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University of Chester pays tribute to Professor Dai Morgan Evans

The University of Chester is mourning the passing of Professor Dai Morgan Evans, who died on St David’s Day, his 73rd birthday, and made his mark interpreting the landscapes of England and Wales.

Hobsons Brewery steps up as Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival sponsor

Organisers of the inaugural Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICF) have secured Hobsons Brewery as a major sponsor.

Toni & Guy awarded 'Superbrand' status

A Shropshire business is celebrating being awarded ‘Superbrand’ status.

Toni & Guy, one of the world’s leading hairdressing groups, with a base in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, can now use the Consumer Superbrand logo for 2017.

This marks the company's 10th year of receiving this prestigious accolade on top of already being awarded ‘Coolbrand’ status for the fifth time for 2016/2017.

Lizzie riding high with new post at Wace Morgan

A solicitor who is also an equestrian expert is riding high after joining one of Shropshire’s largest legal firms.

Lizzie Hughes, vice president of the Shropshire Law Society, has been recruited by Wace Morgan Solicitors.

She will strengthen the family team at the firm’s Shrewsbury head office and Newtown office.

Let’s talk about… death

A talk on Friday 17 March by a respected death educator will examine the benefits of teaching young people about this most challenging of topics. Dr Judith Wester of CEDAR (Community Education in Death Awareness) will look at what death education is, before examining the problems commonly associated with early childhood loss.

Video gives glimpse of Shrewsbury student life

A new video capturing the essence of Shrewsbury student life is set to go live today.

Finance specialist’s Shropshire launch

A Shropshire man who ran a major business for many years has called upon his decades of experience to launch a new financial service from the county.

Independent specialist consultant, Mark Pilsbury, aged 55, has launched Stag Capital Finance after 25 years at the head the Syan Group, an IT firm with a £40 million turnover.

Shropshire artist wins top award

A well-known Shropshire artist has been awarded one of the prizes in a prestigious national competition.

Linda Edwards, of Shrewsbury, has received the accolade in the Royal Watercolour Society’s contemporary watercolour competition.