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Pure Collection opens in Shrewsbury

British lifestyle brand Pure Collection offering the finest cashmere, wovens and silks has opened its doors for the first time in Shrewsbury. The store shall offer the brand’s most sought after quality cashmere, everyday staples and ultra-chic classics.

Drapers Hall to introduce new Macmillan fundraising menu ‘let’s give cancer a scare’ on Halloween

Shrewsbury’s Drapers Hall is to introduce a new menu specifically aimed at raising money for the Shropshire arm of national organisation Macmillan Cancer Support.

Public consultation on the proposed removal of Shropshire phone boxes

Shropshire Council is appealing to residents, town councils and parish councils to have their say on a proposal by BT to remove 214 public payphones around the county.

As the local planning authority, the council has the right to:

Shrewsbury BID is recruiting an Executive Director

Shrewsbury BID is looking for an outstanding Executive Director to lead, manage and develop the company and its team, delivering projects and services outlined in the business plan under the direction of the Shrewsbury BID board.

Download the candidate pack here.

Construction company win coracle cup

Staff from a Shropshire building company have been presented with a trophy as champion charity fund raisers.

The cup has been handed over to Galliers Homes of Shrewsbury from Macmillan Cancer Support, who organise the annual coracle world championship race in Shrewsbury.

Autumn event at Shrewsbury Indoor Market Hall

Shrewsbury residents will have a chance to chat about their favourite part of town at an event this weekend.

A ‘celebration of autumn’ is being hosted by two creative local businesswomen at the Market Hall on Saturday 22nd October.

Shrewsbury Shopping gets a ‘New Look’

Shrewsbury Shopping will be getting an exciting new addition to its fashion offering this month as the centre welcomes New Look Men to the ever-growing range of stores.

Prison Sentence Extended for Jailhouse Tours

Jailhouse Tours took over the Dana Prison in August 2015, initially on a 12-month agreement to operate tours and events, which was later extended to the end of 2016. 

We are now very pleased to confirm that after discussions with the owners of the prison, The Osborne Group, that Jailhouse Tours will be staying at the Dana prison until the end of 2017.