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Thanks to Charlotte Bowering from Castle House School for this article: At Castle House School, we have made sure to look after everyone’shealth this year, not just physical but mental too, by creating fun and lighthearted activities to make the bad days a bit brighter. Throughout this year, looking after our physical health has been […]

New fundraising DVD released by official Shropshire Fundraising Group –  raising smiles as well as vital funds for research Well-known entertainer Paul Rushworth (stage name Ray) a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group, began posting “cheer up” videos on Facebook at the beginning of Lockdown 1.  His charming and gentle mix of comedy, impressions and song […]

The owners of Shropshire’s Christmas tree farms are gearing up to welcome visitors after a relaxation in the November Covid lockdown. While non-essential shops remain closed for another nine days, the government has said that Christmas tree farms can now open. It is part of the move to ensure the festive season can still go […]

Plans to convert a former chapel and demolish its Sunday school building to provide homes have been backed by parish councillors. The Telford Methodist Circuit has applied to carry out the renovations at the disused Edgmond Primitive Methodist Chapel. Application documents propose replacing the “dilapidated” Sunday school building with a four-bedroom house and converting the […]

Residents in Telford can apply for precautionary coronavirus testing. Until now, only people showing one of the three main symptoms of Covid-19 – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell – have been able to book a test. This now means testing can be booked by residents as a […]

There will be a virtual market in November. A great platform for local businesses to sell their products live over the weekend 27th, 28th and 29th of November on Facebook. Every business that’s joined will have an hour to showcase whatever it is they sell, service or offer; whether it’s alcohol and food parcels, services, […]

A team of green-focused pupils at a Newport school have been picked as one of only five UK school groups to join a discussion on plastic pollution. The Eco Committee at Burton Borough School has been selected to take part in a virtual discussion on Wednesday on the topic ‘Solutions to the plastic crisis’. The […]

Food and drink businesses across the Marches are being provided with specialist support to help smaller, new and novice exporters break into international markets. A new cluster group – overseen by a specialist adviser – is being formed to bring together small and large food and drink businesses in a Marches-wide network so that companies […]

A pub near Newport raised more than £5,000 for charity after holding an auction. Lance and Debbie Pettet run The Lamb Inn, in Edgmond. The pair usually host lots of different fundraisers throughout the year but coronavirus has made it much more difficult during 2020. However, the landlords still wanted to raise money for their […]


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