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Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

4th May 2017


Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018.

40th anniversary Grease outdoor cinema experience at Blists Hill Victorian Town Friday 6th July

26th June 2018


Fans of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be treated to an outdoor screening of the original 1978 Grease film with a difference at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Friday evening, 6th July.

"HORRIFIC" HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA AT HAWKSTONE PARK

29th August 2012


There will be something spooky going on at a Shropshire visitor attraction this Halloween. The spooky Trip around the caves and woods of The Follies at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, will get underway at 6.00pm on Wednesday 31st October.

'Flights of Fancy' cartoon exhibition now on display

9th August 2012


On display until 24th September 2012. FREE admission.

'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015


Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th.

'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

10th February 2014


Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 10th May 2014, will go on sale from Monday 24th February through the Royal Air Force Museum's website.

'Woodland Spring Walk' from Mucklestone Nurseries

26th February 2015


Saturday 11th April 2015

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

22nd November 2016


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events.

10th Shrewsbury Darwin Festival 10th - 23rd February 2013

10th January 2013


An exciting programme of events for all ages is on offer at the 2013 festival, which runs from 10th to 23rd February 2013. The festival, which has been arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, aims to inspire people with curiosity about the natural world and awaken understanding of the marvellous wildlife with which we share our world.

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

19th April 2017


Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.

2013 Shropshire Hills Brochure

12th December 2012


This is now at the printers and advertising in the Shropshire Brochure has been booked. We’ll get sample copies of the brochure out to you in the new year.


30% off the very best menus in the County

18th February 2014


Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (18th Feb 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

25th February 2016


The story of the Severn Valley Railway at Severn Valley Country Park, an illustrated talk - Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

22nd August 2017


The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

‘Cosford Flights of Fantasy’ - an iconic sci-fi weekend

12th October 2012


This November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be transporting its visitors back to the 60’s and 70’s with a weekend devoted to classic British sci-fi.

Accolade for Offa's Dyke

5th November 2012


Travel Guide Lonely Planet has named Offa's Dyke as one of the world's ten "greatest wall walks" in their new guide "Best in Travel 2013" published last month.


Bishop's Castle Town Hall restoration project to begin thanks to lottery support

3rd October 2012


The £676,800 grant means a total restoration of the grade II* listed building which, among other things will house a brand new visitor information centre.

Blacksmith metalwork demonstrations at the October Craven Arms Farmers Market

4th October 2012


Come and watch local blacksmith, Frazer Picot, at work in his mobile forge at the next Craven Arms Farmers’ Market on Saturday 6th October at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Bridal Boutique Opening in Ludlow Thursday 13th September

7th September 2012


Ludlow is fast becoming one of the most popular locations in which to hold a wedding, with many beautiful and historic venues to choose from. Now, thanks to local resident Georgina Fitzgerald, brides-to-be can also choose Ludlow as the place in which to find their special wedding gown for the big day.

Budding Reporters' Special Assignment at Ludlow Touring Park

5th July 2012


Four budding journalists from Bishop Hooper Primary School in Ludlow, armed with pens, notepads and a camera, have been given a special reporting assignment.
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