Features

Local walking events

At this time of year there’s a beautiful palette of colours waiting to be discovered across the breath-taking Shropshire countryside. From bracing hikes over windswept

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Living the dream

Neil Thomas chats to talented singer/songwriter Jen North about her new EP, the inspiration for her songs and gigging with 80s pop stars It is

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This could save your life

An evening in Bridgnorth will aim to protect men from a killer disease. Bridgnorth Lions Club’s annual prostate cancer screening event returns, after being cancelled

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A Year Like No Other

A remarkable new book offers a very personal account of how the coronavirus pandemic affected a small Shropshire town. Neil Thomas was moved by an

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Wide-ranging care

This October sees the opening of Priorslee House, a flagship, state of the art, luxury care home in Telford. Part of the extensive HC-One family of

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Tried and Trusted

Neil Thomas looks at how Shropshire has benefitted from the work of a world class conservation charity It celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2020, a

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A famous voice at the SVR

Star actress Dame Julie Walters will narrate The Severn Valley Railway’s brand-new Enchanted Express Christmas services. The voice of the BAFTA-winner and star of Harry Potter

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Thwart the thieves

Back in 2019, we shared some advice about dog theft on social media in response to a number of incidents in the local area, particularly involving

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High-quality habitat!

Ed visits New England, an area forgotten by time, and is shown some spectacular sights from the insect world.   A quiet lane leads down an ever-steepening slope

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The Good Life

One silver lining of lockdowns is that many of us have branched out into growing veggies in our gardens. Even if you have a small garden,

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The Monday Club is back!

One of the results of the pandemic has been an increased sense of isolation and loneliness for many people, young and old. The elderly, in

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Cheers!

…let’s raise a toast Neil Thomas tours of some of the best restaurants, pubs and bars in the area to celebrate the welcome return of customers 

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A sacred connection

Neil Thomas meets a colourful clergyman and a heritage site manager, working together to connect the Christianity of past and present.  It is one of

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Happy hiking

Have you taken up walking as a hobby during the past year? And have you thought of taking your new pastime a step further? WW!

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So much to see and do!

The clocks have changed, spring is here along with warmer days and lighter evenings and life after lockdown is starting to take shape.   Many

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Honouring Hazel

Neil Thomas speaks to a Bridgnorth nurse who has been recognised for more than 40 years’ service in the NHS.   Nurses have been in the news every

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Frightening fireworks

It’s estimated that 45% of cats and dogs find the unpredictable noise and flashes created by fireworks frightening and stressful, potentially putting their safety at

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Pearl of a Project

Ed heads to a Shropshire river bank to report on rare work to save an internationally endangered freshwater creature For this edition of the Wildlife

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Local walks for Nov/Dec

At this time of year, it’s always a pleasure to relax in front of a crackling fire with a glass of something warming. Somehow, though,

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