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11th August 2010

Find out how the Rural Enterprise Grant can help you.

Are you a farm business or a member of a farming household wishing to diversify? Or are you a new or existing micro business (less than 10 FTE employees and a turnover of less than €2m) - located in an eligible rural area whose core activities are based on Food & Drink, Environmental Technologies or Tourism?

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5th August 2010

Detective Weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town is ‘Elementary my Dear Watson’

Budding amateur sleuths and would-be private detectives will have the chance to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge during the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August. Youngsters will also be able to try their hands at forensic science during the two-day event by taking each other’s finger prints, printing reward posters and matching plaster cast footprints to different shoes.

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5th August 2010

Countryfile magazine looking for prizes

Countryfile magazine are on the look-out for a rural holiday package worth around £1000 to go in their October issue of Countryfile and they’re also looking for smaller prizes for their online competitions.

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5th August 2010

Fire Safety and the Law

Are you up to date with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005? Lawrence Ellerby from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service offers a helpful reminder.

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5th August 2010

Assessment Update from VisitEngland

In our last members e-newsletter we reported that a meeting had taken place of the Board of Visit Britain to decide whether to discuss accepting locally inspected accommodation businesses on the national ‘Englandnet’ system. Their latest strategic framework newsletter has confirmed the outcome – and it is good news for the Shropshire Assessment scheme.

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5th August 2010

New look Shropshire Tourism website unveiled

The new design for the Shropshire Tourism website, www.shropshiretourism.co.uk was launched 2 weeks ago and we are already seeing a 20% rise in unique visitor numbers based on the same time last year.

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