Telford & Newport Scene magazine Summer 2022 edition

Welcome to your summer edition of the Scene magazine for Telford and Newport! Please enjoy and support local where you can. To be in the next edition covering September and October, please contact Sarah or Leah on 01952 780058 or email: sarah@scenelocal.co.uk

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Sir Frank William

Sarah Gruchala-Williams

Company Director

To be included with our

next edition, covering

September & October


Pages 6 & 7

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Pages 36 & 37

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Pages 41 - 45

Pages 46 & 47

Pages 48 & 49

Pages 50 & 51

Pages 56 & 57

A Scotch Egg Story

Have a Boulton’s BBQ

What’s on Wellington

Family Fun Day at The

Lamb, Edgmond

Commonwealth Games

Did You Know??

Dad Jokes

Theatre on the Steps

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Adult Attractions

Family Attractions

Summer of Festivals

Shrewsbury Steam Rally

Good Vibes only!

Self Care - Shadow Work

contact Sarah on

Pages 58 & 60 Car Reviews

01952 780058 Opt. 1.

Page 70


Or email:

Pages 78 - 81 Summer Recipes

sarah@scenelocal.co.uk Pages 84 - 99

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homes in St Georges, Muxton, Priorslee, The Rock. Newport, Shifnal, Horsehay, Lawley,

Wellington, Apley, Shawbirch, Horton, Madeley & Dawley.


Telford Scene magazine is published by:

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loss occasioned by failure of an

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and misprints. All information correct at time

Director: Sarah Gruchala-Williams

of going to press.




Multi award-winning Round Corner

Brewing Company is located in Melton

Mowbray and produces beers of

unmistakable character. Indeed, their

logo states, ’Uncommonly Good Beer’.

The beers are inspired by, and pay

respect to, the hugely popular and very

much thriving agricultural town and

surrounding area. Certainly, the

standards of Round Corner Brewing are

very high – the numerous awards they

keep gaining are testament to that!

Melton Mowbray, plus the surrounding

area, is recognised and renowned for

locally-made Stilton cheese and pork

pies. The market in Melton Mowbray

has a long history. Food/drink events

take place each year and attract vast

amounts of visitors.

The Round Corner Brewing Company

has more than twenty years of

knowledge and experience, inputted by

head brewer and co-founder Colin

Paige. Combie Cryan is also co-founder

and with their committed, dedicated

team, they produce beers to an

exceptional standard, which have

something for all tastes and palates,

having numerous lovers of their beers

becoming ‘devotees’ to the brand.

FRISBY (4.2% vol). This very popular

lager has its maturation period

extended, plus, with Fuggles hops, then

produces a most pleasant aroma and

drinking taste. DROVERS (4,3% vol) is

described as a ‘Session IPA’. This hazy,

Vermont beer is dry-hopped and uses

Lemondrop, Bavaria Mandarina, Citra,

Mosaic and Motueka hops very well.

STEEPLECHASE (4.4% vol) is a classic

pale ale, utilising English barley malts to

great advantage. New Zealand and US

hops combine, for this very popular

beer. GUNMETAL (4.8% vol) I would

describe as a ‘Black Lager’. The dark

brown appearance entices to the aroma

and then on to the mouth’s pleasures.

Biscuity, malty, smooth. REVEREND

HOOKER (5.5% vol). This Irish stout is

a further, hugely popular production.

The mouthfeel and palate’s smooth

experience definitely do not disappoint.

HOPPING SPREE (6.6% vol). This West

Coast IPA is a golden delight. The ABV

is raised, so that the full potential of this

beer comes to recognition – Splendid!

For all details of the full range of beers,

plus latest news, tours and tastings,

please make contact or visit the website.

Round Corner Brewing Ltd,

Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford

Road, Melton Mowbray,

Leicestershire LE13 1JY.

Tel: 07585 792 494 E-mail:



As always, Enjoy!

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Shifnal Road, Priorslee, TF2 9NN. Tel: 01952 200325

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A Scotch Egg


my life!

I had just completed a fantastic weekend at Weston

Park Christmas show, packed up and drove home

when the call came, “unfortunately we have found

someone better fit so will have to let you go”. My heart

sank, wife, 3 kids and the dog at home, I have bounced

arounds jobs all year and each time I felt let down and

had to move, was time to do what I knew how to do,

bake and sell!

January came, I knew I had to find a product I was proud of,

something great, something that was my own, I decided to

try and make scotch eggs. Not sure where the idea came

from, I have never made a scotch egg before but wanted to

try. A week went past, I tried making 10 and had semi

success, luckily a friend offered a day of work helping fit a

window, his advice changed everything, very simply put, ‘if

you have made 10 already then why not make another 10

and put on your local Facebook group to get some feedback

and cover cost while experimenting?’

First post went onto St Georges community page and within

a day all 10 had sold! Fantastic! As only up the road from

myself I wanted to do the right thing, deliver to the buyers,

and say how grateful I am. Although something unexpected

happened, more people enquired than I had made and by

the next week I had 60 sold! On the third week 150! My life

had taken a turn for the better, no longer unable to see the

forest through the trees, I can see a potential future ahead,

that is in the way of a strange orange ball that was made up

couple hundred years before to feed the miners down the

mine, a simple egg, sausage and bread meal.

None of this would have been possible without the support

and guidance of my mum, dad and my wife who have

supported and guided me this far.

Anyone who is interested I please ask you to visit my

friends. Trevor at the Talbot in St Georges, Minda and Sunny

at Bell and Bails St Georges, Helen at St Georges Cricket

club, Martin at the Albion St Georges, John at the Crown

Oakengates, Phil at the Station in Oakengates, Aiden and

Jessie at Old Fighting Cocks in Oakengates, Debbie at Three

Crowns in Dawley, Rose at All Nations Inn in Madeley, Pete

at the Wrekin View in Wellington, but would like to say a

very special thank you to Natalie at Greenfields Priorslee and

Dinnington whose faith and belief in me has led Richards

Handmade Scotch Eggs to replace their previous supplier.

All I can ask is please look for my post know, I am truly

proud and grateful for every single person who has helped

support me through the beginning of this hopefully great,

long lasting adventure!

Not much time has passed, few months by now as I sit here

writing this, reflecting back for the first real time on my

achievement. I have just finished my biggest day yet with

preparing for my biggest ever challenge, Shrewsbury Food

Festival. The chance to display what is possible, chance for

something new, not only the three flavours that my brilliant

customers and friends have tried, not only the Traditional,

The Black Pudding and The Chilli, but time to introduce The

Caramelized Onion, The Vegetarian and my new favourite,

The Venison!

‘It was amazing! I

took them to work

and we shared them.

Everyone loved

them. Can I have 6

next Thursday



breadcrumbs, soft

sausage meat nicely


egg moist.

10/10 you perfected

the scotch egg.

Well done sir!’

Delicious homemade Scotch Eggs

delivered to your door!

Choose from Standard, Chilli or Black Pudding!

3 for £7

Extra eggs at £2.50 each

Coming soon: Caramelized Onion, Venison and a

vegetarian version!

Contact Richard on: 07881 291828

to order yours!

Espresso shots can get you through a tough day,

and they are also a popular way to start off an

evening out or finish a meal with a buzz. Like a

Red Bull and vodka, an espresso martini

combines a shot of alcohol and caffeine. It would

be stupid if you drunk them all night if you value

your sleep, but they certainly are a great to start

off the night on a high note.

An espresso martini, sometimes called an

espressotini, comes in various mixes. The only

consistent ingredients are espresso and vodka.

Despite the association with martinis, this cocktail

never uses gin, which is too bitter to mix with already

bitter espresso.

Poor versions of the espresso martini use regular

filtered coffee and even instant coffee, but the real

thing should always use genuine cooled espresso

shots. If you are making one at home, make a

double espresso and allow it to cool down before

chilling and adding it to your cocktail shaker. Using

ice to cool down your espresso will just give you

watered down espresso, although you can put an

ice cube in the glass when serving.

