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Telecoms expert welcomes technology investment

A Shropshire telecoms expert has welcomed the announcement of a major government investment in digital infrastructure.

Matt Sandford, who runs Shrewsbury-based Pure Telecom, was responding to the Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond, which includes the launch of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, to be worth around £1bn in total.

Mr Sandford says that the £400 million package...

Student recognised for outstanding academic performance

A second year Life Sciences student at University Centre Shrewsbury has been recognised for her outstanding achievements during her first 12 months at UCS.

Molly-Jane Watkins-Fruen, who is from the town, took her A-levels at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, before becoming one of the first intake of undergraduate students at UCS in 2015.

She is currently studying Genetics and Evolution, one of...

Bank’s Beaujolais event boosts two charities

Two county charities benefitted from a Beaujolais tasting hosted in Shropshire recently by a leading bank.

The Shrewsbury branch of Handelsbanken held the day for its clients and associates, raising a total of £640.

Lindsay Pearson, manager of Handelsbanken, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, said that around 50 professionals attended the wine tasting at restaurant Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop...

A Christmas Carol comes back home to Shrewsbury – with a jazz twist!

As part of their 60th Season of Music and Arts, Shrewsbury School are delighted to be hosting multi-award winning British Jazz Musician Alan Barnes and his Octet this weekend to present their new performance ‘A Jazz Christmas Carol.’

Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’ ‘Christmas Carol’ has something for everyone. A family night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight...

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature kicks off Nov 25th

Shrewsbury’s first Festival of Literature opens on Friday November 25 featuring best-selling authors, storytellers, performers and poets from across the UK.

The three-day programme will see events held at 11 venues all over Shrewsbury ranging from talks by literary prize winners to theatrical performances, workshops and even a poet in an ambulance.

Festival chair, Susan Caroline, of Pengwern...

Original Shrewsbury launches anticipated Christmas video ‘All You Need for Christmas’

The wait is over. Today Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) launches its annual Christmas production on You Tube , which shows heart-warming footage of Christmas in Shrewsbury.

Opening to a moving adaptation of ‘Silent Night’, the 90 second video tells the familiar story of a mum, played by Olga Lewis, preparing for Christmas. As the video unfolds, we see Shrewsbury’s magical offer at its best...

Drapers Hall to host its first art workshop

In a first for the business, Shrewsbury based Drapers Hall will hold an art and painting workshop at the end of this month.

The day-long event on Monday 28th November will be hosted by local artist Rob Leckey. Rob, who holds years of experience as a workshop provider, is an associate member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and has been exhibited at the RBSA in Birmingham. Featured in The Artist...

Original Shrewsbury Christmas Video teased with 30 second film

As the countdown to the festive season starts in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury BID this afternoon launches a 30 second teaser for its annual Christmas video on originalshrewsbury.co.uk and its social media channels.

The trailer is a first for Shrewsbury BID and will play out online ahead of the launch of the 90 second video on Monday 21st November.

It features the Shrewsbury version of the Christmas...