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Designer plays her cards right in Shrewsbury

A range of quirky products produced by a Shrewsbury woman is now on sale in the town. Linda Edwards, an illustrator based in Quarry Place, launched 'Sunny Side Art' to celebrate the town she loves and is expanding the selection of products every year.

University Centre Shrewsbury students contribute to Fairtrade work

University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Undergraduates Holly-Elizabeth Smith and Faye Wiggins are volunteering for Fairtrade.

Final preparations underway for youth service launch

Final preparations are underway as Shrewsbury Town Council prepares to hold its first ever youth session. A newly appointed team of youth workers are gearing up to launch the first session at Flaxivity, located at Spring Gardens, on Monday.

The session starts at 6.30pm and is aimed at young people in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Free public lecture on controversial First World War general

University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian from the Imperial War Museum on one of the most controversial British generals of all time. People are invited to hear the talk by Peter Hart on 'Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?' at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 20th January, from 1pm to 2.15pm.

Find out more about Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package at local forum

The next Severn Loop Local Forum is on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ND. Agenda items include an update on the progress of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, local policing update, and information about the "Alternative Giving" scheme.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery gets ready for a busy spring 2016

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery has a brand new season of exhibitions and events to entice visitors though its doors during the early part of 2016.

'Hair to Spare' campaign launched at salon

A Shrewsbury salon has launched a campaign to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia. Toni and Guy in Castle Street is urging people with long hair to get a completely new look by having it cut off - all for charity.

Shrewsbury town council to launch youth services

Young people in Shrewsbury will have access to a range of clubs and facilities following the official launch of Shrewsbury Town Council's youth provision later this month. This follows funding from Shropshire Council, which has commissioned the Town Council to provide a range of services.