Paramedics treat Cleobury resident for electric shock

Ludlow Advertiser: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

10:22am Monday 14th April 2014

PARAMEDICS treated the victim of an electric shock in Cleobury Mortimer.

Prize photographs by former college student

Ludlow Advertiser: Twenty one-year-old Florence Fox who studied at Bishops Castle Community College.

2:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A FORMER student of Bishops Castle Community College has won a photographic competition run by Dulux paints and The Guardian newspaper. Twenty one-year-old Florence Fox, from Churchstoke submitted four images to the Guardian Camera Club and her winning entry was published in the Guardian Weekend Magazine on March 29. After working for her GCSEs at Bishops Castle, Florence went to Ludlow College for her A Levels and then on to Manchester Metropolitan University to study photography. After 12 months she decided to defer a year and try to make her own way in the world of photography. This decision seems to be paying off and Florence's first engagement was for the university drama department at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The Guardian competition asked for images with a strong narrative connection and Florence chose pictures of herself and her childhood friend Rosalind Peters, now a student at Oxford. The pair have always enjoyed dressing up and the bold colours, vintage fashion and sense of fun caught the judges’ eye. Florence has asked Rosalind to attend the award ceremony in London on her behalf as she has just flown off to Japan to capture the spring cherry blossom on camera and to celebrate her 21st birthday. A career in photography is her ambition and she is building her business primarily as a wedding photographer. Look on for more information.

Local author launches new book

Ludlow Advertiser: Alix Nathan, author of His Last Fire, published by Parthian Books.

12:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A BOOK of short stories by Bishops Castle writer Alix Nathan has gone on sale following its launch at Yarborough House, Bishops Castle on March 22. His Last Fire is published by Parthian Books and comes with a cover endorsement by Hilary Mantel. She praises the book as 'The best kind of historical fiction (where) the past is freshly and energetically re-imagined by Alix Nathan's intricate and interweaving tales." Set in the closing years of the 18th century, a cavalcade of labourers, actors, servant girls, arsonists and others and are brought to life from the author's study of annual registers and chronicles of the time. Real people are put into imaginary situations, or sometimes it's the other way round, with a historical event experienced by a made up character. Speaking at the book launch Richard Davies from Parthian Books said that Alix Nathan was at the start of an exciting career and with a novel due to be published in 2014 and another on the way there was "no stopping her".

Your Districts, Bayton to The Strettons and clubs and societies for April 10

Ludlow Advertiser: Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for April 3

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014


Hand over at Craven Arms Brewery

Ludlow Advertiser: Over to you: Paul Benson (left) hands over the hops and saccharometer to new head brewer Andrew Pinnock, watched by Wood's MD Edward Wood (centre).

6:04am Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT is time for a change at an award winning brewery based in Craven Arms.

Empathy for Special Children walks to Flounders' Folly

Ludlow Advertiser: Steve Goddard-Cockaday and Sam Goddard Cockaday embarked on the walk to Flounder's Folly, seen in the background, dressed as Smurfs. Pictures by Mark Bowen.

2:18pm Monday 7th April 2014

EMPATHY For Special Children, a group to help youngsters on the Autistic scale, held a sponsored walk to Flounder's Folly on Sunday.

What a load of old rubbish

Ludlow Advertiser: Volunteers enjoying their refreshments after the Richards Castle Big Tidy Up litter pick.

6:02am Friday 4th April 2014

DESPITE the chilly weather on March 12 the residents of Richards Castle turned out in force to wage war on the rubbish that had been discarded along the roads and pavements in the Shropshire and Herefordshire parishes. Organised by Richards Castle WI the Big Tidy Up litter pick followed the same pattern as the successful event held last year.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for April 3

Ludlow Advertiser: Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for April 3

10:38am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Bishops Castle

Cool country author comes to Church Stretton

6:02am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AUTHOR Ed Hancox is coming to Church Stretton.

Building bridges in Bishops Castle

Ludlow Advertiser: Members of the community college during their engineering challenge.

