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Shrewsbury's campaign to become the £1m waste less town

Shrewsbury Town Council has kick-started its campaign for Shrewsbury to become Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More town. Within days of holding an initial meeting many individuals and organisations from the very successful Shrewsbury Food Festival to celebrity chef Marcus Bean are getting behind the initiative

Sainsbury's are in search of a UK town, city or borough with a population of 15,000 to 300,000 to...

14,000 LEGO enthusiasts visit exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

More than 14,000 people of all ages visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery between 14th September 2015 and 11th October 2015 to see some of the world's most iconic buildings and landmarks made from LEGO. The 'Brick City' exhibition was staged by LEGO enthusiast Warren Elsmore and featured over 70 LEGO models, including Buckingham Palace, St Pancras station and the London Olympic Park, as well as scenes from...

Shrewsbury business leads rally against TripAdvisor

Mike Avery, owner of Shrewsbury's long established wine bar and restaurant, Cromwell's, has catapulted into the national headlines today as a leading voice against the review site TripAdvisor, providing evidence of the anxiety it causes within the hospitality sector to the US Trade Commission. Featured on ITV's 'This Morning' show under an hour ago, Mike explained how TripAdvisor directly and dramatically...

Success for swimming pool rally

Crowds of swimming pool users and town centre businesses turned out at a public rally for Shrewsbury's swimming pool on Saturday 17th October to show support for the town centre facility. The rally, which was organised by the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum and the pools' supporters, campaigned through the streets from Pride Hill to the Quarry Park where organisers stated the need for keeping the pool in its...

New chapter unfolds at University Centre Shrewsbury learning and research base

A new chapter in the history of Shrewsbury's Guildhall is being written as students and staff at the town's University Centre enjoy their first term in the learning and research base. The building at Frankwell Quay has been given a new lease of life, undergoing an extensive renovation to create a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, seminar rooms, laboratories, a business lounge, library, IT suites, coffee shop,...

Improved Shrewsbury Park & Ride service to begin next month

An improved Park and Ride service begins in Shrewsbury on 1st November 2015, with users promised a more reliable and punctual service - and brand new environmentally-friendly buses from November 2017. Following a tender exercise, Shropshire Council has awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park & Ride service to Arriva Midlands, the current operator.

Under the new contract, the...

Mayor completes tandem bike ride

The Mayor of Shrewsbury marked his 65th birthday with a difference by saddling up for a charity tandem bike ride. Councillor Miles Kenny and Mayor's Officer Robert Handley completed the ride from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back - 65 miles - in less than six hours last Sunday. The duo were raising funds for the Mayor's chosen charities; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

Councillor Kenny...

Bringing the past to life, to benefit of the future

A University Centre Shrewsbury academic is among experts who have determined which of the historic sites of Britain and Ireland are worthy of greater recognition. The five judges for the inaugural Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Discover Heritage Awards include the University Centre's Dr James Pardoe.

The panel spent a day at the Parkgate Road Campus of the University of Chester, where Dr...

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