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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.

The accolade is the highest bestowed in the Bloom campaign, which is governed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The results of the competition were announced at a ceremony in...

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.

Visitors will be able to explore a variety of stalls selling local produce, food and gifts. There will also be fully licensed bar, provided by Tipples, a children's...

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'.

Gareth said: "I am so pleased to have been...

Christmas Video Competition Seeks Shropshire Talent

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has thrown down the gauntlet to all local bands and solo artists by offering the one-off chance to produce a piece of music that will accompany this year's Christmas video filmed in Shrewsbury.

Local composers are invited to submit their musical masterpieces via WeTransfer, where each entry must be at least 30 seconds in length, Christmassy in theme, with...

Shrewsbury BID launches summer video

A new video showcasing some of Shrewsbury's best independent businesses and one-off attractions has been launched by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) to promote the town.

The short film, a Summer in Shrewsbury, gives a fast and fresh perspective on the town centre, showcasing its quirky character and originality, from the iconic River Severn to the town's true hidden gems - Darwin and the...

Shrewsbury the most courteous town

Shrewsbury has been voted the most courteous town by the National Campaign for Courtesy following the launch of the Most Courteous Town Award.

At the Heart of England in Bloom Awards Ceremony in Shrewsbury the Chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy, Peter Foot, commended the town for its friendly approach not only to visitors, but residents also. He said: "We visited the town to see for ourselves...

Shrewsbury scoops gold in floral competition 2014

Shrewsbury has once again been considered blooming lovely after winning a Gold award for its floral displays - and being crowned category winner by Heart of England in Bloom.

The results were announced in a ceremony at Theatre Severn on Thursday 11th September. The town was awarded Gold and nominated category winner in the Small City Category for centres with a population of between 35,001 and 100,000....

Famous five go free for heritage open days

Shrewsbury is full of finds and now you can explore five for free as part of the national Heritage Open Days event between 11th and 14th September. Heritage Open Days celebrates the country's architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission. In Shrewsbury the event means a rare meeting with a Lord on top of a 133ft column, trips to the top of...

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