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14 days, 16 judges, 71 finalists and one champion of champions

It's official, Shrewsbury has the greenest fingers in the UK. After a two-week tour of the country, assessing more than 90,000 acres of public green space, Britain in Bloom judges have crowned the town Champion of Champions.

Quarry event set to be frightfully good

A spooktacular Halloween market and funfair will return to Shrewsbury later this month. The event, run by Asterley Events which also manages some of the popular markets in the town's Square, will take place in the Quarry on October 25.

Festive song hits the right notes to star in Shrewsbury Christmas video

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has found its Christmas star whose musical masterpiece will accompany this year's video to promote the town's festive offer.

Gareth Rhys Jones, a 34-year-old guitar and piano teacher from Coton Hill in Shrewsbury, was selected by a panel of judges for his uplifting and catchy piece 'This is Your Christmas'.