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Shropshire Praised for Role in the Birth of the Modern Olympics

2nd December 2009

The Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock has been praised by cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell and Olympic Gold medallist Jonathan Edwards for its status as the birthplace of the modern Olympics.


Shropshire Shines In CountryFile Magazine

5th November 2009

Shropshire is currently featuring in the November issue of the BBC CountryFile Magazine with a 7 page article on the county, which was generated as the result of a press trip hosted by Shropshire Tourism.


Museum Displays James May’s Spitfire

29th October 2009

Viewers of James May’s Toy Stories shown on BBC2 can now see the life size model Spitfire constructed during the show, at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.


Ironbridge Gorge Museums Celebrate Remarkable Visitor Figures

14th October 2009

2009 is proving to be a very memorable year for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.


Percival Prentice Arrives At Cosford

14th October 2009

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford recently took delivery of an RAF Percival Prentice that was flown in to RAF Cosford by pilot Ben Cross from Coventry.


Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

9th October 2009

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.


Best Western Valley Hotel wins Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme

6th October 2009

The Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge is the first hotel in Shropshire to be awarded the coveted Gold award, under the Green Tourism Business Scheme, for demonstrating excellence in environmental practice.


Shropshire Real Ale Features in Good Beer Guide 2010

15th September 2009

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.


Holiday at Home in Shropshire

28th July 2009

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


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

15th July 2009

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



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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