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
Pupils at a Shrewsbury prep school have raised more than £1,000 for charity by completing a 5k run – complete with mud slide. Prestfelde School, in London Road, held the Race For Life event to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, and staff said it was an outstanding success. Tina Owen, head of girls’ games at Prestfelde and organiser of […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A visit by French people to the Telford town their hometown is twinned with has been deemed a huge success. Organisers of the Wellington Shropshire Twinning Association have hosted 26 visitors from Châtenay-Malabry for four days. The French delegates enjoyed a welcome from the Mayor of Wellington, a trip to Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms, a trip to Acton Scott […]
by Rhea Alton
The owners of a rural Shropshire hotel are investing thousands of pounds in a new wireless internet system to improve services for its guests. The newly upgraded system is to be installed at The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge this month (May) and will vastly improve internet speed and connectivity for hotel guests. Investment in the new system, which […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shrewsbury businesswoman has praised the entrepreneurial talent of Shropshire’s  young people and is urging businesses to do more to retain local skills. Katy Jones, managing director of IT firm Network Support Solutions, said businesses needed to capitalise on the talent of young people by creating more jobs to keep them in Shropshire. Her comments follow the 2016 Shropshire Young […]
by Rhea Alton
Children and staff at a Telford nursery have been helping to celebrate the power of storytelling by sharing their favourite books at a nearby farm. Youngsters attending ABC@Hoo at Preston On The Weald Moors pulled on their wellies and sunhats for the special storytelling session at nearby Hoo Farm. The event was held in celebration of National Share-A-Story-Month which runs throughout […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A public meeting will be held in Telford for residents to find out more ahead of the British BMX Series which will bring 3,000 to the town. Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club, which is solely run by a small team of volunteers, will host Rounds 11 and 12 of the British BMX Series on August 6 and 7. Talented world […]
by Simon Alton
A trainee solicitor who launched a project to help school pupils in Shropshire develop their debating skills has been given a special award in recognition for her work. The Debate-Ed programme was set up Holly Edwards, a trainee solicitor at Lanyon Bowdler, and is one of just a handful of similar projects in the country. More than 100 school pupils […]
by Rhea Alton
As soon as I saw The Mousetrap was coming to Theatre Severn I knew I had to see it. Famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – clocking up nearly 25,000 performances – and it was heading to my home town! The Mousetrap is doing its first ever […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A hotel in Telford is literally flying the flag for the wedding season – after bosses erected a 16ft flagpole outside reception. The flagpole outside Buckatree Hall Hotel, by the foot of the Wrekin, is part of a new range of revamped wedding packages on offer this year. Couples now have the option of hoisting up a personalised flag, releasing […]
by Simon Alton
Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will have their eyes to the skies to catch a glimpse of a very special moment – a flypast from a Lancaster Bomber. The iconic aeroplane will fly over the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday 28 May, and organisers say it is the “icing on the cake” for what they hope […]