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Vote with your feet and visit University Centre Shrewsbury!

Thursday 8 June is a very important date for your diary – it’s not just the UK general election, it’s a chance for prospective students to come and visit the facilities and meet the staff at Shropshire’s newest provider of Higher Education, University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Summer of literature at UCS

As part of the continuing schedule of free public talks from University Centre Shrewsbury, Dr Lucy Andrew will talk on the topic of stereotypes in children’s fiction at University Centre Shrewsbury’s Rowley’s House on Wednesday 7 June.

Manly makeover on offer

One Shropshire dad could benefit from a ‘manly makeover’ thanks to an initiative being run by a county salon.

Toni & Guy in Shrewsbury, one of the town’s largest hairdressers, is running a competition to mark Father’s Day on June 18.

All entrants are asked to do is nominate their dad and tell the Toni & Guy team why they think he is the best.

Artists prepare for Open Studios events

An award-winning Shrewsbury artist and illustrator will be one of around 30 creative people showcasing their work at the county town’s summer ‘Open Studios’ events.

Linda Edwards, whose work includes her range of ’Sunny Side Art’ prints, gifts and cards, featuring illustrations of Shrewsbury's streets and Shropshire landmarks, will be taking part in the two weekends on June 3-4 and June 10-11.

Leading Shropshire educational bodies set to sign Memorandum of Understanding

The leaders of two of the county’s most influential educational institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week.

Reviive introduces new Loma Living household furniture range to its Shrewsbury store

A Shropshire based recycling and resale organisation has signed an agreement with one of the world’s leading high quality furniture wholesalers to sell its products.

The indefinite arrangement will offer Reviive customers SourceByNet’s Loma Living range at each of its stores in Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Telford, as well as online at www.reviive.co.uk.

People encouraged to visit Shrewsbury for the Cycle Grand Prix this Sunday

This Sunday sees the fourth Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix take place in Shrewsbury town centre. The event brings amateur and professional racers to the town with several categories of races and it’s expected that many thousands of spectators will line the streets while the event tales place.

This professional and amateur cycle race event will be on a closed road circuit around the town centre.

Galliers team to tackle charity challenge

A team from a Shropshire house building company is preparing to tackle a unique charity challenge which will see their physical and mental skills tested.

Galliers Homes, based in Shrewsbury, is taking part in the Hope Challenge from June 9 – 11 when staff will compete against other construction firms from throughout the UK.