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
The owner of a Shropshire pharmacy chain is backing doctors in their decision to prescribe over the counter drugs but has also urged patients to consult pharmacists more frequently for treatment of minor ailments. Martin Lunt, owner of Lunts Pharmacies which has sites in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Craven Arms, said by consulting pharmacists for coughs, colds and other minor health […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire insurance broker has been granted prestigious coverholder status with the world’s leading insurance market – Lloyd’s of London. Fiveways Insurance Group, based in High Street, Newport, was recently granted the status along with delegated underwriting authority for Equity Red Star (ERS) private car cover. It’s thought to be the only firm in the county acting on behalf of […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire IT firm is helping to support young, budding entrepreneurs from across the region. Network Support Solutions, based at Shrewsbury Business Park, has become the latest business to back the 2016 Shropshire Young Enterprise awards by sponsoring an award. Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the Park Inn Hotel in Telford for the awards ceremony on May […]
by Simon Alton
New technology is changing the face of the taxi industry, with one Shropshire-based firm investing more than £1 million in cutting-edge systems to stay ahead of the game. Bosses at Go Carz say more than 25,000 journeys a week – about 34 per cent of the total – are now booked through the mobile phone app and online. And managing […]
by Simon Alton
A new head chef and area manager have spiced up a Telford restaurant. Chef Ram Chandra has joined the team at Mimosa family restaurant and bar, based at Southwater in the town centre, and Dil Nepali will oversee the business for the chain from now on. The new chef has 25 years experience in catering including working at Le Meridien […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A Shropshire school pupil is preparing to take part in an adult fishing competition this month. Harry Upton, 15, who competes in fly fishing competitions for England, will be the only junior in the final of the adult Bank Masters championship on April 17. The Thomas Adams School year ten pupil will also compete against fly-fishers his own age this […]
by Dani Wozencroft
You don’t get the usual buzz of going to the theatre when it’s a matinee performance and you’re effectively watching a DVD. As I sat down to watch The Railway Children at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, the first thing that struck me was the lack of atmosphere – it was a big screen, not a stage, and no one clapped or […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A Shropshire butcher which celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in March has seen a boom in sales during the month, compared to last year’s figures. G. N. Badley & Sons, based in Gibbons Road, Trench, aimed to increase sales by putting on a number of offers and events as a way of celebrating opening their store in March 1976. The family-run […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Community leaders have vowed to turn around the fortunes of Telford’s high streets after the town topped a national poll for the fewest number of independent shops. Telford has just 18.1per cent independent stores, followed by Ellenbrook (Hatfield) at 18.5per cent, Yate (Bristol) at 21.4per cent and Bracknall at 22.8per cent, the report by the Local Data Company and the […]
by Rebecca Dutton
As a child, my father often used to read be the Tales of Arabian Nights. I loved the idea of a story in a story in a story. Now Shifting Sands Theatre is re-telling the Arabian Nights tales with a comic twist at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on May 5 at 8pm. The company has developed a reputation for creating a […]