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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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Fly fishing

Fly fishing

STAG fly fishing club are looking for new members. The club have two stocked pools and a lodge near Wenlock Edge and new anglers are…
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Athletics club awards

Athletics club awards

Bridgnorth Athletic Club (BAC) held its annual awards evening at the town’s Castle Hall on Friday 24 November. The guest speaker was GB international 800m…
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Bat with Shifnal

Bat with Shifnal

Shifnal Cricket Club is seeking new players ahead of their spring season. The club runs a variety of teams: Adult (16+), Women’s (13+), Mixed (U15,…
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Game, set and match

Game, set and match

A number of local clubs and players were honoured in November’s Tennis Shropshire awards, featuring BBC’s Russell Fuller as guest speaker. Shifnal Tennis Club was…
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Broseley jogs on

Broseley jogs on

Broseley Joggers have been putting in the hard yards recently, with several members completing a popular Couch to 5k programme, which helps new runners to…
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Sports stars honoured

Sports stars honoured

The chair of Wrekin Riders BMX Club was the biggest winner at Shropshire’s 11th annual physical activity and community sports ‘Oscars’, the Energize Awards. Kieran…
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Ben’s new wheels

Ben’s new wheels

A local man has recently taken delivery of a specially designed transportation system to help him get around. Ben Parker, who lives between Brockton and…
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Charly’s prize

Charly’s prize

Charly Browne, a Young Leader at 1st Tasley Guides, has won the Alan Golden Award from Bridgnorth Lions’ Club. The award is presented to a…
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Half term highlight

Half term highlight

In the past two years, Shropshire Kids Festival has attracted over 10,000 families – and this year the event is moving to Telford International Centre…
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Dragon’s treasure

Dragon’s treasure

Having been immortalised in a book, Bridgnorth’s famous asthma dragon is now encouraging people to push themselves to earn their own personal piece of treasure…
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