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 Rhea Alton
A family-run tutoring company is branching out to provide support to secondary school students. For the last three years Shropshire Tutor has been providing maths and English tutoring sessions to primary school children as well as delivering Little Learner programmes in nurseries. However, due to demand from parents, owner Adele Conlon has now taken on two more tutors to deliver […]
by Dani Wozencroft
  Landlords across Shropshire are being warned to ensure their properties are energy efficient – before it becomes illegal to rent them out. From this month tenants have the right to request efficiency improvements, but the work must be completed before government regulations come into force in April 2018. Claus Best, of Smart Energy Services, based in Bayston Hill, predicts […]
by Simon Alton
Pupils at a Shropshire school donned a “beard for a bard” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare. Children at Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury wore a selection of handcrafted 17th Century-inspired beards on Friday April 22 as part of the school’s celebration of Shakespeare’s life. William Shakespeare died on April 23 in 1616, and a series of events are […]
by Rhea Alton
A former Shropshire primary teacher has raised serious concerns over the testing regime for primary schools in England. Adele Conlon, a former teacher at Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury and Captain Webb Primary in Dawley, fears teachers and pupils are being put under too much pressure. Her comments come as the National Association of Head Teachers holds its annual conference […]
by Rhea Alton
The owners of a historic Shropshire hotel have invested hundreds of pounds in upgrading four of its bedrooms and now the public are invited to have a go at naming them. The family-run Best Western Valley Hotel is located in the heart of the Ironbridge World Heritage Site. The property itself is steeped in history having once been the family […]
by Rhea Alton
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has seen an increase in need for support from the Shropshire Armed Forces community. This Spring, in a bid to meet the increase in need, SSAFA’s new Shropshire branch chairman – retired Brigadier Andrew Meek, has launched a search across the length and breadth of Shropshire to find new recruits to join its rank of […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire family going through a difficult time with their sick child will go on a much needed break thanks to money raised during the county’s Businesses for Children Awards. Guests at the ceremony, which was held last month at The Park Inn, Telford, raised £550 in a charity ‘heads or ‘tails’ game. The money went to the Harry Johnson […]
by Rhea Alton
I’ve always been a fan of UK-based holidays and even more so since our two boys arrived. With so much child-orientated paraphernalia it seems so much easier to just open the boot and literally throw everything in. There’s no worrying whether the suitcase will shut or whether it will be overweight at check-in and you can pack as many shoes […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire firm is organising a quiz night to help raise funds for young children suffering from the life-limiting condition Dravet Syndrome. Always Consult Ltd will stage The Big Quiz Night at the Kings Head pub in Market Drayton on June 9, at 7pm. Funds raised from the evening will be split between Severn Hospice and Toby’s Trust – a […]
by Rhea Alton
Sixteen-year-old Abbie Phillips, a student at New College Telford, joined the J&PR team this week on work experience. She is studying for a media qualification and has an interest in photography, art and music. She attended today’s Telford & Wrekin WiRE network meeting with account manager Lorna McCann and has reflected on what it was like to be in a […]