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January

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

Valentines gig lined up for Shropshire venue

A Shrewsbury music venue has a special Valentine's Day gig lined up for next month. Henry Tudor House, situated off Wyle Cop, is looking forward to welcoming two talented singer songwriters from the US on 14th February.

Ernie Halter and his friend Tony Lucca are performing only three concerts in the UK and two in America this spring and have chosen Shrewsbury due to a special connection with the town.

Awards will honour town's unsung heroes

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury. The Mayor, Councillor Miles Kenny, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make submissions for Shrewsbury's annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Thanks expressed as trailblazing term draws to a close

A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leader has thanked community members, students and partner organisations for their ideas and enthusiasm as a trailblazing term draws to a close. The autumn 2015 term has marked a series of firsts for the University Centre.

Expert panel to debate Quarry Swimming Pool's role in strong town centre

Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Society of Architects have called in experts in architecture and urban planning to lead a public debate on the future of the town's Quarry Swimming Pool.

Town council approves budget

The Leader of Shrewsbury Town Council says he is confident members have set a balanced budget that will safeguard local services, whilst also freezing Council Tax for the fourth year running. Leader of the Council Alan Mosley said he was pleased to be able to present a financial plan for the coming year that would ensure the quality and standard of local services are protected for Shrewsbury residents.

Broadband boost for businesses

The arrival of superfast broadband at one of Shrewsbury's leading commercial sites is set to give a big boost to business in the town. BT has just enabled fibre broadband on Shrewsbury Business Park after several years of planning.

New scheme launched to help Shrewsbury's homeless and tackle begging

A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets. The Alternative Giving scheme has been set up by the Team Shrewsbury partnership, as many people who beg are not actually homeless or sleeping rough, and many beg to feed a drug or alcohol habit.

War veteran to share experiences as part of military lecture series

A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission - detonating the 4000lb bomb on board - will share his military experiences at a lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). James 'Jim' Penny will present a talk on Wednesday 3rd February on 'The Importance of the Bomber Command Offensive in the Second World War'.

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