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The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2014


Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014


With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway.

New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

6th May 2014


Specialist Cycle tour company Wheely Wonderful Cycling has introduced three new Cycling Short Break challenges this season, in Shropshire, Wales and the Wye Valley - featuring rides of about 50 miles per day, with luggage moved and great places to stay each night.

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.

Bring in the May at Dudmaston

30th April 2014


Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating the beginning of Summer in a very traditional way on Monday, 5 May 2014.

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

28th April 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a guided Dawn Chorus Walk with RSPB bird song expert, followed by breakfast, on Monday 5th May 2014 to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

Woodland Spring Walk

28th April 2014


Mucklestone Nurseries & Business Centre, a specialist plant nursery with an adjoining business centre, owned by William & Louise Friend, is hosting a local walk in ancient woodland as part of their annual 'Woodland Spring Walk' for the local community on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 1pm omwards.

Gardening Club or Plant Seller? Join us as our Spring Gardening Fair

22nd April 2014


Are you a plants man, gardening club or gardening specialist? If so the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate would like to hear from you. The property are holding their inaugural Spring Gardening Fair during 24-26 May and are offering people the opportunity to get involved with the event as stallholders over the 3 days.

Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

16th April 2014


The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is launching a new site in Shropshire this weekend April 19th-20th 2014 with its popular 24 Hour Family Course.

Welshampton Plant Fair

16th April 2014


Unique chance to buy rare specimen plants at Shropshire village fair

Eat cake and drink coffee to beat MS!

11th April 2014


Cake Break is a scrumptious way to fundraise for people affected by MS across the UK and The Old Rectory Hotel in Wem are proud to say that this will be their 9thyear running in taking part!

Cadbury's Easter fun at Dudmaston

8th April 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting a number of children's activity days over the 2014 Easter holiday period sponsored by Cadburys.

Poignant 'Battle of Somme' artwork unveiled at Dudmaston Hall

8th April 2014


Poignant artwork recreating the horror of the First World War trenches has gone on display for the last time at Dudmaston Hall.

Be a Nature Detective this Easter at the Dorothy Clive Garden

7th April 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a series of educational activities for children during this Easter holidays.

Easter espionage fun for young detectives

3rd April 2014


FREE Easter Trail 14th to 25th April 2014. For those seeking an alternative Easter experience, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is just the place.

Exhibitors sign up for Cosford Food Festival

3rd April 2014


This summer, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region's best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford holds its annual food festival: 26th - 27th July 2014, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Old Downton Lodge Open Day

2nd April 2014


Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow are opening their doors to the public on Sunday 13th April 2014, from 12-5pm, to raise funds for Wigmore School,with nature walks and cream teas served in the stunning court yard garden.

Get on your bike at Dudmaston!

1st April 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate has been working in conjunction with Bridgnorth Cycling Club to create a mapped mountain bike route through the woodland of Comer Wood.

Take Mum to Dudmaston for art, flowers, heritage and more

25th March 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate are looking forward to welcoming some very special Mums this Sunday 30th March 2014, as they celebrate Mothering Sunday at the property.

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND GARDEN

24th March 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre independent charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the office and garden.

Young Shropshire Chef to Appear on TV's Great British Menu

19th March 2014


Jason Hodnett, from The Raven in Much Wenlock, will feature during the week beginning April 7th 2014.

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

19th March 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre charitable garden trust - is to host a special Afternoon Tea for Mothering Sunday on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 12noon until 4pm.

Duke of Gloucester Visits Fordhall Organic Farm

13th March 2014


The Duke of Gloucester paid a flying visit to Shropshire yesterday where he visited Fordhall Organic Farm as part of his visit.

Get outdoors and don’t forget your 50 things!

12th March 2014


The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March and are reminding families that it’s not too late for them to get out with the children and challenge themselves to complete their list of 50 things, which they may have began last year.

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

11th March 2014


Cosford Flights of Fantasy - 17th & 18th May FREE entry

Archaeology at Apley Uncovered

11th March 2014


Lord & Lady Halimton have recently discovered that Apley Holiday Cottages, in the heart of the Apley Park estate are surrounded by 18th century ironworks, furnaces & forges.

