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Town centre will be cacophony of colour

Shrewsbury will soon be awash with colour as the Town Council's summer planting scheme gets firmly underway. The mammoth task to bring a cacophony of colour to the town centre began last week and will see more than 300,000 home-grown blooms planted out in various locations.

More than 30,000 plants alone are earmarked for Shrewsbury's 365-days-a-year show garden in the Dingle , with the rest reserved for...

Patron Andrew Logan puts out call for volunteers to model his jewellery at the Big Art Show

The Big Art Show, an annual Shropshire based event successfully launched in 2014, is looking for volunteers to help model jewellery made by patron and renowned artist Andrew Logan. Held at the Greenhous West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury over the first weekend in July (3rd, 4th and 5th) The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for a wide diversity of artists using a range of formats and presentation through...

Theatre Severn goes through the rabbit hole

2015 sees the anniversary of a very special little girl. She's one hundred and fifty years old but hasn't aged a day. Who is she? Alice Liddell, but she is better known to most of us as 'Alice in Wonderland'. Hundreds of events are happening around the country to celebrate Alice's birthday including a staging of 'Crocodiles & Cream' (the life story of Lewis Caroll) at Theatre Severn this June.

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£1 Sunday car parking starts in Shrewsbury this weekend

The new flat rate of £1 for Sunday parking in Shrewsbury town centre's public and private car parks starts this weekend (7th June) with high hopes it will boost visitor numbers and the local economy. Shrewsbury BID believes the simpler, cheaper tariff will prove a winner and encourage more people to come to town. It also coincides with the start of the summer season when Shrewsbury's diverse shopping, leisure and...

Shrewsbury market trader raises funds for Nepal

A trader at Shrewsbury Market Hall is raising funds for victims of the Nepal quakes by holding workshops in the art of felt-making. Teresa Tant, who runs Colour4Felts in the Market Hall , is offering mini felt ball sessions for members of the public in exchange for donations to her appeal. She is raising funds for her felt suppliers and producers, including Felt Ball Rugs Nepal, with whom she works directly to...

Shrewsbury BID launches cost saving scheme for businesses

Shrewsbury BID is launching a new initiative to help businesses in the town save money on their bills and reduce their operating costs. Specialist consultants Meercat Associates have been appointed to negotiate better deals for Shrewsbury BID members on their utilities, telecoms, waste and recycling services in a free initiative for businesses.

The savings and support scheme has started and is also aimed...

Another mark is made in University Centre Shrewsbury history

Students are celebrating their place in the history of University Centre Shrewsbury after completing the first course. The classes have finished and all the assignments have been handed in for the Certificate in Management Studies (CMS) course.

A small intake of pioneering postgraduates was welcomed to University Centre Shrewsbury in October 2014, to study CMS and Certificate in Public Health (CPH)...