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Dr Olivia Chapple, founder and Chair of Trustees of Horatio’s Garden with BBC presenter and leading garden designer Joe Swift and Penny Meadmore, a Royal Horticultural Society award winning garden designer

Horatio’s Garden welcomes top designers at Shrewsbury Flower Show

A national charity which plans to create a sanctuary garden for patients with spinal injury at the RJAH was one of the exhibitors at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Local historian Nigel Hinton researched and wrote the new book

New book on Shrewsbury Drapers’ history to be launched

A book which sheds new light shed on a powerful Shropshire trading company is to be launched next month.
Councillor Jane Mackenzie, Mayor of Shrewsbury with David Morris, Board Member of Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust receives Shrewsbury Town Council grant

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust has received a Community Grant of £2000 from Shrewsbury Town Council.
Tony Davis (Henlle Park Men’s Captain), William Edwards (Arthur’s Vauxhall, Sales Manager), Joanne Aird (Arthur’s Vauxhall, Marketing Manager), Angie Tomley (Henlle Park, Proprietor), Curtis Langley (Fundraiser, The Movement Centre)

Local charity aims for a hole in one with golf day

Corporate Sponsors have pulled out all the stops to help raise funds for a Shropshire based charity by supporting their golf day.
Richie Woodhall and Nurse Julie Rich

Plans announced for second life-saving prostate screening event in Madeley

Plans have been announced for a second prostate cancer screening event in Madeley following the massive success of one staged in March this year.
Stokesay Court, near Ludlow. Photo: Tim King

Stokesay Court to celebrate ten years of ‘Atonement’ with charity open day

Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map.
From left, Sean Langford, Karl Ainsworth, Steve Shaw, Brett Shaw, Ashley Brothwood, Scott Shaw, Brad Shaw

Friends to tackle entire length of River Severn for charity

A group of friends from Telford will take part in a gruelling 204-mile triathlon along the length of the River Severn in aid of Bowel Cancer UK later this year.
Hair & beauty was one of the programmes pupils could sign up to

Telford youngsters graduate from the ‘Children’s University’

Primary school pupils across Telford & Wrekin explored a range of exciting activities by signing up for a free place at the ‘Children’s University’.
Steve Chapman, Stuart Woodings from County Goldsmiths, Tina Boyle from Acoustic Boutique

Window with a difference celebrates Shrewsbury’s past, present and future

A window display with a difference has been unveiled to celebrate Shrewsbury’s connection to Charles Darwin and its vibrant retail and events offer.
Philip Godsal of Iscoyd Park, near Whitchurch in the library

Historic north Shropshire house to open as part of Invitation to View scheme

The owner of an historic north Shropshire house will include rare colour wartime photos and a restored library as part of a personal tour next week.
The Shrewsbury Memory Walk will take place on Sunday 17 September at Attingham Park

Volunteer of over 28 years organising Shrewsbury Memory Walk

Alzheimer’s Society volunteers are organising the annual Memory walk at Attingham Park in Shrewsbury.
The fourth Ludlow Cycling Festival takes place on Sunday 17th September

Ludlow Cycling Festival says get ‘on your bike’ for Macmillan

Having raised more than £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, organisers of the Ludlow Cycling Festival are gearing up to make this year’s festival even bigger and better.

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Telfood Feastival 2017

Telfood Feastival returns for 2017 bringing food and family fun to Telford

The Telfood Feastival is returning to Telford on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 with a range of food delights for everyone.
The new tearoom offers visitors and passers-by a range of locally sourced, fresh and seasonal food. Photo: English Heritage

English Heritage unveils new tea room at Stokesay Castle

English Heritage owned Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms has opened a brand new tea room in neighbouring Stokesay Cottage.

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.
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Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings.

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