FAMILY FAVOURITES ARE STAR ATTRACTION AT FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

10th March 2014


Children’s favourites Peppa Pig and George will be the star attractions alongside awe-inspiring steam engines and exciting family activities during this year’s Family Fun Weekend at the Severn Valley Railway.

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

7th March 2014


Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire's treasures - and the newly-renovated buildings - for the first time.

SVR Spring Steam Gala goes authentically Great Western

5th March 2014


Around 3000 Railway enthusiasts from across the country are expected to flock to the Severn Valley Railway next month for its annual Spring Steam Gala.

Art, Exhibitions, but most of all a family home

4th March 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March which will see the property begin to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War with a focus on the family’s involvement.

Vote Martin Wood Your Tourism Superstar

3rd March 2014


The time has come to vote for Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life Town Crier, to be your 'Tourism Superstar 2014'.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st March 2014 from 11.00 am to 12.30pm

19th February 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st 2014 at 11.00am to 12.30pm in the Garden Pavilion led by gardener and budding bee keeper, Zdenek Valkoun-Walker.

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

Shrewsbury Town Crier Rings the Bell for Shrewsbury in London

17th February 2014


Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life town crier, was filmed in London on Friday (14/02/14), as he prepares to go head to head against nine other shortlisted nominees from around the country for the title of Tourism Superstar 2014.

Unique Mustang model now on display

13th February 2014


Now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is a 1:5 scale scratch built North American P-51D Mustang. This unique model took almost ten years to build and was kindly donated to the Museum in autumn last year. This remarkable Mustang model now forms a centre piece display in the Museum's Visitor Centre where visitors can view all its intricate details up close.

Snowdrop Walks at Dudmaston - please take care and be prepared

12th February 2014


A local National Trust property, Dudmaston Estate are urging visitors to be prepared for the recent weather conditions when they visit for the Snowdrop Walks during 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.

'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.

NEW Shropshire Hills Art Week - Artists Wanted

6th February 2014


Artists joining together to promote the creative arts and the beauty of the local landscape

Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sunday 16 February 2014

5th February 2014


The Apley Estate's Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury.

Time to stop and reflect at Dudmaston

5th February 2014


Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are inviting visitors to take the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and join them as they host their popular snowdrop walks through the Dingle on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is now open every weekend during February and March 2014

4th February 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - an independent Charitable Garden Trust - will be opening exclusively on all weekends during February and March 2014 from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the special discounted fundraising price of £3.50 per person. Children between 0-4 are admitted for free and 5-17s are admitted at £2.00.

Britain's Best Food Hall adds to Ludlow's delights

3rd February 2014


Caravanners and motorhome owners with a passion for top quality food are being given an extra incentive to pay a visit to the picturesque Shropshire market town of Ludlow, which has a growing reputation as the gourmet capital of England.

Mayor says thank you to caravan park for Britain in Bloom support

27th January 2014


A high quality touring caravan park on the edge of Shrewsbury has received a certificate of appreciation from Shrewsbury Town Council for the role it played in helping the town win last year's Britain in Bloom competition.

UK Chilli Cook Off to take place at the Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 21st September 2014

21st January 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli festival will host the first official Dorothy Clive Garden Chilli Cook-off in association with the UKCCA on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10am to 2pm.

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

20th January 2014


The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry Shropshire had been challenged to create a monstrous gorilla statue from old spoons, ready for their Open day on the 17th May 2014. The shortage of spoons is threatening the creation of the commission from Britain’s biggest mystifier Uri Geller.

Shropshire County Hotels Competition Winner Praises Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow

17th January 2014


The lucky prize winner of Shropshire County Hotels Autumn 2013 competition has expressed her thanks and delight after staying at Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow.

Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014


Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host special fundraising event 'Build a Brood a Home'

7th January 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a special fundraising event for families celebrating ‘feathered friends’ on Sunday 16th February 2014 during National Nest Box Week (14-21 February). The event, ‘#BuildaBroodaHome’ which will take place between 12noon and 4pm, is open to all visitors and families and will also be attended by representatives from the British Trust for Ornithology, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust & the RSPB, who will be providing various talks and activities to encourage bird life in the garden.

Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

10th December 2013


Visitors are reminded that this weekend (14 and 15 December) will see the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate open their gates to visitors for the last time in 2013.

Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

6th December 2013


The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.