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March

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

Shrewsbury firm's fitness campaign

New Year resolutions start with the greatest of intentions but are notoriously difficult to maintain, but one company from Shropshire has succeeded by working up a sweat to stick to their task.

Twenty-five staff members of Rybrook BMW and MINI of Shrewsbury meet at 7am each Monday morning for an hour’s workout at neighbouring Simply Gym on Sundorne Retail Park.

Competition puts Shrewsbury in the frame

Views of Shrewsbury which touched the hearts of keen photographers have gone on public display in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre.

Talk on the ethics of ‘reprogenetics’

Last year, the UK became the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial replacement therapy, a medical technical that can allow prospective parents to avoid passing on ‘faulty’ genes that can cause disease to their children. But it didn’t happen overnight – medical, ethical and political powers debated for around a decade before the technique was given the go-ahead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Shrewsbury

It’s time to celebrate and show love and appreciation for the mothers in our lives. Shrewsbury is a great place to spend some quality time together and make some memories. Here are our top five suggestions for Mother’s Day.

Life through a lens

International storytelling drama engages Shrewsbury youth

Two seasoned performers visited Shrewsbury last week to stage an interactive storytelling workshop to some of the town’s young people as part of the 2017 #60 Pre-text Tour.

University Centre Shrewsbury to throw open its doors

This Saturday will see the main teaching centre at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) open its doors to prospective students. The Visit Day, the second in a series of three, will give a glimpse of student life to those considering the institution for their undergraduate or postgraduate study.

New exhibition a hit: Nearly 1,000 school children booked to visit Rhyme Around the World

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Rhyme Around the World, a touring exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is already proving to be a huge success.

The exhibition, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday 18 February has already been hugely popular with families, schools and nurseries alike.

A Personal View of Passchendaele

A talk on Wednesday, March 29 will deliver a personal insight into one of the most infamous battles of World War 1. Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, became known for the horrifyingly high number of casualties, for the dogged persistence of Earl Haig in continuing with the offensive despite its seeming ineffectiveness – and for its mud.

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