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The end of an era

The end of an era

In November last year, Aga’s foundry at Coalbrookdale closed its doors for the last time, bringing to an end a monumental chapter in the area’s…
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Furnaces protected

Furnaces protected

Bedlam Furnaces, one of the most important industrial monuments in the Ironbridge Gorge, has been taken off Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, thanks to…
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Fly fishing

Fly fishing

STAG fly fishing club are looking for new members. The club have two stocked pools and a lodge near Wenlock Edge and new anglers are…
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Athletics club awards

Athletics club awards

Bridgnorth Athletic Club (BAC) held its annual awards evening at the town’s Castle Hall on Friday 24 November. The guest speaker was GB international  800m…
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Bat with Shifnal

Bat with Shifnal

Shifnal Cricket Club is seeking new players ahead of their spring season. The club runs a variety of teams: Adult (16+), Women’s (13+), Mixed (U15,…
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Game, set and match

Game, set and match

A number of local clubs and players were honoured in November’s Tennis Shropshire awards, featuring BBC’s Russell Fuller as guest speaker. Shifnal Tennis Club was…
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Broseley jogs on

Broseley jogs on

Broseley Joggers have been putting in the hard yards recently, with several members completing a popular Couch to 5k programme, which helps new runners to…
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Sports stars honoured

Sports stars honoured

The chair of Wrekin Riders BMX Club was the biggest winner at Shropshire’s 11th annual physical activity and community sports ‘Oscars’, the Energize Awards. Kieran…
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Ben’s new wheels

Ben’s new wheels

A local man has recently taken delivery of a specially designed transportation system to help him get around. Ben Parker, who lives between Brockton and…
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Charly’s prize

Charly’s prize

Charly Browne, a Young Leader at 1st Tasley Guides, has won the Alan Golden Award from Bridgnorth Lions’ Club. The award is presented to a…
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Half term highlight

Half term highlight

In the past two years, Shropshire Kids Festival has attracted over 10,000 families – and this year the event is moving to Telford International Centre…
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Dragon’s treasure

Dragon’s treasure

Having been immortalised in a book, Bridgnorth’s famous asthma dragon is now encouraging people to push themselves to earn their own personal piece of treasure…
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Tae Kwon Do students excel

Tae Kwon Do students excel

Siblings Connor, Erin and Reilly McGinley, together with fellow student Luke Richardson, were graded at Master Tony ‘The Iceman’ Sewell’s Academy in Derby, scrutinised by…
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Tree of Thought

Tree of Thought

This Christmas, Bridgnorth’s Rotary Club are celebrating 15 years of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support with their Tree of Thought, having raised over £20,000…
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A bear for all ages

A bear for all ages

Who can forget their first teddy bear? As Ironbridge firm Merrythought’s bears are immortalised both in a Royal Mail stamp and in the film Goodbye…
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Royal award winners

Royal award winners

Volunteers from the Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group have received a prestigious royal award straight from Buckingham Palace. The award was presented by the…
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Christmas magic!

Christmas magic!

There will be festive fayres and light switch on events galore in the WW! area this year. Bridgnorth lights will be switched on during the…
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In Darwin’s footsteps

In Darwin’s footsteps

A creative competition to find Shropshire’s outstanding young thinkers has been launched by Morris and Co and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). The competition, ONE Great…
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A clearer path

A clearer path

To improve pathways and rights of way, a new group, the Parish Paths Partnership (P3) group has been set up in Bridgnorth by local resident…
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Foodbank for Christmas

Foodbank for Christmas

Girls from Bridgnorth Rainbows pack recently spent time learning about the Bridgnorth Foodbank, which is situated next to the Baptist Church in West Castle Street.…
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Twinner’s visit

Twinner’s visit

A group of children and adults from Machecoul in the Loire Atlantique region of France, which is twinned with Shifnal, camped at the Sytch campsite…
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Wheels2Work support

Wheels2Work support

A Shropshire charity has received a huge charitable boost to help transport people to work through the Wheels2Work scheme. The Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (RCC)…
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Active winner

Active winner

The winners of Telford’s Active Lifestyle Awards for 2017 were announced at a special ceremony at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place last month. The awards,…
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Burwarton Show shines

Burwarton Show shines

This year’s Burwarton Show was yet another triumph of local life and enterprise. Grey skies did not deter as visitors, demonstrators and the rural community…
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Flame of Hope visit

Flame of Hope visit

Much Wenlock recently hosted the official lighting of the 2017 Special Olympics GB Flame of Hope. The ceremony, which was attended by special guests including…
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