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Share views on accommodation plans to regenerate part of Shrewsbury town centre

People are invited to take a look at proposals for the next stage of University Centre Shrewsbury living accommodation after careful consideration of the best potential options for students, residents, businesses and wider partners. Morris Property Ltd and Guildhouse UK Ltd have been selected by Shropshire Council as the developer for the project, following a procurement exercise and the current conversion of...

Win an Apple watch with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres

Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside shopping centres have a treat for all you Shrewsbury Shoppers! Launched this year, the Apple Watch is the most personal product the company has launched to date. Track your heart rate, get the latest news headlines, read texts and surf the web instantly from your wrist. The high definition retina display with force touch makes the Apple Watch crystal easy to navigate.


Historic photographs of Shrewsbury are now online

Following years of hard work by volunteers, thousands of photographs from Shropshire Archives are now available online. As many of the residents of the county know Shropshire is rich in heritage and, thanks to the hard work by staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council's Shropshire Archives , thousands of historic photographs of Shrewsbury and other areas of Shropshire are now available online for all to see....

University Centre Shrewsbury 50 days and counting

University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes its first undergraduates in 50 days' time. As the final few weeks count down until they embark on courses, members of the team and the wider Shropshire community have shared their thoughts on what the new Higher Education Institution means, now and in the future, for Shrewsbury, the county and beyond.

Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, said: "The arrival...

Shrewsbury Market Hall Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Shrewsbury Market Hall marks its 50th anniversary in September and will be celebrating with a host of events and even some help from England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Market Hall , which includes the town's 240ft clock tower, an indoor market and a ground-floor shopping centre, was hailed "the most modern building" in Shropshire when it opened in September 1965.

Events will include special exhibitions...

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, and Lanyon Bowdler, launch The Culture Club

Owners of businesses in Shrewsbury and Shropshire who are interested in heritage are invited to join a new free network The Culture Club - business networking with a difference. The first meeting is on Thursday 24 September at 8am at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. The guest speaker will be Trevor Osborne of The Osborne Group, who will be revealing his plans for the former Shrewsbury prison building, which...

St Mary's Church commended in the Discover Heritage Awards

The Churches Conservation Trust has been commended in the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards - for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. The Visitor Welcome project at St Mary's, St Mary's street, Shrewsbury has been commended in the Museums and Historic Properties/Sites category. St Mary's is a magnificent medieval building....

Shrewsbury named second happiest place to live in Britain

The Guardian newspaper has today announced that Shrewsbury is the second happiest place to live in Britain. Shrewsbury came second only to Harrogate, beating Chester, as one of the happiest places to live in a survey completed by Rightmove. Read the full article here.

The announcement comes just months after Shrewsbury's high street was named the healthiest in the UK .