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FC Oswestry Town takes sad decision to fold the club

FC Oswestry Town, which was formed in 2014, has taken the decision to fold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic putting the club into financial difficulties and robbing it of a hard earned promotion.
Stuart Apperley, Rowly Jones, Ashley Chesters and Christine Apperley

Centenary charity challenge raises £2,400 for RJAH league of friends

A 100-hole Charity Challenge held at Hawkstone Park to celebrate the Golf Club’s Centenary year has raised over £2,400 for The League of Friends of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Survey rates RJAH best in the country for overall patient experience

Overall patient experience at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is the best in the country – according to the findings of a major national report.
Oswestry town centre. Photo: Google Street View

Oswestry to receive £700,000 to tackle empty properties and enhance town’s heritage

Councillors and business leaders have welcomed news that Oswestry is set to receive £700,000 of government funding to help tackle empty properties and enhance the heritage of the town.
Geraint Davies, Sarah Cockburn, Paul Roberts and Fiona MacDonald with their badges

Pride at Rainbow Badge launch at RJAH

Staff working at the county’s specialist orthopaedic hospital are showing their support for their LGBTQ+ colleagues and patients, with the introduction of the NHS Rainbow Badge.

Men force their way into house in Gobowen claiming to be police officers

Police are appealing for information after men forced their way into a house in Gobowen and claimed to be police officers.
Ian Bartholomew, best known for his role as Geoff in Coronation Street introduced the ‘Leave a Light On’ concept

The Holroyd Community Theatre Shines Bright

The Holroyd Community Theatre near Oswestry has developed a programme of virtual creativity and archived productions to enjoy from the safety and comfort of home during lockdown.

Park Hall Countryside Experience launches animal adoption scheme

Park Hall Countryside Experience in Oswestry has launched an animal adoption scheme after receiving enquiries from members of the public.
Painting by Tara Lewis of ITU nurse Amy Dawson – based at Shrewsbury Hospital. It was painted for the #PortraitsForNHSHeroes campaign

Community lockdown art exhibition goes live

Oswestry Charity Qube has been overwhelmed with the number of entries for their Creativity in Isolation exhibition which launched last month.
Cameron Bostock (Staff Recovery Nurse) and Paul Baker (Staff Recovery Nurse) with the glasses

Video glasses relaxing patients at RJAH

Four pairs of video glasses have been purchased by the League of Friends at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to benefit patients undergoing surgery.

Hope House Children’s Hospices to reopen three of its Shropshire shops

Hope House Children's Hospices will be reopening three of its Shropshire shops next week, as lock down restrictions on the retail sector are relaxed in England.
A flock of sheep has taken up residence in the hillfort’s southern half to help tackle the problem of bracken overgrowth

Woolly friends keep conservation efforts going on Shropshire hillfort during coronavirus lockdown

The country may have been on lockdown since March, but landscape maintenance at Old Oswestry hillfort has been boosted by the arrival of a new breed of helper.
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