South Shropshire News

Browse latest news articles to find out what's going on in Ludlow & South Shropshire...


30th March 2012

Chocolate bunnies will take centre stage at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, over the Easter weekend, when the English Heritage site celebrates a return to its summer daily opening with a family fun trail, running from Good Friday to Easter Monday (6-9 April 2012).


27th March 2012

VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board has launched a nationwide campaign to find England’s biggest fan for an all-expenses paid 70-day trip around the country. The organisation is looking for a budding travel writer / broadcaster / social networker who is passionate about England, and likes nothing more than exploring the country and passing on their experiences.

Bacon Connoisseurs Week 2012

21st March 2012

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won a prestigious national award for curing and smoking their bacon. The Ludlow Food Centre in Bromfield, just outside the town, have one the largest and most successful butchers in the region.

Forthcoming events

20th March 2012

Don’t forget to let your visitors know about events (and walks) in our area. If you have an event you want to publicise in this newsletter – just let us know.

ShropshireLink welcomes walkers

20th March 2012

Shropshire's rural public transport service, ShropshireLink, is now taking group bookings. After growing demand from local B&B owners to be able to book on behalf of their guests, the ShropshireLink bus service is now available for group bookings. The service will allow groups of walkers to get from town to countryside to the start of a walk, whilst only needing one registered user. The bus, when available, can drop you off and collect you from the end of your walk allowing you to leave the car behind. This is ideal for linear walks in the Shropshire Hills.

More Olympic News

20th March 2012

Olympic Torch Relay – disruption to businesses and transport. On Thursday 24 May and Wednesday 30 May 2012 we’re expecting lots of local people, visitors and school children to line the streets and welcome the Olympic Torch as it passes through 11 communities in Shropshire. Although our highways team and the Police will closely manage traffic and crowds, the Relay is expected to cause some disruption to people’s journeys and normal business activity may be affected for a short while.

Jubilee Wood to be planted on Ludlow Touring Park

7th March 2012

A new wood is going to be created at Ludlow’s exciting new £3 million luxury touring caravan and motorhome park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year.

The Wenlock Olympian Games Gliding Event - 14th - 21st July 2012

29th February 2012

In July 2011 the Wenlock Olympian Society and the Vintage Glider Club announced that the 2012 Wenlock Games would include Gliding as a demonstration sport.

Ludlow Food Centre win BPEX Butchery Awards 2012

28th February 2012

Shropshire Food producer and retailer Ludlow Food Centre have received a number of butchery awards at a recent industry ‘Road Show’ competition.

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Jul 27

Farm and Forest School Holiday Club

Holiday Club for ages 8+ every Tuesday and Thursday of the school holidays. Farm, and Forest School, mud, sticks, marshallows, goats, rabbits etc. Parents do not need to stay. Booking is essential.

Aug 25

Sarah Barnwell & James Hickman

Violinists of international acclaim, Sarah Barnwell joins forces with guitarist and vocalist James Hickman to offer music that combines swings, gypsy jazz, folk and blues.

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Latest News

Aug 15

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic...

Aug 15

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to...

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