What's happening?

We are based in the lovely county of Shropshire and although we work with clients in a wide range of surrounding counties, and virtually with businesses across the UK, we love where we live and love to shout about it.

Shouting about things is really our bag so this is the page where we tell you what our clients have been up to, what's happening in Shropshire, what's happening with J&PR - and of course our advice and tips!

Panto Time!!!
17 Dec 2011
by Kirsty Smallman
After two and a half hours of full-on laughter, first class panto entertainment – I am asking myself the question “why has it taken so long to pay my first visit to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn?” Aladdin – produced by Shropshire’s Paul Hendy and his wife Emily Wood under their company Evolution Productions – has this week become a “record-breaker” after […]
by Rhea Alton
After four days at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury I am tired, a little achy, in much need of a long shower but very very happy. The whole event has been really wonderful, especially for me going as a family with a seven-month old – the first time we have camped with a baby […]
by Rhea Alton
Well, day two has been cracking. We woke to sunshine and enjoyed a cuppa and bacon gaps outside the tent before having a stroll around the crafts tents and bookstalls then nipping into Shrewsbury for a camping cooker (ours turned out to be a gas lamp which wasn’t at all useful at boiling the kettle). We perused the real ale […]
by Rhea Alton
It’s started to rain. But it’s all good. I am sat in my tent listening to some very talented people playing wonderful music. The sun has just gone down in spectacular style and I have had a great afternoon……and the evening is just getting going…… The Shrewsbury Folk Festival does so many things so well. They don’t let too many […]
by Rhea Alton
Summer is always a busy time for me as the press officer for a number of shows, events and the Shropshire County Showground, and the August Bank Holiday is no exception….although it is a little different. Rather than promoting the event in a bid to attract hundreds of visitors I am looking to get people to stay at home for […]
Modern Journalism
06 Jul 2011
by Rhea Alton
When I first saw a journalist sitting in a council meeting with a tiny laptop I was shocked. A computer is not the tool of a reporter, a hack, an investigator……it is, and always has been, a pen (or pencil should it be raining) and a pad/journal/jotter etc I knew times ‘were a changing’ but I didn’t want them to, […]
Crown Court
06 Jul 2011
by Rhea Alton
Covering a crown court is one of the really interesting aspects of the life of a local reporter. It is the place where you come face to face with murderers, rapists, abusers and many more, and watch as public justice unfolds. Covering a trial has its interesting – and dull – moments but for me, particularly this week, I have […]