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7th November 2017

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

e British Ironwork Centre's latest creation has been unveiled at the British ironwork Centre. The sculpture, made from two thousand £1 and £2 coins resembles the legendary myth of 'King Midas', the king whose gift of turning everything to gold became a curse.

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6th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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26th October 2017

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018.

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19th October 2017

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.

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13th October 2017

Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

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6th October 2017

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

The British Ironwork Centre is to create a statue replicating the story of King Midas! The Myth of King Midas depicts the Kings gift of turning everything he touches to Gold, which later turns out to be a curse.

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21st September 2017

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

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, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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15th September 2017

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups.

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5th September 2017

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

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23rd August 2017

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.

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31st July 2017

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.

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25th July 2017

 Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination.

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25th July 2017

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

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16th June 2017

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular.

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13th June 2017

 Proms in the Park a Musical Success

Proms in the Park a Musical Success

On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire. Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town.

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25th May 2017

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.

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18th May 2017

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls.

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20th April 2017

Crucible Of The Vampire

Crucible Of The Vampire

Shropshire is no stranger to filmmaking. Over the years it’s cinematic landscapes and beautiful historical buildings have been depicted in movies such as ‘Atonement’ with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy , Oscar nominated ‘Howard’s End’ and Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. All watched by international audiences.

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19th April 2017

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

15/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017, as the Bike4Life Midlands Air Ambulance charity motorbike ride heads out from the Meole Brace Park & Ride site to RAF Cosford, via the A5 and M54.

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11th April 2017

Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

‘Feathers and Flight’ is the theme to this year’s Easter break activities taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. With a fact finding trail running each day and a one day special birds of prey flying display, families are invited to explore a world of flight and learn how aircraft design has been inspired by nature.

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27th February 2017

Final call for food festival applications

Final call for food festival applications

Closing date for exhibitor applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017

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14th February 2017

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced the winners for its Star Councils 2016 awards which includes an award for Oswestry Town Council.

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30th January 2017

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

The list announced by website ‘Britain and Britishness’ last week places the town alongside the likes of Keswick in Cumbria and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

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22nd December 2016

 Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out  26th – 31st December

Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th – 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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2nd December 2016

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.

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22nd November 2016

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season.

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21st November 2016

Festive fun afternoon for families

Festive fun afternoon for families

Later this month, the access and learning team at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be collaborating once again with students from City of Wolverhampton College, to bring some FREE festive fun to the museum for young families.

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14th November 2016

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas.

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3rd November 2016

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty.

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2nd November 2016

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Does anyone know if these are real or sculptures? We arrived at the Centre today to find this flock of flamingos walking across the park.

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1st November 2016

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled Aircraft Technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch!

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26th October 2016

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.

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26th October 2016

 ‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s  Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

Blists Hill Victorian Town’s annual Halloween fright night takes on a new dimension this year with the arrival of cult characters from the Ghostbusters movies. The Town’s Ghostly Gaslight evening takes place on Saturday, 29th October, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters.

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21st October 2016

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at  Jackfield Tile Museum

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

Decorate tiles with your own spooky designs at Halloween themed workshops during the autumn half-term holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge. The designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps a ghostly apparition, wicked witch on a broomstick or snarling black cat. The fun and informal sessions will take place on 22nd and 24th – 29th October.

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21st October 2016

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

The British Ironwork Centre this week received a recognition award from SAMM, the charity that offers ‘Support after Murder and Manslaughter’ which signifies the charity recognising the centres efforts in supporting national police forces and the home office in reducing knife crime throughout the UK.

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19th October 2016

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay.

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18th October 2016

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Vote for Bridgnorth!

Bridgnorth is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition making it to the final 3 nominees for the category Large Market Town.

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13th October 2016

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular returns this October and is set to be bigger and more ghoulish than ever! The family friendly fun day has become an annual favourite for all ages, with members of staff dressed to impress as some of the seasons most loved and terrifying characters, ready to entertain visitors.

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10th October 2016

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

The 2017 Edition of the Good Hotel Guide is launched today, Monday 10th October and Shropshire hotel Goldstone Hall has received two prestigious awards.

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3rd October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

This September the British Ironwork Centre took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning to show our support for Macmillan Cancer charity.

