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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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Imagination Fest

Imagination Fest

A new 14-day festival showcasing the amazing story of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge’s past, present and future is taking place from…
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Ironbridge makeover

Ironbridge makeover

Sixteen shops in Ironbridge are being repainted in colours that reflect the heritage of the town. The initiative complements the council’s Empty Retail Unit Grant…
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New BMX clubhouse

New BMX clubhouse

Children at Dawley’s BMX club are celebrating after winning the backing of a local Rotary Club which has donated a new clubhouse. The Rotary Club…
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Plastic-free Hills

Plastic-free Hills

The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are pulling together with their visitors to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used around the site, moving…
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Ambition comes to fruition

Ambition comes to fruition

According to colleagues, the late Mansel Williams, the previous chair of Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust, was the driving force behind saving Shrewsbury’s Abbey Station for…
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Doors open at Morville

Doors open at Morville

Morville Hall near Bridgnorth is once again opening its doors on selected dates this year. The stone-built family home of Elizabethan origin was extensively enlarged…
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Severn unlocked

Severn unlocked

A major environmental project on the River Severn will create a permanent legacy for children and families at Severn Valley Country Park, near Bridgnorth. Unlocking…
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Wellington walkers

Wellington walkers

Now in its eighth year, the Wellington Walking Festival revisits old favourite routes and adds new events. The 28 events taking place as part of…
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Coracles return

Coracles return

Friday 13 September at 2.30 will see the colourful and hotly-contested Coracle World Championships once again take place at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury.…
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Callum’s gift

Callum’s gift

A local boy has set up a charity to support siblings of young cancer patients at Princess Royal Hospital. Callum Finazzi was eight when his…
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30 years of care

30 years of care

For 30 years this year, staff at Severn Hospice have been helping people through some of life’s toughest moments. In the years since its inception,…
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Council buys bank

Council buys bank

The future of Much Wenlock’s town centre cashpoint has been secured after the town council succeeded in buying the former Barclays bank. The town council…
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Tributes paid

Tributes paid

Tributes have poured in for Bridgnorth’s mayor Jean Onions, who has died following her long battle with cancer. She was praised as having her love…
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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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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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