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Chatty Café initiative to tackle loneliness launches at Costa Coffee in Telford

Costa Coffee has welcomed the Chatty Café project to its Southwater store in a bid to get more people talking.
Pictured, Shrewsbury dental nurse Maria Maddox, who had over 12 inches of hair cut off for the charity, with Gavin Pulham of Toni & Guy

Shrewsbury salon’s ‘Hair to Spare’ campaign proves a success

A campaign launched by a Shrewsbury salon to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia is proving to be successful.
Members of the club celebrate its 5th birthday

Shropshire public speaking club celebrates its 5th birthday

A successful public speaking club, Shropshire Speakers, has celebrated its 5th Birthday.
Terry Round in the carpentry workshop at The Furniture Scheme

Volunteer numbers rise at south Shropshire charity

A Shropshire charity is celebrating an increase in volunteers over recent weeks - but is still looking for more.
Bikers will make their way from Shrewsbury to RAF Cosford as part of the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival. Photo: Steven Oliver Photography

Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival to take place this Sunday

Thousands of bikers will take part in the annual Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival this Sunday raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance charity.
Telford and District Amateur Radio Society

Telford radio club heads to the Welsh coast to celebrate Marconi’s work

A Telford radio club will set up a radio station on the West Coast of Wales this weekend to join a global celebration of Guglielmo Marconi.

Positive future pledged for Wappenshall Wharf restoration

The trustees behind a scheme to breathe new life into Wappenshall Wharf have promised to press ahead despite missing out on lottery funding.
Richard Haynes, Chairman of the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club and Kate Jones, Midlands Regional Fundraising Manager for RABI

Mid Shropshire Vintage Club raises a total of £160k for local charities

A Shropshire vehicle enthusiast group, which has been running for more than 30 years, has raised the impressive total of £160,000 to date to give to local charities.

Shropshire writing project to receive visit from Edinburgh Fringe writer

A Shropshire-wide writing project which starts with a workshop next month has landed an added attraction.
Shrewsbury’s Town Walls Tower. Photo: National Trust

Visit Shrewsbury’s last remaining watchtower

Get planning your visit to Shrewsbury’s Town Walls Tower as the doors open for the first time this year at the end of the month.
Lizzy Coleman. Events and Fundraising Officer. Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Edward Goddard, Chairman of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society (Shrewsbury Steam Rally)

Shrewsbury Steam Rally organisers to host ‘have-a-go’ day

The County of Salop Steam Engine Society is hosting a ‘Have-A-Go’ Day on Saturday 12 May at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury.
Jonathan Soden of The Soden Collection gallery is hosting an exhibition of the work of Endre Röder

Work of renowned artist Endre Röder on show in Shrewsbury

An artist described as ‘one of the finest working in Britain today’ is to be showcased in Shrewsbury later this month.

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Win family passes to The Great British Food Festival 2018 at Weston Park

Shropshire Live has teamed up with the organisers of this year’s Great British Food Festival to give you the chance to win one of two family passes to this year’s event.
The team at Wimpy in Shrewsbury

Popular burger chain Wimpy returns to Shrewsbury

Popular burger chain Wimpy returned to Shrewsbury this week with local entrepreneur and franchisee Ali Reza at the helm.m.
Gary and Chris of Ludlow Brewery with brewing malts which add colour and flavour

Award-winning craft brewer takes home bronze at prestigious beer awards

Ludlow Brewery has scooped its second national award after its popular Blonde beer picked up bronze in the Cask Best Bitters & Pale Ales category at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards.

Local charities to take part in bake-off style competition

Budding Mary Berrys and Paul Hollywoods will be battling it out over the mixing bowls in a Bake-Off style competition between three local charities.

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