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30th September 2016

The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

To commemorate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago Dr Adrian Lister will be giving a fascinating talk on the Shropshire Mammoth as part of our celebrations here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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30th September 2016

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2016 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Taking place on Saturday 8 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

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26th September 2016

‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

After Toyah’s sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October.

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14th September 2016

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has launched a brand-new volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region, through their West Midlands Development Programme, funded by Arts Council England.

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14th September 2016

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

From Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th September the steam locomotives Flying Scotsman and Tornado are visiting the Severn Valley Railway. The line passes through the country park and offers visitors the opportunity to see the locomotives close by as they steam through.

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13th September 2016

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is taking part in ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’ which this year takes place from 12-18 September. The Museum is one of over 140 charities taking part in events around the UK, which aim to inspire people to think about leaving a charitable gift in their will.

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23rd August 2016

Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Yesterday at 6pm Porter House SY1, Shrewsbury; launched their all new menu, taking 'American Flavour, British Behaviour' to a whole new level!

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11th August 2016

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world – setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions.

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5th August 2016

Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the weekend of 20th and 21st August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. The outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour.

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5th August 2016

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are asking visitors to ‘Get on yer bike!’ Shropshire Council is working with the team at Wolverley Bike Hire to enable visitors to explore the park on 2 wheels.

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5th August 2016

Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Four heroic teams are taking part in an incredible undertaking in aid of a local charity. In an event organised by Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club and The British Ironwork Centre, with brave supporters from Fusion Arts, Elite Fitness and Oswestry Cross Fit will be taking on a tough four hour hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon, but this is no regular mountain trek.

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3rd August 2016

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year.

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29th July 2016

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

For the second time running Telford Town Park has been appointed a Green Flag Award, along with The Mere at Ellesmere and Severn Valley Country Park in Bridgnorth.

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22nd July 2016

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen  Farm shop

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen Farm shop

Apley Farm Shop holding a special launch day this Saturday 23 July, on its delicatessen counter, offering free tasters of over 45 cheeses, 9:30-5:30pm.

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21st July 2016

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

This Sunday 24th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 4th year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am.

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18th July 2016

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity.

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12th July 2016

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation.

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8th July 2016

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

The Panasonic photography roadshow is coming to Dudmaston on Sunday 10 July.

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1st July 2016

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshire’s premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards.

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30th June 2016

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UK’s top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes.

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24th June 2016

 Over 20 bands to perform at the  Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country.

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17th June 2016

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

The work of British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DEB RA will be the focus of an art lecture taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. The lecture entitled ‘Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze' will be presented by guest speaker Frank Woodgate, a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and will take place on Monday 4 July 2016.

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16th June 2016

 Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Father’s Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult.

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16th June 2016

Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’  Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’ Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

A stunning new free photographic exhibition now open at Jackfield Tile Museum, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, considers how empires expand into deserts and explores these vast spaces of wind, sand and stars.

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16th June 2016

Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Severn Valley Country Park is delighted to be hosting a Coal Mining Heritage Weekend co-ordinated by Alveley Historical Society on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

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9th June 2016

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – and need the people of Britain to help them to find them.

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7th June 2016

Shobdon Food And Flying Festival

Shobdon Food And Flying Festival

Food and Flying Festival Prepares for Take Off!

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7th June 2016

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Hurricane flypast on Saturday 25 June for Armed Forces Day.

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1st June 2016

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites.

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25th May 2016

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

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6th May 2016

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

Shrewsbury town council have recently honoured The British Ironworks for their contribution to the town.

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11th February 2016

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime.

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10th February 2016

National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience, Oswestry are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Best in Education 2016′ award at The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) annual conference held in Liverpool last week. NFAN is the trade association for the farm attractions sector with over 250 members.

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4th February 2016

February Half Term Treasure Hunt

February Half Term Treasure Hunt

Metal Detecting event at the British Ironwork Centre

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11th December 2015

Christmas Festival to be held at Shrewsbury Quarry

Christmas Festival to be held at Shrewsbury Quarry

Visit the Shrewsbury Quarry 12th & 13th December for a weekend of Christmas Festivities with the finest produce from over 150 food and craft producers, with mulled wine, carol singing and even Shrewsbury's very own ice-rink thrown in! Everything you should want in one place for a jolly good time!

