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
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 […]
by Rebecca Dutton
It had been a while since I had visited the theatre so I was particularly looking forward to an amusing Sunday evening at Theatre Severn. And while I wasn’t disappointed, I didn’t laugh quite as much as I expected to – more a smile every so often. The show is certainly fast-paced and action-packed but the one thing that grated […]
by Kirsty Smallman
Surely it could not beat the previous Theatre Severn panto performances  – or could it? Once again we got in the festive spirit by visiting Theatre Severn to watch the panto – Dick Whittington this year and with two excited boys aged four and six in tow it was sure to be a great evening. With Brad Fitt as Dame […]
by Dani Wozencroft
Tis the season to be jolly – and plenty of senior citizens have had a jolly good time at Adams College. Around 90 seniors enjoyed a free Christmas lunch and mince pies made by Food and Nutrition students at the event at Stanier Hall in High Street, Wem on Friday (Dec 11). The annual event, organised by students at the […]
by Simon Alton
Staff at a taxi firm have raised more than £1,000 by taking part in a sponsored walk bedecked in festive fancy dress. The team from Go Carz, which has offices in Telford and Shrewsbury, walked from Telford Town Park to Coalport and said they enjoyed the challenge – despite the wind and rain. They were raising money for the company’s […]
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 […]