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
A Shropshire networking group which supports women in rural enterprise has launched a new-look website with the help of one of its own members. Helen Culshaw and her team at Ascendancy Internet Marketing in Shifnal, have spent several months working with business leaders at WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) to develop the new interactive site, which keeps members up to […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shrewsbury-based football team – whose players are all aged 55 plus – is to purchase a life-saving piece of equipment thanks to a generous donation from a local painting firm. Andy Watkins, of Watkins Contractors, gifted the Shrewsbury Walking Football Club £1000 at a recent presentation held at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa. The funds will […]
by Six Ticks Support
Head housekeeper Clara Lagos may almost be 60 but she can still change the bedsheets faster than most of us can get our slippers on in the morning. In fact, the 59-year-old, is certain she can strip and remake a double bed in less than five minutes. She laughs out loud during her morning room rounds at the Mercure Shrewsbury […]
by Rebecca Dutton
We’re off to see the wizard…the wonderful wizard of Oz! And Sooty and friends are coming too! Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury has a real treat for children this Easter with The Wizard of Oz, starring Sooty, Sweep and Soo as well as Richard Cadell from CITV’s The Sooty Show. In Shrewsbury for one day only, April 7, I couldn’t help […]
by Kirsty Smallman
A half-a-million pound project to replace the entire roof of a landmark county venue has been completed in time for Staffordshire County Show. The work on Bingley Hall, at Staffordshire County Showground, has taken seven months to complete and could result in a 75per cent reduction in electricity use. The hall has been completely re-roofed, fitted with 50KVA solar panels […]
by Dani Wozencroft
An historic family-owned hotel set in the shadow of the county’s best known landmark has been named the best loved hotel in Telford & Wrekin. The Buckatree Hall Hotel by The Wrekin in Wellington has been rated the top hotel in the BestOf Business of the Year 2016 awards. It came 4th in the Telford & Wrekin category overall. General […]
by Simon Alton
A restaurant in Telford is joining a national initiative to build links between Muslim and non-Muslim communities by hosting a special celebratory meal later this year. Mimosa, in Southwater, is getting involved with the Dine at Mine project, which encourages Muslim families to invite a non-Muslim friend or neighbour to enjoy a meal with them at the end of Ramadan. […]
by Rhea Alton
A Shropshire pharmacy has been supporting the local community in their efforts to quit smoking. Staff at Lunts Pharmacies in Craven Arms have been providing information leaflets to customers keen to kick the habit and raising awareness of its Help2Quit Clinic. The awareness day coincided with National No Smoking Day on March 9. Superintendent pharmacist Ian Swindell said the event […]
by Rebecca Dutton
“Can we do a craft? Can we make something?” That’s pretty much all my four-year-old says at the moment. He is really into making anything and everything with whatever he can get his hands on. His current favourite creation is the Paw Patrol house made from a milk carton, kitchen roll and a lot of tissue paper. And many of […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A 12-year-old school pupil has taken first place in an under-21 music competition. Sally Williams, a year eight pupil at Thomas Adams School, took the top spot in the strings solo at the Oswestry Youth Music Competition. Two other pupils from the school in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, also came home with silverware. Bethan Day, in year 13, won the […]