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18th November 2015

Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

Shropshire’s best-loved eating and entertainment venues had their moment in the limelight when they were celebrated at the Spotlight Awards.

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11th November 2015

What will you be doing to celebrate Diwali over the next few days?

What will you be doing to celebrate Diwali over the next few days?

Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ and is celebrated globally by Hindu’s, Sikh’s and Jain’s.

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14th October 2015

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

HALLOWEEN AT THE BRITISH IRONWORK CENTRE

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7th October 2015

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

The stunning silver-stone former Georgian rectory has recently been awarded an unprecedented four top awards.

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16th September 2015

Oswestry courts national coach tour operators

Oswestry courts national coach tour operators

On Sunday 13th September, a group working on increasing Oswestry Tourism played host to - the Ass Editor from “Group Tour Operators journal”, the main publication subscribed to by over 10,000 coach and bus operators.

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11th September 2015

Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

Shropshire is celebrating floral glory as the 2015 Heart of England in Bloom Awards were today announced.

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10th September 2015

Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

From the 10th - 13th September, Shropshire will embrace the Open Doors Days, with a host of landmarks inviting people in for exclusive tours.

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26th August 2015

Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

Cantlop Bridge near Shrewsbury has been recommended as one of the top 12 Poohsticks-Perfect Bridges by VisitEngland.

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6th August 2015

Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

In a recent national survey by the property website company; Rightmove, Shrewsbury was crowned the second happiest place to live in Britain!

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28th July 2015

Oswestry Hill Fort a 'must-see' site

Oswestry Hill Fort a 'must-see' site

Oswestry's Iron Age hill fort has been named one of the 10 "must-see" sites in the UK by the historic sciences journal Heritage Daily.

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23rd July 2015

Ironwork Centre Plays Host To Sheep Dog Trials

Ironwork Centre Plays Host To Sheep Dog Trials

An Oswestry company known for its spectacular, life-sized animal sculptures, is set to be visited by creatures of the living variety! The British Ironwork Centre, Aston, whose impressive portfolio features an incredible array of animals both large and small, will host Sheepdog Trials within its Sculpture Park.

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21st July 2015

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

The British Ironwork centre has launched hospitality and customer love to a whole new level. They have hosted their first classic & vintage transport rally in one of the country’s most unusual locations

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14th July 2015

Could you be an SVR Golden Ticket winner?

Could you be an SVR Golden Ticket winner?

Drawing inspiration from none other than Willy Wonka, the Severn Valley Railway is offering eight lucky people a truly golden opportunity to enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, luxury experience day through its special Golden Ticket competition.

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9th July 2015

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

Saturday 18th July 2015 – starts 10.00am. Free to the Public

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9th June 2015

RAF Cosford Air Sells Out!

RAF Cosford Air Sells Out!

The airshow on 14th June 2015 has now SOLD OUT. Please do not travel to Cosford on Sunday without a ticket.

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4th June 2015

Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June.

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1st May 2015

Let the Memory Live On

Let the Memory Live On

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

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1st May 2015

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

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

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.

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26th March 2015

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

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

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

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13th March 2015

Spring is in the air and the Dorothy Clive Garden is coming back to life for another season

Spring is in the air and the Dorothy Clive Garden is coming back to life for another season

At the time of writing the following plants were already in flower: hellebores, early daffodils, camellias, new Iris reticulata cvs and masses of crocus. The garden will of course just get stronger every week from here on in, with a rising crescendo of spring flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs putting on an uplifting floral display.

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11th March 2015

Treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard brought to life at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard brought to life at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

An exciting interactive touring exhibition which tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation will be on show on the balcony at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 17 March to 17 May 2015.

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11th March 2015

Carl Fogarty stars at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival on August 1st

Carl Fogarty stars at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival on August 1st

Fans to meet World Superbike king and I'm a Celebrity winner at bike show. Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE, the most successful World Superbike (WSB) racer of all time, will be guest of honour at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 15 (www.llanbikefest.co.uk) - on Saturday, August 1st 2015.

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9th March 2015

Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

Bookfest is delighted to reveal the line up for its 17th annual MAY FESTIVAL for children and families, to be held on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May.

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13th February 2015

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

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

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

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10th February 2015

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

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

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

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23rd January 2015

Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

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!

