What's happening?

Shouting about things is our bag, so this is where you can find what our clients have been up to, what's happening in our beautiful county of Shropshire, Team J&PR updates - and, of course, our PR and social media advice and tips!

by Rhea Alton
Shropshire’s out of hours GP cooperative, Shropdoc, has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special charity fundraising ball. The celebratory dinner took place at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on Friday June 24, and raised nearly £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Current Shropdoc chairman, Dr Russell Muirhead, made the main speech to staff and assembled guests, while Dr Nick King, one […]
by Simon Alton
A Shropshire man believed to be the longest-serving teacher in the history of his school is retiring after 42 years of “dedicated and inspirational” science teaching. Keith Bell, 65, has been a science teacher at Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury since February 1975, a post he was offered after a spell as a temporary teacher there the previous year. Mr Bell, […]
by Simon Alton
A new employment law specialist has joined a Shropshire law firm as the team expands to meet the growing demand from businesses across the region. Fabienne McAllister has joined the employment team in Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors’ Telford office, and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Fabienne is bilingual in French and English, having trained and worked in London […]
by Simon Alton
A new rising musical star is set to be uncovered thanks to a Shropshire estate agent. The Nock Deighton Challenge for Young Composers aims to find the next Bach, Mozart or Beethoven and forms part of the annual Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival. With the estate agents’ sponsorship now in its fourth year, it has taken on an extra significance […]
by Rhea Alton
In the computer world it was the year Apple first launched its iconic iMac and apparently the year Bill Gates was hit in the face with a cream pie but for one Shropshire businesswoman 1998 marked the beginning of her IT company. But fast forward a few years and Katy Jones and her business partner Paul Coulthard-Jones are now celebrating […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire-born advertising manager is taking on an epic 130 mile run along the Shropshire Way with a group of running mates, to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity’s Shropshire Branch. Peter McCarthy, whose parents still live near Wem, will average over a marathon a day (around 28 miles) with his team to complete the 130 miles within […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Hundreds of job seekers from students to managers are set to turn out at a top Shropshire hotel recruitment evening as bosses prepare for the busy wedding and tourism season. The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is looking to fill a number of roles and bosses hope the event, which runs from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday July 7, […]
by Kirsty Smallman
The great British weather is playing its usual tricks again – rain, thunderstorms, sunshine and everything else in between. But families who own a touring caravan or hire their own accommodation in the UK pretty much take it on the chin and as long as the wellies and waterproofs are packed it really makes no difference to the fun which […]
by Rhea Alton
Big changes are in store for an outstanding Telford nursery over the space of just three days. ABC Hadley is based within Hadley Learning Community but will move to a new area of the school site during the first weekend of July. Staff will be hard at work after the nursery shuts at 6pm on Friday July 1, to get […]