6:02am Friday 28th March 2014

DURING a recent engineering themed discovery day year seven students at the Bishops Castle Community College undertook a challenge which required them to construct a bridge that spanned the width of the college hall. The 11 and 12-year-olds experienced bridge building at first hand, wearing hard hats, high visibility vests, gloves and goggles to ensure they conformed to health and safety requirements of a real life construction site. Students worked in teams to assemble the bridge, a scaled down version of the second Severn crossing cable stay bridge using their knowledge of design and technology, maths and science to complete the task. After the bridge had been constructed each student had the opportunity to walk across the bridge to test their engineering skills. The session was accompanied by learning materials introducing the students to the career opportunities engineering offers and was supported with ambassadors with a range of different engineering backgrounds. Teacher Mr McMahon thanked the Institute of Civil Engineering Wales for supplying the bridge and the engineering ambassadors who supported the event.

A trip to the past for junior students

Ludlow Advertiser: Members of the year one class at Bishops Castles Primary School on their recent visit to the Heritage Resource Centre.

12:02pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ON March 19, year one pupils from Bishops Castle Primary School visited the Heritage Resource Centre in Chapel Yard to look at artefacts from the House on Crutches Museum.

Your Districts, Bayton and Clows Top to Westhope and clubs and societies for March 27

9:40am Thursday 27th March 2014

Bayton and Clows Top

Musical production celebrates headmaster's efforts at Abberley

12:52pm Friday 21st March 2014

ONE of the world’s best-known musicals has been staged at a school near Tenbury Wells as part of a farewell tribute to a long-standing headmaster.

Bishops Castle students enjoy a ski trip in the French Alps

Ludlow Advertiser: Students from Bishops Castle Community College enjoyed a week's ski trip to the Alpes Maritimes in France during half term.

12:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A GROUP of Bishops Castle Community College students enjoyed a week's skiing in the French Alps during half term. They stayed at Auron in the region of Alpes Maritimes.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for March 20

9:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Bishops Castle

Residents from sheltered housing scheme in Bishops Castle get on their bikes

Ludlow Advertiser: Getting to grips with the new bikes ahead of the first spring rides are: Ray Hughes, project officer for Travel Shropshire; resident Sheila Hawkes; Councillor Charlotte Barns; and resident Carol Clarke.

6:02am Wednesday 19th March 2014

RESIDENTS at a sheltered housing scheme in Bishops Castle are taking to two wheels thanks to the launch of their own cycling club.

MP visits Hope School

12:53pm Thursday 13th March 2014

PHILIP Dunne MP visited Hope C of E Primary School last week to congratulate head teacher Kirsty Foulkes, staff and governors on the Good Ofsted rating which the school achieved recently.

Rebecca walks 1000 miles for charity

Ludlow Advertiser: Rebecca Morris at the start of her long fundraising walk.

12:51pm Thursday 13th March 2014

REBECCA Morris from Llanfair Waterdine near Knighton started her round Wales walk on St David's Day, March 1. Members of her family and friends gathered to say goodbye and wish her luck in her ten week quest. Rebecca is walking all the way round Wales raising money for Shelter Cymru.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for March 13

12:34pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Bishops Castle

Consultation ends over schools shake-up in south west Shropshire

Ludlow Advertiser: Alan Doust, headteacher at The Community College in Bishops Castle seen celebrating exam results with a student last year, says the trust is a 'very exciting' move.

6:28am Tuesday 11th March 2014

CONSULTATION over the biggest shake-up of schooling across south-west Shropshire in living memory closed this week.

South Shropshire boost for apprenticeships

Ludlow Advertiser: Philip Dunne MP with apprentice Vicki Harris and Gavin Owen from County Training.

6:03am Friday 7th March 2014

MORE young people from south Shropshire are being considered to take up apprenticeships.

Samuel Wood and Company expands into Church Stretton

Ludlow Advertiser: At the opening of Samuel Wood and Company estate agent office opening, Church Stretton, from left, Michael Burton, Andrew Cadwallader, Russell Griffin, Anthony Wood, Nicholas Churton, Annette Reeve and Gareth Samuel.

12:02pm Thursday 6th March 2014

ONE of Shropshire's leading estate agents has expanded into Church Stretton to cater for an increased demand for properties in the area.

Scrappies of Church Stretton receive £300 donation

Ludlow Advertiser: Galaxy Hot Chocolate fund winners, Scrappies, Church Stretton. Left to right Gill Brackley, Jancis Vaughan, Sheila Peacock, Joel Stone, John Robertson, Andrew Williams, Irene Briscoe.

9:25am Thursday 6th March 2014

LOCAL Church Stretton based charity, Scrappies, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund.