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16th January 2015

New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

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

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15th December 2014

Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

Virgin Trains have launched their new Shrewsbury to London direct rail service. It marks the end of a hard-fought campaign for a direct rail service between Shropshire and London.

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11th November 2014

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

Finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards gathered at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury last night (10th November 2014) to hear the results of readers’ votes to crown well deserved winners from a range of categories including best family day out, posh nosh, and pub grub.

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10th November 2014

Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel’s Autumn Competition has been announced as Marilyn Specterman from Bury, Manchester.

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3rd November 2014

BBC Escape to the Country film at one of Shropshire's jewels

BBC Escape to the Country film at one of Shropshire's jewels

A film crew from a widely-loved, BBC daytime television show has today visited Shropshire to film at the rural base of one of the county’s leading companies.

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24th October 2014

#GREATdayout Half Term - Digital Campaign

#GREATdayout Half Term - Digital Campaign

Visit England are running a social media campaign over the half-term holidays which we would encourage you to participate in

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15th October 2014

Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event

Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event

Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance.

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10th October 2014

Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance.

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22nd September 2014

A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, proud home to Shropshire's first Sculpture Park, will be working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust who will support and advise the Centre in developing the Park in a way that complements the natural environment, preserving and promoting the existence of the many varieties of wildlife onsite.

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15th September 2014

Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

Shropshire entries sweep the board at Britain in Bloom awards

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11th September 2014

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre acquires its first

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre acquires its first "adoptee"

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre has already added to its number having acquired its first "adoptee". The British Ironwork Centre, in Oswestry, was approached by the owners of a beautiful red tailed buzzard, for which a new home was desperately being sought.

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4th September 2014

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies next month as the Flight Sim 2014 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in Shropshire.

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3rd September 2014

Heritage Open Days in Shropshire 11th - 14th September

Heritage Open Days in Shropshire 11th - 14th September

Heritage Open Days is a national initiative, now in its twentieth year. Heritage sites that are not normally open to the public stage special open days and many established heritage visitor sites are open free of charge with special events & activities. Heritage Open Days takes place throughout the UK from 11th - 14th September 2014.

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19th August 2014

VIP Steam Engine Escort for Great British Spoon Gorilla

VIP Steam Engine Escort for Great British Spoon Gorilla

A world-famous sculpture, created from the generosity of the children of Shropshire and those around the globe, will shortly make a VIP appearance at a prestigious local event - and has been visited by a very special escort!

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14th August 2014

Falconry Display at the British Ironwork Centre

Falconry Display at the British Ironwork Centre

AC Falconry, whose future was recently secured by the British Ironwork Centre, Aston, by the offer of a permanent home within their rural grounds, will be staging the fabulous display at the Centre on Saturday morning.

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12th August 2014

Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

A Garden designed by an Oswestry company on behalf of a local charity has earned the highest honours at a prestigious county show.

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11th August 2014

New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

The Glutton Club restaurant in Shrewsbury has just unveiled their new seasonal dishes which join popular favourites on their new-look Summer menu.

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11th August 2014

Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

Guests attending the First World War Centenary Charity Ball being held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month will be treated to a close formation flypast from two Eurocopter AS350BB helicopters.

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8th August 2014

Cosford kick starts the summer

Cosford kick starts the summer

Summer has officially started at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with a brand new range of interactive 'August Activities' for families to enjoy throughout the school break.

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5th August 2014

Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing body for the county, has just launched its first ever Shropshire real ale trail leaflet for visitors to get a taste of Shropshire’s great pubs and inns.

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14th July 2014

Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

Hands on cooking workshops, inspiring the next generation of little chefs and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota are top of the menu for visitors at the Cosford Food Festival later this month.

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10th July 2014

Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

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.

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25th June 2014

The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece

The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece

The British Ironwork Centre, based in Oswestry, had been approached by the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull, to loan its stunning classic motorcycle sculpture as an exhibit to feature in the "pop-up art gallery" which forms part of the Museum's 30th anniversary celebrations.

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23rd June 2014

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

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.

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23rd June 2014

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

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.

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23rd June 2014

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

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.

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19th June 2014

Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

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.

