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Discovery anniversary

Discovery anniversary

April marks five years since the Grow Cook Learn charity took over the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Shropshire Council. The charity’s chair of trustees…
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Clive revived

Clive revived

A pub near Ludlow is set to undergo an exciting refurbishment that will help cement its identity as part of one of the country’s most…
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Cosford’s a hit

Cosford’s a hit

Applications for this year’s Cosford Food Festival are flying in, with a record number of local producers applying to attend the two-day event. This year,…
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Dragon roars again

Dragon roars again

Iconic Much Wenlock pub and restaurant the George and Dragon is celebrating a bumper few months of trading after reopening in October thanks to a…
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Wild about James

Wild about James

A chef with a passion for local produce has been making waves nationally with his Wild Shropshire project. James Sherwin, who’s based at Ternhill Farm…
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Hobsons’ haul

Hobsons’ haul

Hobsons Brewery started the year with a spring in their step, bringing home five regional CAMRA awards at the annual Birmingham ceremony. Hobsons dominated the…
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Fairtrade Bake Off

Fairtrade Bake Off

The focus of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is the plight of small-scale cocoa growers around the world. Many of these are women, hence the Fairtrade…
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Street eats

Street eats

David and Charlotte Bailey serve nutritious, unrefined wholefoods from their street food van, Wholefood Heaven, as they travel the world in search of new and…
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Pack it in!

Pack it in!

A local coffee manufacturer has taken on board the national drive to cut down on packaging waste. Ground coffee specialists Hundred House Coffee, based near…
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Flour arranging

Flour arranging

An Ironbridge baker is picking up on the trend for homebaking with a range of breadmaking courses for locals who’d like to give Paul Hollywood…
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Animal-free app

Animal-free app

On World Vegan Day in November, the Vegan Society launched an app to help those who want to try out a plant-based lifestyle find foods…
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Social gathering

Social gathering

A new cookbook brings together simple, thrifty recipes that first made it big on social media. Ben Lebus is a young man with a mission.…
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County pubs shine

County pubs shine

Three Shropshire pubs have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Great British Pub Awards. Whitchurch’s Hamner Arms has been listed for Turnaround Pub, while…
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Café for the community

Café for the community

A brand-new community café, which is a collaborative project between Bridgnorth Endowed School and the school caterers, Aspens, was opened at the town’s Leisure Centre…
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Sideways on

Sideways on 

When Niki Segnit realised she was reading more about recipes than using them, she decided it was time to approach cookery in a new way.…
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Harvest home

Harvest home 

To mark the year’s most bountiful season, an event at Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October will explore old harvest…
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Crime does pie!

Crime does pie! 

The British Ironwork Centre has announced an unusual new culinary adventure: ‘prison pies’ made by inmates of HMP Berwyn. HMP Berwyn in Wrexham aims to…
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Dairy impressive

Dairy impressive 

Ludlow Food Centre are celebrating having won Bronze awards for both their Unsalted Butter and the intriguingly-named Cheese With No Name at the 2018 British…
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Award for meringues

Award for meringues 

Shropshire bakers Flower & White are enjoying a double celebration. As well as launching a limited-edition collection of chocolate-themed meringues ahead of the festive season,…
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Quarrying flavour

Quarrying flavour

Up to 25,000 people will descend on Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park for the town’s annual food festival on the weekend of 23 and 24 June. Organisers…
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Preserving pride

Preserving pride

 Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the 10th year in a row after scooping three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards. Darren…
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Gorge yourself!

Gorge yourself!

Foodies who thrive on trying different cuisine will relish the chance to sample a range of dishes at a new event at Enginuity in May.…
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Steam en-gin journey

Steam en-gin journey

The Warwickshire-based Little Gin Company is offering passengers the chance to board a Severn Valley Railway train with a difference on Saturday 23 June. Gin…
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Meringues are just right

Meringues are just right

A local firm is introducing an innovative addition to their stunning range of gourmet handcrafted meringues. Award-winning Telford bakers Flower & White have launched an…
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RECIPE: Flour power

RECIPE: Flour power

A new recipe book is putting the spotlight on different types of flour. Flour by Christine McFadden (Absolute Press, £26) explores the options available to…
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Cooking for wellbeing

Cooking for wellbeing

If you’re feeling a little sluggish after the festive season’s excesses, a one-day cookery course at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre may be for you.…
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