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Shropshire Farm Shops Win Major National Awards

18th February 2013

THE Ludlow Food Centre and Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth have been recognised with major awards from the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association.


It's half-term...and cream-tea trains at the Severn Valley!

15th February 2013

THE Severn Valley Railway returns to full operation tomorrow (Saturday February 16th 2013), running its steam trains over the next nine days to coincide with local schools’ half-term holidays. But it’s not only schoolchildren that the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth heritage line is hoping to attract.


'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 18th February 2013

13th February 2013

300 tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, will go on sale from Monday 18th February through the Royal Air Force Museum’s website. This exclusive evening will commence at 6pm on Saturday 18th May with a wide range of aircraft available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.


Model Half Term Fun - Quick as Lightning

11th February 2013

This February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to celebrate one of the great jets of English aviation by participating in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2013, each visitor will have the opportunity to build their own Airfix 1:72 Lightning, amongst the real aircraft of the Museum.


Create a model ceramic house for Easter at Coalport China Museum

4th February 2013

Go along to Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Easter school holidays and join-in family ceramic workshops to create a model house, real or fantasy, to your own design. These sessions will take place weekdays from 1st - 5th and 8th - 12th April 2013.


Bikers invited to start the season off in style

1st February 2013

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 21st April 2013. A combined ‘Bike Fest’ and ‘Bike 4 Life’ event is being held at RAF Museum Cosford in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum.


Severn Valley Railway plumps for Valentine’s Day...on February 16th!

30th January 2013

EVERYBODY knows that St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. But the Severn Valley Railway is to run its annual dining train 'special' for sweethearts and lovers two days later this year - on Saturday February 16th 2013 - for two very good reasons.


New Poliakoff drama puts Severn Valley Railway on prime time telly

30th January 2013

LOCAL viewers tuning in to the new Stephen Poliakoff BBC2 drama series 'Dancing on the Edge' which airs on Monday February 4th 2013 (9pm) might spot something strangely familiar about 'Folkestone' station, which features in the five-part drama.


Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor

10th January 2013

Telford & Wrekin’s Ironbridge Gorge has beaten off stiff competition to be the 2012 most highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK according to the TripAdvisor traveller community. It also takes second place in the world behind the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China and ahead of the Egyptian Pyramids and India’s Taj Mahal.


Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th January 2013

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013.



The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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