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Theatre Severn goes through the rabbit hole

2015 sees the anniversary of a very special little girl. She's one hundred and fifty years old but hasn't aged a day. Who is she? Alice Liddell, but she is better known to most of us as 'Alice in Wonderland'. Hundreds of events are happening around the country to celebrate Alice's birthday including a staging of 'Crocodiles & Cream' (the life story of Lewis Caroll) at Theatre Severn this June.

First published in 1865 Alice in Wonderland has found...

£1 Sunday car parking starts in Shrewsbury this weekend

The new flat rate of £1 for Sunday parking in Shrewsbury town centre's public and private car parks starts this weekend (7th June) with high hopes it will boost visitor numbers and the local economy. Shrewsbury BID believes the simpler, cheaper tariff will prove a winner and encourage more people to come to town. It also coincides with the start of the summer season when Shrewsbury's diverse shopping, leisure and hospitality businesses prepare to welcome an influx of tourists and...

Shrewsbury market trader raises funds for Nepal

A trader at Shrewsbury Market Hall is raising funds for victims of the Nepal quakes by holding workshops in the art of felt-making. Teresa Tant, who runs Colour4Felts in the Market Hall , is offering mini felt ball sessions for members of the public in exchange for donations to her appeal. She is raising funds for her felt suppliers and producers, including Felt Ball Rugs Nepal, with whom she works directly to stock her business.

Fundraising felting sessions are...

Shrewsbury BID launches cost saving scheme for businesses

Shrewsbury BID is launching a new initiative to help businesses in the town save money on their bills and reduce their operating costs. Specialist consultants Meercat Associates have been appointed to negotiate better deals for Shrewsbury BID members on their utilities, telecoms, waste and recycling services in a free initiative for businesses.

The savings and support scheme has started and is also aimed at improving service levels from suppliers to the businesses.

Kirsten Henly, Shrewsbury BID manager ,...

Another mark is made in University Centre Shrewsbury history

Students are celebrating their place in the history of University Centre Shrewsbury after completing the first course. The classes have finished and all the assignments have been handed in for the Certificate in Management Studies (CMS) course.

A small intake of pioneering postgraduates was welcomed to University Centre Shrewsbury in October 2014, to study CMS and Certificate in Public Health (CPH) courses. The CPH course is due to be completed in the summer.

The CMS is designed to...

Make a splash and have your say on swimming in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council has launched a four-month consultation to seek people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. The population of Shrewsbury is changing - it's generally getting older and less active. The county will have significant growth over the next few decades, with a large amount of new housing being built.

From September 2015 the town will have a university , and although student numbers will initially be small, there will be a growing population of students with...

Shrewsbury BID announces five new board members

Five new board directors have been announced by the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) to help deliver projects and services set out in its five year business plan and reflect the priorities of the sectors they represent. The new directors appointed to the board are Mike Dalton, Stop. Café Bar ; Trish Donavan, Vinterior; Donna Preston, M&S ; Lucy Jones, Thomas Cook and Salla Virman, The Hive .

They directors were appointed at Shrewsbury BID 's annual meeting which...

Excitement as Cycle Grand Prix returns to Shrewsbury

This Sunday (31 May 2015) sees both amateur and professional racers come to Shrewsbury for the second Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix. Starting at 1pm, the circuit will be open for families to try out before the racing starts at 3pm. The last race is at 6pm.

The circuit, which will be enclosed with barriers, will be closed to traffic and there will be designated crossing points for pedestrians. The route the circuit will follow is: High St, Shoplatch, St...