Better broadband promised for parts of south Shropshire

6:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

BISHOPS Castle and Bromfield are among two areas to receive better broadband.

Plenty of choice from traders at the Tenbury Local Producers Market.

Ludlow Advertiser: Plenty of choice from traders of the Tenbury Local Producers Market who sold their products to visitors at Burford House Gardens. Seated are Clare Wright from 'Clare's Cakes and Bakes' and standing from left Mandy Silk from David Ward Firewood

9:47am Monday 15th September 2014

THERE was plenty of choice from traders at the Tenbury Local Producers Market who sold their products to visitors at Burford House Gardens.

Leaders in their field.

Ludlow Advertiser: Neil Lorimer has been identified as a leading legal individual in a national guide.

3:11pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FOUR lawyers at a legal firm which has offices in Ludlow have been recognised as 'leaders in their field' in a respected independent national guide.

Two new senior appointments at expanding Tenbury food business

Ludlow Advertiser: Roy Blendell and Gill Hodgson are new appointments at Orchard Valley Foods.

3:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

ORCHARD Valley Foods in Tenbury has made two major senior appointments.

Abberley Hall School River Severn challenge tackled by children

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured are three of the Abberley Hall pupils who are taking part in the charity challenge, Harriet Cuthbert, Isobel Salt and Lucy Powell.

10:05am Friday 12th September 2014

A GROUP of plucky pupils from have completed an arduous 50k river journey as part of a major Shropshire charity challenge.

Your Districts for Bishops Castle to The Strettons and Clubs and Societies, week commencing September 11

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9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

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Work at historic gazibo in Burford

Ludlow Advertiser: Stephen Treasure, of S. Treasures & Sons, are rebuilding a historic gazebo in Burford.

8:01am Saturday 6th September 2014

WORK is taking place to rebuild a historic gazebo in Burford.

Company kicks off charity fundraising

Ludlow Advertiser: Hereford and Ludlow teams line up before the match.

6:04pm Friday 5th September 2014

WESTERN Power Distribution's (WPD) Hereford and Ludlow team took battle on the football pitch and in the process, raised £800 for Midlands Air Ambulance. This is one of a number of fundraisers by the team, who is also hosting a golf day for the Alzheimer's Society in September.

Your Districts for Clun to The Strettons, week commencing September 4

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8:57am Thursday 4th September 2014


Forest animal rescue charity raises more than £3,000

Ludlow Advertiser: Herbie at the fete.

6:02am Thursday 4th September 2014

HUNDREDS of dog lovers turned out to the fifth Forest Dog Rescue annual summer fete which raised more than £3,200 for the charity.

Shropshire girls celebrate Brownies’ 100th birthday with huge action-packed camp at Beaudesert Park

Ludlow Advertiser: Megan Board and Emmie Morgan from Wellington Brownies on the Low Ropes.

10:04am Friday 29th August 2014

GIRLS from units across Shropshire including, Ludlow, Pontesbury, Wellington and Cheswardine took part in a huge camp at Beaudesert Park as part of an extra-special under-canvas adventure to mark 100 years of Brownies.

Cleobury Mortimer playgroup celebrates

Ludlow Advertiser: George Bird, Ruby Britton and Mia Bradley.

3:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the Abkays Day Nursery in Cleobury Mortimer have signed off a highly successful school year.

Bowls and baking powder at Rushbury School.

Ludlow Advertiser: Rushbury School bake off, Church Stretton, Elodie Home, Cameron Laird, Eleanor Mansell, Phoebe Smith and Rory Ayres.

10:05am Thursday 28th August 2014

PUPILS at Rushbury Primary School, near Church Stretton, are getting some practice in for their first ever Mini Bake Off to be held in the Autumn in aid of local charity, Shropshire Rural Community Council.

Your Districts for Clun to The Strettons and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 28

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3:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014


Knucklas allotments day

Ludlow Advertiser: The Celestial Weeds singing at the event Siggy Haynes, Hilary Howcroft, Corinna Kenyon-Wade, Kate McDermott, Camila Saunders and Angie Zelter.

2:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

AT the annual Knucklas Allotments day there was a chance for visitors to have a look around the many allotments, there was refreshments, music and a raffle. At the end of the event presentations were made to the winners and runners up of the allotment competition judged by Mal and Dave Price.

Shrewsbury flower show

Ludlow Advertiser: Jane Pugh of Janes Petals and Gifts with her three trophy's.

8:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

JANE Pugh the florist fromJanes Petals and Gifts, Bishops Castle, had a lovely surprise Saturday morning when she arrived at the Shrewsbury flower show to find that she had won three trophies in the floral art section. The Royal Bank of Scotland Rose Bowl for the best pedestal entitled Downton Abbey. The best use of colour trophy also for Downton Abbey pedestal and the Gredington Cup for the most points in the floral art section.

Bitterley WI

Ludlow Advertiser: Patchwork and quilting.

4:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LAST year members were allocated a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All. It was decided to hold a patchwork and quilting workshop, open to members, non-members, any age. Members meet twice a month. Some of the group had not done this before, others are learning new skills and fresh ideas. The group enjoy the sessions making new friends, helping each other with different ideas, colour schemes etc. Among the items members have made are cushion covers, wall hangings, bags and table runners.

Bucknell School peace child

Ludlow Advertiser: Summer production Peace Child.

3:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE children and staff at Bucknell School have worked extremely hard this term to put on our summer production 'Peace Child'. The play tells the story of how two tribes are united by a new born baby. A child who was able to teach them the meaning of love and appreciation of our differences.

Cleobury Mortimer open gardens

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10:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Open Gardens Trail held August in Cleobury Mortimer was most successful, and raised over £1500 for The Friends of Saint Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer and Shropshire Historic Churches Trust.

Burford House Garden Store

Ludlow Advertiser: Paul Benson (centre manager), Trevor Hill (Trevor Hill's Falconry Display), Nick Walton and Ava Lesley Batham (customers at the show).

4:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BURFORD House Garden Store proudly hosted it's third local producer's market and first ever falconry display (Trevor Hill's Falconry Display).

Your Districts for Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies, week commencing August 21.

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2:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Bishops Castle

Tenbury produce market marks first birthday

Ludlow Advertiser: Regular traders with a selection of their products at Tenbury Local Producers Market. Photo: KEITH GLUYAS.

3:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

A SPECIAL first birthday took place in Tenbury.

Brampton Bryan scarecrow Sunday

Ludlow Advertiser: Two of the organisers Brian Thomas next to his 166 Morris Oxford and his mechanic scarecrow with Mike Oliver.

12:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised at the annual Brampton Bryan scarecrow day last weekend.

Tenbury High School pupils get poetic to remember First World War

Ludlow Advertiser: Modern day war poets at Tenbury High School are: (back from left) Gemma Lambert, Luke Staples, Will Powis, and Kit Garbutt; (middle) Piers Van Straaten,  Beth Edwards, Grace Everall, Eve Watson, Kitty Houchin, James Whistance, and Lucy Ayres; and (front)

8:02am Friday 15th August 2014

POETRY has played a part in the studies of history students at Tenbury High School.

Pudleston war memorial

2:04pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PUDLESTON War Memorial, at St Peter's Church, August 4. Commemorating the four soldiers on the war memorial.

Tenbury student earns first class degree

Ludlow Advertiser: Alexa-Jane Moore.

9:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

A TENBURY student has earned a First Class Honours degree after completing her studies at the University of Worcester.

Your Districts for Bishops's Castle to Tenbury and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 14

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2:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

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Cleobury market

Ludlow Advertiser: Cleobury Country Market
Ashley Buck purchases some bottles of Oldfields Orchard, the new cider from Hobsons, from Beks (crrct) Gallagher.1430_53002
Photo: KEITH GLUYAS (8414069)

2:02pm Saturday 9th August 2014

IT rains a lot in the Isle of Man.

Tenbury festival attracts beer lovers

Ludlow Advertiser: Visitors to the Festival enjoyed their drinks and the music in spite of the grey skies.  Photos: KEITH GLUYAS.

10:02am Saturday 9th August 2014

BEER and cider accompanied music during three days of festivities in Burford.

Ludlow Mayor's annual service

Ludlow Advertiser: The civic group meet informally by the market stalls

6:02pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE annual Mayor's Sunday Service has been held at Laurence’s Church.

Bishops Castle to commemorate start of World War One

4:29pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN exhibition looking at life in Bishops Castle during the First World War opens in Bishops Castle Town Hall tomorrow.

WI on Shropshire’s summit

Ludlow Advertiser: WI on Shropshire’s summit.

2:05pm Friday 8th August 2014

CELEBRATING the arrival in South Shropshire of the Centenary Baton, after climbing 540 metres to the top of Brown Clee Hill, is county federation chairman Sue Bradley with members of Ludlow North and South groups. 2015 will mark the first 100 years of the Women's Institute in England and Wales. At present the special baton is on an 18 month long journey visiting all the 69 federations around the country, before reaching the Royal Albert Hall next summer.

Your Districts for Bayton to Westhope and Clubs and Societies, week commencing August 7

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4:19pm Wednesday 6th August 2014


BIshops Castle Town Hall fund raising approaches target

6:36am Monday 4th August 2014

FUND raising for the renovation fund for Bishops Castle Town Hall is well on the way to its target.

Cleobury bids 'farewell' to the Warblers

Ludlow Advertiser: St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer.

