If you’re ditching the fake fir and feel like going au naturel this Christmas, there’s plenty of choice in and around Ludlow
It’s spring time and the living is easy. Get inspired with a could-do list in May.
Dress for action-packed racing days at Ludlow Racecourse with sharp, practical fashion ideas from Douglas Attire, Julian Road and Orvis Ludlow.
For well-made, unique, eco-conscious items check out Cinnabar — a rather sweet lifestyle shop by Ludlow-based designer and founder, Jessica Laurie.
Time for a great escape? Avoid the hassle of fit-to-fly tests and queues at airports. Feel good about these 3 eco-conscious ways to rest and relax close to home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the Marches Step up programme, Ludlow’s Kim Ralph reset her career and her new business in ‘alternative’ bouquets is blooming.
For sheer fun and pure Christmas spectacle for the whole family, Ludlow’s Medieval Christmas Fayre cannot be beat. And it’s back live this year!
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
The Artists’ Gallery is expanding its creative offering this summer with support from the Dinham Millennium Green Trust. Artists will also run a pop-up event alongside the Ludlow Fringe Festival.
Mossy Life is a new initiative making it easy for Shropshire residents to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, while simultaneously supporting local businesses.
A Shropshire travel company is on the road to a greener future after installing new solar panels thanks to grant help from a scheme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The pandemic was undoubtedly tough for many local businesses, but quite a few like Carters of Ludlow, Bread2Bake and Black Bough found a way to adapt.
When it comes to individual, unique pieces that are easy on the wallet, it’s hard to beat vintage chic, writes Nina Hely-Hutchinson, owner of 55 Mill Street 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.
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.
It’s all happening online. A guide to some of the activities and events in our local area that are now online for you to enjoy.
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.
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!
Why not switch it up this Christmas? Help to save the planet and support your high street by shopping local and buying Fairtrade items.
Feast your eyes on striking autumnal colours in Ludlow while you can. Here are 7 things to do around town, or virtually from the comfort of home.
Don’t bin it because it’s broken, you can still get your items repaired as Ludlow’s Repair Café continues to operate but within Covid guidelines.
Do you want the buzz of a well maintained and beautiful garden? Seek help from local-to-Ludlow, The Humble-Bee Gardeners.
While Riverside Beauty remains closed during lockdown, you don’t have to neglect your skincare needs, as the salon is offering discounted products from its retail selection.
Shropshire-born Granny, Jessica Middleton, created colourful, sustainable food wrap to beat single-use plastic that hurt our environment.
Joanna Macleod, a local Ludlow mum to a toddler, says quarantine upended their daily routine, but her little family are slowly creating another centred indoors.
Three Ludlow area personal trainers: Andy Silvey, Andy Hackney and Ben Barnfield offer a number of ways to keep you motivated and fit while you’re at home.
The only way to get through the coronavirus outbreak is if we all work together in Ludlow
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
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’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.
For 25 years Ludlow Food Festival has been bringing you the best of what Shropshire has to offer in food and drink. This week we celebrate 5 ways the granddaddy of UK food festivals is different from all the rest.
Kristian Hickson-Booth shows you how to create vibrancy in the garden with a variety of plants that provide movement, sound, texture, colour and interest throughout the year.
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
Planted containers and pots can create a ’wow’ factor if you get it right, our garden expert, Kristian Booth-Hickson, tells you how
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, 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
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
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…
Because we love you, we’ve just made Valentine’s Day a breeze with ideas for gifts and experiences in the Ludlow and Marches area.
Forget solemn resolutions, keep it fun, do-able and local with some easy recommendations to keep your mind, body and soul feeling fit
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to gardens here in South Shropshire. Stockton Bury and Hampton Court Gardens are two fine examples
The real question isn’t why Ludlow, it’s why not?