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19th June 2014

Ironwork centre

Ironwork centre "Branch out" to commemorate the Centenary of World War One

A brace of Oswestry organisations are teaming up to encourage local schoolchildren to plant trees to commemorate the Centenary of World War One.

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18th June 2014

Get hands on with the First World War

Get hands on with the First World War

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.

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29th May 2014

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

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

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11th March 2014

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

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

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11th March 2014

30% off the very best menus in the County

30% off the very best menus in the County

Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (11th March 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

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25th February 2014

Chance to walk through replica First World War trenches in Shropshire

Chance to walk through replica First World War trenches in Shropshire

Visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction will be able to walk through replica First World War trenches to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict’s outbreak.

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18th February 2014

30% off the very best menus in the County

30% off the very best menus in the County

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

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20th January 2014

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

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.

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28th November 2013

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

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

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.

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25th November 2013

Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

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.

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20th November 2013

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

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

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.

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5th November 2013

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

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

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.

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22nd October 2013

Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

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.

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22nd October 2013

Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

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

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15th October 2013

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

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

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.

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3rd October 2013

Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that national body ‘Farm Stay UK’ has today confirmed that any properties assessed by Shropshire Tourism are now eligible to join their organisation.

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4th September 2013

Heritage Open Days 12th - 15th September

Heritage Open Days 12th - 15th September

Shropshire is joining in the national Heritage Open Days this month with several free events and attractions. Many of the locations are normally closed to the public or make a charge to visit so find out what’s open near you.

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3rd September 2013

Uri Geller adds his own twist!

Uri Geller adds his own twist!

Uri Geller, famous around the globe for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other psychic effects, has been in touch with the British Ironwork Centre in Aston, Oswestry, in connection with his personal refurbishment of his American colonial designed home.

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30th August 2013

MereFest13 - Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme

MereFest13 - Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme

FREE family fun at Cholmondeley Castle - Saturday 21st September

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12th August 2013

Gold Award Winning Shropshire

Gold Award Winning Shropshire

Food business across Shropshire have together collected 36 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards. The awards have been run by The Guild of Fine Food since 1994, providing a way for consumers to be able to identify products recognised for their 'great taste'.

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19th July 2013

Ironbridge Park and Ride service Reopens for School Holidays

Ironbridge Park and Ride service Reopens for School Holidays

Ironbridge Park & Ride will reopen this weekend (Saturday 20th July 2013) to make visiting Ironbridge even easier this summer

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17th July 2013

Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Interim results for VirtualTourist.com's quest to crown the "8th Wonder of the World" show that Ironbridge is currently in the Top 100 out of 350 nominations. Public voting remains open through September 30th 2013.

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28th June 2013

Celebrate your local with Shropshire Star Pub Week

Celebrate your local with Shropshire Star Pub Week

Next week (1st July 2013) the Shropshire Star paper will celebrate "loyal landlords and creative chefs, the perfect pint and the pucker pie" and they want to hear from you about your local.

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7th May 2013

Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

A group of ten luxury hotels in Shropshire joined forces nearly 20 years ago, are set to unveil a new-look website www.visitshropshirehotels.com to promote their accommodation, short breaks, restaurants and wedding and conference facilities under the umbrella brand of 'Shropshire County Hotels'.

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3rd May 2013

UK Debut for White Salvia at Welshampton Fair

UK Debut for White Salvia at Welshampton Fair

A charity plant auction in a North Shropshire village hall on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2013) will be the first time a brand new variety of white salvia has been offered for sale in the UK.

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4th March 2013

5* Bed and Breakfast near Oswestry expands with the aid of a £5,000 Business Grant

5* Bed and Breakfast near Oswestry expands with the aid of a £5,000 Business Grant

Woolston House, situated just outside Oswestry have been successful in expanding their business to create an additional guest suite to the already successful B&B thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Shropshire and Herefordshire Business and Enterprise scheme towards this £20,000 capital project.

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26th February 2013

<p>Spring into cycling - March and April 2013</p>

Spring into cycling - March and April 2013

Throughout March and April 2013 Shropshire Council is organising free cycling activities to help you and family to get back on your bikes after winter. Free activities include bicycle maintenance and confidence courses, guided cycle rides, giveaways and competitions.

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8th January 2013

TRIPADVISOR REVEALS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES MOST RECOMMENDED BY TRAVELLERS

TRIPADVISOR REVEALS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES MOST RECOMMENDED BY TRAVELLERS

Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge ranks at second place in the world.