The vodka in an espresso martini, always one single

shot, is almost always of the flavoured variety. The

most popular option is using vanilla vodka and



adding a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua. To the base

of espresso and vodka, some people like to add a

splash of Grand Marnier, while other recipes prefer

Tia Maria, Amaretto or Creme de Cacao. Even

chocolate liqueurs can be added if you prefer the

taste of a mochaccino to a regular espresso. Pick

your favourite liqueur and if you think it will go with

your espresso martini then give it a try. Whatever

you choose, make sure you only use a splash

because the main purpose of this additional liqueur

is to add a just hint of flavour. You do not want to

overpower the primary flavours.

If you like your coffee a little creamier like a

cappuccino, you have the option of creating an

Italian-style Irish coffee using the same espresso and

vodka base. Shake two shots of espresso with one

shot of vodka and two teaspoons of caster sugar.

Carefully pour over a layer of Amarula Cream

Whatever recipe you choose, like James Bond’s

martini, it should always be shaken, not stirred.

Though be sure to leave out the olive! The one thing

that almost all espresso martini recipes agree on is

the garnish. Three espresso beans will top your drink

off properly. The rules for garnishes say that odd

amounts are lucky so go with one, three or five

beans. Serve simply in a martini glass, which you

can rim with a mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.

Madeley’s NEW Artisan Butchers

For all your BBQ needs!

Nikola and Martin Boulton have brought new life

to Madeley with their new Artisan Butchers and

deli. This is there second shop originally opening in

little Dawley in 2019. Going from strength to

strength they have been able to expand to

Anstice Square, Madeley, purely upon their well

earnt reputation and quality products.

Cornish pasties and much more, including hams

and sandwich fillers.

They stock local eggs, potatoes, sauces and

seasonings plus a large range of freshly made

ready meals and special dishes, there really is

something for everyone, and at competitive


Selling only the finest quality meats, steaks,

burgers, bacon, mince, joints, chops, lamb, BBQ

packs and everything you would expect from a

quality butcher. They also have a delicious deli

counter for cheese’s, pork pies, pies, quiches,

Where possible all products are sourced locally

and ethically and are farm shop quality. So, pop

along meet the friendly and knowledgeable

team and see what takes your fancy

Friendly and traditional locally

based Butcher with a wealth

of knowledge and over 35

years experience!

Providing quality meats and farm shop products, with a modern gourmet twist.

We are proud to serve Telford and the surrounding areas.

Established in 2019 with our first shop in Little Dawley.

We have grown purely from reputation!

Anstice Square, Madeley, Telford TF7 5BD I Tel: 01952 583232




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Other news….

Wellington celebrates

Jubilee in style

Wellington’s Midsummer Fayre over the

Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend was

a resounding success, with the centre

of Wellington packed with residents and

visitors – including a ‘royalty through

the ages’ procession. Joining in the fun

were visitors from Wellington’s twin

town of Châtenay-Malabry, France, who

were visiting for the weekend festivities.

Wellington celebrates being

‘Shropshire’s Outstanding


Over the weekend of 2 & 3 July,

residents of Wellington opened their

beautiful private gardens in aid of local

Shropshire charity, Community

Resource. The weekend concluded with

a community tea party in the stunning

grounds of Sunnycroft, with the Lord

Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner

and High Sheriff of Shropshire Selina

Graham in attendance to celebrate

Wellington winning first place as

‘Shropshire’s Outstanding Community’

and to thank the many volunteers and

organisations who contribute to the

fabric of Wellington life.

Late nights and new businesses

We welcome even more new

businesses to Wellington…and wish

them luck!

Mature Nighclub (formerly Meduza) on

the Parade

Harleys Barbers on Crown St

Creative Kate in the Market Annexe

Bali Clothing and Lola’s Caribbean

Kitchen in the Market

Jodies Dog Grooming on the High


and Prem's Wedding Decoration which

is moving to the Market Square.

Wellington businesses are also opening

their doors every Thursday for late night

shopping evenings which started in


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Stay Cool whilst your

Sleep this Summer

feel tangled up or trapped by

rougher fabrics that cling,

especially to nightwear.

Choose the Right Mattress

Summer is upon us which can

mean sleepless & restless nights

due to the warmer

temperatures for a fair few of us!

These warmer temperatures can

cause discomfort and restlessness

leading to poor quality sleep. A

bedroom and a bed that’s too

warm can actually interfere with

your body’s thermoregulation

abilities and cause ongoing


Body temperature affects not only

sleep onset but also sleep quality

and the time spent in the different

stages of sleep. A higher core

body temperature has been

associated with a decrease in

restorative slow-wave sleep and

subjective sleep quality according

to Scientists!

Here’s something you may not

know?! During REM sleep the

body ceases most temperatureregulation

behaviours, such as

sweating or shivering, leaving you

more sensitive to ambient

temperature changes.

Accordingly, excessively hot

ambient temperatures also

appear to lessen the time spent in

REM sleep. So, the hot weather

really can affect the sleep we are

getting each night.

Paying special attention to our

bedding, bed covers & mattresses

during summer can help you

ensure that your sleep is not too

affected by the heat.

If you are too hot to sleep try

some of these measures:

Cooling Bamboo Pillows

Bamboo naturally wicks moisture

and heat. The fibres of the

bamboo plant are hollow, and

the small gaps and holes in

bamboo fibres absorb moisture.

They also allow hot air to escape.

Compared to other fabrics used

to make pillows, bamboo may be

better at keeping the head cool

and dry.

Bamboo fabrics are soft and

static-free & are naturally antistatic

and anti-cling. Woven into

fabric, they also tend to be soft

and lustrous, feeling a little like

cashmere or silk!

Switch Your bedding

Swap your sheets for lighter

summer alternatives preferably

those with natural materials.

Lighter and more breathable

sheets can really help avoid

feeling stuffy and sweaty during


Pure cotton sheets have sensory

benefits and as they are naturally

breathable will help to regulate

your temperature and moisture

levels whilst you sleep & will also

help towards preventing the

dreaded clammy feeling you can

experience with synthetic fibres

High thread count fabrics are

smoother against the skin &

therefore much more

comfortable. You are less likely to

It is important to choose the right

mattress if you struggle to sleep

anytime but especially during the

summer. There are a number of

mattress options available that

can help you to regulate your

body’s temperature. Generally

speaking, a mattress with a high

content of natural fillings such as

wool, cotton or bamboo & plantbased

fibre is often a great

choice for those suffering to sleep

in the heat as they tend to be

cooler as well as being naturally


Other options to consider are new

generation gel memory foam

mattresses that include intelligent

temperature regulating

technology to help keep you cool

in the summer and warm during

the winter. These mattresses

include a temperature regulating

cool gel that adjusts with your

body temperature to ensure

you’re never too hot or cold

during the night, allowing you to

have a truly blissful night’s sleep.

Whatever your requirements this

summer, we are always happy to

help & advise, here at Newport

Beds. We stock a wide variety of

options as well as bedding,

mattress protectors, duvets &

pillows, we’ve got you covered!

79 High Street

Newport, Shropshire

TF10 7AU

Tel: 01952 820820


Quotes from Funny Car Insurance Claims

All of the statements below were taken from actual insurance accident claims in Great

Britain. We thought they were too funny not to share. You can’t make up this kind of stuff!

Enjoy reading them and be glad it wasn’t you.

1. “I was driving along the motorway when the police pulled me over onto the hard shoulder.

Unfortunately I was in the middle lane and there was another car in the way..”

2. “Going to work at 7am this morning I drove out of my drive straight into a bus. The bus was 5

minutes early..”

3. “The accident happened because I had one eye on the lorry in front, one eye on the pedes

trian and the other on the car behind.”

4. “I started to slow down but the traffic was more stationary than I thought.”

5. Question; “Could either driver have done anything to avoid the accident?”

Answer: “Traveled by bus?”

6. The claimant had collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were –

Question: What warning was given by you? Answer: Horn.

Question: What warning was given by the other party? Answer: Moo.

7. “I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight”

8. “I knew the dog was possessive about the car but I would not have asked her to drive it if I

had thought there was any risk.”

