Features

Local walks for Mar/Apr

We are looking forward to brighter months ahead following the spring equinox on 20 March. With longer days we will also see the return of

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Life in sandstone

Ed has saved some pics in Shutterstock – can we use a majority of his – (sandstone and footprint) and supplement with the “plants from

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A spring in your step…

It’s time to put a spring in your step as Ann Winwood discusses bulbs, shoots and saplings… Writing this in mid-January, the weather has been

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A literary rose

Two new rose varieties, celebrating literary giants George Elliot and James Woodforde will be featured in bloom for the first time, at this year’s RHS

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Shropshire Lad

Adam Purnell, AKA the Shropshire Lad, was featured in a new Channel 4 food show which aired late January. The concept of ‘Crazy Delicious’, was

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Bird watching

A collection of the top 20 places for birdwatching in our lovely county has been published South Shropshire RSPB to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Local

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Star attraction

TV chef, presenter and cookery book author Phil Vickery will be the culinary star attraction at this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show’s. Chairman of the Trade

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Save the date

Shrewsbury Food Festival will be returning for its eighth year this June. Set in the grounds of The Quarry there will be over 200 food,

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Spring festival

Starting the ball rolling with this year’s foodie events is Ludlow’s Spring Festival, which is held in the grounds of Ludlow Castle on the weekend

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Volunteers needed

The National Trust are currently on the lookout for volunteers at Carding Mill Valley to fill a variety of roles. Whether you love being outdoors,

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A golden night

A local inn is celebrating after winning gold for “Best Pint” at an award ceremony held by Dudley based Holden’s Brewery. The Golden Lion Inn,

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Beer Oscar winners!

A local brewery has received a spectacular nine awards at the ‘beer Oscars’. Salopian Brewery based near Shrewsbury were presented the awards by Campaign for

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What is arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the gradual degeneration of the structures within a joint. In a healthy joint, the bones have a smooth surface and pads of cartilage,

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Happy tails for Mar/Apr

How often should my dog’s toenails be trimmed? This can depend upon your dog and the exercise they receive. Certain breeds are gentler in their

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Kite country

Ed continues exploring the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visiting the peaceful countryside around the hamlet of Bridges. For the first Wildlife Diary

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Rebel recipes!

There’s no ignoring the fact that more and more of us are choosing to eat plant-based dishes some of the time. Food enthusiast and award-winning

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A stylish revamp

Local businesses, residents and customers raised a glass to celebrate the reopening of local pub and eatery the Woodbridge Inn. The riverside pub in Coalport

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Michelin quality arrives

A Michelin-starred chef is collaborating with a stately home near Bridgnorth. The catering and events company Lush by Tom Kerridge is now looking after the

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Bee-friendly Telford

A local park has won an award for the successful development of its very own beehive. Telford Town Park was awarded the Year of Green

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Birthday celebrations

A Shropshire vineyard celebrated its first birthday with an exclusive menu relaunch and party as it continues to build on its success. Hencote Estate opened

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The twitching hour

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have an array of birdwatching events runs from this January. The Birdwatch Weekend is on from Saturday 11 to Sunday 12

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A Falcon milestone

Staff and customers at a Shropshire restaurant and hotel are raising a glass to two important milestones. The Falcon Hotel in Bridgnorth is celebrating the

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Wildlife talk

The first Telford Wildlife Forum of the year will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21 January at Horsehay Village Hall TF4 2NF. The speaker,

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