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2016

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Lottie the dog immortalised in mural

Some of Shrewsbury’s best-loved characters, landmarks and even four-legged friends have been immortalised on a 12-metre long mural.

The colourful creation is the work of Linda Edwards, an illustrator and artist who was commissioned to undertake the project.

House builder on target with darts backing

Shropshire house builders Galliers Homes have scored a bullseye with their sponsorship of a charity darts competition.

Galliers has donated £500 to the event, being organised by the Severn Darts Organisation on 20th November in aid of Hope House Hospice.

Top salon appoints new manager

A top Shropshire hairdressing salon has appointed a new manager.

Alex Webb (23), takes on the role at the Shrewsbury branch of Toni & Guy, part of the global hairdressing group.

Hairdressing for six years, Alex, who attended Llanfair Caereinion High School, started his career as a trainee at Toni & Guy in Hereford.

Shrewsbury's Market Hall has a festive buzz

A raft of new food and drink and creative businesses have sparked a festive buzz at Shrewsbury Market Hall – now often dubbed “Shropshire’s answer to Camden Market”.

Free Wednesday night parking in Shrewsbury in run-up to Christmas

Shropshire Council is offering visitors to Shrewsbury free parking on Wednesday nights in the run-up to Christmas, starting on 16th November – the night of the town’s Christmas cracker lights switch-on event.

On that day, and every Wednesday evening until Christmas, people can park for free in the following Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks from 4pm.

New networking group launched in Shrewsbury

Young professionals turned out in force for the launch of a new networking group in Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury’s Christmas lights switch-on starts festive season

Music, dance and festive fun are lined up to make Shrewsbury’s Christmas Lights Switch-on a sparkling success on Wednesday 16th November.

Let there be light – Shrewsbury unveils its Christmas sparkle

Shrewsbury’s festive season will sparkle into life next week when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on.

The family-friendly Christmas Cracker evening on Wednesday 16th November will feature a host of activities and entertainment to launch the countdown to Christmas in style.

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