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Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

10th July 2014


A glittering Centenary Charity Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 30 August to commemorate the First World War and raise much needed funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

3rd July 2014


The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

27th June 2014


With only one month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014


A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas.

Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2014


On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.

Get hands on with the First World War

18th June 2014


From Wednesday 18th June visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be able to get hands on with the First World War during free handling sessions with a collection of memorabilia from the Museum’s handling collection and items on loan from the British Red Cross.

Companies prepare for Shrewsbury charity raft race challenge

4th June 2014


Thirteen teams of 'pirates' are set to put their sailing skills to the test in the Morris Lubricants Raft Race for charity on the River Severn from Bicton to Porthill Bridge in Shrewsbury on Sunday, June 8.

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

29th May 2014


Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.

Busy month ahead at Cosford

28th May 2014


Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the busy month ahead which will see five big events take place throughout June.

Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

27th May 2014


Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Celebrate Shrewsbury's Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury's New Museum & Art Gallery

21st May 2014


Items 'Made in Shrewsbury' over the last 100 years are going on display in Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery later this week.

Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

21st May 2014


There's so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond.

Women in aviation half term at Cosford

21st May 2014


This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th May there will be a free trail for children to take part in, based around the pioneering women that have helped shape aviation history. Open 10am - 4pm, FREE entry.

Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

20th May 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme.

Last minute Midsummer Cycling Holidays

16th May 2014


10% discount on Wye Valley Cycling and Canoeing holiday with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2014


Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014


With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway.

New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

6th May 2014


Specialist Cycle tour company Wheely Wonderful Cycling has introduced three new Cycling Short Break challenges this season, in Shropshire, Wales and the Wye Valley - featuring rides of about 50 miles per day, with luggage moved and great places to stay each night.

100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

22nd April 2014


Around 100 people registered their interest in volunteering at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during a Job Fair last week.

Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

16th April 2014


The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is launching a new site in Shropshire this weekend April 19th-20th 2014 with its popular 24 Hour Family Course.

Eat cake and drink coffee to beat MS!

11th April 2014


Cake Break is a scrumptious way to fundraise for people affected by MS across the UK and The Old Rectory Hotel in Wem are proud to say that this will be their 9thyear running in taking part!

Easter espionage fun for young detectives

3rd April 2014


FREE Easter Trail 14th to 25th April 2014. For those seeking an alternative Easter experience, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is just the place.

Exhibitors sign up for Cosford Food Festival

3rd April 2014


This summer, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region's best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford holds its annual food festival: 26th - 27th July 2014, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Young Shropshire Chef to Appear on TV's Great British Menu

19th March 2014


Jason Hodnett, from The Raven in Much Wenlock, will feature during the week beginning April 7th 2014.

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

11th March 2014


Cosford Flights of Fantasy - 17th & 18th May FREE entry

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

7th March 2014


Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire's treasures - and the newly-renovated buildings - for the first time.

Vote Martin Wood Your Tourism Superstar

3rd March 2014


The time has come to vote for Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life Town Crier, to be your 'Tourism Superstar 2014'.

Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

20th February 2014


Bear Grylls Want to Make Sure With the Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 Hour Family Course

30% off the very best menus in the County

18th February 2014


Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (18th Feb 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

Shrewsbury Town Crier Rings the Bell for Shrewsbury in London

17th February 2014


Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life town crier, was filmed in London on Friday (14/02/14), as he prepares to go head to head against nine other shortlisted nominees from around the country for the title of Tourism Superstar 2014.

Unique Mustang model now on display

13th February 2014


Now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is a 1:5 scale scratch built North American P-51D Mustang. This unique model took almost ten years to build and was kindly donated to the Museum in autumn last year. This remarkable Mustang model now forms a centre piece display in the Museum's Visitor Centre where visitors can view all its intricate details up close.

'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

10th February 2014


Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 10th May 2014, will go on sale from Monday 24th February through the Royal Air Force Museum's website.

NEW Shropshire Hills Art Week - Artists Wanted

6th February 2014


Artists joining together to promote the creative arts and the beauty of the local landscape

Britain's Best Food Hall adds to Ludlow's delights

3rd February 2014


Caravanners and motorhome owners with a passion for top quality food are being given an extra incentive to pay a visit to the picturesque Shropshire market town of Ludlow, which has a growing reputation as the gourmet capital of England.

Mayor says thank you to caravan park for Britain in Bloom support

27th January 2014


A high quality touring caravan park on the edge of Shrewsbury has received a certificate of appreciation from Shrewsbury Town Council for the role it played in helping the town win last year's Britain in Bloom competition.

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

20th January 2014


The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry Shropshire had been challenged to create a monstrous gorilla statue from old spoons, ready for their Open day on the 17th May 2014. The shortage of spoons is threatening the creation of the commission from Britain’s biggest mystifier Uri Geller.

Shropshire County Hotels Competition Winner Praises Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow

17th January 2014


The lucky prize winner of Shropshire County Hotels Autumn 2013 competition has expressed her thanks and delight after staying at Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow.

Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014


Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership.

Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

6th December 2013


The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury.

Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

28th November 2013


In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment.

Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

25th November 2013


Congratulations to all Shropshire Tourism members who won awards in the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards. We are proud to see our members leading the way and receiving so many of the top accolades.

Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

25th November 2013


Christmas has come early at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator. This experimental jet helped pave the way for the renowned Eurofighter Typhoon and thanks to support of BAE Systems is now on display to visitors within the Museum's Test Flight collection.

Shropshire Tourism members win at the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

20th November 2013


The Shropshire Star’s inaugural Tourism & Leisure Awards were held on Monday 18th November 2013 and several Shropshire Tourism members were amongst the big winners.

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

5th November 2013


Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.

Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

22nd October 2013


October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has some devilishly easy Halloween crafts for your little monsters.

Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

22nd October 2013


For Christmas 2013 the Museum has substantially expanded its gift range to suit a variety of budgets including its jewellery and clothing ranges.

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Praises the Town

21st October 2013


The result of the 2013 Visit Shrewsbury brochure competition has been announced and Shrewsbury has received a glowing comment from the competition winner who is looking forward to a complimentary stay at The Lion and Pheasant Hotel in the town.

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

15th October 2013


Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner.