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Food & Drink

To the manor born

Heather Large visits the 200-acre Oteley Estate in Ellesmere. Every month the idyllic stable yard at the Oteley Estate in Ellemere is transformed into a

Community

Bringing nature to the people

Andy Richardson meets members of Shropshire Wildlife Trust as they celebrate their 60th anniversary with the opening of an accessible bird hide.   It’s been

Food & Drink

Sweet treats for our troops

Louise Bennet has been baking her ‘buns of mass production’ to ship out to troops abroad for nearly 20 years. Heather Large chats with the

Social

Let there be light

Heather Large chats to upcycler Steve Poensgen who transforms everyday objects into eye-catching lamps.   When Steve Poensgen began converting an old barn into his

Education

Fond farewell to teaching career

Daniel Morris meets educator Michael Barratt who has recently retired as CEO of the 3-18 education trust following a career of 30 years working in

Social

Saving Shropshire

Matthew Panter meets two friends who are determined to educate people on the effects of climate change – and what can be done about it

Social

Warm welcome at Walcot Hall

Heather Large meets the team at the country house as they introduce a new programme of events following a relaunch of the estate and its

Travel

Aviation Spectacular is back

Ahead of the red arrows’ timely return to cosford air show, coinciding with the platinum jubilee, dan morris looks at the role the team plays