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31st October 2012

New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats.

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26th October 2012

<p>Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill</p>

Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill

Tickets still available for 27th October 2012 - get yours now!

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25th October 2012

Free special offer vouchers for October half term

Free special offer vouchers for October half term

With October half term nearly upon us, Shropshire Tourism is reminding Shropshire residents to take advantage of exclusive special offers for local attractions, as part of their ongoing ‘Shropshire Days Out’ promotion.

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5th October 2012

<p>Love your bike month - October 2012</p>

Love your bike month - October 2012

October 2012 is Shropshire’s third annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling.

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24th September 2012

Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.

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6th September 2012

Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October.

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24th July 2012

Las Vegas glamour comes to Hill Valley

Las Vegas glamour comes to Hill Valley

Las Vegas glamour is coming to Whitchurch with a special summer party complete with showgirls and casino tables.

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19th July 2012

Shropshire on Countryfile

Shropshire on Countryfile

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

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20th June 2012

Food. glorious. Food

Food. glorious. Food

Shropshire Tourism has been approached by Optomen Television who is working with Simon Cowell’s production company SYCO TV on an exciting new food series for ITV1 called ‘Food. glorious. Food’.

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8th May 2012

Hawkstone Park becomes first venue in Shropshire to install electric vehicle charging points

Hawkstone Park becomes first venue in Shropshire to install electric vehicle charging points

A Shropshire tourist attraction and a local car dealership have connected to celebrate sharing pole position in the county’s electric vehicle race. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, near Shrewsbury, has become the first location in Shropshire to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points while William A Lewis is the county’s first dealership to have fully electric vehicles on general sale.

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27th March 2012

<p>THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ENGLAND'S BIGGEST FAN!</p>

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ENGLAND'S BIGGEST FAN!

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.

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7th November 2011

Shropshire communities to welcome Olympic Flame

Shropshire communities to welcome Olympic Flame

A total of 11 Shropshire communities will welcome the Olympic Flame next May (2012) as it makes its mammoth journey from Greece to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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22nd December 2010

'We Are England' Photography Competition

'We Are England' Photography Competition

Shropshire Tourism is encouraging people to take photos of Shropshire to enter into the 'We Are England' photography competition to help raise the profile of the county ahead of the Commonwealth Games that take place later this year in Delhi, with great prizes on offer.

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16th December 2010

New look for the Shropshire Tourism Brochure

New look for the Shropshire Tourism Brochure

Shropshire Tourism has just taken delivery of their 2011 Shropshire and the Welsh Borders brochure and, for the first time in 15 years, it is now in landscape format to better show off the stunning photographs of the county.

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16th August 2010

Heritage Open Days across Shropshire

Heritage Open Days across Shropshire

Hidden gems and family favourites across Shropshire will open free as part of Britain’s annual Heritage Open Days, a four day celebration of heritage and architecture this September.

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26th July 2010

Oswestry takes to the Streets

Oswestry takes to the Streets

The streets of Oswestry will be buzzing on July 31st when the town’s traders put on a shopping experience not to be missed. This will be an event for the whole family to enjoy in a celebration of the diversity and strength of all that Oswestry has to offer in terms of retail, art, heritage and culture.

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8th July 2010

Oswestry Volunteers help town prepare for Britain in Bloom Judging

Oswestry Volunteers help town prepare for Britain in Bloom Judging

Volunteers from Sainsbury’s in Oswestry are helping the town’s In Bloom Committee prepare for their judging on July 21st.

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8th July 2010

New Website and Special Offers for Oswestry & North Shropshire

New Website and Special Offers for Oswestry & North Shropshire

A new portal website www.shropshiredaysout.co.uk has been launched to promote Oswestry and North Shropshire. The website is just one element of a whole marketing and PR campaign delivered by Shropshire Tourism on behalf of Shropshire Council and the Northern Area Partnership. The site features information on the market towns, news, downloadable trails and exclusive voucher offers for some of North Shropshire’s most popular attractions.

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8th July 2010

Whittington Castle first place in England to hold unique hologram exhibition

Whittington Castle first place in England to hold unique hologram exhibition

Whittington Castle near Oswestry has been chosen as the first place in England to host an innovative exhibition called 'Bringing the Artefacts Back to the People' which sees historic artefacts brought to life in 3D.