9. “The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again”

10. “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.”

11. “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way”

12. “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car”

13. “I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an

intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision and I did not see the other car.”

14. “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.”

15. “Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.”

16. “I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.”

17. “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”

18. “I had been driving for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.”

19. “As I approached an intersection a sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign

had ever appeared before.”

20. “To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck a pedestrian.”

21. “My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.”

22. “I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat found that I had a

fractured skull.”

23. “I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.”

24. “The pedestrian had no idea which way to run as I ran over him.”

25. “I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car.”

26. “The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”

27. “I bumped into a lamp-post which was obscured by human beings.”

28. “The accident was caused by me waving to the man I hit last week.”

29. “When I saw I could not avoid a collision I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.”

30. “The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him.”


On 28th July The Commonwealth Games comes to Birmingham

for a celebration of sports across what was the British Empire.

72 Commonwealth Nations competing

over 12 days in 21 different sports.

The Commonwealth Games are a

celebration of talent all over the globe,

with Athletics, Swimming and Boxing to

name but a few sports that will be really

popular but unlike the Olympics there

are certain events that we did not see in

Tokyo last year, that we will see in

Birmingham and here we celebrate


Lawn Bowls

The Lawn Bowls competition will not

actually take place in Birmingham but in

Leamington Spa. Consisting of 11

events over 9 days and also including

Para Sport events. The one legend that

always springs to mind over this sport

was the Scotsman Willie Wood. If ever

there was an appropriate name for a

competitor for this event then Willie

Wood was that man.

Growing up in the 70's 80's & 90's

every time I switched on the telly to

watch the Bowls he seemed to be there

and in fact he won Four medals over

the years, A Bronze in 1974 at

Christchurch, a silver in 1978 at

Edmonton and two golds at both 1982

in Brisbane and 1990 in Auckland, this

was the commonwealth's Mr Lawn

Green Bowls.

Look at that natty kit!!


For all those "Wing Attackers" out there

the Netball Event starts on 29th July,

with the final taking place on Sunday

7th August and all games will take place

at the NEC. England and Australia will

be the two favourites, so let battle


England flying through the air


For this years Commonwealth Games,

like the Netball, it will be an only

women's event with a Twenty/Twenty

format. Eight countries will compete,

England, Australia, New Zealand, India,

Pakistan, South Africa, Barbados & Sri

Lanka batting it out over two mini

leagues of four countries each and then

having a Semi Final and Final, all taking

place at Edgbaston.


No not the drink!! but that hot sweaty

event that takes place in a box, (As I

remember it), this all takes place at the

University of Birmingham and like

tennis we will have Mens and Womens

singles events, Mens & Womens

Doubles and also Mixed Doubles!

Also at this year's Games will be 3x3

Basketball. This variation of normal

basketball and its wheelchair

counterpart will take place at Smithfield

in Birmingham between 29th July &

2nd August.

Highly competitive Wheelchair


I hope this wets your appetite for what

will be a tremendous celebration of

sport and especially as a lot of the

events are just down the road in

Birmingham and around the West

Midlands they will give you a great

opportunity to watch some of the best

athletes in the world performing at the

peak of their event. With Tickets still

available for most sports, what are you

waiting for this summer, get online and

get to the Commonwealth Games, it will

probably be your only opportunity to do


At Amigo Vapes we have a large selection of

the latest kits, liquids and consumables for your

vaping needs all at great prices.

We cater for customers that are new to vaping along

with the more experienced vapers.

Our stores have been created to be a nice,

comfortable and relaxed environment.

There is free parking and both stores are easily


Amigo Vapes prides itself on good customer service

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Rugby School's first official rugby kit

in 1871 included a bow tie.

Horses and cows can sleep standing up,

but they can only dream when lying



The average person will spend six months of their

life waiting for red lights to turn green

In the course of an average lifetime,

while sleeping you might eat around 70

assorted insects and 10 spiders, or more..

In the time it took for you to read this

sentence, around 50,000 cells in your body

died and were replaced by new ones.


Every continent except Antarctica has at

least one McDonald's.

A Great Dane named

Juliana peed on an

incendiary bomb

during World War II,

earning her a Blue

Cross Medal!

The first advert on

Channel 5 was for

Chanel No.5.


A cloud can weigh more

than a million pounds.

It is impossible to

whistle in a spacesuit.

J. K Rowling has no middle name.

One-quarter of all your bones are

located in your feet.

Traffic lights existed before cars.


Not a cat fan? You would have loved Pope Gregory IV.

In the 13th century, he declared war on cats because

he believed they were instruments of Satan.

By the age of 60, most people lose

half of their taste buds.

Ketchup didn't catch

on as a popular

condiment until the

late 19th century.

Prior to that point, it

was sold as a cure for


Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

Dolphins may seem like happy-go-lucky

creatures, but they actually sleep with

one eye open.

Spider webs were used as bandages in

ancient times.

Pigs suffer from


Baked beans aren't

baked. They're stewed.



Some of the most famous cowboys in

history didn't wear cowboy hats in real life

(as often depicted in movies). Rather,

icons like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid

wore bowler hats

Sumo wrestlers make babies cry

for good luck.



Sunglasses were originally designed for Chinese

judges to hide their facial expressions in court.



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Blushers are an essential part of any beauty

regimen, whether you're after a youthful, rosy glow,

or a warm, contoured face. They're great for any

age. Find out which ones are best for you here.

Whether you call them blushers or blush, they are

many a lady's favourite make-up tool and an ageold

beauty secret. Adding a touch of colour to

your cheeks can do a lot to enhance your features

and make you look vibrant. It's the reason many

parents pinched their children's cheeks just before

a photoshoot or family outing back in the day.

If makeup is like an artist's palette, then the blusher

is the sculpting tool. Whatever face shape you

were born with, you can dramatically alter your

look and refresh your appearance with the right

blusher. There are so many products and colours to

choose and quite a number of ways to apply


Here’s a guide to achieving two popular looks with


Slimming definition

If you would like to slim the look of your chubby

cheeks with some clever contouring, try applying a

blusher in the hollows of your cheeks, just below your

cheekbones. For accuracy, suck in your cheeks and

apply upward strokes in the hollows. Then, use an

illuminating highlighter along the top of your

cheekbones. This will create the illusion of fuller

cheekbones and a slimmer face.

The classic rosy apple cheeks

The apples of your cheeks are the fullest part. If you

use a pale illuminating shade applied directly to

your apples, it will instantly add a refreshing glow to

your face.

Some more hot tips for you:

A little blush goes a long way.

Don't get carried away with applying blusher. Stick

to the apples or the hollows. Spreading blusher all

over your face could have you looking like you’re

wearing the wrong shade of foundation. Instead,

use a bronzer to add colour and dimension to other

parts of your face. A bronzer can actually be

applied all over your skin if your wish.

Know your skin's undertone.

Hold a piece of blank white paper up to your

makeup-free face. What colour jumps out? That's

your skin's undertone.

It could be yellow for most people who have pale

skin or red for many who have dark skin. If your skin

has yellow undertones, go for warm blushers such as

peach or brown. If yours has red undertones, opt for

cool pinks.

Product choices: powder, cream or fluid?


Powder blushers are the ideal choice for most

people. They can either be loose, compact or in ball

form, and they are easy to apply because they will

not overly disturb your foundation base. Once

applied over your base, powder blushers can last

many hours and are easy to add to for an evening


Cream and compact stick

Achieving a fresh, youthful finish is easy with a cream

or stick blusher. They're also good for warm, summery

days as they are more likely to stay put. However,

cream blushers need to be applied over liquid

foundation before the foundation is set with a



Working with fluid blushers, sometimes described as

cheek stains, can be difficult. They are great for

adding a healthy glow to SPF protected face while

on holiday. However, it takes a bit of skill to apply

them properly because they have to be blended

just right to achieve a natural finish. Too much

blending may disturb your base, so they are best

used in small areas, like your apples.










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5 ways to stay fit in summer...

We all want to look and feel our best, especially in the

summer! But, once summer arrives, many people

struggle to keep up with their fitness routines because

they go on holiday, make social plans or get

demotivated. However, we often forget how summer is a

great time to stay in shape, because there are plenty of

activities you can do which are also fun!

The great thing about summer is that the temperatures rise,

which means you can spend time by the beach or by the

pool, the days are longer, allowing you to enjoy outdoor

activities. We’ve selected 5 ways you can stay in shape this

summer, whilst also having fun!

By Chris Dawson

3) Have fun with water sports! Whether it’s paddleboard,

windsurf, wakeboard, kayak or water ski, there are many fun

water activities that you can practice with friends and family

that will also keep you in shape.

1) Working out outdoors is always more enjoyable. Take

advantage of the warm weather to go on runs, walks or bike

rides around the park.

4) Take your workouts outdoors! Bring your workout app with

you (Nike Training App is perfect!) and train outdoors.

2) Swimming either in your local pool or by the sea.

Swimming is one of the most complete exercises you can do,

as it works every single muscle in your body. Go on long

enjoyable swims that will both tone your body and help you

disconnect your mind.

5) Walk whenever possible. Make the most of the summer

weather to walk instead of taking public transport or taxis. We

underestimate the power of walking, yet it is great way to stay

in shape and destress

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Park Hall Farm

Gets Ready for Summer

Park Hall Countryside

Experience in Oswestry has

planned a series of themed

weeks to keep Shropshire’s

youngsters entertained over

the upcoming summer


The first themed week will be

Pirates and Princesses Week

from 23-31 July. Join the crew

for daily shows featuring Hapless

Jim the Pirate and Princess Pearl

and take part in a Treasure

Hunt. Visitors can meet the

princesses and enter a fancy

dress competition.

Hysterical Historical Week from

1-7 August will be a wacky and

educational event, with a daily

‘Cruel School Show’. Experience

life in the on-site trenches and

get a glimpse of life in the Iron


From 1 August through to the

end of September, Maisy’s

Maize Maze returns, with clues

along the way to help lost

visitors escape.

Dinosaur Week from 8-14 August

is back by popular demand.

Park Hall will be adding

dinosaurs to the usual livestock

found at the farm attraction, as

well as a fossil digging area,

dinosaur training and their

hilarious dino races made

possible by their sporting farm


That is followed by Science

Week 15-21 August featuring

Grandolph the Wizard’s science

show and experiments.

Finally, from 22-28 August, Park

Hall will host Animal Magic week

with the animal man - Simon

Airey. Simon will be bringing

animals from Corner Exotics,

including snakes and scorpions

for visitors to meet.

All the activities are included in

the normal admission price, and

under 2s go free.

Joint owner – director Richard

Powell said, “We are delighted

to be heading into summer filled

to the brim with fun down on

the farm. The activities we have

got planned have proved

popular in the past, so we

expect lots of happy customers!

“As well as the themed events,

visitors can enjoy all the usual

activities at Park Hall. Inside we

have our role-play village, play

barn and brickworks, and under

4's sensory play area. Outdoors,

families can meet the animals,

see the rabbits in Burrow Land,

the goats in their playground,

take barrel train rides, and enjoy

the Crazy Farm Adventure

Course and our Woodland

Adventure Play Area with a zip

wire. There is non-stop fun on

offer, and I hope visitors come

to see us as many times as they

can over the holidays!

“We will be open every day of

the holidays. Our activities last

summer were very popular, so

we recommend booking early

to avoid disappointment.”

To book tickets visit



There’s nothing quite like the sound of the waves on the

seashore, the birds singing in the sunshine and most

importantly the sound of our family’s laughter as we get

together on those lazy summer afternoons.

At Hear in Hagley and Hear in Wombourne we are ready to

help you enjoy the sounds of Summer and beyond!

If you’re not hearing so well it could just be a build up of wax,

this can be easily treated at any of our clinics with minimal

fuss using the very best equipment. Our audiologists and

earcare specialists are fully qualified to keep those ears

squeaky clean. We test your hearing during the wax removal

appointment and can even show you what the inside of your

ears look like so that you can see what a great job we’ve


If it’s hearing aids you need then you’ve certainly come to the

right place. As independent hearing care specialists we can

choose from the very latest in hearing aid technology that

best suits you, your lifestyle and your pocket. Our hearing

solutions can even connect to your mobile phone, tv or

Our clinic address in Wombourne is:

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Contact: 01902 302266

Email: wombourne@lifestylehearingsolutions.co.uk

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We pride ourselves on our excellent aftercare program.

Purchasing hearing aids is an investment in your future

hearing, ongoing care is key and we’re here to support you

every step of the way. With a lifetime of aftercare included,

you can be sure that your ears and your hearing will be

looked after and kept in tip top condition.

So why wait? With our 60-day

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have nothing to lose by trying a

hearing solution with us. You

too could be enjoying the

wonderful sounds of summer

so call and book your

appointment today!

Our clinic address in Hagley is:

HEAR IN HAGLEY, 125 Worcester Road,

Hagley, Stourbridge, DY9 0NW

Contact: 01562 884400

Email: Hagley@lifestylehearingsolutions.co.uk




Enrol now!

Counselling courses now available at www.Beaumarisgroup.co.uk

with different payment options available to spread the cost of

the courses on discussion with the centre.

‘Free and reduced cost sessions available

with our trainee counsellor Sam’

Beaumaris Health and Wellbeing Group have a mission to improve people’s lives

and mental wellbeing. Our aim is to help individuals, groups and organisations

manage mental health in a positive way.

Situated in the heart of Newport in Shropshire, Beaumaris Wellbeing Centre has a

dedicated and supportive team, offering a range of therapies both face-to-face

and remotely. With specialists to support children from age 4, adolescents and

adults as well as couples and families.

We provide many types of Psychological Services; including but not exhaustive of

Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Additionally, we hold a variety of training courses including Mental Health First Aid

and Anxiety management, available to individuals, groups and organisations.

If you or someone you know are going through a difficult time, we are here to

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In an increasingly mad mad world, to lighten

matters we thought we would list some of

our best Dad Jokes:

The other day I bought a thesaurus, but when I got home and

opened it, all the pages were blank…

I have no words to describe how angry I am.

My girlfriend said: “You act like a detective too much. I want

to split up…”

“Good idea,” I replied. “That way we can cover more ground.”

My grandpa warned people the Titanic would sink…

No one listened, but he kept warning them until they got sick

of him and kicked him out of the cinema.

People say smoking will give you diseases…

But how can they say that when it cures salmon?

A slice of apple pie is £2.50 in Jamaica and £3 in the Bahamas.

There are the pie rates of the Caribbean.

Accordian to a recent survey, replacing words with the names

of musical instruments often goes undetected…

(Go on, read that sentence again!)

My friend asked me if I wanted to hear a really good Batman

impression, so I said go on then. He shouted, “NOT THE

KRYPTONITE!” and I said, “That’s Superman…”

“Thanks, man, ” he replied, “I’ve been practising it a lot.”

I don’t like people who take drugs…

For example, airport security.

I started a band called 999 megabytes…

We still haven’t gotten a gig.

A man is washing the car with his son. The son asks…

“Dad, can’t you just use a sponge?”

How do parents lose their kids in a shopping mall?

Seriously, any tips are welcome…

I invited my girlfriend to the gym with me and then didn’t

show up…

I hope she gets the message that we’re not working out.

I bought shoes from a drug dealer once… I’m not sure what

he laced them with, but I was tripping all day.

The police just pulled me over, and the officer came up to my

window and said “papers?”

I said “scissors, I win!” and drove off. He’s been chasing me

for 45 minutes now, I think he wants a rematch.

I just found out my friend has a secret life as a priest…

It’s his altar ego.

I was thinking of running a marathon, but I think it might be

too difficult getting all the roads closed and providing enough

water for everyone.

It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the

world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

I was in my car driving back from work. A police officer pulled

me over and knocked on my window. I said, ‘One minute I’m

on the phone.'

