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!

by Simon Alton
The chairman of a Shropshire school’s board of governors is retiring at Christmas after 15 years on the board. Brian Newman was appointed to the board at Prestfelde School, in Shrewsbury, in 2001 and in 2010 succeeded as Chairman, or Custos as it is known in the Woodard family of schools, of which Prestfelde is one. It will be the […]
by Kirsty Smallman
The first Charity Christmas Market to be held at a county furniture store has been hailed as a success and will become an annual event. The two-day event hosted solely for charitable organisations was held at Alan Ward in Shrewsbury. A total of 20 charities set up their stands and sold their Christmas gifts and cards or offered an activity […]
by Rhea Alton
Shropshire’s out-of-hours GP service has donated a potentially life-saving piece of equipment to the organisers of a community running event in Shrewsbury. Shropdoc has provided a defibrillator for the Shrewsbury parkrun, which sees up to 400 people of all ages and abilities running a 5km course in The Quarry every week. Emma Feely, patient liaison officer at Shropdoc, said: “We […]
by Kirsty Smallman
At the end of November J&PR were proud to support the inaugural Dyslexia Awards which were held at Enginuity in Ironbridge, by sponsoring the ‘Shining Star Award – Primary’. The ceremony was created by Eli Wilkinson, a dyslexia consultant, with the goal of raising awareness of dyslexia and breaking the stigma surrounding it. The event brought together people with dyslexia from […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Every year I say it and the following year I am proved wrong! Shrewsbury Theatre Severn’s panto always seems to be the best it possibly could be but Evolution Pantomimes owned by Dawley boy Paul Hendy and his wife Emily and producer and director Brad Fitt have done it again! A wonderful, talented, totally jaw dropping production of Cinderella. I […]
by Simon Alton
Telford’s high streets have been thrust into the spotlight as an example of how town centre traders can turn their fortunes around.Television cameras descended on Madeley and Wellington as part of a report on Small Business Saturday, and a successful business improvement project running across Telford.Business owners who have taken part in the Telford & Wrekin Council-funded Pride In Your […]
by Simon Alton
A Herefordshire law firm is holding a series of free clinics to answer queries on personal injury and clinical negligence issues.Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors will be holding the sessions over the next three Wednesdays – Christmas shopping nights – at their office on Offa Street, Hereford.Lucy Small, of Lanyon Bowdler, says the firm also offers free telephone screenings on any week […]
by Rebecca Dutton
Looks like there are going to be some flamboyant costumes at this year’s production of Cinderella at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn. Have you spotted these two ugly sisters having a gossip out and about in Shrewsbury? Well we did and they certainly look like they are going to make life difficult for poor Cinderella. The formidable pair are played by panto […]