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Amateur Bakers Rise to the Sourdough September Challenge

While the Great British Bake Off has the nation's amateur bakers glued to their TV screens Shrewsbury has experienced a bit of its own baking mania. Artisan bakery Bread and Loaf issued a challenge to home bakers to have a go at making bread using the oldest and most difficult method, as part of the nationwide 'Sourdough September' campaign - and it has been inundated.

University Centre Shrewsbury opens doors to prospective students

Students looking to start a degree course in 2016 can gain a taste of University Centre Shrewsbury life at an Open Day this weekend. As University Centre Shrewsbury's first undergraduates near the end of Welcome Week, the institution will throw its doors open to the next intake of prospective students.

Darwin Centre Trust launches international institute for study of compassion in Shrewsbury

The new Darwin Centre Trust in Shrewsbury is to launch the International Institute for the Study of Compassion on Wednesday 30th September The Conference will be attended by individuals and media from across the Globe, including leading figures such as Andrew Stone, ex-chair of Marks & Spencer, Karen Armstrong author & TED prize winner, & aut

Pioneering University Centre Shrewsbury students arrive to a big welcome

University Centre Shrewsbury's first undergraduates and second intake of postgraduates are being welcomed to the town. Established by the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, with the community, University Centre Shrewsbury aims to bring new and varied prospects for students, the town and Shropshire.

Shrewsbury couple to run University Centre coffee shop

A Shrewsbury couple are to run the coffee shop in the town's University Centre learning and research base at Guildhall. Mike and Nicola Dalton already run two successful coffee shops in the town; stop. coffee shop in Greyfriars and stop. cafe bar in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

SDC commission Shrewsbury musician to arrange songs for Theatre Severn production

A Shrewsbury musician has just completed a commission from Shropshire Drama Company (SDC), to write and arrange four pieces of music for Theatre Severn production.

Distinguished academic leader appointed University Centre Shrewsbury Provost

A distinguished academic with 35 years' experience of leadership in education has been appointed as University Centre Shrewsbury's Provost. In advance of the new academic year, Professor Anna Sutton has been selected for the senior role, heading up the management team at the University Centre.

New lighting will boost river safety

Night time use of the footpath on a stretch of the River Severn has been improved thanks to additional new lighting introduced by the Town Council. Eight new lighting columns have been installed along a section of the river in the Castlefields area.