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The history girls!

History has been made at Old Swinford Hospital (OSH), after receiving approval for girls to be admitted to the school for their entire secondary education.

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Food Bank boost

In its sixth year of operation, Bridgnorth Food Bank was able to support locals in need to the tune of over 30,000 items though the

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Gone girl

Open Sky Theatre presents ‘The Disappearing Act’, which tells the tale of magician’s assistant Edie Rose, who on the eve of her sixtieth year is

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Girls kick off!

A group of students from Bridgnorth Endowed School recently took the initiative to approach one of the town’s football clubs in a bid to form

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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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Going solo

Multi-talented actor and singer Luke Evans is performing in Birmingham this April as part of a short UK tour. Best known for his film roles

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Computer challenge

A Much Wenlock student was this January invited to the finals of a prestigious computing competition. William Brookes student Ted Ibberson qualified for the University

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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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Bridge going strong

A local youth charity turns 26 this year and is engaging more young people than ever. The Bridge Youth Centre’s John Prockter explained, “We’ve been

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Boyz are back

The multi-award winning Balletboyz are celebrating 20 years of being one of the most original and innovative forces in dance. Bringing a distinctive style which

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Let’s Get Active

As part of the Telford Schools Challenge, Schools in Telford and Wrekin have been taking part in a competition to be crowned the most active.

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Shrewsbury toons

Shrewsbury is again set to get drawing this April as the International Cartoon Festival returns, with this year’s theme being ‘Vision’. From Wednesday 15 to

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Anything but bleak

Dickens’ darkly comic masterpiece, ‘Bleak House’ is retold by the Pantaloons in a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London by way of Shrewsbury this March. A

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Spring ceilidh

A dance will be held on 4 April at 7pm Castle Hall, Bridgnorth. Profits from the Spring Ceilidh will go to Bridgnorth Food Bank, with

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Who did it?

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! ‘Curtains’ lifts the blinds on a tale with a twist. Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new

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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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Mayor drama

Following an unusual voting procedure, Bridgnorth has a new mayor elect. The absence of members at a Council Meeting meant current Deputy Mayor Cllr Kirstie

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Steel in town

Star of Radio 4’s ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ and newspaper columnist of the year Mark Steel will be coming to Much Wenlock in March. Now

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Spring Steam gala

The Severn Valley Railway season opens with its Spring Steam Gala, which sees an array of locomotives in action all along the county’s heritage railway

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