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 Shrewsbury GP surgery has been highly commended in a national award that celebrates the dedication and innovation shown by practices in challenging times. Marden Medical Practice in Sutton Road, went up against practices in London and Devon in the final of the Caradoc GP Practice of the Year 2015. Sponsored by global company Henry Schein Medical and Shropshire-based Fluid […]
by Rhea Alton
Gone are the days of Telford being all about shops, houses and industrial estates – it now officially has the best town park in the UK – how amazing is that? Telford Town Park was voted the best in the UK by the general public in The Fields in Trust Awards. What a great achievement. Here at J&PR we are […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Senior citizens in north Shropshire are being offered the chance to have a free Christmas lunch made and served by teenagers. The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party hosted by Adams College in Wem will take place on December 11. It will be held in the Stanier Hall on High Street from 12.20pm to 2.30pm with lunch served by students studying […]
by Rhea Alton
Hours spent bashing out copy, reporting breaking news, deciphering political jargon and hitting deadline after deadline means most ex-journalists who now work in the PR world are pretty adept at spotting a good, interesting and most of all newsworthy story to write into a press release for clients. But, where ex-journalists truly excel in the PR world is in their […]
by Rebecca Dutton
A Shropshire insurance broker is celebrating after being presented with the prestigious industry award of ‘young achiever of the year.’ Daniel Butler, of Beaumont Lawrence, based in Shrewsbury, scooped the award at the annual gala dinner of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) of Shropshire and Mid-Wales at the Albrighton Hall Hotel. The 34-year-old is an active member of the local […]
by Simon Alton
Taking part in sport and other forms of exercise can improve children’s thinking and learning skills, according to new research. A report published in a medical journal found that children who took part in organised activities, such as football and swimming, for more than an hour a week performed better than inactive children in a series of mental tests. Bosses […]
by Rhea Alton
Shropshire youngsters will be donning a robe and picking up their lightsabers as they prepare for a day at a Jedi Training Academy being held in the county. Children will be greeted by Storm Troopers before being taken to their Jedi Training, and with the highly anticipated new Star Wars film due out next month organisers are expecting to see […]
by Simon Alton
Staff at a taxi firm in Shropshire are preparing for a festive fancy dress sponsored walk to raise cash for a charity which changes young people’s lives. Taxi drivers and office staff at Go Carz,along with their friends and family, will be walking from Telford Town Park to Coalport on December 6 as part of the firm’s fundraising efforts for […]
by Simon Alton
Volunteers at Samaritans in Shrewsbury will be able to listen in comfort to those in need – thanks to a donation of two new reclining chairs. The team, based at Swan House in Coleham, spend many hours on the phone, listening to people who call up for help. But the volunteers were finding their old chairs very uncomfortable, which made […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Telecommunications experts in Shropshire have warned that a change of focus by a national company will lead to widespread issues with telephone systems for businesses across the UK. Fluid Network Solutions, based in Shrewsbury, which runs the telephony network for out of hours GP service Shropdoc, predicts around 90per cent of companies in the UK will be affected by this […]