My Dad always knew I was going to be a comedian. When I

was a baby he said, ‘Is this a joke?’

I went down to the local supermarket. I said: ‘I want to make a

complaint – this vinegar’s got lumps in it.’ He said: ‘Those are

pickled onions.’

Police arrested two kids yesterday. One was drinking battery

acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let

the other one off.

My Dad told me to invest my money in bonds. So I bought

100 copies of Goldfinger

By Chris Dawson, the original bad joke teller!


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Cool Garden Gadgets this Summer

While you’re thinking of lying down, why not get

really comfy wherever you go with a super

lightweight, portable and inflatable sun lounger.

Just relax and enjoy, that’s what summer’s about

after all, isn’t it? £24.99 Amazon

Love the outdoors? Well don’t waste a moment

inside but still catch your favourite

films with this giant 16ft inflatable screen.

£99 from Ebay

It’s cool, it’s cute, This little automatic mower will be

busy about your lawn while you enjoy the view.

This robot friend can manage all weather and tricky

terrain. He’s smart too and frees up your time for

whatever you fancy!

Prices start from £699 www.husqvarna.com

Brilliant for that sneaky cup of tea, these

over-your-boot slippers mean you don’t have to

take off your boots if you just want to pop indoors

quickly. You won’t get your nice clean patio covered

in mud from your boots either.

£76 www.ninefit.co.uk

It is easy to lose track of time when you’re getting

stuck in and this clock and thermometer will not

only keep you on time but gives you the

temperatures too, so you can track trends in your

garden throughout the year.

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Connect with nature this summer

These summer months are

the perfect opportunity to

get outside and connect

back to nature particularly if

you’ve spent lockdown in a

built up area. There are so

many health benefits from

being outside such as

reduced stress, better sleep

and lower heart rate. The

Japanese call it forest

bathing or ‘shinrin yoku’ and

the beneficial effects of

being outside are being

studied more and more.

Combining being outdoors with

yoga is a great way to amplify

this positive sense of wellbeing.

Yoga heightens your self

awareness but by also using all

of your senses it allows you to

connect into your surroundings.

Why not explore your local

green spaces and find a quiet

space to spend some time

doing a few sun salutations,

some nature inspired postures

(tree anyone?) or even some

gentle breathing and


Here are a few tips to make the

most out of the experience:

1. Check the space and make

sure that there are no stones,

prickly leaves, twigs or anything

else that will be uncomfortable

underfoot. You may want to

take a mat or a blanket

although there are also more

health benefits from letting your

bare feet come into contact

with the earth so it’s up to you if

you use a mat or not.

2. Whilst we want to increase

our levels of vitamin D, you also

want to make sure that you

don’t get sunburn so wear a

good quality, eco friendly

sunscreen. My favourite is Tropic

Skin Shade which is also reeffriendly

if you take a swim in the

sea this summer.

3. Check the pollen count and

take some anti histamine. If you

suffer from hayfever, practicing

yoga near some trees can

quickly turn into a sneeze fest so

choose a space which is less

likely to irritate your nose or visit

a beach instead!

4. Pay attention to your senses,

take time to look and observe

the patterns and colours in

nature. Notice the fragrance of

the plants around you, the

temperature of the air and the

feel of any breeze on your skin.

Listen and allow yourself to be

absorbed by the sounds of the

nature and wildlife around you.

5. Allow your breath to become

soft and slow and really take

time to be present and

immersed in the experience.

If you need any inspiration for

yoga postures or sequences

then just head over to my

Instagram or Facebook page

but if you find yourself feeling

too hot to do anything, here is a

cooling breath practice called

‘Sitali’ for you to try.

* Start by sitting comfortably

with the spine in a neutral

position and take a few slow

diaphragmatic breaths.

* Begin to curl up the sides of

the tongue and stick it out of

the mouth slightly so that it looks

like a tube or straw. If this isn’t

possible, make a small opening

at the mouth like you were

about to whistle.

* As you breathe in slowly

through your tongue/mouth,

notice the cooling sensation as

the air passes over your tongue

and draws down into your lungs.

* Close the mouth and exhale

through the nose.

* Repeat for a couple of

minutes or until you feel cooler.

So hopefully you might decide

to flow with the elements this

summer, but at the very least

you have something to help

cool you down when the heat

gets too much. Or am I being

too optimistic about a British


Cat Merrick runs Breathe Dance & Yoga and is based in Shrewsbury.

For more details on her classes follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @breathedanceandyoga


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Performing a spectacular show, running for

over 2 hours long; featuring both the mega hits

and deeper cuts such as:

Last Horizon, I'm In Love With

My Car, Brighton Rock and


Any major or casual QUEEN

fan is in for an amazing time

you will not forget.

Tickets £15




The Official UK No: 1 Tribute show . Together they

amaze audiences with

their recreation of the

music of Sinatra, Martin

and Davis, in a fabulous

show which brings the style

and excitement of the Las

Vegas heyday to vivid life.

Including all the great hits

Tickest £20


FRI 9th SEPT & SAT 00th SEPT 8:00 pm

The Eagles songbook

stretches from an era

when country-tinged rock

and fine harmonies spoke

to the youth of the


through almost 40 years

to the “Long road out of


Tickest £18



David Bowie, the legend,

through his timeless music

and many incarnations;

from Ziggy Stardust to the

Thin White Duke, into the

80’s and beyond.Hear the

sound and experience

the vision through the

performance of Paul

Henderson and

Aladdinsane, widely

acclaimed as the best

Bowie tribute in the UK.

Tickets: £18


FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2022 8:00 pm &

SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER 2022 8:00 pm


Hats Off to Led Zeppelin continue to be the only

tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by


WARREN GRANT, son of Led Zeppelin’s legendary

manager Peter Grant - the connection to the

original band is unsurpassed.

These guys are a truly professional outfit

guaranteed to give you a night that you won't

forget in a hurry!

Tickest £17





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TV Gardening Experts

Arena Entertainment

Floral Marquees

and Show Gardens

Celebrity Chef

Live Music

Choirs, Massed Bands

and Fireworks Finale

Shopping opportunities in the Food Hall,

Home & Craft Marquee and Trade Stands

Shropshire Horticultural Society

Charity Number: 501564

Shrewsbury Flower Show returns for the first time since 2019 and will be celebrating its

133rd Show, making it one of the world’s longest running independent flower shows.

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August The Quarry, a beautiful 29-acre park in the heart

of Shrewsbury, will once again be awash with wonderful flowers, fabulous food and live

entertainment, making it the ultimate summer day out!

Attractions for all ages will include stunning floral arrangements and inspiring show

gardens, equestrian competitions and exciting arena entertainment, including

The Shetland Pony Grand National.

There will be great shopping opportunities to be had with the dedicated Food Hall,

Home & Craft Marquee and a large Trade Stands area.

Celebrity gardener Toby Buckland, known for presenting numerous gardening TV shows,

including BBC Gardeners’ World and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage, will be on

hand to offer advice. He will be joined by Penny Meadmore and David Domoney.

We are excited to welcome to our Dingle Marquee this year, Fleurs de Villes who have,

for the past five years, been delighting audiences globally with their signature fresh floral

mannequins. Popping up in cities around the world, their brand of floral story-telling is

compelling with local florists in each city bringing floral art to life in a fashionable way.

This year marks the launch of the Fleurs de Villes FEMMES series – featuring floral works

of art inspired by remarkable women. And in Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebration

we are delighted to bring Fleurs de Villes to Shrewsbury for the first time with one iconic

mannequin of the Coronation Robes en fleurs!

ITV’s This Morning’s chef Phil Vickery will be demonstrating his cookery skills on both

days, along with other local chefs.




On Friday evening live music will be by The Ronnies and on Saturday, South African

pop star, Amy Jones will take to the stage.

Both days will be topped off with choirs, the massed bands finale and a colourful

fireworks display.

With children 15 years and under admitted free when accompanied with a paying

adult the Shrewsbury Flower Show is an ideal family day out.

