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
Pharmacies across Shropshire have helped rally support in the fight against Government plans to axe millions of pounds of funding to high street chemists. Staff at family-run business Lunts Pharmacies, which has sites in Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Pontesbury, collected almost 3,000 signatures on the Support Your Local Pharmacy petition, which was presented to Downing Street yesterday (Tuesday, May 24). […]
by Rhea Alton
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Shrewsbury this Sunday (May 29) for the return of a major cycle event. Excitement has been building all week ahead of the 2016 Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix with more than 250 riders – some as young as eight – signed up to take part in the race action. Race organiser […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Members of Telford’s oldest networking club will find out about the latest project to revive the borough’s high streets this month. (JUNE) Gary Halpin, of Good2Great, will be the guest speaker at Telford Business Club on June 14. Members and visitors will get to hear about Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride In Your High Street Fund, which is funding a […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Next month’s Staffordshire County Show is proving to be a record breaker even before it opens. Organisers of the event at the Staffordshire County Showground, sponsored by South Staffordshire College, have reported record breaking levels of entries for livestock. Competitors for Boer goats have even boomed three fold after the category was introduced for the first time last year. Richard […]
by Simon Alton
More public funding should be available to help families fight for justice at inquests into the death of their loved ones, a Shropshire lawyer claimed today. Miranda Hill, of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, was speaking following the Hillsborough inquests and particularly Margaret Aspinall’s comment that it was disgraceful that the police’s legal fees at the original inquests were publicly funded while […]
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 […]