Features

Tick off your pet 

If you walk your dog in woodland or areas with long grass then it’s likely that at some point they will pick up a tick,

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Ode to a Celandine 

Ed is inspired by the flowery words of one of the nation’s best-loved poets, as he gazes on a star of spring.  From Bridgnorth, the

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Telford’s starry summer 

Orchard Live, the promoters behind Telford’s biggest live concert series are extremely excited to be bringing some incredible artists to the QEII Arena on July

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Amazing Glaze 

Neil Thomas meets a couple and their son who have made a real difference over three decades.  Earlier this year, a Broseley family collected a

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A true classic 

Neil Thomas looks forward to the return of a sumptuously stylish date in the musical calendar.  It is one of Shropshire’s most prestigious events, bringing

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Is your will still valid? 

Whether you’re planning a proposal or already engaged, read on to find out more about how marriage can affect existing wills and what options are

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The show must go on

As life gets back to ‘normal’ many of Shropshire’s much-loved spring and summer events will return for the first time since 2019. Neil Thomas takes a look

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Delights on the doorstep

With the lifting of Covid restrictions, the world is our oyster again. Travel is tempting but there is plenty to see and do nearer to home, too.

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Welcome to water world

Ed delves into the secrets of wetlands, brooks and streams amid the Shropshire Hills. I stride up a steep grassy slope towards the jagged tooth of

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Revolutionising lawn care

Not only do we have over 35 years’ experience in caring for lawns, but we also continue to pioneer innovative solutions in lawn care, boldly

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Protecting last wishes

Drawing up a Will is the best way to ensure that your estate goes where you want it to. But to ensure it is legally-binding,

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A life in music

Neil Thomas chats to the Shropshire man who’s a film composer, classical writer . . . and part-time ‘Elton John’. Vengeance is a 2013 gritty

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Apley whets the appetite

Apley Farm Shop has been providing high quality, carefully selected, delicious, handmade, locally produced foods from our own estate, near Bridgnorth, for 11 years. We

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Caring for kitty’s kidneys

Important work Your cat’s kidneys perform lots of important jobs. They filter waste products from the blood into the urine, maintain blood pressure and water

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Night tracks

Ed follows up on two rare sightings of one of the UK’s top – and most elusive – predators. This story begins with some grainy

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New Year, new season

Plan and prepare with care and 2022 is sure to be a super gardening year, says Ann Winwood.  As we say farewell to another Christmas

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Planning ahead for 2022

As a new year begins, now is the time to look to the future and start planning ahead. Ffion Thomson, Trainee Legal Executive with Fodens

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Beth’s Book of Hope

Neil Thomas meets an inspirational Bridgnorth poet whose battle against alcoholism is educating the next generation From the age of 15, Beth Abbott would drink

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Plenty to smile about

A dental practice at the heart of Much Wenlock has continued to move in the right direction, despite the tough challenges posed by the pandemic.

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County of love

Looking ahead to Valentine’s Day, Neil Thomas says our area has much to offer couples seeking a romantic getaway. Welcome to the county of love.

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