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Four-star hotel invests to double spa capacity

29th March 2012

THE Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf is undergoing a £400,000 renovation which will double the capacity of its spa and introduce a new treatment.


Magical music from male voice choir

27th March 2012

A MALE voice choir that has performed all over the world came to Whitchurch Civic Centre last weekend. The performance on March 24 by the Cantorion Colin Jones Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soprano singer Gayathrie Patrick was sponsored by the Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf.


THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ENGLAND'S BIGGEST FAN!

27th March 2012

VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board has launched a nationwide campaign to find England’s biggest fan for an all-expenses paid 70-day trip around the country. The organisation is looking for a budding travel writer / broadcaster / social networker who is passionate about England, and likes nothing more than exploring the country and passing on their experiences.


Lifelong foodie Paul becomes four-star hotel head chef

26th March 2012

A CHEF who has counted Michel Roux Snr as among his regular customers has taken charge of the kitchen at a four-star hotel in Shropshire.


Birch Hill Touring Caravan Site Wins Top Caravan Award

21st February 2012

Birch Hill Touring Caravan Site, near Ellesmere, has won the 2012 'Best Small Site in the UK' from Practical Caravan magazine.


THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEW GIFT SHOP

6th February 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the new gift shop.


THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS ONE OF THE FIRST CHARITIES TO USE A NEW, FREE TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE TO RAISE FUNDS

30th January 2012

The Willoughbridge Garden Trust, which runs the Dorothy Clive Garden, will be amongst the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, DORC11, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.


Zdeněk Valkoun presents ‘orchids for beginners’ and ‘orchids for intermediates’ at the Dorothy Clive Garden

23rd January 2012

Orchid aficionado and expert gardener, Zdeněk Valkoun, will be leading two illustrated talks - ‘Orchids for Beginners’ from 14.00-16.00 on Saturday 25th February 2012, and ‘Orchids for Intermediates’, on Sunday 26th February 2012 between 14.00-16.00 at The Dorothy Clive Garden.


Shropshire Chimney Sweep Reviving Ancient Wedding Tradition

20th January 2012

Shropshire chimney sweep Stephen Grogan (from Whixall near Whitchurch) is reviving an ancient wedding tradition which says that a shake of the hand by a sweep on your special day brings good luck!


Music Stars 'The Drifters' Stay at Market Drayton Holiday Home

19th January 2012

Bosses at holiday cottages near Market Drayton came to the rescue of soul legends The Drifters by putting them up after their original accommodation fell through at the last minute. The Under The Boardwalk stars have been staying at the Old Smithy Holiday Cottages, near Goldstone, while recording new material.