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Ludlow Food Centre Wins Prestigious Award!

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London.  Read more

Beaulieu Completes a Record-Breaking Season!

A record turnout of as many as 166 colourful Smart cars made Beaulieu’s Simply Smart the biggest and best yet, rounding off a record-breaking 2017 Simply rally season.  Read more

New Publication from The Blueprint Team!

Blueprint Travel Media have launched a new title focusing on breweries, cider makers, distilleries and vineyards offering tours and events for groups.  Read more

Carriage Splash Repaired: National Trust

Repairs to an 18th century carriage splash have been completed in a National Trust parkland, near Worcester. In the 18th century the 6th Earl of Coventry would have transported his guests around Croome’s park in a horse drawn carriage taking a scenic route from the woodland across the river towards Park Seat with panoramic views of the parkland.  Read more

Ludlow Butcher Wins a National Award

A Pork, Beetroot & Apple Sausage made by Ludlow Food Centre has been given a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week, which runs from 30th October to 5th November.  Read more

Severn Valley Railway Raises £2.33m

Rail enthusiasts have raised a huge £2.33m to revamp a heritage railway, hours before a year-long fundraising campaign ends.  Read more

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.  Read more

Shakespeare's England wins Prestigious Award

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, has won a prestigious Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Cultural Award for the second year running.  Read more

New Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity.  Read more

Ludlow Triumphs in Great British Food Awards

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.  Read more

'Clun Castle' Steams Again!

Vintage Trains are pleased to announce record breaking steam locomotive No: 7029 ‘Clun Castle’ will publicly return to steam for in a recommissioning ceremony to be held at Tyseley Locomotive Works on Sunday 29th October, 2017.  Read more

Steam Train to call at Ilkeston Station

Vintage Trains are pleased to announce that their ‘Christmas White Rose’ steam train from Birmingham to York will call at the newly re-opened Ilkeston Station to pickup passengers on Saturday 9th December.  Read more

British Motor Museum wins Sandford Award

The British Motor Museum has won its first Sandford Award for Heritage Education.  Read more

Stokesay Castle's New Tea Room

Close to Ludlow and one of Shropshire’s prettiest and most visited smaller attractions Stokesay Castle has stepped up to become a more welcoming destination for groups with the opening of a new 44-seater tea room.  Read more

Ragley Hall's Battle Proms Raises Record Sum!

On Saturday night over 7,000 picnic fans and music lovers flocked to the stunning grounds of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire for the 7th annual Battle Proms Concert, a summer celebration with sublime orchestral music and dramatic Spitfire, cannon, cavalry and firework displays.  Read more

Record Crowd For Hope House Hospice

A record crowd of keen gardeners arrived at the British Ironwork Centre on Sunday for the company’s annual plant hunters’ fair, now in its 3rd year.  Read more

Shropshire Film-Makers Take to the Skies

Shropshire based film-makers Tom Middleton and Miche Parkinson, who operate as SMN Film, have been taking to the skies using cutting edge drone technology for a brand new film made as part of the new permanent exhibition at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.  Read more

The Knife Angel Takes To The Skies!

The Knife Angel was recently featured on the BBC’s One Show. It has now been successfully removed from the workshop and takes centre stage on display within the centre's grounds.  Read more

New Group Packages at the Ironbridge Gorge

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are introducing new packages and tours for groups planning to visit the Shropshire attractions during 2018.  Read more

Oswestry Transport Rally Hits New High

Saturday saw the 3rd annual Oswestry Transport Rally of classic and vintage vehicles which hit a new all-time high.  Read more

British Motor Museum launch School Programme

The British Motor Museum is launching its new Schools programme for the 2017/18 academic year.  Read more

Motor Museum's 100000th Heritage Certificate

After more than 35 years of the Heritage Certificate service the British Motor Museum is approaching the landmark 100,000th Certificate and is running a competition to award one lucky classic car owner the opportunity to own this special document.  Read more

New & Improved Website for Shakespeare's England!

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, is delighted to announce the launch of its new improved destination website.  Read more

Boj Burrows into Bwedley Attraction

West Midland Safari Park is getting ready to open its exciting and brand new, themed children’s play area this month and the star of the show has arrived early to help with preparations.  Read more

British Motor Museum Secures Funding

The British Motor Museum has been successful in its application to become an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).  Read more

Launch of Onny Meadows Volunteer Work Group

Do you sometimes find yourself with spare time that you would like to put to good use? Do you want to get outside in your local community and make a difference?  Read more

Shropshire Awarded Peace Prize Anti-Violence Campaign

A Shropshire business has been awarded the prestigious Rotary International Peace Award for a National Anti-Violence Campaign.  Read more

North Shropshire's Youth Entrepreneurial Hub

Last night saw the launch of Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) here in Oswestry.  Read more

Penny (Farthing) For Your Thoughts

Yesterday’s eccentric penny farthing event rang a loud bell of success. The event, being run for its first year, was a resounding success with over 40 Penny Farthing cycle enthusiasts arriving from all over the UK.  Read more

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.  Read more

Chester Storyhouse Now Open!

On Thursday 11th May at 8am, Storyhouse opened its doors for the very first time, bringing a state-of-the-art theatre, library, cinema, bar and restaurant to the city of Chester...  Read more

Shakespeare's England Hospitality Business

Hospitality and Tourism business leaders have secured major funding support to work with schools and colleges in the search for the next generation of hospitality and tourism providers – securing and developing talent for the future of the visitor economy in Shakespeare’s England.  Read more

New App Brings Heritage to Life

Shakespeare’s England has announced the launch of a new, free, augmented reality (AR) product that brings the story of William Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon to virtual life.  Read more

The British Motor Museum Antique Fairs

The British Motor Museum is pleased to announce three new major antiques fairs to its events calendar for 2016. Field Dog Fairs Ltd, a major Antiques Fair organiser will be hosting 3 of its 32 events for 2016 at the newly branded British Motor Museum , formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre.  Read more

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