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
Shrewsbury’s Community First Responders have taken delivery of a brand new vehicle which they say will help save lives. The car has been donated by taxi firm, Go Carz, and will be used by First Responders in Shrewsbury, who are often the first at the scene of a medical emergency while an ambulance is on the way. Community First Responder, […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Recently the BBC published an article called – Is the art of shorthand dying? I’d just like to answer it: no. As a former journalist, now PR account manager and – perhaps most influential in this circumstance – teacher of journalism including shorthand, I found this article everywhere I looked on Facebook and Twitter. My friends were sharing it, commenting on […]
by Simon Alton
Two new trainees at a Shropshire law firm say they are delighted to be able to progress their careers with a growing legal practice in the county – at a time when such jobs in the profession are often hard to find. Holly Edwards and Natasha Gibbons have joined Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, which has offices across Shropshire, on training contracts […]
by Simon Alton
A canoeist from Shropshire bidding to represent Team GB at the 2016 Paralympics is appealing for help to fund a new boat which could be the difference between success and failure. Kelda Wood is training to be part of the canoe team competing at the Rio Paralympics in September and says a new boat which has just become available is […]
by Rhea Alton
A top Telford nursery chain is celebrating after being shortlisted for a regional business award. ABC Day Nursery, which operates four outstanding nurseries in Hadley, Hollinswood, Lightmoor and Preston on the Weald Moors has been shortlisted for a Businesses for Children Award 2016. It’s the third time the company, which is owned by Penny Hustwick and celebrates its 23rd anniversary […]
by Simon Alton
Three new projects have been launched which give people in Telford and Wrekin a joined-up advice service across the whole social care spectrum for the first time. The new projects are being run by a combination of charities, supported by Telford and Wrekin Council, and include services for carers, children with special educational needs and their parents or carers, and […]
by Simon Alton
Shropshire law firm, Lanyon Bowdler, is looking ahead to another successful year with a change in management signalling the start of a new era. David Battisby, who has been with Lanyon Bowdler for 35 years, is retiring as managing partner in the spring, with Brian Evans making the step up to replace him. Brian is currently a partner and head […]
by Simon Alton
Young footballers are being given the chance to play in front of scouts from one of the world’s biggest clubs thanks to a new partnership with a Shropshire coaching company. Ball Sports Community Coaching has teamed up with Manchester City to deliver football sessions for the Premier League giants. The first sessions will take the form of open development trials […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A group of students from a Shropshire school have been testing their knowledge of German on a trip to the country. Year eight and nine students from Thomas Adams School, in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, went to Cologne last month to speak to locals and experience life in Germany. The group of around 40 students visited various tourist attractions during […]