Choosing sides in the Tesco debate: Politicians make their tricky choice

Ludlow Advertiser: How the new Tesco could look.

9:18am Friday 23rd March 2012

SPARE a thought for the politicians for whom the Tesco controversy must have been a nightmare.

Ludlow Rotary Club has funded and built new classrooms at African school

Ludlow Advertiser: Children in the village celebrate the building of their classrooms.

12:35pm Thursday 1st March 2012

YOU may not have known, but Ludlow Rotary Club is making a huge difference to people's lives - not just here but thousands of miles away in Africa.

Jury's out on whether enough has been done to support Tenbury during bridge closure

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11:01am Monday 6th February 2012

Worcestershire County Council and Malvern Hills District Council are in the dock on a charge of letting down the traders of Tenbury over the bridge closure. Adrian Kibbler summarises the case for and against.

Olympic hopeful Leon Baptiste inspires youngsters at Ashford Carbonell school

Ludlow Advertiser: Sprinter Leon Baptise shows his two gold medals that he won at the Commonwealth games in Delhi to from left Jemma Radmore, Leona Stokes, Harvey Barker and Elliot Booth.

7:00am Thursday 19th January 2012

OLYMPIC hopeful Leon Baptiste popped into a south Shropshire school to inspire pupils this week.

Slimming World consultants meet comedian Jason Manford at award ceremony

Ludlow Advertiser: Slimming World consultants with comedian Jason Manford.

7:00am Wednesday 18th January 2012

A group of Slimming World consultants from Ludlow and Tenbury scored a big 10 out of 10 from comedian Jason Manford when they met him at the club’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

St Mary's Churchyard in Caynham benefits from Big Lottery funding

Ludlow Advertiser: David Holbech, deputy project co-ordinator, and Stephen Ashford, project coordinator, at Caynham churchyard.

7:00am Tuesday 17th January 2012

LOTTERY funding has been set aside to tidy up a churchyard near Ludlow.

Planning applications received by Shropshire Council

7:00am Saturday 14th January 2012

Planning applications received by Shropshire Council:

Leighton on Teme couple celebrate five decades together

Ludlow Advertiser: Mary and Leighton.

7:00am Friday 6th January 2012

A HEAVY snowfall is not on the wish list the day before a wedding especially when it is taking place deep in the south Shropshire Hills.

Restoration of St John the Evangelist Church in Shobdon back on track

Ludlow Advertiser: Shobdon Church is famed for its unusual interior.

7:00am Friday 6th January 2012

A DECADE-LONG project to restore a unique village church to its former glory will be completed midway through next year, officials have said.

Ludlow Tree of Light dedications

Ludlow Advertiser: Ludlow Tree of Light

7:00am Thursday 5th January 2012

Remembering Eilidh – 17 years old 2012 – with love, from Mandy, Poppy and Daisy;

Planning applications received by Shropshire Council

7:00am Monday 2nd January 2012

ACTON SCOTT: Installation of 49.98kWh roof mounted photovoltaic array for Howard Goodwin at Manor Farm, Alcaston, Church Stretton.

Ludlow and Tenbury MPs Philip Dunne and Harriett Baldwin can look back on 2011 with a smile

Ludlow Advertiser: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin outside Parliament.

7:00am Monday 2nd January 2012

ADRIAN Kibbler explains why Ludlow and Tenbury MPs Philip Dunne and Harriett Baldwin will look back upon 2011 with a smile.

Well-known Clee Hill figure dies

7:00am Saturday 31st December 2011

PAM Coles from Clee Hill has died after a short illness.

Ludlow Tree of Light dedications

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7:00am Monday 19th December 2011

Blessings on all those who go “Walking For Health” on Mondays together with our leaders and our friends at Ludlow Foyer. From Betty; To Gillian - a precious Daughter and Sister, Sister-in-law and Auntie.

The Sun Inn at Leintwardine voted Herefordshire's pub of the year

Ludlow Advertiser: Landlord Gary Seymour toasts success.

7:00am Monday 19th December 2011

ONE of the most unusual watering holes in the country has been voted Herefordshire’s pub of the year.

Sports personality award for Kinsham superbike rider

Ludlow Advertiser: Chaz’s mum Sam and girlfriend Hattie Hughes..

