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Time running out to see Bronze Age bulla at museum

Time is running out for people to visit an extraordinary 3,000-year-old sun pendant, or bulla, in a Shropshire museum. Shropshire Council’s Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is preparing to say farewell to the popular exhibition which has been viewed by more than 15,000 people since it went on display in September. It draws to a close on Sunday. Emma-Kate Lanyon, curator of the...


Reminder to bird keepers of new legal requirement to help contain bird flu

Bird Keepers are being reminded they are now legally required to keep their birds indoors under new government measures to control the spread of avian flu. The legislation which came into force on Monday 29 November 2021, in a bid to minimise contact with wild birds migrating from mainland Europe, comes after a number of confirmed cases across the UK in recent weeks, including a case...


Shaping the future for Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Plans are being made for people to share their views over the future of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm in the new year. Shropshire Council, which has been operating the museum as a tenant since the 1970s, will be hosting discussions about the future of the attraction following its temporary closure in June 2021 due to an E.coli outbreak. Since the closure the council has commissioned a number...


Council launches new workplace volunteering scheme policy

Shropshire Council is celebrating volunteering and as part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities has launched a new workplace volunteering scheme. To coincide with International Volunteer Day, the launch of the Employer Supported Volunteer Scheme (ESVS) policy gives council employees the opportunity to volunteer their time to local charities and projects. Council...


Mile End work on track, with traffic switch coming

Work is progressing well at the Mile End roundabout in Oswestry, with motorists warned of a second traffic switch in the coming days. The project is proceeding to plan and after completion of the eastern tie in, the second traffic switch will take place shortly and all traffic will be using the new full road alignment. After the switch, the length of original road to the east of Mile End...


Emergency closure of Bell Lane, Ludlow

Mill Street and Bell Lane in Ludlow are closed to traffic, while Western Power Distribution (WPD) repair a cable fault on Bell Lane. Traffic, including buses. cannot exit the town centre via the one-way system of High Street, Castle Square, Mill Street and Bell Lane. However, all traffic that has travelled along King Street towards the town centre can turn left down Broad Street and exit via...


Fact Zone

Sedentary behaviour - Often sitting for long periods of time reading, watching TV or travelling by car, bus or train and not taking breaks to stand and move more, are all regarded as sedentary behaviours. By reducing the length of time spent in sedentary behaviours, you can reduce your risk of developing health conditions such as, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.