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The Big Friendly Read – Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Shropshire Libraries are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, the world’s favourite storyteller.

Rare photos and documents show history of Shrewsbury swimming baths

A selection of photographs and documents that offer a fascinating insight into the history of swimming baths in Shrewsbury will go on display at Shirehall in this Wednesday.

Final tickets on sale for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

The final tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers prepare to celebrate 20 years of hosting the event in the county. The four-day festival of music and dance takes place at the West Mid Showground from 26th to 29th August and is expected to attract around 7,000 people.

Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival Postponed

It is with regret that after considerable hard work and negotiations with all interested parties that the Shrewsbury Fields Forever event has had to be postponed until September, on request of the organisers.

Historic global health declaration signed by University Centre Shrewsbury Professor

A University Centre Shrewsbury Professor has joined with experts from across the world to make the first ever global declaration on heart health.

Shrewsbury’s star businesses fly the flag for Independents’ Day

Shrewsbury has thrown the spotlight on small businesses and their loyal customers as stars of the high street to celebrate Independents’ Day on Monday 4th July.

A representative group of local independent retailers and their loyal customers gathered in Shrewsbury town centre to flag up the important role they play in a diverse and successful town centre.