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8th July 2010

Summer in Ironbridge

Summer in Ironbridge

A whole host of events are taking place in Ironbridge this Summer to keep everyone entertained

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16th June 2010

Last Chance to help Blists Hill Victorian Town win £100,000

Last Chance to help Blists Hill Victorian Town win £100,000

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge has got just a few days left to beat off stiff competition to win £100,000. It is one of only four museums in the country shortlisted to win the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The Museum is encouraging people to get on line and vote as soon as possible as the voting closes at 5pm on Friday 18th June

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11th June 2010

Red Arrows to fly at RAF Cosford Air Show on 13th June

Red Arrows to fly at RAF Cosford Air Show on 13th June

The Team has been able to complete the revised training schedule and has now been given the Public Display Authority required to enable them to perform their display at Air Shows this year

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24th May 2010

Enginuity Converts Power Tools Into Racing Cars

Enginuity Converts Power Tools Into Racing Cars

Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June

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14th May 2010

Blists Hill Victorian Town Short-Listed for £100,000

Blists Hill Victorian Town Short-Listed for £100,000

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is one of four institutions short-listed for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize, the UK’s largest single arts prize.

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13th May 2010

<p>Herons, Blue Tits and Coal Tits seen hatch live on Shropshire's very own nestcam and even Cygnets.</p>

Herons, Blue Tits and Coal Tits seen hatch live on Shropshire's very own nestcam and even Cygnets.

The staff at the newly refurbished Boathouse Visitor Centre in Ellesmere were thrilled to see 5 Blue Tit chicks hatch yesterday in front of their very own eyes whilst watching the spectacular site via CCTV.

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29th April 2010

Comet to feature on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

Comet to feature on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

The de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet airliner. The Comet 1, an early example which is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, will appear in a special feature on BBC 1's ‘The One Show’ on 4th May at 7.00pm, covering the short but historic service of the aircraft.

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3rd March 2010

Blists Hill Victorian Town Joins National Museums at Night Campaign

Blists Hill Victorian Town Joins National Museums at Night Campaign

On Saturday 15th May, Blists Hill Victorian Town near Ironbridge in Shropshire is taking part in the national Museums at Night campaign, when cultural and historic attractions across the country will open their doors to visitors after dark

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1st March 2010

Easter fun in the Ironbridge Gorge

Easter fun in the Ironbridge Gorge

Have a go at Egg dancing, Hunt the chick and make 'flapping birds', easter themed tile and china painting. Make a weekend of it and stay in one of Shropshire's exclusive hotels at a special discounted rate.

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23rd February 2010

Shropshire attraction and event shortlisted in national awards

Shropshire attraction and event shortlisted in national awards

Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge and Festival at the Edge make shortlist in Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010

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8th February 2010

Sir Richard Branson narrates February podcast for Royal Air Force Museum

Sir Richard Branson narrates February podcast for Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that as part of its monthly podcast series aviation entrepreneur and the founder of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson has generously given his time to narrate this month’s podcast “Bader: Fighter Pilot”.

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9th October 2009

Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

Months of behind-the-scenes work from rail company Wrexham & Shropshire is rewarded as passengers are now able to take advantage of an improved weekday timetable.

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15th September 2009

<p>Shropshire Real Ale Features in Good Beer Guide 2010</p>

Shropshire Real Ale Features in Good Beer Guide 2010

Shropshire's Real Ale features prominently in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2010 with county pubs and inns featured within the bible for real ale enthusiasts.

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28th July 2009

Holiday at Home in Shropshire

Holiday at Home in Shropshire

If you're looking to holiday at home this year and beat the credit crunch then look no further than Shropshire.

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15th July 2009

Passionate About Re-Learning Old Skills? Want To Learn To Be Self Sufficient?

Passionate About Re-Learning Old Skills? Want To Learn To Be Self Sufficient?

Why Not Spend a Week On a Victorian Farm in Shropshire?

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29th June 2009

Two World Heritage Sites for Shropshire

Two World Heritage Sites for Shropshire

Shropshire is now the only county in the West Midlands to have two World Heritage Sites following UNESCO granting the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site status.

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