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Market Hall to host Lifestyle Festival, May 20th

Shrewsbury Market Hall is hosting a Lifestyle Festival on Saturday May 20 to showcase its array of arts, crafts, food and drink and boutique businesses.

The festival is taking place as part of the venue’s participation in the national Love Your Local Market campaign, being held from May 17 to 31, to celebrate British markets.

Laura Sandys says we need to make conservation a national issue

Civic Voice Vice-President to call on communities to join Civic Voice's Big Conservation Conversation

Laura Sandys, Vice-President of Civic Voice has today called on communities and civic societies across England to get involved in national issues ahead of a speech to Civic Voice member, the Highgate Society on Wednesday 10th May.

University Centre Shrewsbury talk takes timely look at French politics

In the light of the recent victory for Emmanuel Macron in the race for the French presidency, a talk at 1pm on Wednesday May 17 will explore key political debates that have put France in the global spotlight.

Large increase in number of people visiting Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury last year

There was a 9% increase in the number of people attending shows at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, latest figures show.

This follows a previous increase of 10% in 2014/15 and 6% in 2015/16.

In total, 185,264 people visited the theatre in the year 2016/17, with 60,019 (32%) of those visiting from outside Shropshire.

Independents’ Forum makes entrance at Acoustic Boutique launch

Independent businesses turned out to support the launch of a new Independent Retailers’ Forum at Shrewsbury’s new Acoustic Boutique showroom on High Street this week.

Win £70 meal voucher for Côte Brasserie

To celebrate the opening of Côte Brasserie in the Square, we're giving away a £70 meal voucher.

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to Tracey Thomas, who entered on Facebook.

 

easyBus launches new local bus service

From 1st May 2017, easyBus will be operating a local bus service to serve routes connecting Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Wrexham, and Chester.

The new service will operate 7 days a week and will include evening and night-time departures - meaning that it will now be possible to travel into Shrewsbury from Oswestry, Wrexham, and Chester, on a Sunday, for evenings out, and be able to return by bus.

Competition - Win four tickets to Shrewsbury Winter Festival

Win four tickets to the Shrewsbury Winter Festival on either Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th December 2017.

Entry can be made by either:

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