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Leading Shropshire educational bodies set to sign Memorandum of Understanding

The leaders of two of the county’s most influential educational institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week.

Professor Anna Sutton, Provost of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), met James Staniforth, CEO and Principal of the newly formed Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG – Shrewsbury College and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College), at Guildhall on Wednesday 24 May. Senior staff members from...

Reviive introduces new Loma Living household furniture range to its Shrewsbury store

A Shropshire based recycling and resale organisation has signed an agreement with one of the world’s leading high quality furniture wholesalers to sell its products.

The indefinite arrangement will offer Reviive customers SourceByNet’s Loma Living range at each of its stores in Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Telford, as well as online at www.reviive.co.uk .

Established nearly twenty years ago,...

People encouraged to visit Shrewsbury for the Cycle Grand Prix this Sunday

This Sunday sees the fourth Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix take place in Shrewsbury town centre. The event brings amateur and professional racers to the town with several categories of races and it’s expected that many thousands of spectators will line the streets while the event tales place.

This professional and amateur cycle race event will be on a closed road circuit around the town centre.


Galliers team to tackle charity challenge

A team from a Shropshire house building company is preparing to tackle a unique charity challenge which will see their physical and mental skills tested.

Galliers Homes, based in Shrewsbury, is taking part in the Hope Challenge from June 9 – 11 when staff will compete against other construction firms from throughout the UK.

The teams will be asked to complete a trek through the Peak District...

Wace Morgan Solicitors offer ‘Home healthcheck’ service

A Shropshire legal firm is offering a new service to help make selling a home easier and quicker.

The conveyancing team at Wace Morgan Solicitors, based in Shrewsbury, is providing a ‘property healthcheck’ for clients.

Residential conveyancing executive Sue Cornish, who has over 30 years’ experience in the sector, says that the service will smooth the home selling process.

“This is the...

Galliers reveal expansion plans

Plans for growth and investment have been announced by one of Shropshire’s leading family-owned building companies.

Shrewsbury-based Galliers Homes, with its sister company Cameron Homes, which has its head office in Staffordshire, is set to increase total turnover to £70 million this year.

Around 100 members of staff from both businesses gathered at Weston Park for their annual conference to hear...

Reinterpreting Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

A lecturer from University Centre Shrewsbury has had published a book shedding new light on the largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales.

The battle of Montgomery, involving more than 8,000 soldiers, has been reappraised in a ground-breaking new book by UCS history lecturer Dr Jonathan Worton, written more than 350 years later.

The Battle of Montgomery, 1644: The English Civil War...

Côte Restaurants launch new vegetarian food and drinks offering

Côte Restaurants, the UK's leading French Brasserie group, have launched a new vegetarian menu – proving that French restaurants can indeed be a great choice for vegetarians.

The decision to launch the new menu follows the extraordinary popularity of the vegetarian breakfast, which was introduced to Côte’s breakfast menu in June 2015, and now ranks as the second most ordered breakfast.

The new...