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Loose lead walking

Join the Dog School team on Saturday 11 January as they show you how to teach your dog to walk nicely on the lead –

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Snowdrop walks

Enjoy a snowdrop walk through the grounds at Dudmaston Hall on the weekends of 15 and 22 February and wander through the Dingle to spot

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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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Local walks for Nov/Dec

At this time of year, it’s delightful to relax in front of a crackling fire with a glass of something warming- although it always feels

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Firework season

Although this is an exciting time of year for us, the same cannot be said for our pets. As many as 40% of cats and

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Deck the halls

With Christmas just round the corner here’s some inspiration to transform your home into a festive wonderland.

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Inn print

A local historian has been raising a glass to his newest book – and readers might find they’re tempted to follow suit. This October has

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The winning season

A community-run pub, the George and Dragon in Much Wenlock’s High Street, has been awarded CAMRA’s Pub of the Season for Autumn. Licensees Robin Bennett

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Awards for Ludlow

Ludlow Farmshop was announced a winner at the British Charcuterie Live Awards 2019, with their Gloucester Old Spot garlic and fennel salami winning the ‘Product

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Raising the bar

A wonderful array of award-winning chocolate makers, bean-to-bar producers, and chocolatiers will be inviting chocolate-lovers to attend the sixth Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival. The ethos of

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The Secret Pool

In the first of a two-part series, Ed focuses his attention on the Shropshire Hills. This month he visits Carding Mill Valley in Church Stretton

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A soaring success

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recently met Philip Dunne MP to discuss a range of ongoing conservation projects, including an update on

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Autumn apple pressing

Head up to Attingham Park on Friday 1 November where there will be a traditional apple pressing event in the orchard, with fresh organic apples

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Cold weather hedgehogs

As the colder weather is now upon us, wildlife charities are asking people to look out for smaller or underweight hedgehogs in their gardens. If

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Festive wreath making

In the 16th century, the use of wreaths was adopted by Christians and became a custom in the form of advent wreaths. They were traditionally

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Pam The Jam

Pam Corbin is the expert who professional cooks consult when they want to make jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, pickles or anything else to do with

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Pheasant aims for award

The Pheasant at Neenton has been shortlisted in the Best Social Enterprise, Charity or Community category at the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards. It will battle

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Tea brings jobs

Up to five full-time equivalent jobs will be created at a new themed tearoom and bookshop in Wellington. Beatons Tearoom, inspired by royal photographer and

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All hail good ale

Bridgnorth’s Railwayman’s Arms Samantha Hayward and her team have been awarded the Cask Marque accreditation for serving the perfect pint of cask-conditioned ale. Samantha says,

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Oktoberfest returns

The huge beer tents for Shropshire Oktoberfest are due to return to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park on Friday 4 to Saturday 5 October. The Shropshire Festivals

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Silver anniversary

This year Ludlow Food Festival, the original festival for food and drink lovers, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a feast of mouth-watering events in the

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Hell’s kitchen

Visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums at Coalbrookdale will be able to extend their day at the historic attractions with a visit to the new

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No plastic here

A Shropshire meringue maker has beaten the likes of Mars and Nestlé to become the first company in the confectionery sector to move into plastic-free

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A season to savour?

Our gardening expert Ann Winwood is hoping summer lingers on… If we get a nice spell of weather through August and into the beginning of

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