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
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 […]
by Dani Wozencroft
It’s bound to be a busy time of year for any butcher – but one shop in Telford has been inundated with orders from across the UK and seen Christmas food trends change. Bosses at G. N. Badley & Sons butchers, in Gibbons Road, Trench, have so far prepared 570 turkeys, one tonne of sausages, 6,000 pigs in blankets, 150 […]
Dear Santa review
23 Dec 2015
by Rhea Alton
Taking kids to the theatre for the first time is always a nervous time. In my experience every child is different so you can never actually judge when they are the right age to have their first theatre visit – not very helpful I know…. But my experience at Theatre Severn on Sunday made me realise it can also make […]
by Dani Wozencroft
A football team in Shrewsbury has received an early Christmas gift from a town businessman – their first ever brand new kit. The Shrewsbury Up and Comers FC Eagles Under 12s team has been going for five years but has always relied on second hand kits from wherever they could find – never having their own identify or colours of […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Staff at a Telford nursery worked long into the night to complete a giant milk bottle igloo in time for a visit from Santa. And their efforts didn’t go unnoticed by children attending ABC Day Nursery who got to sit inside the grotto and receive a present from Father Christmas. Staff at the Hoo Farm nursery, located in Preston On […]
by Simon Alton
A charity in Shropshire which helps get children reading is looking to double the number of youngsters it supports during 2016. Beanstalk recruits and trains people to help children who are struggling with their reading in schools across Shropshire – and the charity is undertaking a major recruitment drive. As well as reading, volunteers play educational games and help children […]
by Kirsty Smallman
This year’s panto Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at The Place in Oakengates, Telford, was extra special as our boys knew some of their friends from school were performing. With Jeremy Edwards from Hollyoaks and Holby City taking the starring role as the handsome Prince Edward and Nicole Faraday of ITV’s Bad Girls and Emmerdale as evil Queen Grizelda […]