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Secret Supper returns to Shrewsbury for 2016

Some of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury are helping to raise thousands of pounds for an African charity by taking part in a secret dining event.

Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six restaurants in the town to organise the Shrewsbury Secret Supper on Tuesday 3rd May.

Steph Smith, from Self Help Africa, said guests will visit three...

Shrewsbury is leaving nothing to chance in Monopoly race

Shrewsbury BID is calling on businesses and local people to get behind Shrewsbury in the race to have its own version of the classic British board game Monopoly.

The makers of the board, Winning Moves UK, announced earlier in the week that Stratford-upon-Avon and Shrewsbury have been locked neck and neck in a West Midland race to 'Pass GO'.

Shrewsbury BID Executive Director Kirsten Henly said:...

Free lecture on "the man who invented management"

“The man who invented management” will be the subject of a free public lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

People are invited to Guildhall to hear about Peter Drucker - writer, professor, management consultant and self-described “social ecologist” - on Thursday 3rd March.

The talk, from 7pm to 8.30pm, will be presented by Professor Peter Starbuck, Shropshire resident and expert on Peter...

Cast your vote to crown market trader of the year 2016

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the Market Trader of the Year.

People visiting the indoor market before April 1st can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the Mayor’s Awards ceremony on 27th April.

Previous winners of the award are The Market...

Shropshire Archives to consult on reductions in opening hours

Following a budget and staffing review, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service is consulting the public on reductions to opening hours.

The consultation provides three different options, all for versions of opening a total of 15 hours a week, a reduction from the current 20 hours; plus a fourth option, which is the opportunity for suggestions for a different pattern of opening from the public....

Mayor's jazz evening

Jazz fans in Shrewsbury are invited to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment in aid of two local charities.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be hosting a Jazz Evening on Saturday 5th March, from 6.30pm, at the Lord Hill Hotel in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

Music will be provided by the Pete Allen Jazz Band and will include tributes to Louis...

Galliers announce backing for Bookfest

Galliers Homes has stepped forward to take the position of headline sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest , the town’s annual children’s literary festival.

Danielle Goffe-Wood, marketing manager at Galliers Homes said that the firm was pleased to be able to announce the partnership.

“As a company Galliers is very proud of its links to Shrewsbury and is keen to get involved in community events, charities...

Free Parking from NCP during Refurbishments

NCP Wyle Cop car park is offering three days of free parking starting today (17th February) during its major renovation work on the site as a thank you to businesses and customers during the renovation period.

Susan Winmill, NCP Business Manager for the West Midlands, said: “We’ve been busy working on the improvements over the past few weeks and we want to thank everyone for their patience with free car...

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