7:00am Friday 16th December 2011

KINSHAM’S Chaz Davies has been named as the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2011.

Planning applications received by Shropshire Council

7:00am Friday 16th December 2011

ASHFORD CARBONELL: Erection of a first floor extension to south elevation to include installation of roof windows for Mrs Hamilton at Carpenters Cottage, 17 Ashford Carbonell; To fell two ash trees within Ashford Carbonell Conservation Area for Temescape at Corner Cottage, 7 The Hayles.

Ludlow Tree of Light dedications 2011

Ludlow Advertiser: Ludlow Tree of Light

7:00am Monday 12th December 2011

Dale, a very special grandson. Love from Gran and Grandad Rogers; Jack Whitbread, old Ludlovian, distinguished soldier, secret service agent and chaperon to Hollywood stars. From Robbie Burns;

Ludlow firefighters raise more than £2,000 for charity

Ludlow Advertiser: Youngster Dylan Clift makes a donation at Ludlow’s medieval fair alongside firefighters Andrew Jones and Richard Clarke (kneeling).

7:00am Thursday 8th December 2011

LUDLOW firefighters raised more than £2,000 for charity while giving out Christmas fire safety advice to visitors at the recent medieval fair.

Ludlow Tree of Light dedications

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7:00am Sunday 4th December 2011

For Mary Whitefoot, (nee Powis) - missing you, From Lynne, Bob, Colin and Penny; For June Jacks, dearly loved Mum, Nan and Great Nan, From Tracey, Gail and families; For Robert Whitefoot - missing you, From Lynne, Bob, Colin and Penny; In remembrance of Dad and Mum, Joe and Barbara Hicks, From Rose and Tom; Sarah Chadd will always be remembered, Aunty Lily; In loving memory of Ken and Mabel Brown, from Liz, Dave, Janet, Victoria and Thomas; Wishing all my friends, relations and carers a Happy Christmas, From Grace Reynolds; For Geoffrey Richards, Margret Richards; Remembering our Aunt, Mrs Marjorie Cartwright, an old, old Ludlovian - From Derek, Percy and family; For Mary and Ernie Davies, our dear parents, From Lily and Teresa; For Joyce, dear sister, loved and still missed, From Ruth xx; Remembering my dad, Terry Howard, From Ben with love; For Terry Howard, always in our hearts, From Mum, Val, Pam and families; Molly Greenhill - missed by all the family xx Love from Sue and Ant; To old friends, From James and Ruth; In loving memory of a loving brother David Cooke, thinking of you always, Love from Gerry, Dave and family, and Mark Cindy & family; In memory of my husband David, From Mrs W. M. Lloyd; David Greenhill - still missing you - love always xx Love from Sue and Ant, Nathan and Hayley, Naomi and Victoria; In loving memory of Lily and Bert Whittall, From Joy and Barrie; For Terry Smith, my darling husband, loved and remembered every day, Love from Geraldine; Supporting Midlands Air Ambulance, From John W Waite; In loving memory of Pauline Farnham, From Mum xx; In memory of my dear wife June Jacks, From Husband John; For our daughter Helen, who is recovering from cancer surgery, From Dad and Mum; In remembrance of my dear husband Bill, who passed away 4th December 2000, From your loving wife Mimi; In loving memory of Andrew Brown, Janet, Victoria, Thomas, Liz and Dave; Geoff Howard, remembered with much love, from Win and daughters Val and Pam and families; , Margaret Richards; In loving memory of Tony Davies, From his wife and family; For Peter Roberts - much loved and greatly missed, From Kate; For Ken Hallam, my loving husband, From Lily; To Mark Sutherland, From Mum, Dad, Peter Sally and Dawn; In remembrance of our dear mother Dorothy (Dolly) Martin, From John and David; In memory of our daughter Frances Lees, From Mrs W. M.

South Shropshire bird watchers move to Culmington Village Hall

Ludlow Advertiser: Members of the South Shropshire Branch of the RSPB are John Glennie, Ann Hadfield, Frances Glennie and Marian Wootton.

7:00am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

SOUTH Shropshire bird watchers developed a nervous twitch when they discovered that the room hire charge for using a community facility had taken to the skies.

