We are rolling out our new website design. Please let us know what you think!

Home » News » 2017


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

New student accommodation in Shrewsbury set to be ready by September 2018

Students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) are set to move into new town centre accommodation in September 2018 after proposals were agreed by Shropshire councillors.

Work began last month to clear The Tannery site in readiness for the construction of new student halls. At a meeting of the full Shropshire Council last week, councillors supported plans for two accommodation blocks on the site, with...

Market Hall to host late-night Summer Celebration on 1st July

Shrewsbury Market Hall is throwing open its doors for a Summer Celebration evening on Saturday 1st July when its restaurants, bars and other attractions will open until 10pm.

The event follows the huge success of its Lifestyle Festival and a deluge of requests by members of the public for more events like it.

The market’s cafes and restaurants, ranging from tapas and Thai to Chinese and seafood,...

Darwin Quiz

Answers to the Darwin Quiz from the Little Book of DarwIN Shrewsbury

Saxonby Group launches new groundworking company

A new construction industry ground working company has been launched in Shropshire.

Although a separate business in its own right, Saxonby (Groundworks) Ltd is part of the Shrewsbury-based Saxonby Group. It will offer customers the full range of services required prior to the start of any construction or civil engineering project, such as excavating and laying foundations, drainage ditches, sewers,...

Reviive installs its free-to-play piano in The Market Hall Shrewsbury

Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive has installed its free-to-play piano on the second floor in The Market Hall Shrewsbury.

Based on an idea originated by the worldwide Street Pianos organisation, the aim is to encourage budding musicians to showcase their talents while at the same time entertain the public. The upcycled piano, donated to Reviive in 2015, was previously located in...

Shrewsbury Shopwatch is set on looking out for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Shopwatch has appointed a new chair and introduced a digital information sharing service to promote a well-connected and safe trading in the town centre.

Kevin Lockwood, Centre Manager of Shrewsbury Shopping Centres, will lead the business crime partnership which is run by members and administered by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID).

Shopwatch represents businesses and...

Galliers beat charity challenge target

Building firm staff who took part in a charity challenge recently have smashed their fund raising target.

The team from Shrewsbury-based Galliers Homes tackled a unique event which saw their physical and mental skills tested.

By competing in the Hope Challenge earlier this month against other construction firms from throughout the UK they hoped to raise £3,000 in sponsorship but have in fact...

New Shrewsbury Gin Trail to launch at Food Festival Fringe

A brand new Shrewsbury Gin Trail will prove just the tonic for artisan gin lovers when it debuts for the first time on Saturday June 24 th as part of fringe events to the town’s annual Food Festival .

‘The Gincredible Shrewsbury Tour’, being brought to the town by Darren Tomkins, of the new Gindifferent Bar, will take people on a guided tour of venues specialising in craft gins across the town.