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 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 […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire interior designer who reinvents designer fabrics by turning them into elegant home accessories will open her showroom to the public in May for an exclusive event. Sarah Cavendish, who has 30 years experience styling homes for clients in London and Shropshire, will throw open the doors to The Loft at More Hall on May 6 and 7, between […]
Friendly Neighbours
30 Mar 2016
by Rhea Alton
A community charity in Shrewsbury is holding a coffee morning with a variety of free entertainment on offer to raise awareness about the support it provides for people. North Shrewsbury Friendly Neighbours is inviting everyone to the event at Bagley Sports and Social Club in Greenfields on Tuesday 5 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be a variety of […]
by Rhea Alton
A family-run tutoring business in Shropshire is expanding for the second time in just six months. It follows increasing demand for the services offered by Shropshire Tutor, in particular specialist SATs tutoring classes in maths and English. Back in October the company, owned by Adele Conlon, took on two new tutors and this saw qualified primary teachers Sarah Connolly and […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Touring caravans – love them or hate them? As a child who enjoyed annual family holidays and weekend breaks in one I loved them and as an adult with my own children I love them even more! So last year saw the arrival of our “third baby” Swift Stanley – the new touring caravan. We were lucky enough to enjoy […]