For further information call: 01743 234058

ShrewsburyFlowerShow @shrewsflowershw shrewsburyflowershow



Discover historic Shrewsbury and the

beautiful surrounding countryside with the

ease & pleasure of an electric bike tour.

Half –Day Hire £35 & Full-Day Hire £60

NEW for 2022: Take in all the sights with

our heritage trail

Hires available all year: Age 14+ : max rider weight

125kg: Photo ID & deposit required

eBike pick up from bookingoking of 昀 ce:

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"What to do and where to go this summer - Adults"

Hopefully we can give you some great ideas to have a brilliant time!!

Set across 4 acres of grounds, you’ll get

to work with your fellow prisoners, to

break out and prove your innocence,

but don’t forget to keep your eyes out

for the hindering prison officers along

the way!

Clockwork Escapes

Wolverhampton’s premiere escape room

experience. You and your team have 60

minutes to break out! So much fun...

you’ll never leave.

Each of the themed locked rooms within

is a race against the clock to escape.

But they're also more than that. At

Clockwork Escapes, you will aid the

proprietor, the exuberant Professor

Clockwork, in achieving one of a

number of tasks whilst in the room of

your choosing.

Ghetto Golf - Birmingham

Crazy Golf, Cocktails, Dj's & Street

Food. An ode to street art, it’s writers

and it’s origins. Based in the Custard

Factory , we bring you Insane Crazy

Golf , Cocktails, DJ`s & Street Food set

in a Ghetto Wonderland.


Southwater - Telford

At Southwater the menu caters for all

tastes with a wide range of venues

matching every occasion whether it is a

quick lunch, a formal business meeting

or a casual meal with family or friends.

There is also the option to dine for both

indoor and alfresco dining.

With a wide range of restaurants and

café bars serving a mouth-watering

selection of cuisines from around the

world including rustic and traditional

English, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian,

Portuguese and Mexican. Southwater

also has its very own cocktail bar to go

to after a meal out, trip to the cinema or

just to catch up with friends.

Prison Break at Shrewsbury


Ready for an exciting challenge like no

other? Discover Shrewsbury Prisons

Prison Break, your real life chance to

escape out of a real life old prison!

Pop on your orange jumpsuit and get

ready for the biggest escape challenge

of your life. Once you’ve stepped

through Shrewsbury Prison gates and

confessed to your crimes, you’ll have

2.5 hours to break out from your cell in

a bid for freedom through a series of

thrilling challenges, puzzles and clues!

Axe Throwing @

Timberjacks - Shrewsbury

Axe throwing venues located in

Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Leeds &


Shrewsbury Tel: 01743 624232


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BLEACHERS - Baseball Cages

CURL CLUB - Curling Lanes

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9.30am until


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Science Facts

For Kids!

It would only take one hour to drive to space if

you could go straight up in the air.

The Solar System formed about 4.6 billion years


Our average body temperature declines as we age.

Mars has lower gravity than Earth. That means a

person that weighs 200 pounds on Earth would

only weigh 76 pounds on Mars.

While most of us think the Earth is shaped like a

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About 75% of your brain is made of water.

Your heart beats about 115,000 times a day.

Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar


The nearest star to Earth is 4.2 light-years away.

It’s called the Proxima Centauri.

The sun is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Over one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

The average star is between 1 and 10 billion years


Experts predict that there will be 9.7 billion people

on Earth by 2050.

Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system,

with temperatures of over 450 degrees Celcius.

‘Fun for all the family’

Mini Pro Golf Parks,

Wolverley is located by the

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"What to do and where to go this summer - Kids"

If you're looking for something to do in the summer holidays there's plenty to do to keep the whole family

entertained in The West Midlands and Shropshire

Cadbury World

A fun day trip with a chocolate twist -

discover the world of Cadbury at

Birmingham's Cadbury World.

Cadbury World currently features 14

zones which tell the story of chocolate

and the Cadbury business through

various sets, animatronics, video

presentations, multi-sensory cinema,

interactive displays, activities and staff


The zones include the 4D Chocolate

Adventure, Manufacturing, Bull Street,

Cadabra, Purple Planet, Making

Chocolate Story, Aztec Jungle, Cadbury

Story, Packaging, Advertising Avenue,

Bournville Experience, Chocolate

Making, Journey to Europe, African

Adventure Play Area, Cadbury Cafe,

Green Screen and the World's Biggest

Cadbury Shop.

Dudley Zoological Gardens

For 80 years Dudley Zoo has

entertained families with its wide array

of much-loved animals. Dudley Zoo is

home to more than 1300 animals, and

has around 200 different species

including some of the rarest creatures

on the planet. The zoo boasts daily talks

and feeding demonstrations as well as a

range of interactive exhibits such as

their lemur and wallaby walkthroughs.

You can also treat the children to an

authentic zoo keeper experience with

their experience packages - with the

opportunity to feed the sea lions,

chimps, big cats, giraffes, penguins and


Black Country Living Museum

Travel back in time with the kids at the

Black Country Living Museum, and

discover the world of industry.

Over fifty authentic shops, houses and

workshops have been carefully

reconstructed to preserve the character

of the region when its manufacturers

brought worldwide fame to Black

Country Towns.

Take a trip on the tram to explore the

canalside village, where you can meet

and chat to the costumed characters.

Explore the underground mine and

experience the authentic sights, sounds,

smells and tastes from the past with a

cast of staff in replica attire.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Whether you are interested in fine

china, decorative tiles or exploring a

recreated Victorian Town, you’ll find it all

in this World Heritage Site.

Experience life as it was over 100 years

ago at Blists Hill Victorian Town, test

your reactions against a robot and pull a

locomotive by hand at Enginuity, and

discover the history and techniques of

china making at the famous Coalport

China Factory.

You can also walk upon magnificent

tiles at Jackfield Tile Museum, visit

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron,

discover the history of Ironbridge Gorge

at the Museum of The Gorge, step

inside the house of Coalbrookdale's

former Quaker ironmasters at Darby

Houses, explore the Tar Tunnel and the

Broseley Pipeworks, and finally step

onto the Iron Bridge itself and follow in

the footsteps of millions of tourists.

Telford Town Park

A great open space for all ages to enjoy!

Telford Town Park is a large park,

occupying 1.7 square kilometres of land

adjacent to Southwater Square and

Telford Shopping Centre in Telford,

Shropshire, England.Telford Town Park

is a large recreational area for residents

and visitors alike to enjoy. The park

offers multiple play areas, fishing pools,

bike hire, nature trails, extensive

grassed areas as well as the 'Maxell

Cherry Gardens', which are a popular

place for people to sit and relax.

With the sun shining and summer finally here

have a look below at some Summer festivals

in our region and some not too far away

B Fest Wales

Fri, 8 July – Sat, 9 July

Ty Uchaf, Betws-y-Coed

B-Fest Wales is a growing music festival

set in the scenic countryside of


Running from Friday night through to

Saturday night and offering camping


Tonnau Festival - Tropical

Garden Party

Sat, 9 July – Sun, 10 July

Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead

A three day Tropical Garden Party set

between the mountains and the sea in

the beautiful grounds of Carreglwyd

Estate on Anglesey.


DEPOT in the Castle

feat Rag'n'Bone Man

Sat 9 July – Sun 10 July

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

DEPOT In The Castle is a familyfriendly

one-day festival at the

prestigious Cardiff Castle. Previous acts

have included Nile Rodgers & Chic,

Clean Bandit, Tom Odell and Sister



Shrewsbury International Comedy


14th July - 17th July

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

We've combined a fabulous roster of

headline acts at the 600-seat Sunday

evening Gala Show in Theatre Severn’s

main auditorium on Sunday 17 July,

with up-and-coming performers for the

smaller shows in and around

Shrewsbury town centre.

Hosted by Dan Nightingale, MC at the

popular Severn Jesters comedy nights,

the 2022 Gala Show line-up includes

Steve Royle, Gary Delaney, duo Flo &

Joan, Seann Walsh and Paul

‘Sinnerman’ Sinha.

Let's Rock Shrewsbury

Sat, 16 July.

