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The butcher, baker and cupcake maker... preserving countryside landscapes, lifestyles and livelihoods

29th November 2012


Foodie fans and galloping gourmets are in for a real treat in what is fast becoming one of Britain’s ‘greenest’ Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, thanks to a ‘Buy Local’ scheme aimed at retaining a centuries-old way of life.

Thumbs up for Up 'n' Down - Offa's Taste Frontier

10th October 2012


Up ‘n’ Down, the crisp, new ale from Hobsons Brewery, was given a big thumbs up at the Clun Valley Beer Festival.

Wet and getting wetter - but SVR passengers beat the monsoons

10th July 2012


IT WAS the wettest June since records began, and ten days in, it looks as though July is making its own bid for an all-time rainfall record too. But the sun is shining on the Severn Valley Railway just now, for despite the monsoon weather, visitor figures and passenger numbers are actually holding up ahead of budget.

www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk – Visitors to website double

12th December 2012


Following the improvements we have made visits to the site, the number of visits has more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, with the website receiving 3,644 from 1st Oct to 30th Nov 2011, compared to 7,877 from 1st Oct to 30th Nov 2012. With a bounce rate of 44% and with 83% of the visits to the site from new visitors. We average 70 electronic brochure requests per month and the highest months were  August with 94 and April with 90. It will be a useful indicator of the interest generated by the area and our website and to see how these change over the coming months.


A Local Twist to Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning

25th September 2012


Guests are being invited to bake and swap cakes to help raise money for cancer support at the Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning hosted by HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF). HEFF is holding the event in the TASTE kitchen at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, Shrewsbury, on Friday 28 September from 10am onwards.

A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

22nd September 2014


The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, proud home to Shropshire's first Sculpture Park, will be working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust who will support and advise the Centre in developing the Park in a way that complements the natural environment, preserving and promoting the existence of the many varieties of wildlife onsite.

A day of Feathers and Flight at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

7th January 2015


The award winning visitor attraction Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 24th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.

A reminder for Wedding Venues

4th January 2013


With Valentine’s Day looming, if you want newly engaged brides and grooms-to-be to book their special day with you, make sure you are seen on www.shropshirewedding.co.uk.

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

4th August 2017


Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.

ABBEY WELCOMES GHOST HUNTERS ON ITS ‘HISTORY & MYSTERY’ TOURS

19th September 2012


With 900 years of rich history and a turbulent and, sometimes bloody past, Combermere Abbey is renowned as one of Cheshire’s most haunted houses. If you love the sensation of goose bumps on your arms, your hair follicles standing up and the blood draining from your cheeks, then join local historian and ghost-hunter, Tim Prevett, for a spine-tingling Hallowe’en ‘History & Mystery’ Tour of the Abbey on Wednesday, October 31st, at midwinter, on Friday, December 14th.

AGM

17th July 2012


It was good to see members at our AGM at the Long Mynd hotel, as guests of its new owners, HF holidays. We also had a presentation from local accountants Andrews, Orme & Hinton on Cloud Accounting

ANIMAL OLYMPICS THIS BANK HOLIDAY AT HOO FARM

17th August 2012


With the country suffering from an Olympic hangover, Hoo Farm is offering the ultimate cure - Animal Olympics at Hoo, on Monday 27th August 2012, from 10am - 5.30pm.


ARTIST HOPES TO CARVE OUT SUCCESSFUL PATH AT MARKET HALL

23rd August 2012


A giant, carved version of the Bayeux tapestry has gone on display to members of the public at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

7th April 2016


A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer.

Airfix Birthday Party Packages Launched

25th October 2012


If you’re searching for a new and unique celebration for your child’s Birthday, why not consider holding a fabulous flight themed party at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford? Celebratory packages are available for children which include party bags containing a 1:72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a model kit to take home and build, courtesy of Airfix.

Albrighton - The Happiest Village in Shropshire?

4th October 2012


Ben Bentley, from Wolverhampton Magazine, has recently described Albrighton as the happiest village in Shropshire.


Albrighton Fayre held last weekend

20th July 2012


The Albrighton Fayre took place last Saturday, 14th July. It is an annual event which provides an opportunity for local voluntary and community organisations to raise funds.

All Aboard the Discovery Express at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

25th August 2015


Come and visit our magnificent train made by a member of our team - Dave Jones. The Discovery Express will be making its way to Ludlow Food Festival after the carriages have been filled with vegetables and plants from local schools.

An Evening of Poetry at the Dorothy Clive Garden

6th May 2014


Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, will be reciting his newly published work 'Facing the Garden' - a booklet of poetry produced for, and about, the Dorothy Clive Garden, during his year as Poet-In-Residence. The event is on Monday 12th May 2014 from 6.15pm at the Dorothy Clive Garden.
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