Shropshire healing River Severn hydro plan resurrected

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The River Severn in ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town Council has committed funds in its 2021/22 budget to look again at the viability of the project at the weir, which was first mooted more than 10 years ago.The scheme almost came to fruition in 2017 when a community interest company got as far as the design and public…

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Shropshire updates 68686852

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Those are just some of the ways wedding venue bosses have described the last 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the industry as they hit out at being left waiting at the altar by government as thousands of couples face cancelling their big day.It had been expected that all venues would reopen from…

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Powys helpful Symptom-free test centre opening at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Seven

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The facility will open on Tuesday, March 23, from 8am-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for anyone who does not have coronavirus symptoms. The rapid lateral flow tests usually deliver results within 30 minutes.Rapid home testing kits will also be available for people to collect from Theatre Severn on the above days.Anyone who collects a home…

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Shrewsbury area interesting 68694961

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Following consultation with communities, West Mercia Police has launched its Local Policing Charter, which covers six key areas for improving service delivery.These are:Visibility & accessibilityResponding to communitiesRreventionVulnerabilityRelationshipsPartnerships.It outlines how the force will try and ensure it provides a visible policing presence and how, using local engagement, social media and new digital channels, it will aim…

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Twitter Ban Nigeria

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Alvaro Dominguez for BuzzFeed Messages On the morning of June 5, 23-year-old Farida Garba * opened her Twitter app and found that she, like 39 million other Nigerian Twitter users, could not access the platform. “Tweets stopped loading and it took me an hour to find out what happened,” Garba * – who chose this…

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Airbus’ innovative in-flight quarantine concept

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(CNN) – As more planes return to the skies, airports and airlines continue to enforce measures to keep passengers as safe as possible, while Covid-19 continues to be an issue. But even if face masks and temperature checks are the order of the day – as well as travel destination requirements for proof of vaccination…

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Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel

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With vaccinations rising and Covid-19-related death rates falling in Europe and other parts of the world, many people are planning to travel this summer and beyond. However, experts say the fast-circulating delta variant is a new problem for travelers, especially those who are not vaccinated. The European Union said on June 18 that the United…

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The Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts Warn

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The delta coronavirus variant that devastated India and forced the UK to postpone lifting its remaining coronavirus restrictions is now on the rise in the US. What this means for you depends on whether you are fully vaccinated and where you live. Experts say we may see the emergence of “two Americas” of COVID: one…

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Backpacking for beginners: How to get started, what you need and more tips

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(CNN) – Emily Davenport spends days hauling heavy loads through the White Mountains of New Hampshire each summer. She sleeps on the floor. She returns to civilization littered with insect bites and scratches. As an experienced backpacker, Davenport is living his dream. Davenport, 31, works as a guide for the Appalachian Mountain Club, the oldest…

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Covid Vaccine Card: What You Need to Know

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“Customers started looking for ways to protect their Covid-19 vaccine cards, knowing they were likely to be important in the future,” said Craig Grayson, vice president of print and marketing services at Staples, in an e- Mail. “Using our existing capacity in the store felt like a natural way to offer a free solution.” Until…

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