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Come and find out about the new UCS Master’s Degree in Rural Health

The effective delivery of healthcare in highly rural counties such as Shropshire brings complex logistical challenges. A new course being offered at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) aims to empower healthcare professionals to overcome obstacles associated with working in the countryside by sharing knowledge and experience to develop a framework for best practice.

An advanced course in rural health and...

Shrewsbury car park to close as work starts to develop new student accommodation

The Tannery car park on St Austin’s Street in Shrewsbury is set to close on Sunday 23 April 2017 as Shropshire Council starts work on a project to deliver the next phase of student accommodation for the town centre.

Plans were approved last year for accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) students at the Tannery site, which comprises the former study centre on St Austin’s Street and the...

Sallie-Anne takes on county role

A Shrewsbury solicitor has been appointed to an ancient county role.

Sallie-Anne O’Byrne, head of the family department at Wace Morgan Solicitors, has just been appointed as Deputy Under Sheriff for Shropshire.

In this post she will work with the county’s Under Sheriff, Madeleine Butcher, who is a former Wace Morgan partner.

“Madeleine supports the High Sheriff, who is the Queen’s...

Talk will examine why society continues to stigmatise certain people

Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has made stigma the focal point of her academic research, and, in a talk on Wednesday, April 19 at 1pm, entitled From Leprosy to Ebola: The Impact of Stigma in Medicine, Health and Social Care, she will explore the ways in which stigma affects the outcome and delivery of health services.

Professor Mason-Whiteheads says: “For all of...

Eat, draw and be funny

This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival offers a veritable feast of cartooning as we tackle the theme of ‘Food and Drink’.

A day of live events in The Square on Saturday 22nd April compliments other activities including workshops, talks, exhibitions and a trail around the town. The focus of the live event will see 30 cartoonists from around the world set loose to caricature and cartoon to their and your...

New services will boost mobile use

New services which will boost mobile phone usage in Shropshire are set to be launched.

County mobile communications expert Matt Sandford, managing director of Pure Telecom, believes the services are an important step forward for the county.

Wifi Calling and 4G Calling will allow customers to make and receive calls over the wifi network even if they can't connect to the mobile network - and they'll...

Shrewsbury open studios 2017

After a two-year break Shrewsbury Open Studio (#SYOS) is back for the first two weekends in June, when over thirty artists around Shrewsbury will open their studios to the public. Interested visitors are welcome to have a look at their work, ask questions and even buy themselves an original piece or two.

As well as private studios, a number of public venues will host some of the exhibitions. You will find...

Eagle eyed visitors spot mystery egg in Shrewsbury

A group of eagle eyed Darwin fans have spotted what appears to be a Dodo egg on a visit to Shrewsbury, Shropshire this week.

The oversized egg was spotted near to the Darwin statue in the grounds of the library on Castle Street, Shrewsbury.

Charles Darwin, who was born and raised in Shrewsbury, reported on the fearless and now extinct Dodo bird on a trip to the Galapagos in the 19th Century,...