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£20,000 windfall for Shropshire arts centre

A Shrewsbury entertainment and arts venue was today celebrating after receiving a £20,000 windfall.

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Apley Jousting Fair’s second year - bigger & better!

The Apley Jousting Fair will be held for the second year running at a farm shop near Bridgnorth on Saturday 3rd May.  The Fair builds on the success of the 2013 event when over 2500 people attended, enjoying fantastic family entertainment, great activities & delicious food.

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Cadbury Easter Egg trails at Sunnycroft

Friday 18, Saturday 19, Sunday 20 & Monday 21st April, 10.30am to 4pm

Over Easter weekend Sunnycroft, the National Trust villa in Wellington, will be decorated for a traditional Easter at home with the Dining Room laid for an Easter breakfast and beautiful Edwardian Easter cards on display around the house. Visitors may even spot some costumed characters around the house and grounds over Easter weekend.

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New walks introduced at Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

The 20 new walks and 100 Mile Ironbridge Challenge at the ninth Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 11th May) were introduced as part of English Tourism Week by the festival organisers. Seen here are (left to right) David Davies, Ironbridge Gorge Parish Council; Dag Saunders a walk leader and Neil Cartman, Chairman Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival.

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AIR SHOW TICKET SALES FLYING HIGH

Tickets for this year’s RAF Cosford Air Show have only been on sale for a few days but are already selling fast; this year with ticket numbers capped you will need to get in early to guarantee your tickets.

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Meet the author – Katy Moran

Wellington Library: Thursday 13 February 7-8pm

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Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run

The Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury.

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“Thomas Telford’s Wappenshall Wharf” wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Ambitious plans to restore the canal warehouses at Wappenshall in north Telford and create “Thomas Telford’s Wappenshall Wharf” received a boost with an announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that it will support a full award of almost £1million with a phase one award of £72,000.“Thomas Telford’s Wappenshall Wharf” wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

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Thousands turn out for Ironbridge heritage festival

WHF13Thousands of people descended on the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution for the ninth Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival.

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£5,000 plea launched to save Ironbridge coracle workshop

coracle-workshopIt is a unique piece of Shropshire’s heritage – and today an appeal was launched to raise the money to save it for future generations.

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