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About Rebecca Dutton

Becci has worked in print media far and wide with three years at Canada’s Moose-Jaw Times Herald under her belt as well as many years at the Shropshire Star. A keen feature writer Becci has also worked for the Shropshire Magazine and written for a variety of publications including Canadian Quilter and Canadian Cycling.

New fireworks display company revealed for Shrewsbury Flower Show

By | 2019-06-12T17:43:31+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Photo of previous firework display created by MLE Pyrotechnic. 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

Staffordshire pupils hit the West End stage

By | 2019-06-12T17:31:25+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Karina and Anaya Kular from St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood. Sisters at a Staffordshire school have appeared in a special production in London’s West End. Karina and Anaya Kular from St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, are part of the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts and took part in a production of Trouble’s a Brewin’ in Alberquirky at

Shropshire students celebrate gold DofE awards at Buckingham Palace

By | 2019-06-12T17:27:19+00:00 June 16th, 2019|Blog, Education|

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 in May. Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to

Caravan owners warned to lock up ahead of holiday season

By | 2019-06-12T17:09:59+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Touring caravan and motorhome owners are being warned to toughen up their security ahead of the holiday season and make sure they are adequately insured. The number of thefts of motorhomes and caravans spike during the summer with tourers more likely to be stolen from unsecured camping sites, driveways and streets rather than from secured sites and storage premises -

Students at Staffordshire school tuning up for music festival

By | 2019-06-11T08:44:06+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Blog, Education, What's On|

Students at a Staffordshire school are aiming to strike a chord with visitors when they stage a major musical extravaganza. The youngsters at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, have been busy tuning up for the event which will feature all ages and a wide variety of styles of music in a packed programme of entertainment on June 12. It all

Ready, steady, go – show visitors invited to search for precious cup, again!

By | 2019-06-11T08:40:15+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Pupils from Moorfield Primary School launch the Peplow cup competition. A Shropshire society which misplaced a coveted cup for over 100 years is to give people the chance to reenact the search for the precious silverware. The Peplow Challenge Cup mysteriously went missing from Newport & District Agricultural Society in 1904 and was not seen until it appeared

Vegas-years treat for Elvis fans at Theatre Severn

By | 2019-06-12T18:03:48+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Elvis fans are in for a treat next week at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. Lee Memphis King will recreate the essence of the King on June 20 at 7.30pm, accompanied by an orchestra of world class musicians and backing vocalists. The show will also include video screen projection mapping out Elvis’s life and music. Over the last 10 years, Lee has

Circus comes to Telford school for Father’s Day celebration

By | 2019-06-12T17:13:04+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Caption: Children from Lawley Primary School in Telford get into the 'circus spirit' before the professionals arrive to perform on Sunday. A professional circus is coming to town on Father’s Day to raise funds for a Telford school. The big top will arrive on the playing fields of Lawley Primary School before the National Festival Circus entertain hundreds

Pure Telecom hit connection milestone

By | 2019-06-11T08:36:20+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Bosses at Shropshire telecoms firm Pure Telecom are celebrating after smashing through the 10,000 O2 mobile phone connections target - proof, bosses say, of continued business growth across Shropshire and the West Midlands The multi award-winning firm says the figures show more companies are looking at remote working as an increasingly viable alternative and that companies are getting on with

Shropshire County Show 2019 hailed a success after more than 8,000 people basked in the sunshine

By | 2019-06-11T08:33:14+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

The sun shone and more than 8,000 visitors turned out to help make the 2019 Shropshire County Show another major success. The packed programme of entertainment at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury offered something to suit all tastes and ages - with the added bonus this year of under 16s getting into the show free. Neale Sadler, Show