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2016

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

Children’s clothing shop bids farewell

A long-established Shrewsbury shop has closed its doors, donating its final stock to a county charity.

Children’s clothing specialist Pied Piper, which has been a fixture in Milk Street for four decades, made the presentation to Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Caroline Francis and her sister Helen made the decision to retire from the shop after being at the helm for 20 years.

Galliers announces record-breaking sports funding

Shropshire house builders Galliers Homes has announced a record-breaking sports sponsorship package.

The Shrewsbury-based company, which develops housing schemes across the county, has pledged £45,000 to boost girls’ handball.

Connecting Shropshire and local councils project a bright Christmas for the Market Hall in Shrewsbury

Over the past few years, Shrewsbury has been lit up over the Christmas period by festive illuminations on the Market Hall.

The illuminations this year are set for a twist with the county’s broadband programme, Connecting Shropshire, and Shropshire Council supporting the festive tradition with a range of fun and interesting projections.

Immersive Theatre Arrives at HMP Shrewsbury

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town's Christmas festivities. Described as a Christmas Pantomime gone wrong this adult only event couldn't be further away from your standard nativity play.

Arts and festivals network event at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Artists, community and voluntary art organisations, and anyone interested in the arts, are invited to attend an Arts Network Event on Wednesday 14th December 2016 at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 6pm.

Shrewsbury artists open their studios

Two Shrewsbury artists will be opening their studios to visitors next week.

Linda Edwards and Beverley Fry, who are both renowned for their distinctive and colourful work, will be hosting the events on 3rd December.

Linda, who has worked for over 20 years as an illustrator, artist and designer, will be showcasing new paintings in oil and watercolour and mixed media at her studio in Quarry Place.

Shropshire Council set to agree consultation into future of Shrewsbury pitch and putt course

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will be asked to hold a consultation into the future of Shrewsbury’s pitch and putt golf course, when they meet next week.

Owned by Shropshire Council, the pitch and putt sits beside the main golf course at Meole Brace, but usage of the facility has declined from a peak of 2,590 visits in 2011 to below 1,600 this year.

Shropshire Archives achieves national accreditation

Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

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