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Oh, Christmas tree

It’s the busy season for Christmas tree growers. Heather Large goes behind the scenes at Leaton Forest as they get ready for harvest time.  

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Cards full of heart

After 55 years, the Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop is still supporting good causes across the region, as Daniel Morris discovers.  This year, a well-loved

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From Lolly Pop to Wicked Queen

Matthew Panter chats to panto star Anna Kumble about her role in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.  You might think channelling her inner baddie

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New lives born out of war

Ukrainian refugees have been given new homes, new lives and jobs by the people of Cleobury Mortimer. Matthew Panter takes up their story   The peace

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Accidental duchess

Emma Watkins went from farmer’s daughter to duchess of Rutland. Heather Large finds out more about her extraordinary life.  Life changed beyond recognition for Emma Watkins

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Comedy horror is simply wicked

Daniel Morris chats to the makers of wolf manor – a new werewolf movie filmed against the stunning backdrop of the Shropshire countryside. Having been

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Breaking down the barriers

  After life-changing injuries following a cliff fall, Darren Edwards vowed to live life to the fullest. He chats to Matthew Panter about his next

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Ark of hope for the homeless

Daniel Morris looks at the work of charity Shrewsbury Ark as it marks its 50th anniversary year. ] For five decades a local charity has

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Forever autumn

Heather Large explores what the county has to offer in its most spectacular season. Every autumn, our parks and woodlands are filled with a rich

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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