Close shave for South Shropshire farmer

Ludlow Advertiser: Mick Evans with Rachael Allen (left) and Anne Price (right) after completing the big shave-off.

7:00am Monday 21st November 2011

SOUTH Shropshire farmer Mick Evans bared his top lip for the first time in 40 years all in the cause of charity.

Special birthday for Kitty Brown

Ludlow Advertiser: Kitty Brown, who lives in Ludlow, has just turned 106. 114654-1.

7:00am Friday 18th November 2011

THE First World War was nine years in the future when Kitty Brown was born.

A silent tribute to South Shropshire’s fallen

Ludlow Advertiser: Ludlow town centre comes to a standstill at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year.

7:00am Thursday 17th November 2011

COMMUNITIES in south Shropshire have taken part in services of Remembrance.

Sparkling shot from Berrington Hall's spectacular fireworks display

Ludlow Advertiser: Joshua Lambeth’s picture

7:00am Friday 11th November 2011

WHEN Joshua Lambeth went to Berrington Hall’s spectacular fireworks display he didn’t just stand there ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ with the rest of us.

Your Remembrance guide for Tenbury and Ludlow

7:00am Thursday 10th November 2011

Tenbury: Friday, November 11; two minutes’ silence outside the Regal at 11am.

Youngsters support Clee Hill poppy appeal

Ludlow Advertiser: Joining in with the Poppy Appeal bingo are, left to right, Isis Coleman, Rhiannon Coleman and Elisa Kinsey.

7:00am Thursday 10th November 2011

A SESSION of bingo marked the start of the poppy appeal in Clee Hill.

Brimfield and Orleton revive library service

Ludlow Advertiser: John Chedgzoy (right), Herefordshire Council libraries manager, helps Helen Roberts (centre) and Ann Harris (left) set up Brimfield’s village hall library, 114317-1.

7:00am Tuesday 8th November 2011

A NEW chapter for the county’s library service opened up this week with two communities launching book lending services of their own.

Design students at Ludlow College get valuable experience on "funky furniture" project

Ludlow Advertiser: Rashel Musaka and Phil Sams work on the project.

7:00am Sunday 6th November 2011

ART and design students at Ludlow College are taking recycling to a new level, thanks to a new project.

Donation from Kingspan Insulation community trust buys new scrummaging machine for Wigmore School

Ludlow Advertiser: Pupils at Wigmore School with the scrummaging machine funded by the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust

7:00am Friday 4th November 2011

THERE’S a right old scrummage going on over in Wigmore.

Could better marketing boost trading in Tenbury and Ludlow?

Ludlow Advertiser: Tenbury mayor Liz Weston crowns last year's Mistletoe Queen Alice Williams. Adrian Kibbler argues that popular events like this can provide a real boost to Christmas shop.

7:00am Sunday 30th October 2011

FOR many traders the coming weeks will be make or break. Adrian Kibbler believes there is an opportunity for the shops in south Shropshire and Tenbury but feels that more joined up thinking would help.

Hairdressers from Bishop's Castle to appear in new reality TV show

Ludlow Advertiser: From left to right are apprentice Katie Burton, model Lauren Harris, salon owner Emma Morris,  model Louise Price and stylist Claire Morris.

7:00am Saturday 22nd October 2011

HREE hairdressers from a salon in Bishop’s Castle have been scouted to style hair on a new reality TV show starting on Sky Living next month.

Cycling butcher raises funds for Air Ambulance

Ludlow Advertiser: Douglas Griffiths, of A H Griffiths butchers, cycled from Aberystwyth to Leintwardine in aid of the Air Ambulance.

7:00am Friday 21st October 2011

A CYCLING butcher has pedalled from the Welsh coast to his home in Leintwardine to raise funds for the Air Ambulance.

Community Council of Shropshire launches scheme to cut cost of rural fuels

Ludlow Advertiser: Lizzy Thain, fuel buying scheme membership development officer, will help rural communities in south Shropshire to buy fuel more economically.

7:00am Sunday 16th October 2011

A NEW scheme to help rural communities in south Shropshire buy fuel more economically has been launched.

Cleobury Mortimer firm defies economic downturn

Ludlow Advertiser: Amie Horsfall with cakes made using Kudos Blends ingredients.

