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Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

1st June 2015


Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating after their cheesemakers received four silver awards at this year's British Cheese Awards, which took place at the Royal Bath and West Show on 26th May.

The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

22nd May 2015


Local restaurant with rooms collects accolade from TripAdvisor

Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

21st May 2015


Revel in Dance have produced a great new video - I Charleston Shrewsbury performed by 'We Charleston Shrewsbury'. Do take a look!

Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

20th May 2015


May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album.

Can you help identify the mystery Shropshire church?

19th May 2015


Shropshire Tourism has received an interesting call for help from a New Zealand family trying to identify a mystery church in Shropshire.

New inclusive cycle trail opens at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th May 2015


A new inclusive cycle trail will be launched on Saturday at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015


Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person

VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer.

RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

5th May 2015


The RAF Museum is proud to announce that its exhibition 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF' was given a Highly Commended Award in the 'Best Temporary Exhibition' category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held in London on 29th April. The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum's Cosford site in Shropshire until 31st October 2015.

Let the Memory Live On

1st May 2015


Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE

Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

1st May 2015


Bikers from across the country turned out in their thousands at the weekend, as they took part in one of the largest biking events in the country - the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival (26 April 2015), raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

24th April 2015


This weekend, thousands of bikers will gather in the Midlands for one of the biggest biking events in the country. Taking place on Sunday 26 April the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival has attracted riders from across the UK as far as Aberdeen and even some international riders from the likes of Frankfurt and Illinois in the USA, all signed up to be part of the day.

Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

23rd April 2015


Shropshire's first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January.

Two Shropshire Finalists in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

8th April 2015


The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and The Old Rectory of St James Guest House have both been named as finalists in their respective categories for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

Bike4Life Festival line up announced

8th April 2015


Bike4Life organisers have announced an exciting line-up for this year's Festival taking place on Sunday 26 April. The much-loved event held at RAF Museum Cosford returns for its 5th year at the end of this month, raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC).

Allscott Mill B&B on Four in a Bed

7th April 2015


Tune in to Channel 4 tonight, 7th April 2015, as Allscott Mill B&B near Telford appear on the popular TV series.

Civic Trust Awards honour the redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

31st March 2015


The quality of the transformation of Shrewsbury's Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan's Mansion into the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been recognised with an award.

Spring escapes and Easter Weekend breaks at Fishmore Hall

31st March 2015


Fishmore Hall, in the foodie hotspot of Ludlow, Shropshire, is offering guests the chance to shake off the last of winter with their 50% off room rates until the end of April 2015.

Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

26th March 2015


A league table of the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain has named Shrewsbury as having the "healthiest" High Street in the UK.

Star of BBC's Poldark To Visit Church Stretton As New Style Of Art Studio Opens

24th March 2015


Star of BBC's Poldark and The Royal Robert Daws has been announced as the official opener for a brand new working art studio in Church Stretton called "The Old Stables Art Studio".

Whole host of Easter fun at The SVR

18th March 2015


Exciting exhibitions, colourful competitions and thrilling steam train journeys - the Severn Valley Railway is well and truly on track for a fun-packed Easter.

Ludlow Food Centre named Midland's Best Food Retailer

18th March 2015


A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won a prestigious regional award. 2015 is the second year that William Reed Business Media have run The Farm Shop & Deli Awards and yesterday it announced the regional winners in this year's awards. Shropshire's Ludlow Food Centre picked up the title of Midland's Best Food Retailer.

Shropshire to promote its links with Lord Hill and the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

18th March 2015


Some of Shropshire's top visitor attractions are joining forces with Shropshire Council to highlight the county's links with The Battle of Waterloo. Together, they aim to encourage visitors and local residents to explore places associated with General Lord Hill, one of the Duke of Wellington's most trusted generals at the Battle.

Eye spy Easter fun for eagle eyed youngsters

18th March 2015


With the Easter break only week's away, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a First World War themed 'Spot the Slang' trail and glider craft activities to choose from, children of all ages are sure to have fun.