The Quarry, ShrewsburyThe UK's

favourite and largest retro festival

returns to The Quarry


Y Not Festival

Thu, 28 July - Sun, 31 July

Pikehall, Derbyshire

3 days of quality music, food & drink,

performing arts, comedy, workshops &

good times in a stunning Peak District



Feels Like Summer

Saturday 6th August

Bute Park, Cardiff

The festival line-up has been carefully

crafted to ensure that everyone has a

fun, lively, and dance-filled day out.

Headlined by British music icon Billy

Ocean , the festival also has Sophie

Ellis-Bextor , House Gospel Choir and

Mr Motivator on the bill. Other acts

include Bristol's Bloco B, festival

favourite Lycra 80s Party and the

incredible GRL TLK DJ's.

Deva Fest

Sat, 13 Aug, 12:00–23:00

Chester Lakes

Cheshire's Music, Food & Lifestyle



Camp Bestival Shropshire

Thu 18 Aug – Sun 21 Aug

Weston Park

Join us for the first-EVER Camp

Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister

show to the UK’s favourite family



The Big 90's & 00's RnB Festival

- Wolverhampton

Sat, 20 August

The Hangar , Pearson street,


Throw back to the very best of the 90’s

& 00’s as the international touring

festival smash hit arrives in the U.K for

the very first time for the biggest night

of your life.


Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Fri 26 Aug – Mon 29 Aug

Greenhous West Mid Showground

Gravel Hill Ln, Shrewsbury

Between the Trees Festival

Fri 26 Aug – Sun 28 Aug

Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve,

South Wales.

Between The Trees is a family-friendly

music, art, spoken word and science

festival. The music genre is modern

folk. It takes place in a welsh woodland

SSSI next to the sea, on the last

weekend in August.


Telford Balloon Fiesta 2022

Friday26th Aug - Sunday 28th Aug.

Telford Balloon Fiesta returns in 2022

bigger and better! Taking place in

Telford Town Park and QE11 Arena.

Friday - live music evening and a

fabulous warm up to Balloon Fiesta on

Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday - music and entertainment as

well as the popular Night Glow.

Sunday - crafts, parade and a day of

family entertainment and have-a-go


Moseley Folk & Arts Festival

Fri, 2 Sept – Sun, 4 Sept.

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Featuring traditional, contemporary

and downright experimental Folk

music plus a brand new arts

programme with comedy, cabaret,

crafts and more...


Good to be back… In full steam for 2022!!

Enjoy some amazing sights and sounds at Shrewsbury Steam Rally.

The County of Salop Steam

Engine Society has confirmed

that the 2022 Rally will take

place at Onslow Park,

Shrewsbury on the August

Bank Holiday, - Sunday 28th

August and Monday 29th


Edward Goddard, Chairman of the

Society said: “We are delighted to

hold what promises to be an

exciting Shrewsbury Steam Rally

in the lovely setting of Onslow

Park, near Shrewsbury where

people can relax and ‘enjoy some

freedom’ after the recent

restrictions. It’s good to be back!

The event will showcase over

1000 exciting exhibits; and the

highly-entertaining variety of

attractions will include the

wonderful spectacle of working

tractors, steam engines, and

beautifully preserved classic

vehicles from yesteryear, all to

delight visitors to the popular

annual family event. We welcome

friends and families to come along

and enjoy a super two-day eventthat

includes a 60th Anniversary

Celebration – with tickets on sale

now online at


This year there will be a Sentinel

Spectacular, celebrating the

locally produced products

manufactured at the Sentinel

Works, in Whitchurch Road,

Shrewsbury; which included

everything from buses and steam

wagons to railcars and steam

trains!” Information:


In the main arena, spectators can

also enjoy moving convoys of

historic commercial vehicles,

including buses and fire engines;

vintage cycles; working horses;

vintage tractors; pre-and post

World War II cars; classic

motorcycles; and perambulators...

with all entrants invited to be in

period costume.

The Rally covers 45 acres of

beautiful parkland, with 6 acres of

Trade Stands. The Rally hosts a

variety of preserved commercial

vehicles, that includes lorries,

buses, fire engines and a large

display of military vehicles. The

Olde Time Fair offers lots of fun,

with steam-powered rides for all -

accompanied by vintage

fairground music. Finally there are

some excellent miniature steam

engines, and a Craft Marquee -

which gets bigger each year! The

family-friendly event provides

some enjoyable entertainment

with a full Arena Programme on

both days, including the highlypopular

and majestic cavalcade of

Showman’s engines, traction

engines, steam rollers and steam


Enjoy the Sights, Sounds & Smell of Steam




Sun 28 th ~ Mon 29 th



(Pre-Book Only)

A Great Day y Out

For r All A The Family


Over 1,000 Exhibits and Something for Everyone

Adults: £16.00 ~ Senior Citizens: £15.00 ~ Children: £1.00


Email: info@shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk Tel: 01938 570874


When it feels like the world is such a mess, staying

positive may seem a bit of a stretch. With petrol

prices rocketing, electricity and food bills going up

and up, life can seem very daunting now (not

mentioning the Covid pandemic). The overall cost

of living is a frightening reality, so in all the chaos

and stress of the world, is it even possible to find

some positivity amongst the darkness?


Laughter is proven to reduce stress and anxiety as well as

helping your self-esteem. Try being open to humour in

different situations. Humour can even be found in

difficult times and situations. Give yourself the

permission to laugh whenever you can. Isn't laughter

also contagious?

There are many benefits for thinking positively. These

include a longer life span, stress reduction, faster

recovery from illness, better physical health, better

psychological health and generally a better quality of


Let's be realistic about this. Thinking positively isn't

magic. It won't dissolve all your problems and turn your

life into a wonderful fairy tale. However, what it can do

is to allow you to manage your problems better and

enable you to approach your issues with more clarity,

thought, and allow you to handle them in a much more

productive way.

Optimism doesn't come easily to everyone and if you are

particularly pessimistic, the change isn't going to happen

overnight. But there are ways that can help you become

a much more positive thinker and slowly but surely, you

can incorporate this wonderful new thinking into your

everyday life.

Surround yourself with positive people

Both negativity and positivity can be spread from person

to person, so give some thought about your friendship

group and who you enjoy spending time with. By

surrounding yourself with positive people you are

allowing yourself to reap the benefits and improve your

self-worth and self-esteem. These friends will lift you up

and keep the negative thinking at bay. If you group with

negative friends, their ‘glass half empty’ mood will rub

off on you and everyone else there. Don't you deserve to

feel happy and positive?

Therapeutic Journaling

Writing your daily thoughts and feelings down is proven

to be extremely cathartic. You can include negative

impacts that have affected you, to work through

processing them as well as things you are thankful for.

As well as this you can make list of goals, wants, likes etc.

Identify your ‘go to’ negative thoughts

Focus your attention at the different areas of your life

and consider where you are most likely to be the most

negative. Reflect on those areas and try and work out

why this happens. Once you can find out the when and

why, it's only you that can make the changes you need to

turn things around.

Concentrate on the positive things

Everyone has their own issues to deal with. It's real and

that's ok. But when a challenge comes your way, large or

small, it is helpful to use this as a time to focus your

attention on the good things that you have. No matter

what the issue, there is usually a positive that can be

found. You may have to look hard but even a learning

curve can be seen as a positive.

Exercise Thankfulness

Being thankful for all the positive aspects of your life can

really help lower stress and boost self-esteem. Close

your eyes and use your imagination to form pictures of

special people, times of fun or objects that make you

happy. You can even say thank you, out loud or in your

mind, to all of these for making you happy.

Confident Self-Talk

Are you your own worst critic? It's far easier

to be negative about yourself right? Have

you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and

ripped yourself apart with harsh words or

thoughts? The problem is that the more you

do this, the worse the negative opinion of

you embeds itself in your mind. The good

news is that this is a learned behaviour and

if you can learn it, you can unlearn it. Turn

those negative words into positives. Be kind

to yourself. Imagine a stranger is saying all

those negatives to you, you wouldn't put up

with that so why put up with it from

yourself ? Positive self-talk only!

