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Inspector Banks author to visit Shrewsbury as part of 30th anniversary tour

Best-selling author Peter Robinson, creator of the famous Inspector Banks crime series that inspired the popular TV drama DCI Banks, will be in Shrewsbury on Thursday August 10 as part of a 30 th anniversary tour.

The event, to be held at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust centre, in Abbey Foregate, is one of only 30 UK appearances that Mr Robinson is making to mark 30 years since the publication of the first...

Shrewsbury BID urges public to choose a charity

An online vote has been launched by Shrewsbury BID to decide which local charity will benefit from the sale of their new summer postcards.

The BID, which represents over 500 businesses in the town, has designed a series of unique “Hello from Shrewsbury” postcards, which feature some of the town centres’ people and places. Local businesses will have the option to sell the postcards throughout the summer so...

Business re-opens after £50,000 re-fit

A Shrewsbury business has re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme was completed.

Write Here in the town’s High Street, has been transformed into one of the best independent pen shops in the country.

John Hall, owner of the business, which employs six people, says that the refurbishment of his premises meant that is was now a leading UK retailer in this sector.

His shop has been...

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

The indoor market will stay open late on the first Saturday of every month, starting on August 5, with bars and restaurants open until 10pm. A selection of retail stalls also plan to open until 7pm.

“Following the great success...

Saxonby commends cricket club as youth membership reaches all-time high

A Shrewsbury based cricket club has recorded its highest ever youth membership in 2017, the most since the club was established in 2003.

Based at the Frankwell ground, Saxonby sponsored Beacon Cricket Club (BCC) has 80 young people aged 15-years-old or under on its books. U15, U13 and U11 teams play in the Shropshire Junior League and an U13 team in the North Shropshire Cricket Forum on Sunday mornings....

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature to launch story-telling project

People, who have journeyed from overseas and ended up making Shropshire their home, are being urged to tell their stories to form part of a new performance work that will debut at this year’s Shrewsbury Festival of Literature.

Festival organisers are inviting as many people as possible to join them at a special open evening on Thursday July 27 to tell their personal stories and learn more about the...

Vote for your favourite charity

We need your help choosing a local charity!

We are producing five new Shrewsbury postcards, which we will be inviting local businesses to sell in aid of a local charity.

Voting closed on Sunday 30th July and we have contacted the winning charity directly. Once we have had an opportunity to confirm that they are happy to work with us, we will announce the winner.

BID concerned with car parking proposals

Shrewsbury BID , which represents over 500 businesses in the town, is deeply concerned by some of the proposals put forward in Shropshire Council’s draft car parking strategy, announced last week.

Shrewsbury BID has been engaged with Shropshire Council on parking issues since the BID was formed in 2014, and were responsible for the introduction of the popular £1 parking on a Sunday as part of their...