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About Simon Alton

Simon has enjoyed a career as a senior journalist and news editor and has been at the helm of many council publicity campaigns as a senior member of the local authority communications team. He has strong relationships with media producers and editors across the region and works closely with specific trade media for many of J&PR’s bigger clients.

Looking for half-term fun? Kirsty recommends WaterWorld!

By | 2019-10-24T11:13:07+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Blog, Reviews|

After arriving back from an adrenaline-fuelled week at Duinrell water and theme park in Holland, the Smallman family, including their two boys aged 8 and 10, were looking for their next thrill. As Kirsty explains... Thankfully WaterWorld in Stoke-on-Trent had just opened its doors to the new slides in the new area of Tornado Alley - the place which boasts

Ironbridge auction goes online

By | 2019-10-23T12:44:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Business News, Charity|

An online silent auction to raise funds to conserve the future of Ironbridge’s heritage buildings is now live. The auction has been launched as part of the Ironbridge by Moonlight dinner being held at Enginuity on Thursday (24th October 2019). Hundreds of guests will be dining in the shadow of the Museum of the Moon exhibition, measuring seven metres in

West Mid Showground getting ready for double the fireworks fun

By | 2019-10-09T10:41:01+00:00 October 9th, 2019|What's On|

Skies over Shrewsbury will be lit up with a double fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night. The Shrewsbury Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular will take place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Saturday, November 2, and will once again feature two fireworks displays. Visitors can attend one or both displays for the same price and will also be entertained by

Shropshire County Show visitors to be transported to the world of children’s TV and books

By | 2019-05-13T11:39:13+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Blog, What's On|

Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will be wowed by a special Shropshire Young Farmers’ 75th anniversary float parade and marquee celebrating the much-cherished world of children’s TV and books. The theme for this year’s Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SFYFC) float parade and marquee is nostalgia, as it marks 75 years since its foundation. Visitors to the

Eastenders star heading to Theatre Severn

By | 2018-09-19T11:56:16+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog, What's On|

An international best-seller and one of the country’s top television actresses will unite on stage next year to give Shrewsbury audiences a real treat. Samantha Womack, best known as Ronnie Mitchell from BBC One’s Eastenders, will star in an eagerly awaited production of Girl On The Train. Here at J&PR we can’t wait to get our hands on tickets which

Shrewsbury Flower Show shortlisted for national award

By | 2018-05-21T14:55:44+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Blog, What's On|

Shrewsbury Flower Show has been shortlisted for the final of the UK’s Favourite Flower and Garden Festival Award - but needs assistance urgently from the public to help scoop the winning title. The show, which will be held on August 10 and 11, is among 12 locations in the running for the award in an online voting competition, but time

Shrewsbury gardens open to public

By | 2018-05-18T14:19:36+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, Charity, What's On|

If you are wondering what to do this Sunday (20th May 2018), then look no further than the Sutton Farm Charity Open Gardens Trail in Shrewsbury. People are invited to explore eight suburban gardens in the Sutton area of Shrewsbury from 11am to 4.30pm. It looks like it will be a wonderful event and a chance to get some ideas

Preparations blooming for Shrewsbury Flower Show

By | 2018-05-10T14:36:48+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Blog, What's On|

Preparations for this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show are in full swing with new exhibitors being added to the agenda every day. With three months to go until the big weekend, numerous star names have been announced including Gardeners’ World favourite Chris Beardshaw and award-winning garden designer Penny Meadmore. Food fans are in for a treat with appearances from Dragons’ Den