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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.

Discussing Byron’s escapades and estate

A University Centre Shrewsbury academic will be asking if the newspaper headline ‘bling, booze and groupie sex’ is an accurate description of Lord Byron’s life at the poet’s ancestral home.

New Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service to begin this week

A new, improved, Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service will begin operating tomorrow, Wednesday 1st June 2016.

The 511 service will be operated by GHA Coaches, who have been awarded a contract by Shropshire Council following a competitive tendering exercise.

Under the new service:

Europe-wide project to support young people progressed at University Centre Shrewsbury

Representatives from universities and other organisations across Europe joined together at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to develop an innovative project to support young people who are out of work in gaining confidence, new skills and employment.

Find out more at University Centre Shrewsbury events

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is inviting people through the doors for a range of events.

People can learn more about studying and teaching at UCS at an upcoming open evening or explore a choice of topics as part of the institution’s public events programme.

Shrewsbury store celebrates decade of success

One of Shrewsbury’s flagship retailers is celebrating 10 successful years of trading in the town.

Audio visual specialists Bang & Olufsen opened a showroom in the High Street in 2006 after directors Roger Boyle and Richard Terry made a decision to relocate to the town from the south of England.

New owners for renowned pub

The couple behind a well-known Shrewsbury restaurant and bar have announced that they have bought one of the county’s most renowned country pubs.

Clare and Graham Jenkins, owners of Henry Tudor House off Wyle Cop, have acquired the New Inn at Baschurch, north Shropshire.

Summer bursts into life in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is set to become the events capital of the West Midlands this summer as it kicks off its best ever calendar of festivals and events bringing to life its appeal as the original one-off destination.

Programme of roadworks and road improvements to be carried out in Shrewsbury

A programme of roadworks and road improvements will be taking place across Shrewsbury from spring 2016 until late 2017.

To be carried out under the Shrewsbury highways improvements programme, these works fall into three categories: