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Tanners Wines Wins National Award

Tanners Wines, which has its head office in Shrewsbury, has just been awarded Decanter Magazine's UK Regional Wine Merchant of the Year at the Royal Opera House in London.

Date Posted: 4th October 2011

Severn Valley Railway goes for ‘100% diesel’ experiment

THE SEVERN Valley Railway will take one of the biggest public relations gambles in its 40-year history later this week, when for three days it will run an intensive train service - without a single steam locomotive in sight.

Date Posted: 4th October 2011


The AA has named Fishmore Hall in Ludlow, Shropshire as one of the Top Hotels in the British Isles.

Date Posted: 30th September 2011

‘Forgotten’ war heroes to be recognised at SVR ceremony

NINE ‘forgotten’ military railwaymen who were killed during the Battle of Britain in 1940 when a lone German bomber attacked the railway on which they were training, are to be remembered, more than 60 years on, in a special ceremony at the Severn Valley Railway this Saturday (October 1st).

Date Posted: 29th September 2011

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival attracts record crowds

This year’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, held on 24th September 2011, has been branded a huge success by the event organisers, with record crowds of approximately nine thousand people across the day attending the celebrations.

Date Posted: 28th September 2011


Creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and a spooky atmosphere will await you at the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on the evening of Saturday, 29th October. Come dressed in your most frightening costume to ward off the mischievous sprits, which will play havoc in the dark and watch out for things that go bump in the night!

Date Posted: 28th September 2011

Dorothy Clive Garden to host FARMERS MARKET on Sunday 9th October 2011

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October.

Date Posted: 27th September 2011

It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!

Much Wenlock is the latest market town to be added to a growing list of places in the Shropshire Hills to gain “Walkers Are Welcome” status.

Date Posted: 27th September 2011

Cold War survival workshop for schools

A new and innovative workshop aimed at teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 school children the basic protect and survival techniques used by homeowners during the Cold War has just been launched at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Based on the Civil Defence Handbook ‘Protect and Survive’, distributed to all homes as the threat of nuclear attacks rose during the Cold War period, the workshop will examine what you could do to protect yourself, your family and your home under an attack.

Date Posted: 26th September 2011

Ironbridge receives Lottery grant for CORE - A major London 2012 digital commission by International Artist

Arts Council England has awarded a National Lottery grant of almost £99,000 to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a major London 2012 Cultural Olympiad digital art commission.

Date Posted: 23rd September 2011