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Shrewsbury toons

Shrewsbury toons

Shrewsbury is again set to get drawing this April as the International Cartoon Festival returns, with this year’s theme being ‘Vision’. From Wednesday 15 to…
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Bridge going strong

Bridge going strong

A local youth charity turns 26 this year and is engaging more young people than ever. The Bridge Youth Centre’s John Prockter explained, “We’ve been…
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Food Bank boost

In its sixth year of operation, Bridgnorth Food Bank was able to support locals in need to the tune of over 30,000 items though the…
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Save our Scouts!

Save our Scouts!

Much Wenlock’s Scouts are seeking a leader as a matter of urgency. After the retirement of the previous leader, a new facilitator is needed for…
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Shifnal petition

A campaign to prevent development on greenbelt land near Shifnal is picking up support from locals. Shifnal Matters, which had to date collected over 1,200…
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Charity carwash

Bridgnorth Fire Station’s staff will be turning their hoses to a different use this March when they return for another charity carwash. The service’s popular…
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Mayor drama

Following an unusual voting procedure, Bridgnorth has a new mayor elect. The absence of members at a Council Meeting meant current Deputy Mayor Cllr Kirstie…
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Litter pick

This year’s Great British Spring Clean this year takes place from Friday 20 March to Monday 13 April, and Much Wenlock’s Cllr David Turner will…
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Spring ceilidh

A dance will be held on 4 April at 7pm Castle Hall, Bridgnorth. Profits from the Spring Ceilidh will go to Bridgnorth Food Bank, with…
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Knife Angel arrives

Knife Angel arrives

The impressive 27ft sculpture known as the Knife Angel is coming to Telford’s Southwater Square this March, courtesy of West Mercia Police and Telford &…
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Award winning festival

Award winning festival

Broseley Festival organisers were named best volunteers in the Midlands at an annual awards ceremony. The Midland’s Business and Community Charity Awards recognised the organisers’…
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Fabulous five!

Fabulous five!

Youngsters from Bridgnorth have returned triumphant with an array of medals after competing in the World Biathle Championships in Florida. The fabulous five, Dan Galloway,…
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Tip off!

Tip off!

Telford and Wrekin are cracking down on environmental crime and now has several mobile cameras that it can deploy to problem areas especially around the…
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Champions strike gold

Champions strike gold

Seven martial arts students from Bridgnorth who were part of the Global Taekwondo International (GTI) Squad representing England at the World Taekwondo Championships are celebrating…
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Spread the love

Spread the love

Love is in the air this Valentine’s day, as a care home in Worfield will be remembering their loved ones. On Friday 14 February, Bradeney…
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Waste not

Waste not

Regular food-share tables have been set up in and around Shropshire to combat local food waste. The Zero Waste Project was set up by Collect…
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Houston riders

Houston riders

Five riders from Telford BMX club have qualified for this year’s UCI BMX World Championship in America. Wrekin Riders BMX Club coach and chairman Kieran…
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Medal for John

Medal for John

A local councillor has received his British Empire Medal from Shropshire’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Anna Turner JP. John Minor, 77, who served as a borough…
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Platinum appeal

Platinum appeal

A Shropshire charity has launched a major fundraising appeal to celebrate its big anniversary. Age UK Telford and Wrekin has launched a two-year fundraising campaign…
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Funding for carers

Funding for carers

Local community group Wyldwoods celebrated after being awarded National Lottery funding. The group, based at Dean Corner Paddock in Broseley, received £10,000 to support its…
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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

A Shropshire charity is aiming to ‘bridge’ the gap in its £1m fundraising campaign with the launch of a new lottery. The monthly draw has…
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Children in Need

Children in Need

Local performers came together in November with a galaxy with a galaxy of music and songs to raise money for Children in Need. The Bridgnorth…
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Breaching the banks

Breaching the banks

Residents in Bridgnorth were left stranded to battle floodwater as the town experienced its worst flooding in nearly 20 years. Houses, businesses and public spaces…
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Zac’s all clear

The local five-year-old from Broseley has returned from his nine-month post operation biopsy in Philadelphia and been given the all clear! Zac Oliver has been…
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Next chapter

Residents have got together to set up their own library using book donations. As many libraries are now forced to close, Coalbrookdale decided to take…
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A final farewell

A final farewell

Residents said a final farewell to an iconic landmark whose loss will leave a huge gap in the landscape. The demolition of the four cooling…
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A royal visit

A royal visit

Bridgnorth opened its arms to a royal visitor, as the Duke of Gloucester had a three-stop visit around the town. Returning after many years, Prince…
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A poppy cascade

A poppy cascade

Telford showed incredible community spirit and creativity as thousands of knitted and crocheted poppies were crated for a Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day display. The…
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Walking for thousands

Walking for thousands

A Bridgnorth walking event raised thousands for charity. Organised by the town’s Rotary Club, last year’s annual ‘Up the Steps Walk’ took about two hours…
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World record attempt

World record attempt

Ironbridge Gorge Museums, together with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), are waiting with bated breath to have their attempt at building a bridge with…
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Cantering to 50!

Cantering to 50!

Perry Riding for the Disabled (RDA) near Much Wenlock, celebrated its golden anniversary, as it was officially formed in October 1969. In October, the group…
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Green belt action

Green belt action

Save Bridgnorth Green Belt action group celebrated as controversial plans to build on the site at Stanmore were axed. The group of volunteers are dedicated…
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