AL and Julie speak to the High Sheriff of Shropshire Mrs Dean Harris. Not knowing much about the role, we find out what a High Sheriff is now and how duties have changed over the last 1100 years.

Mrs Harris' first month of being the High Sheriff hasn't exactly been textbook to say the least. But that in no way means that things aren't going to get done! Trying to raise the profile of the county and the role of High Sheriff itself, Mrs Harris has set plans in motion to do her best to raise awareness in places that she feels we will all benefit.

We give some special shout-outs to people that are doing some amazing things for the community right now too.

These are trying times for businesses and Shrewsbury has been hit hard this year, with the floods and now, Covid-19, its been horrific. Alex Whiteley and Deedee Fullwood speak to Reuben Crouch, co-owner of CSONS about the year that they've had. Having popular restaurants in both Shrewsbury and Ludlow, most locals know who they are and the difficult times that they've had.

During the floods, the Ludlow restaurant was badly damaged, then this current crisis has forced most local businesses to close their doors. Reuben and his brothers have had such a positive reaction to the current situation and actually adapting their business to try and cope.

Seeing so much damage done to a business that you've put your heart and soul into must be hard, so to stand up and face things in such a brilliant way deserves respect. This episode offer a business perspective on the impact of Covid-19.

April 20, 2020

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This very special episode of The Biscuit is a new feature that has been put together in partnership with Share, a local charity founded by Jane Mckenzie.

The idea is to use poetry as something positive to help with addiction and mental health issues. This will be a regular thing we are going to be doing and asking people to send in either poetry or music submissions that are relevant to the subject.

For our first session Alex and Julie are joined by Share founder Jane Mckenzie, Emily Wilkinson and Max Brown. Each person bringing something to read. Including some poems that were submitted by Biscuit fans including Ryan Williams, Dave Peate and Clio.

Please get in touch if you would like to submit something to be played or read on the show. Videos of readings or music can be sent in via our Facebook messenger and the audio (only) can be played on the show. We plan to do these shows once a month.

Thank you to Jane, Emily and Max for this weeks show, I loved it!

Alex Whiteley and Julie Fox spend a bit of time speaking to the guys from 90's Revival. They've been working hard keeping everyone partying during the Lock-Down so we thought we'd find out more about the guys.

Dave Prince and Paul Bennett know how to party and they've been operating a virtual retro nightclub from their homes and people have been enjoying what they do. We find out what the 90's revival was, is and what it is going to be when things get back to normal.

AL whips a "THE WORST QUIZ IN THE WORLD!" so bring a pen and paper, see if you can match up the hit number ones to the years they were released.

Thank to Dave, Paul and Julie this was a lot of fun!

Alex Whiteley and Julie Fox spend a bit of time speaking to the guys from 90's Revival. They've been working hard keeping everyone partying during the Lock-Down so we thought we'd find out more about the guys.

Dave Prince and Paul Bennett know how to party and they've been operating a virtual retro nightclub from their homes and people have been enjoying what they do. We find out what the 90's revival was, is and what it is going to be when things get back to normal.

AL whips a "THE WORST QUIZ IN THE WORLD!" so bring a pen and paper, see if you can match up the hit number ones to the years they were released.

Thank to Dave, Paul and Julie this was a lot of fun!

The current lock-down situation has made incredibly challenging impacts on people's lives. There are a lot of parents out there who may be struggling with the task of having to keep their children entertained, motivated and of course educated too. A lot of whom are trying to work from home themselves.

In an attempt to get a look at this situation from 2 different perspectives AL and Julie speak to Head Teacher of Oak Meadow Primary School Carla Whelan, as well as business owner and parent Carlie Salt from Violet James Boutique.

There are a few uncertain terminologies, approaches and even myths that have developed during the lock-down and Carla is here to assure us that there a lot of positives to be taken away from this. We discuss how this lock-down situation may effect the kids emotionally and academically plus, how not to worry too much about the lack of school work and routine.

Introducing the future! Alex and Shane speak to 16 year old director Luke Allen and up and coming actor Alexander Westwood. Luke is already turning heads with his creative abilities and his latest short movie "Unstable" is groundbreaking for many reasons.

Starring Alexander Westwood, "Unstable" is a film created with no budget, it is an attempt at showcasing a realistic look into the world of drug addiction and was created by a 15 year old!

AL and Shane are both amazed and flabbergasted to speak to 2 brilliant young minds and in a world where the whole TV/Movie industry is on hold, now is the time for young, independent talents to emerge. Enter Luke Allen.

Luke is premiering his movie on YouTube. (as quarantine has betrayed him!) You can catch a live showing of "Unstable" on YouTube at 7pm on Tuesday 7th April on Luke's channel "Bottle O Productions" Make sure you support this fantastic young talent.

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