7:00am Sunday 16th October 2011

THE health of millions of people all over the globe could be improved thanks to the innovation of a small company hidden away in the south Shropshire Hills. Adrian Kibbler went to see them.

North Herefordshire-based John Challis releases memoirs

Ludlow Advertiser: John Challis signs copies of his autobiography Being Boycie at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan.

7:00am Saturday 15th October 2011

AN ACTOR who swapped the Nag’s Head for north Herefordshire has launched his memoirs.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust organises autumn fungus foray

Ludlow Advertiser: John Hughes with a selection of fungi collected, including a parasol mushroom and an old puff ball.

7:00am Friday 14th October 2011

FUNGI can be fun but also highly dangerous.

Up and coming medium Julie Hughes to perform at Ashford Carbonnell

Ludlow Advertiser: A performance by medium Julie Hughes will boost funds for Ashford Carbonell Village Hall.

7:00am Tuesday 11th October 2011

A LOOK into the future is on offer as part of fund raising for the refurbishment of a villag e hall in south Shropshire.

Bucknell man saves sister's life

Ludlow Advertiser: Ian Owen with his sister Mandy, whose life he saved.

8:00am Monday 3rd October 2011

A BUCKNELL family which knows all too well the importance of learning lifesaving skills is urging people to get some basic training.

Clee Hill sports field restoration nears completion

Ludlow Advertiser: Raising money for the Clee Hill sports field are Audrey Taylor, Janet Crowther, Sheila Bradley and Dave Crowther.

7:00am Thursday 22nd September 2011

WORK on the restoration of a sports field and recreation area on Clee Hill is nearing completion.

Couple celebrate 10th anniverary of taking over Crown County Inn at Munslow

Ludlow Advertiser: Richard and Jane Arnold celebrate their 10th anniversary at the Crown County Inn at Munslow.

7:00am Wednesday 21st September 2011

A SOUTH Shropshire country pub has had cause for celebration.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to hold creative writing workshop

7:00am Wednesday 21st September 2011

SOUTH Shropshire people can try their creative writing skills assisted by writer and radio broadcaster Paul Evans.

Aboriginal parrying shield sold to Australian buyer

Ludlow Advertiser: This Aboriginal shield sold for £22,000.

7:00am Tuesday 20th September 2011

A SHIELD that hung for decades in the hallway of a house near Ludlow is on its way “home” this week for £22,000.

Purslow Show Handicraft and Produce Results 2011

12:00pm Thursday 15th September 2011

SECTION 1 Flowers

Ludlow woman stages sand art exhibition at Fishmore Hall

Ludlow Advertiser: Rosanne Dawson with the sand art exhibition by Abigail Humphries at Fishmore Hall, Ludlow.

7:00am Wednesday 14th September 2011

A LUDLOW woman has had an exhibition of her sand art staged in the town.

New headteacher takes over at Bedstone College

Ludlow Advertiser: David Gajadharsingh.

7:00am Monday 12th September 2011

A SOUTH Shropshire school has appointed a new headteacher.

Students celebrate exam results

Ludlow Advertiser: Katheryn McBride and Tom Kirk are ecstatic with their results at Lacon Childe.

7:00am Thursday 1st September 2011

THE improvement in exam results that has taken place over the past decade is continuing at Ludlow School. For the seventh year out of eight, headline results at the Bromfield Road school have improved.

Fresh honours for brave pair

Ludlow Advertiser: Fresh honours for brave pair from Clee Hill Major

7:00am Wednesday 31st August 2011

TWO soldiers rewarded for outstanding acts of bravery with a prestigious and rare civilian honour have been celebrated by Major Adrian Coles of Clee Hill.

Re-enactors to recreate the Battle of Mortimer's Cross

Ludlow Advertiser: The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross is being recreated.

7:00am Tuesday 30th August 2011

ONE of the most important battles of the Wars of the Roses, more than 500 years ago, will be recreated close to Ludlow.

Wigmore twins making name for themselves in horse riding world

Ludlow Advertiser: Twins Katie and Becky Goodwin with Becky’s pony Finbar.

8:00am Wednesday 24th August 2011

MANCHESTER United have the da Silvas while Australia had the Waughs – and now it seems we might have some sporting twins closer to home.








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