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Enter ‘Sir Keith Park’ - the new star of the SVR locomotive fleet

7th September 2012

THE train now arriving at the Severn Valley Railway’s two termini at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster….probably isn’t going to look anything like most visitors imagine!


7th September 2012

Music fans will have the chance to see a popular Shrewsbury duo at the town’s indoor Market Hall this weekend.

Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

6th September 2012

Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October.

James May takes a 4D flight at RAF Museum

6th September 2012

Popular TV Presenter James May took a flight in a WW1 tri plane and battled in a thrilling mid-air combat yesterday, when he took a ride in the RAF Museum Cosford’s exciting new 4D Experience. James was joined on the ride by three lucky competition winners along with their friends and family as they took their seats on board the Museum’s latest exhibit.

Local Apprentice takes a trip down under to learn WW1 aviation skills

5th September 2012

The Royal Air Force Museum this week unveiled three new additions to their collection: a WW1 Sopwith Snipe, Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8 and an Albatros D.Va. All three aircraft are extremely rare examples of their type; the Snipe is the only example within the UK, whilst the Albatros and the RE.8 are one of only two of each type in the UK. Hosted by the RAF Museum’s Director General, Peter Dye the aircraft were unveiled to an invited audience at the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire, where the aircraft will be housed for the remainder of the summer.


4th September 2012

Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, has been appointed as the first ever Poet-In-Residence at the Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - for a period of 12 months.

Graduates get off to the right start at four-star resort

4th September 2012

TWO young graduates have set their careers off to a flying start at a luxury hotel and resort in Shropshire.

Late Summer Borders are looking glorious at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th September 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently hosting glorious late summer borders, which are situated close to the garden tearoom.

Shropshire wins Local Nature Partnership status

30th August 2012

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, as well as Herefordshire, have won Local Nature Partnership status. This “will see the areas work to secure functioning, sustainable, and resilient ecosystems to sustain the health, well-being and livelihoods of the people who live and work here.”

County Training Support for Apprenticeships

30th August 2012

With £1500 grants to support the recruitment of Apprentices and a free recruitment service currently available, Jill Barcroft from County Training has been talking about the benefits of Apprenticeships:

FREE Digital Shropshire Event

30th August 2012

At the time of writing there were 17 tickets remaining for Shropshire Council’s Digital Shropshire event on 6th September (from 09:00 to 12:00 at Shirehall, Shrewsbury).

Serviced Accommodation Occupancy Survey

30th August 2012

The Research Solution is undertaking a Serviced Accommodation Performance Monitor Survey on behalf of Shropshire Council and we would like to encourage all eligible businesses to participate.

Your FREE trade pass to Ludlow Food Festival

30th August 2012

It’s Food and Drink Festival time again in Ludlow (7th-9th September) and we are delighted that organisers are able to offer FREE Trade invitations to Food and Tourism businesses on the Friday of this year’s Festival (7th September, entry between 9:30am and 11am only).


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.

Wartime nostalgia at Cosford’s Battle of Britain Weekend

24th August 2012

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight over the weekend will be a flypast on Saturday 15th September from a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (weather permitting).

Ludlow takes second place in prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards

24th August 2012

Ludlow has taken second place in the ‘Britain’s Favourite Market Town’ category in the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012.


23rd August 2012

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

Bank Holiday Family Fun at Acton Scott

23rd August 2012

Join us at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm for a 3-day festival celebrating the Food, Farming and Arts of the Shropshire Hills this Bank Holiday weekend.

Walk the Seven Wonders of the Oswestry Hills

22nd August 2012

Discover the seven nature reserves in this beautiful part of Shropshire, close to the Welsh border, on Sunday 16th September. The Seven Wonders walk is a delightful ramble through the uplands west of Oswestry with the option of both 7 and 14-mile routes.

Santa Safaris return to Hawkstone Park & Follies

21st August 2012

It may still be summer but bookings are already being made to take a magical ride to Father Christmas’s grotto at a leading Shropshire venue. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle has already had 200 bookings for its annual Santa Safari despite many children still enjoying ice-creams rather than thinking about the festive season.