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

Shropshire Audiences to enjoy an unscripted evening with Joan Collins

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring the UK later this year in a brand new one-woman show "Joan Collins Unscripted" and county audiences will have their chance to see the Dynasty star when she visits Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn later this year.

Anyone for tennis talk and close-up with the sport's 'World Cup'?

Sports fans will have the chance to get up close to the 'World Cup of Tennis' at an event at University Centre Shrewsbury's learning and research base.

Town Council launches new and improved key play scheme

Shrewsbury Town Council's new and improved key play scheme is now open to members of the public. The scheme allows Shrewsbury residents access to sporting facilities that are not normally manned or available for public use during the day, via a combination lock.

Previously, access had been via a gate key, which required a £10 deposit. As access is now via a key code, deposits are no longer required.

Free event to place the focus on arguments surrounding anti-doping

An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting University Centre Shrewsbury to share his insights and pose the question of 'Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?' Dr Jason Mazanov will travel from the other side of the world to discuss his research in this field with students, staff and the community.

Experts champion leisure facilities as integral to healthy town centres

More than 75 local people and businesses gathered last night to hear the views of renowned architects and urban planners on the importance of leisure facilities to sustaining a healthy town centre environment.

'The Only Way is Open' - sustainable business talk at University Centre Shrewsbury

'You are not alone' - that's the message to businesses at a free University Centre Shrewsbury session this month which explores ways to be more efficient, resilient and engaging by developing ideas and strategies in collaboration. Alice Elliott from the University of Chester will present the talk on 'Sustainable Business - The Only Way is Open' at Guildhall, Shrewsbury, from 7pm on Wednesday 24th February.

Baroque masterpieces to be performed at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn

This February the Armonico Consort, one of the UK's leading choir and period instrument ensembles, will return to Theatre Severn. They will be performing English composers Purcell's tragic opera 'Dido and Aenas' and composer Pergolesi's 'Stabat mater'.

Shrewsbury BID is recruiting a Partnership Development Manager

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Partnership Development Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.