Begin each day on a positive

Start each day on a positive note. Positive

affirmation cards are a great way to support

you with this. It helps that you don't have to

think of a different phrase every morning.

Treat yourself to a pack and enjoy them

every day.

Seek Help!

If you are struggling with negative thinking

and you can't see a way through then

perhaps you need to seek help from a

professional. A medical with the GP is

probably the best place to start but there are

many options for seeking out a therapist.

Nicki Cawley

Here at ‘The Life Lounge’ we offer remote

counselling, hypnosis downloads and selfcare

tools products.


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I cannot speak highly enough of the entire service from design to installation and

quality of the finished room by IGS, Ian was so helpful during the design process

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What is shadow work? And why is it

so powerful in helping us to heal?

I have recently been delving far deeper into the

realms of shadow Work and wanted to share a

little about it with you.

I have found it to be the most powerful healing

work and while it isn’t always easy I would go so

far as to say it is totally life changing!

So what is Shadow Work? Well Shadow work is

the process of exploring your own inner

darkness or ‘Shadow Self’. Shadow work helps to

uncover all the parts of you that you have

disowned, repressed or rejected. It is learning to

listen to, and accept the parts of yourself that

you deny… even to yourself.

Our anger, our jealousy, our vengeance, our

greed, our neediness.

We judge all those parts of ourselves all the


Anger is bad, jealousy is ugly, vengeance is

wrong, greed is distasteful, neediness is weak….

We all do it in some form or another.

We ‘unconsciously’ judge our feelings all of the


Even the good ones… we all have our own

version of ‘I don’t deserve to be happy’, ‘It’s not

appropriate for me to feel joy when others are

suffering’, ‘If I tell/show people how great I feel

they will think I’m smug’, ‘If I show people how

passionate I am they will think I’m overbearing’,

‘If I tell people how well I’m doing they will think

I’m bragging’.

We do this because as we were growing up we

learnt it.

We heard all the people around us talking, giving

their opinions, their experiences of life and we

listened. We learned what they approved of and

what they didn’t….

And we took notice…because our survival

depended on it!!

We also had direct experience ourselves of how

our feelings were met.

By parents, teachers, siblings, grand parents,

friends, lovers, bosses… etc!

We were little we were given many messages….

We may of been told not to get upset… I know

for me crying was always met with ‘don’t cry’.

(making it more difficult as I grew up to allow

myself to get upset).

Maybe we were told not to get angry. That good

children don’t get angry. We were most likely

punished if anger did explode out of us, and as

we became more engaged in society this was

just reinforced. Anger was punished. At school, at

work. In life.

But what were we punished with??

Probably more anger from the person opposing


And that confused us.

We weren’t allowed to get angry.

And if people get angry at us it’s scary.

Anger is bad.

When In truth anger is a very important part of

who and what you are.

Anger is there to protect you.

Your higher self knows when you are being

violated and anger is the correct response. It’s

the start of our defence mechanisms. The ones

that keep us alive.

Anger expressed positively or in some external

form is very very healthy.

And anger let’s us know when we need to

defend ourselves, or when we have been

triggered. But in its purest wildest state, anger is

our friend.

The problem is it’s been distorted and made

negative and bad. Therefore we repress it!

We don’t let it out.

So it leaks out at other times.

Like a traffic jam causing you to become furious.

Or losing your shit In the grocery store because

they don’t have any tomatoes… that kind of

thing !

And we need to learn how.

First to bring them up and out.

And then to learn to feel them when they arise.

That is true healing. And enlightenment follows.

That is shadow work.

We do the same with ALL our emotions, good

and bad, based on what we were taught and

saw as children and our subsequent experiences

(maybe even our previous soul experiences).

This is why shadow work is so important and

also sometimes challenging.

We are looking at the very parts of ourselves

that we have rejected for so long, we are

allowing ourselves to feel the emotions we


So naturally in the midst of our emotions our

unconscious mind judges this to be bad and

doles out punishment.

This happens whether we are conscious of it or

not. To all of us.

Our moral judgements live in our unconscious

mind. So we judge ourselves without even

realising it.

That’s what that voice in your head is. The one

that tells you that you are not good enough,

thin enough, clever enough, strong enough etc


And the liberating part is that you are doing all

this to protect yourself in some way. To keep

yourself safe. In the way you learned. You are

just attempting to be loved and accepted as you

were taught to. You are keeping yourself safe.

All you need to do now is to understand how

you feel about this stuff, what you think is

good/bad, what emotions you do/can feel and

what you tend to repress and why? Allow it to

come up, feel it, listen to it, it’s a part of you that

wants to be heard. It’s a message from yourself.

What do you need? What is it telling you?

It comes up for a reason.

All emotions have a purpose.

They are trying to tell us something.

They are truly our sat nav through life.

But how can we listen to that sat nav if we

never allow ourselves to feel our feelings?

Jessi Carrera-Maybury

Tel: 07944 501998

Charmed Healing Therapies

Reiki Master Teacher,

Theta healing Practitioner

and Spiritual Coach

Car Review:

Genesis G70 sport saloon

By Sue Cooke

Every time I ventured out in the

luxury sport saloon I was road

testing this week, I had to build in

time for the constant questions of

‘what is it’. I was driving the new

automotive brand, GENESIS which

is the luxury arm of owner, Hyundai

Motor Group.

The Genesis G70 saloon is unique

on our roads currently and has a

compelling character and getting

behind the wheel made me feel

special too. In a Havana red

exterior, the heart shaped front

grille, exterior light units inspired by

orchids and a winged logo which

was reminiscent of other luxury

brands, was what attracted

inquisitive people.

The spacious interior is pure

hedonism and I found the cabin a

very tranquil place to be. A G

matrix pattern is repeated in the

styling throughout and sewn with

red stitching into the obsidian

black quilted finish of the very

comfortable nappa leather

seating. Front seats are heated as

standard and have automatic

lumbar adjustment. I like that the

system remembered my seating

position and as soon as I pressed

the round button for start, the seats

automatically moved into my

favourite space.

There is a choice of Premium Line,

Luxury Line or Sport Line trim, but all

offer well equipped sometimes,

quite innovative technology. My

road test car at £49,590 included

innovation pack, comfort seat

pack, Lexicon audio and nappa

leather seats pack. The quality

leather steering wheel has useful

control buttons for audio etc.

Apple car play and android auto;

a 14.5” navigation display; 9

speakers with DAB digital radio and

Bluetooth hands free phone are

standard as is Genesis Connect

with advanced over the air

updates. There is a long list of Smart

systems which includes Cruise


Ambient lighting not only helped to

set my mood but increases safety

by changing colour depending on

which 8 speed automatic

transmission gear is selected. Red

denotes reverse and I could even

choose my own ambient colour for

drive or neutral. All trims have

advanced passive safety features.

Euro NCAP has awarded the

GENESIS a five star safety rating

and it is the first in class to have a

front centre airbag.

Press the round stop start button

and the advanced Smartstream

turbocharged four-cylinder petrol

engine fires, with surprising

subsequent acceleration. Stop

start technology saves fuel when

waiting at traffic lights. There is a

choice of diesel engine too.

GENESIS is not producing a hybrid

model, but all-electric vehicles will

join the GENESIS stable later this


I told all the inquisitive potential

new owners of the luxurious G70

saloon - don’t go looking for a

dealership. GENESIS says “we

come to you” with an ‘at home

test drive’ and all sales are done

online. Genesis has employed

Genesis Driving Consultants who

will be based around the country.

New owners take delivery from

their Personal Assistant who

continues the relationship with the

five year care plan. Five year

warranty; five year servicing; five

year roadside assistance; five year

courtesy cars; five year maps and

over the air updates.

Facts at a Glance

Model: GENESIS G70 saloon 5 seater rear wheel

drive. Price: from £40,480

Engine: 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with

8 speed automatic transmission

Performance: 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and on to a

top speed of 149 mph

CO2 emissions: 181-281g/km (WLTP combined)

Combined fuel consumption: 35.41-31.90mpg

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