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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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Cliff rescue

Cliff rescue

Bridgnorth’s historic railway reopened after the incident in September which saw passengers stranded in a carriage more than 30 foot up a cliff. Stuck for…
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Lifesaving legacy

Lifesaving legacy

Bridgnorth Community First Responders have recently installed a public access defibrillator at the town’s Castle Hall. The machine was donated by the late Tim Prior,…
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A long tribute

A long tribute

At 21 metres in length, the donation wall at the Severn Valley Railway is a spectacular recognition of thousands of contributions made to the SVR’s…
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Glowing green

Glowing green

Streetlights and council buildings in Telford and Wrekin are now being powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity. This decision is another step towards the…
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Back for Christmas

Back for Christmas

Travel back over 100 years at Blists Hill Victorian Town to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Victorian Christmas. Soak up the…
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Steam into winter

Steam into winter

Severn Valley Railway will be taking passengers on a special journey this winter. Arriving on Friday 29 November with dates throughout the festive period, Steam…
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Bikers out for blood

Bikers out for blood

Broseley’s Festival of Motorcycling returned for its third year running and raised £563 for the Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire Blood Bikes, a vital rapid response…
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In good voice

In good voice

Les Cherrington was recently presented with a Long Service Award for his 36 years’ service to the Shifnal and District Male Voice Choir by chair…
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Golden role models

Golden role models

Every year the Alan Golden youth awards, named after a past Bridgnorth Lions member who also served as a Bridgnorth headteacher, are given to those…
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Closing prayers

One of Bridgnorth’s best-loved places of worship hosted its final service on Wednesday 29 September. St Leonard’s Church will no longer operate as a place…
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On a roll

Shoppers will no longer have to head home if they are ‘caught short’ in the Bridgnorth’s High Street. The town’s Civic Society has suggested traders…
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Competition time

Competition time

Telford & Wrekin Council are looking for photographs that show the spectacular beauty of the borough’s trees during its most magical season – autumn. With…
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Floating heritage

Floating heritage

Ironbridge Coracle Trust has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for an exciting heritage project, the Ironbridge Coracle Project. This will help secure the…
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Queen takes her throne

Queen takes her throne

The Bridgnorth Carnival Queen, 15-year-old Oldbury Wells School student Robyn Gross, finally took her place upon the throne during the event held in September. The…
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Police now

Police now

Forty student police officers plus six experienced officers, including a police constable, two police sergeants and three detectives, will be joining or moving from other…
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Good causes benefit

Good causes benefit

Good causes have benefited to the tune of £35,000 thanks to Twincl, the Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery, which is celebrating its first anniversary. Twincl…
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Fundraising success

Fundraising success

This year’s British Ironwork Centre Colour Run event at the British Ironwork Centre raised a huge £18,750 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Clive Knowles, chair of…
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Fill and Harry

Fill and Harry

The two special vehicles that help tackle potholes on Shropshire’s roads recently ‘met’ the children who chose their new names. In a competition earlier this…
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Parish gift for hospital

Parish gift for hospital

A five-year fundraising programme between Saint John’s Catholic Church and the Diocese of Shrewsbury is set to benefit a Bridgnorth project. The church’s parishioners decided…
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Pit at the park

Pit at the park

Severn Valley Country Park is holding a family-friendly event to mark 50 years since the closure of Alveley Colliery. Pit at the Park will be…
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