9:02am Saturday 2nd August 2014

JULY 4 saw the last performance by the Reid Warblers, a singing group which has entertained many in Cleobury Mortimer over the last nine years. The group was originally formed to provide a focus for a handful of people who wanted to sing for their own pleasure, on a fairly informal basis. Judy Reid was targeted as a piano player, but soon showed that she could do much more than accompaniments, and has been the musical director ever since. Predictably, once the existence of the group became known, invitations to give public performances followed.

Choir sings at the Castle for food festival party

Ludlow Advertiser: Got 2 Sing at Ludlow Castle.

3:08pm Friday 1st August 2014

GOT 2 Sing choir showed partygoers at Ludlow Castle on Sunday how singing can endow life with an added zest, leaving the crowds shouting for more!

End of term performance at Whitton

Ludlow Advertiser: The children of Whitton Primary school just before their end of term performance.

8:02am Friday 1st August 2014

THE children at the Dame Anna Childs School in Whitton put on what could be there last end of term performance due the threat of closure hanging over the school. The performance for their family and friends was called The Pirates of the Curry Bean and told the story of how Pearl a young mother believes her husband is dead after being lost at see. Pearl and her children find a treasure map that is then stolen by pirates who also kidnap Pearl. Her children then go to find her on the ship called The Crunchy Frog. The Crunchy Frog and all it's crew are captured by pirates of the Curry Bean that then sinks leaving everyone on a the desert island of Lumbago where Pearl finds her lost husband and the treasure is found and they all live happily ever after. The children played their parts brilliantly with the whole school singing a selection of songs, there were also several solos and some of the older children had learned an awful lot of lines. The younger children played ship rats and island monkeys. The performance had some very amusing parts keeping their audience entertained all the way through.

Your Districts for Bayton to The Strettons and Clubs and Societies, week commencing July 31

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3:43pm Wednesday 30th July 2014


United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenges.

Ludlow Advertiser: All students.

6:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

EARLIER in the term students from The Community College Bishop's Castle took part in the UKMT Junior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges. The UKMT Individual maths challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs, week commencing July 24.

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10:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bishops Castle

Grass cutting and tidy up at Knighton-on-Teme

Ludlow Advertiser: Volunteers tidy up outside Knighton-on-Teme Parish Room.
Leighton Bradley strims one of the overgrown area outside the Parish Room while his wife Mary rakes up the cut grass.

12:32pm Saturday 19th July 2014

VILLAGERS in the Teme Valley gave up time for a spot of communal gardening.

'Made in Shropshire' market comes to Ludlow

Ludlow Advertiser: Made in Shropshire Market, Ludlow
Much Wenlock’s Jane Murphy with a selection of her Slumped Glass products

9:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

PRODUCERS of food and drink were alongside craftsmen and women and other artisans in Ludlow.

Clee Hill children enjoy their big day

Ludlow Advertiser: Grassroots Nursery BBQ & Fete, Clee Hill
Trying very hard to guess the name of the dog:
Megan Calwell, Taylor Child, Keane Lilwall, Zoe Pople, Hope Stephens, Brandon Shingler, Keira Green, Daniel Jones, Max Pople and Connie MacKellar
Photo: Keith Gluy

2:12pm Friday 18th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Clee Hill enjoyed high summer.

Awards for south Shropshire volunteers.

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured are recipients, from left, Faraway Gardner-Brown (Ludlow Assembly Rooms), Sean Boden (Clee Hill wardens), David Harlington (Hands Together, Ludlow), Clive Leworthy (Shropshire RCC) and James Hooper (St Laurence Church).

11:03am Friday 18th July 2014

CERTIFICATES were presented to south Shropshire volunteers as part of national Volunteer Week, in recognition of their services within the community.

Writers' workshop at Ludlow Conference Centre

Ludlow Advertiser: Workshop for Writers at Ludlow Conference centre
Fran Norton of Mortimer History Society assists Marie Williams with her story writing
Photo: Keith Gluyas (7401851)

2:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WRITERS came together at Ludlow Conference Centre.

Your Districts and Clubs and Societies for Richards Castle to The Strettons, week commencing July 17

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11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

Richards Castle

Lindridge School Fete

Ludlow Advertiser: Annabelle Pearce-Bourne, Lily Hillhouse, Lara Mister and Laura Palmer at Lindridge Primary School Jumble Sale.

10:05am Thursday 17th July 2014

LINDRIDGE Primary School has staged a summer fete.

Bishops Castle school leavers enjoy a summer ball at Walcot Hall

Ludlow Advertiser: School leavers at The Community College in Bishops Castle enjoyed a summer ball at Walcot Hall.

6:40am Tuesday 15th July 2014

YEAR 11 pupils in Bishops Castle celebrated their final year in school in spectacular style.

Bishops Castle Community College's Tanzanian exchange

5:57am Monday 14th July 2014

THE Community College in Bishop's Castle hosted two teachers from their link school in Tanzania.

Tails all a wagging at the dog show

6:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Lingen Summer Fete Novelty Dog Show 2014 was held recently and the Best In Show and Class Winners:


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