lifestyle

Women business
Health & Beauty

Ludlow’s Green Woman gains prestigious organic certification

Suzanne and Eve Carnall, created award-winning Fit Pit natural deodorant 7 years ago, when they couldn’t find one that worked for them. Since then theLudlow-based family-owned organic skin-care business has grown, recently receiving the prestigious organic certification and remain committed to being natural, organic, and plastic free.

old books bookshelf
Art, Music & Culture

The Ludlow Fine Books Fair, 6-7 November

Do you have a special book in need of repair? There are book restorers at the Ludlow Fine Book Fair, 6-7 November at Ludlow Racecourse. It promises to be a celebration of fine books, printing and artisanal crafts.

compost garden
Gardens

Refresh and reuse in the garden!

Autumn is in full swing, it’s getting colder, the trees are changing colour and gardeners are starting to tidy and prepare their gardens in case of an early frost.

Mother and daughter shopkeepers
Lifestyle

At home in Ludlow

At Home is the latest addition to Ludlow’s bustling High Street and the mother-daughter team behind it tell us about the joys of running their eco-friendly home and decor store.

Art, Music & Culture

Meet local author: S J Norbury

Susannah Norbury lives in Herefordshire with her family and has just published Mrs Narwhal’s Diary, her first novel. She chats to LGL about life, love and gardening

bride with bouquet
Explore

How to plan your wedding ceremony in Ludlow

Planning a wedding? Ludlow has it all. In this guide, although you may downsize the wedding party, oversize your celebration with grandeur at these spectacular, local settings.

Lifestyle

Shop local – Ludlow springs forth

On the 12 April some non-essential businesses can reopen their doors. Here’s a list of those who‘ve told us they’re welcoming back customers.

love hearts
Lifestyle

Be my Valentine

It’s our annual Valentine’s Day special with discounts available on a number of locally available products and food that can be delivered to a loved one (that includes you!) this holiday.

dog on welcome mat
Lifestyle

Home is where? From NY to Ludlow

New contributor to LGL, Nicole Landers, a plant ecologist, made a whirlwind move from upstate New York to the outskirts of Ludlow just over a year ago — it’s been quite the journey!

Close up top view of young people putting their hands together. Friends with stack of hands showing unity.
Lifestyle

Pulling together in Ludlow

The only way to get through the coronavirus outbreak is if we all work together in Ludlow

Lifestyle

Bright Move: the dynamic duo behind Wovenology

The founders of Wovenology, a local company selling wonderfully colourful baskets ethically sourced and made by artisans in Ghana, talk about their life and love of our Ludlow area

Courses

3 tips to help you get back to work

Had a career break but now thinking of getting back to work? Suzanne Boak, career coach, offers three top tips to help you get started

Harp Lane Deli
Art, Music & Culture

Harping on: Loving the upswing of tourist season

Harp Lane Deli’s Henry Mackley waxes lyrical about his love for the tourist season, what’s so darn special about Ludlow and 25 years of Food Festival fabulousness.

20 years of The Silver Pear in Ludlow

The Silver Pear, a popular gifts and homeware store in Ludlow is celebrating 20 years in business this week and owner Janet Tuffley’s ambitions for it are as broad as its range of stock

Art, Music & Culture

HARPing on: Ludlow’s rich history

Henry Mackley, marvels at Ludlow’s medieval history, the ‘tunnels’ below, the cobbled streets beside the 750-year old building housing Harp Lane Deli. it all combines to inspire chills and thrills aplenty

Jess Baker moves to Ludlow, blazes a new trail

Jess Baker, chartered psychologist and founder of Tame the Inner Critic’, has appeared in talks across the UK and on BBC. A move to Ludlow, Jess says, helped to spark a new facet of her career helping women to achieve personal and professional success

Health & Beauty

From cluttered space to clear mind

Time for a Spring clean? Tracey Baylis, founder of Clutter Clearing Company, Ludlow’s very own Marie Kondo, explains why a good decluttering is not only good for your space but also your soul

Valentine’s on Broad Street, Ludlow

We’ve sourced a selection of gorgeous gifts from some of Ludlow’s best independents. Take a stroll down Broad Street and buy local for your beloved this Valentine’s…

my ludlow life issue No. 9

Viv Parry is a long-time resident and a force of nature, which is helpful, since she drives not only Ludlow in Bloom adorning our streets with towering, magical displays of flowers; but is also a long-term local town councillor who dearly loves spending time helping local folk.

Lifestyle

Daisy’s Diaries: from house to home

JD finds a house just isn’t a home until it’s kitted out. Escorted by her dog Daisy, she finds thankfully that the Ludlow area is filled to the brim when it comes to home decorating.

Hampton Court Castle Gardens
Eat & Drink

let’s do…6 things in April

Wanting things to do in wet and wild April? We share our top 6 activities this month from having a laugh with Phil Jupitus to enjoying the peace and calm of Hampton Court Castle Gardens. 

Illustration Ludlow Butcher shop
Eat & Drink

England’s foodie heaven

Read author and illustrator, David Gillett’s wonderfully evocative piece, originally published in Canada’s The Globe and Mail, as he tours around Ludlow revelling in the delights of our foodie heaven. 

Ludlow from Whitcliffe
Explore

Why Ludlow?

The real question isn’t why Ludlow, it’s why not?