Real Life

Real Life: Celebs ask for me by name

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell is the award-winning beautician of choice for an impressive list of happy customers, all from her Heaven Health & Beauty base in Shifnal.

Pick your own

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Delicious Pied de Mouton and chanterelle mushrooms, wild chervil, juicy bilberries and fresh elderflowers.

Stressing the point

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With ringing phones, bleeping app notifications, business, housework and children to deal with, life can be stressful at the best of times for most of us.

An angel among us

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At the crack of dawn when most of us are still tucked up in bed, Tracey Gibbs is up and making an unusually large breakfast.

Pudding club: Just desserts

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Almost without taking a breath, Jill Bunn reels off the list of desserts she’ll be serving at her upcoming pudding club.

Swiss you were here

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We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic after a horrid day at work, wondering where our lives are headed.

Bring me a hire love

Masquerade Fancy Dress shop

Fiends, Romans, Spider-Men, lend us your looks. . . We find out what life is like in one of the region’s busiest and best fancy dress shops.

Too posh to pawn? Think again...

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There was one woman who thought her shiny hair straighteners were solid gold,” says Lin Head, a pawnbroker of more than 10 years. “That was a bit of a strange one.

Gardeners’ world

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"There was a knock at the door,” recalls Tony Newton. “And there, standing at the doorstep, was a mother and daughter. They had travelled from Romania to see the garden and had walked for two-and-a-half hours to get to the house.

We did it our weigh

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I remember walking into Monsoon and trying on a size 12 wedding dress,” beams Tina Winmill. “It was the most amazing feeling in the world when I slipped it on and it was a perfect fit. It was actually a really emotional moment.”