South Shropshire News

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17th August 2012

Great, long, cutting and broad - medieval knights used a host of different swords to battle opponents wearing different kinds of weapon, and visitors to Stokesay Castle over the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday will get a chance to see several in action, as the fortified manor house hosts two days of swashbuckling swordfighting!


17th August 2012

Learn, stand and deliver! That’s what visitors to Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, will do on 23 August, when the site hosts a Highwayman School as part of its Time Travelling summer!

Popular Caravan Parks Report a Busy Summer

8th August 2012

The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season.

Discover Local Festival at Acton Scott

6th August 2012

Come and join the 3-day festivities celebrating the Food, Farming and Arts of the Shropshire Hills at Acton Scott on 25th-27th August Bank Holiday weekend.

Great Taste Awards 2012

3rd August 2012

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won 5 Great Taste Awards including a 3 Star Award for its bacon.

Shropshire on Countryfile

19th July 2012

Tune into BBC1 this Sunday (22nd July 2012) at 7:15pm to see Shropshire on Countryfile

Forthcoming events

17th July 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. As you may be aware Mercia Fell Runners Club is preparing to host the UK Athletics British Hill & Fell Running Relay Championship on the 14th of October. They have also offered local businesses a free entry on their website

Loans available for SMEs

17th July 2012

We hear a lot in the news about how difficult it is for businesses to get the finance they need. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has been working on this , and here is a round up of financing available.

Celebrating local Brewers of alcoholic tipples

17th July 2012

Here are two events to help you get to know how busy our local brewers have been – one from Shropshire & the other, just over the border in Herefordshire. A good tonic, for a damp summer! Beer, cider, wine & vodka!

News from Shropshire Council's Tourism Officer

17th July 2012

Tim King has been busy coordinating the massive media interest in Much Wenlock’s Olympic heritage. Read on to find out more about the media coverage - it benefits everyone in the county. There are also links to find out what’s happening at the Shropshire hills & Ludlow Destination Partnership and details of a new Visit England rural Action Plan

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Sep 30

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

This course covers maintenance of your chainsaw (including sharpening), operator safety, safety clothing and risk assessments. Find out how to start and operate your saw safely. It will also cover round timber...

Sep 30

Discovery Club- Pond Dipping

Explore the amazing under water world. Find out more about the mini beasts you catch and draw a picture of your favourite. 

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Latest News

Sep 21

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October,...

Sep 18

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's...

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