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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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Scheme awarded

Much Wenlock’s food alleviation scheme has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for similar projects. The Flood and Coast Conference Exhibition took place at…
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Honour for Margaret

Honour for Margaret

A local lady and former WW! Local Hero has won national recognition in the New Years’ Honours list. Bridgnorth Hospital’s League of Friends’ vice president…
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New wheels sought

New wheels sought

Much Wenlock Community First Responders (CFRs) are raising funds to update their well-loved ambulance car. CFR regular Robin Bennett explains, “After more than 1,500 hours…
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Good work WI!

Good work WI!

President of Bridgnorth WI Judith Tranter presented a cheque for the impressive figure of £1,616 to Oak Farm in Ditton Priors earlier in the year. Manager…
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Ton up!

Ton up!

To celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, RAF Museum Cosford has set a new challenge to run 100km in 100 days. The Spitfire 100K…
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Remembering Rupert

Remembering Rupert

Young Rupert Beckett sadly lost his fight with his ‘crocodile’ in January. The Stottesdon youngster and former Castlefields Primary pupil had suffered with the rare…
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Join the bun run!

Join the bun run!

The Easter Bunny has dropped his Easter eggs! Join the seasonal rabbit on Saturday 31 March on a 2.5km multi-terrain and traffic-free run along woodland…
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Club’s windfall

Club’s windfall

A regional builder has given a cash boost to help a Bridgnorth sports club provide coaching and training equipment as its membership continues to grow.…
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Soap box thrills

Soap box thrills

The spectacle of Richards Castle Soap Box Derby will be back this summer, with soap box carts of all shapes and sizes racing down Hanway…
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Cemetery damaged

Cemetery damaged

A Much Wenlock cemetery tended by a community group suffered damage in January when unknown vandals ploughed their vehicle or vehicles through it, leaving ground…
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Action against loneliness

Action against loneliness

The award-winning Chatterbox Action against Loneliness and Crisis Support Programme helps people come to terms with bereavement and deal with end of life situations. Chatterbox,…
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Couch to 5k returns

Couch to 5k returns

A Broseley running group is revisiting its successful Couch to 5k programme for spring. Broseley Joggers will be meeting at the town library car park…
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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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