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
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 […]
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 […]