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Severn Hospice’s Lights of Love service will take place in December

Lights of love set to shine this Christmas

Families who’ve lost loved ones are being offered an opportunity to remember them in light at a special fundraising church service.
A young person enjoys painting at Options Higford

Options Higford prepares to celebrate their 10th Anniversary

On Friday 29th September Options Higford will be opening their doors for all to join in and celebrate their 10th anniversary.

European Christmas market returns to Telford this November

A European Christmas market will once again be in Southwater during the lead up to Christmas following the success of last year.
Shrewsbury First Responders collect their donation from Tom Wilks – Junior Carnival Crier. Photo: Steven Oliver Photography

Twenty-two charities benefit from 2017 Shrewsbury Carnival

Twenty-two charities have benefitted from this year’s Shrewsbury Carnival & Show during a special presentation afternoon.
Pictured at the awards are Cllr John Minor (Telford & Wrekin Council), Mavis Derham (Past-President Ironbridge Lions), Charlie Miller (President Ironbridge Lions), Cllr Angela McClements (Telford & Wrekin Council)

Ironbridge Lions Club honoured in Active Lifestyle Awards

Ironbridge Lions Club was honoured as runner-up at the Telford & Wrekin Active Lifestyle Awards ceremony last week.

Youngsters learn life skills thanks to Oswestry Rotarians

A special Lifeline event held at the Agricultural Showground Park Hall Oswestry, has helped young people learn valuable life skills.
Oswestry Heritage Comics’ John Swogger (left) discusses the possible origins of a carved stone found by Rachel Scotland and her partner Mark Davies

Community digs deep for artefacts and stories to share with heritage roadshow

Visitors to Oswestry’s recent Heritage Open Days festival came armed with family heirlooms and memories to share with a landmark community heritage project.
Noah in his powered wheelchair from Wizzybug

Oswestry mum to walk marathon to fund powered wheelchairs for children

A local woman is gearing up for a marathon walk to help more children like her son to access a free powered wheelchair.
Apples in the orchard at Attingham Park. Photo: Chris Pritchard

National Trust protects Shropshire’s historic orchards

National Trust staff and volunteers are working hard to protect, restore and re-create traditional orchards at their places across Shropshire.
Shropshire children set to learn life saving skills

Shropshire children set to learn life saving skills in nation’s biggest first aid lesson

St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity is calling on primary schools across Shropshire to get involved in the Big First Aid Lesson 2017.
Firefighter Andy Davies with Mike Perry of the Severn Hospice and police officer Marvin Choudhury

Charity football match gives £750 boost to Severn Hospice

A football match between West Mercia Police officers and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has raised over £750 for charity.
The 2017 New College Telford award winners

Celebration of achievement at New College Telford

New College Telford celebrated the achievements of its star students at a glittering awards night.

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Jonathan Holden of Holden's Brewery and Andy Ward of FBC Manby Bowdler at the Golden Lion in Bridgnorth

Family-owned brewery enters Bridgnorth pub market

A family owned brewery business has expanded its portfolio of owned pubs with the acquisition of The Golden Lion in Bridgnorth.
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Oktoberfest – The biggest Shropshire beer festival comes to Shrewsbury

Shropshire Oktoberfest is coming and this October will see The Quarry in Shrewsbury become the biggest open air pub in Shropshire, with 150 real ales to try.
Ludlow Food Festival takes place in the grounds of Ludlow Castle

Top producers and chefs set for Ludlow Food Festival

More than 180 of the region’s top producers will descend on Ludlow for the annual Ludlow Food Festival this weekend.
Gold, by south Shropshire-based Ludlow Brewery took bronze in the Golden Ale category of the Champion Beer of Britain 2017 awards

Craft beer by Shropshire-based brewery crowned one of the nation’s best pints

A beer made by an independent craft brewer has been named as one of the best in Britain.

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