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Rare Sunday opening for Market Hall

Shrewsbury’s award-winning indoor market will be holding a rare Sunday opening next month for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.

The Sunday Shopping Showcase will see the market open from 10am until 2.30pm on 16th October.

A host of cosmopolitan cafes, artisan producers and traditional stalls will be open for an extra day of feasting and shopping for this one-off event which...

Wace Morgan celebrates success

Wace Morgan Solicitors , one of Shrewsbury’s leading law firms, has celebrated the first anniversary of a major expansion.

Staff got together for an informal summer social event when a specially-commissioned birthday cake was cut to mark a successful 12 months since merging its three offices in town into one base in St Mary’s Street last September.

The expansion means that the practice, which...

Shrewsbury products proving popular

A range of quirky products produced by a Shrewsbury woman are proving to be best sellers, with county people and visitors alike.

Linda Edwards, an illustrator based in Quarry Place, launched ‘Sunny Side Art’ to celebrate the town she loves and is expanding the selection of products every year.

Mugs, cards, tea towels and notebooks, showcasing Shrewsbury’s diverse range of architecture, are all on...

Shrewsbury-based charity chosen for BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25th September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news.

Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi.

Sybil, who is originally from Wem, has enjoyed a career in national...

Council invites proposals for keeping swimming pool in Shrewsbury town centre

Interested organisations will find out next week how to prepare and submit their proposals for keeping a swimming pool in Shrewsbury town centre.

In July 2016 Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed that Shrewsbury Sports Village is the preferred location for future swimming provision in Shrewsbury, rather than the current location at the Quarry Park in the town centre.

However, Cabinet also...

Open Day offers taste of University Centre Shrewsbury life

Students looking to start a degree course in 2017 can gain a taste of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) life at an Open Day next month.

As UCS’s newest undergraduates settle into their studies, the institution will throw its doors open to the next intake of prospective students.

The Open Day will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016, from 10am to 3pm at the University Centre’s learning and...

Town council reinforces Quarry Pool commitment

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have reinforced their commitment to retaining the Quarry swimming pool within the town centre.

Members have reiterated their concerns regarding the baths moving out of town as part of an overall response to Shropshire Council’s Sports Facilities Strategy, which is currently out for public consultation.

Shropshire Council says the aim of the strategy is to provide...

Shrewsbury scoops gold in floral competition

Shrewsbury has once again proved its floral features are blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at a ceremony in Aldridge earlier today.

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City and Large Park categories, as well as a Horticultural Excellence Award for The Dingle.

According to Heart of England, its Gold award...