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
Shrewsbury Town players have become honorary members of a newly refurbished hotel leisure club and spa and have been using the venue to prepare for their FA Cup fourth round against Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. Shrewsbury Town Football Club manager Micky Mellon was invited to officially open the refurbished Inspiration Leisure Club and Orchid Rooms Spa at The Mercure Shrewsbury […]
by Rebecca Dutton
The Great Gatsby at Theatre Severn Taking a trip back to the decadence of America’s Jazz Age sounds the perfect way to spend a cold January evening. Scott Fitzgerald’s well-loved novel The Great Gatsby will be brought to life at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Despite having a degree […]
by Rhea Alton
A growing Shropshire PR agency has marked its third anniversary with a move to bigger premises. J&PR Ltd, owned by directors Rhea Alton and Kirsty Smallman, expanded to a bigger office in the Glebe Centre in Wellington this month (January). It is one of just a handful of businesses to be located in the centre, owned by Telford’s Council for […]
by Simon Alton
A major conference looking into the journey from surviving a brain injury to rehabilitation and beyond is due to take place in Shropshire. The event is being organised by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and is open to everyone, particularly those people who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers, as well as medical professionals, and anyone working in health, […]
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 […]