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University Centre Professor leads the way in prevention of heart disease

A University Centre Shrewsbury Professor is leading the way in the global prevention of heart disease. Professor John Buckley is sharing expertise on an international scale to help to stop heart disease and ensure people with the condition are given comprehensive support to recover.

Council welcomes early impact of Shrewsbury's new University Centre

Shropshire Council has welcomed the early impact of Shrewsbury's new University Centre in the two months since the first undergraduates arrived to begin their studies. University Centre Shrewsbury welcomed its first undergraduates on schedule in September, after nearly two years of planning and preparation to make the University Centre a reality.

Launch of video celebrating Shrewsbury Market Hall

From buzzing cafes and veg sellers to jolly butchers and talented craftspeople a new video has been launched celebrating the life of Shrewsbury Market Hall. The video has been shot by young Shrewsbury film-maker Aaron Child who wanted to capture the action, atmosphere and colour of the award-winning market.

Businesses urged to join Shropshire Council's Big Conversation

Businesses across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched - and are being encouraged to ask their employees to join in. The Big Conversation survey is the first phase of a five-year conversation the council wants people who live and work in Shropshire to say what council services are most important to them.

Reminder about free Wednesday night parking in Shrewsbury

Free parking is available in Shrewsbury from 4pm every Wednesday between now and Christmas. Free parking is available in Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks:


  • Frankwell Main car park.
  • St. Julian's Friars car park.
  • Abbey Foregate car park.

Raven Meadows multi-storey will be open until 9.30pm on Wednesdays until Christmas.


World record challenge all in a day's work for UCS students

The Guinness World Record for the most people performing jump squats in the same place and at the same time has hopefully been smashed with the help of University Centre Shrewsbury students.

Shops gear up for Christmas rush

Shops in Shrewsbury's busy shopping centres are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year so far - Black Friday - with over 70 Christmas temps taken on. Retailers are bringing in extra staff and unveiling a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday 27th November.

Scrutiny committee to consider work to date on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council will discuss the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. Shropshire Council's Environment and Services Scrutiny Committee will hear and discuss work carried out on the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury at their meeting on Monday 30th November 2015.