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Thousands turn out for Shrewsbury's biggest Lights Switch-On event

Thousands of people gathered in Shrewsbury last night for the town's biggest Christmas Lights Switch-on event to date. The event started at 4pm when the street food festival, Eat Street opened to visitors in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church.

New Shrewsbury Park and Ride service proving popular

An improved Park and Ride service that began in Shrewsbury on 2nd November 2015 is proving popular with visitors to Shrewsbury town centre. The new service began after Shropshire Council awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park and Ride service to Arriva Midlands.

Schoolpupils to 'take over' Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this Friday

Pupils from Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury will be 'taking over' Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 20th November as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day - a national campaign run by the organisation Kids in Museums. The children will be taking part in a museum workshop and producing a trail to help young visitors explore the museum.

Town to transform into 'Snowsbury' for sparkling Christmas celebrations

Shrewsbury is preparing for a White Christmas welcome this festive period as the town becomes 'Snowsbury' with new street signs and cool Yule fun. A giant snow globe, where you can step into a winter scene, light projected snowflakes on prominent buildings and street performers will all be part of the Snowsbury-inspired activities from Shrewsbury BID.

Evening of Medicine and Health Taster Lectures

An evening of free mini lectures on medicine and health is being held to provide a taste of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury. Renowned academics from the Institute of Medicine will share insights on a selection of topics at Guildhall in Frankwell Quay on Thursday November 26th, 2015.

Council invites people to sign Book of Condolence following Paris terror attacks

A Book of Condolence has been opened at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for people to add messages of sympathy following the Paris terror attacks. The book is available in the Foyer for people to sign, and will be remain there for the next fortnight.

Final preparations underway to ensure Shrewsbury's Christmas lights switch on 2015 is a real cracker

Final preparations are underway to ensure Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker goes with a bang. A packed programme of entertainment has been lined up for the event, which takes place this Wednesday, in locations across the town centre.

Shrewsbury's light switch on to be broadcast live around town

Parts of Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker festivities will be broadcast live around town by audio feed for the first time in its history. The celebrations, which take place on Wednesday, mark the start of late night shopping and the launch of the Christmas lights display.