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

#ShrewLove Valentine's Competiton

This competition has now closed, congratulations to Richard Tisdale from Instagram for winning the first prize!

Terms and conditions apply.

Wheelchair work-out equipment tested at UCS Active Living Lab

Scott Smith and Paul Cooksey brought their Invictus Active Trainer into the Active Living Lab at UCS last Friday. Professor of Applied Exercise Science John Buckley, along with undergraduate and post-grad students, had the opportunity to try the state-of-the-art wheelchair exercise unit as it was tested using the lab’s specialist equipment – and they found the device gave them a thorough work-out!

County professor consolidates Olympic links

A renowned county professor has had an article published in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Manual of Sports Cardiology, helping maintain Shropshire’s ongoing links with the Olympics.

My Shrewsbury Moves

#myShrewsburyMoves is a campaign that encourages the town of Shrewsbury to get active.

Spearheaded by the Shrewsbury Club, there is £5,000 up for grabs and it is open to everyone in the Shrewsbury region.

Art From Waste competition winners now on display

The winners of an art competition based on the theme of winter and created from materials found in everyday recycling streams such as cardboard, plastic, metal and paper, now have their pieces on display in a local gallery.

Pure announced as cricket event sponsors

A leading Shropshire telecoms company has announced an important sponsorship deal.

Pure Telecom, which has its head office on Shrewsbury Business Park, has been revealed as the new backer of the Shropshire cricket challenge, the largest annual business networking event in the county.

Exciting expansion at Shrewsbury store

An independent Shrewsbury store has announced a major expansion.

Acoustic Boutique, which specialises in home entertainment systems, has moved to larger premises in the town centre.

The business, formerly based in Shrewsbury’s Square, has merged with Bang & Olufsen in the High Street in order to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience.

Free talk about Shropshire flying ace

A talk presented by University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 25th January will explore the life of the country’s most successful Battle of Britain pilot, a Shropshire native who was born in Bayston Hill.

Eric Lock entered the RAF as a volunteer and earned his wings in 1940, and he went on to shoot down more enemy planes than any other pilot during the Battle of Britain.