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Council staff praised for work to make Shrewsbury's university a reality

The Shropshire Council staff that helped to make Shrewsbury's new University Centre a reality - and who are now helping to ensure its ongoing success - have been praised by the councillor with responsibility for the project. University Centre Shrewsbury is a partnership between the University of Chester and Shropshire Council. Staff from the council's property, premises, legal and finance teams have all played...

Join voices at University Centre Shrewsbury inaugural Christmas Carol Service

University Centre Shrewsbury staff and students are urging people to join voices with them at the institution's inaugural Christmas Carol Service. The Christmas Service at St Chad's Church on Thursday 17th December is open to all.

People are invited to come along from 5pm to 6pm for music, prayers and readings at the Church at St Chad's Terrace, next to the Quarry .

Carols in the service include '...

Giant Snow Globe: A huge hit in 'Snowsbury'

Shrewsbury had a white Christmas this weekend as the town became 'Snowsbury' and families and friends filled a giant snow globe which featured in the town centre. More than a thousand people stepped into a winter scene to play in the snow and have a photo taken for free, as part of the Snowsbury-inspired activities from Shrewsbury BID .

Shrewsbury BID manager Kirsten Henly said: "It was a quirky and...

Late-night shopping in Shrewsbury: important car park information

Shrewsbury's town centre businesses will be open as normal for late-night shopping tonight despite this week's flooding, and people are being encouraged to visit the town. Frankwell and St Julian's Friars car parks are closed due to flood levels, but free parking will be available from 4pm this afternoon in the following Shropshire Council-owned car parks.

Abbey Foregate long-stay car park Bridge Street...

'Tis the season to see Snowsbury on screen with Christmas video launch

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) have launched their latest Christmas production on YouTube today, which showcases the medieval Shropshire town of Shrewsbury full of festive spirit. The video features a seven year old boy called Finn who is out and about with his family in snowy Shrewsbury for the Christmas Lights Switch-on. While in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church Finn glimpses Santa in the...

The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery presents 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain'

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 8th February 2016. 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Age Britain' is a touring exhibition by The JORVIK Group and York Archaeological Trust.

Visitors to the exhibition will...

MTC's production of Arabian Nights is 'perfect' for the festival season

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Marches Theatre Company's (MTC) forthcoming production of Arabian Nights. The production is being held at the Wightman Theatre in Shrewsbury from 11th December to 3rd January 2016.

Directed by Sian Murray and adapted by Dominic Cooke, Arabian Nights celebrates the power of imagination and storytelling, told through a mixture of song, dance, puppetry...

Shrewsbury to continue battle against food waste

Shrewsbury is to become one of Sainsbury's Waste less, Save More Discovery Communities as part of a national bid by the supermarket to drive down food waste. The town was one of only five across the UK to reach the final stages of Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More campaign to become its zero food waste ambassador and was up against Swadlincote, Hinkley, Newcastle-under-lyme and Loughborough.

Although...

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