Your Districts, Bayton and Clows Top to Weobley for March 6

10:15am Thursday 6th March 2014

Bayton and Clows Top

Firefighters attend 'electric' tree fire in Marshbrook

Ludlow Advertiser: Fire fighters rescue locked-out resident

9:34am Monday 3rd March 2014

A TREE in Church Stretton caught fire after it was hit by a falling electricity cable.

Stretton Medieval Fair June 20-20, 2014.

Ludlow Advertiser: Preparation work in progess

12:03pm Thursday 27th February 2014

MORE than 100 excited local school children are preparing for this event.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for February 27

12:06pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Bishops Castle

Local solicitor steps up with prestigious membership

Ludlow Advertiser: Pauline Davies of PCB Solicitors has cause to celebrate after becoming a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

10:01am Thursday 20th February 2014

A FIRM of legal experts in Shropshire is celebrating success after one of its solicitors was accepted as a member of a leading worldwide professional body.

Your Districts, clubs and societies for February 20

9:56am Thursday 20th February 2014

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons for February 20

9:41am Thursday 20th February 2014

Bishops Castle

Cleobury coffee and chat for carers

Ludlow Advertiser: Pictured is carer support officer Dice Buchanan (right) with local family carers, from left, Pat Marsh, Wendy Duley, Jo Booton and Diane Carlyle.

10:09am Thursday 13th February 2014

A COFFEE and chat morning for family carers was held in the Kings Arms in Church Street at Cleobury Mortimer.

Your Districts, Bayton and Clows Top to The Strettons and clubs and societies for February 13

10:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

Bayton and Clows Top

New head boy and girl team up at Bishops Castle Community College

Ludlow Advertiser: The new student body representatives at Bishops Castle Community College.

12:25pm Thursday 6th February 2014

THE Community College in Bishops Castle have recently appointed a new head boy and girl team.

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to The Strettons and clubs and societies for February 6

Ludlow Advertiser: Bishops Castle Patients Group has launched its 2014 patient survey.

12:47pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Bishops Castle

Your Districts, Bishops Castle to Westhope and clubs and societies for January 30

9:26am Friday 31st January 2014

Bishops Castle

Call for speeding crack down in Lydbury North

Ludlow Advertiser: Caught on camera: Police looking to catch speedster

12:22pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A CALL has been made for a blitz on speeding drivers in a south Shropshire Village.

Fight to save services in Bishops Castle

2:26pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A FIGHT has started to try to save the registrar office in Bishops Castle.

The Strettons school news, Strummers at the District Social Club, post office news, community cinema and more

11:44am Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE STRUMMERS – The local Strummers will be entertaining at the District Social Club on Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

Bishops Castle business support event, help for heroes, buy the Christmas lights and more

11:33am Thursday 23rd January 2014

BUY THE OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – Bishops Castle town Christmas lights are up for sale and you have until noon on Thursday, January 30 to make a bid for them.

South Shropshire Lib Dems announce new chairman

Ludlow Advertiser: Peter Phillips receives a gift from Charlotte Barnes in recognition of his work for the Liberal Democrats.

12:12pm Thursday 16th January 2014

VETERAN former councillor Peter Phillips has handed over the baton as chairman of the Liberal Democrats in south Shropshire.

The Strettons engaging issues, community cinema, camera club, school news and more

11:10am Thursday 16th January 2014

ENGAGING ISSUES - God and The Big Screen is the title of a talk by Elaine Storkey on Tuesday at the URC at 7.30pm. Elaine Storkey is an English philosopher, sociologist and theologian known for her lecturing, writing and broadcasting. This lecture is brought to attendees by the Montgomery Trust. All welcome, £3 suggested admission.

Bishops Castle Karate Club, Pop-up history talk, poet's corner, hall bookings and more

