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19th September 2016

Promo Video Production - Members Discount

We are now excited to offer our members discounted rates on professional promotional video. Local social enterprise, Green Leaf Eco Films, will produce a polished, informative, one minute promo video for the discounted rate of £150. They also offer our members YouTube channel design, set-up and tuition - plus more in-depth film production - all at special rates.

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19th September 2016

Google to penalise intrusive ads on your website

In a bid to make the experience even more friendly on mobile, Google are soon to be decreasing the rank of websites that make use of intrusive ads. From January 10th 2017, any website that makes use of an ad or content that requires the user to dismiss in order to read content, will be penalised by Google within search results.

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19th September 2016

Shropshire & the Welsh Borders brochure 2017 – Last chance to advertise!

We are currently working on the official visitor guide for the County, and do have a few spaces left if you would like to advertise – but be quick! Visitors to Shropshire request and use the Shropshire & Welsh Borders brochure to find accommodation and find out about Shropshire – Arkenford research showed that for over 50% of visitors this is still a primary source of information in their pre-trip planning.

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19th September 2016

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee - Inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee recently launched an inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England. Rural Tourism provides around £17 billion a year to the English economy. But rural communities face some particular challenges to tourism growth such as transport connections, restrictions to broadband access and seasonal employment.

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19th September 2016

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Our county town was recently voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves.

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19th September 2016

Old Downton Lodge - 5 Course Wine Dinner in Association with Tanners Wines

5 Course Wine Dinner in Association with Tanners Wines

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