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New clubhouse donated to Telford BMX club by local rotary club

By | 2019-07-02T11:02:36+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Blog, Business News, What's On|

Children at a Telford BMX club are celebrating after winning the backing of a local Rotary Club which has donated a new clubhouse. The Rotary Club of Wellington members were left overwhelmed after hearing a presentation from volunteer Kirsty Smallman about the success of the club and the sessions it offers. The Rotarians, who meet weekly at the Buckatree Hall

Holohan Coaching Race Team celebrating success in Italy

By | 2019-06-23T10:27:27+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Blog, Business News, What's On|

A Shropshire based cycling team is celebrating after achieving excellent results in a multi day amateur event in Europe. Holohan Coaching Race Team, which is mentored and coached by former UCI professional Liam Holohan, has just returned from the Haute Route Dolomites - a three-day competitive event, featuring more than 250km of racing and over 8,000 metres of climbing in

Record number of visitors drawn to Ellesmere National Art Exhibition

By | 2019-06-23T10:25:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2019|Blog, Education|

An annual national Art Exhibition at Ellesmere College has been hailed the best yet after a record number of people visited the event featuring more than 300 works of art from 70 acclaimed artists and sculptors. Now in its eighth year, more than 1,000 visitors were welcomed to the four-day exhibition, which included work by War Horse set designer Rae

SSAFA Shropshire marks Armed Forces Day 2019

By | 2019-06-19T10:08:49+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Blog, Charity|

Armed Forces Day is less than a month away and our team of volunteers will once again be hitting the streets of Shrewsbury, raising vital funds to aid the work we do at SSAFA - and we need your help! The street collection is being organised by Sue Beighton and Brian Glendinning. It takes place on Saturday, June 29, in

Launch of ‘shop local’ tourist packages at Ironbridge hotel

By | 2019-06-12T17:47:55+00:00 June 18th, 2019|Blog, Business News|

Peter Bird from the Tandem Experience, Chris Copson - food and beverage manager at the Best western valley Hotel andLee Slim, assistant food and beverage manager also from the hotel. A World Heritage Site hotel is teaming up with other local enterprises in a bid to boost visitor numbers to the area. Staff at the Best Western Valley

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