11:05am Thursday 16th January 2014

BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Organisers of the Festive Friends Christmas lunch have thanked business people in Bishops Castle for their generous donations of food, drink and other things for the event. Almost 50 people enjoyed lunch and entertainment in the Church Barn on December 25, when guests and volunteers met to enjoy live music, good food and friendly company. Even Father Christmas called in to give out quiz prizes. Local musicians Jim Gaffney and Mike Plunkett played during the afternoon and many others contributed in their own way, helping with cooking, serving food and drink, chatting with guests, carol singing, and washing up. One of the Festive Friends is Lorraine Gawlick and she said: “Initially planned as a lunch for those on their own on Christmas Day, Festive Friends has been welcomed by volunteers too as an opportunity to be part of a bigger community event on what can sometimes be a rather lonely day of the year.” Steve Lewis, who worked hard in the kitchen for most of the day was also enthusiastic. He said: “I totally enjoyed my day.” Linda Murray, another organiser added: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had for Festive Friends this year. St John’s Church in Bishops Castle donated over £200 after their Christmas concert and a barn sale at The Wintles raised nearly as much again.” Those who donated food and drink to Festive Friends were Trevor Wheeler of Newcastle on Clun, Decorative Antiques, the New Deli, the newsagents, Andrew Pugh Butcher’s, the Boars Head, the Six Bells, the Castle Hotel, the Three Tuns, Jane’s Petals and Myriad Organics of Ludlow.

Bishops Castle wood fuel idea, jumble sale, lifeguard lessons and more

12:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

WOOD FUEL IDEA FOR COLLEGE - Bishops Castle Community Energy Cooperative Ltd (BCCE) is proposing to offer the town’s Community College the opportunity of installing a state-ofthe- art wood fuel heating system. The scheme would involve no capital expenditure by the school and would lower their energy bill and CO2 emissions, as well as providing funds for the wider community. BCCE and representatives from the Community College are working together on a plan whereby BCCE would provide the installation, raising money to do so from ecological funders, and lease it to the college. As the owner of the installation, BCCE would be able to take advantage of the government's Commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, and receive payment (guaranteed for 20 years ) for each unit of heat generated, providing a significant profit over the life of the project. Under BCCE's co-operative rules, all profits will be used for social or charitable purposes within the local community.

The Strettons talk, transport event, bonfire event, festive tipple, camera club and more.

12:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

TALK - Tomorrow (Friday) the Church Stretton and District Rail Users’ Association will hold a joint meeting with the Strettons Civic Society to hear Philip Bennion, local MEP, speak on the subject of The Future of Local Public Transport.

The Strettons table tennis club, flu clinic, quiz night, archery and more

8:00am Thursday 17th October 2013

TABLE TENNIS CLUB - There is table tennis at the Church Stretton leisure centre every Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am. The cost is £1 for under 16s and £3 for adults. All abilities and ages are welcome and there is some coaching available. Come and try it out, no booking required.

Bishops Castle marine charity, patient care data, gallery workshops and more

7:00am Thursday 17th October 2013

CARERS TRUST SALE - Staff at the Coop shop in Bishops Castle are holding a table top sale in the public hall on Saturday. The event runs from 10am to 2pm in aid of the Carers Trust. It costs £5 to hire a table and you can book by calling in to the Co-op or ringing 01588 638411.

The Strettons music night, apple pressing, pitstop, cancer care and more

6:00am Thursday 10th October 2013

MUSIC NIGHT - Tim McConville in concert with Andy Watt will be entertaining at the Silvester Horne Institute on tomorrow (Friday) from 7.30pm. Admission at the door is £10.

Bishops Castle apple pressing weekend, WI news, school open day and more

6:00am Thursday 10th October 2013

APPLE PRESSING WEEKEND - Residents of The Wintles in Bishops Castle are getting together with the Kemp Valley Group for two apple pressing days at The Wintles on October 19 and 20. If you have an apple crop to process you will need to book an appointment on 01588 680203 as space and time is limited. The Wintles Barn is also the venue for a table top sale on October 20 in aid of local charities. Tables will be provided for £5 and the sale runs from 11am to 4pm. Call 01588 638978.

The Strettons musical event, hike, quiz and bingo, community cinema and more

6:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013

MUSICAL EVENT - Another evening of music in classical style will take place at the Silvester Horne Institute tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm with soprano Akiko Takahashi and instrumentalists on piano, clarinet, harp, guitar, flute and cello. Admission is £7.50, half price for u/16s and u/12s free. Ticket sales are through Burway Books, John Thomas Florists and town council offices. Some may be available at the door.

Bishops Castle diary dates and school open day

6:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013

SCHOOL OPEN DAY - Norbury Primary School has an open day on October 16 from 10am to 3pm. Head teacher Les Ball would like to welcome everyone to come and have a look around the school and nursery unit, especially prospective families. Call 01588 650207 for more details.

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