EASTER FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT FAMILY DAY

17th March 2015


Young visitors to a family day at the RAF Museum Cosford next week can take part in fun Easter activities organised by students at City of Wolverhampton College. Youngsters can make an Easter basket, play with chocolate scented play-doh, have their face painted as an Easter bunny, and dress up and pretend to be a pilot or member of airline cabin crew at the event on Wednesday 25 March.

Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

11th March 2015


Fishmore Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Birch as Head Chef. Previously Senior Sous Chef of the 3AA Rosette and Michelin-starred Montague Arms in Hampshire, Birch joins Acorn Award winner and owner of the boutique hotel, Laura Penman, to re-launch Forelles restaurant for Spring 2015.

Castle View B&B's Award-Winning Marmalade

6th March 2015


Shropshire Tourism member Joyce Cook, owner of Castle View B&B in Stokesay near Craven Arms, is celebrating after winning Gold for her homemade Lemon & Ginger jelly and Bronze for her Seville marmalade at The 10th Annual World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.

Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015


Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'.

Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015


After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry.

Tantalise your tastebuds at Shrewsbury Food Festival

25th February 2015


Dates for you diary – 27th & 28th June 2015: Showcasing the great tastes of Shropshire and beyond, Shrewsbury Food Festival is prepping up for a third year of flavoursome fun. Featuring a hot food court, artisan bars and celebrity chef demonstrations organisers have found a recipe for success - early tickets are already selling like hot cakes.

Half Term activities at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th February 2015


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be open to welcome families all through the February half term!

'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015


Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th.

Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015


Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.

Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015


Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.

Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

5th February 2015


Businesses in Shropshire are getting behind the British Red Cross' annual fundraiser, the Great Summer Gardening Event, donating vital funds to help ensure the event is bigger than ever before.

Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

5th February 2015


Wheely Wonderful Cycling has launched a new gourmet cycling short break holiday in the English/Welsh borders. Ideal as a Valentine gift for keen cyclists.

Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015


Join in the Easter family workshops at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge where you make your own Tea Light Holders, inspired by the beautiful and intricate china cottage models known as the Coalport Pastille Burners. The 'Home Sweet Home' hands-on sessions will be held 30th March - 3rd April and 6th - 10th April.

Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015


Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, are now on sale through the Museum's website. Just 300 tickets per evening will be available for this exclusive event, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015


The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of events alongside its usual schedule of family and enthusiast favourites.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

30th January 2015


The County of Salop Steam Engine Society's 2015 Rally, taking place 30-31 August, is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sentinel factory being established in Shrewsbury.

Half term fun for Airfix model makers

29th January 2015


If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.

Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

23rd January 2015


TV presenter and author Fern Britton will be cycling 57 miles a day from John O'Groats to Lands End from May 1st to the 21st, hoping to raise at least £57,000 to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. And you can join her!

Vote for Severn Valley Railway in BBC's Countryfile Magazine Awards

22nd January 2015


The Severn Valley Railway has been shortlisted as one of the UK's top historic gems by the BBC's Countryfile Magazine, and they need your vote to be crowned the number one Heritage Site in Britain.

Get your motor running, head out to the highway and join the King of the Jungle!

21st January 2015


Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has announced that the current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will lead an expected 3,000 strong biker ride-out to officially kick-off the 5th Bike4Life Fest on Sunday 26 April 2015.

New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

16th January 2015


Shropshire has been chosen as the location for a new Dracula film starring former James Bond, George Lazenby.

Chocks away for 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at Cosford

16th January 2015


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has officially unveiled a brand new exhibition area celebrating the achievements of Britain's air services, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service along with the contributions made by the West Midlands in the race for the sky during the First World War.

Shropshire Chef Finalist for 2015 Game Chef of the Year

14th January 2015


Karl Martin from Old Downton Lodge in Downton on the Rock, Ludlow has been announced as a finalist in the search for the 2015 Game Chef of the Year.

FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY

14th January 2015


You're more likely to see film sets dominating the hills of Hollywood, but this month saw the cast and crew of a new production relocate to the beautiful surroundings of the Severn Valley

A day of Feathers and Flight at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

7th January 2015


The award winning visitor attraction Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 24th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds.
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