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2015

Shrewsbury never sleeps. Discover the latest goings-on, stories and must-read news to come out of the original one-off.

Sunday shoppers urged to visit Shrewsbury while university accommodation work is carried out

Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sunday 5 July and Sunday 12 July 2015 while essential drainage and gas works is carried out at Mardol House. Mardol House is providing student accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2015.

Charity 'Shrowsbury' v 'Shroosbury' debate

The long-running question of how to pronounce the name of Shropshire's county town will be the focus of a charity debate hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury. Historians will be stepping forward to share the arguments for each side, at the event on Thursday 2 July 2015, in aid of Shrewsbury Ark, a drop-in centre helping homeless and vulnerable people.

Shrewsbury venues report increased attendances

Annual attendance at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn has increased by more than 10%, the venue has confirmed. Ticket sales for year ending 31 March 2015 totalled 159,936, an increase of more than 15,000 on the previous 12 months.

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.

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.

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'.

£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.

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.

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