Man arrested on suspicion of rape following police appeal

Police have made an arrest following an appeal for help to locate a man wanted in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Shrewsbury.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape following police appeal

Police have made an arrest following an appeal for help to locate a man wanted in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Shrewsbury.
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Runners taking park in the 2019 Ludlow 10. Photo: David Woodfield

Ludlow 10 race goes virtual

Ludlow 10, an annual 10km race through Ludlow’s medieval streets, is to go virtual this year as due to the restrictions in place around the Covid-19 outbreak.

Antibody testing to begin in the county

Tests for seeing if someone has had coronavirus are starting to be rolled out across the county for frontline health and care employees and hospital inpatients.
A sign that has been defaced and a poster left by activists in Ludlow. Photo: Shropshire Council

Coronavirus warning signs vandalised in Ludlow

Shropshire Council is appealing for witnesses to come forward following the vandalism of coronavirus warning signs in Ludlow.
Runners taking park in the 2019 Ludlow 10. Photo: David Woodfield

Ludlow 10 race goes virtual

Ludlow 10, an annual 10km race through Ludlow’s medieval streets, is to go virtual this year as due to the restrictions in place around the Covid-19 outbreak.

Antibody testing to begin in the county

Tests for seeing if someone has had coronavirus are starting to be rolled out across the county for frontline health and care employees and hospital inpatients.
A sign that has been defaced and a poster left by activists in Ludlow. Photo: Shropshire Council

Coronavirus warning signs vandalised in Ludlow

Shropshire Council is appealing for witnesses to come forward following the vandalism of coronavirus warning signs in Ludlow.
Virgin Media cabinets located on Sundorne Road in Shrewsbury. Photo: Chris Pritchard

Virgin Media work to see one-way closure of Sundorne Road in Shrewsbury

As Virgin Media expands its fibre broadband and tv services to Shrewsbury, a one-way closure of Sundorne Road from Heathgates roundabout will be in place for a week at the end of this month.
Philip Dunne MP

Dunne disenfranchised by new House of Commons voting system

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne has criticised the return to voting only in person in the House of Commons, while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.
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Scott McKenzie. Photo: Steve Brodie, © Telford Tigers 2019

McKenzie returns to Telford Tigers with dual role

Telford Tigers have announced the return of Scott McKenzie for the 2020/21 season. Scott McKenzie. Photo: Steve Brodie, © Telford Tigers 2019 McKenzie will return for his ninth year...
Cathie Sabin OBE

Tribute paid to Shropshire’s Cathie Sabin OBE

Tribute has been paid to Shropshire’s Cathie Sabin OBE, the LTA’s first female president, who was was an inspiration and a friend to many.

Shrewsbury Town linked with Linfield winger

Shrewsbury Town are believed to be interested in Northern Ireland winger Joel Cooper.
The opening ceremony of a previous Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival

School Games to go ahead as ‘virtual’ competition

The Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival, which involves hundreds of young people from the county’s primary schools, is to go ahead as a ‘virtual’ event this summer.
Bob Higgins - delighted to be recognised with the LTA Meritorious Service Award

Prestigious tennis award from the LTA for Shropshire’s Bob Higgins

Shropshire’s Bob Higgins has been recognised for his long service to tennis with a prestigious award from the LTA.
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Glenn Chard (Investor), Fiona Hunter and Ray Hughes (both Directors at Wellington Orbit)

Hammer blow for Social Enterprises and disadvantaged communities in Shropshire if SITR is not extended

Disadvantaged communities suffering from the impact of Covid-19 in Shropshire could be delivered another hammer blow unless a vital scheme that encourages investment is continued.
Neil Lloyd

FBC Manby Bowdler to reopen offices as restrictions ease

Shropshire law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has re-opened its offices this week following the introduction of new safe working measures.
Bespoke Computing Marketing Assistant Bethany Mullen (left) and Managing Director, Chris Pallett

Local IT company is asking the right questions

Shropshire IT Solutions firm, Bespoke Computing Ltd, is thinking outside the box when it comes to supporting businesses through during and post-lockdown.

Vistry sales centres reopen in Shropshire by appointment only

Vistry Group sales offices and show homes across Shropshire are opening their doors to visitors for the first time in two months, on an appointment-only basis.
Andrew Bowcott

Shropshire business to donate 10 percent of first three months’ takings to Severn Hospice

A Shropshire-based businessman, who has just reopened his oven valeting business, will donate 10 percent of his first three months’ takings to Severn Hospice.
Eglantyne Jebb

Ellesmere College launches new scholarship in memory of Save the Children founder

A unique educational opportunity is being offered by Ellesmere College to commemorate the centenary of the Save the Children charity and its locally-born founder, Eglantyne Jebb.
Bevan is available alongside the rest of the Blue Ribbon Collection

Bevan and companions aim to raise £10,000 to Help NHS Heroes

Britain’s oldest remaining teddy bear manufacturer is aiming to raise over £10,000 to support the NHS, as management announced today they were already more than half way to their target.
Alexander Newport and Matthew Kent

Traditional gardening cup, not awarded for 30 years, reinstated by Bradford Estates

A gardening cup which has not been awarded for nearly 30 years will be up for grabs again to residents of Bradford Estates.

Hospital Friends hold spring photo competition

The League of Friends to the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is running a spring photo competition to raise vital funds.

Shropshire photographer encourages people to pick up a camera during lockdown

A Shropshire photographer who created a six-week photography challenge to encourage families to learn and create together during lockdown has received entries from all over the world.
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Every Thursday evening the theatre’s blue illuminations shine out as part of the nation’s 8 o’clock salute to the NHS

Virtual Curtain Up at The Holroyd Community Theatre

Plans continue to be made to ensure The Holroyd Community Theatre near Oswestry remains at the heart of its North Shropshire and Welsh Borders community.

Arts Alive launches programme of online shows

Arts Alive has curated a programme of online performances for communities across Shropshire.
Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones and Jack Savoretti Telford concerts not going ahead due to coronavirus

Concerts by Sir Tom Jones and Jack Savoretti which were due to take place in Telford Town Park this June are no longer taking place due to coronavirus.
Choir founder, Beth Dunn will be leading the online sing along

Choir marks VE Day 75th Anniversary with songs to keep the blues away

Got 2 Sing Choir is inviting everyone to join in with their VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations.

Bank holiday festival to share a virtual hug

This bank holiday weekend you will be able to take part in a 3 day virtual festival, with a line up including live music, arts & crafts, storytelling, bake alongs, yoga, cocktail workshops and much more!
Lajina Leal

Shropshire Spicing Guru launches Curry Club

A Shropshire Spicing Guru wants to help families caught in the lockdown to make simple dishes together in a fun, sociable way so they can cook and then eat together enjoying tasty, authentic home style Indian food.

Wood’s Crown the Pub Snack Champion

Shropshire brewery, Wood’s, has used lockdown time to settle a highly controversial debate and find out what the ultimate pub snack is.