Shropshire hotel for a day of magic and wizardry. The Harry Potter event was held at The Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, on Sunday (Oct 27) and saw guests enjoy a Butterbeer before spending some time on Platform 9 and ¾ and in Diagon Alley. Families, many of whom dressed up for the occasion, toasted marshmellows near the Quidditch pitch and met...
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