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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.

Talented Shrewsbury hairdressers selected for scholarship

Two talented Shrewsbury hairdressers have been chosen from hundreds of applicants across the country for an exclusive scholarship.

Lauren Foskett and Becca Paulette, who both work at the Toni & Guy salon in Castle Street, are amongst only 12 individuals selected for the mentoring programme.

Dodo egg discovery

Happy April Fools!

We hope that the article about the discovery of the mystery egg at the base of the Darwin statue in Shrewsbury made you chuckle.

Find out more about Darwin in Shrewsbury.


Shrewsbury springs into festival fun

Shrewsbury has ramped up its vibrant offer this spring with a host of festival activity to fill warm weekends and bank holiday breaks. Whether it’s fantastic flash mobs and brilliant buskers or awesome authors and cartoonists, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Here are some highlights of what’s in store.

Music maestro please

Converting ‘hidden gem’ research projects into commercial successes

In a talk taking place on Thursday, April 6 at 6pm at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), Dr Simon Brown and John Richardson of the university incubator partnership SETSquared will introduce the ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme, share the findings from their pilot, and discuss the potential impact of a national roll-out.

19th century portrait of Lord Hill’s Column builder returning to Shrewsbury after discovery in Australia

An oil painting of a local builder, John Straphen, is returning to Shrewsbury after spending nearly 200 years in a small town in Australia and is to be donated to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Straphen became the builder of Lord Hill’s column in 1815 after the death of John Simpson and built the staircase inside the column opposite Shirehall.

April looking busy at University Centre Shrewsbury

April sees the programme of public events at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) moving into a higher gear, with no fewer than six events taking place throughout the month.

Shropshire spiritual group creates multi-faith ‘Greenpoint Movement’ to bring Summer Solstice message of hope

A Shropshire spiritual group is fighting back against the culture of doom and gloom that has gripped the country by starting up a new multi-faith initiative: The Greenpoint Movement.

Pure wins top industry award for third year

A leading Shropshire telecoms company has just been awarded a top industry accolade for the third year running.

Pure Telecom, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, has received the 2017 award from its operational partner O2 and has been recognised in the category which examines digital excellence.