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The circle of sport

The circle of sport

Much Wenlock has a sporting history that surpasses that of most towns its size, and recently the town welcomed a unique visitor who encapsulates the…
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Banks to close

Banks to close

Barclays recently announced it is planning to shut branches in Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Wem and Newport later this year, with the decision due to…
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Big band bonanza

Big band bonanza

On Saturday 28 September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be transported back to the 1940s with an evening of live music, dancing…
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Grey matter matters

Grey matter matters

A local group has been created which aims to support those who have worked in high-pressure jobs and are now suffering from Alzheimers, or dementia…
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Advice surgery

Cllr David Turner is holding his next advice surgery on Saturday 28 July at Willey Village Hall TF12 5JN. Mr Turner hopes to be accompanied…
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Scooter Jam

Scooter Jam

Scoot down to the Edgar Davies Ground in Bridgnorth from Friday 20 July until the Sunday for a celebration of all things scooter. With a…
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Broadband grant

Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Broadband, is urging people to apply for a European grant that can fund up to 100%…
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D’s day

Wyndham Richard Davidson, known by family and friends as ‘D’, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to swimming coaching in Shropshire and…
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Jackfield gates

A pair of old railway crossing gates that are part of Ironbridge’s industrial heritage are being taken restored. The Grade II listed gates, usually located…
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Vibrant furnace

Abraham Darby’s Old Furnace in Coalbrookdale is among 10 industry, trade and commerce places chosen in May by Tristram Hunt of the Victoria and Albert…
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Pumped up

Local groups and residents have welcomed a proposal to build a new petrol station in Bridgnorth. An application has been submitted by Lancroft Developments to…
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Moving force

Bridgnorth Police Station on the Wheatlands is set to move to share premises with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service at Bridgnorth Fire Station on Innage…
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Mervyn’s trip

A Bridgnorth man who underwent life-saving heart surgery in 2016 has decided he wants to give something back. Mervyn Smith is set to travel from…
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Unique bridge views

Unique bridge views

As English Heritage’s conservation project on the Iron Bridge reaches a critical point, the charity is extending an invitation to visitors to come to Shropshire…
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Kids in the county

Kids in the county

Now in its third year, the Shropshire Kids Festival in Shrewsbury Quarry is looking forward to its biggest ever year, with creative fun for all…
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Game on!

Game on!

A new one-day event at AFC Bridgnorth’s Meadow Function Rooms will see computer gamers go head to head with games old and new. Bridgnorth Gaming…
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Sail on

Sail on

Chelmarsh Sailing Club is having an Open Day on Saturday 5 May from noon until 5pm, when anyone interested in trying sailing can come along…
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Rotary donation

Rotary donation

Last year’s Tree of Thought raised over two thousand pounds for charity. The president of Bridgnorth’s Rotary Club Steve Charterteris handed over a cheque for…
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Flying first aid

Flying first aid

A newly upgraded air ambulance helicopter has entered Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet. Registered with the call sign G-RMAA, the £7m Airbus helicopter was introduced…
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River revels

River revels

Bridgnorth Rowing Club is marking its 150th birthday with a splash this summer, as their Regatta hits the waters of Bridgnorth on Saturday 9 June.…
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Guiding lights

Guiding lights

Three Bridgnorth Guides have earned the highest award a Guide can attain: the Baden Powell Challenge Award. The Mayor of Bridgnorth Cllr Whittle attended a meeting…
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Litter pick

A monthly community volunteer litter pick takes place every month in and around central Bridgnorth. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month…
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Bridge advice

Last June, a drop-in service for residents of Bridgnorth and the surrounding villages started up – and the team who run it have now improved…
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Searching times

The West Mercia Search and Rescue facility opened a new base in January on Bridgnorth’s Stanmore industrial estate. The highly trained volunteers of the Search…
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Plastic fantastic

Telford and Wrekin residents achieved a bumper 90% increase in the amount of the amount of plastic collected at the kerbside in December and January, compared…
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Christian Aid

This year Christian Aid Week is from 13 to 19 May, and volunteers in Shifnal will be running a street collection and cake stall in…
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Parking boost

Bridgnorth’s Park and Ride bus is now open again, running from the car park at Tasley into the High Street and back every 10 or…
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Pothole funds

The county council has been awarded an additional £1.86m of government funding to help fix Shropshire’s potholes. Adverse weather has led to a proliferation in…
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Carnival memories

This year’s Shifnal Carnival is on Saturday 30 June, with the procession starting from Admirals Close at 2.45pm. The procession, which this year celebrates its…
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Motor show

On Sunday 20 May, the fifth annual Classic Motor Show will take place at Eaton Manor to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire.…
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Support group

A local baby bereavement group is seeking volunteers to help support parents. Currently 15 babies a day die in the weeks before or just after…
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Youth group

Shifnal’s Say Yes youth club meets at the town’s Methodist church every Tuesday evening in term time, offering crafts, sports, games and food. The group…
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Future Fit

The future of hospital services for Telford and east Shropshire is to go to public consultation after health bosses were told they have secured the…
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